Model Middle East Indoctrination

by Stephen Schwartz American Thinker January 31, 2010 Most Americans, even many of those concerned with the problems of academic Middle East Studies, have probably never heard of the Model Arab League (MAL), an American exercise similar to the better-known Model United Nations. The stated aim of such efforts is to expand awareness of world […]

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Obama, GOP Slug It Out in Heated Political Debate

From Newsmax.com: In a remarkably sharp face-to-face confrontation, President Barack Obama chastised Republican lawmakers Friday for opposing him on taxes, healthcare and the economic stimulus, while they accused him in turn of brushing off their ideas and driving up the national debt. The president and GOP House members took turns questioning and sometimes lecturing each […]

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Israel’s First Response to Goldstone

Israel released a document (pdf format) it sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in response to the Goldstone report. The 46-page paper primarily defends the integrity of Israel’s due process and civilian oversight of the IDF’s investigations into 150 separate incidents and reports. The paper also dismisses four of the Goldstone report’s 36 specific […]

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Senate Passes Iran Sanctions Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive Iran sanctions bill. The bill passed by voice vote Thursday evening hews closely to a companion bill passed last month in the U.S. House of Representatives; White House requests to roll back some of the harsher provisions were unheeded. The bills target Iran’s energy sector, singling out for sanctions […]

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Senators Tell Obama: Pressure Iran Now

The senators urged Obama to enforce existing Iran sanctions laws.  Recalling Iran’s persistent refusal to end its illicit nuclear program – and President Obama’s repeated pledges to do something about it – nine senators on Wednesday urged the president to “put into action [his] pledge of increased, meaningful pressure against the Iranian regime – what Secretary […]

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CIA Chief In Mid-East to Discuss Yemen

The director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, paid secret visits to Cairo and Jerusalem Thursday, Jan. 28, to prepare the ground for expanding US military intervention in Yemen against al Qaeda strongholds, thereby opening a fresh front in the war on Islamist terror organization. In Cairo, he met Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, defense minister Field […]

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Obama: Netanyahu Stymied By Coalition Gov’t

  President Obama said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being held back by his coalition in trying to make peace moves. Obama, speaking at a town hall meeting Thursday in Tampa, Fla., was asked why his administration continues to support Israel and Egypt despite their “human rights violations against the occupied Palestinian people.” […]

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McCotter: Obama’s Stimulus has Failed

By: Jim Meyers U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter tells Newsmax that President Obama was “contradictory” when discussing the economy during his State of the Union speech — and stated flatly that Obama’s stimulus plan has failed. The Michigan Republican, Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, also chastised Obama for expressing criticism of the Supreme Court […]

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Administration Considers Changing Terror Trial

From Newsmax.com: Officials say the Obama administration is considering moving the trial of the accused 9/11 mastermind out of lower Manhattan. Two administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Friday the Justice Department is drawing up plans for possible alternate locations to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices. The two officials are […]

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Khamenei Reaffirms Zionist Destruction

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised Wednesday at a meeting with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz that Israel would be annihilated soon. Abdel Aziz was winding up a two-day visit to Iran aimed at strengthening bilateral ties. According to the Iranian state-run Fars News Agency (FNA), Khamenei said “the region would soon witness […]

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