US May Be Ramping Up For Showdown With Iran

From VirtualJerusalem.com: The Obama administration took the unusual step Saturday night, Jan. 30, of leaking word to major US media that the United States, Saudi Arabia and Gulf allies – the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain – have accelerated the deployment of new defenses against possible Iranian missile attacks. They are preparing for Iran, […]

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Why I Stand with Geert Wilders

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online January 19, 2010 Who is the most important European alive today? I nominate the Dutch politician Geert Wilders. I do so because he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent. He has the potential to emerge as a world-historical figure. That Islamic challenge consists […]

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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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