Too Much of a Bad Thing: Nemtsov’s Arrest

The authoritarian Russian government may have done too much of a bad thing when it arrested Liberal opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and sentenced him to 15 days in jail for “disobeying police orders.” The Nemtsov arrest, coming shortly after the trumped up charges and kangaroo court proceedings against former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, now rubbed against […]

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Another Day, Another Mortar Attack from Gaza

Terrorists from the Hamas-controlled Gaza region struck the western Negev with another mortar attack Wednesday morning. Two shells exploded in an open area of the Eshkol Regional Council district. No damage was reported, and no one was injured. The attack came hours after IAF warplanes bombed a Hamas training base in Gaza as a continuation of […]

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Palestinians Caught in Another Libel?

On January 2, 2011, a number of mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Reuters, AFP and The Independent, reported on the death of a Palestinian woman, Jawaher Abu Rahma, 36, allegedly killed by inhaling tear gas during a protest against Israel’s security barrier near the West Bank village of Bil’in. Questions […]

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Pakistan Needs Courage from All Its Leaders

In a twisted response to the devastating assassination of Pakistani Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, several hundred Pakistani clerics and so-called “scholars” signed a statement condoning the slaying and warning Pakistanis against grieving the death of the Governor. Adding insult to injury, several of the country’s clerics refused to lead funeral prayers for Taseer, who was […]

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