NATO Kills Qaddafi’s Son, Three Grandsons

NATO forces, in what may have been an attempt to kill Muammar Qaddafi, killed his youngest son and three grandsons in an attack on his residential villa in Tripoli. The Libyan dictator reportedly was inside the building when NATO planes bombed it, killing Saif al-Arab Qaddafi. NATO stated they were not targeted. The building sustained extensive […]

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Muslims against Muslims: Bahrain Calls for Boycott on Iran; Obama Criticizes Bahrain

The Middle East uprisings are turning Muslim Shi’ites and the Sunni elite against each other. The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce has called for a boycott of Iran, and the kingdom orderd a senior Iranian diplomat to leave the country. Iran threatened retaliatory diplomatic action. Iran’s Shi’ite leaders have condemned the Sunni rulers in Bahrain for […]

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How Israel Should Deal with the Palestinian Authority’s Intention to Declare a State

How should Israel deal with the Palestinian Authority’s intention to declare, with United Nations General Assembly support, a state in all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza this coming September? Three well-known figures – Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, ex-Ambassador to Egypt Tzvi Maz’el, and Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan – answered this question for the […]

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FAA Orders Air Traffic Control Management Shake-Up

Washington (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three high-level managers in the nation’s air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controllers sleeping on the job and making potentially dangerous mistakes. In a shake-up of the system, new managers were appointed to key positions that oversee the operation of airport towers and […]

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Egypt Draws Closer to Hamas, Iran

Egypt has drifted farther from Israel following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, with protesters calling to end the peace treaty with Israel, a position supported by more than half of the Egyptian population. Now political candidates are catering to the public mood by drawing closer to Iran and Hamas. Egypt’s new Foreign Ministry heads […]

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Newsweek Starstruck by Abbas

Newsweek Starstruck by Abbas With the collapse of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the media’s focus has shifted to the Palestinian effort to win UN backing for an independent state. Newsweek reporter Dan Ephron spent a week with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as Abbas traveled across Europe to win support for his UN-based […]

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Five Memorable Inaugural Moments

Today marks the anniversary of the first ever Presidential Inaugural Address under the Constitution. Let’s look at five that stand out. April 30, 1789, George Washington’s First Inaugural:  Neither the Constitution nor Congress required Washington to deliver an inaugural. But Washington set the bar high for his successors. The only president to be unanimously elected, […]

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Egypt to Permanently Open Rafah Crossing Into Gaza; Allow Weapons, Terrorists to Move Freely to and from Gaza

The Rafah crossing will be permanently opened in 7-10 days Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elarby told Al Jazeera on Thursday. The move comes as relations between post-Mubarak Egypt and Israel appear to be taking a dangerous turn. The Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel was blown up early Wednesday by terrorists leaving Israel, who gets 40% […]

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