HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS GOLDSTONE REPORT

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution (H. Res. 867) calling the Goldstone Report “irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” The bill, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Howard Berman (D-CA), the ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, passed by […]

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Maine Voters Reject Gay Marriage

“The institution of marriage has been preserved in Maine and across the nation,” said Frank Schubert, the chief organizer for Stand for Marriage Maine, which lobbied for the repeal. For the gay rights movement, which has gained a foothold in New England, it was a stinging defeat. Gay marriage has now lost in every state […]

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CNN Waters Down the Israeli Response

CNN fails to provide any Israeli reaction to a flawed Amnesty report. Utilizing the “halo effect,” whereby because of their humanitarian focus, non-governmental organizations are insulated from scrutiny and are regarded as above reproach by the media, Amnesty International has published a report accusing Israel of denying Palestinians access to water supplies. Media outlets, including AP, AFP, Reuters, BBC, The Independent, Sky […]

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Bahrain Moves To Outlaw Contact With Israel

Lawmakers in Bahrain passed a bill that would outlaw any contact with Israel, including travel and business relationships. The lower house of the parliament on Tuesday approved the bill, which includes jail terms of three to seven years and a $27,000 fine for “any contact or relations with Israel” or “the establishment of diplomatic or […]

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Karzai’s Brother and Washington’s Kept Politicians

by Daniel Pipes Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai (pictured) is reportedly on the American payroll. Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of the Afghan president, “a go-between between the Americans and the Taliban,” and “a suspected player in the country’s booming illegal opium trade,” the New York Times informs us, “gets regular payments […]

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