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January 13, 2009

Obama’s ‘New Approach’ to Iran

Aggregated from: Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

ABC This Week featured one of Barack Obama’s first major news interviews in weeks.  He covered some new ground on Iran and gave some disappointing answers on issues like Gaza.  For some reason, Obama feels empowered to strike out on his own in announcing a decisive break from Bush policy...

Why is N.Y. Times Reporting Now Bush Stopped Israeli Attack on Iran?

Aggregated from: Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

David Sanger published a major piece on how the U.S. related to Israel in its dealings with Iran’s nuclear program.  Though the reporter heralds it as a major piece of investigative journalism that spanned 15 months of reporting, much of the information has already been reported elsewhere (...

Iran Get Bomb Parts from U.S.

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

MSNBC reports that Iran has become quite adept at using fake and existing foreign companies to buy technology it is not allowed to possess. Iran has illegally bought technology it uses for roadside bombs, which it then gives (or sells) to terrorists in Iraq, according to both independent experts and...

January 8, 2009

You’ve Just Been Appointed U.S. Middle East Envoy…Now What?

Aggregated from: Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead » USA

With the bloody fighting in Gaza, emotions are running high in the region, and around the world. The ghastly images we see on the news evoke a wide range of emotions: sympathy, empathy, regret, guilt, remorse, and yes, anger. All this is understandable. And yet we sense that strong passions and unbr...

December 14, 2008

No Rain Fallout

Aggregated from: My Right Word

Haaretz, Israel's most unbelievable newspaper, reports thatU.S. President-elect Barack Obama's administration will offer Israel a "nuclear umbrella" against the threat of a nuclear attack by Iran, a well-placed American source said earlier this week. The source, who is close to the new administratio...

December 9, 2008

Rick Warren to Speak to Muslim Convention After Calling for Ahmadinejad Assassination

Aggregated from: Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place

Seems to me that Rick Warren, one of the most popular Christian evangelical pastors in the nation, has some splainin’ to do to the Muslim bruthas when he speaks at the Muslim Public Affairs Council national convention in two weeks.  You see, Brother Rick engaged in a surreal interview with ...

Peres is To Syria As Obama is To Iran (and both simplistic)

Aggregated from: My Right Word

President Shimon Peres said he will agree to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad or any other Syrian who wants peace at any time and without preconditions, Israel Radio reported on Sunday evening.The president reportedly said that both sides must make concession for the sake of peace.While Obama is a...

December 3, 2008

What To Do About Iran

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Senator John Kyl wrote a column for Real Clear World about what he believes the U.S. could do about the threat posed by the Mullahs in Tehran. As the good senator points out, Iran has built tremendous nuclear facilities in recent years, which would enable it to produce a nuclear bomb as soon as earl...

November 26, 2008

Will Obama save the Middle East?

Aggregated from: Pickled Politics » United States

The New Yorker thinks all these big names might work: The team of Barack (Grandpa Was a Muslim) Obama, Hillary (I’m a Clinton) Clinton, and Rahm (Israel) Emanuel (that’s his real middle name! and he was a volunteer with the I.D.F. during the 1991 Gulf War!), with Joe Biden and Bill Cli...

November 22, 2008

Hillary Clinton: a good Secretary of State?, Thomas Ash

Aggregated from: open Democracy News Analysis - USA

A picture of Barack Obama's cabinet is starting to emerge, and it is not pleasing his more left-wing supporters. Some of them were already unhappy about the appointment of Clintonites like Rahm Emmanuel. Now, the New York Times is reporting that Hillary Clinton will almost certainly become...