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Did Obama’s “Daylight” with Israel Bring Peace?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 11/21/2016 at 2:30pm
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Early on in his first term, President Barack Obama suggested that in order to achieve peace between Israeli and the Palestinians, there needed to be more “daylight” between the United States and Israel.

Obama, according to a report on a meeting between the president and American Jewish leaders, said, referring to the...

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Jordanian writer assassinated for sharing cartoon ‘offensive’ to Islam

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/25/2016 at 7:30pm
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A prominent Jordanian writer named Nahed Hattar was facing charges in Amman for sharing a cartoon on Facebook which was deemed offensive to Islam. He was killed outside the courthouse this weekend.

Al Jazeera reports:

Jordan: Nahed Hattar shot dead ahead of cartoon trial

A gunman has shot dead prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar...

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VIDEO: Ayaan Hirsi Ali Asks Why Feminists Don’t Defend Muslim Women

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 7:00am 6/28/2016 at 7:00am
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Western feminists are happy to talk about the ever growing threat of the patriarchy and trivial issues like mansplaining, but are often curiously silent about the plight of women in Muslim countries.

Author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali has noticed this silence and has a few questions for feminists.

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Qatar Convicts Dutch Woman of Adultery After She Reports Her Rape

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 6/14/2016 at 6:00pm
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Qatar has released a Dutch woman after holding her for three months because she had the nerve to be raped and report it. Blunt, but true. This is life for women who live under Sharia law.

The woman only known as Laura reported her rape to officials, but they in turn arrested...

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German Police Investigating Massive Sexual Assault Complaints

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:00pm 5/31/2016 at 8:00pm
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German police have arrested three Pakistani men who sought asylum in connection to numerous sexual assault complaints at a music festival. They are still looking for numerous other suspects.

A spokesperson for the Schlossgrabenfest music festival said 26 women spoke with police about sexual assault. The police then said that 14 reports...

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Taliban Leader Killed by U.S. Drone in Pakistan

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/22/2016 at 4:30pm
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The Afghanistan government confirmed a U.S. drone killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor in Pakistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense said the government targeted the leader “while travelling in convoy ne...

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Guess which “million people lost everything when Israel declared independence”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/21/2016 at 6:00pm
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“Nakba Day” remembers Arab refugees created by the civil war and then invasion of the nascent Jewish state by Arab armies. It was held a week ago, the day after Israel Independence Day.

The “Nakba” has been rewritten by the propagandists as something inflicted upon the Arabs, as opposed to a result...

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Obama Legacy: Dawn of Chinese Empire?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:30am 5/19/2016 at 11:30am
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China will play a greater geostrategic role in the Middle East and Africa thanks to the construction of the new transnational corridor. The 2,500 km-long network of highways, railways, pipelines and ports will connect the Western Chinese city of Kashgar with Pakistan’s deep-sea port of Gwadar. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as the project...

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Homosexuality still illegal in Lebanon, but North Carolina boycotters not boycotting

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 5:15pm 5/16/2016 at 5:15pm
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At least 50 LGBT activists staged a protest outside the Hbeish police station in Beirut, Lebanon, to protest anti-homosexual law.

The activists from the Helem Association demanded the government repeal article 534 of the penal code and release four transgender women.

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Helem leader Genwa Samhat told AFP that the sit-in,...

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Iran Media Reports Missile Test, Govt Quickly Denies

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 9, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/9/2016 at 4:00pm
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Iran’s Tasnim agency reported the regime tested a ballistic missile, but the defense minister denied the claims.

“Two weeks ago, we test-fired a missile with a range of 2000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters,” declared Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi. “We can guide this ballistic missile.”

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm
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NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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Kuwait Airways Stops Inter-European Flights Instead of Accepting Israeli Passengers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/4/2016 at 2:00pm
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Kuwait Airways has decided to stop all of their inter-European flights instead of accepting Israeli passengers.

The Lawfare Project filed civil and criminal complaints against the airlines in Geneva, Switzerland, over their discrimination policies. They claimed the policy violated “the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals...

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VIDEO: Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:30am 5/3/2016 at 8:30am
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The newest offering from Prager University asks an interesting question. Why are there still Palestinian refugees and no Jewish refugees?

Dumisani Washington of Christians United for Israel hosts the video and points out a number of facts which are frequently ignored by critics of Israel.

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Congressional Deadline to Classify ISIS Atrocities as Genocide Looms

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00pm 3/16/2016 at 6:00pm
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This past Monday, in a rare example of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously (393 to 0) passed a non-binding resolution declaring the horrors committed by the Islamic State against Christians and other religious monitories to be genocide and crimes against humanity.

The State Department has until tomorrow (March 17) to...

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After 7 Years of Failure, Obama Plans One More Push for Mideast Peace

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 11:30am 3/9/2016 at 11:30am
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Ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that the White House is considering new efforts to revive the Middle East peace process.

The internal discussions are aimed at offering a blueprint for future Israeli-Palestinian talks in a bid to advance a critical...

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Palestinian Bassem al-Tamimi lead plaintiff in suit against dozens of Americans for supporting Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 2:15pm 3/8/2016 at 2:15pm
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A group of Palestinians led by professional provocateur and propagandist Bassem Al-Tamimi has filed suit against a slew of Americans, American businesses, American organizations, international businesses and Israeli entities.  The Complaint is embedded at the bottom of this post.

Altogether nineteen Plaintiffs have brought claims against fifty-three defendants.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys are Martin...

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Why Abbas Doesn’t Want Peace or Statehood

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:30pm 2/24/2016 at 1:30pm
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One the best commentaries I’ve seen on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was published last week in Haaretz.  The article by Israeli author, Gadi Taub asked, Does Abbas Really Want Israel to Withdraw From the West Bank?

Unsurprisingly the answer Taub suggests is “no.”

Taub’s column can be reduced to 5 main points as to...

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