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Mideast Media Sampler - 08/25/2013 - When is a red line not a red line? When there's no precedent.

1) Debating the coup at the New York Times Much of the editorial opinion and some of the reporting in the mainstream media has opposed the Egyptian military’s forcible removal of Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt. Actually, surprisingly, there’s a debate about it on...

1) When all else fails focus on Israel I’m not sure that the editors of the New York Times realized how absurd the title of this recent article on the Middle East sounded, Chaos in Middle East Grows as the U.S. Focuses on Israel. Surely...

1) Talkin’ Turkey Claire Berlinski provides the recent background for the foment going on in Turkey: Of late, almost every sector of the electorate has felt unease about one part or another of Erdoğan’s agenda. Restrictive new alcohol legislation, rammed through parliament, as usual, with...

The other day, when I was researching my post about Thomas Friedman and Obamacare, I contacted an old blogging buddy of mine – I was on the Watcher’s Council with him a few years ago – Scott Kirwin (aka The Razor). Scott views Obamacare through...

A Better Place, the Israeli electric car company, filed for bankruptcy after burning through over $800 million. Painful Bankruptcy For Better Place: Dec 31 Cash $34M, Assets $149M. Liabilities $915M. Fin's http://t.co/4jtyp06jX7… pic.twitter.com/JxMXnAkfOX — PrivCo (@PrivCo) May 27, 2013 Unlike other electrical vehicle makers, A...

1) Bursting the balloon When I saw the following headline at the Baltimore Jewish Times I was worried, ” J Street Carved Out A Place In The U.S.-Israel Advocacy.” The article, written by managing editor, Maayan Jaffe starts by faithfully recounting all of J-Streets claims....