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Posts Tagged: Alawites

June 13, 2012 12:39 pm

Stay Out of the Syrian Morass

As the Syrian government makes increasingly desperate and vicious efforts to keep power, pleas for military intervention, more or less on the Libyan...

March 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Wikileaks Global Intelligence Files, Israel Day 29: Mossad-Saudi Cooperation

Since February 27, 2012, WikiLeaks has continued releasing what it says will eventually be 5 million e-mails sent between July 2004 and late December 2011...

March 6, 2012 1:56 pm

The Middle East’s Real Apartheid

In light of Israel Apartheid Week, which hit cities and campuses throughout the world recently, supporters of the Jewish state find it difficult to agree...

February 7, 2012 12:57 pm

The Syria Mess and Secretary Clinton’s Flawed Responses

Speaking at the UN Security Council last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, "It is time for the international community to put aside our...

January 13, 2012 10:54 am

Assad’s Alawi Allies

The Saudi-owned Arabic daily Asharq Alawsat published an analysis by a Jordanian commentator last week that asked an important question: How has Bashar Assad continued...

September 4, 2011 2:12 am

The Coming Opportunity

Should the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN fail to produce any tangible results, then the current events in Syria might have the unexpected...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Study: Latest Palestinian Textbooks Show Increased Indoctrination to Jihad and Martyrdom - In July 2017, the Palestinian Authority (PA) schoolbooks for the...

Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...


France Urges Tough EU Approach on Iran to Save Nuclear Accord

France urged the European Union on Monday to consider new sanctions on Iran over its involvement in Syria's civil war and its ballistic missile program, as Paris tries to persuade Washington to...


Israel Accuses French Consulate Employee of Smuggling Guns to Palestinians

Israel said on Monday it had arrested a French citizen, an employee of France's consulate in Jerusalem, on suspicion of using a diplomatic car to smuggle guns from the Hamas-controlled...

Middle East

Iraq Sends Money to Pay Kurdish Salaries for First Time Since 2014

Iraq sent money to pay salaries of state employees in the Kurdish region on Monday for the first time since 2014, the Baghdad government said, although a dispute over how...