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Daily Archives: January 27, 2009

Lawyer Letter Threatens BBC, Sky News

A Tel-Aviv-based human rights organization, Shurat HaDin - Israel Law Center, forwarded a warning letter yesterday to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), warning the British network not to succumb to the pressure to broadcast...

US Military Concerned Over Rapid Iraq Withdrawal

The Middle East Newsline has learned U.S. military commanders have been concerned that a rapid troop withdrawal could renew ethnic violence as well as the al-Qaida network in Iraq. Several of the commanders, who refused...

The Holocaust Did not Begin in the Gas Chambers – it Began with Words

On this United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day, words may ease the pain, but they may also dwarf the tragedy. For the Holocaust is uniquely evil in its genocidal singularity, where biology was inescapably...

Mitchell, A Mideast Envoy With A Tendentious Legacy

Following President Obama's appointment of former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell of Maine as his Middle East envoy, it may be instructive to remember the tendentiousness of George Mitchell's 2001 report titled: "The Mitchell Report on...

When is a Cease-fire is not a Cease-fire?

As journalists cover complex Middle East negotiations, wire services often interpret the lulls in hostilities as an armistice or a cease-fire, reminiscent in the western mind to the end of hostilities in World War...