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Daily Archives: September 18, 2014

How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/184713/martin-indyk-qatar The New York Times recently published a long investigative report by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams, and Nicholas Confessore on how foreign countries buy political influence through Washington think tanks. Judging from Twitter and other...

Islam and the “Killing of Innocents”

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4702/islam-killing-innocents "No religion condones the killing of innocents." — U.S. President Barack Obama, September 10, 2014. "Islam is a religion of peace." — U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, September 13, 2014. "There is a place for violence...

No surprises in poll commissioned by group funded by The New Israel Fund, The...

http://imra.org.il/story.php3?id=64900 Damascus with Assad, none of this is particularly relevant to the here and now - and probably the next decades for that matter. So why commission a poll that is so profoundly irrelevant? Here's a clue: For an...

September 17, 2014: Surreal

Much of what goes on in the world these days has a surreal quality.  But here’s a case that is sort of emblematic of a host of situations: “Syrian rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have seized...

The Gaza Water Crisis

http://jcpa.org/article/gaza-water-crisis/ Hamas and the Palestinian Authority in general failed to manage Gaza’s civil affairs. Even prior to the July 2014 Operation Protective Edge, an alarming collapse of Gaza’s physical infrastructures was evident: electricity, sewage, and...

What Egypt’s President Sisi Really Thinks

http://www.danielpipes.org/14931/abdel-fattah-al-sisi Former air marshal Husni Mubarak, now 86, had ruled Egypt for 30 years when his military colleagues forced him from office in 2011. Three years and many upheavals later, those same colleagues replaced his...