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Daily Archives: September 29, 2014

Peace talks are officially off the table

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4575334,00.html The wall behind the speakers' podium at the United Nations General Assembly hall is greenish – an unusual color in halls of this kind. It's quite possible that it is green with shame. The...

The Only Refugees in the World Denied the Right of Resettlement

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/09/17/the-only-refugees-in-the-world-denied-the-right-of-resettlement/ The news that hundreds of Palestinians from Gaza drowned last week when the boats in which they were trying to reach Europe sank once again highlights the hypocrisy of the world’s attitude toward the...

Mavi Marmara Veteran Killed in Syrian Strike

http://www.investigativeproject.org/4591/mavi-marmara-veteran-killed-in-syrian-strike# A Turkish man who was part of a flotilla that violently tried to break Israel's blockade on Gaza in 2010 has been killed in bombing raids targeting ISIS terrorists in Syria, media reports say. Yakup...

Modi discusses defence cooperation, W. Asian crisis with Israel PM

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/article6456834.ece In a rare meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed a wide range of issues, including defence cooperation and the...

Criticisms of the U.S.-led Air Campaign against ISIS

The brief version: Keep an eye on the ball: the Iranian nuclear build-up is 1,000 times a greater threat than ISIS. Tehran should be left to deal with this problem, which threatens its allies in Damascus...

ISIL Still Gains Amid U.S. Strikes

The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant continues to score gains in the war in Iraq, a report said. The Center for Security and International Studies has warned that NATO air strikes on Iraq and Syria...

Israel Targets Hamas, Jihad Specialists

Israel has launched an assassination campaign against rocket specialists of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israeli sources have asserted that the Israeli intelligence community has identified more than 100 rocket specialists of Hamas and the Iranian-sponsored Jihad. They said...

The Damascus Cover book becomes film

In October, 2014, thirty-seven years after its initial publication The Damascus Cover, by Howard Kaplan, begins film production in Morocco starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Abigail Spencer, Jurgen Prochnow, and Navid Negahban who played Abu...