How much worse can it get?

On the evidence so far we are already facing a new (Jewish) year which is plumbing the depths of insanity and unbelievable imbecility. Love embraces from the UAE and Bahrain notwithstanding, the prospects for far...

Israel launches dialogue with the Saudis

ISRAEL, SAUDIS BEGIN DIALOGUE ON REGION The government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has launched a dialogue with Saudi Arabia to ensure stability in the Middle East. Western diplomatic sources said Olmert, with the help...

Al-Ahram Weekly

Making Anti-Terrorism Global by Jailan Halawi Heading "Egypt's interior minister El-Adli seized the occasion of the Arab interior ministers' meeting in Amman to renew Egypt's call for an international conference on terrorism. The meeting, resolving to escalate...

Qatar’s Rise and America’s Tortured Middle East Policy

http://www.thetower.org/article/qatars-rise-and-americas-tortured-middle-east-policy/ One of the most notable aspects of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is the prominent role being played by the Emirate of Qatar in supporting the terrorist organization, whose genocidal...

Fill your sandbags

I’d like to believe that President Barack Obama's re-election means nothing significant for U.S.-Israel relations, since “all Democratic and Republican presidents over the past four decades have been solidly pro-Israel” - as Deputy Prime...

Middle East Myths Metastasize, Iran War Hysteria Rages Onward

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2012/02/middle-east-myths-metastasizes-iran-war.html Much written and said about the Middle East has always been fantasy. But nowadays the proportion of fantasy to reality is higher than ever. And number one on that list is the war hysteria...

Libya: some good reasons to do it

http://fiammanirenstein.com/articoli.asp?Categoria=5&Id=2561 We are at a great turning point, and we must not be afraid. Aircraft carriers position themselves in the Mediterranean, NATO organizes itself, and military bases are on the move. The road of no-fly...

U.S. Mulls Unfreezing Iranian Assets

http://www.menewsline.com/ The United States, breaking away from official nuclear talks, could unfreeze Iranian assets in exchange for Teheran's pledge to limit uranium enrichment, a report said. The Middle East Media and Research Institute asserted that President...

Is Hizbullah about to Withdraw from Syria?

http://jcpa.org/hizbullah-withdraw-syria/ Hizbullah’s military involvement in Syria is now a subject of heated domestic debate in Iran. This debate is being waged against the backdrop of the international refusal to let Iran take part in the...

The Future of an Illusion: A piece of paper will not bring peace to...

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned, it seems, to direct the Middle East policy of the Obama administration. Since the Oslo Accords of 1993, 17 years of efforts under three American presidents and...