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9/11 Ten Years Later

9/11 Ten Years Later Categories: Islamic Extremism, Terrorism, Updates    

This Update is devoted to three different pieces reflecting on where the world now is,  ten years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks - both in terms of the current understanding of those events and in terms of the their consequences. First up is noted journalist and author

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"The People Demand Social Justice!" but how will they get it?

"The People Demand Social Justice!" but how will they get it? Categories: Israel, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

"Dear government, share in the joy of your people, who will be hitting the streets again, en mass, Saturday night.... share in our joy. You have an opportunity, possibly the last one, to join the people and start marching. If you do not- if you dare not- you shall stay there alone, behind" wrote Sta

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Iran's latest nuclear gambit

Iran's latest nuclear gambit Categories: Iran, United Nations, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

According to recent reports Iran may be attempting to strike back at the West for the alleged cyber warfare that it has been suffering in recent months. As AP has identified, Iranian involvement may be behind recent attacks on US internet giants, as well as the CIA. AMSTERDAM -- Hackers who broke i

UN Palmer Report - Blockade of Gaza is Legal

UN Palmer Report - Blockade of Gaza is Legal Categories: Israel, Turkey, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The United Nation's "Palmer Report" into last year's flotilla incident on the Mavi Marmara has vindicated Israel by finding that the naval blockade of the Gaza strip, including Israel's right to enforce the blockade including in international waters is legal under international law and it has also r

Libya: The Rebels and their Prospects

Libya: The Rebels and their Prospects Categories: Libya, Updates    

This Update deals further with aftermath of the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in Libya, and particularly the prospects for the rebel "Transitional National Council" (TNC) to effectively rule the country and establish the "pluralist democracy" they claim is their aim.  First u

Temple Denial

Temple Denial Categories: Antisemitism, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

The phenomenon of ‘Temple Denial' is a campaign led by Palestinian political leaders, religious figures, academics and journalists to delegitimise the Jewish historical connection with the area of Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem - which according to Jewish tradition is Judaism's mos

Is Iran abandoning Assad?

Is Iran abandoning Assad? Categories: Iran, Syria, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

Is Iran starting to pull back from Syria's Assad regime, its closest ally, as the unrest and bloodshed in Syria continues? Ostensibly, there are some signs that Teheran is, at least verbally, starting to create a bit of distance from Damascus. Firstly, Iran's Foreign Minister publicly suggested Sy

The blind spot empowering Palestinian rejectionism

The blind spot empowering Palestinian rejectionism Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Allon Lee

In a hard-hitting analysis that raises some important reasons why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has not been resolved, columnist David Warren in the Ottawa Citizen notes: The Palestinians, so far as they are a people, have now a long history of being able to do things without consequences. He c

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