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Egypt and the Attack on Israel's Embassy

Egypt and the Attack on Israel's Embassy Categories: Egypt, Israel, Updates    

As readers are probably aware, there was a serious attack on Israel's embassy in Cairo on Friday by an Egyptian mob, which saw the Embassy ransacked, several staff members trapped inside for hours before they were rescued and, eventually, all staff evacuated from the country except

A nuclear Iran - Is it too late? Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

With the world focussed on other issues, Iran is continuing to both illegally enrich uranium and rapidly building up the infrastructure to do so even more quickly and efficiently. It is clear that Iran is already well along on its course towards developing nuclear weapons for military purposes - an

Turkey reaches new level of hypocrisy

Turkey reaches new level of hypocrisy Categories: Israel, Turkey, Updates     Author: Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz

Following the release of the UN "Palmer Report", which vindicated Israel's blockade of Gaza, Turkey has not only rejected the findings of the Report and maintained that Israel's blockade is illegal, but the Turkish government has been engaging in extremely provocative posturing regarding its stance

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Ahmadinejad commemorates 9/11

Ahmadinejad commemorates 9/11 Categories: Iran, Terrorism, Updates     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

While the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks were being commemorated around the globe, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad chose to participate in the remembrances in his inimitable and subtle way - that is, by re-iterating his belief that it was all a US plot to have an excuse to kill Muslims.

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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

"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

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

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