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Ed: 34: July/2009

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Reacting badly Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Khaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority leadership's hysterical, hasty and clearly miscalculated response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech at Bar-Ilan University on June 14 is likely to boomerang because it makes the Palestinians appear as "peace rejectionists".

Netanyahu's new narrative Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

There was a strange sense of deja vu following Binyamin Netanyahu's much-hyped speech at Bar-Ilan University on June 14. It was not the first time, in fact it was the fourth, in which a hawkish prime minister had veered left after having built a whole career on embodying the Right.

The June Revolution Categories: Iran     Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht

We may well look back on it as the "June 12 Revolution" even if the regime cracks down on the supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi, the candidate who ran second to incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the dubious official vote tally.


Editorial: Iran between two revolutions Categories: Iran, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The sight of hundreds of thousands of Iranians protesting the rigging of their recent presidential election instilled hope in many that the Islamic Republic of Iran might be going the way of the Shah. This is now looking less likely, but whatever happens it is clear that Iran is never going to be th

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