Israeli – Palestinian Tensions Rise, as Film Tries to Personalize Conflict

By |March 25th, 2011|

"Is this the face of a terrorist?" asks the American poster for Julian Schnabel's new film, Miral, about a young Palestinian woman of the same name. Dressed as a schoolgirl, looking ten years younger than her actual age of 26, Freida Pinto stares back, the sullenness in her eyes a residue of shouldering the twin [...]

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How Does Sec. Clinton’s Latest Statement Help?

By |March 23rd, 2011|

I have absolutely no idea the purpose of these remarks on ABC from Sec. Clinton, beyond covering for a commander in chief making his way home as a crisis escalates, this time politically. They make absolutely no sense to me at all at this point, but nothing the Obama administration is doing or saying on [...]

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Hinderaker on Sarah Palin as she Visits Israel

By |March 21st, 2011|

**UPDATED** [...] Israeli military officials declined to comment on why Mrs Palin may have turned back, but the country's defence ministry confirmed that she had made no formal request to visit the occupied West Bank "” standard protocol for any foreign dignitary. The oversight could prove embarrassing for Mrs Palin's advisers, who are unused to [...]

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The Helen Thomas Playboy Interview

By |March 18th, 2011|

**BUMPED - TM NOTE BELOW** Well, this is going to make heads explode. Not sure if Gateway Pundit and Weasel Zippers went off simultaneously or in contagion fashion with Pajamas Media. The interview with 90 year-old Thomas is out in April, but snippets are available, with much more at the link. On the situation in [...]

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Dual Sides of Anthony Weiner

By |March 11th, 2011|

The good Anthony Weiner slams Justice Clarence Thomas for his obvious conflict of interest on health care: The bad Anthony Weiner had the chuzpah last week to say there was "no occupation" in the West Bank. Rep. Weiner could use this map. Not sure which Anthony Weiner would show up if he runs for New [...]

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Sect. Hillary Clinton: Al Jazeera ‘Real News’

By |March 3rd, 2011|

"Viewership of Al Jazeera is going up in the United States because it's real news. You may not agree with it, but you feel like you're getting real news around the clock instead of a million commercials and, you know, arguments between talking heads and the kind of stuff that we do on our news [...]

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Arafat’s Ghost

By |February 17th, 2011|

From Foreign Policy's Colum Lynch on "Turtle Bay": The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the [...]

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Egyptian Revolution Inspired by Liberalism

By |February 13th, 2011|

"He gave me a lesson in democracy and said: 'We see the democracy the United States spearheaded in Iran and with Hamas, in Gaza, and that's the fate of the Middle East,'" Ben-Eliezer said. "'They may be talking about democracy but they don't know what they're talking about and the result will be extremism and [...]

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Egypt Envoy Embarrasses Obama, Channels Dick Cheney

By |February 6th, 2011|

"The President must stay in office in order to steer those changes through. I therefore believe President Mubarak's continued leadership is critical. It's his opportunity to write his own legacy. He has given 60 years of his life to the service of his country and this is an ideal moment for him to show the [...]

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Egypt Sends Glenn Beck Squealing about a Caliphate

By |February 4th, 2011|

Who's organizing these riots? What role are Marxists playing? What are the causes? Glenn Beck proves fear really is a product of ignorance. Beck is very afraid of The Arab, whom he equates to The Terrorist. Beck is also just another fundamentalist believing his religion is perfect, while Islam is unholy. It doesn't appear he's [...]

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