Posts Tagged “Obama”

Trump opens door to “One State,” riles Israelis

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Trump opens door to “One State,” riles Israelis

Trump opens door to “One State,” riles Israelis President Donald Trump riled Israelis on the right, center and left when he spoke with reporters at a press conference Wednesday with rightwing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While Arabs and Palestinian activists were incensed over Trump distancing himself from the Two State Solution and the typical and…

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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th President. Despite the partisan debate that has smothered the presidential election, Trump could be the catalyst who brings real change to Palestinians who long for a just peace and an end to the Israeli-driven conflict. It may happen,…

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Iran within regional context

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Iran within regional context

It’s wrong to target Iran as an individual, isolated issue. Iran must be addressed int he context of a broader, regional policy By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz US policy on Iran should be integrated with policies on other vital issues. Considering the growing threat of ISIS, the worsening tragedies in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Libya, the…

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Troubled Waters Under the Tigris and Euphrates Bridges

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Troubled Waters Under the Tigris and Euphrates Bridges

Troubled Waters Under the Tigris and Euphrates Bridges By Abdennour Toumi Ankara, Turkey — Last summer I was in the southeastern province of Mardin, when social-demand riots erupted in the majority of Kurdish villages and towns.  Burning tires and barricades blocked the roads as farmers protested the cut-off of electricity and especially of water needed to irrigate…

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Who is King Salman Bin Adel Aziz, Saudi Arabia’s New King

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Who is King Salman Bin Adel Aziz, Saudi Arabia’s New King

By Ali Younes With the passing of King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia, in the early hours of Friday, Saudi Arabia has now a new King in Salman Bin Abdel Aziz, the half brother of late King Abdullah. King Salman was born in 1935 and is the 25th son of the Kingdom founder. At…

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Lipinski attacks Obama over terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria

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Lipinski attacks Obama over terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria

Lipinski attacks Obama over terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria By Ray Hanania U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-3rd), who in recent months has become more vocal about Middle East issues, issued a press release Wednesday attacking President Barack Obama asserting that he has “failed miserably in leadership” in responding to the terrorist threats from ISIL, the…

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