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UN General Assembly: Egypt hits Israel

“Washington should also live up to its own Camp David commitment to Palestinian self-rule.” Today, September 25, 2012, the General Debate of the 67th UN General Assembly will begin and last for a week. Two planned speeches are of immense importance for the future of the Middle East. The newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, […]

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Arab Spring, Iran, America’s Autumn and Israel’s WMD

On the second morning of Autumn, AIPAC praised the efforts of Sens. Graham (R-SC), Lieberman (I-CT), Casey (D-PA), and 80 additional cosponsors, who passed resolution [SJ41] by 90 to 1, to affirm the “vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability.” The senators echoed […]

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Arab Spring Pays Back in Dollars

Arabs Answer American Violence Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom of Justice and Light. The kings served there in periods of four years and insisted on being called “Mr. President.” That was true until the year 2000, when the son of a former king was chosen to office by the voice of a […]

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Hamas seeking a ‘United Resistance’ without Syria, against “Israel”

Hamas seeking a ‘United Resistance’ without Syria, against “Israel”    Adressing the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad talks to senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar in Tehran, Rehmat claimed that “since Hamas moved its headquarter from Damascus and paying verbal support for the anti-Assad armed insurgents”   According to Syria Truth Syria have well documentation proving that […]

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The Terrorist War Against Syria

The Terrorist War Against Syria  By Dr. Elias Akleh The daily incremental violent Syrian attacks and the orchestrated anti-Syrian political postures of most of the Western countries and some of the Arab states had become a low level war, spear-headed by foreign terrorist groups, some misguided Syrian groups, and vastly divided Syrian political opposition, aimed […]

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Eastern Limit of Western Power

Without honesty there is no democracy 1 Year, 5 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days; embarrassing. Every day that passes without a definition of the Syrian Civil War brings another reminder that the Arab Spring is failing, even hitting back at some of its instigators. The results were feeble. Rulers were changed in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Egypt […]

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Damuscus: The new Whorehood’s First Qibla, and Second Haram

Damuscus: The new Whorehood’s First Qibla, and Second Haram Israel attack Gaza terrorists preparing to fire rockets and Hamaston army under intense Egyptian pressure arrests Salafi militants in Gaza “to prevent rocket fire from Gaza.” As Egypt continues its military campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai. And after the the successful of Hamas security […]

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Sayyed Nasrallah: All Options Open in Case of Israeli Attack

Sayyed Nasrallah: All Options Open in Case of Israeli Attack  Local Editor Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reassured Monday that the Palestinian cause should stay the priority for all countries, indicating that the United States and Israel are trying to make this cause forgotten. In an interview with Ghassan bin Jeddo on Al-Mayadeen, Sayyed […]

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Can NAM Solve the Syrian Crisis?

Can NAM Solve the Syrian Crisis?  Can NAM Solve the Syrian Crisis? asked Vijay Prashad The author claimes that “NATO’s war in Libya and the Syrian crisis has afforded the US an opportunity to re-enter the Arab world as a major political player. “In realty the US and Nato attempts, after the fall of the […]

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America planning for a post-Israel Middle East?

America planning for a post-Israel Middle East?  “O people and political forces” Wake up American Administration is the one occupying your Palestine, violating your Al-Quds, threatening your Holy mosque…    America planning for a post-Israel Middle East?   Franklin Lamb Beirut Al-Manar     Congresswoman Illena Ros-Lehtinen will have her hands full as she makes […]

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The Syrian Gambit

The Syrian War Aftermath Syria being a strategic country in the Middle East—it has a significant population and sits on important commercial and military crossroads—we are unlikely to see the ongoing war continuing for much longer. Both sides in the conflict have mighty allies, who are helping their protégées. Both sides can claim victories. In […]

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Gaza: Mursi Disappoints

Gaza: Mursi Disappoints “The situation of the crossing under Hosni Mubarak was better. The situation today is somewhat chaotic.”  Iki is surprised by “Hamas’ silence regarding this decision.” “Hamas does not want a tense relationship with Egypt’s rulers, the MB. It knows that if it loses its relationship with the MB, it will lose an […]

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It was only yesterday …

It was only yesterday …   FLC … that many in Lebanon, especially in 2006′ when Israel aggressed Lebanon, started saying that they have had it with Lebanon having to pay the dearest in lives & treasure in the Arab-Israeli conflict, … and even some went so far as asking the rhetorical question, “seriously, what did […]

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Egypt: The Fuloul Attempt a Revolution

Egypt: The Fuloul Attempt a Revolution  By: Rana Mamdouh Published Thursday, August 23, 2012   Cairo – President Mohammed Mursi is about to face the first real test of his professed belief in the democratic right of all citizens to express their views, even when those views are avowedly hostile to him and his Muslim […]

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It’s Too Late for Assad’s Resignation

On August 22, 2012, two news items related to Syria converged into an unprecedented escalation in the ongoing tragedy. The first was a statement made the day before by Syrian Vice President Qadri Jamil; he said that Damascus is willing to discuss President Bashar al-Assad’s resignation. He said that “all problems can come up during […]

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War Crimes in Syria with George Galloway

Published on Aug 20, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews The United Nations has issued a 102-page report, alleging that both sides on the Syrian conflict have carried out numerous “war crimes.” Now the trouble is in danger of spreading into Lebanon. The leader of Lebanon’s Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, has said that this could all herald […]

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Magic turned against Turkish Magician: 7 killed dozens injured in ‘Deadly bombing’ in Turkish city of Gaziantep

Magic turned against Turkish Magician  No surprise, more than one year ago I wrote: Is Erdogan worried about Strategic Relationship with Syria? He should Erdogan, should worry, Turkey has the same Syrian, religious/ethnic political landscape. So, if Syria falls, Turkey could be NEXT. If Syria survive (IT will), Turkey would lose everything build via the […]

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Syria and Us: Arab identity, the antidote to sectarianism

Syrian Arab identity: The antidote to sectarianism  Syria and Us (Part II)  By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Sunday, August 19, 2012    Of all the Arab and neighboring states, Lebanon and the Palestinian people will remain the most affected by the Syrian crisis.   The Palestinians must wait for whatever consequences Syrian events push onto them. […]

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Tunisia: Al-Nahda’s Failures Lead Sidi Bouzid to Rise Again

Tunisia: Al-Nahda’s Failures Lead Sidi Bouzid to Rise Again   Protesters shout slogans calling for the release of other protesters, who were arrested after clashes with police late last week, outside a court in Sidi Bouzid 14 August 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Zoubeir Souissi) By: Christopher Barrie Published Friday, August 17, 2012 On Tuesday August […]

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Sick NATO Primitive FSA Terrorists Throw Bodies off Roof and Execute Unarmed Civilian in Horrific Videos

Bodies thrown off roof in horrific Syria video Published Monday, August 13, 2012 A horrific video purportedly showing Syrian rebels throwing the bodies of postal workers off a roof has appeared online, raising fresh concerns about atrocities in the increasingly brutal conflict in Syria. Both sides in the 17-month conflict have been accused of human rights […]

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“The Sinai Peninsula Rejoins the Axis of Resistance”

The Sinai Peninsula Rejoins the Axis of Resistance Franklin Lamb Beirut Graphics by Alex Israeli troops near border with Egypt’s Sinai desert on June 18, 2012. The Sinai Peninsula has rejoined the Arab and Islamic Resistance as this great awakening spreads inexorably across the region toppling Western imposed security states and replacing them with governments […]

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Hillary Clinton on the Syria No-Fly Zone

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu indicated in a meeting with reporters Saturday that they were exploring the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria.  I managed to reach Secretary Clinton by phone shortly afterward. BW:            Secretary Clinton, the U.S. is a pioneer in this sort of project.  […]

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Aleppo Liberated by Syrian Government Troops

The Syrian ‘northern capital,” Aleppo, where fierce battles between the army and the armed opposition troops have been going on since the end of , has changed hands. Government troops entered the central part of the city on Thursday. Special mission units are searching through the old districts adjoining the medieval fortress towering over Aleppo. […]

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WMD in Syria?

Under the title Orwellian Ramifications Begin To Unfold In Syria Dr. Ismail Salami writes in Countercurrents the following (excerpt): There is a horrible speculation that the insurgents in Syria may have seized hold of chemical weapons. Apart from the catastrophically unthinkable havoc the rebels can wreak in Syria and in the region with the WMD, […]

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Revenge of the Moderate Arabs

Revenge of the Moderate Arabs  A Free Syrian Army fighter wears a headband reading the Islamic declaration of faith, “There is no God but God, and Mohammed is His Messenger”, in central Aleppo 9 August 2012. (Photo: Reuters – Goran Tomasevic)   By: Bilal El-Amine Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 To space-Iran/to the tunnels-Egypt} by […]

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UNSC met on Syria kidnapping

It was Monday that Press TV first asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s office for a condemnation of the kidnapping in Syria by the Free Syrian Army. On Tuesday — it was made official — as Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Ali Akbar Salehi formally requested Ban’s help in resolving the crisis.

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Israel and Egypt Attack Sinai Insurrection

Egyptian air force attacks in Sinai for first time since 1973 August 2012 began violently in the Sinai Peninsula. Glowing leftovers from the violence that took place last February erupted into full flames, causing unprecedented attacks from Israel and Egypt. On August 5, Global Jihad militants attacked an Egyptian outpost near Gaza, killed 16 Egyptians, […]

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Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test

Egypt Attacks: Mursi’s Impossible First Test A member of the Egyptian security forces takes position on a sand dune during an operation in the northern Sinai peninsula on 8 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – Stringer) By: Abdel Rahman Youssef Published Wednesday, August 8, 2012 The Sinai attack could “burn” the Egyptian president by setting him […]

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Color Revolutions –The Hue of Coup d’Etat

In his article Western Leaders Slip into Their Childhood, Thierry Meyssan reviews the color revolutions, their genesis and their commonalities. He also reveals why Syria seems to be a harder nut to crack for such idealistic revolutionaries as Obama and Cameron: not enough young Syrians properly  inspired. * * * *“The slogan “Bashar must go!” was supposed […]

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The UAE: holding back the tide

This article by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen was originally published on Open Democracy under a Creative Commons License. * * * * As a deeply-tribal and largely homogeneous society that has also engaged heavily both in state-branding and institutional partnerships in recent years, the security crackdown in the UAE holds particular resonance, calling into question the […]

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“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,”

“Israel cooked, Egypt ate, and Gaza has to wash the dishes,”  The Sinai Attack: Sending a Message An Israeli soldier inspects a burnt armoured vehicle near the Kerem Shalom border crossing after unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt on 6 August 2012. (Photo: AFP – David Buimovitch)   “there are two winners, Israel and […]

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Syria: Chief Mole Defects

Syria Prime Minister Riad Hijab Defects to Jordan Invariably, propaganda fails. It may take a long time—ask former denizens of the USSR—but eventually, most of the truth is discovered by the People. Sometimes it is enough to look at the speaker to spot a governmental lie. Joseph Goebbels—Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in […]

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Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading

Al-Jaafari: Draft Resolution on Syria Hysteric and Misleading (Dp-news – Sana) Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN United Nations, NY- In a speech before the UN General Assembly, Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the Qatari-Saudi-western UN draft resolution serves only the interests of Israel. Syria’s Permanent Representative in the UN, […]

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Ousting Bashar al-Assad

Israel’s possible reaction to the ongoing deterioration in Syria One hour before sunrise, the heat was already scorching. In the late summer, there was no hope of a relieving rain. Yet, fast flowing air cooled the motorbikes, making the trip sufferable. Half hidden in its morning gloom, the City of Damascus could already be seen. […]

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Dismembering the Arab World

Dr Makram Khoury-Machool is a Palestinian scholar, based in Cambridge, UK  The behaviour of the NATO-aligned, anti-Syrian bloc is now blatant enough for us to better understand what is happening in Syria. On the one hand, we find political operators such the ad-hoc group ‘Friends of Syria’, and on the other, two Arab personalities, both ministers […]

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Syria Has No Enemies

I know you may find this hard to believe, but no matter how much you look, you will not find enemies of Syria.  On 1 April, 2012, for example, the Friends of Syria held a conference in Istanbul, and you know how many countries were represented?  Seventy!  Of course, Syria was not one of the […]

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Turkey plays US dangerous game on Syria

Published on Aug 1, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews. For more than a year, the deadly unrest in Syria has brought about more questions than answers but what’s definitely clear is that civilians have been the main victims of what the armed opposition says is a government crackdown and the government says is a foreign-backed attempt to […]

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West provoking civil war in Syria: Jonathan Steele

Published on Jul 30, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil. The Syrian government says outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorists are the driving factor behind the unrest and deadly violence while the opposition accuses the security […]

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Palestinian Reconciliation: Cocking aggregates

From Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem: Dweik: Reconciliation must come before elections. According to Abbas, Elections must come before Reconciliation. Palestinian are facing a puzzle similar to the egg and chicken puzzle: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Since the last elections Fateh and Hamas never stopped taking about Palestinian reconciliation. Hamas never […]

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From post-modernism to post-secularism

After more than a century of secuarlisation, Egypt’s cultural life is set to revolve again around the Quran. “The Quran is our Constitution” exhorted President Mohamed Morsi during the cliff-hanger presidential election, Egypt’s first ever bona fide presidential election, in which he trounced the old guard’s representative. But what does this arresting image really mean, […]

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Arab Spring against interests of Israel

Published on Jul 21, 2012 by Press TV Global News In an attempt that can only be described as ethnic cleansing, more than 26,000 Palestinian homes have been demolished by the Israeli forces since 1967.  The Israeli regime plans to turn the Palestinians in the occupied territories into a minority in their homeland. To further […]

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Yet More Blood and Tears for Syria

General Fahad Jassim al-Freij is sworn in as Defence Minister by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) in Damascus in this handout photo distributed by Syrian News Agency (SANA) 19 July 2012. (Photo: Reuters – SANA – Handout)   By: Ibrahim al-Amin Published Thursday, July 19, 2012   The blow was heavy. The bombing itself may […]

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