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What do “1967 borders” really mean?

The debate about whether an Arab – Israeli peace deal should be based on 1967 borders has become a very public point of contention between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Obama is advocating an agreement based on 1967 … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 5/28

Yemen: – Great timeline of the Yemeni revolution up until May 22nd, which was the anniversary of the 1990 unification of North and South Yemen. – On May 22nd Saleh was supposed to sign the GCC agreement, which called for … Continue reading

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Netanyahu Addresses Joint Session of Congress

Today, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress. This followed remarks he has given at the White House and AIPAC over the last few days. The speech was a spectacle, with not much new being said. Like … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Resolution Condemning Assad Regime

SRES 180 IS 112th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 180 Expressing support for peaceful demonstrations and universal freedoms in Syria and condemning the human rights violations by the Assad regime. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES May 11, 2011 … Continue reading

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Get to know the Syria Experts (HuffPost Expansion)

This is an older version of a piece I posted on my Huffington Post blog. Although it isn’t as concise or coherent as the HuffPost version (about 40% longer), it includes valuable information that unfortunately got cut. Syria Experts Examined Syria is not like … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Revolution will not be televised…

By Robert Joyce … at least not in the United States. There is an information blackout in the United States concerning the recent events in the Arab world. This is not for lack of coverage, but for the poor quality. … Continue reading

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Rioting in Cairo

Riots broke out between groups of Salafi Muslims and Coptic Christians in the Imbaba region of western Cairo late Saturday night, leaving 12 dead and upwards of 200 wounded, according to medical sources. Owing to rumors that a Christian woman … Continue reading

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