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The False Prophets of the Middle East

As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry moved to mediate the Hamas-Israel War on this week, it is worth recalling that Mideast peace plans and Mideast wars each produce their share of casualties and gains, false prophets, and real profits. When Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat set up a stable Egyptian-Israeli peace, […]

Acknowledging global unrest, Obama forges ahead with fundraising swing

SEATTLE (CNN) - As President Barack Obama helped Democrats bank millions in campaign cash on Tuesday, he acknowledged his administration is confronting "some big overseas challenges" in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere. Speaking at a fundraiser in a wealthy enclave of Seattle, Obama said there is a sense among Americans "that around the world […]

Fox's Ralph Peters: John Kerry's Trip To Middle East To Forge Cease-Fire Is An Attempt To "Rescue Hamas"

From the July 22 edition of Hannity: Related: John Kerry Returns to Middle East to Push for Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Previously: Days After MH17 Crash, Fox's Peters Praises Putin's Leadership Qualities Fox's Ralph Peters: Obama "Despises The Men Who Served Honorably" In U.S. Military Fox News Guest Ben Shapiro: Obama Administration Is "Borderline A Jew-Hating Administration"

What Will Determine a Ceasefire in Gaza

Paul R. Pillar Israel Palestinian Territories, Middle East Anyone who reads about the carnage in the Gaza Strip and has at least an ounce of humanity is hoping that a ceasefire will come soon. Jodi Rudoren's coverage in the New YorkShow More Summary

Middle East Conflict: 8 Things You Need to Know About Israel and Palestine

Post by Jenny Erikson. Man, oh man. To say there's crap going on in the Middle East is... well, it's pretty accurate, and also, an understatement. Have you been hearing about Israel, Palestine, Hamas, and the Gaza Strip in the news recently? So what the heck is going on? It's complicated, to say the least. Show More Summary

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome may be Airborne

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, better known as MERS, may be an airborne virus, according to an observation paper published Tuesday in the journal mBio.There have been 836 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection since its first appearance in 2012, according to the latest numbers provided by the World Health Organization. Show More Summary

Investors focus on earnings, not Ukraine, Gaza Strip

Concern for profits, sales at U.S. companies outweighs the what-ifs of geopolitical issues After a few jitters over the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, investors have used last week's stock market sell-off to buy stocks at slightly cheaper prices rather than ducking for safety.

Obama's Islamist Spring Leads to Christian Winter in the Middle East

While the world’s attention is focused on Hamas’ targeting of Jewish civilians in Israel, Jews are not the only religious minority in the Middle East under fire. The Obama administration’s decisions to pull troops out of Iraq, support...Show More Summary

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

I keep hearing in the press and in popular discourse about the "two sides" in the Middle East conflict, with the sides being the Palestinians and the Israelis. I understand that there are indeed a number of "sides," but I believe that...Show More Summary

Ed Krayewski on Gaza and the Horrors of Government

8 hours agoNews : Reason

Last week the satirical newspaper The Onion ran a piece about a "317,000,000-State Solution" for the Middle East, a riff based on the "two state solution" for Israel and Palestine. The proposal for co-existing, independent states ofShow More Summary

WHO: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome could be airborne

In a scientific paper published Tuesday, the World Health Organization suggested that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) may be airborne. The disease has already claimed at least 288 lives since its appearance in 2012. Researchers...Show More Summary

Delta, Other U.S. Airlines Cancel Flights To Israel Due To Missile Concerns

In the wake of the tragedy that befell Malaysian Airlines flight 17 last week over Ukraine, and amid escalating hostilities in the Middle East, multiple American airlines have now suspended flights into Israel. The Associated Press reports...Show More Summary

16 Ways To Explain The Complicated Situation In The Middle East To Your Children

16 Ways To Explain The Complicated Si... As the terrible conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza intensifies, it can be difficult to know what to say. Here are some tips on how to explain this complicated and sensitive subject in a way your children can understand. Show More Summary

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus detected in the air of a Saudi Arabian camel barn

Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio®, the online open-access...Show More Summary

Fundraisers yes, Jimmy Kimmel no during Obama's Los Angeles visit

As violence exploded in the Middle East and the world recoiled at the destruction of a commercial jetliner, President Obama kept largely to his schedule, which included recent appearances at Democratic fundraisers that drew criticism from political opponents.

Cairo Policy Journal Delves Into Art and Politics

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The summer issue of the Cairo Review of Global Affairs mingles various aspects of the political ferment in the Middle East with the world of art and aesthetics.

Eddie Vedder continues trend of clarifying comments made about Middle East conflict

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

Eddie Vedder became the latest celebrity who was forced to clarify comments made about the turmoil in the Middle East, and reiterate that he is, above all, “pro-peace.” Earlier this month during a Pearl Jam concert in England, Vedder let the expletives fly with a very NSFW anti-war rant, with comments including “There are people […]

Secretaries of State and negotiations in the Middle East

As Secretary of State Kerry set off for the Middle East Monday hoping to forge a Israeli-Palestinian truce, he follows of long line of top U.S. diplomats who have done the same — dating back to the 1940s.

FX's Divisive ’Tyrant' Still Talking With Muslim Groups

Executive producer Howard Gordon attends TCA with policy experts to shed more light on the ongoing dialogue of the show’s portrayal of the Middle East and the depiction of sexual abuse in the pilot. read more

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