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Mideast News Roundup

The Washington Times writes that Israel is trapped between 3 pro-Iran entities, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas: "Now the chances for a Palestinian settlement remain stuck at minus zero. Extremists have displaced pragmatists. Moderation doesn't pay in today's Middle East; violence … Read More

By / June 20, 2007
  • The Washington Times writes that Israel is trapped between 3 pro-Iran entities, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas: "Now the chances for a Palestinian settlement remain stuck at minus zero. Extremists have displaced pragmatists. Moderation doesn't pay in today's Middle East; violence does. And the Bush administration's campaign for democratic reform in the region has petered out."
  • Mideast dirty politics all interconnected, writes The Jerusalem Post.
  • From The NY Times: In war-fragmented Lebanon, the national army offers stability.
  • If Judaism, Christianity and Islam were not monotheistic, would there be less conflict? Boston Globe columnist James Carroll asks: would there be no wars?
  • On the ground in Tehran, Newsweek Senior Editor Michael Hirsh's diary is free of guns and full of Islamic bling.
  • Salon.com writes of the Israeli Consulate/Maxim publicity event: "Israel is like the cool uncle who slips you beers and copies of Playboy before you're of age! Israel totally gets the hot babes in bikinis thing! In fact, Israel has hot babes in bikinis!"
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