The west has created fertile ground for al-Qaida's growthIt seems that al-Qaida's dream is on its way to turning into reality. At last it has found a foothold on the Palestinian scene. Witness the kidnapping of BBC reporter Alan Johnston in Gaza by the al-Qaida affiliated Jaish al-Islam 100 days ago yesterday, and the heated... Continue Reading →

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Bush Turns Iraq into Israel/Palestine; Gaffe endangers US TroopsBush said in a speech on Thursday that he hopes Iraq will be like Israel, a democracy that faces terrorist violence but manages to retain its democratic character:' In Israel, Bush said, "terrorists have taken innocent human life for years in suicide attacks. The difference is that... Continue Reading →

Israel honors Jewish terrorists who attacked America – Israeli President calls them “heroes” How does America deal with a country that commits terrorism against us and then honors the terrorists? Answer: We give it billions of dollars every year as well as our most advanced military technology. The Israeli President, Moshe Katzav, in recent formal... Continue Reading →

More beards, less talk about politics: Gazans adjusting to Hamas rule in many subtle waysThere are no signs yet of Hamas trying to impose strict Islamic rule.Even before the takeover, Gaza had become increasingly conservative, a response to grinding poverty, isolation and bloody fighting with Israel. The vast majority of women wear headscarves and growing... Continue Reading →

Book Review by Amir TaheriWith Iran under the limelight, this time for its Uranium enrichment Activities , there is renewed interest in a regime that has tried to swim against the tide for more than a quarter of a century. This renewed attention has inspired an avalanche of articles and books, much of it portraying... Continue Reading →

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish art group that pokes fun at world leaders targeted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday by placing an advertisement in a Tehran newspaper with an insulting hidden message.Beneath a picture of the president, a series of apparently sympathetic statements were arranged such as “Support his fight against Bush” and “Iran... Continue Reading →

UN shuts down Iraq weapons inspection unit UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council voted Friday to immediately close down the U.N. inspection bodies that played a pivotal role in monitoring Iraq's unconventional weapons programs under Saddam Hussein. The resolution, approved by a vote of 14-0, terminated the mandate of the U.N. bodies responsible for... Continue Reading →

Rowe, D.E. and Schulmann, R., eds.: Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb.: "ON ZIONISM'Just one more personal word on the question of partition. I should much rath-er see reasonable agreement with the Arabs on the basis of living together in peace than the creation... Continue Reading →

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