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Egypt and the Strategic Balance

Egypt and the Strategic Balance

Immediately following the declaration of a cease-fire in Gaza, Egypt was plunged into a massive domestic crisis. Mohammed Morsi, elected in the first presidential election after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, passed a decree that would essentially neuter the independent judiciaryby placing ...

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An Examination Of Egypt's Draft Constitution Part I: Religion And State – The Most Islamic Constitution In Egypt's History

An Examination Of Egypt's Draft Constitution Part I: Religion And State – The Most Islamic Constitution In Egypt's History

In the past two weeks, Egyptian President Muhammad Mursi has accelerated the process of approval of the new Egyptian draft constitution. On December 1, 2012, following marathon meetings of the Constituent Assembly, he announced that the draft would be put to public referendum in two weeks' time, on ...

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U.N. Says 'Aye' to Palestinian Terror State

U.N. Says 'Aye' to Palestinian Terror State

Late Thursday evening, Israel time, the UN General Assembly voted to confer nonmember statehood on the Palestinian Authority by a sweeping majority.

Even Israel’s hopes of putting together a “moral minority” of Western-country nays had crumbled, with France and Italy pronouncing themselves in favor ...

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Gaza, Catalonia and Romantic Nationalism

Gaza, Catalonia and Romantic Nationalism

Last week was spent obsessed with Gaza. In the end, nothing changed. A war was fought without an Israeli ground assault but with massive air and rocket attacks on both sides. Israel did not have the appetite and perhaps the power to crush Hamas. Hamas did not have the power to compel Israel to ...

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The Status of "Palestine" at the United Nations

The Status of

Two Palestinian documents recently made public deserve attention: the Palestinian request for non-member state status at the United Nations General Assembly,[1] and the speech made by President Abu Mazen on November 11, 2012 at the ceremony marking the death of Yassir Arafat eight years ago.[2]

The ...

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Obama Legitimizes Morsi’s Protection Racket

Obama Legitimizes Morsi’s Protection Racket

Hamas fires 275 rockets at Israel and is rewarded with de factoacceptance as a legitimate negotiating partner in the Middle East peace process, as well as with a relaxation of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza coast. Israel is prevented from exacting a price for Hamas’ actions sufficient to deter ...

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U.S. Foreign Policy: Room to Regroup

U.S. Foreign Policy: Room to Regroup

President Barack Obama has won re-election. However, in addition to all of the constraints on him that I discussed last week, he won the election with almost half the people voting against him. His win in the Electoral College was substantial -- and that's the win that really matters -- but the ...

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The Stakes In ‘The Syrian Civil War’

The Stakes In ‘The Syrian Civil War’

It’s a struggle for the religious sectarian dominance of Islam: Consequently, it’s a ‘no win’ situation for the U.S.

By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News

Historical Background

Civilization in Syriais one of the most ancient on earth, dating to approximately 10,000 B.C. in Neolithic times. ...

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Belgium Will Become an Islamic State

Belgium Will Become an Islamic State

The statements of Mark Elchardus, author of a 426 page study, who linked Islam with anti-Semitism, earned him a lawsuit filed by a Muslim group, which said that his comments violated Belgium's anti-discrimination law of 2007, which forbids discrimination on the basis of "religious convictions," ...

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