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Strategic Shift Inside Iranian Opposition?

As you may have read, there was a humungous explosion at a Revolutionary Guards base outside Tehran over the weekend that is reported to have killed 17 soldiers and wounded 16. One of the dead was Brig. Gen. Hassan Moghaddam, identified byThe New York Times as a “top commander in Iran’s ballistic missile program.” This explosion follows on the heels […]

Palestine to Deny Citizenship to Palestinian Refugees

Yes, you read that right. Evelyn Gordon has a jaw-dropping piece up on the Contentions blog at Commentary today in which she quotes Abdullah Abdullah, the PLO’s ambassador to Lebanon, who gave an interview last week with the Lebanese paper The Daily Star: The ambassador unequivocally says that Palestinian refugees would not become citizens of the sought for U.N.-recognized Palestinian […]

A Pre-Statehood Declaration Cri de Coeur

At the end of this week, Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen), President of the Palestinian Authority, will declare the establishment of the State of Palestine at the UN. The state’s welcome by well over 100 member states has already been assured. The recent reconciliation of Abbas’s PA with ever-bloodthirsty Hamas — which, together with the […]

Why Hezbollah Is Bombing UN Peacekeepers

Yesterday afternoon, near the Lebanese coastal city of Sidon, a roadside bomb was detonated beside a four-vehicle UN troop convoy. Six French UN peacekeepers were injured, echoing a similar attack in May at almost exactly the same spot that injured six Italian peacekeepers. UNIFIL was expanded in 2006 as part of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which marked the […]

Goldstone on Israeli War Crimes: “Never Mind”

Be honest — did you see this one coming? Richard Goldstone has pulled back from the accusations contained in the UN’s Goldstone report that Israel committed war crimes and intentionally targeted civilians during Operation Cast Lead. “The allegations of intentionality by Israel were based on the deaths of and injuries to civilians in situations where our […]