Syria: Paralysis on Pennsylvania Avenue

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by Jim Lobe via IPS News Three months after averting a military strike against Syria with a last-minute deal to deprive it of its chemical weapons arsenal, U.S. policy toward the world’s most violent conflict appears increasingly at sea. The… Continue Reading  

Bahraini PM Dodges Corruption Bullet, for Now

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by Emile Nakhleh via IPS News The recent collapse of the British Serious Fraud Office court case against Victor Dahdaleh has left the Bahraini prime minister’s reputation for corruption intact. The case has been widely covered in British media reports,… Continue Reading  

Elie Wiesel Teams With Historical Revisionist Hedge Fund Mogul to Derail Iran Diplomacy

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by Eli Clifton Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel took to the pages of the New York Times yesterday in a paid advertisement urging Congress to strengthen sanctions against Iran and, in apparent ignorance of the state of the current negotiations… Continue Reading  

Top Jewish Non-Profit Heads Leading Iran Sanctions Call

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by Marsha B. Cohen The Forward recently released its annual list of top-earning heads of Jewish non-profit organizations and the results of an independent analysis revealing not only that they earned more than the top leadership of non-Jewish nonprofits, but that several… Continue Reading  

Kirk-Menendez-Schumer Wag the Dog Act of 2014

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by Jim Lobe Copies of the bill that Sens. Kirk, Menendez, and Schumer hope to introduce in the Senate this week — presumably to be pressed for passage after the Christmas/New Year recess — are circulating today around Washington, and,… Continue Reading