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  • Opinion: Is Assad next?

    By Douglas M. Bloomfield

    October 25, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Bashar Assad must have felt a chill when he saw the pictures of Muamar GadHafi’s final moments and knowing that Syrian crowds were chanting, “Assad is next.”

    There are differences between the uprisings in Libya and Syria, but the outcome will be the same: one more tyrant...

  • UN rights office urges inquiry into Gadhafi death

    October 21, 2011 | 9:56 am

    The United Nations human rights office called on Friday for a full investigation into the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi and voiced concerns that he may have been executed.

    Images filmed on mobile phones before and after Gadhafi’s death showed him wounded and bloodied but...

  • Opinion: It’s time for a Jewish Spring

    By Judea Pearl

    September 14, 2011 | 12:33 pm

    Recent weeks have not blessed us with much good news. Turkey’s bullying threats to Israel in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Palestinian determination to pursue its bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations this month, and the mob attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo...

  • Turkish PM throws weight behind Arab cause

    September 13, 2011 | 9:24 am

    Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan threw Turkey’s weight behind a Palestinian bid for statehood and criticized Israel in an address to Arab states meeting in Cairo geared to buttress his image as a leader of a region in turmoil.

    Erdogan is touring Arab states to capitalize on Arab regard...

  • Letters to the Editor: Israel’s renewal, Arab Spring, Boyle Heights, Glenn Beck

    August 31, 2011 | 10:33 am

    Evangelical Trouble for Salon Nation

    David Suissa’s “Salon Nation: Israel’s Struggle For Renewal” (Aug. 26) was excellent in describing what common-sense actions should be taken. Unfortunately, too many changes are required before Israel could be considered a “light unto...

  • After Gadhafi’s fall in Libya, is Syria’s Assad next?

    August 23, 2011 | 5:12 pm

    He was the Arab world’s most quixotic leader.

    During the Reagan era, he was Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States. Later, after his apparent cooperation in dismantling nonconventional weapons, he became an ally to President George W. Bush’s administration in the war on...

  • Renewed Middle East violence: It’s Iran stupid!

    By Karmel Melamed

    August 22, 2011 | 7:31 am

    The last week has seen an upsurge of violence and terrorism in the Middle East with Syrian forces continuing to kill innocent civilians in Syria, mass suicide bombings in Iraq and terrorists in Gaza continuing to randomly launch rockets into southern cities in Israel. Many news...

  • Israeli lawmaker says he offered Mubarak asylum

    August 3, 2011 | 9:15 am

    As the trial of Hosni Mubarak began in Egypt, an Israeli lawmaker said he had offered political asylum in Israel to the longtime Egyptian president.

    Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, a Knesset member from the Labor Party, told Israel’s Army Radio on Wednesday that he had made the offer to an...

  • Netanyahu comments on protests get music remix [VIDEO]

    August 1, 2011 | 12:38 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become the latest target of Israeli musician Noy Alooshe and his satirical music videos.

    In the clip released this week, Alooshe takes comments by the prime minister claiming that there would be no protests in Israel akin to those in the Arab...

  • Abbas tells Palestinians: Step up Arab Spring-style protests against Israel

    July 27, 2011 | 10:33 am

    President Mahmoud Abbas urged Palestinians on Wednesday to step up peaceful protests against Israel, urging “popular resistance” inspired by the Arab Spring to back a diplomatic offensive at the United Nations.

    Abbas, addressing a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) meeting,...

  • Syrian security forces kill 16 in biggest protests to date

    July 15, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Syrian security forces shot dead at least 16 protesters on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country in the biggest protests so far against President Bashar Assad, Al Jazeera reported.

    Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath...

  • At least 15 reported killed in Syria, among them 3 youths

    June 24, 2011 | 10:28 am

    At least 15 people were reported killed in Syria on Friday in protests against President Bashar Assad’s regime, Al Arabiya said.

    Earlier, residents told Reuters that security forces shot dead three protesters in the central Syrian city of Homs, and at least three youths in the main...

  • Syrian forces kill 34 in Hama as crackdown intensifies

    June 3, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Syrian security forces shot dead at least 34 demonstrators in Hama on Friday, an activist said, in one of the bloodiest incidents in their crackdown on an 11-week-old revolt against President Bashar Assad’s rule.

    In a pattern seen every Friday since mid-March, protesters have...

  • Arab Spring

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 17, 2011 | 5:50 pm


  • In West Bank, Palestinians marking Nakba Day encouraged by Arab Spring in their fight against Israel

    May 16, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Clouds of tear gas hovered over hundreds of rioting Palestinian youths on the road to Jerusalem, where demonstrations marking the anniversary of Israel’s founding 63 years ago turned violent.

    “I want a third intifada,” said Ala Barghouti, a 21-year-old accounting student, his...

  • With border breaches, has the Arab Spring reached Israel?

    May 16, 2011 | 10:16 am

    If a single phrase could capture the sentiment that motivated thousands of Arabs to try to cross Israel’s borders on Sunday to “retake Palestine” from the Jews, it would be this: Yes, we can.

    That can-do attitude had toppled regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and threatened...

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