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March 12, 2014

News and Analysis (3/12/14)

“Not God took my son away, but [Prime Minister Recep] Tayyip Erdoğan” — the boy’s mother:

Both Jordan and the PA have demanded an investigation in to the “shooting at close range” of a judge from Jordan as he crossed the Allenby bridge to visit relatives. “In a separate incident, Israeli soldiers shot dead a 20-year-old Palestinian in the West Bank … while tending his family’s goats near his home”:

“Senator Dianne Feinstein said on the Senate floor that such activities “may have undermined the constitutional framework” of government oversight. The Senate panel was investigating allegations of abuse during a CIA detention and interrogation programme”:

“An attorney representing a group of Muslim students found guilty of disrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador said she will appeal the case, which she said tests whether ‘peaceful, measured student protests’ should be a crime”:

” Saudi Arabia’s fierce campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood, already on the run in its Egyptian birthplace, has divided a Gulf Arab bloc, causing discomfort in some member states where the Islamist group is embedded in daily politics”:

“Silicon Valley’s model of empowerment and equality couldn’t be more different from Israel’s technology hub or its practices of technology disenfranchisement for Palestinians[, t]he agreement between Gov. Jerry Brown and Netanyahu dangerously ignores [this] and implicitly condones effective technology apartheid”:

“Now we want to start the journey of peace in the Muslim world. The starting point is to dialogue, by inviting all the scholars to meet. There is a culture of peace in the Islamic heritage”:

The fact that a three-day course that lost its accreditation will still be taught in Virginia is just one example of how anti-Islamic propagandists “continue to win lucrative fees to train law enforcement officers despite a history of rhetoric that seems to undermine their credibility”:

“The debacle underlines the impotence of the authorities in Tripoli, whose fledgling army and police force are no match for the militias and other armed groups who remain a law unto themselves three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi…. [A]n infuriated parliament voted out Zeidan … and named Defence Minister Abdallah al-Thinni as acting prime minister”:

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