News and Analysis (11/14/12)

Anticipating the upcoming elections, Israel resumes its policy of assassination:

As the scandal surrounding the Lebanese Maronite femme fatale broadens to include the involvement of her twin sister (of whom a superior court judge has written “Ms. Khawam appears to lack any appreciation or respect for the importance of honesty and integrity in her interactions with her family, employers and others with whom she comes in contact”) …

… and Gen. David Petraeus’s successor Gen. John Allen, commentator Orcas George opines, “If Jill Kelley was not in the employ of a foreign intelligence service then the world’s spy agencies have collectively suffered a dereliction of duty”:

“With the SNC expected to take around two fifths of the 60 or so seats in the new National Coalition, the Brotherhood’s influence is set on paper at least to diminish”:

“The picture isn’t entirely grim for Muslim-Americans, whose response to such discriminatory targeting has been increased political mobilization. An informal exit poll conducted by … the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the country, found that 95.5% percent of Muslim voters said they went to the polls on November 6th”:

Participant in the destruction of Buddhist monujments in Afghanistan wants to do the same in Egypt:

County to Muslim parents: “If you want they schools to close for Muslim holidays, first keep your kids at home”:

“MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi told reporters that the police were not allowing shops to open in the area and this had hit hard the traders, especially fruit sellers, vendors and daily wage earners”:

After Oslo gave most of the Palestinian aquifer to the Israelis, the Israelis have denied the Palestinians even their meager share:

“U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the formation of the coalition, which supersedes the widely discredited Syrian National Council as the face of the Syrian opposition, was an important step, but did not offer it full recognition or arms”:

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