News and Analysis (4/21/09)

It appears the conference will suffer the same fate as its predecessor in 2001…

…Meanwhile, Israel is quick to respond to Ahmadinejad:

Due to Israel’s blockade on Gaza, basic infrastructure such as sewage lines remains damaged and continues to contaminate the environment:

Qatar seeks to act as the world representative of the Middle East, a role traditionally played by Egypt or Saudi Arabia:

“Only about 30 percent of the 650,000 people that had lost healthcare coverage following the departure of the NGOs have received some form of assistance”:

Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win Nobel Peace Prize, has agreed to defend Roxana Saberi:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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