News and Analysis (6/17/09)

Israeli and Hamas officials seem to trust Carter as a facilitator of peace:

Regardless of the election’s winner, oppression through censorship remains of greater concern to Iranians…

…Both sides use political demonstrations as a sign of power…

…Meanwhile, the US publicly claims to avoid meddling in Iranian affairs:

Is Karzai’s alliance with regional “warlords” a positive for democracy or stability?

If found to be it could major setback for democracy:

The standing legal opinion of the United States, issued in 1979, states “the establishment of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories  ‘is inconsistent with international law'”

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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