News and Analysis (8/29-30/09)

Critics dismiss the charges as “blood libel” and “anti-Semitic”; Alison Weir examines the evidence and testimony for  such charges:

Larijani moves to depoliticize the issue:

Other Middle Eastern nations could benefit from emulating the school program designed to promote tolerance and unity in Lebanon:

Prisoner acquiescence is not a indication of the effectiveness of torture:

Any rift in US-Pakistani relations would be a major setback for US interest in fighting Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan:

With US public support waning, Obama attempts to fulfill his promise of “clear benchmarks” indicating progress in Afghanistan:

Accusations of electoral fraud could come to ahead if Karzai manages to meet the 50.1% of the vote required to prevent a run-off:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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