News and Analysis (9/16/09)

Israeli says the U.N. report “legitimizes Hamas” by listing Israeli abuses that  include “a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to provide for itself and to force upon it an ever-increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability” …

… Meanwhile, additional evidence of Israeli abuse of female prisoners emerges:

Investigating allegations of fraud may only delay his inevitable reelection and leave him Karzai politically weak:

Admiral Mullen insists that more troops and more time will bring “good governance” to Afghanistan:

Amidst fear Ayatollah Rafsanjani will rally the opposition, Ahmadinejad selects Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami to give the Quds Day prayers, an annual day of solidarity with the Palestinian cause:

Local newspapers have nicknamed him the ““Lebanese Bernie Madoff”, however his association with Hezbollah could be a major blow to the party:

Pop culture sides with education reform as a key factor in Saudi Arabia’s integration with the modern world:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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