News and Analysis (1/14/2010)

“Israel cannot hide behind the pretext of security to sideline journalists who have done nothing more than maintain an editorial line that the authorities dislike” — Committee to Protect Journalists, calling for the release of the American citizen:

As the ADL tries to reignite fire by accusing Turkey of anti-Semitism,

Halliburton and other US based companies that have been criticized by auditors and inspectors for overcharges and for shoddy and uncompleted work, will receive lucrative contracts from the Iraqi government:

Sarkozy’s defends his imposition of a dress code on conservative Muslim women on the grounds that it protects what people like him consider to be  “a woman’s dignity;” as to what the woman in question consider to be dignified attire, evidently he doesn’t think they should worry their pretty little heads about that:

Political pressure mounts on another US ally in Afghanistan:

“For us, this is not merely about politics; it is an issue of basic human rights”:

The European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza has sent boatloads of aid, but can it actually end the siege?


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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