News and Analysis (6/3/2010)

After parliamentary election irregularities, including one candidate shot by police as he entered a polling place, the Muslim Brotherhood backs ElBaradei’s call for reforms that would allow him to run for president:

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a senior US official admits a policy shift on the Gaza blockage is in the initial phase …

… Meanwhile, the process maybe expedited with a US citizen confirmed among those killed:

An admission with major implications for the US/Israeli relationship…

… Further emphasizing the growing rift between US policy and Israeli action:

The U.N.’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings questions whether the right of self-defense extends to “countries where links to the [9/11] attacks are more remote [than Pakistan], such as Yemen or Somalia”:

With Christians generally receiving more support than other Iraqi ethnic groups in resettling abroad, many Iraqi Christians fear that could bring the end to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant






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