News and Analysis (4/25/08)

Former Israeli combatants blow the whistle on army abuses of its occupation in the Palestinian Territories; meanwhile, based on a letter “personally delivered to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon”, Tel Aviv claims they had a secret nod from Bush to continue its settlement expansion:

US takes meager steps toward reconciliation by releasing 200 of tens of thousands of prisoners it has detained in Iraq:

US photos of Israeli-bombed Syrian facility have experts unconvinced it was part of a secret nuclear weapons program:

Federal security agencies jettison clumsy terminology to describe Al-Qaeda terrorists after hearing recommendations from American Muslims:

In a discussion with a Federal judge, Bush administration lawyer Anthony Coppolino refused to state whether Congress has the authority to limit the President’s power in terrorism and espionage cases:


Alejandro Beutel is program assistant for the Minaret of Freedom Institute with expertise in religious freedom, democratization and security issues.

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