News and Analysis (5/16/08)

As Palestinians commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba through marches, flying black balloons and other events…

…Bin Laden seeks to exploit Palestinian suffering to benefit his criminal group…

…but US Muslims and Jews are not taking the bait, instead making interfaith outreach to each other:

Lebanese factions involved in recent fighting head to talks in Qatar to bring the country back from the brink of civil war:

Military reporter Joe Galloway slams the Bush administration for “turn[ing] a propaganda machine loose on the American people”:

Ahmedinejad continues to shoot himself in foot with more controversy over his mismanagement of Iran’s economy and 9th sacking of a cabinet member since taking office in 2005:

The US military is forced to scale back much of its new ambitious military command in Africa after facing strong resistance from African countries viewing the program as “a neocolonalist move to secure US oil interests”:


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

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