News and Analysis (1/28/09)

In harmony with Obama’s emphasis on a revival of diplomacy with the Muslim world, Secretary Gates believes only limited goals can be reached militarily in Afghanistan:

Israel’s system of controlling humanitarian aid across the Gaza border frustrates aid officials and volunteers …

… as Israel targets Gaza’s only other means of receiving aid …

… and setttlers continue to devour the West Bank:

“Those who say they want to make change … should apologize to the Iranian nation and try to make up for their dark background and the crimes they have committed against the Iranian nation”:

Currently holding only two seats of the 275-member national parliament, Communists pin their slender hopes on reactions against “sectarian politics” and “freewheeling capitalism”:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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