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Israeli Election Analysis

With 99.7 percent of the votes counted in Israel this morning, Tzipi Livni’s centrist Kadima party was leading Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud party 28 seats to 27. ...
Politics & Policy

Meet Ingrid Mattson

Ingrid Mattson, a 45-year-old Canadian-born convert to Islam, caused an uproar in the blogosphere after she was invited by the Democratic party to a gathering of religious leaders in Denver ...
Politics & Policy

Terrible TV

Last month, the U.S. Treasury Department smacked the Syria-based Al-Zawraa television station with the label of Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). Treasury leveled the charge that al-Zawraa took cash from ...
Politics & Policy

Saudi Squander

Five years ago, oil was $30 a barrel.  Post Labor Day 2008, oil topped out at $82. This has produced a multi-billion dollar windfall for oil producing nations, particularly Saudi ...
Politics & Policy

Hamas Rules

The Hamas terror organization that gained power through a violent coup in the Gaza Strip in June is now signaling that it will maintain its rule through a combination of ...