Monthly Archives: July 2013

US and EU: Bad Cop, Worse Cop

By | 2013-07-28T20:23:44+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Op-Eds|

  Some Israeli ministers are in shock at the European Union (EU) diktat attempting to impose the 1949 ceasefire line, also known as the  pre-1967 lines, as the proposed Israeli/Palestinian Authority border. The ministers, including Prime Minister Netanyau, protest that the EU is "undermining" the Kerry Mission.   I posit that these complaining ministers are

58 National Security and Public Policy Leaders Sign Letter Urging Senators to Reject Nomination of Samantha Power

By | 2013-07-28T19:45:49+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Press Releases|

  National Security and Public Policy Leaders Sign Letter Urging Senators to Reject Nomination of Samantha Power   Today, a group of national security leaders, public policy organizations and influential citizens led by the Center for Security Policy sent a letter to all United States Senators urging them to oppose the nomination of Samantha Power

Turkey’s Erdogan slams EU for stance on Egypt bloodshed

By | 2013-07-28T12:33:55+00:00 July 28th, 2013|News|

  Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, an outspoken supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammad Mursi, lashed out at the European Union and others for failing to condemn strongly enough the killing of dozens in Cairo earlier on Saturday.   Security forces shot dead dozens of Mursi supporters on Saturday, days after the army called for

Islamists fall from grace: Will Tunisia’s Ennahda follow the Brotherhood

By | 2013-07-28T12:17:46+00:00 July 28th, 2013|Reports|

  The assassination of Tunisia’s left-wing opposition leader Mohammad al-Brahimi piled pressures on the Ennahda-led cabinet, with oppositional forces escalating action to make a second post-Arab Spring Islamist government fall.   Ennahda and its ruling troika partners – Congress for the Republic (CPR) and Ettakatol – succeeded in weathering a previous storm created by the

Egypt Warns: Sinai Terrorists Planning Friday Attacks

By | 2013-07-28T11:53:36+00:00 July 28th, 2013|News|

Terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula are planning to attempt attacks on Friday, Egyptian military sources have warned. The attacks would be timed to take place parallel to protests in Cairo.   Terror groups in the Sinai have primarily targeted the Egyptian army, which is currently engaged in a large-scale operation aimed at restoring order to

President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House

By | 2013-07-27T19:17:25+00:00 July 27th, 2013|Islam|

  Last Night, continuing a White House tradition, President Obama hosted his fifth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan. The Iftar is the meal that breaks the day of fasting during Ramadan, when Muslim families eat together after sunset. During his remarks, the President thanked the Muslim community for the sacrifices they’ve made for the United States.

Thousands protest Tunisian government at opposition leader funeral

By | 2013-07-27T17:44:37+00:00 July 27th, 2013|News|

  Tens of thousands of Tunisians turned out for the funeral of slain opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi on Saturday, and called for the Islamist-led government to be toppled.   Crowds gathered at the procession in a show of support for Brahimi, who was shot dead outside his home on Thursday with the same weapon used

Egypt’s Mursi likely to go to same prison as Mubarak

By | 2013-07-27T16:54:18+00:00 July 27th, 2013|News|

  Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is likely to be transferred to the same Cairo prison where former leader Hosni Mubarak is now held, interior minister said on Saturday.   Mohamed Ibrahim said Mursi, who has been accused of murder and other crimes, would be taken “mostly likely to Torah” prison, where Mubarak, his

Libya protesters attack Islamist party after killings

By | 2013-07-27T16:37:50+00:00 July 27th, 2013|News|

  Protesters attacked offices of Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood on Saturday as demonstrations sparked by a wave of assassinations in the eastern city of Benghazi turned violent, an AFP correspondent said.   Youths stormed and ransacked the building housing the Brotherhood, after hundreds took to the streets overnight to denounce the assassination of Abdessalem al-Mesmari, an

Egypt’s interior minister: Pro-Mursi camp to be cleared

By | 2013-07-27T00:32:02+00:00 July 27th, 2013|News|

Egyptian authorities will bring “to an end soon and in a legal manner” sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammad Mursi, interim Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim was quoted as saying by state-run news website al-Ahram.   Ibrahim said the protests would be cleared in line with complaints filed by residents in the area, according