Huge cache of confidential Palestinian documents leaked

by Herb Keinon, JPost With the Palestinian Authority making an international incident over every plan to build in Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem beyond the Green Line, a cache of some 1,600 documents –mostly from the Palestinian Negotiating Unit — shows that in 2008 the PA was willing to recognize eventual Israeli control over all those…

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Copts, Christians, Jews and Other Minorities in the Middle East

by Franck Salameh, Hudson NY Happy New Year, even though this promises to be a year that is neither Happy nor Blessed for the world’s Coptic community. The Copts, the ancient Christians of modern Egypt, who can trace their proud roots back to Pharaonic times, have been undergoing a fierce and systematic eradication of their…

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PA FM condemns Israel's 'Judaization' of Jerusalem

by JPost Staff  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki condemned the “land rush” and “Judaization” of Jerusalem, in an interview with Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday. After Wednesday’s Arab League economic summit, Malki commented to Asharq that Israel has turned the Shepherd Hotel into an outpost. “The occupation’s land rush in Sheikh Jarrah in…

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German think tank told US to sabotage Iran

by Emet Report A German think tank recommended to the US that a “policy of covert sabotage” should be adopted against Iran’s nuclear program, a WikiLeaks document released on Tuesday revealed. In a meeting with US officials in Berlin in January 2010, Volker Perthes, director of Germany’s government-funded Institute for Security and International Affairs, said…

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Is peace possible in the Middle East?

by David Solway, Pajamas Media The Middle East “peace process,” as in Macbeth’s great soliloquy, “creeps on this petty pace from day to day,” depleting its innumerable tomorrows and leading to nothing but misery and despair. It has only “lighted fools/The way to dusty death” and to failure after failure, being quite definitely “a tale/Told…

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Koshari

*Koshari is the traditional Egyptian meal.  It’s served in every restaurant, at every dinner table, and sold by any Cairo street vendor. Koshari is a very strange combination of noodles, rice, lentils, fried onions and chili sauce.   Don’t be thrown by the ingredient list.  For whatever reason this all-in-one meal is addicting.  I love traveling in Egypt and…

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Did you know Israel has med schools for American students?

Book Review There are a growing number of physicians practicing in the United States and around the world who learned their profession in the same desert heat as the Hebrew patriarch, Abraham. They are graduates of the Medical School for International Health (MSIH), a fiercely innovative MD program at Ben Gurion University of the Negev…

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Hariri indictment important for Lebanon

by Associated Press The prosecutor who filed his first indictment in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri hailed the move Tuesday as a landmark in efforts to end impunity for political slayings in the strife-torn country. Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare said in a video statement that the confidential indictment at the UN-backed…

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