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Viewing the Middle East from the East and the West

Apologies for the very light posting this week. We’re in the run-up to the three-day Rosh Hashana-followed-by-Shabbat festival and I’m run off my feet.

Here are a few items which caught my interest in recent days which bring a slightly different angle to the news. 2,154 more words

International Relations

Regarding a Certain Lobby that Represents a Certain Middle Eastern Nation

You’ve heard this story before, I am sure. A small Middle Eastern country is throwing its weight around and using its outsized powers to influence American foreign policy in the region. 592 more words

How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar

by Lee Smith
September 17, 2014

One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.

The… 309 more words

Israel & Middle East

Think Tanks for Sale or Rent

by Daniel Pipes
National Review Online
September 15, 2014

In a eyebrow-raising 4,000-word exposé, “Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks” published in the New York Times on September 7, Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams and Nicholas Confessore look into the novel issue of foreign governmental financing for American think tanks. 748 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Brookings Institute exposed as paid "agent" for Qatar -- proud sponsor of Hamas

The well known think-tank Brooking Institute has been exposed by the New York Times as receiving $14.8 million dollars from Qatar, a wealthy Gulf Kingdom.   The Brookings institute currently employs… 996 more words

Hamas-Backing Qatar, Also Funding Brookings Institute

by Dave Bender
September 7, 2014

Questions are emerging over possible conflicts-of-interest after The New York Times highlighted Qatari funding for U.S. think tanks, … 129 more words

Israel & Middle East

Bret Stephens: Obama's Curious Rage

Calm when it comes to Putin, ISIS and Hamas, but furious with Israel

Barack Obama “has become ‘enraged’ at the Israeli government, both for its actions and for its treatment of his chief diplomat, U.S. 507 more words