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Why Would the Saudis Deliberately Crash the Oil Markets?

Simple: to undermine Tehran.

On January 2, 1977, the Shah of Iran made a painful admission about his country’s economy. “We’re broke,” he confided bluntly to his closest aide, court minister Asadollah Alam, in a private meeting. 1,070 more words

International

"A Taboo on Telling the Truth About Palestine"

By James M. Wall

Psalm 2:3 is sung in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah before the arrival of the triumphant Hallelujah chorus, when audiences rise to their feet, following the tradition set by England’s King George II at the Oratorio’s first London performance. 1,173 more words

Middle East Politics

'Just Not Bibi': Netanyahu thought he was golden when he called an election in Israel. He may have miscalculated

Analysis

When Israel’s coalition government collapsed last week in the middle of its mandate, things looked good for Benjamin Netanyahu, the long-serving, hawkish Prime Minister. 1,203 more words

News

More than 1,000 Canadians may still be in Syria

More than 1,000 Canadians may still be in Syria despite four years of bloody fighting and the rise of the Islamic State.

Foreign Affairs says 1,102 Canadians have registered with the department as being in Syria, though that number may be just the tip of the iceberg, as registration is voluntary. 237 more words

National

ISIS RELIGIOUS JURISPRUDENCE CENTRE RELEASES Q & A ON THE RULES RE SEX SLAVES

ISIS Q&A RE SEX SLAVES: THIS DOCUMENT IS STRICTLY IN KEEPING WITH ORTHODOX ISLAM AND THOSE WESTERNERS WHO DENY IT ARE COWARDS, APPEASERS AND COLLABORATORS! 1,223 more words

MIDDLE-EAST POLITICS

ISRAEL/PALESTINE Summed Up in One Moment: A Tale of Olive Tree Saplings, 'Stolen Mares' and IDF Brutality...

It can’t have escaped too many people’s attention that the footage of Palestinian Cabinet Minister Zaid Abu Ein’s willful manslaughter at the hands of IDF troops bears something of a resemblance to the NYPD’s manslaughter of Eric Garner, albeit with the two crimes having very different (though equally longstanding and unchanging) contexts. 700 more words
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Opinion: Israel should make its case in the International Criminal Court

Last month was yet another difficult one for Israel. In addition to the terrorist attack in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of four people praying in a synagogue and a police officer, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a decision concluding that the Israel Defence Force committed war crimes in the interception of the “Freedom Flotilla” in 2010 during which 10 Turkish citizens were killed. 565 more words

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