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The shrinking map of Palestine | Sabbah Report

The shrinking map of Palestine | Sabbah Report | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
The shrinking map of Palestine (The shrinking map of Palestine | Sabbah Report: http://t.co/Nc3vDGJF...)...
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Iran economy could limp along under sanctions | World | DAWN.COM

Dawn.com is your source for the latest world news covering current events and top stories from Pakistan, South Asia, US, Europe and the rest of the world.
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Syria troops step up Homs bombing

Syria troops step up Homs bombing | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Heavy artillery fire rocks the restive Syrian city of Homs, in what anti-government activists are calling one of the fiercest assaults yet.
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Egyptian women and the revolution - Blog - The Arabist

Egyptian women and the revolution - Blog - The Arabist | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it

But women have been largely missing, not just from the two most influential organizations of the post-Mubarak era -- the army and the Muslim Brotherhood -- but from opinion columns and the podiums of press conferences, from the courtrooms and of course from all the positions that have yet to open to them, such as being governors or university deans or heads of state institutions.

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58% of Egyptians reject president of another religion | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

58% of Egyptians reject president of another religion | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
A survey by the cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center, published on Sunday, revealed that 58 percent of the sample said they would not vote for a president of a different religion than their own, while 36 percent said they would.
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Is There Light At The End of Egypt's Tunnel? - By James Traub

Is There Light At The End of Egypt's Tunnel? - By James Traub | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it

Democratic transitions by their very nature are rocky and demand a great deal of patience from the activists who have sacrificed to make them possible. It will be harder in Egypt than in Tunisia because its politics are more divisive; but in Egypt, as in Tunisia, millions of people have been mobilized in the name of change and will not easily allow their revolution to be stolen.

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Knesset to vote on annexing West Bank | JTA - Jewish & Israel News

Knesset to vote on annexing West Bank | JTA - Jewish & Israel News | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
The Knesset will vote on a bill calling for full Israeli annexation of the West Bank.
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Palestinian statehood bid won't hurt Israel economy

Palestinian statehood bid won't hurt Israel economy | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Palestinian government's bid for statehood would not necessarily destabilize Israel's economy, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said on Saturday.They are a small economy (#palestine #israel Palestinian statehood bid...
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Palestinian UN Move ‘Too Little, Too Late’ | mideastposts.com

Palestinian UN Move ‘Too Little, Too Late’ | mideastposts.com | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it

The reason for seeking recognition as a member nation of the UN is simply to gain moxie in those negotiations. The big problem of the Palestinians is that, being stateless, they lack moxie.

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Background: The facts behind the bid - Palestine Bids for Statehood - Al Jazeera English

Background: The facts behind the bid - Palestine Bids for Statehood - Al Jazeera English | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
What status do the Palestinians currently have? And what would change after a "yes" vote in September?
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A Palestinian state is a moral right

A Palestinian state is a moral right | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Observer editorial: The case for a Palestinian state is unanswerable and must be supported in the west (A Palestinian state is a moral right | Observer editorial http://t.co/azUKgo19...
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Iran votes to give Libya's UN seat to NTC

Iran votes to give Libya's UN seat to NTC | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Iran has voted in favor of transferring Libya's seat at the United Nations to the NTC.
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More on the counter-revolution - Blog - The Arabist

More on the counter-revolution - Blog - The Arabist | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it

The re-invocation of Emergency Law, plus redundant, extra-repressive bells and whistles (see Issandr's post) clearly aimed at anybody (the media, unions, NGOs) who might be thinking about challenging the SCAF

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Obama: US and Israel 'in lockstep' to stop Iran becoming nuclear power

Obama: US and Israel 'in lockstep' to stop Iran becoming nuclear power | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
US president doubts Israel has yet decided on whether to strike, but America keeps all options open (Obama: US and Israel 'in lockstep' to stop Iran becoming nuclear power
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Syria on brink of civil war as diplomacy fails to dislodge Assad

Syria on brink of civil war as diplomacy fails to dislodge Assad | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
As Arab countries lose patience with diplomatic effort, Qatar rumoured to be arming Free Syrian Army with Saudi blessing (RT @michaeldweiss: Syria on brink of civil war as diplomacy fails to dislodge Assad
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Iran threatens to strike countries used as launch pad in attacks

Iran threatens to strike countries used as launch pad in attacks | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Iran will target any country used as a launch pad for attacks against the Islamic Republic, a Revolutionary Guard commander warned Sunday.
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Once is Enough | The Majalla

Once is Enough | The Majalla | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Moussa’s fame—he has been sung about by Egyptian pop singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim—places him at the top of the list of presidential candidates.
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Three Strikes and You’re Out? | Via Meadia

Three Strikes and You’re Out? | Via Meadia | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it

Egypt’s ability to navigate this issue could be the deciding factor in the long-term outcome of the Arab Spring. Stay tuned.

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Has Egypt's revolution become a military coup?

Has Egypt's revolution become a military coup? | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Egypt's army, which continues to cement — and flaunt — its grip on power, appears to have hijacked the revolution.
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Obama and Israel: Why 'Leading From Behind' Won't Work | NewAmerica.net

Obama and Israel: Why 'Leading From Behind' Won't Work | NewAmerica.net | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Daniel Levy, on why Barack Obama's "leading from the back" on Palestine won't win him dividends at home | http://t.co/Ukq3kj86...
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Abbas: Initiatives unacceptable without call for settlement halt

Abbas: Initiatives unacceptable without call for settlement halt | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday ruled out any peace proposals that did not include an end to Israeli settlement building or proposed the 1967 lines as borders of the Palestinian state, dpa reported.
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Syrian Government Blocks Wordpress

Syrian Government Blocks Wordpress | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Syrian Twitter users are reporting that the popular blogging platform WordPress is blocked on ISPs in the country.
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CIA and MI6 in Libya

CIA and MI6 in Libya | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
Kudashkina Ekaterina (RT @JAlGhryani: "@Arabic_News: CIA and MI6 in #Libya http://t.co/mC66B6hG"...)...
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Photographs: 44 days in occupied Palestine, 2011

Photographs: 44 days in occupied Palestine, 2011 | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
RT @Selintellect: Photographs: 44 days in occupied Palestine, 2011 - An abstract timeline of my stay in the West Bank http://t.co/vTlZn6u...
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The Ghosts of Israel’s Past

The Ghosts of Israel’s Past | Middle East Politics | Scoop.it
John Barry writes that there are important lessons to be found in Israel’s history.
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