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Tough Times for the Arab Lobby in Washington

Lobbying firms representing autocratic Arab regimes in Washington are having a tough time. For years, they have been one of the most formidable lobbying forces in town: the elite band of former members of Congress, former diplomats and power brokers who have helped Middle Eastern nations navigate diplomatic waters here on delicate issues like arms

The 3 Dumbest Things Written by Intellectuals Visiting Libya

I just gave a thumbs-up to Martin Kramer‘s list of the dumbest things written by Western intellectuals who did junkets to Libya. • 3d place: The shores of Tripoli by Stephen Walt http://goo.gl/pkzZu: “Libya doesn’t feel like other police states that I have visited.” • 2d place: My chat with the colonel by Anthony Giddens http://goo.gl/VCEo4:

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Arab Uprising Puts Palestinian Intelligentsia On Defensive

My antennae began twitching this morning when I saw Dr. Ahmed Tibi engaged in some damage control this morning. You see, Tibi visited Libya last year — a delegation of Arab-Israeli leaders were guests of Col. Gadaffi on a trip subsidized by the Libyan government. Tibi’s aware that these days, Latin American autocrats are the only people who think

February 27 Blogging

• Michael Coren wonders about the the BDS movement’s deafening silence over Gaddafi’s butchery. Where’s the outrage? Yet where are the massive street protests in Europe’s large cities? Where are the calls to boycott countries? Where are the labour unions demanding action? Where are the student groups using words like “apartheid” and “Nazi”? Where are

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