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Barrage of Bias: Horrendous Headlines

Barrage of Bias: Horrendous Headlines

The events of the past few days have generated some horrendous headlines. Here are just a few that we spotted.

Top 5 Reasons The Gaza Flotilla Will Go On Even Though Egypt’s Opening Rafah Crossing This Weekend

Egypt announced it will permanently open the Rafah border crossing this weekend. With Palestinians able to travel back and forth, and consumer goods already plentiful, you’d think the Free Gaza flotilla being organized in Turkey should be superfluous. Think again. Here are the top five reasons the flotilla will go on. 5. Too many misogynistic Arab

The State of Arab Media Freedom

Mideast unrest presents opportunities and danger (mostly the latter) for Western and Arab media. A quick overview of the state of media freedom in Egypt, Syria, Bahrain and Libya. Egypt: Blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the military. Activists like Mona Eltahawy and Basma Badr (via The Lede) are

3 Arms Smuggling Fails In One Week

Heads are sure to roll in Tehran after Israel, Egypt and Turkey all intercepted Iranian arms shipments yesterday. That’s three busts in one week. 1. Yesterday, Turkey forced an Iranian cargo plane (bound for Syria) to land after entering Turkish airspace. Hurriyet writes: The plane, reportedly carrying military equipment, was ordered to land after the

March 3 Blogging

• Dashiell Shapiro wants Gaza returned to Egypt. But she (gulp) hinges her argument on this point: Returning Gaza to Egyptian control could allow political and cultural influence to flow north instead of south. Specifically, a Muslim Brotherhood with relatively moderate positions necessary for competing in national elections could have a constructive influence on Hamas.

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

Anti-Semitism and Arab Democracy: Connecting the Dots

If you want to understand Israeli concerns about where the Egyptian revolution may go, Richard Cohen’s a must-read. Instead of talking about strategic issues or superficially discussing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist agenda, Cohen connects the dots between Nazi Germany, Palestinian nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism with today’s players. Dot no. 1: “Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of

Axis of Evil Already Meddling in Egypt

Tehran’s mullahs aren’t wasting time expanding their influence. Iran and Syria are already meddling in Egypt. Asharq al-Awsat picks up on the Axis of Evil’s latest plots: The Syrian analysts who drew up the report believe that although the Islamists were not behind what happened in Tunisia or Egypt, Islamist movements will soon be in

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