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Gaza: What next?
Widespread hopes among democracy-loving Europeans and Americans that the grassroots revolt against authoritarian governments of various stripes would usher in a new era of tolerance, peace, and understanding have not gone according to script.
| November 30, 2012
Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival
The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.
| October 05, 2012
What's wrong with the Palestinians' U.N. gambit
The Palestinian campaign to upgrade their diplomatic status at the United Nations is a train wreck in the making.
A dangerous charade
| September 16, 2011
For the majority of us Americans, Iraq and Afghanistan are a series of news-data points — number of Americans killed today, number of car bombs, spending tallies, estimates of civilian deaths.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s war story at the ICA
| November 13, 2009
Providence lawyer plays pioneering role in suing terrorists
The use of Predator drones and covert Special Forces teams is bound to be satisfying for many victims of terrorism.
| January 21, 2009
How much have we learned since 9-11?
When Israel launched recent attacks against Palestinian foes, killing hundreds, president-elect Obama and others repeated the familiar mantra of pro-Israel support, decrying Hamas and citing Israel's right to self-defense, ignoring how dead children, o
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| January 14, 2009
Clicking is caring
The war in Israel and Gaza has quickly expanded to Facebook, where backers of both camps are using many of the social networking site's features to voice their opinions in graphic and sometimes absurd ways.
Facebook becomes an Israeli-Palestinian 'battleground'
| January 07, 2009
The spectacle of terror
Images are weapons as real as bullets and bombs.
Why the attacks in Mumbai constitute a terrible threat
| December 03, 2008
The PTech connection?
Between late 2002 and early 2003, the now defunct Fleet Bank in Boston attracted the attention of federal anti-terrorist investigators.
Banking with terrorists
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| November 19, 2008
The sound of angry Israeli youth mocking the extreme right is growing in volume, so much so that it’s now reaching the US.
Punk takes hold in the Holy Land
STEVEN LEE BEEBER
| March 17, 2008
Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
| January 08, 2008
Although dubstep has been hyped by critics, the genre has yet to gain much of a popular foothold outside its UK club strongholds.
| December 10, 2007
State House steel cage match
Governor Carcieri certainly revealed his flair for the dramatic when he unleashed his proposal last week to ax 1000 state employees.
Carcieri and the legislature square off during a time of meager revenue
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| June 13, 2007
Four years later
In the aftermath of a surprise attack by Egypt and Syria that overwhelmed Israeli forces in 1973, a special commission was convened to determine what went wrong.
| May 02, 2007
I want to congratulate you on your brave and wise editorial called, fittingly, “ The Brutal Truth .”
Letters to the Boston editor: August 11, 2006
| August 09, 2006
The face of war
Meet Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, chief of Hezbollah and — as such — the culprit most responsible for triggering the latest war in the Middle East.
Hezbollah’s agenda is single-minded: destroy any hope for peace
| August 07, 2006
The brutal truth
The carnage is due to the aggression — the terror — of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that at best are dedicated to the destruction of Israel and at worst want to kill as many Jews in the Middle East as they can.
Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran and Syria — not Israel — are to blame for the unexpected war in the Middle East
| July 28, 2006
College students be damned
Neither public nor private institutions are doing enough to contain costs.
Plus, Islamic democracy?
| March 22, 2006
The Arab street
Watching the news lately, you can’t help thinking that nobody has an idea what’s going on in the Arab and Islamic world.
Merzak Allouache’s other world at the HFA
| February 23, 2006
The conclusion is inescapable: the position of the United States in the Middle East is far worse today than it was even two or three weeks ago.
The Phoenix editorial
| February 02, 2006
What democracy wrought
It was an eerie and unsettling reprise of George W. Bush’s embarrassing post–Hurricane Katrina interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer when he infamously declared, “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.”
Hamas’s “surprise” victory offers sobering lessons about grounding US foreign policy in democratic elections
| February 02, 2006
Rice seeks Gaza border deal
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday an agreement over Gaza border crossings was "in sight" and extended her Middle East trip to try to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
| December 18, 2005
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