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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.

By EDITORIAL  |  November 30, 2012
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Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival

The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 05, 2012
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  September 16, 2011
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Narrative truth

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
By GREG COOK  |  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.
National Security
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  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
Conflicts
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 14, 2009


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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'
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  January 07, 2009
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The spectacle of terror

Images are weapons as real as bullets and bombs.
Why the attacks in Mumbai constitute a terrible threat
By EDITORIAL  |  December 03, 2008
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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
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008
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Israeli upstarts

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
By STEVEN LEE BEEBER  |  March 17, 2008
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Casting ballots

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2008


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Soundboy Punishments

Although dubstep has been hyped by critics, the genre has yet to gain much of a popular foothold outside its UK club strongholds.
Skull Disco
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 10, 2007
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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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 13, 2007
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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.
Bush's bullshit
By EDITORIAL  |  May 02, 2007

Taking sides

I want to congratulate you on your brave and wise editorial called, fittingly, “ The Brutal Truth .”
Letters to the Boston editor: August 11, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  August 09, 2006
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  August 07, 2006


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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
By EDITORIAL  |  July 28, 2006
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College students be damned

Neither public nor private institutions are doing enough to contain costs.
Plus, Islamic democracy?
By EDITORIAL  |  March 22, 2006
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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  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 23, 2006
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Fantasy World

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
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006
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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
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  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.
By Bill Thompson  |  December 18, 2005