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Is It Palestine’s Turn?
By Samer Araabi
The Palestinian people — and the rest of the world — have begun to realize that even an iron fist can only maintain its grip for so long. And yet, despite the widespread anger that led to the fall of the Mubarak regime in Egypt, Western powers are busily building its counterpart in the West Bank. Palestinian anger has become larger and more coordinated than many expected, and its “Mubarak moment” may be very close at hand. If the Arab revolutions empower Palestinians to build a mass movement for independence, and if the new Arab governments push Israel’s neighbors to play a more active role in the Palestinian struggle, then Israeli regional hegemony could be significantly compromised. Read article.
Michael Rubin’s Private Jihad
By Ali Gharib and Eli Clifton
In two recent entries on the blog of the neoconservative flagship magazine Commentary, Michael Rubin attacked a number of journalists and organizations for making use of Right Web profiles. Despite calling for a congressional investigation into PBS’s linking to Right Web profiles, Rubin fails to show how any of the profiles are “fake” or “conspiracy-riddled.” (Lobelog) Read article.
Hannah, a political pundit and former Dick Cheney advisor closely associated with the hawkish “pro-Israel” lobby, is now a senior fellow at the neoconservative Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
In March 2011, with the United States engaged in several military conflicts across the Greater Middle East, Freedom House and the Progressive Policy Institute launched the Iran Strategy Task Force to push the Obama administration to aggressively pursue democratic change in Iran.
Some former ideologues that worked in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy — home of the notorious Office of Special Plans — during the first George W. Bush administration appear eager to reshape history.
Nash is a Fox News analyst, executive for military contractors, and advisor to several rightwing advocacy organizations, including the Center for Security Policy.
Van Cleave is a former Pentagon official who has been closely associated with hawkish advocacy campaigns for decades, including efforts to derail the Obama administration’s passage of the New START Treaty with Russia.
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