Menafeeds | Egypt, Iran, Israel
– Abigail Hauslohner (Time) | Egypt’s New Challenge: Sinai’s Restive Bedouins | Abu Daoud opens the back door to his Land Cruiser in the darkness of the open desert and flicks on his cigarette lighter to illuminate the large, mounted, belt-fed machine gun in the trunk. “This is for the Egyptians,” he says, laughing.
– Muhammad Sahimi (Tehran Bureau, Pbs) | The Ten Days That Changed Iran | February 11 marks the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which toppled the regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, put an end to monarchy in Iran, and led to the theocracy that maintains control to this day. The Revolution was part of the century-old struggle of the Iranian people to establish a democratic political system and the rule of law.
– Hagai El-Ad (Coteret) | Israeli McCarthyism, circa 2010 | The deliberations in the Knesset yesterday (February 3 2010) breathed new life into Joseph McCarthy’s legacy. After a week of incitement against the New Israel Fund (NIF) and its human rights grantees, the nonsense reached parliament. [Tutto questo mentre in Italia si fa il tifo per uno come Dershowitz]