Hugh Fitzgerald

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In Scotland, Israel Denounced for ‘Apartheid’; Its Soccer Team Begs to Differ

“Apartheid.” An “Apartheid State.” Israel=South Africa. It’s one of the constant themes of the Anti-Israel International. At a soccer game in Scotland, outside the stadium…

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U.S. Aid to Lebanon Helps Hezbollah

Hezbollah is now, and has been for several decades, the most powerful political and military force in Lebanon. Yet it is also, following the Beirut…

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Bahrain Joins the ‘Circle of Peace’

Ever since the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, there has been excited speculation about which Arab country would be next, and…

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Imam of Great Mosque in Mecca Hints at Normalization with Israel

The imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque has given a hint that Saudi Arabia may be moving toward normalization of ties with Israel. The story of…

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Pakistanis Mete Out Sharia ‘Justice’ to ‘Blasphemers’

We are all familiar with the blasphemy charges that, in Pakistan as in some other Muslim states, can lead to a death sentence. Such charges…

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Arab League Turns Down Palestinian Draft Resolution

The Palestinians can feel the ground shift under their feet, as they begin to recognize how little they now count for in the Arab states.…

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Charlie Hebdo Reprints Muhammad Cartoons, Pakistan Goes Crazy

Charlie Hebdo, yet again, is heroically standing up for free speech. The French satirical weekly’s cartoonists – surely among the bravest people in the world…

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Macron, Back in Beirut, Gives Lebanese Leaders a Warning on the Need to Reform (Part 2)

Macron, in Beirut at the end of August, engaged in some symbolic acts before getting down to the business of lecturing his hosts on the…

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Macron, Back in Beirut, Gives Lebanese Leaders a Warning on the Need to Reform (Part 1)

The French President, who has been the foreign leader most involved in pushing for reforms of the Lebanese political system, is back in Beirut to…

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Turkey Drives a Hard Bargain in Libya (Part 3)

Erdogan has been systematically jailing his enemies, especially those secularists who have remained loyal to the ideals of Ataturk. It is unsurprising that this supporter…

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