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March 27th

Gaza war crimes accusations start to haunt Israel
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The National - March 25, 2009 - 11:00pm

NEW YORK // Accused of firing white phosphorous shells over densely packed communities and using a child as a human shield, Israeli troops are increasingly fielding allegations of war crimes committed during the Gaza onslaught.


March 23rd

Suing Politicians for Political Malpractice
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Middle East Times - March 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

A QUESTION OF ACCOUNTABILITY: In the waning days of the George W. Bush administration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized new guidelines making it easier to promote "off-label" drug uses that medical experts say could lead to deadly prescriptions for patients. Douglas Briggs, of Cornelius, NC, USA killed himself after taking Neurontin, a drug approved for epilepsy to help ease his back pain but is suspected of causing suicidal behavior. (Family/Charlotte Observer via Newscom)


March 12th

Area's Palestinians Mourn Loss of a Symbol
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Washington Post - November 12, 2004 - 12:00am

No one would call Sami Parbhoo a slavish follower of Yasser Arafat's. Over the years, the 32-year-old Takoma Park resident has freely criticized the Palestinian leader's rule. The mismanagement. The reports of corruption. The centralization of power. And yet, when Parbhoo, a Palestinian immigrant, woke up yesterday and learned that Arafat had died, he was shocked. Suddenly, his heart felt heavy.


Fences Don't Always Make Good Neighbors
Media Mention of ATFP In Seattle Post-Intelligencer - January 14, 2004 - 12:00am

Henry Kissinger still wants to be a player in U.S. foreign policy, but he is off base on a crucial issue in the Middle East. I'm convinced that Kissinger would give up all his riches -- accumulated by parlaying his government expertise into lucrative business connections -- if he could be secretary of state-in-perpetuity. Power has always meant more to him than money. When he was guiding our nation's foreign affairs in 1969 and the early 1970s as President Nixon's national security adviser and secretary of state, the world was his chessboard.


Bush's Inaction Over General's Islam Remarks Riles Two Faiths; Muslims call for rebuke of Boykin, but such a move could isolate key Christian supporters
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Los Angeles Times - November 23, 2003 - 12:00am

More than a month has passed since the disclosure that a fundamentalist Christian policymaker at the Pentagon had disparaged Muslims for worshipping idols. Yet to U.S. diplomats charged with selling America to the Arab world, the remarks by Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin are an albatross they cannot seem to shake. "I get calls from officials in Arab countries every day about Boykin," said James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute. "They are stunned nothing has happened."


Obama Administration Overhauls US Mideast Policy
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Voice of America - March 10, 2009 - 11:00pm

The Obama administration is moving quickly to overhaul American policy on the Middle East, sending top envoys to the region and promising to push hard for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Some regional analysts warn conditions on the ground may make progress especially difficult.  



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