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The Guardian
Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 & leaves 200 wounded UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given
By Peter Beaumont


The Washington Post
We ae Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve - - Yael Even Or is an Israeli journalist and activist who, during her service, evaluated candidates for the recruitment department of the Israeli army. She currently lives in New York City.
By Yael Even Or


The National Policy
The end game in Gaza - - Can Netanyahu really demilitarize the Strip without making Hamas a partner?
By Aaron David Miller


The New York Post
The farce continues in the latest Iran nuke talks - - The latest round of talks in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program has ended with, guess what, tacit agreement to hold further talks for four more months. Both Iran and the...
By Amir Taheri


News Analysis
The New York Times
Gaza's mounting death toll - - The fighting is terrorizing innocent people on both sides of the border. It is past time for a cease-fire and for a plan that offers a more stable future for both Israelis and Palestinians.
By The Editorial Boards

Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
Empty acronyms - - Why the Central African Republic Has Many Peacekeepers, But No Peace
By Angela Meyer & Martin Welz

Iraq Crisis
The Daily Telegraph
Iraq jihadists blow up ' Jonah's tomb in Mousul ' - - Islamic State insurgents destroy reputed burial site of a prophet known in the Bible as Jonah after storming Iraqi city
By AFP

Opinions
The Washington Post
We ae Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve - - Yael Even Or is an Israeli journalist and activist who, during her service, evaluated candidates for the recruitment department of the Israeli army. She currently lives in New York City.
By Yael Even Or

Opinions
The Foreign Affairs
Fear & boredom in Vienna - - Vienna's opulent Palais Coburg was originally designed as a palace for Austria’s former Habsburg dynasty. But amid the tense negotiating sessions over the future of Iran's nuclear program, it could sometimes feel more like a prison -- for diplomats and journalists alike
By Hooman Majd

Opinions
The National Review
Pro - Palestinian pundit pillories press - - MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal won’t admit Hamas is winning the media war
By Molly Wharton

News Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
The march of ISIS in Iraq: can pentagon advisors help stop it? - - Despite the collapse of Iraqi defenses in June, there are still 'extremely capable' units in Iraq that the US 'should not write off,' a top State Department official tells Congress.
By Anne Mulrine

Opinions
The New York Post
The farce continues in the latest Iran nuke talks - - The latest round of talks in Vienna on Iran’s nuclear program has ended with, guess what, tacit agreement to hold further talks for four more months. Both Iran and the...
By Amir Taheri

Analysis
The Foreign Policy
The slaughter of innocents - - Why collateral damage undoes the best-laid plans of "limited" war makers.
By David Rohkopf

ISIS - Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Al - Qaeda snubs Caliphate by renewing allegiance to Taliban - - New online publication offers first response to rise of the Islamic State as extremist groups tussle for leadership of global jihad New online publication offers first response to rise of the Islamic State as extremist groups tussle for leadership of global jihad
By Rob Grilly

News Analysis
The New Republic
How to save Iraq - - This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.
By Zalmay Khalilzad & Kenneth M. Pollack

Opinions
The National Review
Property & peace - - The irreplaceable basis for a prosperous and decent society is property
By Kevin D. Williamson

Middle East
The Guardian
Israel & Hamas will struggle to turn Gaza's suffering into tangible gains - - Hamas must ease Gaza's blockade and free prisoners as deaths rise, while Israel must improve security to justify its own losses
By Ian Black

Iraq & Human Rights
The Foreign Policy
Is Iran about to lash out at its dissidents? - - Because the resistance is instrumental in exposing double-dealing by Tehran, it may attack to end dissidents' ability to reveal regime secrets
By Raymond Tanter

Iran Negotiations
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran nuclear talks: Is a comprehensive deal still on the table? - - Iran and five world powers agreed last week to extend by four months a deadline for reaching a final deal aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. But a yawning gulf still has to be bridged
By Scott Peterson

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Gaza hospital hit in fatal Israeli attack - - •At least four killed in attack on al-Asqa martyrs hospital •Obama adds to international pressure on Israel •Dozens killed in single attack as deathtoll tops 500
By Mathew Weaver

Opium
The New York Times
Shake - up on opium island - - Tasmania, with its huge poppy crop, is the top producer of a crucial raw material in prescription drugs. But companies fear that they depend too much on that harvest
By Keith Bradsher

Israel - Palestinians
The Daily Telegraph
Tears & gunshots: on shift with one of Gaza's paramedics - - Dispatch: Omar Mansour describes how his ambulance is shot at by Israeli soldiers and how he cries when he eventually returns home to his family
By David Blairs

Analysis
The USA Today
Palestine occupied by Islamism as much as Israel - - Political Islamists push out legitimate Muslim groups and contribute to regional dysfunction.
By Qanta Ahmed

Israel - Palestinians
The Christian Science Monitor
Gaza conflict: Israeli shift from skies to below ground - - For years, Israel has considered rocket fire from Gaza to be the largest security threat. But now the Jewish state is more worried about what's going on below.
By Christa Case Bryant


Iran's Press Freedoms
The Foreign Policy
Iranian authorities arrested U.S. journalist - - Iran’s chief justice Gholamhossein Esmaili confirmed the arrest of the Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian along with his wife Yeganeh Salehi
By Ria Novosti

Iran Negotiations
The Christian Science Monitor
Iran nuclear talks: Is a comprehensive deal still on the table? - - Iran and five world powers agreed last week to extend by four months a deadline for reaching a final deal aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. But a yawning gulf still has to be bridged.
By Scott Peterson

Human Rights
The Guardian
Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 & leaves 200 wounded UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given
By Peter Beaumont

Israel - Palestinians
The New Republic
The Israeli army knew Gaza was a " ticking bomb " before war broke out - - They were even developing a plan to improve conditions there
By Neri Zilber

News Analysis
The National Policy
The end game in Gaza - - Can Netanyahu really demilitarize the Strip without making Hamas a partner?
By Aaron David Miller

Analysis
The Christian Science Monitor
' one blood, one enemy ' : solidarity for Gaza boils in West Bank - - Anger is building in the West Bank amid the ongoing Israeli operation in Gaza, particularly toward Palestinian Authority security forces trying to tamp down demonstrations
By Ben Lynfield

Health
The Guardian
Indian boy has 232 teeth removed - - Surgeons operating on lump in Ashik Gavai's jaw found many 'pearl-like teeth' and a solid 'marble-like' growth
By AFP

Opinions
The National Review
Holding Iran accountable - - As any good negotiator knows, it is only with pressure that the best deals are achieved
By Marco Rubio

Europe & Russia
The Foreign Affairs
The Dutch disaster - - Out to earn a dollar on the Russian natural resource trade, European nations such as the Netherlands have long kept smiling as the Kremlin has continued to humiliate them. But now the airline disaster, combined with Moscow’s attempts to cover up its role in the tragedy, will likely force Europe to get real about its eastern neighbor
By Mitchell A. Orenstein

Israel - Palestinians
The Guardian
Lib Dem David Ward refuses to apologise for Gaza Tweet - - MP says he does not condone firing of rockets into Israel but 'I understand why people are so desperate that they are doing it'
By Rowena Mason

Interview & Discussion
The Foreign Policy
A time of unprecedented instability? - - A conversation with Zbigniew Brzezinski on today's worldwide turmoil, overstating Iran's near-term nuclear threat, and why a return to global order may rest on the relationship between the United States and China
By David Rothkopf

Israel & Human Rights
The Daily Telegraph
Gaza conflict: a huge population on the move in a tiny enclave - UN fears humanitarian disaster - - The Rohme family now sleep on two mattresses in the bare corridor of a school and are just one example of the increasing number of refugees in Gaza
By David Blair

Analysis
The Foreign Policy - Shadow Government
If there's no nuclear agreement with Iran, what's next? - - Extending the talks is highly desirable to both the Obama administration and the Tehran regime, but for very different reasons.
By G. William Heiser & Amir Fakhravar

News Analysis
The Foreign Affairs
How Hamas won - - Israel's tactical achievements against Hamas can't be minimized. But they do not equal a strategic victory. War, as Clausewitz famously taught, is the continuation of politics by other means. Wars are fought to realign politics in a way that benefits the victor and is detrimental to the loser. But the Israelis have lost sight of this distinction
By Ariel Ilan Roth

Middle East
The Daily Telegraph
Jihadists seize ancient Iraqi monestery & expel monks - - Islamic State fighters order monks to leave fourth-century monastery after issuing ultimatum to Christians to leave, convert, die or pay protection money, local residents say
By AFP

Opinions
The Washington Post
How to break the Iran nuclear stalemate - - Getting a nuclear deal requires reengaging with the Middle East
By Ray Takeyh

Israel & Human Rights
The Guardian
Israelis gather to cheer as bombs drop on Gaza - - People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive
By Harriet Sherwood

Analysis
The New York Times
Faith - based fanatics - - God is on a rampage in 2014, a bit like the Old Testament scourge who gave direct instructions to people to kill one another.
By Timothy Egan

Middle East
The Foreign Affairs
Expandable Egypt - - Why Cairo Can't Broker a Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas
By Benedetta & Zack Gold

Middle East
The Guardians
Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic state warns Christians - - Insurgents issue ultimatum to Iraq's dwindling Christian population to abide by 'dhimma' contract or face the sword
By Reuters



    
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