Sunday Post, Zambia
George W. Bush
Arrives in Zambia

“This is a big thing for
us in terms of tourism
development. It (his
visit) will assist us in
marketing Livingstone
as a tourism destination.
President Bush and his
wife visit will help us
market our tourism
potential to Americans.”

— EDITORIAL, Business Day

BUSH IS BACK IN AFRICA

BUSINESS DAY: Muslim
Lawyers Fail in Bid to have
Obama Arrested Upon Arrival

BUSINESS DAY: What Should
Zuma Tell President Obama?

TIMES LIVE: 'Obama
Disappointed Millions' says
Communist League Chief

TIMES LIVE: Hundreds Protest
Obama: 'World's Top Assassin'


Sud Quotidien, Senegal
Obama in Senegal: A
'Triumph of Gestures'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The gestures and actions of
the Senegal administration
are visibly reassuring to its
American counterpart, that
advocates 'strong institutions'
rather than strong men.”

— COLUMNIST Malick Ndaw

A MEETING LONG IN COMING

Business Day, South Africa
America Remains a
Good Friend to Have

“It is said that in politics the
only thing worse than getting
negative attention is being
ignored. Barack Obama should
take some consolation in this
when he sees the thousands of
protesters that protest his visit.”

— EDITORIAL, Business Day

FREE SPEECH IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Citizen, Tanzania
Why the Visit by 'Big
Brother Obama' Should
Concern Tanzanians

“Kenyans need not envy our
three countries. In fact, they
should pray for Tanzania and
the others that have been so
'blessed' as to have Big Brother
call on them. ... Tanzanians
should be worried - very
worried. There is a very high
probability that their wealth
is about to be up for grabs.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Nyanje

ALL ABOUT MINERAL WEALTH?

The Citizen, Tanzania
In Snubbing Kenya, Obama
Acts Like Typical 'Luo' Man

“In Africa, a son inherits his father's
ethnicity and all things related to it,
which means President Obama is a
Luo, and at least unofficially, a
Kenyan citizen. He is neither an
African-American, nor U.S. citizen. ...
Has he snubbed his ancestral home?
Not at all! He is simply acting like
any other American head of state!”

— COLUMNIST Mobhare Matinyi

OBAMA'S VISIT ROILS AFRICANS

Debka File, Israel
Russian Marines, Air
Power Head to Syria

“Putin is giving the West
due warning that if they
persist in arming the
rebels further, a Russian
troop landing in Syria
will occur in the guise
of an action to evacuate
Russian nationals there.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

ANOTHER SYRIA FACE-OFF?

Business Day, South Africa
Americans Too Willing
to Surrender Freedoms

“Freedom is in decline. Whether
the programme is called social
security or Obamacare or PRISM,
the professed purpose is always
the same: to secure the well-
being of the nation's citizenry.”

— LAWYER Rex Van Schalkwyk

BUSINESS DAY: NSA Snooping -
Throwing Stones in Glass Houses

BUSINESS DAY: Lessons
for South Africa in the U.S.
Surveillance Scandal

INDEPENDENT ONLINE:
Obama in Africa to be
Secured on Land, Sea, Air

TIMES LIVE: Johannesburg
Students, Faculty Reject
Honorary Degree for Obama


Xewmedia, Senegal
Africa Needs Obama to Join
Fight Against Witch Hunting

“President Obama should ask Africans
to draw a lesson from European witch
hunting and the Salem witch hunts that
occurred in America and condemn the
ritual killing of albinos in Tanzania,
hunchbacks in Nigeria, and witch killing
and abuses in Kenya, Nigeria, Lesotho,
Uganda and in the state of Sierra Leone.”

— COLUMNIST Leo Igwe

TIME TO WEIGH IN ON WITCH HUNTING?

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Oklahoma 'Infidels' and
Our So-Called 'Muslims'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Some Syrians find themselves
in hastily-built humanitarian aid
camps, their bodies, and those
of their women ravaged by
monsters in human form. All
that was left of the honor of
these poor souls has been
stolen by evil predators. ...
In Oklahoma, families found
themselves without a roof
over their heads, after the
latest tornado flattened their
homes. However, they at least
were greeted with open arms
by generous souls who stood
by them, embraced them,
and who eased their burdens.”

— COLUMNIST Hassan Al-Khafaji

PLIGHT OF SYRIA'S REFUGEE WOMEN

Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Says Unlike
2009, Presidential Vote in
2013 will 'Frustrate Enemies'

“Ayatollah Khamenei said that failure
to abide by the law was the cause of
the 2009 post-election unrest. ... The
leader said opposing views expressed
by the candidates during live debates
exposed those who accuse the Islamic
Republic of muzzling free speech. ...
'However, I have reservations about
certain issues raised in the debates w
hich, God willing, I will explain after
the election,' the supreme leader said.”

— NEWS ITEM, Kayhan

ELECTION 'EXCITEMENT' TAKES HOLD IN IRAN

The Jerusalem Post, Israel
Security Needs vs.
Democratic Rights

“Democracies around the world
struggle to defend themselves
against terrorism without at the
same time undermining the very
freedoms which they value and
which they are willing to fight
to protect. Only through lively
public debate and very careful
deliberation is it possible to
strike the right balance. In
Israel and around the world, the
NSA surveillance controversy
provides a perfect opportunity.”

— EDITORIAL, The Jerusalem Post

WHAT IS THE 'RIGHT BALANCE'?

JERUSALEM POST: Enemies of the
State: Edward Snowden, Anat Kam

JERUSALEM POST: Israel is Losing America

Buisiness Day, South Africa
Obama Sets 'Dubious
Example' on Freedom

“Obama's attitude to the NSA
surveillance program echoes
comments made by our State
Security Minister Siyabonga
Cwele. ... Obama and Cwele
want us to swallow the lie
that it is okay to surrender
a liberty or two because the
bad guys won’t be stopped
otherwise. ... What kind of
example is Obama setting? ”

— COLUMNIST Sipho Hlongwane

CWELE AND OBAMA OF SAME MIND

The Jerusalem Post, Israel
Recalling RFK's Murder
as 'Palestinian Terror'

“The truth - which most people
overlook – was that this Kennedy
assassination was the first major
case of Palestinian terrorism
that targeted the United States.”

— COLUMNIST, Dr. Gil Troy

WHERE PALESTINIAN TERROR BEGAN?

Al-Haram, Egypt
Egypt Court Defends
NGO Verdict; Decries
'Soft U.S. Imperialism'

“in defense of controversial
verdicts on non-governmental
organizations, Cairo Criminal
Court asserts that foreign-
funded civil society aims to
'destabilize, weaken and
dismantle' beneficiary states.”

— REPORTER Ayat Al-Tawy

Khaleej Times, U.A.E.
Iraq's al-Qaeda 'Bombshell'

“Iraq's public announcement that it
has unearthed an al-Qaeda plot to
lay hands on its chemical weapons is
nothing short of a bombshell. ...
Iraq's claim that the ultimate aim of
the group was to smuggle the agents
to Europe and North America will
kick off wide-scale investigations.”

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

IRAQ WMDS THAT AL-QAEDA IS STEALING?

The Daily Independent, Nigeria
Shame on Nigeria ... Barack
Obama is Right to Shun Us!

“Isn't it a shame that the first African-
American in the White House is to visit
the continent a second time without
stopping in Nigeria? ... How long will
we continue to deceive ourselves? We
are now a laughing stock among nations.”

— COLUMNIST Habib Aruna

NIGERIA - AND KENYA - FEEL OBAMA'S LASH

Kayhan, Iran
Presidential Candidates:
Nuclear Policy Decided by
the Supreme Leader Only

“Whoever is elected president in
June, uranium enrichment will be
pursued without fear of the enemy
... The president must demonstrate
this clearly to the supreme leader.”

— PRESIDNETIAL CANDIDATE
Saeed Jalili

KHAMENEI: HOLDING ALL THE CARDS

Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Arkansas Residents Ill
After Exxon Pipeline Rupture

RealVideoMay 29, 00:00:47

"Should the U.S. expand its network of
oil pipelines, particularly the pipeline to
Canada's oils sands, with the recent spate
of accidents? Will victims in the United
States get justice in the face of Exxon's
public relations and legal onslaught?”

— INSIDE STORY Host Shihab Rattanssi

WHAT IS TO COME FOR MAJOR OIL FIRMS?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Israel's Interests in Syria

“It is a mistake for Israelis to
express support for Assad.
Israel should stay out of the
Syrian conflict altogether
while hoping for the fall of
the Assad regime. Ultimately,
Israel would be better served
by a failed state next door than
by a strong, Iran-backed entity.”

— EDITORIAL, Jerusalem Post


NASARALLAH'S PLEDGE TO ASSAD

RealVideoVIDEO: Nasrallah Pledges Army for Assad


DEBKA FILE: Hezbullah Chief
Pledges Tens of Thousands
to Fight for Bashar Assad

JERUSALEM POST: 'Abbas
Under Pressure to Talks
Without Preconditions'

JERUSALEM POST: 'Netanyahu
Will Not Freeze Settlements'

ISRAEL HAYUM: Demise
of Middle East Borders

JERUSALEM POST: 'Abbas Under
Pressure to Talk - No Preconditions'

ISRAEL HAYUM: Peace Pushers
and Cognitive Dissonance

JERUSALEM POST: Washington
Watch: Is Hillary Inevitable?


Debka File, Israel
Israel: 'Syria Will Pay
for Golan Escalation'

“Our policy is clear – we don't
interfere in Syria's civil war,
but neither will we let the fire
spill over onto our territory.
Last night ... we destroyed a
Syrian army position on Golan,
which fired at an IDF patrol.”

— DEFENSE MINISTER
Moshe Yaalon

WILL ISRAEL ENTER SYRIAN WAR?


ISRAEL HAYUM: No Need to
Show Assad the Door ... Yet

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Anti-Israel
NGOs Receive U.S. Funding

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Many Syria
Rebels Despise the West as
Much as they Despise Assad


Al-Arabiya, U.A.E.
Angelina Jolie and
the Love for Life

“Following her brave
'medical choice,' a lot of
people realized that her
inner beauty is equal to
her outer beauty. This
is down to her maturity,
wisdom and bravery,
commitment to human
rights around the world.”

— COLUMNIST Mazen Hayek

Zaman, Turkey
Explaining Anti-American
Turkey's Plea for American
Intervention in Syria War

TRANSLATED FROM TURKISH

“Washington come under fire when
it intervenes in the region (in Libya)
or when it does not (in Syria). ...
Pleas to the U.S. for help toppling
Assad, in particular from Turkey,
stand out against the backdrop of
continuing strong anti-Americanism.”

— COLUMNIST Joost Lagendijk

WANTING AND NOT WANTING - AMERICA

Debka File, Israel
Russian Navy Deploys;
Turkey Weighs Strike
on Syria for Bombing

“Putin clearly sees Obama's
decision to keep the U.S.
out of military involvement
in the Syrian conflict as an
open gateway for a Russian
military comeback to the
Middle East after a 21-year
absence, armed with a
wide array of weapons for
winning over new clients.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

OTHER PARTIES MOVE IN CLOSER

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Israeli Raid on Syria Nearly
Provoked an 'All-Out War'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Despite the weaponry, the money
and men sent to Syria to fight with
the opposition, they were losing
ground to the regime's forces.”

— REPORTER Scarlett Haddad

RUSSIA AND AMERICA - HOLDING HANDS

Debka File, Israel
After Israel's Strikes: Syria
Threatens 'War of Attrition';
All Parties on 'Tenterhooks'

“The new direction of things may
derail U.S. plans for a superpower
deal to bring the horrific Syrian
crisis to a close. The local players,
Khamenei, Assad and Nasrallah, are
getting ready to grab the wheel
and push the U.S. and Israel out of
the driver's seat. ... All the parties
concerned, from Washington and
Moscow, to Jerusalem, Tehran,
Damascus and Beirut, were waiting
on tenterhooks to see who would
make the next move in the crisis.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
Abraham, Moses, Arabs and
Israel: Obama 'Imposing
Palestine' is Not the Answer

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Dr. Khalife said in two consecutive
sentences that the Israelis should have
stayed 'at home in Chaldea,' but that
Palestine is 'Arab' in the 'middle of
the Arab world.' So he denounces an
invasion that took place 1,800 years
before Christ, but endorses one that
occurred 700 years after Christ. By
his logic, the Arab people should
have 'stayed home in Arabia.' ...”

— COLUMNIST Ali Jamaleddine

OLD TESTEMENT AND THE MIDEAST MAP

All4Syria, Syria
As Assad Kills His
Own, Israel Moves
Freely Across Sky

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“For everything Israel
has done, it remains the
number one enemy of
the Syrian people. But by
exercising the military
option, Israel has been
able to do what the entire
world and Arabs with them
have been unable to do.”

— COLUMNIST Samir Matini

ISRAELIS: SHOWING UP ASSAD

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
President Obama: Impose
Palestine Just as Truman
Imposed the State of Israel

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Truman's America became complicit
in the second terrorism and second
genocide carried out by Israeli Jews,
when in 1948, he reimposed this
spoiler state, dissolved for 2000 years
by the anathema of Jesus Christ [the
separation from, or death of, Jesus].”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Charles Khalife

SHOULD OBAMA RECOGNIZE PALESTINE?

Al Mada, Iraq
Nasrallah vs. Qaradawi:
Battling Sheikhs Turning
Syria into Repeat of Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The views of these two sheikhs
may be as diametrically opposed
as the color of their headgear, but
both are issuing fatwas for political
and sectarian purposes. With the
Syrian regime's stubbornness and
persistence in resorting to force,
and the fragmentation within the
Syrian opposition, we are seeing an
almost perfect reproduction of the
Iraqi scenario, which has so far
produced nothing but destruction.”

— COLUMNIST Hazem Mubaidin

SUNNIS AND SHIITES BATTLE FOR SYRIA

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
America's Red Line
is a 'Syrian Halabja'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Years ago, the George W.
Bush administration was
deliberately engaged in a
false diagnosis of pregnancy
- WMDs allegedly held by
Saddam - and America gave
birth to a devastating, unjust
war against Iraq. Obama
learned the lesson well -
but did he learn it too well?”

— COLUMNIST Issa Goraieb

LEBANON INTO MAELSTROM

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Israel's Message to Assad'

“While statesmen of other nations
seem to make declarations without
having any intention of standing
behind their words, Israel will not
tolerate Syria's crossing its red lines.
And that is an important message for
mullahs of the Islamic Republic, too.”

— EDITORIAL, Jerusalum Post

ISRAEL HITS SYRIA - BUT FOR WHO?

ISRAEL HAYOM: 'Who Dares, Wins'
ISRAEL HAYOM: A Message to Iran
YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama
and Netanyahu's 'New Red Line'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel,
U.S. Coordinate to Thin Out
Syria's Weapon Stockpiles

JERUSALEM POST: Why the
U.S. Must Now Lead in Syria

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel
Enforcing Red Lines on Syria


Tishreen, Syria
The Global 'Chemical Arms
Conspiracy' Against Syria

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The recent pilgrimage of Gulf leaders
to the White House - their new Kaaba -
proves that the objective of their trip
was to create and implement a chemical
weapons conspiracy against the beating
heart of Arab nationalism ... Syria.”

— COLUMNIST Raghda Mardini

THE LIES AND THE SUFFERING CONTINUE

Al Rai, Jordan
Shaking Russian Backing
for Syria's Bashar al-Assad

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Russian support for Syria is not only
a matter of Moscow's desire to retain
its Mediterranean 'warm water' port
or the global geostrategic struggle
between the Russia-China camp and
the U.S.-Europe camp. While these
are important, they aren't primary.”

— COLUMNIST Hamadeh Faraneh

Daily Star, Lebanon
Syrian Crisis Again
Shows U.S. Hypocrisy

“In the two long years since
the Syria conflict erupted, the
United States has unwittingly
showed much about its foreign
policy preoccupations and its
motives, all of which point to
a nation losing its superpower
status and world policeman role.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

Al Rai, Jordan
To Alter 'Traits', Arab Men
Should 'Marry Women from
Asia, China Africa and West'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“From now on, Arab childbearing should
be Westernized. I don't mean that that
Arab men should marry only women from
the West, but also from China, Asia and
Africa. Perhaps then, our Arab and 'Mid-
Eastern traits' as they call them, will
diminish and eventually disappear, and
thus become like a form of camouflage.”

— COLUMNIST Ahmad Hasan Al Zouby

TIME FOR ARABS TO THINK GENETICALLY?

Debka File, Israel
Non-Response to Assad's
Chem Weapons Use Would
Encourage Nuclear Iran

“While very reluctant to embroil
America in the Syrian war, those
'red lines' would be discounted as
meaningless by the world, the
Mideast and most of all, Israel, if
President Obama holds back now.”

— COLUMNIST Dan Margalit

JERUSLEM POST: Culpability vs.
Responsibility - Lesson from Boston

JERUSALEM POST: An American
Holocaust? ... Assessing the threat

JERUSALEM POST:
Syria and its Implications

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel Wary
about U.S. Intervention in Syria

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Islamic
Indoctrination in Boston

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Western World Must Wake Up

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'As if
they Caught Another bin Laden'


Al Rai, Jordan
Growing Signs of America's
'Inevitable Fall from Grace'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“America has failed to learn even a
single lesson from its misadventures,
starting with its defeat in and pullout
from Vietnam, where it lost more
than 65,000 soldiers, all the way to
its failure to succeed in Afghanistan.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Omar Al Hadrami

Kayhan, Iran
Iran Calls Canadian Charge
it is Connected to al-Qaeda
Train Scheme 'Ridiculous'

“In recent years, Canada's radical
government has put into practice
a policy of harassing Iran, and it is
clear that in this case, Ottawa
is pursuing these hostile actions.”

— Foreign Ministry Spokesman
Ramin Mehmanparast

WAS TEHRAN HELPING THIS MAN?

Al Ghad, Jordan
U.S.-Zionist Plan for 'Blood
Borders' Proceeding Apace

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This holy war against Syria, backed by
Arab oil, will 'set the record straight'
and change the borders according to
Israeli interests, thus entrenching the
dominance of the religiously-based
Jewish state.”

— COLUMNIST Jihad Al Muhaysin

U.S.-ISRAEL 'PLOT' GOING AS PLANNED?

Al Ghad, Jordan
U.S. Troops in Jordan: It is
Unwise to Oppose Uncle Sam

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Those who want to fight America can
join al-Qaeda, which has been doing so
for two decades since it dragged U.S.
soldiers through the streets of Somalia.
But those who seek to build state and
civil relations must not proceed down
this disastrous path. Anyone who thinks
otherwise can go live in Kandahar.”

— COLUMNIST Yasir Abu Hilalah

ON THE GROUND ALONG THE SYRIAN BORDER

Al Hayat Al Jadidah, Palestinian Territories
'Washington Indicts
Itself' with its Annual
Human Rights Report

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is laughable for Assistant
Secretary Uzra Zeya to deny
her country's support for new
regimes that suppress liberty,
particularly religious liberty.
All of us know that these dark
forces greatly resemble the
ones ousted in the first place.”

— COLUMNIST
Hafez Al Barghouthi

TOO 'HONEST' OF A REPORT?

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Saudi Arabia: A Criminal
State Responsible for Most
of World's Terror Attacks

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“What crime did the participants of
the Boston Marathon commit that
Saudi Arabia felt the need to avenge
itself against them? What crime did
a ten-year-old boy commit to make
him worthy of murder in front of
his mother, and while he happily
watched and supported his father
as he participated in the race? ...
A strict stand against this corrupt
government, which is so full of
hatred and criminal tendencies
toward humanity, must be taken.”

— COLUMNIST Zuhayr Chantaf

IS THE U.S. TOO CLOSE TO THE SAUDIS?

Dar al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia
Why Isn't Saudi Embassy
Suing U.S. Media Over
Marathon Defamations?

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“ If the Saudi Foreign Ministry
fails to act or respond to this
demand, which I consider to be
one of the entire nation, what
is to stop us from launching a
public campaign to raise money
to hire a respected U.S. law
firm to defend us against such
defamation and incitement
of hatred toward our nation?”

— COLUMNIST
Abdelaziz al-Suwayed

CLEARED OF CRIME - BUT SMEARED

Debka File, Israel
Tsarnaev Brothers were
'Double Agents' Who Faked
America into Terror Trap

“DEBKA File's sources conclude that
the brothers were double agents,
hired by U.S. and Saudi intelligence,
to penetrate Wahhabi networks which,
helped by Saudi money, have spread
across the restive Russian Caucasus.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAVE U.S. AND SAUDIS BEEN PLAYED?

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
The Boston Marathon
Blasts and Bombs in
Iraq: No Comparison

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“With all due respect to the
human soul, which is sacred
wherever it is found, one
cannot compare events in
Boston to the explosions and
shelling my people have had
to endure, without knowing
where they come from or
when they will end. All they
know is that from time to time,
there will be piles of corpses.”

— COLUMNIST Ali al-Katib

Al Ghad, Jordan
Bostonians Hit By the
'Plague of the Century'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The plague of blood unleashed
after Sept. 11 is now impacting
everywhere. Boston has been
struck by the plague like other
places in the world; innocent
people have been murdered
and maimed. The world is no
longer safe; all are threatened. ”

— COLUMNIST Jihad Al Muhaysin

BOSTON SUSPECTS SPOTTED

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
'Having Sown the Wind ...
America Reaps Whirlwind'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The victims in Boston and other
places are suffering as a result of
a ball of fire striking at America
for its ever-growing involvement
in terror, based on the proverb:
'they have sown the wind, and
they shall reap the whirlwind!'”

— COLUMNIST Filah Al Mishaal

BOSTON: FOREIGN POLICY 'BLOWBACK'?

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Will Americans Learn
the Right Lesson from
the Boston Bombings?

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Will the Boston bombings be
the start of a terror transition
for America, and an end to
America's support for Wahhabi
terrorism and its masterminds
in the Gulf? Or will it serve as
a pretext to launch a new war,
as occurred after September 11?”

— COLUMNIST Ahmad Kazem

IS TERROR A U.S. POLICY TOOL?

Debka File, Israel
Saudi Terror Cell, Possibly
al-Qaeda, Behind Bombings
at the Boston Marathon

“DEBKA File's counterterrorism sources
can disclose that the investigation has
homed in on a suspected terror cell of
Saudi nationals, possibly tied to al-Qaeda.”

— Debka File Sources

JERUSALEM POST: Boston, Israel
and the Demands of Resilience

JERUSALEM POST: 'Israel Stands
with America': Israeli Leaders


Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Iraq: The Invasion of Our
Nation Goes Unpunished

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Iraq's new power elite is annoyed
by American or British investigations,
independent or official, into the
justifications for the invasion. Because
such inquiries expose the lies and
fabrications that were utilized at the
time, and uncover their miserable
roles in enticing the occupiers by
pledging Iraq's wealth in return
for speeding the U.S.-led invasion.”

— COLUMNIST Jamal Muhammad Taqi

WHAT DOES AMERICA OWE IRAQIS?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
U.S. Jewish Community on
Alert After Boston Bombing

“It took time to believe that it was
a bomb attack. Boston is a very quiet
and calm place, especially when we
come from Israel with its complexity.”

— Shai Bazak,
Israeli Consul-General in Boston

Al-Arab Al-Yawm, Jordan
Buffer Zones for Syrians
and American 'Blackmail'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Another world war may be coming.
What America wants is the support
and training of a 'moderate' force to
shield Jordan and combat 'extremist
groups' - which the United States
contributed to creating!”

— COLUMNIST Lamis Andoni

WASHINGTON: BOXING IN ITS ALLIES?

Azzaman, Iraq
Will U.S. Apologize to Iraq
for its Disgraceful Invasion?

“What happened in that decade of
darkness was something Iraqis had
not seen in over 200 years. ...
The politicians running Iraq today
were the only ones who clapped
for the invading American troops”

— COLUMNIST Fatih Abdulsalam

Kitabat, Iraq
Evil into Righteousness:
U.S. Crimes Against Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The orgy of evil committed
by America's elites began long
before its savage forces were
unleashed so violently against
Iraqis. Now that elite, which
committed these countless and
unimaginable crimes, boasts
as if it did something righteous.”

— COLUMNIST Abdallah Abbas

ARE U.S. ELITES INHERENTLY EVIL?

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, Saudi Arabia
Obama Must Face Up to
Post-Assad Syria Now!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“To say that what's happening
in Syria poses no risk to U.S.
security is nonsense ... The
positions taken by Obama, not
just today but yesterday as well,
demonstrate both a lack of
foresight and weak leadership.”

— COLUMNIST Tariq Alhomayed

TIME FOR AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT?

Al-Youm Al-Sabe3, Egypt
Bassem Youssef Affair Reflects
Growing Egypt-America Divide

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The issue is about more than John Stewart's
message to President Morsi, his surprise at
the fact that Bassem's satire is considered an
insult to the president, and Stewart's view
that silencing Bassem and his program does
not befit the leader of a country like Egypt,
home to one of history's great civilizations.”

— COLUMNIST Adel El-Sanhory

JOHN STEWART SHAKES UP EGYPTIAN POLITICS

Debka File, Israel
Iran Lines Up Behind
North Korea, Warns
U.S. of 'Great Losses'

“The inevitable convergence
of the crises in Korea and Iran
confronts America's three top
officials, President Obama,
Secretary Kerry and Defense
Secretary Hagel, with their
most challenging global test.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

FARS NEWS AGENCY: Iran
Commander Warns U.S. of
War on Korean Peninsula


Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Warns in
Event of Zionist Attack,
Tel Aviv Would Be 'Razed'

“We have repeatedly told you [the
U.S.] that we are not after nuclear
weapons. You say you don't believe
us. ... Why should we believe you?
When you aren't ready to accept an
honest and logical remark, why
should we accept your words, which
have been so often proven false?”

— Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei

Thawra Al Wehda, Syria
An Arab League Summit
Without Syria? Ridiculous!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“As they sat on their plush seats, they
allowed the illegitimate child of Qatar
and the CIA to sit amongst them. They
called him the representative of the
Syrians, who haven't recognized him,
so that they could make him a puppet
they can tell anything they like to. ...
And they had the insolence to shed
crocodile tears for the Syrian people
and blame the 'regime' for the crisis
in Syria and the way it continues.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Issa al-Shummas

THE ARAB LEAGE WITHOUT ASSAD?

Debka File, Israel
Arab Summit Breaks Up
in 'Uproar' Over Saudi Heavy
Weapons to Syrian Rebels

“Saudi and Qatari delegates were heard
hurling shrill abuse at one another and
exchanging blows in private meeting
rooms outside the assembly hall. All
summit activity was abruptly halted.”

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama's
'Freedom to Do Nothing'

JERUSALEM POST: After
Obama Trip, What Next?

JERUSALEM POST: Obama
and the Gift of Charisma


Al Hayat Al Jadidah, Palestinian Territories
For Himself and for
Palestine, Obama Must
take a Historic Risk

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Obama may yet leave his mark
as a policy maker deserving of
the Nobel Peace Prize he was
awarded at the beginning of his
termS. That will allow America
to escape its growing isolation
and doubts about it that infuse
people in this part of the world.”

— COLUMNIST Yehiah Rabah

PALESTINIAN HOPE FOR OBAMA

Israel Hayom, Israel
Reconciling with Turkey
'Under Obama's Scrutiny'
was 'Worth the Price'

“The apology represented a lack
of respect for IDF soldiers who
risked their lives encountering
armed Turkish activists ... but
the U.S. president acted for the
benefit of all sides while keeping
in mind his nation's best interests.”

— COLUMNIST Dan Margalit

DEBKA FILE: Turkey Needed to
End Row with Israel; Netanyahu
Apology Gave Obama Breakthrough

ISRAEL HAYOM: 'Syria was Key
Issue in Apologizing to Turkey'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Seeing
Israel Through Obama's Eyes

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: U.S.-
Israel Red Lines Still Far Apart

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Americans
Should Take Pride in
Obama's Pro-Israel Diplomacy

ISRAEL HAYOM: Obama
Should 'Show Some Humility'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama
a President of Words (Only)

ISRAEL HAYOM: Was Obama's
Visit to Israel a Turning Point?

JERUSALEM POST:
Obama Doesn't Miss a Beat

JERUSALEM POST: Facebook’s
Blind Spot to Antisemitism


IS FACEBOOK RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS?


Le Quotidien d'Oran Algeria
What Palestinians Expect
from Obama: 'Nothing'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Rather than as a leader of the
world's greatest power, Obama
arrives in Israel 'repentant,'
having been publicly rebuffed
and humiliated by the Israeli
prime minister during his first-
term, and so, determined not
to allow it to happen again.”

— COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

LITTLE HOPE AMONG PALESTINIANS

Al Rai, Qatar
'May Allah Protect Us'
After Obama's Visit

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“America's game plan in
the Mideast is now clear:
Whenever there are new
plans for war, Washington
and Tel Aviv lift their
voices about proceeding
with the peace process.”

— COLUMNIST Taher Al Adwan

SKEPTICISM ON THE ARAB STREET

Zaman, Turkey
Turkey, Israel in U.S.-
Brokered Peace after
Mavi Marmara Apology

“The breakthrough came as
a result of what appears to
be a U,S. bid to normalize
relations between the two.”

— News Item, Zaman

Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, Palestinian Terrotories
Why Palestinian 'Naysayers'
Protest Visit by Mr. Obama

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“They protest to express not only
their right to oppose Obama's visit,
but to oppose all positions of the
U.S., which invariably gives cover
for the occupation, and with its
continuous financial, military and
political support, provides it with
every tool for murder. In return,
we, the victims, are whipped.”

— COLUMNIST Bahaa Rahhal

PALESTINIANS: RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

JORDAN TIMES: EDITORIAL - Obama's
Opportunity to Address Problems

JORDAN TIMES: What Will
the Obama Mideast Legacy Be?

KHALEEJ TIMES, U.A.E.:
EDITORIAL - Obama's 'Futile' Visit


The Daily Star, Lebanon
Obama in Israel:
'Enjoy the Dance'

“Few people had any
illusions that the U.S.
intended to be an
honest broker in the
peace process, but
Obama's visit to Israel
is managing to take
despair and outrage
by Palestinians and
Arabs to an
entirely new level.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

OBAMA: SOWING DIVISION?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
'Shared Dream' of Peace

“We share the sense of pressing
need to resolve the Palestinian-
Israeli conflict. But we reject the
idea that the U.S. or any other
state can facilitate peace or that
hostility in the region toward the
U.S. is in any way connected to
the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.”

— EDITORIAL, Jerusalem Post

OBAMA MAKES CASE - TO APPLAUSE

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama's
Insistence on Peace 'Inexplicable'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Student Who
Heckled Obama Explains Himself

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Friction Behind the Smiles

JERUSALEM POST: In Hope, in
Faith - 'Thank You America'

JERUSALEM POST: How Would
Obama's Speech Play in Gaza?

JERUSALEM POST: Obama Unveils
Credible Threat to Iran: Israel

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Pro Israel, or Useful Idiots?

JERUSALEM POST: Jonathan
Pollard - The Buck Stops Here

JERUSALEM POST: Sinai
Today - Open letter to Obama

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'No
Occupation in Our Own Land'

JERUSALEM POST: Why U.S.
Engagement in Peace is Needed

JERUSALEM POST: Candidly
Speaking - The Obama
Visit and American Jewry

DEBKA FILE:Netanyahu and
Obama Agree: No Israeli Strike
on Iran Without U.S. Assent


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Obama: He Had
Us at 'Shalom'

“As a Channel 10 reporter
told Army Radio in regard
to what she considers the
over-the-top Obama-mania
that has gripped the nation,
if this is the way the nation
greets Obama, what's left
to greet the Messiah? We
are a country that feels
isolated – unaccepted and
hated in the region, and
misunderstood abroad.”

— COLUMNIST Herb Keinon

BIGGER WELCOME THAN EXPECTED

Al Raya, Qatar
Hugo Chavez Frias:
The Man that Was

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“He saved many poor people
from poverty with his policy
equitably sharing oil wealth.
On paper, while this seemed
fair, in fact, the way he went
about it was not. Rather than
of teaching people how to fish,
Chavez gave them the fish. ”

— COLUMNIST Reem Al Harmi

HUGO CHAVEZ: ONLY HUMAN

The Daily Star, Lebanon
EDITORIAL: Obama's
'Political Tourism'

“No U.S. president, under
the current circumstances,
is going to risk any political
capital by moving forward
with peace efforts; U.S.
officials are busy dealing
with the domestic economy,
the global economy, and
in regard to the Middle East,
with the repercussions of
Arab uprisings and Tehran.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

WHAT GOOD WILL COME?

DAILY STAR EDITORIAL:
The Tragic Lesson of Iraq


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Obama's Mysterious Visit

WHY COME?

“The truth we don't
know why Obama is
coming to Israel. The
Obama Administration
has not shown where
its Israel policy is going.
And Obama's Republican
opposition is not in a
position to push him.”

—COLUMNIST
Caroline Glick

JERUSALEM POST LIVE
BLOG: Obama visits Israel

JERUSALEM POST EDITORIAL:
On the Agenda with Obama

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Peres - 'I Believe
Obama, but Iran May be Bluffing'

JERUSALEM POST: Former Speaker
Slams Obama for Not Visiting Knesset

ISRAEL HAYOM: 'Welcome, Mr. President'
ISRAEL HAYOM: Obama's Entourage:
Armed to the Teeth; Ready for Anything

ISRAEL HAYOM: How
Much Will Obama's Visit Cost?

ISRAEL HAYOM: Obama Will
Talk to Bibi; But Think of China

ISRAEL HAYOM: 'We
are All Ariel University'

ISRAEL HAYOM: As Obama
Lands, Settlers Dedicate New
Neighborhood to Pollard

DEBKA FILE: Chasm Seperates
Obama and Netanyahu on
Nuclear Iran, Chemical Syria


Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Obama 'Road Trip'
in the Holy Land

“Obama will be very
surprised by some of
the things he sees on
the his journey from
Jerusalem to Ramallah.”

— COLUMNIST Hagai Segal

OBAMA HEADS TO ISRAEL

JERUSALEM POST: Iron Dome and
Arrow: IDF Aims to Impress Obama

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israelis
'Indifferent' to Obama's Visit

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel in
Final Preparations for Obama

JERUSALEM POST:
Obama, FDR and Zionism

DEBKA FILE: Iran - 'Commanders
Now Authorized to Open Fire.
Go Home, Barack Obama!

JERUSALEM POST: Obama
- Take the Road Not Taken


Al Wahdawi, Yemen
Hugo Chavez: 'More Arab
than Arabs of Petroleum'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“His convictions made him more
Arab than the Arabs of petroleum,
the slaves of America and the dinar.
... The average Arab citizen, who
sees no strength or dignity in his
own head of state, is struck by
the tragedy of Hugo Chavez' death. ”

— COLUMNIST Muhammad Al Hakimi

CHAVEZ: MORE ARAB THAN ARABS

Kayhan, Iran
Ahmadinejad: 'Death
of Chavez will Not
Harm Venezuela Ties'

“The Iranian nation has strong
bonds with other revolutionary
nations. No one should think a
vacuum will emerge in relations
due to the death of Chavez.”

— President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

THE 'REVOLUTION' TAKES A BLOW

Debka File, Israel
Islamist-Syrian Rebels
Seek to Take Golan in
time for Obama Visit

“The Islamists had two more
objectives: To be in position
for cross-border attacks on
Israel and Jordan – perhaps in
the course of U.S. President
Barack Obama’s March 20-22
visits to those countries; and
to use the 'liberated' Syrian
Golan as launching pads for a
war of attrition against them.”

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama Visit
May Spell Construction Freeze

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Settler Students
Not Invited to Obama Keynote Speech

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israeli
Government Releases 'Obama App'


Al Raya, Qatar
Egyptians 'Reject'
John Kerry's Visit

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The U.S. administration
refuses to recognize that
a change has taken place
in Egypt, and so a change
in discourse must go along
with that. There is no
longer any point in talking
about Egypt as if it were
a state of the U.S. union.”

— COLUMNIST
Yousof Al Aakeed

Haaretz, Israel
Obama to See Church of
the Nativity; Iron Dome
to be Moved to Airport

“A ream of about 50 people -
diplomats, security personnel
and White House officials, are
in Israel ahead of President
Obama's arrival on March 20.”

— REPORTER Barak Ravid

OBAMA FINALLY GETS TO ISRAEL

Al-Arabiya, United Arab Emirates
Kerry Gives Green Light
to Arming Syrian Rebels

“U.S. Secretary of State Kerry
gave an unambiguous support
of regional countries arming
the Syrian opposition during
his recent Europe-Mideaat trip.”

— REPORTER Joyce Karam

Mehr News Agency, Iran
Ahmadinejad: Chavez
Will Be 'Resurrected
with Christ the Savior'

“As long as nations live and
struggle for independence,
justice and kindness, he is
alive. And I have no doubt
that along with Christ the
Savior, heir to all saintly
and perfect men, he will be
resurrected, bringing peace,
justice and perfection to all.”

— President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

AHMADIEJAD SAYS GOODBYE

Al Watan, Egypt
Defense Minister Rejects
Kerry Offer of American
Assistance in the Sinai

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“General Sisi got testy when Kerry
told him, 'Israel's security is our first
concern,' and he rejected a U.S.
offer to help out in the Sinai. ... Sisi
said that Egypt's Armed Forces know
perfectly well what it is entrusted
to do, which is to control the border
and protect Egypt from all threats.”

— REPORTER Khalid Mohammed

KERRY GETS PUSHBACK IN EGYPT

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Secretary Kerry:
'Feigned Ignorance'

“Every extremist operation
has taken place because of
the injustice meted out to
the Palestinians. ... Given
how evident the reason for
their ill favor in the world,
it would be a joke if after
two dozen years spent, the
U.S. was still unaware. ...
Either they have blinkers
on, or take the people of
the region for morons.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

JOHN KERRY: SEE NO EVIL?

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Joins
Russia in Drawing Ceasefire
Lines for Ending Syrian War


Daily Independent, Nigeria
Kim Kardashian: Nigeria
Overpaid a Woman Who
'Panders to Easy Virtue'

“Nigerians were taken aback
at reports that for a passing 45
minute glance, she was paid a
$500,000 fee by the Nigerian
sponsors. We wonder which
celebrity value or quality the
organizers of the Lagos event
thought she would bring that
warranted inviting her at such
a huge cost. But beyond money
matters, we worry about the
psychological damage that the
act of idolizing and glorifying a
character with such loose moral
fiber does to our frustrated
generation of younger people.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Independent

KIM KARDASHIAN: BAD ROLE MODEL?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Seth MacFarlane's
'Inglorious Oscars'

“MacFarlane's crudeness
– befitting the creator of
Family Guy – was equally
offensive to Jews, women,
and Hispanics (he also voiced
racial insults against Denzel
Washington, Eddie Murphy).”

— EDITORIAL,
The Jerusalem Post

ISRAELI OSCAR OPPROBRIUM

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Joins
Russia in Drawing Ceasefire
Lines for Ending Syrian War


Kahyan, Iran
U.S.-Led Sanctions Hurt
Patients of Rare Disease

“Although the U.S.-engineered
sanctions do not directly target
medicines, importing such items
from abroad has become almost
impossible due to restrictions on
the banking system, which is
unable to transfer needed funds.”

— NEWS ITEM, Kayhan

SANCTIONS: THE CRUELEST CUT

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Toppling Maliki, Ending Iraq's
Chaos, and Establishing Order

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Prime Minister Maliki, commander-
in-chief responsible for security in the
country, refuses to descend from the
fragile throne he ascended to years
ago through an open deal between
the United States and Iran. Maliki was
put there as a cover for their mistakes.”

— COLUMNIST Muhammad Yassine

MALIKI: JUST A U.S-IRANIAN PUPPET?

Kayhan, Iran
'Politicized Hollywood'
Gives Anti-Iran Film Argo
Oscar for 'Best Picture'

“The politically-motivated choice
was re-enforced by the surprise
presenter: Michelle Obama. ...
Awarding the Oscar for best
picture to the film Argo reveals
how Hollywood insiders sacrifice
quality and artistry for the sake
of political slogans and distortions.”

— MEHR News Agency

MICHELLE AS THE MULLAHS PREFER

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Great Satan and the
Zionist Entity: 'Arabs
Swallow Iran's Bait'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“If Iran's rulers were truthful
about the animosity they claim
to feel toward the Great Satan,
they would never have helped
support its occupations. Iran's
'support' for the resistance is
based on interests that are
purely Iranian. It has nothing to
do with love for the resistance,
and everything to do with its
expansionist aims, which the
fall of Assad would imperil.”

— COLUMNIST Faris Haidar

IRAN STAKES ITS CLAIM ON SYRIA

Debka File, Israel
Assad Pulls Ahead in
Syria; Putin, Khamenei
are 'Joint-Victors'

“The losers are America, the
Gulf emirates and Saudi Arabia,
Israel and Turkey. Obama's idea
of a democratic, liberal 'Arab
Spring' has now collapsed.'”

— DEBKA FILE NEWS ITEM

WILL ASSAD SURVIVE THE STORM?

DEBKA FILE: Obama and
Netanyahu Help Khamenei
Pick Iran's Next President


Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Saddam Most Responsible
for Our Pain; Best Wishes
to Mr. George H.W. Bush

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Liberating Kuwait, after Saddam
conquered it under the cover of
night, dispensed huge amounts of
pain and suffering among Iraq's
people. Thanks to Saddam, Iraq's
people were scattered across
all of the nations of the earth.”

— COLUMNIST Hadi Jallo Merhi

WHO SHOULD IRAQIS BLAME THE MOST?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Stop Calling U.S.
Critics - Including
Hagel - 'Anti-Israel'

“Let us silence the sky-is-
falling cries proclaiming
a crisis and predicting
disaster. Americans and
Israelis should celebrate
their deep, enduring
relationship, cemented
by Obama's foreign policy
formula from his second
inaugural address: 'our
interests and conscience.'”

— COLUMNIST Gil Troy

MAKING NICE WITH OBAMA

JERUSALEM POST: Peres
to Award Obama Israel's
Highest Civilian Award


Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Khamenei
says the United States Has
'Nothing to Worry About'

“The Islamic Republic of Iran does
not want to see a proliferation of
nuclear weapons. In fact, there is
nothing for the U.S. to worry over,
because the Islamic Republic of Iran
considers the possession or use of
nuclear weapons a crime against
humanity, and calls for getting rid
of all weapons of mass destruction.”

— Supreme Leader Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei

KHAMENEI: PRE-TALK BRINKSMANSHIP?

Debka File, Israel
Pyongyang and Tehran
Nuclear-Missile Team

“Tehran's claim to have sent a
monkey into space – highlight
its role in the division of labor
Pyongyang and Tehran have
over years of collaboration:
Pyongyang focused on a nuke;
and Tehran on the long-range
rocket technology for delivery.”

— DEKA FILE News Item

UNTIMELY DIVISION OF LABOR

HURRIYET: DHKP/C Claims
Responsibility for Suicide
Attack on U.S. Embassy

HURRIYET: Foreign Minister
Davutoglu Calls Clinton
to Express his Condolences

HURRIYET: Osama bin Laden's
Son-in-Law Arrested in Turkey


Kayhan, Iran
Leader Hails 'Mass Public
Turnout' as Evidence that
'Enemy' Plans are Doomed

“The presence of the masses - old,
young, women and men - at Azadi
Square, 34 years after the victory
of the Islamic Revolution, is the
most divine blessing, and as such,
calls for a lifetime thanksgiving. ...
the people are protecting this
great capital, the source of dignity
and independence, and showcase
their presence whenever needed.”

— Supreme Leader Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei

KHAMENEI: 'MASSIVE PUBLIC SUPPORT'?

Kayhan, Iran
Glory to Iran's Islamic
Revolution, the Mother
of the Arab Awakening

“There is panic in the camp of
the Great Satan and his devilish
surrogates. Allah-o-Akbar (God
is Great), the Islamic Revolution
continues to act as a catalyst. The
revolution that Imam Khomeini
dubbed an explosion of light has
triggered the Islamic Awakening.”

— EDITORIAL, Kayhan

Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Rejects
'Deceptive' Talks with U.S.

“You (Americans) point a gun at
Iran and say either negotiate or
we will pull the trigger! You
should know that pressure and
negotiations don't go together,
and the [Iranian] nation will not
be intimidated by such tactics.”

— Supreme Leader Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei

KHAMENEI REJECTING NEGOTIATION

Debka File, Israel
Ali Khamenei Closes
Door on Direct Nuclear
Talks with Washington

“The supreme leader said such
negotiations 'would solve nothing
... You are holding a gun against
Iran saying you want to talk.
The Iranian nation will not be
frightened by any such threats.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

Al Wahdawi, Yemen
Yemen Must Beat al-Qaeda
with Less U.S. Drone Help

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The long-term solution will be up
to the capacity of Yemenis to create
a democratic state in which those
who are now disaffected will work
for change without taking up arms
against the state. Legitimacy will be
denied all organizations betting on
the force of weapons to pursue and
achieve their political objectives. ”

— EDITORIAL, Al Wahdawi

YEMEN: TO GIVE UP AMERICAN AID?

Echorouk al-Yawm, Algeria
Barack Obama and the Fly
TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“A fly landed on the forehead of
the president - and he isn't just
any old president. ... Playing on
the nerves of a president who
in his hands holds the keys to the
nuclear arsenal and rules over
the affairs of three quarters of
the planet. ... Without uttering
a word, that fly taught us a lot:
Force is a ghoul that no longer
frightens anyone - even a fly!!”

— COLUMNIST Assadiq Boudwara

WORLD TAUGHT A LESSON BY A FLY?

Zaman, Turkey
Suicide Bomber Strikes
U.S. Embassy; Two Dead

“Police seized a large number
of documents from the homes
of suspects, which revealed
plans by their organization, the
Revolutionary People's Liberation
Party/Front to murder politicians,
judges, prosecutors and police.”

— ZAMAN News Item

SUICIDE BOMBER: WHY HIT U.S.?

HURRIYET: DHKP/C Claims
Responsibility for Suicide
Attack on U.S. Embassy

HURRIYET: Foreign Minister
Davutoglu Calls Clinton
to Express his Condolences

HURRIYET: Osama bin Laden's
Son-in-Law Arrested in Turkey


Echorouk al-Yawm, Algeria
Hats Off to Algeria for
Rejecting U.S. Meddling
in Recent Hostage Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It's necessary to refer to the many
ways Arabs humiliate themselves
before the Americans to the point
that some Arab rulers allow them
to bomb their own populations,
like in Yemen, and to accept U.S.
deployment on their territory to
destroy another Arab country, as
still others bring in the Americans
to establish military bases on their
soil and even pay their expenses.”

— COLUMNIST Saleh Awad

THANKS BUT NO THANKS, AMERICA

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Israel and America:
Celebrating Civil Rights,
Democracy, And MLK

“Just as the ties between the
Jewish state and the U.S. are
strong in such profound ways,
so too were the ties between
Jews and the movement for
civil rights headed by King.”

— EDITORIAL, Jerusalem Post

TWO NATIONS - SHARED VALUES

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Netanyahu
Jeopardizes Intimacy with U.S.

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Library of Congress Begins
Archiving Billions of Tweets

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Better
to Have a Displeased Obama
than Terror-Ridden Country

YEDITH AHRONOT:
Jews Must Oppose Hagel


The Daily Star, Lebanon
Iraq Seems Headed Into
'Irreparable Civil Conflict'

“It appears to not be enough for
Iraq's government that the nation
has already lost thousands of lives
and billions of dollars since the
American invasion. They seem
willing to risk losing even more.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

Debka File, Israel
Dark Uncertainty Over
Captives in Algeria

“France, no more than the
U.S., has learned from the
Afghan War that al-Qaeda
can't be beaten from the sky.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

ANOTHER POORLY-PICKED FIGHT?

DEBKA FILE: American Isolationism:
Obama's Unfolding Signature Policy

JERUSALEM POST: Hypocrisy Over
Israel in America and Elsewhere

JERUSALEM POST: Foundations
of the Holocaust: Corporate
America and Slave Labor

JERUSALEM POST: An
Obama-Netanyahu Primer -
'The Don't Like Each Other'


Kitabat, Iraq
America Stands Silent as Iraq
Heads toward 'Fiery Holocaust'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The indifference of the White House
reflects a contempt for the legitimate
demands of Iraqis and a collapse of
American values unseen in its history.”

— COLUMNIST Hamed Shehab

TOWARD CIVIL WAR, DISSOLUTION?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Netanyahu Hits Back
at Obama: 'I Know
What's Best for Israel'

“I think everyone understands
that only Israel’s citizens are
those who will be the ones to
determine who most faithfully
represents Israels vital interests.”

— COLUMNIST Herb Keinon

OBAMA COMMENT, SWIFT REPLY

JERUSALEM POST: Rand
Paul in Israel: U.S. Foreign
Aid Can't be One-Way

DEBKA FILE: Bolstered by 16
Russian Warships, Assad Nixes
Talks with 'Western Puppets'


Akhbar Al Khalij, Bahrain
2013: Lucky for Gulf Arabs
- Perhaps Not for the West!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The year 2013 is considered an
ominous one to Europeans and
Americans, as many associate the
figure with crises and disaster.
But while people in the West are
pessimistic about the number
13, in our Arab and Islamic
world we have no such belief .”

— COLUMNIST Abdul Munim Ibrahim

2013: LUCKY YEAR OR NOT SO MUCH?

Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Al-Jazeera Buys
Current TV; Boosts its
Presence in America

RealVideoJan. 2, 00:02:47

"Building on the international
success of Al Jazeera network
and Al-Jazeera English - the
purchase of Current TV opens
the way for Al-Jazeera America.
It is expected that the channel
will be available in more than
40 million homes across the U.S.”

— CORRESPONDENT Alan Fisher

AL-JAZEERA ENTERS U.S. MARKET

Al Anba, Kuwait
Schwarzkopf's Death Reminds
Kuwait of Saddam Occupation

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf
is a hero, and has been credited by God
for the liberation of my nation of Kuwait
from brutal Saddamist occupation. We
mourn his passing, because he instituted
his military plans professionally, forcing
aggression onto its heels and into retreat.”

— Mubarak Boursali, Kuwaiti
Student at University of Kentucky

SCHWARZKOPF: LEFT MARK ON KUWAITIS

Al Qabas, Kuwait
General Norman Schwarzkopf
Role 'Second Only to Allah's'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“ Your great role in liberating Kuwait is
second only to Allah's. When you freed
Kuwait from an oppression that made
men cry even before women, you were
a great commander. Thank you to all who
participated in our liberation. Thank you
to our brothers - wherever they are.”

— COLUMNIST Badr Saleh Al Rushaid

SCHWARZKOPF: HERO OF KUWAIT HISTORY

Dar Al Hayat, Saudi Arabia
Calling a 'Spade a Spade': What
Sitcoms Tell Us about America

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The early years of the 21st century
witnessed the spread of animated
series for adults, which surpassed all
that came before them in their
mockery of American society and its
values. ... These series call a 'spade
a spade,' sometimes eliciting huge
reactions among the general public. ”

— COLUMNIST Muhammad Musa

COMEDY REVEALS PULSE OF AMERICA

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Moscow 'Out of
Tricks' on Syria

“After Moscow spent
its time closely following
developments on the
ground, it now seems
they have concluded that
nothing further can be
gained by buying time
for the Assad regime.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

DEBKA FILE: Iran, Hezbullah
Prepare Terror Squads to
Perpetuate War After Assad

DEBKA FILE: Jordan-Palestinian
Confederation Suggested by
Netanyahu and King Abdullah


Debka File, Israel
In Face of War, U.S. Pulls
Fleet from Syrian Waters

“In view of our sources, Obama
decided to pull the formidable
warship fleet away from Syria in
an effort to defuse the military
tensions that have been rising
among Iran, Turkey and Syria.”

— Debka File Sources

Kayhan, Iran
America's RQ-170 Drone
Data 'Thoroughly Decoded'

“After decoding, our experts have
discovered that the drone had not
carried out even a single nuclear
mission over Iran. this shows that
the nuclear issue is just a pretext
for America to pressure Iran.”

— Aerospace chief of Islamic
Revolution Guards Corps.,
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh

SENTINAL: ENCRYPTED NO MORE?

Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Have the DOHA
Climate Talks Delivered?

RealVideoNov. 8, 00:25:54

"We are dissapointed that the
developed countries are in the
process of looking at low ambition
levels under the 2nd committment
period. We call on the them to
raise their ambition, consistent
with what is required by science
... and the principles of the
convention [on climate change].”

— INDIA Lead Negotiator,
Meera Mehrishi

WILL DEVELOPED WORLD PAY UP?

AL-JAZEERA VIDEO: Greenpeace
Calls Outcome of Climate
Conference a 'Betrayal'
RealVideo

AL-JAZEERA VIDEO: Climate
Deal Extends Kyoto RulesRealVideo


Debka File, Israel
Carrier USS Eisenhower
Arrives Off Syria Coast

“Facing Syria now are 10,000
U.S. fighting men, 70 fighter-
bombers and up to 17 warships,
including the three Iwo Jima
amphibious vessels, a guided
missile cruiser and at leasr
10 destroyers and frigates.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

U.S. ARMADA READY TO STRIKE

Zaman, Turkey
Sir Isaac Newton and
Middle East Politics

“Your country is not the
center of the world. The
international system has
no center. Even states
that claim hegemonic
positions like America or
Russia cannot be regarded
as centers of the system.”

— COLUMNIST Gokhan Bacik

NEWTONIAN POLITICS?

Debka File, Israel
U.S., Israel, Turkey, Jordan
Prepared to Strike if Assad
Activates Chemical Arms

“None of the Mideast capitals
are talking openly about this
eventuality to avoiding causing
a panic. ... However, oblique
references to the peril and
preparations for action came
from U.S. officials on Monday.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Gaza Operation Less
a War than an 'Anti-Iran Coup'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Relationship
with U.S. President Should Not Be
Factor in Choosing Isreali Leader

DEBKA FILE: Washington-Led
NATO Action Begins in Syria


Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
'Unequivocal Respect' for
Palestine Freedom Fighters

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Failing to effectively support them,
the least we can do is express our
unequivocal respect. ... The
Palestinians people are alone as usual. ”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

TERRORISTS OR FREEDOM FIGHTERS?

Zaman, Turkey
Arab and Israeli Extremists
Teach Obama Painful Lesson

“Hawks and butchers on both sides
knew all along how the other would
react. Once again they have shown
Obama that unless a decisive leader
facilitates solutions, none of these
issues will ultimitely be resolved.”

— COLUMNIST Yavuz Baydar

THE HOLY LAND: WAR AND GOD

Debka File, Israel
American Warships Head
to Israel for the Possible
Evacuation of Americans

“The U.S. has never evacuated
American citizens from Israel.
The U.S. notice doesn't say
whether a possible evacuation
would include the U.S. forces
on American bases in Israel.”

— Debka File Sources

WILL AMERICANS BUG OUT FOR WAR?

JERUSALEM POST: Only
'Disproportionate Deterrence'
Will Offset Hamas

JERUSALEM POST: Ground invasion?
DEBKA FILE: For Israel, Truce
in Gaza is Worst of All worlds:
Tied Hands, Hamas Unbowed

TIMES OF ISRAEL: The 'Dangerous
Success' of Iron Dome

ISRAEL HAYOM: To Grant
Invasion Legitimacy, Bibi
Gives Diplomacy More Time


Yedioth Ahronot: Israel
'Netanyahu Gambled; We'll Pay'

“Unlike Turkish vengeance, American
vengeance develops slowly until it
reaches a breaking point. ... Obama's
reelection, which all but Netanyahu
took into consideration, could have
been much less painful and damaging
to Israel had the prime minister
conducted himself somewhat differently.”

— CORRESPONDENT Sima Kadmon

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: No Time
for Obama to Celebrate

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama's
Win: No Reason for Israel to Panic

JERUSALEM POST: Surprise - Obama
Invites Bibi to his Victory Party

JERUSALEM POST: Just Look at
the U.S.-Israel Relationship Now

JERUSALEM POST: Israel's Situation,
Strategy in Obama's Second Term


The Daily Nation, Kenya
Victory is 'God's Plan':
Momma Sarah Obama

“The reason he won is that
God gave it to him . Second,
he has the knowledge of
loving all people, and doesn't
have knowledge of division,
which is also why he won ...
As much as I have to thank
the American people for this,
the victory is also Africa's.”

— PRESIDENT OBAMA'S
Maternal Grandmother,
Sarah Obama

ORDAINED BY THE LORD?

The Daily Nation, Kenya
Kenya Hails Obama Win

“On behalf of the Government
and people of Kenya and on my
behalf, I convey congratulations
to you, for your well deserved
victory. I commend America's
people for showing their
confidence in your leadership.”

— KENYA PRESIDENT Mwai Kibaki

KENYANS TOAST THE PRESIDENT

Al Sabaah, Iraq
The U.S. Presidential
Debates and Glory of
American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The final stage of the U.S.
presidential competition
consists of televised debates
with live audiences, in which
the two candidates sit and face
one another on an open stage,
i.e.: it can be seen by Chinese,
Americans, Indians and even
Saudis in the Arabian Peninsula.”

— COLUMNIST Ali Jassem

A MODEL WORTH EMULATING

Debka File, Israel
Nuclear Reactor,
U.S. Radar Station,
Targeted By Hamas

“Hamas is setting its sights
firmly on the most sensitive
locations within their reach,
e.g., Israel’s nuclear reactor
and air force bases and the
American X-band radar
station in the Negev desert.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

A DANGEROUS NEW TURN?

The Daily Nation, Kenya
Obama's Kenyan Village says
Prayers for 'Son's' Reelection

“In churches and mosques, prayers are
being uttered to ask God for their son's
victory. ... 'We know he was elected by
God, and we must take our joint prayers
and petition Him so that he hands Obama
another term,' says Florence Otieno.”

— REPORTER, COLUMNIST Justus Wanga

KENYA SUPPORTERS STAND BY THEIR MAN

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Obama Versus Romney:
No Debate to Speak of

“Only a transformation in
the structure of Arab states,
and the way they treat their
own people and the outside
world, will cause Western
nations to sit up and take note.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

ARABS: CAN'T GET NO RESPECT!

Debka File, Israel
Obama, Romney Both
Avoid Equating Strike on
Israel to Attack on U.S.

“The reservations on the part
of both candidates reflect the
erosion of our strategic position
in the four years of the Obama
presidency compared with Iran's
rising influence in the region.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Obama and FDR
RealVideoOct. 20, 00:03:43

"As president, the four-term
Roosevelt faced challenges
very similar to the current
Democrat in the Oval Office.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Kristen Saloomey

HEALING A BROKEN NATION

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Rejecting Palestine:
Why Does America
Continue Saying No?

“The delay in recognizing
Palestine means the country
is steadily losing more land,
and an unstable atmosphere
is being created for the
Palestinian people. People
need to know if they are
living in a state, nonstate,
or a semistate. ... they are
living in a powder keg.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Debka File, Israel
Obama-Khamenei Meet
Would Cap Long-Term
Back-Channel Dialogue

“Obama’s campaign advisers
believe that his willingness to
engage Iran's leaders directly
on their nuclear program, in
contrast to Romney's tougher
stance, will appeal to the
American voter's reluctance
about U.S. military action. ”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

PERSIAN OCTOBER SURPRISE?

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
'Ignorant' Iraqi Leaders
to Aid Syria, Along with
the Russians and Iranians

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Bearing the fact that Maliki is
heavily subsidized by America
in mind, and that Americans
seeks to topple all of Maliki's
allies, one can assume that
Washington, which brought
Maliki to power in the first
place, began considering the
idea of abandoning him
soon after he visited Russia.”

— COLUMNIST Ayad al-Samarrai

MALIKI: PUTIN'S LATEST RECRUIT

Quryna, Libya
Attack on U.S. Consulate
and American Citizens
Must Never Be Repeated

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This painful attack directed at
the U.S. administration will not
pass without retaliation, which
will be far-reaching, and will
be aimed at influencing political
and military alliances in Libya
and throughout North Africa. ”

— COLUMNIST Fadl Abd al-Taif

LIBYANS FACE AMERICAN IRE

Yedioth Ahronot: Israel
Liberal Jews Betray Israel

“While many Jews in Israel and the
U.S. still believe in the commitment
of U.S. Jewry to Israel, liberal Jews
have already chosen Obama, the
Democratic Party and their American
identity over their Jewish identity.”

— CORRESPONDENT Shoula Romano Horing

JERUSALEM POST: 'Post' Poll finds
Obama Loses Support Among Israelis

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: U.S. Says it
Sought to Resume Israel-Syria Talks

JERUSALEM POST: Obama 'Wipes
Out' Romney's Libya Advantage

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Obama Only 'Talks the Talk'

JERUSALEM POST: Largest-Ever U.S.
-Israel Missile Defense Drill to Begin


Kayhan, Iran
Americans Must 'Topple
the Liars on Capitol Hill'

“There, stupidity reigns. Before
things get any worse and before
crude oil prices hit $200 barrel,
Americans need to elect a leader
that has respect for international
law, common sense and their own
welfare at heart (not Israel's)!”

— EDITORIAL, Kayhan

Thawra Al-Wada, Syria
America's 'Arab
-Zionist' Pawns

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“If these reactionary
regimes did for the
Palestinian people
half of what they've
done against Syria's
people, Palestine
would already have
been returned to
the Arab fold, and
the obnoxious Zionist
occupation would
have been defeated.”

— COLUMNIST
Nasser Munthe

MORE 'ZIONIST' PLOTS?

Debka File, Israel
Israelis 'Struck Dumb'
By Iran Drone Incursion

“Israel’s leaders were struck
dumb and caught unawares by
Iran's audacity in springing an
overt act of belligerence on
their own and U.S. military
installations in the Negev.
Israel officials have vowed to
respond to a clear act of war.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Why U.S. Won't Attack Iran


Zaman, Turkey
Turkey Stands Alone
as Syria Opposition
Runs Out of Bullets

Debka File, Israel
Defecting Cameraman
Brings CIA Priceless Film
of Iranian Nuclear Sites

“This is one of the CIA's most
dramatic scoops in many years,
and an epic disaster for Iran.
One of Ahmadinejad's personal
cameramen brought with him
an intelligence treasure trove
of photographs and videos of
top leaders visiting their most
sensitive, secret nuclear sites.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

IS THE IRANIAN REGIME BUSTED?

JERUSALEM POST: Netanhayu
'Trying to Drag United States
into a War Against Iran'

JERUSALEM POST: Gates:
No Blank Check from
U.S. to Israel on Iran

JERUSALEM POST: Imagine
How Bad the News would
be without President Obama

JERUSALEM POST: American
Opens Fire at Israeli Hotel;
Kills One, then Kills Self


Kayhan, Iran
'Enemies' Responsible
for Rial Plunge; Stone to
be Thrown Back at West

“A clandestine, vast and heavy
war has been waged against
iRAN on a global scale and our
colleagues at the Central Bank
and other relevant bodies are
working hard to find solutions
… this is a real battle."

— Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

IS END NIGH FOR THE MULLAHS?

Israel Hayom, Israel
Has the United States
Become a Wedge Issue
in Politics of Israel?

“In America, both Republicans
and Democrats are accused of
using Israel against each other
to win votes ahead of elections.
But now the tables seem to
have turned as Netanyahu and
Barak accuse each other of
harming ties with the U.S.
for the sake of political gain.”

— COLUMNIST Mati Tuchfeld

WHICH IS BETTER FOR U.S. TIES?

JERUSALEM POST: Ehud
Barak as 'Guardian’ of
the Alliance with U.S.


Al Bawaba, Jordan
Clashes Break Out in
Tehran Over Arrests
of Moneychangers

“According to Iran's
Central Bank, people
keep a large amount
of foreign currency
and gold in homes,
which has a negative
effect on the economy.
Unfortunately, some
people think that their
capital will vanish and
flock to the currency
and gold markets,
which increases the
demand and prices."

— COMMANDER of Iran's
National Police, General
Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Anti-Islam Cartoons Violate
Tenets of French Revolution

“France's insistence on upholding
principle of libery is admirable,
but it must ask itself if by printing
the anti-Islam caricatures it is not
violating the third principle of the
revolution – brotherhood – as the
cartoons insult the Muslim minority.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Yaron Friedman

DEBKA FILE: Sabotage Enabled
Netanyahu to move Red Line
on Iran to the Spring of 2013


Kayhan, Iran
President Ahmadinejad Tells
U.N.: the 'Ultimate Savior'
is Coming - with the Christ

“God Almighty has promised us a
man of kindness. ... The arrival
of the ultimate savior, the Christ
and the righteous, will begin an
eternally bright future for man.
Their arrival will breathe new life
into the frozen body of the world."

— PRESIDENT
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

AHMADINEJAD: MESSAGE OF HOPE?

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israeli Politicians 'Deride'
Netanyahu's U.N. Speech

“He drew a pretty diagram, but
he failed to draw an effective
international road map toward
stopping the nuclear program.
... Setting a red line unilaterally
restricts Israel's maneuvering
room and isolates the threat
as a Jewish problem rather
than an international one.”

— Kadima Party Leader Shaul Mofaz

DEBKA FILE: Netanyahu Draws
Red Line on Iran, Amid 'Secret'
Talks with U.S. on Spring Attack


Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader: Muslim
Hatred of the 'Enemies'
is a 'Wonderful' Thing

“The seething reaction of
Muslims, which pays homage
to Islam's Prophet (PBUP) and
reflects deep hatred toward
the enemies, is a wonderful
and important turn of events.'

— SUPREME LEADER
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

SUPREMO: BACKING VIOLENCE

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Palestinian President
Abbas at the 67th Opening
of U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .27, 00:35:00

"During the past months, attacks by
terrorist militias of Israeli settlers
have become a daily reality, with at
least 535 attacks perpetrated since
the beginning of this year. We are
facing relentless waves of attacks
against our people, our mosques,
churches, our homes and schools.”

— PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT
Mahmoud Abbas

ABBAS ASSERTS ISRAELI 'TERROR'

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Israel Prime Minister
Netanyahu at 67th Opening
of U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept. 27, 00:32:27

"In 2009, they [Iran] brutally put
down mass protests for democracy
in their own country. Today, their
henchmen are participating in the
slaughter of tens of thousands of
Syrian civilians, which includes
thousands of children, who directly
participating in this murder ... And
of course, Iran’s rulers repeatedly
deny the Holocaust and call for
Israel’s destruction almost on a
daily basis, as they did again this
week from the United Nations.”

— ISRAEL PRIME MINISTER
Benyamin Netanyahu

NETANYAHU MAKES CASE ON IRAN

Debka File, Israel
Iranian Officers Reshape
Assad's Shabbiha Militia

“Debka File's military sources
report exclusively that when
the Shabbiha is slapped into
its new military shape, Bashar
Assad will have at his disposal
an extra 60,000 professional
Alawite soldiers under arms –
the nucleus of a Syrian
Revolutionary Guards Corps.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

JERUSALEM POST: What
Obama Didn't say at the U.N.


U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Egypt President
Morsi at 67th Opening of
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept. 26, 00:40:40

"Egypt respects free expression
that is not used to incite hatred.
One that is not directed toward
one specific religion or culture.
A free expression that tackles
extremism and violence. Not
free expression that deepens
ignorance and ignores others.
But we also stand firmly against
the use of violence in expressing
objection to these obscenities.”

— EGYPT PRESIDENT
Mohamed Morsy

PALESTINIANS AND FREE SPEECH

Gomhuria, Egypt
Let Us Boycott and
'Put on Trial' Those
Who Mock Prophet

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Come, let's hold a global public
trial of the West to prosecute
them for crimes against humanity
and against the peoples of our
region, such as those of looting
our resources and the worst kind
of exploitation of our people. ...
The second step is to boycott it,
provided that such a boycott is
effective, decisive and true. ...
We will not die for failing to deal
with the West or its products. ”

— COLUMNIST Galaa Gaballah

BRING ON THE FOUR HORSEMEN?

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Amir of Qatar
at 67th Opening of the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .25, 00:16:28

"Remember that the American
political and social experience
was borne of civil war, which
the nation had to go through
to solify unity. The Europe we
see now experienced terrible
wars to achieve a unity that
could not be achieved by arms
or hegemony. ... I sat this to
assure whoever cares about
our world, that what is going
on in our region is historic.”

— Amir of Qatar, Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

AMIR EXPLAINS ARAB UNREST

FARS News Agency, Iran
Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Commander Warns Attack
May Trigger 'World War III'

“Our power rests on the basis of
our strategy, which presumes
that we will engage in a massive
battle with a U.S.-led coalition.”

— Brigadier General Hossein
Salami of the Revolutionary
Guard Corps.

FARS News Agency, Iran
An 'Overabundance'
of Free Speech Tied
to Islamophobia and
Blasphemy

“One cannot divorce the
release of the anti-Islam
film from the rampant
Islamophobia in American
society, where racists and
extremists claim 'Western
civilization is threatened
with destruction at the
hands of a Muslim plan
for global domination!'

— EDITORIAL,
FARS News Agency

TOO MUCH FREEDOM IN WEST?

Sheikh Ali Gomaa, Egypt
'Prophet Mohammad
Endured Personal Insult
without Retaliation'

“Not only was the Prophet's
message routinely rejected,
but he was often chased out,
cursed at, and physically
assaulted. His example was
to endure all personal insults
and attack without retaliation
of any sort. As he is our
greatest example, this should
be the reaction of all Muslims.”

— Grand Mufti of Egypt
Ali Gomaa

FOLLOW PROPHET'S EXAMPLE

Al-Jazeera TV, Qatar
VIDEO: Free Speech? Are
Muslims Being Provoked?

RealVideoSept .20, 00:34:33

A new set of cartoons regarded
as inflammatory by Muslims has
been run by French satirical
newspaper Charlie Hebdo. What
are the ramifications of the
cartoons and the controversy
over a trailer of an unreleased
film, 'The Innocence of Muslims.'

— AL-JAZEERA NEWS REPORT

PROVOCATION OR FREE SPEECH?

Debka File, Israel
Iran Pours More Troops
into Syria; Targets Israel

“Tehran is no longer hanging
about waiting for its nuclear
program to be attacked in
order to punish Israel, but is
preparing to launch strike on
Israel from Lebanon, Syria.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

JERUSALEM POST: Neither
Bush nor Obama has Overcome
Arab Hatred of the West

JERUSALEM POST: Did
Bibi Just Throw Mitt
Romney Under the Bus?

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Bibi
'Stars' in U.S. Election Ad

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: U.S.
Jews Should Consider 'Grave
Consequences' of Voting Obama


Al Watan, Libya
If the Prophet Can be
Insulted, then one can
Deny the Holocaust

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“If, as it claims, the United
States believes in freedom
to the extent that it gives
its citizens the right to burn
the American flag if they
like … is it also possible to
allow the production of
films doubting the validity
of the alleged Holocaust? ”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mustafa Al-Ghar

LIBYANS CONDEMN VIOLENCE

Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Why Insulting the Prophet
Never Fails to 'Pay Off Big'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Crass manipulations of the sacred
inevitably end up succeeding. All
that is needed is an obscure person
to decide that he wants to become
famous by planting the seeds of
insult of the Prophet of Islam. ...
the worst part of this entire affair
is our propensity to fall into the
coarsest of traps thanks to an
incapacity to put reason over
emotion - and manipulation.”

— EDITORIAL, Le Quotidien d'Oran

WILL REASON GOVERN EMOTION?

Al Watan, Libya
Libyan Fatwa Court:
Attack on Americans
an 'Offense to Islam'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“What happened to the
U.S. consulate in Benghazi
is an offense to Islam,
strengthens its enemies,
and will tend to drive away
anyone interested in Islam
and seeking its victory.”

— STATEMENT,
the Libyan Fatwa Court

LIBYANS CONDEMN VIOLENCE

Daily Star, Lebanon
Influential Lebanon MP
Says Israel is Behind
Film to Defeat Obama

“MP Walid Jumblatt accuses
Israel of being behind a U.S.
-made film insulting Islam's
Prophet Mohammad, saying
it may be part of the Jewish
state’s campaign against the
re-election of Mr. Obama.”

— NEWS ITEM, Daily Star

ISRAEL TORPEDOING OBAMA?

Debka File, Israel
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahri
'Personally Ordered' Murder
of American Ambassador

Debka File's counter-terror
sources report that far from
being a spontaneous raid by
angry Islamists, the attack
was a professionally-executed
terror operation by an
al-Qaeda assassination team.”

— Debka File Sources

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
America's Fully Justified
'Hatred' of Iraqi Shiites

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is Americans who have every
right to hate Shiites - because
Shiites are ungrateful. All they
have is thanks to the Americans,
who uprooted Saddam's regime
and handed them power after
centuries of Sunni persecution”

— WRITER, Dr. Fariq Kamouna

DO SHIITES OWE U.S. THANKS?

Al-Jazeera TV, Qatar
VIDEO: What We Know
About Anti-Islam Film

RealVideoSept .12, 00:04:48

The two hour movie called
'Innocents of Muslims' is said
to have cost $5 million to
make, portrays the life of
the Prophet Mohammad,
and touches on themes of
pedophilia, homosexuality.”

— AL-JAZEERA NEWS REPORT

FILM SPARKS ANTI-U.S. ANGER

The Tripoli Post, Libya
Libyan Leaders 'Condemn'
Killing of U.S. Ambassador

“On behalf of the the presidency,
government and the Libyan people,
we offer deep condolences to the
American government, people and
families of the ambassador and the
other victims [who were killed].”

— PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT
Mohamed Magariaf

LIBYAN OFFICIALS ISSUE APOLOGIES

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Netanyahu: World
has No Right to Give
Israel a 'Red Light'

“Those in the international
community who refuse to
put red lines in front of Iran,
don't have a moral right to
put a red light before Israel.”

— COLUMNIST Herb Keinon

IS THIS U.S. ELECTIONEERING?

DEBKA FILE: By Refusing to
Meet Netanyahu, Obama
Sharpens his Iran Dilemma

JERUSALEM POST: Terra
Incognita: Disgrace, Tragedy
at U.S. Embassy in Cairo

JERUSALEM POST: U.S.
Democrats and Israelis
Split on Relations

JERUSALEM POST:
The War Against
the War on Terror

JERUSALEM POST: In Israel
and America, the Demise
of the Mainstream Media


Al-Jazeera TV, Qatar
VIDEO: Demonstrators in
Egypt and Libya Stormed
U.S. Diplomatic Grounds
Over Film on Muhammad

RealVideoSept .11, 00:02:00

"Witnesses say an armed mob has
attacked the U.S. consulate in the
Libyan city of Benghazi; in Cairo,
protesters tore down U.S. flag.”

— CORRESPONDENT Sherine Tadros

FILM SPARKS ANTI-U.S. ANGER

Al-Jazeera TV, Qatar
VIDEO: Sept. 11, 2001:
Fear, Anger and Politics

RealVideoSept .11, 01:30:00

In this two-part documentary,
Al Jazeera follows the stories
of people caught up in the anti-
terror crackdown that came
after 9/11, who speak out
about the injustices they have
had to endure and their
fears of rising Islamophobia.

— AL-JAZEERA DOCUMENTARY

AN ARAB-AMERICAN PERSECTIVE

Al Mesryoon, Egypt
Mitt Romney: Can Such
a 'Vacuous Figure' Lead
the Strongest Nation?

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“His acceptance speech makes
one wonder: Is it possible for
such a vacuous figure to lead
the most powerful nation on
earth? ... With the end of the
speech, a pressing question
came to mind: Will such a
vacuous character become
the first president to reduce
America to deterioration,
weakness and humiliation?”

— COLUMNIST
Dr. Muhammad Hisham Ragheb

ROMNEY: LACKING GRAVITAS?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Knesset Speaker Rivlin
Complains about Party
Platform of Democrats

“Speaker says Democrats'
removal of Jerusalem as
Israel's capital from their
platform is a bigger issue
than disputes over Iran.”

— REPORTER Lahav Harkov

JUST A GLARING OMISSION?

JERUSALEM POST: It's
Bad for Israel to Be U.S.
Campaign Issue: Livni

JERUSALEM POST: Is
Netanyahu Planning
an October Surprise?

JERUSALEM POST: Israel
Must Act Against Iran
- Before its Too Late

DEBKA FILE: CIA's Petraeus
Arrives to Cool Israeli Ire

DEBKA FILE: Slashed U.S.
Military Input Cuts Notice to
Israel of Iran Missile Launch

DEBKA FILE: Nasrallah: If
Israel attacks Iran, U.S.
Mideast Bases Will Pay Dearly

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama's
America Should Stop Seeking
New Models of Intervention

DEBKA FILE: U.S. 'Disowns'
Israel Over Iran Strike:
No Weapons or Backup


Khalijiya TV, Saudi Arabia
VIDEO: Saudi Shura Council
Member: 'Muslim Progress
Can Come Only from West'

RealVideoAug. 23, 00:05:11

"Anglo-Saxon culture is the source
of modern civiliation. The problem
with Arab societies is that were
occupied - like Egypt and Iraq - is
that the colonists left too early -
before democracy was established.”

— Saudi Shura Council
Member Ibrahim Al-Buleihi

MUST ARABS ACCEPT 'BACKWARDNESS'?

RealVideoVIDEO: Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Leader:
The 'War on Terror Is Dead '(Kehwer TV, Egypt)


Yedith Ahronot, Israel
Israeli Court Rejects
Corrie Family Civil Suit

“Judge Oded Gershon ruled
that pro-Palestinian activist
run over by IDF bulldozer
in 2003 'consciously
put herself in harm's way'.”

— REPORTER Ahiya Raved

ISRAEL HAYOM: Region
Becoming 'Increasingly
Volatile, More Islamist'

DEBKA FILE: Iran Forced
to Cancel 'Nuclear Tour'
After U.S. Pressure


Yedith Ahronot, Israel
'Apocalypse Now': The
Trumped Up Iran Threat

“I am outraged by the cheapness
of the use of the term 'existential
threat.' Isn't it enough for us to say
'serious' and 'grave?' All historical
comparisons to the Holocaust come
out of ideological school of thought.”

— Former Military Intelligence
Chief Major General Uri Saguy

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Iran Battle Will be an
'Asymmetric' Conflict

DEBKA FILE: U.S., U.K., French
Troops on 'Standby' to Seize
Syrian Chemical Weapons

DEBKA FILE: Egypt Shopping
for Missiles in China, Iran;
Obama, Netanyahu to Meet


An Nahar, Lebanon
Hillary Clinton Discredits
American Foreign Policy

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The image of Hillary in South
Africa dancing enthusiastically
exposed the ethical tone deaf
head of American diplomacy.
That picture tells residents of
the besieged Syrian city of
Aleppo all they need to know
about the cruelty of
United States foreign policy.”

— COLUMNIST Fouad Ajami

DANCING TOWARD MEDIOCRITY?

Press TV, Iran
VIDEO: Will Israel Strike
Iran? And What Will
Be the Consequences?

RealVideoAug. 23, 00:25:24

We discuss the possibility
of a strike, consequences
for the entire world, and
whether this is a ploy by
Netenyahu to distract its
general public from its
domestic problems like
unemployment and a
protest movement
against social injustice.”

— HOST Koba Tofui

IS THREAT OF WAR REAL?

RealVideoVIDEO: How Iran is Preparing
for Threats Against it (Press TV, Iran)

RealVideoVIDEO: 'Tel Aviv Will be on Fire
Before What is Left of Israeli Planes
Leave Our Airspace (Iran News, Iran)

RealVideoVIDEO: The West is Bahaving
in an Incivilized Fashion, U.N.
Ambassador Says (Press TV, Iran)


Times of Israel, Israel
Netanyahu ‘Determined
to Attack Iran’ Before
the American Elections

“I doubt Obama could say
anything that would convince
Netanyahu to delay a possible
attack. ... Netanyahu is almost
guaranteed a majority backing.”

— Israel 10 Military
Correspondent Ben-David

RealVideoVIDEO: Israel Can Count
Only on Itself (Infoliove, Israel)


YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'We Must
Make Iran Decision Now'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel Urges
U.S. to Decide on Iran Strike

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Gentlemen,
America is Telling you 'No'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Neither
U.S. Nor Israel can Destroy
Iran's Nuclear Program

DEBKA FILE: U.S.-Israel
Deal on Iran? No Israel Strike
if U.S. Pledges Spring Attack


Kayhan, Iran
American Media Come
Clean on U.S. Support
for Terrorists in Syria

“After war-mongering for over
a year, America's mainstream
media like The Washington Post
and New York Times have been
forced to admit that armed
terrorists and not government
forces are the ones who are
indiscriminately killing citizens.”

— EDITORIAL, Kayhan

DOES AMERICA 'USE' TERRORISTS?

Times Live, South Africa
Hillary Clinton Urges South
Africa: Live up to Mandela

“You are called to build on that legacy
to ensure that your country fulfills its
own promise and takes its place as a
leader among nations and as a force for
peace, opportunity, equality, democracy,
and to stand up always for human
rights at home and around the world.”

— SECRETARY Hillary Clinton

HILLARY MAKES A VISIT TO MANDELA

RealVideoVIDEO: Hillary 'Shakes Her Money
Maker' in South Africa (Telegraph, U.K.)

RealVideoVIDEO: Hillary Visits Housing
Project in South Africa (NTV, Kenya)

RealVideoVIDEO: Clinton Urges Kenyans to Hold
'Free and Fair' Elections (NTV, Kenya)

RealVideoVIDEO: Security Preparations
for Hillary in Kenya (NTV, Kenya)

RealVideoVIDEO: Hillary with South Africa Foreign
Minister Nkoana-Mashabane (State Dept.)


MAIL & GUARDIAN: Hillary Clinton
Meets Nelson Mandela for Lunch

MAIL & GUARDIAN: Clinton
Warns Kenya about 'Voting Chaos'

PRETORIA NEWS: Clinton Stresses
South Africa's Vital Continental Role

TIMES LIVE: Clinton Comes
to South Africa Bearing Gifts

BUSINESS DAY LIVE:
Clinton Signs Deal for U.S.
Exit from AIDS Funding Fight


Al-Madina, Saudi Arabia
Americans Compete
in 'Israeli Olympics'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“As thousands of athletes
from around the world are
competing for gold, silver
and bronze medals at the
London Olympics, American
President Barack 'Hussein'
Obama is competing against
Republican Party presidential
candidate Mitt Romney for
an Olympic medal from Israel
- oh excuse me - I meant
the Israeli satisfaction medal.”

— COLUMNIST Talel al-Kishkery

IS POLITICS ALL ABOUT ISRAEL?

The Monitor, Uganda
America Will Not
Fix Our Problems

“The frantic pleadings to
meet Secretary Hillary
Clinton are as gripping as
they are saddening. It
evinces the fragility of
the opposition leaders.”

— EDITORIAL, The Monitor

The Daily Star, Lebanon
EDITORIAL: 'Romney the Dunce'

“For many onlookers around the
world, it not long ago seemed
impossible for a U.S. politician to
arise that was more ignorant than
former President George W. Bush,
but Mitt Romney’s international tour
seems to have killed these hopes.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

ROMNEY: THE RETURN OF GEORGE W. BUSH?

JERUSALEM POST: What Romney
Should Have Learned in Israel

JERUSALEM POST: Mitt
Romney a 'Welcomed Visitor'

JERUSALEM POST: Jerusalem,
Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama

DEBKA FILE: Netanyahu: 'I Won't Let
Israel Face Iranian Atomic Threat'

JERUSALEM POST: Israel Spies
on America Spies on Israel:
U.S. Intelligence 'Incompetent'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'If I
were Iranian, I Would be
Fearful of the Coming Weeks'

DEBKA FILE: Khamenei Warns
Iran's Top Leaders: 'WAR IN WEEKS'


Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israel and the West Need
Romney in the White House

“They need Obama out. Because
as a second-term president, he
may become an immortal hero of
the Chinese, Russians, Islamists
and the rest of the people who
'support' Israel and the West.”

— COLUMNIST Shaul Rosenfeld

RealVideoJEWISH NEWS ONE
VIDEO: Israeli Coverage
of Mitt Romney's Arrival


JERUSALEM POST: Palestinian
Groups 'Insulted' By Romney's
Words and Actions in Israel

JERUSALEM POST: Romney
Raises Over $1 Million at
Presidential Fundraiser


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Netanyahu to Romney: 'Sanctions
Have Not Moved Iran a Single Iota'

“I heard some of your remarks and you
said that the greatest danger facing the
world is the Iranian regime possessing
nuclear weapons capability ... Mitt,
I could not agree with you more.”

— Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu

NETANYAHU: A FRIENDLY FACE IN THE STORM

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Aide Says Romney Would
Back Israel if it Strikes Iran

DEBKA FILE: 'Ill Wind Blows
Between America and Israeli
Intelligence Over Iran Attack

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: A Syrian
Nightmare for Israel


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Muslim Brotherhood's
'American Defenders'

MCCARTHYISM?

“In spearheading
an initiative to
investigate and
change this state
of affairs, Michelle
Bachmann and her
colleagues should
be congratulated.”

—COLUMNIST
Caroline Glick

JERUSALEM POST: Into The Fray:
The Rationale for Romney

JERUSALEM POST: Romney in
Israel After Rough Start to Tour


Okaz, Saudi Arabia
Global ‘Passivity’ Over
Syria will End in Disaster

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Syrians who have risen up in
a quest for freedom, dignity
and a happier life will fail to
achieve them if the global
community remains passive
after Assad’s fall. Syria and
the entire region are headed
toward a very dangerous
situation, as terrorist groups
expand and exploit the crisis.”

— COLUMNIST Mishaal Al Fawazi

NOW THE TERRORISTS MOVE IN

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Where Romney Will
Not Visit: The Knesset

“Just as GOP leaders have
found their Congressional
caucus somewhat ... hard
to control, Netanyahu also
cannot count on his fellow
Likudniks in the Knesset
to roll out the red carpet
for his visiting friend Mitt.”

— COLUMNIST
Rebecca Anna Stoil

ISRAEL PREPARES FOR ROMNEY

JERUSALEM POST: Sheldon
Adelson Tries to Get U.S. Jews
to Do What they Usually Don't

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama
Campaign Doesn't 'Hold Fire'
as Romney Tours Abroad

JERUSALEM POST: U.S., Lockheed
Reach Deal on Israeli F-35 Jets

ISRAEL HAYOM: Romney Asserts
'Israel Deserves Better than Obama'

DEBKA FILE: 'Big' Russian Fleet Nears Syria

Khaleej Times, UAE
Colorado: ‘Big Brother’
United States Had Best
Tend to its Own House

“How, with this scale
of mindless carnage,
can the U.S. deign
to issue directives to
others? … One cannot
blame the rest of the
world for saying that
Big Brother would be
better off watching
over its own brood
and figuring out how
its own brand of
domestic policies is
affecting its collective,
disturbed mindset.”

— EDITORIAL,
United Arab Emirates

TENDING TO THE HOME FRONT

Debka File, Israel
Assad’s Top Men Killed by
Hidden Bomb; Urgent Talks
in Washington, Jerusalem

“The elimination of Assad’s top
security tier, leaders of his brutal
campaign of suppression against
the Syrian uprising sent shock
waves reverberating across the
Mideast. Armies are on high alert.”

— Debka File Sources

WAGING THE BATTLE FOR DAMASCUS

DEBKA FILE: Attacks on Israel
to Mount with Syria Escalation;
Strike Against Iran Looms

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Attack
Means Assad's Days Numbered


Islah News, Jordan
Clinton Undaunted as Her
Convoy Pelted with Shoes,
Tomatoes, Water Bottles

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“One tomato struck an Egyptian
official in the face, while shoes
and bottles of water were flung
at armored vehicles carrying the
Clinton convoy. … The political
affiliation of the protesters was
unclear, as protests are now
the ‘norm’ since Mubarak's fall.”

— NEWS ITEM, Islah News

U.S. FAVORS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?

Haaretz, Israel
To Jerusalem with love?
Peres Tries to Lure Woody
Allen to Film in Israel

“In an interview with Yedioth
Ahronot this month, Allen said
even though he has criticized
Israel in the past, he supports
Israel. Since his wife is eager
to visit the country, the couple
will likely visit in the near future.”

— REPORTER Nirit Anderman

DEBKA FILE: Israel Advised to
Brace for Syrian Missile Attack

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Clinton
Warns Iran During Israel Visit


Kayhan, Iran
The Real Nuclear
Challenge: Getting the
West's Media to Care!

“When was the last time
we read anything about
what should be the goal
- getting rid of the over
20,000 'declared' nuclear
weapons found on almost
alll the world's continents?”

— EDITORIAL, Kayhan

TAKING OUR EYES OFF THE BALL?

Debka File, Israel
Assad Issued 'Last
Warning' on WMDs

“The Syrian ruler was
given a 'last warning'
through intelligence
channels in the West
to leave its warheads
and shells loaded with
mustard gas, sarin and
cyanide where they
are. If he dared move
them, they would be
destroyed from the air,”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

DEBKA FILE: Israel Advised to
Brace for Syrian Missile Attack

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Clinton
Warns Iran During Israel Visit


Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, Palestinian Terroritories
Like Hiroshima, Palestine
and Yasser Arafat Endure

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Those who nuclear-bombed
Arafat were under the illusion
that they could dispirit the
Palestinians. It's as if Hiroshima
had disappeared or faded away.
On the contrary, Hiroshima has
become a shrine to the world's
people who want to meditate on
the results of crime and injustice.”

— COLUMNIST Ali Sadek

WHY WAS YASSER ARAFAT KILLED?

Kayhan, Iran
President Ahmadinejad:
‘Zionist Capitalists’ Pick
United States Presidents

“The American people lack
freedom of choice; it is the
Zionists, according to their
needs, that decide who
becomes the U.S. president.”

— PRESIDENT
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

DOES TINY ISRAEL RULE WORLD?

Debka File, Israel
Two More U.S. Carriers and
Dozens of UAV-Submarines
Rushed to Strait of Hormuz

“If Iran starts spreading mines in
international waterways, i.e., the
Strait of Hormuz, it will find U.S.
forces ready to dismantle them.”

— UNNAMED Western Military Official

PREPARING FOR IRAN MOVE IN STRAIT

DEBKA FILE: Kremlin
Threatens to Better-Arm
Iran if Assad is Ousted

DEBKA FILE: Israel 'Perturbed'
by President Obama’s Outreach
to New Egyptian Leader


The Khaleej Times, UAE
‘True Spirit’ of 1776 Applies
to All of the World’s People

“As America celebrates another
Independence Day with aplomb
and gaiety, it would timely for it
to do some soul-searching on
the role it plays internationally.”

— EDITORIAL, The Khaleej Times

REPRESENTING UNIVERSAL ASPIRATIONS

Zaman, Turkey
Assad 'Wishes' Syria Had
Not Downed Turkish Jet

“I would, of course, leave if
millions didn't want me. Why
would I stay? I’ve never had
an interest in the presidency.
I wouldn't stay as a president
for even a single day if the
salvation of my country
depended on my departure.”

— SYRIA LEADER Bashar al-Assad

ZAMAN: Iran Nuclear
Talks Resume in Istanbul

ZAMAN: Last Chance for Syria?
DEBKA FILE: U.S. Beefs Up
Presence in Strait of Hormuz
as Iran Nuklear Talks Fade

DEBKA FILE: Assad Tells
Russia He Can Defeat
Revolt in Two Months

Yedioth Ahronot:
Blindness in Washington


Al Ahram, Egypt
'There is a Need for a
Middle Eastern Ataturk'

“Ataturk set Turkey, very
deliberately, on a course of
modernization - political and
social - designed to create a
modern Europe-type style,
even if not European itself,
in which religion would be
practised by citizens as they
individually see fit, but in
which religion would not be
a dominant 'political' force.”

— Former U.S. National Security
Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski

WILL EGYPT BE A NEW TURKEY?

AL AHRAM: America and
the Muslim Brotherhood


Debka File, Israel
British Forces Reportedly in
Syria; Assad Presidential
Complex Said to be Attacked

“Britain's reported incursion occurred
at the tail end of Putin’s 24-hour visit
to Israel and would have posed a direct
challenge to his warning that Moscow
won't tolerate Western intervention.”

— Debka File Sources

JERUSALEM POST: Putin Arrives
in Israel to Discuss Iran, Syria

HAARTETZ: U.S., Israel Continue
Preparations for Strike on Iran

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Putin says
'Peaceful Israel' in Russian Interest

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Putin in Israel:
'Iran Will Not Get Nuclear Bomb.
No need for Israel to Strike'


An Nahar, Lebanon
Russia’s Military
Action in Syria is
‘Gift’ to America

TRANSLATED ARABIC

“Russian involvement
in Syria doesn't worry
the U.S., as it breaks a
pattern that has stood
since the fall of the
Soviet Union, whereby
Americans get involved,
and the Russians take
advantage of American
involvement. This time
around, it seems Syria
is the stage and Moscow
is pushing to be on it.”

— COLUMNIST Ali Hamada

RUSSIA'S NEW QUAGMIRE?

Ma'ariv, Israel
Russia’s ‘Sadomasochistic’
Foreign Policy Win in Syria

TRANSLATED FROM HEBREW

“The Americans say – as Moscow
succeeds, it will soon find Iran's
nuclear missiles arrayed on its
borders and a jihadist civil war
in Syria. Such Russian success
appears rather sadomasochistic.”

— BROADCASTER Nadav Eyal

HILLARY CALLS OUT THE KREMLIN

FARS News Agency, Iran
Iran, Russia, China,
Syria Planning Largest
Mideast Wargames Ever

“Twelve Chinese warships,
Russian nuclear submarines,
warships, aircraft carriers
and mine-clearing vessels
as well as Iran battleships
and subs will participate.”

— STATE-RUN FARS News

DEBKA FILE: Russia, China,
Iran Plan 'Biggest-Ever
Middle East Maneuvers

DEBKA FILE: U.S. and
Russia Deploy to Syria;
'Double Prey' for al-Qaeda


Ma'ariv, Israel
Syria is Lebanon
... All Over Again

TRANSLATED FROM HEBREW

“This is a Lebanonization
of Syria: the war in Syria
could not only become
one of religious bloodshed,
but one between the
proxy-powers themselves.”

— BROADCASTER Nadav Eyal

PROXIES INTO COMBATANTS?

DEBKA FILE: U.S.
Intervention in Syria:
'Not if but When'

DEBKA FILE: Russian Fleet
Heads to Syria; Flies Anti-Air,
Anti-Ship Missiles to Assad

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Obama and Jonathan Pollard

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: The Arab
Spring: Obama Still Doesn't Get it


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Israelis Think Romney
Would be 'Friendlier'

“The fact that Israelis have
conflicted attitudes toward
U.S. President Barack Obama
came out loud and clear in
a poll released on Thursday.”

— Armed Forces Chief of Staff
Major Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi

Kitabat, Iraq
Letter to President Obama
on the Condition of Iraqis

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Mr. President, is the American
government unable to help us?
Having been in Iraq for so many
years, why aren’t services like
electricity and fresh running
water available to people yet?”

— Ahmed Samaoui, An Iraqi Citizen

DO AMERICANS HAVE DUTY TO IRAQ?

FARS News Agency, Iran
U.S. and Allies ‘Revive’
al-Qaeda to Use in Syria

“The world arrogance,
spearheaded by America,
which created the Taliban
and al-Qaeda in the first
place and then found itself
targeted by the two, now
says it is fighting al-Qaeda
in Pakistan. But in fact, for
its own purposes, it is
reviving al-Qaeda in Syria.”

— Armed Forces Chief of Staff
Major Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi

THE REAL TERROR FIGHTERS?

Debka File, Israel
Russia, Iran Back Away
from Syria Conflict; Dump
it into Washington's Lap

“Sources report that Moscow
has flatly rejected Mr. Obama's
proposal to post 5,000 armed
U.N. monitors in Syria, mostly
Russian troops, as the core of
a new plan to resolve Syria's
crisis. Adding complications,
the Syrian conflict and the
Iran nuclear controversy are
now inextricably intermeshed.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

An Nahar, Lebanon
Syria is Another Iraq,
with Israel Thrown In

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Since the West puts the
security of the Hebrew
state atop its priority list
when it comes to the
Middle East, Western
military intervention in
Syria may turn into a long
conflict involving Israel.”

— COLUMNIST Samih Saab

THE NEXT BATTLE ROYALE?

Debka File, Israel
Iran Refuses to Join
Syria Contact Group

“Tehran once again
demonstrated its refusal
to play ball with the
international community
until its major power
status in the Middle East
is officially recognized.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ: Exiled Founder of
Revolutionary Guards Advises:
Target Regime Change -
Not Iran's Nuclear Program


Al-Raya, Qatar
Assad Will Fail to
Put Freedom ‘Genie’
Back in its Bottle

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This is a people that
waited patiently for
nearly four decades
under Assad rule. But
finally they came out
… in search of liberty.”

— EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Saleh
Bin ‘Afsan al-Kawari

THE END OF THE BEGINNING?

Debka File, Israel
Obama Nixes French-Saudi
Plan to Assassinate Assad

“At one fell swoop, the bombing
attack would have wiped he, his
family and his top leadership out.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Turkey
'Ditches' Syrian Rebels

DEBKA FILE: Obama Weighs
Action to Prevent al-Qaeda
from Grabbing Syrian WMDs


Al-Baath, Syria
The United States and the
‘Global War Against Syria’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“We all know that the U.S.
administration's declared
refusal to provide weapons
to the opposition is nothing
but a huge public lie, since
it knows that armed groups
in Syria have access to arms
only with Washington's
full knowledge and blessing.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Abu Saluum al-Monasirah

IS SYRIA THE WRONGED PARTY?

Debka File, Israel
U.S.-Arab Exercise Drills
Iran Landing; Syria Rebels
Obtain German Weapons

“Debka File’s military sources
report that Gen. James Mattis,
head of U.S. Central Command,
secretly visited both sections
of the exercise. If President
Obama orders an attack on Syria
or Iran, he will be in command.”

— DEBKA FILE Source

DEBKA FILE: Houla Atrocity:
The Outcome of P5+1
Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran

DEBKA FILE: Putin Withdraws
Weapons Ship from Syria Port


The Daily Star, Lebanon
Daylight Massacre in Syria

“Fourteen months of unceasing
violence have produced little
more than condemnations from
governments, NGOs and the U.N.
If you put all these statements
on top of on another, you would
reach the moon, without having
changed one iota of the regime's
desire to quell the protests.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

DAILY STAR: Tide Turning
Against the Syria Regimne


Haaretz, Israel
For Iran's Supreme
Leader, Dialogue with
U.S. No Longer Taboo

“Iran's tone has become
conciliatory and optimistic,
pointing to the Supreme
Leader's decision to push
Ahmadinejad to the side.”

— COLUMNIST Zvi Bar'el

HAARETZ: 'No Gaps Exist'
Between U.S. and Israel
on Iran Nuclear Program


Debka File, Israel
Dissapointed, Israel
Withdraws Pledge
Not to Attack Iran

“After Obama rejected
Israel's minimal demands
for nuclear negotiations
with Iran, it withdrew
its pledge not to strike
Iran’s nuclear facilities
before the U.S. election.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Before
Baghdad Talks End, Japan
Breaks Iran Oil Embargo


Khaleej Times, U.A.E.
Why Arrest Dr. Shakil
Afridi? Pakistan Has
Some Explaining to Do

“Wasn’t Pakistan always
supportive of facilitating
the capture of dreaded
terrorist Osama bin Laden
by U.S. authorities?.”

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?

Press TV, Iran
VIDEO: Coverage of Iran
Nuclear Talks in Baghdad

RealVideoMay 25, 00:24:00

"Is the U.S. becomeing less
confrontational? A fresh
round of American Senate
sanctions suggests otherwise.”

— Iran's State-run
mouthpiece, Press TV

HAS REAL PROGRESS BEEN MADE?

Kitabat, Iraq
Arab Nation Must Restore
Lost Willingness to Fight!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Evil now penetrates our souls,
destroying them perhaps fatally.
It is in this way that they [the
West] eliminated the incentive
to fight from Germans (Nazi
ideology) and from Japanese,
thus turning Germany and
Japan into civil states resigned
to a life imposed by the victor.”

— COLUMNIST Nashwan al-Jurayssi

DO ARABS LACK MARTIAL SPIRIT?

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Foreign Intervention:
The Persian Paradox

“If Iran is sincere about
its rhetoric of peace and
cooperation, it's not going
about it the right way.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Debka File, Israel
Israel Gives Obama's
Interim Deal with
Iran a Qualified OK

“Debka File’s U.S. and
Iran sources exclusively
revealed the 8 points of
the interim deal put
forward by Washington
and still awaiting the
concurrence of Tehran.”

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

Modern Ghana, Ghana
Uganda Re-Introduces
Draconian Gay Law as
Answer to U.S. Leader

“In Uganda, there are two
kinds of suspects: those
who are arrested and make
it to the courts; and those
who are arrested and
will never see a judge.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Stephanie J. Wearne

BARARIC TREATMENT OF GAYS

Debka File, Israel
Huge Drills Display U.S.
Battle Plan Against Iran

“Debka File’s military sources
report that Washington timed
the unveiling of the new battle
strategy for May 10, two weeks
before Six Power nuclear talks
with Iran resume in Baghdad.”

— Debka File Sources

DEBKA FILE: Iran Holds
First Large-Scale,
Offensive, Paratroop Drops


The Standard, Kenya
As West Takes Bolder
Steps, Kenyan 'Sex
Rights' Debate Rages

“Faith groups strongly
oppose proposals to
enact laws that protect
homosexuals and members
of the sex industry.”

— NEWS ITEM, The Standard

THE NATION: Kenyan
Muslim Clerics Fault
Obama on Gay Marriage


Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israel's Gay Pride

“Israel is not a country
that treats homosexuals
the way the Palestinian
Authority and the nations
in the Arab world do.”

— COLUMNIST Giulio Meotti

The Zimbabwe Mail, Zimbabwe
Obama's Gay Stance Called
‘Worst Form of Satanism’

“This is why America’s claim of
upholding human rights should
never be trusted. And this is
also why Obama should be
condemned as unfit to rule …
If Americans vote for him,
they will have been turned into
nothing better than animals.”

— Chief Fortune Charumbira,
President of the Chief’s Council of
Zimbabwe and a Mugabe loyalist

MUGABE AND FRIENDS INSULT GAYS

Mail & Guardian, South Africa
South Africa: Reason
to be Proud, but Vigilant,
on Homosexual Rights

“South Africans could be
forgiven a shrug of the
shoulder in response [to
Obama's announcement],
and some justified pride
that the question has long
since been settled in our
much younger democracy.
What South Africans cannot
afford is complacency.”

— EDITORIAL, Mail & Guardian

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Former Security Chief 'Slams'
'Messianic' Netanyahu on Iran

“Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin
says Bibi Netanyanu is 'lying' about
effectiveness of a strike on Iran.”

— REPORTER Yaakov Lappin

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Diskin’s Attacks
called ‘Irresponsible,’ Motivated by
‘Frustration,’: Source Close to PM

HAARETZ EDITORIAL: Diskin's Iran Salvo

Al Qabas, Kuwait
Iraq’s Political ‘Sheep’
Keep Blaming America

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Even though America has
in fact withdrawn and has
therefore ended the Iraq
occupation, Green Zone
politicians are the first to
behave as though there
has been no withdrawal,
blaming the United States
for every problem and all
the tension that Iraq
continues to experience.”

— COLUMNIST
Abd al-Zahra al-Rukaby

Debka File, Israel
Beijing Steps Back from
Assad in Note to Obama

“The latest message received
in the latter half of last week
said: China will no longer be
a problem for America in
dealing with Assad's regime.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Egyptian Islamists
Derail American Attempt to
Smooth Egypt-Israel Tensions

HAARETZ: Israel Defense
Forces Chief Doubts Iran
will Develop Nuke Weapons

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: New
details Uncovered in
CIA Anti-Semitism Case


FARS News Agency, Iran
Iran Reveals Captured
American Drone Data to
‘Discourage’ Pentagon

“I am providing four clues
to let the Americans know
how deeply we are able to
penetrate (the intelligence
systems and devices) within
this American spy drone.”

— Brigadier General Amir Ali
Hajizadeh, Islamic Revolution
Guards Corps commander

U,S. DRONE: BACK-ENGINEERED?

Amal al-Oumma, Egypt
Egyptians Can Learn from
American Presidential Race

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It's fair to say that to some extent,
there is fairness in presenting the
ideas of both parties and enabling a
heated debate without insults,
where everyone can express their
points of view before allowing
voters to decide for themselves.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Hamdi Radwan

APPRECIATING THE CLASH OF IDEAS

Al Jazeera, Qatar
Argentina 'Storms Out'
of the Americas Summit

“Kirchner was furious, we
are told, because of the lack
of full, complete support for
Argentina's claim of control
of the Falkand Islands ... We
understand she was very,
very angry that leaders did
not even mention the dispute
over the islands with the UK.
She was overheard saying,
'This is pointless. ...
Why did I even come here?'”

— CORRESPONDENT Lucia Newman

TENSION OVER FALKLANDS AND CUBA

Debka File, Israel
Iran Warns 'U.S.-Gulf Arab
Air Force' to Stop Exercise

“Just after the exercise began,
Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait
Rouhullah Qahremani warned
Kuwait Chief of Staff Lieutenant
General Khalid Al-Sabah that
the Iranian air force and navy
would attack Gulf nations taking
part unless they withdrew now.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Secret U.S.-Israel
Accord Permits Iran to Keep
3.5 Percent Enriched Uranium

HAARETZ: Israel has to Give
Iran Nuclear Talks a Chance

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Don't Let
Jon Pollard Die in U.S. Prison


Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Kurdish Leader Warns U.S.
of ‘New Iraqi Dictatorship’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The American position should
be clear, and should manifest
itself as a demand that a new
dictator not be permitted to
emerge in Iraq. … Iraq is now
confronting a real crisis. There
is only one party and one group
consolidating power in Iraq.”

— PRESIDENT of Iraqi Kurdistan
Massoud Barzani

IS IRAQI 'DEMOCRACY' UNRAVELING?

Haaretz, Israel
A Tiny Request on the
Eve of War Against Iran

“One might expect the prime
minister - who keeps bringing
up the Holocaust and swearing
that it will never be repeated
- to recall that millions of Jews
were gassed to death, and pay
more attention to the danger
of chemical warfare. Give us
gas masks. Time is running out.”

— COLUMNIST Aner Shalev

DEBKA FILE: What were
the Six Points Obama sent
Khamenei through Turkey?

HAARETZ: Have Netanyahu
and Obama Agreed on the
Outcome of Talks with Iran?


Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
Obama Follows Eisenhower's
1953 Iranian Coup Playbook

“Obama’s comments bring to mind
the CIA-sponsored 1953 coup. At
the time, the CIA spent $6 million
to topple the democratically-elected
Mohammad Mossadeq government.
... And why? Because Mossadeq had
pursued a national campaign to
nationalize the Iranian oil industry."

— EDITORIAL,
Islamic Republic News Agency

WHEN U.S.-IRAN RIVALRY GOT STARTED

Debka File, Israel
Moscow Set to Counter Iran
Strike; 'Shadowy' U.S.-Led Drill
with Israel, Greece Underway

“Our military sources infer from the
unusually broad area covered by the
air and navy exercise - almost the
entire eastern Mediterranean - that
it is designed to simulate action in
the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Aden.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE : Clinton Spurns
Despairing Syrian Opposition
Appeal for 'Token' Safe Haven

HAARETZ: Israel's U.S. Envoy:
Award to Helen Thomas Shows
Palestinians Not Ready for Peace


Zaman, Turkey
Turkey, America
and 'No One's World'

“Turkey and the United
States agree on values
like democracy, human
rights, gender equality
and others. The Arab
Awakening revealed
once again how much
such values matter.”

— COLUMNIST Suat Kiniklioglu

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Iran, Iraq and Our
‘Common Enemy’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Who is this ‘common enemy’
referred to by Iran's president?
... The statements of President
Ahmadinejad represent a bald-
faced attempt to draw Iraq into
Iran’s extremist trench with
the goal of making Iraq foot the
bill for Iran’s foreign policy
hostility toward the Americans.”

— COLUMNIST Abdullah al-Etabi

RESENTMENT OVER IRANIAN MEDDLING

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Iraq's Promised Day Brigade Says
Released Captive Was U.S. Soldier

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“U.S. Embassy claims that he is not
a soldier are a desperate attempt to
cover up the epic failure of American
occupation forces, and Washington’s
reluctance to disclose the dimensions
of that loss to the American people.”

— STATEMENT By Promised Day Brigade

HE'S BACK!: SHIITE CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR

Haaretz, Israel
Israel's Plan to Attack Iran
Put on Hold Until Next Year

“Damning U.S. war simulation
forces Ehud Barak to reconsider
attack plans; Israel has no real
option to attack in contravention
of U.S. declarations and warnings.”

— CORRESPONDENT Amir Oren

HAARETZ: U.S. Report says Iran
Could Recover from Attack on
Nuclear Sites Within Six Months

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: Neither
U.S. nor Israel Knows Where
all of Iran's Nuke Facilities Are

JERUSALEM POST: Israel Warns
Against Talks with Iran while
Nuclear Program Continues


Azzaman, Iraq
Al-Sadr Militia Releases
American Captive ‘without
Asking Anything in Return’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Michaels was released under
the direction of Muqtada al-Sadr
without any compensation as a
gift to the family and friends of
the soldier and as a way of
rectifying Islam's public image.”

— NEWS ITEM, Azzaman

AL-SADR FLEXES DOMESTIC MUSCLES

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
Shame on Algerian Officials for
Payout to U.S. Oil Co. Anadarko

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The chain of responsibility rises up
to the highest level of state. Indeed,
nothing at Sonatrach, the state-run
oil firm and the nations’s central
provider of financial resources, is
done before being agreed to by
those at the top echelons of power.”

— COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

PAYING BIG TO COVER UP INCOMPETENCE

Kayhan, Iran
American ‘Killed Afghans
to Divert Attention from
Burnings of Holy Quran’

“the massacre of innocent
Afghans by a U.S. soldier
was a deliberate effort to
divert attention from its
desecration of the Quran.
Fully understanding its
power to rule and change
the world, the Western
powers are hostile to Islam.”

— IRANIAN CLERIC Ayatollah
Muhammad Emami-Kashani

Khaleej Times, UAE
Trial of Robert Bales will Put
U.S. Government in the Dock

“This shunning of the mentally
injured is a fact that has yet to
be confronted. In the minds of
U.S. combatants, the confusion
is stark and real. But instead of
being treated like heroes for
risking life and limb for the
cause, whatever that cause
may be, ‘Johnny’ does not
come marching home to a
warm and heartfelt reception.”

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

MENTALLY ILL OR UNDISCIPLINED ROGUE?

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Withdraw from Afghanistan

“In a no-win situation, the best
thing to do is cut your losses. All
indicators in the situation lead to
the conclusion that the sooner
these troops leave, the better it
will be for everybody involved.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Al-Gomhuriah, Egypt
'How will Egypt Regain
Custody of American
Fugitives?': Protesters

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“In a state of shocked
amazement, people are
asking the attorney
general to react to the
ruling of the Supreme
Council of the Armed
Forces to get the escaped
fugitives back to Egypt.”

— NEWS ITEM, Al-Gomhuriah

'SHOCKED DISBELIEF' IN EGYPT

Israel National News, Israel
Israel's U.N. Ambassador: 'Arab
Countries Support Iran Attack'

“We saw the Saudi ambassador speak
out against Iran; you see the Gulf Arab
states speak out against Syria. Syria's
representative is speaking against the
Bahrainis and the Saudis. These are
things that didn't happen before.
There are common interests between
states like Saudi Arabia and Israel, and
we need to find a way to promote
them, but I won’t elaborate further.”

— Israel Ambassador to the
United Nations, Ron Prosor

DEBKA FILE: Obama Plans
July Visit to Israel; Is that
before or After Iran Strike?

HAARETZ: 'Harpaz' in America
HAARETZ: U.S. Won't Save
Israel from Hanging Itself

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Why
Israel Must Strike Iran

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Obama's Brilliant AIPAC Speech


The Daily Star, Lebanon
The U.S. and Israel:
'Playground Allies'

“Sounding like an ally in
the playground, Obama
told Netanyahu that the
United States 'will always
have Israel's back.' Now
he has now shown the
Arab world that U.S.
foreign policy on Israel
is ruled by hypocrisy.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
'Trust America's President'

“Unlike Netanyau, Obama is
the responsible adult who can
be trusted to handle Iran.”

— COLUMNIST Smadar Shir

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
'I Don't Trust Obama'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Would
U.S. Rescue Israeli Pilots?

DEBKA FILE: America Warns
Syrian WMD's Ahead of Iran's

DEBKA FILE: Alongside Diplomacy
for Iran, U.S. Provides Bunker-
Busters, Aerial Refueling for Israel


Jeune Afrique, Senegal
'Oddball Extremist'
Santorum Could Make
Barack Obama's Day

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“As one of his critics said,
the former Pennsylvania
senator would be one of
the greatest minds … of
the nineteenth century.”

— COLUMNIST Jean-Eric Boulin

BEMUSING PEOPLE ABROAD

Press TV, Iran
VIDEO: 'Obama Betrays
Americans for Israel'

RealVideoFeb. 24, 00:02:14

To me as an American, it is
shameful to stand and watch
your president really grovel
like this, and lose authority
by begging these people.”

— Lebanese-American Writer
Sarah Marusek, on Obama's
Recent Appearance at AIPAC
[Watch that below[

KNOCKING AMERICAN PRIORITIES

RealVideoVIDEO: President Obama Speaks
at the Israel-America Public Affairs
Committee, March 4, 00:32:59


Haaretz, Israel
Netanyahu Tells Obama:
'I Have Yet to Decide
Whether to Attack Iran'

“If this is resolved with
diplomacy, great. But we
have to prepare for the
worst-case scenario. The
pressure on Tehran has
indeed been increased,
but time is getting short.”

— ISRAEL PROME MINISTER
Benjamin Netanyahu

A MEETING OF THE MINDS?

RealVideoISRAEL NATIONAL TV:
Prime Minister Netanyahu
Meets President Obama


RealVideoISRAEL NATIONAL TV:
'We Came to AIPAC Because
of Our Love for Israel'


RealVideoISRAEL NATIONAL TV:
Protesters Seek to Disrupt AIPAC


HAARETZ: After Meeting with Obama,
Netanyahu says World United on Iran

HAARETZ: Obama-Netanyahu
White House Masquerade Ball

HAARETZ: Netanyahu and Obama
Play 'High-Stakes Poker' Over Iran

HAARETZ: Netanyahu Can't Afford
to Gamble Security on Conspiracies

DEBKA FILE: Obama Tells AIPAC,
Diplomatic Pressure will bring
Tehran to the Right Decision

DEBKA FILE: Adamant Obama
Confronts Netanyahu about
Making Lone Decision on Iran

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama
to Use Charm, Far-Reaching
Pledges to Pursuade Netanyahu

HAARETZ: Netanyahu Can't
Afford to Gamble Israel's
Security on Conspiracies

JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
Praises Obama's AIPAC Speech


Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton: 'Hide the February
20th Movement from Me'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“If she had received them, Mrs.
Clinton would have heard a view
of the situation in Morocco that
contradicts the one developed
by the Obama Administration.”

— COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

HILLARY: NOT RUFFLING FEATHERS?

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
The 'Brutality of the World',
According to Vladimir Putin

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Analysts have spoken, thanks
to the Russia-China veto of U.N.
pplans to intervene in Syria,
about a return to the Cold War.
Viewed from Russia House, this
Cold War is fueled by NATO's
expansion and is coupled with
the desire to limit Russia's
influence in international affairs.”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

PUTIN: VIEWS THAT CAN'T BE IGNORED

Al-Ahram, Egypt
The Third Man: Egyptian
Fears of the Foreign Plot

“Fears of a foreign-led plot
against Egypt are not new,
nor are they accidental.”

— COLUMNIST Bel Trew

Haaretz, Israel
Netanyahu Faces Tough
Decision Should Obama Not
Give Green Light on Iran

“If Obama turns him down,
Mr. Netanyahu - who waxes
on about his loneliness as a
leader - will leave the White
House meeting as the
loneliest person in the world.”

— COLUMNIST Yossi Verter

DEBKA FILE: Barack Obama Cautions
Against a 'Premature Attack' on Iran

DEBKA FILE: Pentagon
Prepares 'Aerial Fueling' for
Israeli Planes Striking Iran

JERUSALEM POST:
Netanyahu Warns Against
Renewed Talks with Iran

JERUSALEM POST: Israel is
Becoming Footnote U.S. Eyes


Kayhan, Iran
Muslim Silence in the
Face of U.S. Quran
Burning 'Unjustifiable'

“A clandestine conspiracy
is underway by Americans,
who want to assess the
religious sensitivity of
the Afghan population.”

— AFGHAN ANALYST
Vahid Mojdeh

A GROSS MISUNDERSTANDING?

Amal al-Oumma, Egypt
What does the CIA Have to do
with Democracy and NGO's?

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The stated goals of these U.S.
NGOs are just a cover for other,
hidden plans that undermine
Egyptian interests, particularly
if those interests collide with
those of the United States.”

— COLUMNIST
Makram Muhammad Ahmad

AMERICAN NGOs: UP TO NO GOOD?

Haaretz, Israel
Netanyahu will ask Obama
to Threaten Strike on Iran

“Despite lack of trust on both
sides, intensive preparations
are underway to ensure a
successful meeting between
the two leaders next week.”

— REPORTER Barak Ravid

HAARETZ: Israel Would Not
Warn U.S. before Iran Strike:
Israeli Intelligence Source

DEBKA FILE: U.S. and Israel
Update Iran Intelligence for
Obama-Netanyahu Summit

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
WikiLeaks - Russia gave Israel
Iranian Missile System Codes

DEBKA FILE: Russia Upgrades
Syria Electronic Station to
Warn of U.S. or Isreal Attack


Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Anti-U.S. Protests
Continue in Afghanistan

RealVideoFeb. 24, 00:02:14

“In the four days of protesting
since the discovery of burned
Qurans at Bagram Air Base, 25
people have been killed,
including two American troops.”

— Al-Jazeera News Report

BURNED QURANS SPARK FOR RIOTING

Debka File, Israel
U.S., France, Britain,
Turkey, Italy Prepare
to Intervene in Syria

“Despite public denials,
military preparations for
intervention in the Syria
crisis are quietly afoot. ...
President Barack Obama is
poised for a final decision.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ: If Israel Strikes
Iran, It Will be Because
Obama Didn't Stop It

HAARETZ: Israel Could
Strike Iran's Nuke Facilities,
but it Will Not Be Easy


Amal al-Oumma, Egypt
Egyptians Refuse to Accept
What America Would Reject

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Would the United States accept
what these NGOs were doing here
- undermining U.S. sovereignty - on
American soil? It would absolutely
refuse. So why should we accept it?”

— COLUMNIST, Dr. Mahmud Madi

AMERICAN NGOs: UP TO NO GOOD?

Fars News Agency, Iran
Iran Intelligence Chief
Warns of Enemy Plots
in Almost 'Every Field'

“The enemy has hatched
plots against the Islamic
Republic in almost every
field .This makes it more
important than ever for
Iranian officials and the
nation to deal with all
open issues of security.”

— Iran Intelligence Minister
Heidar Moslehi

GOOD REASON TO BE PARANOID?

Debka File, Israel
Netanyahu Feels 'Cheated'
and 'Betrayed' by American
Moves to Reach Out to Iran

“Netanyahu has said he feels
cheated. By its actions the
Obama administration leaves
Israel with no recourse other
than to grapple with the
Iranian menace on its own.”

— -- DEBKA File Sources

Al-Seyassah, Kuwait
Russia is 'Bloodthirsty'
and China is 'Misguided'
for Vetoing Syria Action

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is a truism to say that
Russia has never bet on a
winning horse. But sad to
say, the most painful turn
of events has been the
conversion of China into
the acolyte of a
mafia-controlled country.”

— Editor in Chief
Ahmed Al-Jarallah

GULF ARAB DISAPPOINTMENT

Debka File, Israel
Iranian Offensives Meet with
Sluggish U.S./Israel Response

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Will
America Sacrifice Israel?

JERUSALEM POST: Romney:
'Man of the (Rich) People'


Fars News Agency, Iran
Son of Director Oliver
Stone Becomes a Shiite
Muslim in Iran's Isfahan

“The conversion to Islam is
not abandoning Christianity
or Judaism, which I was born
with. … It means I've accepted
Mohammad and other prophets.”

— Documentarian Sean Stone

STONE: A SURPRISING DECISION?

Al-Ahram, Egypt
Raids on Offices of U.S. NGOs
Reveal Plot to 'Partition' Egypt

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The goal is partition of the region's
largest country into smaller nations
that would be incapable of
facing down the major global blocs.”

— COLUMNIST Muhammad Dunia

DANCE BEGINS OVER DETAINED AMERICANS

FARS News Agency, Iran
U.S. and Allies ‘Revive’
al-Qaeda to Use in Syria

“The world arrogance,
spearheaded by America,
which created the Taliban
and al-Qaeda in the first
place and then found itself
targeted by the two, now
says it is fighting al-Qaeda
in Pakistan. But in fact, for
its own purposes, it is
reviving al-Qaeda in Syria.”

— Armed Forces Chief of Staff
Major Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi

THE REAL TERROR FIGHTERS?

Debka File, Israel
Russia, Iran Back Away
from Syria Conflict; Dump
it into Washington's Lap

“Sources report that Moscow
has flatly rejected Mr. Obama's
proposal to post 5,000 armed
U.N. monitors in Syria, mostly
Russian troops, as the core of
a new plan to resolve Syria's
crisis. Adding complications,
the Syrian conflict and the
Iran nuclear controversy are
now inextricably intermeshed.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

An Nahar, Lebanon
Syria is Another Iraq,
with Israel Thrown In

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Since the West puts the
security of the Hebrew
state atop its priority list
when it comes to the
Middle East, Western
military intervention in
Syria may turn into a long
conflict involving Israel.”

— COLUMNIST Samih Saab

THE NEXT BATTLE ROYALE?

Debka File, Israel
Iran Refuses to Join
Syria Contact Group

“Tehran once again
demonstrated its refusal
to play ball with the
international community
until its major power
status in the Middle East
is officially recognized.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ: Exiled Founder of
Revolutionary Guards Advises:
Target Regime Change -
Not Iran's Nuclear Program


Al-Raya, Qatar
Assad Will Fail to
Put Freedom ‘Genie’
Back in its Bottle

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This is a people that
waited patiently for
nearly four decades
under Assad rule. But
finally they came out
… in search of liberty.”

— EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Saleh
Bin ‘Afsan al-Kawari

THE END OF THE BEGINNING?

Debka File, Israel
Obama Nixes French-Saudi
Plan to Assassinate Assad

“At one fell swoop, the bombing
attack would have wiped he, his
family and his top leadership out.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Turkey
'Ditches' Syrian Rebels

DEBKA FILE: Obama Weighs
Action to Prevent al-Qaeda
from Grabbing Syrian WMDs


Al-Baath, Syria
The United States and the
‘Global War Against Syria’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“We all know that the U.S.
administration's declared
refusal to provide weapons
to the opposition is nothing
but a huge public lie, since
it knows that armed groups
in Syria have access to arms
only with Washington's
full knowledge and blessing.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Abu Saluum al-Monasirah

IS SYRIA THE WRONGED PARTY?

Debka File, Israel
U.S.-Arab Exercise Drills
Iran Landing; Syria Rebels
Obtain German Weapons

“Debka File’s military sources
report that Gen. James Mattis,
head of U.S. Central Command,
secretly visited both sections
of the exercise. If President
Obama orders an attack on Syria
or Iran, he will be in command.”

— DEBKA FILE Source

DEBKA FILE: Houla Atrocity:
The Outcome of P5+1
Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran

DEBKA FILE: Putin Withdraws
Weapons Ship from Syria Port


The Daily Star, Lebanon
Daylight Massacre in Syria

“Fourteen months of unceasing
violence have produced little
more than condemnations from
governments, NGOs and the U.N.
If you put all these statements
on top of on another, you would
reach the moon, without having
changed one iota of the regime's
desire to quell the protests.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

DAILY STAR: Tide Turning
Against the Syria Regimne


Haaretz, Israel
For Iran's Supreme
Leader, Dialogue with
U.S. No Longer Taboo

“Iran's tone has become
conciliatory and optimistic,
pointing to the Supreme
Leader's decision to push
Ahmadinejad to the side.”

— COLUMNIST Zvi Bar'el

HAARETZ: 'No Gaps Exist'
Between U.S. and Israel
on Iran Nuclear Program


Debka File, Israel
Dissapointed, Israel
Withdraws Pledge
Not to Attack Iran

“After Obama rejected
Israel's minimal demands
for nuclear negotiations
with Iran, it withdrew
its pledge not to strike
Iran’s nuclear facilities
before the U.S. election.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Before
Baghdad Talks End, Japan
Breaks Iran Oil Embargo


Khaleej Times, U.A.E.
Why Arrest Dr. Shakil
Afridi? Pakistan Has
Some Explaining to Do

“Wasn’t Pakistan always
supportive of facilitating
the capture of dreaded
terrorist Osama bin Laden
by U.S. authorities?.”

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?

Press TV, Iran
VIDEO: Coverage of Iran
Nuclear Talks in Baghdad

RealVideoMay 25, 00:24:00

"Is the U.S. becomeing less
confrontational? A fresh
round of American Senate
sanctions suggests otherwise.”

— Iran's State-run
mouthpiece, Press TV

HAS REAL PROGRESS BEEN MADE?

Kitabat, Iraq
Arab Nation Must Restore
Lost Willingness to Fight!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Evil now penetrates our souls,
destroying them perhaps fatally.
It is in this way that they [the
West] eliminated the incentive
to fight from Germans (Nazi
ideology) and from Japanese,
thus turning Germany and
Japan into civil states resigned
to a life imposed by the victor.”

— COLUMNIST Nashwan al-Jurayssi

DO ARABS LACK MARTIAL SPIRIT?

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Foreign Intervention:
The Persian Paradox

“If Iran is sincere about
its rhetoric of peace and
cooperation, it's not going
about it the right way.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Debka File, Israel
Israel Gives Obama's
Interim Deal with
Iran a Qualified OK

“Debka File’s U.S. and
Iran sources exclusively
revealed the 8 points of
the interim deal put
forward by Washington
and still awaiting the
concurrence of Tehran.”

— NEWS ITEM, Debka File

Modern Ghana, Ghana
Uganda Re-Introduces
Draconian Gay Law as
Answer to U.S. Leader

“In Uganda, there are two
kinds of suspects: those
who are arrested and make
it to the courts; and those
who are arrested and
will never see a judge.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Stephanie J. Wearne

BARARIC TREATMENT OF GAYS

Debka File, Israel
Huge Drills Display U.S.
Battle Plan Against Iran

“Debka File’s military sources
report that Washington timed
the unveiling of the new battle
strategy for May 10, two weeks
before Six Power nuclear talks
with Iran resume in Baghdad.”

— Debka File Sources

DEBKA FILE: Iran Holds
First Large-Scale,
Offensive, Paratroop Drops


The Standard, Kenya
As West Takes Bolder
Steps, Kenyan 'Sex
Rights' Debate Rages

“Faith groups strongly
oppose proposals to
enact laws that protect
homosexuals and members
of the sex industry.”

— NEWS ITEM, The Standard

THE NATION: Kenyan
Muslim Clerics Fault
Obama on Gay Marriage


Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israel's Gay Pride

“Israel is not a country
that treats homosexuals
the way the Palestinian
Authority and the nations
in the Arab world do.”

— COLUMNIST Giulio Meotti

The Zimbabwe Mail, Zimbabwe
Obama's Gay Stance Called
‘Worst Form of Satanism’

“This is why America’s claim of
upholding human rights should
never be trusted. And this is
also why Obama should be
condemned as unfit to rule …
If Americans vote for him,
they will have been turned into
nothing better than animals.”

— Chief Fortune Charumbira,
President of the Chief’s Council of
Zimbabwe and a Mugabe loyalist

MUGABE AND FRIENDS INSULT GAYS

Mail & Guardian, South Africa
South Africa: Reason
to be Proud, but Vigilant,
on Homosexual Rights

“South Africans could be
forgiven a shrug of the
shoulder in response [to
Obama's announcement],
and some justified pride
that the question has long
since been settled in our
much younger democracy.
What South Africans cannot
afford is complacency.”

— EDITORIAL, Mail & Guardian

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Former Security Chief 'Slams'
'Messianic' Netanyahu on Iran

“Former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin
says Bibi Netanyanu is 'lying' about
effectiveness of a strike on Iran.”

— REPORTER Yaakov Lappin

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Diskin’s Attacks
called ‘Irresponsible,’ Motivated by
‘Frustration,’: Source Close to PM

HAARETZ EDITORIAL: Diskin's Iran Salvo

Al Qabas, Kuwait
Iraq’s Political ‘Sheep’
Keep Blaming America

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Even though America has
in fact withdrawn and has
therefore ended the Iraq
occupation, Green Zone
politicians are the first to
behave as though there
has been no withdrawal,
blaming the United States
for every problem and all
the tension that Iraq
continues to experience.”

— COLUMNIST
Abd al-Zahra al-Rukaby

Debka File, Israel
Beijing Steps Back from
Assad in Note to Obama

“The latest message received
in the latter half of last week
said: China will no longer be
a problem for America in
dealing with Assad's regime.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Egyptian Islamists
Derail American Attempt to
Smooth Egypt-Israel Tensions

HAARETZ: Israel Defense
Forces Chief Doubts Iran
will Develop Nuke Weapons

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: New
details Uncovered in
CIA Anti-Semitism Case


FARS News Agency, Iran
Iran Reveals Captured
American Drone Data to
‘Discourage’ Pentagon

“I am providing four clues
to let the Americans know
how deeply we are able to
penetrate (the intelligence
systems and devices) within
this American spy drone.”

— Brigadier General Amir Ali
Hajizadeh, Islamic Revolution
Guards Corps commander

U,S. DRONE: BACK-ENGINEERED?

Amal al-Oumma, Egypt
Egyptians Can Learn from
American Presidential Race

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It's fair to say that to some extent,
there is fairness in presenting the
ideas of both parties and enabling a
heated debate without insults,
where everyone can express their
points of view before allowing
voters to decide for themselves.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Hamdi Radwan

APPRECIATING THE CLASH OF IDEAS

Al Jazeera, Qatar
Argentina 'Storms Out'
of the Americas Summit

“Kirchner was furious, we
are told, because of the lack
of full, complete support for
Argentina's claim of control
of the Falkand Islands ... We
understand she was very,
very angry that leaders did
not even mention the dispute
over the islands with the UK.
She was overheard saying,
'This is pointless. ...
Why did I even come here?'”

— CORRESPONDENT Lucia Newman

TENSION OVER FALKLANDS AND CUBA

Debka File, Israel
Iran Warns 'U.S.-Gulf Arab
Air Force' to Stop Exercise

“Just after the exercise began,
Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait
Rouhullah Qahremani warned
Kuwait Chief of Staff Lieutenant
General Khalid Al-Sabah that
the Iranian air force and navy
would attack Gulf nations taking
part unless they withdrew now.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Secret U.S.-Israel
Accord Permits Iran to Keep
3.5 Percent Enriched Uranium

HAARETZ: Israel has to Give
Iran Nuclear Talks a Chance

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Don't Let
Jon Pollard Die in U.S. Prison


Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Kurdish Leader Warns U.S.
of ‘New Iraqi Dictatorship’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The American position should
be clear, and should manifest
itself as a demand that a new
dictator not be permitted to
emerge in Iraq. … Iraq is now
confronting a real crisis. There
is only one party and one group
consolidating power in Iraq.”

— PRESIDENT of Iraqi Kurdistan
Massoud Barzani

IS IRAQI 'DEMOCRACY' UNRAVELING?

Haaretz, Israel
A Tiny Request on the
Eve of War Against Iran

“One might expect the prime
minister - who keeps bringing
up the Holocaust and swearing
that it will never be repeated
- to recall that millions of Jews
were gassed to death, and pay
more attention to the danger
of chemical warfare. Give us
gas masks. Time is running out.”

— COLUMNIST Aner Shalev

DEBKA FILE: What were
the Six Points Obama sent
Khamenei through Turkey?

HAARETZ: Have Netanyahu
and Obama Agreed on the
Outcome of Talks with Iran?


Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
Obama Follows Eisenhower's
1953 Iranian Coup Playbook

“Obama’s comments bring to mind
the CIA-sponsored 1953 coup. At
the time, the CIA spent $6 million
to topple the democratically-elected
Mohammad Mossadeq government.
... And why? Because Mossadeq had
pursued a national campaign to
nationalize the Iranian oil industry."

— EDITORIAL,
Islamic Republic News Agency

WHEN U.S.-IRAN RIVALRY GOT STARTED

Debka File, Israel
Moscow Set to Counter Iran
Strike; 'Shadowy' U.S.-Led Drill
with Israel, Greece Underway

“Our military sources infer from the
unusually broad area covered by the
air and navy exercise - almost the
entire eastern Mediterranean - that
it is designed to simulate action in
the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Aden.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE : Clinton Spurns
Despairing Syrian Opposition
Appeal for 'Token' Safe Haven

HAARETZ: Israel's U.S. Envoy:
Award to Helen Thomas Shows
Palestinians Not Ready for Peace


Zaman, Turkey
Turkey, America
and 'No One's World'

“Turkey and the United
States agree on values
like democracy, human
rights, gender equality
and others. The Arab
Awakening revealed
once again how much
such values matter.”

— COLUMNIST Suat Kiniklioglu

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Iran, Iraq and Our
‘Common Enemy’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Who is this ‘common enemy’
referred to by Iran's president?
... The statements of President
Ahmadinejad represent a bald-
faced attempt to draw Iraq into
Iran’s extremist trench with
the goal of making Iraq foot the
bill for Iran’s foreign policy
hostility toward the Americans.”

— COLUMNIST Abdullah al-Etabi

RESENTMENT OVER IRANIAN MEDDLING

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Iraq's Promised Day Brigade Says
Released Captive Was U.S. Soldier

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“U.S. Embassy claims that he is not
a soldier are a desperate attempt to
cover up the epic failure of American
occupation forces, and Washington’s
reluctance to disclose the dimensions
of that loss to the American people.”

— STATEMENT By Promised Day Brigade

HE'S BACK!: SHIITE CLERIC MUQTADA AL-SADR

Haaretz, Israel
Israel's Plan to Attack Iran
Put on Hold Until Next Year

“Damning U.S. war simulation
forces Ehud Barak to reconsider
attack plans; Israel has no real
option to attack in contravention
of U.S. declarations and warnings.”

— CORRESPONDENT Amir Oren

HAARETZ: U.S. Report says Iran
Could Recover from Attack on
Nuclear Sites Within Six Months

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: Neither
U.S. nor Israel Knows Where
all of Iran's Nuke Facilities Are

JERUSALEM POST: Israel Warns
Against Talks with Iran while
Nuclear Program Continues


Azzaman, Iraq
Al-Sadr Militia Releases
American Captive ‘without
Asking Anything in Return’

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Michaels was released under
the direction of Muqtada al-Sadr
without any compensation as a
gift to the family and friends of
the soldier and as a way of
rectifying Islam's public image.”

— NEWS ITEM, Azzaman

AL-SADR FLEXES DOMESTIC MUSCLES

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
Shame on Algerian Officials for
Payout to U.S. Oil Co. Anadarko

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The chain of responsibility rises up
to the highest level of state. Indeed,
nothing at Sonatrach, the state-run
oil firm and the nations’s central
provider of financial resources, is
done before being agreed to by
those at the top echelons of power.”

— COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

PAYING BIG TO COVER UP INCOMPETENCE

Kayhan, Iran
American ‘Killed Afghans
to Divert Attention from
Burnings of Holy Quran’

“the massacre of innocent
Afghans by a U.S. soldier
was a deliberate effort to
divert attention from its
desecration of the Quran.
Fully understanding its
power to rule and change
the world, the Western
powers are hostile to Islam.”

— IRANIAN CLERIC Ayatollah
Muhammad Emami-Kashani

Khaleej Times, UAE
Trial of Robert Bales will Put
U.S. Government in the Dock

“This shunning of the mentally
injured is a fact that has yet to
be confronted. In the minds of
U.S. combatants, the confusion
is stark and real. But instead of
being treated like heroes for
risking life and limb for the
cause, whatever that cause
may be, ‘Johnny’ does not
come marching home to a
warm and heartfelt reception.”

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

MENTALLY ILL OR UNDISCIPLINED ROGUE?

The Daily Star, Lebanon
Withdraw from Afghanistan

“In a no-win situation, the best
thing to do is cut your losses. All
indicators in the situation lead to
the conclusion that the sooner
these troops leave, the better it
will be for everybody involved.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Al-Gomhuriah, Egypt
'How will Egypt Regain
Custody of American
Fugitives?': Protesters

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“In a state of shocked
amazement, people are
asking the attorney
general to react to the
ruling of the Supreme
Council of the Armed
Forces to get the escaped
fugitives back to Egypt.”

— NEWS ITEM, Al-Gomhuriah

'SHOCKED DISBELIEF' IN EGYPT

Israel National News, Israel
Israel's U.N. Ambassador: 'Arab
Countries Support Iran Attack'

“We saw the Saudi ambassador speak
out against Iran; you see the Gulf Arab
states speak out against Syria. Syria's
representative is speaking against the
Bahrainis and the Saudis. These are
things that didn't happen before.
There are common interests between
states like Saudi Arabia and Israel, and
we need to find a way to promote
them, but I won’t elaborate further.”

— Israel Ambassador to the
United Nations, Ron Prosor

DEBKA FILE: Obama Plans
July Visit to Israel; Is that
before or After Iran Strike?

HAARETZ: 'Harpaz' in America
HAARETZ: U.S. Won't Save
Israel from Hanging Itself

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Why
Israel Must Strike Iran

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Obama's Brilliant AIPAC Speech


The Daily Star, Lebanon
The U.S. and Israel:
'Playground Allies'

“Sounding like an ally in
the playground, Obama
told Netanyahu that the
United States 'will always
have Israel's back.' Now
he has now shown the
Arab world that U.S.
foreign policy on Israel
is ruled by hypocrisy.”

— EDITORIAL, The Daily Star

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
'Trust America's President'

“Unlike Netanyau, Obama is
the responsible adult who can
be trusted to handle Iran.”

— COLUMNIST Smadar Shir

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
'I Don't Trust Obama'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Would
U.S. Rescue Israeli Pilots?

DEBKA FILE: America Warns
Syrian WMD's Ahead of Iran's

DEBKA FILE: Alongside Diplomacy
for Iran, U.S. Provides Bunker-
Busters, Aerial Refueling for Israel


Jeune Afrique, Senegal
'Oddball Extremist'
Santorum Could Make
Barack Obama's Day

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“As one of his critics said,
the former Pennsylvania
senator would be one of
the greatest minds … of
the nineteenth century.”

— COLUMNIST Jean-Eric Boulin

BEMUSING PEOPLE ABROAD

Press TV, Iran
VIDEO: 'Obama Betrays
Americans for Israel'

RealVideoFeb. 24, 00:02:14

To me as an American, it is
shameful to stand and watch
your president really grovel
like this, and lose authority
by begging these people.”

— Lebanese-American Writer
Sarah Marusek, on Obama's
Recent Appearance at AIPAC
[Watch that below[

KNOCKING AMERICAN PRIORITIES

RealVideoVIDEO: President Obama Speaks
at the Israel-America Public Affairs
Committee, March 4, 00:32:59


Haaretz, Israel
Netanyahu Tells Obama:
'I Have Yet to Decide
Whether to Attack Iran'

“If this is resolved with
diplomacy, great. But we
have to prepare for the
worst-case scenario. The
pressure on Tehran has
indeed been increased,
but time is getting short.”

— ISRAEL PROME MINISTER
Benjamin Netanyahu

A MEETING OF THE MINDS?

RealVideoISRAEL NATIONAL TV:
Prime Minister Netanyahu
Meets President Obama


RealVideoISRAEL NATIONAL TV:
'We Came to AIPAC Because
of Our Love for Israel'


RealVideoISRAEL NATIONAL TV:
Protesters Seek to Disrupt AIPAC


HAARETZ: After Meeting with Obama,
Netanyahu says World United on Iran

HAARETZ: Obama-Netanyahu
White House Masquerade Ball

HAARETZ: Netanyahu and Obama
Play 'High-Stakes Poker' Over Iran

HAARETZ: Netanyahu Can't Afford
to Gamble Security on Conspiracies

DEBKA FILE: Obama Tells AIPAC,
Diplomatic Pressure will bring
Tehran to the Right Decision

DEBKA FILE: Adamant Obama
Confronts Netanyahu about
Making Lone Decision on Iran

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama
to Use Charm, Far-Reaching
Pledges to Pursuade Netanyahu

HAARETZ: Netanyahu Can't
Afford to Gamble Israel's
Security on Conspiracies

JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
Praises Obama's AIPAC Speech


Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton: 'Hide the February
20th Movement from Me'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“If she had received them, Mrs.
Clinton would have heard a view
of the situation in Morocco that
contradicts the one developed
by the Obama Administration.”

— COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

HILLARY: NOT RUFFLING FEATHERS?

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
The 'Brutality of the World',
According to Vladimir Putin

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Analysts have spoken, thanks
to the Russia-China veto of U.N.
pplans to intervene in Syria,
about a return to the Cold War.
Viewed from Russia House, this
Cold War is fueled by NATO's
expansion and is coupled with
the desire to limit Russia's
influence in international affairs.”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

PUTIN: VIEWS THAT CAN'T BE IGNORED

Al-Ahram, Egypt
The Third Man: Egyptian
Fears of the Foreign Plot

“Fears of a foreign-led plot
against Egypt are not new,
nor are they accidental.”

— COLUMNIST Bel Trew

Haaretz, Israel
Netanyahu Faces Tough
Decision Should Obama Not
Give Green Light on Iran

“If Obama turns him down,
Mr. Netanyahu - who waxes
on about his loneliness as a
leader - will leave the White
House meeting as the
loneliest person in the world.”

— COLUMNIST Yossi Verter

DEBKA FILE: Barack Obama Cautions
Against a 'Premature Attack' on Iran

DEBKA FILE: Pentagon
Prepares 'Aerial Fueling' for
Israeli Planes Striking Iran

JERUSALEM POST:
Netanyahu Warns Against
Renewed Talks with Iran

JERUSALEM POST: Israel is
Becoming Footnote U.S. Eyes


Kayhan, Iran
Muslim Silence in the
Face of U.S. Quran
Burning 'Unjustifiable'

“A clandestine conspiracy
is underway by Americans,
who want to assess the
religious sensitivity of
the Afghan population.”

— AFGHAN ANALYST
Vahid Mojdeh

A GROSS MISUNDERSTANDING?

Amal al-Oumma, Egypt
What does the CIA Have to do
with Democracy and NGO's?

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The stated goals of these U.S.
NGOs are just a cover for other,
hidden plans that undermine
Egyptian interests, particularly
if those interests collide with
those of the United States.”

— COLUMNIST
Makram Muhammad Ahmad

AMERICAN NGOs: UP TO NO GOOD?

Haaretz, Israel
Netanyahu will ask Obama
to Threaten Strike on Iran

“Despite lack of trust on both
sides, intensive preparations
are underway to ensure a
successful meeting between
the two leaders next week.”

— REPORTER Barak Ravid

HAARETZ: Israel Would Not
Warn U.S. before Iran Strike:
Israeli Intelligence Source

DEBKA FILE: U.S. and Israel
Update Iran Intelligence for
Obama-Netanyahu Summit

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
WikiLeaks - Russia gave Israel
Iranian Missile System Codes

DEBKA FILE: Russia Upgrades
Syria Electronic Station to
Warn of U.S. or Isreal Attack


Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Anti-U.S. Protests
Continue in Afghanistan

RealVideoFeb. 24, 00:02:14

“In the four days of protesting
since the discovery of burned
Qurans at Bagram Air Base, 25
people have been killed,
including two American troops.”

— Al-Jazeera News Report

BURNED QURANS SPARK FOR RIOTING

Debka File, Israel
U.S., France, Britain,
Turkey, Italy Prepare
to Intervene in Syria

“Despite public denials,
military preparations for
intervention in the Syria
crisis are quietly afoot. ...
President Barack Obama is
poised for a final decision.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ: If Israel Strikes
Iran, It Will be Because
Obama Didn't Stop It

HAARETZ: Israel Could
Strike Iran's Nuke Facilities,
but it Will Not Be Easy


Amal al-Oumma, Egypt
Egyptians Refuse to Accept
What America Would Reject

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Would the United States accept
what these NGOs were doing here
- undermining U.S. sovereignty - on
American soil? It would absolutely
refuse. So why should we accept it?”

— COLUMNIST, Dr. Mahmud Madi

AMERICAN NGOs: UP TO NO GOOD?

Fars News Agency, Iran
Iran Intelligence Chief
Warns of Enemy Plots
in Almost 'Every Field'

“The enemy has hatched
plots against the Islamic
Republic in almost every
field .This makes it more
important than ever for
Iranian officials and the
nation to deal with all
open issues of security.”

— Iran Intelligence Minister
Heidar Moslehi

GOOD REASON TO BE PARANOID?

Debka File, Israel
Netanyahu Feels 'Cheated'
and 'Betrayed' by American
Moves to Reach Out to Iran

“Netanyahu has said he feels
cheated. By its actions the
Obama administration leaves
Israel with no recourse other
than to grapple with the
Iranian menace on its own.”

— -- DEBKA File Sources

Al-Seyassah, Kuwait
Russia is 'Bloodthirsty'
and China is 'Misguided'
for Vetoing Syria Action

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is a truism to say that
Russia has never bet on a
winning horse. But sad to
say, the most painful turn
of events has been the
conversion of China into
the acolyte of a
mafia-controlled country.”

— Editor in Chief
Ahmed Al-Jarallah

GULF ARAB DISAPPOINTMENT

Debka File, Israel
Iranian Offensives Meet with
Sluggish U.S./Israel Response

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Will
America Sacrifice Israel?

JERUSALEM POST: Romney:
'Man of the (Rich) People'


Fars News Agency, Iran
Son of Director Oliver
Stone Becomes a Shiite
Muslim in Iran's Isfahan

“The conversion to Islam is
not abandoning Christianity
or Judaism, which I was born
with. … It means I've accepted
Mohammad and other prophets.”

— Documentarian Sean Stone

STONE: A SURPRISING DECISION?

Al-Ahram, Egypt
Raids on Offices of U.S. NGOs
Reveal Plot to 'Partition' Egypt

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The goal is partition of the region's
largest country into smaller nations
that would be incapable of
facing down the major global blocs.”

— COLUMNIST Muhammad Dunia

DANCE BEGINS OVER DETAINED AMERICANS

Haaretz, Israel
Israeli Madonna Fans Beg
Netanyahu to Delay Iran
War Until Concert is Over

“The group, simply enough, is
named: "Bibi don't start a war
with Iran until after Madonna's
show on May 29.”

— HAARETZ NEWS ITEM

ISRAELIS DEMAND MUSIC BEFORE WAR

El Akhbar, Egypt
'Maps' Cited in Arrest of
Foreign NGO Workers -
Including 19 Americans

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Maps were found at the
offices of the International
Republican Institute. Judge
Abu-Zeid said that the maps
divide Egypt's governerates
into four regions. The first
area is named 'Canal,' the
second 'Greater Cairo,' the
third 'Delta' and the fourth
was lebeled 'Upper Egypt.'”

— REPORTER Yusuf Jamal Masrawi

Kitabat, Iraq
Iraqi Officials Cover Up
for 'American Terrorists'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This goes beyond the issue
of planning to assassinate the
governor. It goes to the fact
that the Americans who were
detained have been involved
with dirty operations before.”

— COLUMNIST Raqiyah Ismail

UNPOPULAR U.S. CONTRACTORS

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Obama's 'Rhetorical Storm'

SYRIA UNREST

“The White House
has no intention of
doing anything even
vaguely effective to
end Assad's reign
of terror in Syria.”

—COLUMNIST Caroline Glick

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Obama's Egyptian Fiasco

DEBKA FILE: Thousands of
Troops from Six Countries
Train for Persian Gulf Action

DEBKA FILE: First Foreign
Troops in Syria Back Rebels;
Damascus and Moscow at Odds

HAARETZ: The Clinton-Assad
Meeting that Never Happened


Zaman, Turkey
Syria: U.S. May Be Hiding
Behind Russia's U.N. Veto

“Just like China and Russia,
perhaps the U.S. isn't too
eager to intervene in Syria.
Maybe the U.S. judges it
better hiding behind a Russia
veto to claim that the latter
is solely responsible for
non-intervention in Syria.”

— COLUMNIST Beril Dedeoglu

Debka File, Israel
Iran's Nuclear Arms Program
Now Complete; Nuclear Bomb
Can Be Assembled Any Time

“Iran has completed development
of a nuclear weapon and waits only
a sign from the Supreme Leader,
Ayatollah Khamenei, to begin the
assembly of its first nuclear weapon.”

— -- Military Intelligence Chief
Major General Aviv Kochavi

BUILDING A CASE FOR ATTACKING IRAN

HAARETZ: Vice Premier:
'Military Strike Can Hit All
of Iran's Nuclear Facilities'

HAARETZ: Eclectic Cast
of Jews 'Added Spice'
to Republican Primary


Mehr News Agency, Iran
Supreme Leader Says
Americans are Taking
Revenge Against Syria

“If one closely observes
developments unfolding
in Syria, it becomes clear
that the United States has
hatched a plot against the
country. Unfortunately,
certain foreign and nearby
countries are involved.”

— Iran's Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

IRAN DEFENDS THE INDEFENSIBLE

Debka File, Israel
United States Plans
for Iran Clash in May

“A portable floating base
will aid countermeasures
against mines Iran has said
it will plant in the Strait of
Hormuz in reprisal for the
oil embargo and expand
the range of commandos
into coastal areas. Navy
SEALs will take on Iran's
large fleet of speedboats.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

Kayhan, Iran
By Obeying U.S. Sanctions
on Iran, Europe Damages
its Own Economic Interests

“Iran doesn't need any country
to do it favors by buying its oil,
because demand is always there.”

— Supreme Leader Senior Advisor
Ali Akbar Velayati

SHOULD THIS MAN BE WORRIED?

Haaretz, Israel
Hollywood's Jews Must See
Film Footnote, Oscar or No

“Simply, Americans and Israelis
don't understand one another.
We dance around the fact, we
shy away from truly examining
it, but we are, as communities
and as individuals, in many,
many respects, total strangers.”

— COLUMNIST Bradley Burston

DEBKA FILE: Iran Prepares 'War
of Attrition' in Strait of Hormuz

DEBKA FILE: Saudis to have More
Advanced U.S. Fighters than Israel


Arab Business, United Arab Emirates
Saudi Prince Al-Faisal
Warns of Nuclear Arms
Race in the Middle East

“We must study carefully
all the options, including
the option of acquiring
WMDs. We cannot simply
leave it for somebody else
to make the choice for us.”

— Saudi Intelligence Chief,
Prince Turki al-Faisal

Safa TV, Kuwait
Iraq Sunni Cleric Asserts
'Shiites in Iraq Welcomed
the American Occupiers'

RealVideoJanuary 25, 00:03:51

“This is the history of the Shia
... all of their political parties,
Chalabi and his ilk, Ayad Allawi,
they all work for the Americans
... they formed ties outside of
the country, and then returned.”

— Taha Al-Dulaimi, a Sunni cleric

SUNNI BITTERNESS OVER U.S. INVASION

Al Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: U.S. Forces Pluck
Hostages Out of Somalia

RealVideoJanuary 25, 00:03:51

“Since a Blackhawk helicopter
was shot down in Mogadishu
in 1994, the U.S. has largely
retreated to the sidelines, as
Somalia's neighbors stepped in.”

— REPORTER Rosiland Jordan

AMERICA'S NAVY SEALS DO IT AGAIN

Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Thanks Families
of Assassinated Nuclear Scientists

“These dear martyrs are worthy of honor
for two reasons: First, because of their
research and their competence handling
sensitive information vital to the nation's
interests; and second, because of the
divine and spiritual nature of the young.”

— Supreme Leader
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

SUPREME LEADER ARRIVES TO GIVE COMFORT

Debka File, Israel
India to Pay Iran for Oil
in Gold Instead of Dollars;
Gold Markets 'Stunned'

“By trading in gold, New Delhi
and soon Beijing, enable Iran
to bypass the oil embargo and
the upcoming freeze on the
assets of the Iran Central Bank.
... The vast sums involved in
are expected to lift the price
of gold and depress the value
of the dollar on world markets.”

— Debka File News Item

Debka File, Israel
U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln Passes
Through the Strait of Hormuz;
Scene is Set for U.S.-Iran Talks

“Panetta is the first high-ranking U.S.
official to give Tehran an ultimatum:
Accept America's offer to negotiate
the terms for halting your nuclear
weapon program, or face up to the
mighty fleet of U.S. aircraft carriers.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ: 2012: The Year that
Could Bring a U.S. Strike on Iran


Mehr News Agency, Iran
Details Emerge of Barack
Obama's Letter to Tehran

“Obama has written a cunning
letter that intends to claim that
the United States is responsible
for maintaining security in the
Strait of Hormuz and Persian
Gulf, when it is Iran which is
responsible for maintaining
security around this region.”

— Expediency Discernment Council
Secretary Mohsen Rezaii

Debka File, Israel
Shock: Tel Aviv - Not
Washington, Canceled
Massive Joint Exercise

“Washington was taken
aback by the decision. It
was perceived as a mark
of Israel's disapproval for
the U.S. administration's
hesitancy to impose
tougher sanction on Iran.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: Netanyahu Urges Action
Against Tehran 'Before it's Too Late'


Zaman, Turkey
Ankara 'Condemns' Rick
Perry's Comments on
Islamists Ruling Turkey

“We strongly condemn the
baseless and inappropriate
allegations. ... people who
aspire to posts with great
responsibility, like the U.S.
presidency, should be more
knowledgeable about the
world and more careful in
the statements they make.”

— ZAMAN News Item

RICK PERRY: WELL INFORMED?

ZAMAN: Intelligence Suggests
Iran Plans Attack on Turkey

ZAMAN: The 'So-Called'
Iranian Nuclear Threat


Daily Star, Lebanon
Iran: A War to Avoid

“Whoever the culprit of
of the latest bomb attack
against an Iranian nuclear
scientist is, these murders
constitute war carried
out under another name.”

— EDITORIAL, Daily Star

DAILY STAR: Marines' Urination
Episode an Answer to American
Question 'Why Do they Hate Us?'


Debka File, Israel
U.S., Israeli in 'Open
Rift' Over Iran Attack

“The White House has
called off the largest
war game the U.S. and
Israel have every staged.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
In 2012, World Will Turn
on Democratic Elections

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Who can say whether Obama
in the U.S. or France's Sarkozy,
potentially outgoing incumbents
who have had to confront the
worst economic crises that their
nations have ever known, will
manage to retain their posts?”

— COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

Debka File, Israel
U.S. Acts to Restrain
Israeli Attack on Iran

“The bombing attack in
Tehran that killed Iran
nuclear scientist Mostafa
Ahmadi-Roshan resulted
an angry phone call from
U.S. President Obama to
Prime Minister Netanyahu.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Aircraft
Carriers Opposite Iran;
15,000 troops in Kuwait

JERUSALEM POST: U.S.
Seeks Assurances that
Israel Won't Attack Iran


Al-Arabiya, Dubai
Video of Marines Urinating
Reinforces Arab Suspicion

“Killing fighters in battle is
one thing, but degrading
the value of human beings
like this is something else.”

— Archimandrite Qais Sadiq,
President of Amman's
Ecumenical Studies Center

Kayhan, Iran
Killing Iran's Scientists
Won't Stop Our March
toward Nuclear 'Progress'

“They assassinated of my son
to reminds us of how much
they [the West] hate our guts
and to show their hostility.
These are our sworn enemies.”

— Sediqeh Salari, Mother of
Scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan

Al-Iraq News, Iraq
Iraq's American Embassy is
'Suspicious and Dangerous'!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It's as if the U.S. Embassy is there
not only to protect U.S. interests,
but to manage the entire world
from the very heart of Baghdad.”

— Qassim Al Ta'ee, Sheikh
and Shiite Religious Leader

ANGST OVER REMAINING AMERICANS

Debka File, Israel
Russian, French Warships
Off Syria and Iran; U.S.
Drones Over Iranian Coast

“Military sources report that in
preparation for Tehran to carry
out its threat to close the Strait
of Hormuz, a buildup of Western
naval forces opposite Iran in the
Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea has
taken place in the last 48 hours.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Why
Cyber-Attacks Should Be
Treated as Missile Strikes

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel
Must Boost Effort to Rekindle
Support on U.S. Campuses


Samidoon, Palestinian Territories
If Washington Makes War on
Iran, it will be America's Last

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“We hate war, as it only results in
destruction, orphans and widows
- and because its victims are often
our brothers. But if U.S. launches
a fourth war, it will be its last.”

— COLUMNIST Abd Al Bari Atwan

OBAMA: PREPARING FOR ANOTHER WAR?

Debka File, Israel
Saudis, Gulf Nations on War
Alert for America-Iran Clash

“Riyadh has been leaning hard on
the White House not to let Tehran
get away with its warning and to
react with 'full force' to Iranian
pretensions to control sea traffic
transiting the Strait of Hormuz.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ: Israel Should Keep in
Mind: Obama is Down - Not Out

HAARETZ: 'Nukes Don't Kill
People - People Kill People'


Al-Seyassah, Kuwait
It's Iran that May Soon Find
Itself 'Wiped Off the Map'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This recent Iranian threat to
close the Strait of Hormuz is
more reckless and dangerous
than the 9-11 terrorist attacks
which so changed the world.”

— EDITOR IN CHIEF Ahmed Al-Jarallah

RUMBLINGS OF WAR IN THE GULF ...

Jerusalem Post, Israel
U.S. to Finalize Missile Drill;
U.S. Troops Coming to Israel

“Israel snd the U.S. will hold the
world's largest missile defense
exercise this spring; thousands of
U.S. troops will head to Israel.”

— REPORTER Yaakov Katz

Fars News Agency, Iran
Iran Threatens Use
of Strait of Hormuz
as a 'Defensive Tool'

“We advise, warn and
recommend to them not
to station this carrier
where it recently was in
the Persian Gulf. We
aren't used to repeating
our warnings. We issue
them once and only once.”

— Commander-in-Chief of
Iran Army, Ataollah Salehi

U.S. TOLD TO 'STAY OUT'

Azzaman, Iraq
America's Withdrawal
is Not the Issue in Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Not only have the volatile
voices opposing America's
pullout ruined any chance
for greater gains, they've
also begun warning about
a terrifying future and
a government collapse.”

— COLUMNIST
Bushra Al-Khazragi

GRAPPLING WITH GETTING ALONG

Debka File, Israel
Iran Calls U.S. Sanctions on
its Central Bank 'Act of War'

“The bill, targeting anyone dealing
with the Iranian Central Bank seeks
to force other countries to choose
between buying oil from Iran or
being shut out of transactions with
U.S. banks and financial institutions.”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

HAARETZ: World Should be Glad
that Steve Jobs Wasn't an Israeli

HAARETZ: In Republican Primaries,
Neither Israel nor Palestinians Win


Azzaman, Iraq
Barack Obama is 'Milking'
Iraq War for All it's Worth

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The Iraq occupation has always
been a valuable commodity for
U.S. President Barack Obama.”

— COLUMNIST Fateh Abdulsalam

IRAQ GETTING SHORT END OF STICK?

Debka File, Israel
Iran Raises Anti-U.S. Alert;
Israel Warns of Regional War

“Tehran is expected to strike back
hard by sowing mines in the Strait
of Hormuz and in waters opposite
the oil fields and terminals of other
Gulf oil producer like Saudi Arabia.”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

Kitabat, Iraq
U.S. Withdrawal is 'Two
Victories in One' for Iraq

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Iraqis are a people that have
suffered injustice to an extent
that is rare - even in this world.”

— COLUMNIST
Abd Al Nassir Jabbaar Al Nasseri

WHAT CAN IRAQIS LOOK FORWARD TO?

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
'Stubborn' Iraqis Mistaken to
Demand America Withdraw

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It seems rather than examining
Iraq's military preparedness, the
stubborn among us have dug in
their heels, insisting on labeling
a reduced American presence
as 'occupation of the Iraqi state.'
This is illogical and ridiculous.”

— COLUMNIST Amran Al-Obaidi

Debka File, Israel
As America Leaves Iraq,
U.S. and Israel Discuss
Dwindling Iran Options

“the door has been opened
for Tehran to try and mend
its fences with Washington -
provided Iran is willing to
throw Assad to the wolves.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

HAARETZ EDITORIAL: Goodbye
Iraq; Hello Vietnam-Like Trauma

JERUSALEM POST EDITORIAL:
Obama Should 'Talk Quietly' to
Israel About Attacking Iran

JERUSALEM POST: Obama Electrifies
the Crowd at Reform Jewish Parley

HAARETZ: Obama Speaks
Jewish, Republicans Don’t

JERUSALEM POST EDITORIAL:
Tom Friedman is Wrong


Samidoon, Palestinian Territories
'Thank You Newt Gingrich …
Your Insolence is Required!'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“For it to become an ex-empire,
the United States needs another
president like George Bush Jr.
Undoubtedly, Newt Gingrich is
perfectly suited to the task.”

— COLUMNIST Abd Al Bari Atwan

SO MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT OF ARABS ...

Israel National News, Israel
The Ramblings of 'Uncle Tom'
Friedman, 'Jewish Anti-Semite'

“Tom Friedman has evidently turned
in his membership card to the Jewish
race and become a post-modern, post-
Zionist, moral relativist Israel hater.”

— COLUMNIST Ron Jager

TOM FRIEDMAN STIRS LOBBY CONTROVERSY

JERUSALEM POST: Newt Gingrich
Versus the Palestinian Authority

DEBKA FILE: Iran Propositions
Saudia Arabia on 'Anti-U.S. Pact'


Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
Newt Gingrich's 'Fervent'
Wish: A 'Final Solution'
for the Palestinian People

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This man, who accuses overly-
accommodating Mahmoud Abbas
of having an 'enormous desire'
to destroy Israel, himself clearly
displays a compulsive desire to
destroy all Palestinians, whose
existence he doesn't recognize.”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

Jerusalem Post, Israel
'Gingrich's Fresh Hope'

“Gingrich's statement
about the Palestinians
was entirely accurate.
That is, the Palestinian
people were invented
ninety-one years ago.”

—COLUMNIST Caroline Glick

JERUSALEM POST EDITORIAL:
Republican Posturing on Isreal
'Dangerous' and Not Authentic

DEBKA FILE: While Unlocking
U.S. Drone Secrets, Iran Will
Practice Closing Hormuz Strait

DEBKA FILE: Iran's Price for
Russian, Chinese Access to U.S.
Drone: Nuke Knowhow, Missiles

HAARETZ: Ron Paul Says
U.S. Money Won't Help Israel


Kayhan, Iran
Virtual U.S. Embassy in Iran
is 'Tech-Savvy' Attempt to Spy

“This virtual U.S. embassy is illegal.
Under the 1961 Vienna Convention,
the establishment of diplomatic
relations between states - and of
permanent diplomatic missions -
takes place by mutual consent only.”

— Majlis Member Fatemeh Ajorlouz

THE WHITE HOUSE STRIKES A NERVE

Al-Arab Al-Yawm, Jordan
Influential Iraqi Shiite Leaders
Warn of Likely Iraq-Syria War

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

Kayhan, Iran
Revolutionary Guards Proudly
Show Downed U.S. Spy Drone

“After it entered the eastern part
of the country, the aircraft fell into
a trap set by our armed forces and
was downed with minimal damage.”

— Aerospace Forces Brigadier
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh

AN END OF YEAR PRESENT FROM THE CIA

Al Watan, Oman
How Iraq's Resistance Saved
Women from the Americans

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Soon, such women didn't hesitate
to try and lure others into working
with occupation forces. It wasn't
long before the courageous men of
the resistance confronted each and
every female that allowed herself
to work for the criminal invaders.”

— COLUMNIST Walid Al Zubaydi

TARGETED BY THE ALLIED INVASION?

Debka File, Israel
Loss of U.S. Drone to
Iran Strengthens Case
for Israel to Attack

“Military sources say that
the knowledge gleaned by
Iran compels the U.S. and
Israel to revise their plans
of attack for aborting the
Iranian nuclear program.”

— Debka File Sources

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'Insensitive'
Panneta Blames the Victim

HAARETZ: Israel is Losing its
'Base' in the Democratic West

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Qaddafi's Western Friends

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Republican
Hopefuls Vie for Jewish Vote


Kitabat, Iraq
Western Powers Back Ocean
Piracy as Weapon of Control

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“When risk endangers their plans,
the capitalist powers that stand
behind all underground economic
activity rush to create a crisis
wherever they deem necessary -
for example, by conjuring up a
pretext for 'fighting terrorism.'
In fact, it wouldn't be too far-
fetched to say that terrorism was
created by them for that purpose.”

— COLUMNIST Abdullah Abbas

ARE THESE MEN AMERICA'S EMPLOYEES?

Haaretz, Israel
Clinton Warns about Israel's
'Eroding Democratic Values'

“The U.S. secretary of state is
astonished by Knesset initiatives
in favor of restricting left-wing
NGOs, as well as by the exclusion
of women from public
spaces and other phenomena.”

— REPORTER Barak Ravid

HAARETZ: Ministers React
Sharply to Hillary Clinton's
Criticism of Israel Democracy

HAARETZ: Jewish Groups
Demand Obama Act Over U.S.
Envoy's Anti-Semitic Remarks

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'Israel
Could Lose American Jewry'

HAARETZ: Streisand to
Perform for IDF Soldiers

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Flap
Over Israeli Ad Campaign in
U.S. 'Just a Misunderstanding'

DEBKA FILE: Israel Warns U.S. 'We
Can't Wait Until Iran has a Nuke'

DEBKA FILE: Panetta Suggests
Israel Must Bow to a Nuclear Iran


Mail & Guardian, South Africa
Discontent with America
Expands at Climate Talks

“The U.S. could set a good
example but we all know
the situation of the U.S.
at home. It's very hard for
the Obama Administration
to move forward with
climate change because of
the situation in Congress.”

— Chief U.N. Negotiator
Artur Runge-Metzger

IS U.S. FOOT DRAGGING ON CLIMATE?

RealVideoAL-JAZEERA VIDEO: Thousands
Rally in Durban for Climate Action


MAIL & GUARDIAN: Tensions Run High
as Climate Change March is Disrupted

MAIL & GUARDIAN: U.N. Warns
of 'Irreversible' Climate Change

BUISINESS DAY: Gap in Global
Climate Finance Will be a 'Disaster'


Al-Iraq News, Iraq
The Coming Iraqi Storm
TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“This country is in for a new
phase of political and security
turmoil - and more violence.”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Fadhil Al Badrani

Kayhan, Iran
European 'Puppets' Obey Their
American Masters to Hurt Iran

“We're surprised by these European
puppets, who like impotent servants
immediately repeat whatever their
master in the United States says.”

— IRAN President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

THE WEST ACCUSSES AND TEHRAN DENIES

Debka File, Israel
With Russia En Route,
U.S. Carrier Strike Force
Enters Syrian Waters

“The Syrian crisis is building
to a superpower face-off
unparalleled since the Cold
War between the U.S. and
USSR ended in the nineties.”

— Debka File Sources

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
Goldman Sachs and 'Human
Sacrifice' to the Money God

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“When profit is deified, scam
artists become prophets. Gloss
over secularism and liberal
deregulation as we might, its
high priests are theologians
of both injustice and famine.”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

Al-Arab Al-Yawm, Jordan
'Smell of Gunpowder'
Has Arabs on Edge

TRANSLATED ARABIC

“History is repeating. We
We are now living in an
atmosphere like that before
the launch of the Iraq War.”

— COLUMNIST Mohamed Kawash

Haaretz, Israel
Report: Russian Warships
to Enter Syrian Waters to
Stem Foreign Intervention

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: While Jews
Won't Mind Romney's Mormonism,
But Christians Very Well Might

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Henry Kissinger
Called Jews 'Self-Serving Bastards'


Sotal Iraq, Iraq
America Deliberately Denies
Iraq Weapons and Training

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“America did this because its plan
to withdraw from Iraq is anything
but permanent. In fact, America
doesn't want to leave at all, so it
has to dream up reasons to stay.”

— COLUMNIST Qasim Al-Kafaji

DO AMERICANS REALLY INTEND TO LEAVE?

Kitabat, Iraq
Iraq Caught in Middle as U.S.
Asserts Iranian Murder Plot

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Iraq will not participate directly
in the anticipated outbreak with
Iran. But that won't allay fears for
Iraq's security when the sides take
to the field to settle their accounts.”

— COLUMNIST
Mohamed Ali Ahmed Al-Zoubaidi

Haaretz, Israel
Obama has Kept Iran at Bay -
and U.S. Republicans Know It

“It seems that Republican candidates
for president have been so busy
talking to one another that they have
an alternative universe of facts.”

— COLUMNIST Mel Levine

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Sarkozy Says
He 'Cannot Bear' Liar Netanyahu

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
The Anti-Bibi Debacle

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Instead of
Badmouthing Bibi, World Leaders
Should take Action 'Against Israel'

HAARETZ: On Sale: Only '499
Casualties' in War with Iran


Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
The Currency Wars: Coming
Soon to a Country Near You

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Chinese officials haven't hesitated
to talk about the risk of a 'currency
war,' and have warned America's
senate against the adoption of a bill
that provides for penalties against
products of countries of concern.”

— COLUMNIST Akram Belkaid

NAIL BITING TIME FOR WORLD LEADERS

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
After Qaddafi: The Arab Spring
Looks More Like Spring Fever

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This victory will be all the more
tricky to manage because it must
inevitably be shared - by way of
commercial contracts - with the
powers that contributed to it.”

— COLUMNIST Issa Goraieb

Le Quotidien d’Oran, Algeria
West Betrays Principles with
its Glee Over Qaddafi's Death

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Every criminal has the right to
a trial, and (in principal), rule of
law binds all - without exception.”

— COLUMNIST K. Selim

HARD TO FIND GOOD HELP NOWADAYS