Ecuador: An Unlikely Battleground to Secure America’s Southern Border
By TODD BENSMAN

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The South American country of Ecuador can be described as many things: a tourist mecca for its Galapagos Islands, the country that harbored WikiLeaks founder and fugitive Julian Assange in its London embassy for seven years, and soul-keeper of the vanquished Inca civilization. But an important battleground in America’s war over illegal immigration to the U.S. southern border? The answer …

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Facing Tensions On Multiple Fronts, Is Israel On The Verge Of An All-Out War?
By ISRAEL KASNETT

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Speculation abounds as to whether Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s order to brief rival Benny Gantz on current security issues is a sign that the Jewish state is preparing for a major conflict on one or more fronts. JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — August 27, 2019 — The big news in Israel is not that Iran attempted to send kamikaze drones into …

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Trump’s Syria Fumble Right Out of Obama’s Playbook
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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I will never forget the first time I realize that Barack Obama was clueless about the Middle East. I was traveling in the US during the 2008 campaign. An Obama commercial stuck with me like a bone in my throat.  In speaking about the Middle East he said something to the effect of ‘we will withdraw our troops and end …

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Jordan Recalls Ambassador From Iran
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YONKERS, NY— June 17, 2018 — The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has withdrawn its ambassador from Iran Al Arabiya asserted, advising they were informed by a Jordanian source that “there is no intention to name another Jordanian envoy in Tehran at this time.” Jordan will not send a new ambassador to Iran following its “interferences in Arab affairs” and policies …

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MIDDLE EAST FORUM: Do ‘Syria,’ ‘Iraq’ and ‘Lebanon’ Still Exist? By Dr. JONATHAN SPYER

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For almost a century, the Middle East has been defined by the nation-states that emerged following the Allied victory in World War I and the end of the colonial era. Since then, strategic analyses of the region have concentrated on the relations between these states, and diplomatic efforts have generally attempted to maintain their stability and the integrity of their …

eHeziMIDDLE EAST FORUM: Do ‘Syria,’ ‘Iraq’ and ‘Lebanon’ Still Exist? By Dr. JONATHAN SPYER

Dr. Naseer Alomari on Westchester on the Level – March 14, 2013 @ 10 a.m.

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Listen to internet radio with WGRN Radio on Blog Talk Radio  YONKERS, NY — March 13, 2013 — The Thursday, March 14, 2013, edition of the Westchester On the Level radio program is heard on the BlogTalk Radio platform. Every Thursday, Dr. Naseer Alomari reviews the past weeks events as they relate to The Middle East. He joins the show at …

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ED KOCH COMMENTARY Short Takes on Controversial Matters By EDWARD I. KOCH

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GUNS Mayor Michael Bloomberg is absolutely right to call upon President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney to do more than sympathize with the families and friends of the 12 people who were shot and killed by a clearly crazed guy in Aurora, Colorado last week.  More than fifty others were injured in the incident.  Offering bromides of sympathy …

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President Obama Announces Full Troop Withdrawal by End of 2011.

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The BBC report President Barack Obama has announced "all US troops will be pulled out of Iraq by the end of 2011 – nearly nine years after the invasion." For more details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news>>>

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Ed Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

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Last year, Thomas A. Drake, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), was originally charged with a felony under the Espionage Act, a crime subject to a penalty of 35 years.  His defense, in effect, was that he was a whistleblower.  Recently, Drake was given a plea agreement of a misdemeanor with an agreement by the prosecution that …

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Eye on Theatre: Burning Not So Bright By John Simon

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Call it excogitation. Call it elucubration. Call it Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. A bizarre fantasy is fine as long as it has some sort of ultimate meaning. But this play just gets weirder and weirder as it goes along, to end up as a shaggy tiger story. Well, perhaps not so shaggy. Actually, the Tiger looks …

eHeziEye on Theatre: Burning Not So Bright By John Simon