Flotilla Follies

Anti-Israel activists again attempting to break Gaza blockade
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Anti-Israel activists are preparing to launch another flotilla aimed at breaching Israel’s naval blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip three years after a similar endeavor led to a deadly encounter with Israeli soldiers.

A Failed Reformation

Reports: Abbas set to sack reformer Fayyad
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly considering firing his reform-mind Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and forming an entirely new government as President Barack Obama wraps up his three day visit to the region, according to media reports.

Hagel Allies Coordinate
Smear Campaign
Against Critics, Emails Reveal

Hagel supporter: 'Abrams is a Jew'
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A group of anti-Israel activists and journalists appears to be coordinating a campaign to stifle criticism of controversial secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel by attacking the former Republican senator’s critics, according to a series of emails obtained by the Free Beacon.

Pretext to Murder

Anti-Islam film not to blame for violence, foreign policy experts say
A Libyan man walks in the rubble of the damaged U.S. consulate on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, after an attack that killed four Americans, in Benghazi, Libya. (AP)

A mounting body of evidence suggests that a low-budget film about Islam and Muhammad was not the primary motive behind a series of violent attacks on U.S. embassies abroad, contradicting reports from multiple media outlets that stated otherwise, according to foreign policy experts.