AP FACT CHECK: Trump misfires on Mideast – Washington Post

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How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative – Common Dreams

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative – Common Dreams

A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country. The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example of how [...]

What US response to Jerusalem crisis says about Trump-era Mideast diplomacy – Christian Science Monitor

July 25, 2017 —Once again, a cycle of deadly violence between Israelis and Palestinians – this time sparked by recent events at Jerusalem’s holiest of religious sites – poisoned already strained relations between the two populations and threatened to drag neighbors into the storm. And once again the United States intervened. As tensions spiraled and [...]

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative – FAIR

A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country. The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example of how [...]

Trump presidency displays similarities to Mideast regimes – National Catholic Reporter (blog)

To a keen observer of Mideast politics who spent the first 21 years of his life in the Middle East and a child of the Lebanese civil war, the United States has always stood out in stark contrast to the assorted dictatorships, monarchies and authoritarian governments that my neighborhood is largely composed of. Which makes [...]

Malice on the Mount: The hate behind the latest Mideast crisis – New York Post

Being right isn’t always enough. And, as Israel is learning the hard way amid continued violence in Jerusalem and beyond, sometimes it isn’t even close. Here, for those too busy with Washington scandals, is a recap of what officials in the Washington and the Middle East will try to prevent from turning into a holy [...]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks push Qatar higher, Mobily’s loss dampens Saudi – Reuters

* Qatar outperforms region, nears pre-crisis level * Foreign investors remain net buyers in Qatar * Saudi’s Mobily posts bigger-than-expected loss * Amlak pulls back in Dubai * Ezz Steel continues post-earnings slide in Egypt By Andrew Torchia DUBAI, July 24 (Reuters) – Banks pushed Qatar’s stock market higher on Monday while Saudi Arabia’s market [...]

White House Dispatches Peace Envoy to Ease Mideast Frictions – Bloomberg

White House envoy Jason Greenblatt flew back to a more volatile Middle East on Monday as deadly violence that began over a Jerusalem shrine spilled over into the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, leading to a diplomatic standoff between two key American allies. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet was set to convene for the [...]

Trump’s Gift to Putin in the Mideast – The New York Times – New York Times

The most egregious mistake, of course, occurred when Mr. Trump scolded and helped isolate Qatar to curry favor with Saudi Arabia, Qatar’s rival in the region. The move effectively divided a Sunni alliance into two camps, with Qatar and Turkey — both essential to America’s military presence in the region — estranged from a Saudi- [...]

For New US Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To – NPR – NPR

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets President Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt in Jerusalem on June 21. Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets President Trump’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt in Jerusalem on June 21. Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images [...]

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