Tag: Middle East

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Alon Ben-Meir: The shortcomings of the international conference for peace

The conference for peace between Israel and the Palestinians that took place on January 15 in Paris was positive in many ways.

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Alon Ben-Meir: Close the open hand of love

Recent moves by President-elect Trump could jeopardize the prospect of a two-state solution and the future of Israel as a viable Jewish state.

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Alon Ben-Meir: Ensuring the success of the French Initiative

A huge gap exists between the Israeli government and the international community’s position about the settlements in the occupied territories.

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Alon Ben-Meir: The persecution of Christians in the Middle East

Christians have lived in the Middle East – the birthplace of Christianity – for nearly two thousand years.

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Alon Ben-Meir: More questions, answers about events in the Middle East

Do you think that the next president or any other global leader will be more effective in dealing with so many crises in the Middle East?

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Alon Ben-Meir: Questions, answers about raging events in the Middle East

Alon Ben-Meir from NYU answers questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America’s role in the world.

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Study digs into gender inequality, economic development, armed conflict in Middle East, North Africa

Countries in which women have the least economic power are more likely to be involved in armed conflict and lose 25 percent or more of their potential income.


Textron plays leading role in Middle East carnage

The Providence, Rhode Island-based Textron Corporation continues to manufacture and sell cluster munitions to other governments.

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Forbes: Countering ISIS requires more

Congressman J. Randy Forbes released a statement today on the submission of an Obama administration report on countering ISIS.

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CAJEF Global Fellows Program at Washington and Lee announces four-week seminar

The Center for International Education at Washington and Lee will hold a Winter 2016 Global Fellows Seminar: Tradition and Change in the Middle East.

Governor McAuliffe announces new Virginia apple exports to India

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday new export sales of Virginia apples by Crown Orchard Company to a major Indian importer during his trade and marketing mission to the Middle East and India.

Tim Kaine statement on end of congressional visit to Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today at the conclusion of a bipartisan congressional delegation to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

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Robert Hurt votes to strengthen U.S.-Israel Alliance

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.

Bob Goodlatte: Time to build the Keystone pipeline

You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” Well, the American people have been waiting over six years for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

A Will Hammer congressional term

So you may be asking yourself, What would a Will Hammer congressional term look like, and how would it affect me? Well, I cannot guarantee enactment or repeal of particular legislation,

Upcoming events at Eastern Mennonite University

Upcoming events at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va.

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Tim Kaine concludes trip to India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Angus King have returned from a nine-day visit across the Middle East and South Asia that included stops in India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Qatar.

Joe David: Christianity in retreat

The siege of the Middle East by radical Muslims has become a protracted spectacle of carnage, presented nightly on television with disturbing photographs and videos, highlighting savage murder by demented and corrupt terrorists.

Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.

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Robert Hurt: We must work together to combat the threat of ISIL

On Wednesday, the President addressed our nation regarding the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Photography exhibition to open new academic year in W&L’s Williams Gallery

An exhibit of photographs, “Women Beyond Western Borders,” by Florinda Ruiz, will be the first exhibit of the 2014-2015 academic year in Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall at Washington and Lee University. The show will run from Sept. 15 through Jan. 15, 2015.

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Glenn Beck, God love ‘im, liked to remind us how unified we were as a country on September 12, 2001. (Whatever happened to the Beckster, anyway?)

Remarks of President Obama on military action with ISIL

My fellow Americans – tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.


How Iran, Assad and Hezbollah are using Christian persecution by ISIS to hijack the minorities

More than 400,000 Christians are refugees in Kurdistan with no immediate hope for a return home. Scores of Christians have been killed, raped, and kidnapped by the Jihadists of ISIS.

Identity of pilot killed in military plane crash released

Following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday.

U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.

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Tim Kaine statement on President Obama’s Iraq announcement

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s announcement on Iraq today.

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President Obama statement on Iraq

Yesterday, I convened a meeting with my National Security Council to discuss the situation in Iraq, and this morning I received an update from my team. Over the last several days, we’ve seen significant gains made by ISIL, a terrorist organization that operates in both Iraq and in Syria.

Allen Tasslimi: Why Tehran’s media broke the MEK taboo

Iran’s mass media are tightly controlled by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. This includes 16 nation-wide and 34 provincial TV channels, in addition to 10 satellite channels with a global reach.

Bridgewater College prof to participate in educators summit

Dr. Jennie Carr, an assistant professor of elementary education at Bridgewater College, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Global SMART Exemplary Educators (SEE) Summit in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Camp Liberty: Left at the mercy of a murderous regime

In Camp Liberty, Iraq, there are approximately 3,000 Iranian exiles living in a sparse temporary encampment. Members of the main Iranian opposition, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), most left Iran as a last resort to Camp Ashraf and later to Camp Liberty. They are fighting against a brutal dictatorship that stole the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Bridgewater College to honor five alums during Alumni Weekend

Five Bridgewater College alumni will be honored as part of the college’s annual Alumni Weekend celebration April 11 – 13.

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Walid Phares: Obama’s greatest mistake

The Obama administration, in its first and second terms, has committed strategic mistakes in the Middle East which will undermine U.S. national and security interests for many years, even under subsequent administrations after 2016.

Analysis: Facing the facts on the Iran agreement

John Adams once remarked, “Facts are stubborn things.” Since the P5+1 Joint Plan of Action on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program was signed in Geneva in November, the White House has encountered two difficult truths about the Iranian regime.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces 70 new jobs for Henrico County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ireland-based Anord Control Systems Ltd., a leading provider of critical power infrastructure to the global data center industry, will invest $950,000 to establish its first U.S. operation, Anord Critical Power Inc., in Henrico County.

Sen. Tim Kaine meets with U.S. troops in Egypt

On the final day of a week-long tour across the Middle East, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine visited the Multinational Forces and Observers Mission (MFO) South Camp in Sharm el Sheik and met with *servicemembers from Virginia.

Majeed Mohades: It’s time for America to take action

With the advent of cutting edge technology, electronic commerce has undergone drastic changes in the past several years. A slew of popular and user-friendly payment systems are making consumers less dependent on cash.

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Tim Kaine statement on Egypt

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement on the State Department’s announcement regarding U.S. assistance to Egypt.


AAA: Gas prices fall as fall arrives

Gas prices, like autumn leaves, have been falling for the past few weeks. The downward trend is welcome news to motorists who have settled into their post-summer driving routines.

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Kaine discusses first Middle East trip

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, discussed on Monday his first overseas congressional delegation visit to Afghanistan, Jordan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Germany.

Warner visits Middle East

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner said Wednesday that his Memorial Day recess travels to the Middle East have revealed both “dramatic transformation” and “serious challenges ” for the region

Kerry C. Kachejian: The dilemma over rebuilding the Middle East and North Africa

The “Arab Spring” that is sweeping the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is still running its course. Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Morocco, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Iran have all showed signs of revolution – whether peaceful or not. And how should the US respond? Clearly, each country is unique and America’s approach needs to […]