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.

September 10

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.