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25 Jul

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Israeli-Arab leader heads to jail

Salah, centre, denies he insulted an
Israeli polilceman [EPA]
 

Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, has turned himself in to Israeli authorities to start a five-month jail sentence.

Salah was convicted of assault for an incident that took place in 2007 during a demonstration in occupied East Jerusalem, in which court documents suggested he insulted a border policeman and spat in his face. 

The sentence was nine months initially, but reduced to five months by a Jerusalem court earlier this month. Salah has always denied the charges. 

“I am happy to be jailed in defence of al-Quda (Jerusalem),” Salah told a crowd in front of his prison on Sunday.

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By Teymoor Nabili in    

 

Photo by EPA

John McCain was attempting comedy, but his little jingle may repeat itself as tragedy.

John McCain was attempting comedy, but his little jingle may repeat itself as tragedy.

Republican hawks in the US House of Representatives have introduced a bill to support (encourage?) Israeli military action against Iran.

House Resolution 1553 expresses:

 support for the State of Israel’s right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, including the use of military force if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time.”…………………………

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Tony Hayward to quit BP

Tony Hayward

Beleaguered oil firm chief executive to be replaced by Gulf of Mexico clean-up chief Bob Dudley
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Anti-immigrant fury rises in Arizona

Anti-immigrant protesters Arizona

State’s tough new rules capture mood of growing fury – and are starting to set a national trend……………………..

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Shirley Sherrod threatens to sue rightwing US blogger Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart, the right-wing blogger, has yet to apologise to Shirley Sherrod.
 Breitbart at centre of race row after black federal official loses her job over edited video posted on BigGovernment.com

Andrew Breitbart: profile of a shock jock

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