Day: April 22, 2011

Deadliest day of Syria uprising

Amnesty International says at least 75 people have been killed during the deadliest day of pro-democracy protests in Syria. The human rights group cited local activists. Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday on rallies across the country. The demonstrations are a sign that President Bashar Assad’s […]

Israel’s young crave normalcy

In the period leading up to Israel’s 2009 parliamentary election, several polls I conducted among the Jewish population turned up a consistent finding: The youngest respondents (18-35 ) disproportionately described themselves as right wing. They also supported Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party slightly more than others. Then weeks before the election, […]

Jordan detains 136 on ‘terror’ charges

JORDAN has detained 136 people on “terrorism” charges a week after scores were hurt when Islamist Salafist protesters clashed with police in the northern city of Zarqa, a police spokesman said today. “The involvement of 136 people brought before the prosecutor of the State Security Court for terrorism and unrest […]