When a Shiite prayer leader blames earthquakes in Iran on immodestly dressed and promiscuous women, neocons like Michael Ledeen snicker.
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Wednesday’s Christian Science Monitor reports on the intensifying campaign being waged by the Israeli right against domestic human rights organizations. The story reports that rightists in the Knesset are calling for “an investigation to determine whether the work of those [human rights] nonprofits undermines Israel’s legitimacy,” with the ultimate goal of outlawing some of [...]
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