Chef Fuses Ancient And Modern Cultures Through Food

By Lauren Monsen Like any chef worth his salt, Todd Gray believes that a good meal is a little slice of heaven. And that’s what he aims to provide at a restaurant called Manna, at Washington’s new Museum of the Bible. The
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How Iran Protests Play into Middle East Power Struggles

 "Part of me is feeling hope," said Arash Azizi, a New York University researcher, far from his home in Iran. "We see the rising up of the downtrodden." "But I am even more worried than hopeful," he added. More than 20 people have been killed and 450 arrested since a
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Arabic ‘Fastest Growing’ Language in US

VOA News Arabic is the “fastest growing language in the U.S.,” according to the Pew Research Center. According to a post on the group’s website about the challenges Arabic presents to the U.S. census, Arabic speaking at home has surged by 29 percent between 2010 and 2014 among (more...)

US Tightens Airport Security

VOA News The U.S. moved Friday to boost security at airports in the Middle East where passenger and cargo flights take off for the United States, even as investigators continue to probe whether a bomb brought down a Russian jetliner over the Sinai Peninsula last weekend. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson said (more...)

Obama’s Call from Russian President Putin

Readout of the President’s Call with President Vladimir Putin of Russia President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation called President Obama today. They discussed the necessity of countering ISIL and developments in the Middle East, as well as the situation in Ukraine. President Obama reiterated the need for Russia to fulfill (more...)

Integration Is The Open Secret To Deradicalization

Alon Ben-Meir Dominique Bons shows a photo of her son Nicolas, a young convert to Islam who has died fighting in Syria. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau One of the most troubling developments resulting from the escalation of violent extremism in the Middle East is the rise in the number of Muslims from the West (more...)

Iran, Not ISIS, Is The Real Menace

By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir Whereas the international focus today is on how to counter violent extremism, which is behind many of the violent conflicts sweeping the Middle East, the real destabilizing power and sponsor of terrorism in the region and beyond is Iran. Unlike violent extremists and religious fanatics such as (more...)

Obama on Mideast, Ebola Situation Before Meeting Security Team

Well, I’ve got my team here to talk about Ebola. But before I do, I want to just make mention of the horrific attacks that took place in Jerusalem. We know that two attackers senselessly and brutally attacked innocent worshippers in a synagogue during their morning prayers. Obviously, (more...)

Why Our Community Commends Governor Cuomo!

Op-Ed By: Ezra Friedlander As the world continues to grapple with the uncertainties surrounding the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Middle East, it remains a key concern for us New Yorkers. The global community has become more and more interconnected and events that occur thousands of miles away can (more...)

Obama on Ukraine and Gaza

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE AND GAZA I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine. Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed for the Middle East. As I’ve said many times, Israel has (more...)

Obama on Ukraine and Gaza

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE AND GAZA I want to make a brief statement about the tragedy in Ukraine. Before I do, though, I want to note that Secretary Kerry has departed for the Middle East. As I’ve said many times, Israel has a right (more...)

Obama, Israel’s Prime Minister on Middle East, Ukraine

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it's a pleasure to welcome once again Prime Minister Netanyahu to the Oval Office. There’s nobody I’ve met with more or consulted with more than Bibi. And it's a testimony to the incredible bond between our two nations. I’ve said before and I will (more...)

Obama Says Mideast Peace Is “Possible and Necessary”

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer As Israeli and Palestinian officials gather in Washington to discuss meetings about a future final peace status, President Obama says Middle East peace is both possible and necessary, and that Martin Indyk will serve as the U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “The most difficult (more...)

WHO Considers Emergency Status for New Virus

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening a committee that will decide whether the appearance of a new disease in the Middle East has become a "public health emergency of international concern." Known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the virus has appeared in (more...)

Russian Missiles in Syria Prolong Suffering, U.S. General Says

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service

This news article originally was posted to the Department of Defense website on May 17.
Russia’s planned delivery of advanced anti-ship missiles and the S-300 air defense system to Syria “is at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime
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