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  • New Jersey Palestinian flag flap breezes over

    Paterson, N.J., raised some Internet hackles in flying the Palestinian flag above its City Hall — perhaps the first U.S. city to do so — but received no official complaints. For Israel, Philly was first in raising the flag in ’48. More ▸

  • Russian support of Arab states

    This past week,  it was reported that Russia has supplied Syrian President Bashar Assad with a considerable amount of weapons and machinery. Russia, and the Soviet Union before it, has long had an ambiguous relationship with the Middle East, erred on the side of Arab support. Though the Soviet Union voted in support the establishment… More ▸