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Basij – The Revolutionary People’s Militia of Iran by Wahied Wahdat-Hagh

Source: http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=archives&Area=ia&ID=IA26206 Introduction Iran’s annual Basij Week, initiated 27 years ago by Islamic Revolution founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, was celebrated November 26- December 1, 2006. The Basij (Persian for “mobilized”), which is made up of volunteers from all walks of…

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Annan, HRW Doubt Israeli Claims on Gaza Beach Blast- Haaretz

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has expressed doubt over an Israel Defense Forces probe determining that the blast on a Gaza Strip beach last Friday that killed seven civilians was caused by a mine or explosive device, placed by…

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“Palestinian Peace Politics” New York Times Editorial, June 10, 2006

Most Palestinians are believed to favor a two-state solution that would acknowledge Israel’s pre-1967 borders and thus, explicitly or implicitly, Israel’s right to exist. But the Hamas-led government that Palestinians elected this year refuses any such gesture. The Palestinian president,…

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