iOS app Android app


Abusing the Living and Dead

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

I am not easily shocked. But two stories that recently came across my desk were so disgraceful, and in some ways dangerous, that I feel compelled to write about them. Both featured players in the Middle East crassly abusing the living and the dead.

Christopher Lockwood WANTED: Dubai Says Hit Squad Included 62-Year-Old British Man

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Christopher Lockwood is wanted by Dubai for his alleged role in the murder of a senior Hamas official, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to ...

Adolf Eichmann, Architect Of The Holocaust: Files May Reveal Secrets

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The basics of Adolf Eichmann's story are well documented: Commonly known as the "architect of the Holocaust" for his role in coordinati...

Yuval Tal New York City's Assassination Connection

The New York Observer | Max Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, a sturdy and completely bald Israeli named Yuval Tal was in Las Vegas' Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, where the nightly entertainm...

Dubai Killing: Interpol Issues Alert For 16 New Suspects

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Interpol on Monday expanded its wanted list over the killing of a Hamas commander to a total of 27 people, and also revealed previously ...

Dubai Killing: We Have DNA Samples, Say Police

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Dubai investigators have collected crime scene DNA samples and fingerprints of some of the suspects in the high-profile slaying of a Ham...

Mossad's Little Helpers

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Not much has been left to the imagination in the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 19. The entire operation has...

Dubai Killing May Be "Last Assassination Of Its Kind"

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The killing of a Hamas operative in a Dubai hotel may signal the end of an era: the moment when modern technology finally caught up ...

An Intelligence Agency Misused Passports: OMG!

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

The complaints leveled against Israel by European countries and Australia regarding the alleged misuse of passports by the Mossad ring hollow and smack of blatant hypocrisy.

Mossad May Be Wrong, But What About Dubai?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The Dubai affair is still raging on, with no sign of abating. British police are currently in Israel investigating the alleged forging of their countr...

Dubai Killing Creates Israeli Rush To Join Mossad

Times Online | Sheera Frenkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Would you be prepared to cross-dress? And kill a guest in an adjacent hotel room? If the answer to these questions is a resounding "yes", and you can ...

Should the US Investigate American Implications of Dubai Hit?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

In my friend Clayton Swisher's piece, the Al Jazeera reporter explains why the Doha hit is a legitimate case for investigation by the FBI. Of course, it won't happen.

Hamas Chief Killing: Dubai Releases CCTV Footage Of 15 New Suspects (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dubai has released new CCTV footage related to the apparent assassination of Mahmoud al-Mahmouh, the top Hamas commander killed in a Dubai hotel last ...

Is The Mossad Using Iran As a Haven?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Mossad's implication in this case by no means is a foregone conclusion. It is still very possible that another country was behind this operation.

The Hits Keep on Coming

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Will somebody tell me why, in this era of forced multi-tasking, it took 11 people to kill just one Hamas leader. Mossad rank-and-file must have a...

That's Not "A Bingo!": UK Apologizes for Using Fake IDs During Inglourious Basterds Mission to Kill Nazi SS Chief

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The British Government has issued a profuse apology to the German and Slovakian governments that two of Britain's special operatives during World War II used fake IDs in their successful mission to assassinate a Nazi SS chief.

Tzipi Livni, Israeli Opposition, Praises Hamas Commander Killing

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's parliamentary opposition leader on Tuesday praised the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai last month, in the first...

Dubai Killing: Israel Minister Avigdor Lieberman Sidesteps Questioning

AP | ROBERT WIELAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — Israel's foreign minister sidestepped questions at EU headquarters Monday about his country's alleged role in last week's assassinati...

I Envy The People Who Hate Israel

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

At times like these, I envy the people who passionately, frankly, with all their hearts, despise Israel. Hate Israel enough, and the Jewish state's ...

Dubai Killing: Hamas Accuse Fatah Involvement

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hamas claimed Friday that two ex-officers from the rival Fatah organization were involved in the assassination of a Hamas ...

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Washington-Damascus Talks Perhaps the most significant piece of news for international diplomacy this we...

Hamas Chief Slaying Nearly `100 percent' Mossad

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's police chief accused Israel's spy agency in the methodical stalking and killing of a Hamas commander, sayi...

Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh Killing: No Reason To Think Mossad Involved Says Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Foreign Minister

AP | STEVEN GUTKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli security officials said Wednesday they were convinced the Mossad was behind the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai ...

A Mossad Killing in Dubai

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

The assassination of Hamas Commander Mahmoud al Mabhouh: Israel's disregard for international boundaries may hinder the carte blanche it considers its birthright.

Iran: Recent Assassinations Will Be Costly

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi, who was killed when a motorcycle bomb was detonated outside his home, does not bode well for the Iranian government.