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Natorei Karta: Ahmadinejad man of peace | Jerusalem Post

Natorei Karta: Ahmadinejad man of peace | Jerusalem Post: "Natorei Karta spokesman Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss on Tuesday called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 'an advocate of peace,' prior to the group's meeting with the controversial leader in New York. Weiss said in a statement that "this will be the third time we're meeting with [Ahmadinejad]. … Every time, we stressed to the Iranian leadership that despite … the declarations by Jews who don't understand the essence of the matter, we have found the Iranian people and their leaders friendly and respectful."

Emboldened Taliban Reflected In More Attacks, Greater Reach - washingtonpost.com

Emboldened Taliban Reflected In More Attacks, Greater Reach - washingtonpost.com: "While the number of attacks around the capital has been small compared with the number of attacks in other areas of the country, McCreary wrote, the data showed that the Taliban this summer 'held the psychological initiative. They still lack the ability to threaten the government, but moved closer to achieving it than they have in six years.' Analyses by the Afghanistan NGO Safety Office, a project funded by the European Commission to advise private aid groups about security conditions across the country, found 'a significant monthly escalation in conflict' in the first half of the year. Attacks by armed opposition groups increased from 139 in January to 405 in July, according to the project's director, Nic Lee. 'Every month there's a 20 to 25 percent increase in offensive activity,' he said, adding that attacks in June and July were 80 to 90 percent higher than th…

Al Jazeera English - News - Three Egyptian Journalists Jailed

Al Jazeera English - News - Three Egyptian Journalists Jailed: "A Egyptian court has sentenced three journalists to two years in jail for 'damaging the image of justice'. Anwar al-Hawari, the editor of Al-Wafd, a newspaper for the opposition party of the same name, was jailed for publishing 'untrue information which damaged the reputation of the justice system and the justice ministry', the court ruled."