Aides to Iran’s Opposition Leaders Said to Be Arrested – NYTimes.com


A number of opposition figures were arrested Monday in the wake of violent nationwide protests a day earlier, Web sites reported, including three top aides to the opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi and the leader of a banned political group, Ibrahim Yazdi. via Aides to Iran’s Opposition Leaders Said to Be Arrested – NYTimes.com.

Witnesses: Iran Kills 5 Protesters in Fierce Clashes in Tehran – FOXNews.com


Iranian security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the center of the capital Sunday in one of the bloodiest confrontations in months, opposition Web sites and witnesses said. At least five people were killed. Some accounts of the violence in Tehran were vivid and detailed, but they could not be independently confirmed because of government […]

The Bukay Affair – by Steven Plaut


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The attack against freedom of speech in Israel.

How a New York Times Columnist Hurts Fellow Blacks – by Dennis Prager


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Charles M. Blow sees racism increaing in the age of Obama.

Best of the Top 10 Lists of 2009


Swine Flu Recovery Kit makes list of Top 10 Stupid Holiday Gifts.

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December brings with it so many fun-filled occasions to celebrate with friends and family – the awkward family dinner where your son blurts out “Mommy says Gramma drivers her crazy,” or the mandatory office party where you had too much to drink and ran [...]

David Keyes: Ahmadinejad, the Blogger – WSJ.com


On Nov. 18, two Iranian Internet activists, Ali Behzadian Nejad and Omid Lavassani, were sentenced to six years in prison. Their crimes? Mr. Lavassani had the audacity to design a Web site for the leading opposition figure Mir Hossein Mousavi. Mr. Nejad is being jailed for “published comments” written by others on his blog, and […]

Joel Beinin Whines about Israeli Airport’s “Harassment” – by Steven Plaut


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Why might a recent visitor of Israel’s enemies be detained when entering Israel?