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Iran Says U.S. Not Welcome at Syria Peace Talks

The post-Obama power axis in the Middle East continues taking shape. On Tuesday, President Obama’s respected negotiating partners in Tehran declared the U.S. would not be welcome at Syrian peace talks in Kazakhstan next week.

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: Israel is ‘Fabulous’

The daughter of the late US Senator Robert F. (Bobby) Kennedy — assassinated in June 1968 during his run for president by a Palestinian — waxed poetic about the Jewish state in an interview with Israel’s Channel 1, saying that she came by her awe with the country honestly, from her family.

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Obama: No Regrets on Syria ‘Red Line’

During the Sunday airing of his interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President Barack Obama said he has zero regret for using the phrase “red line” in 2012 when he promised to retaliate against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime if it used chemical weapons.

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Israelis Donate Winter Clothes to Syrian Refugees

The crisis in Syria hasn’t been ignored by Israel. Various Israeli youth movements, including the Youth Federation for Working and Studying, The Dror Movement, and the committed for the fight against genocide are leading a wide scale operation to collect winter clothes for Syrian refugees.

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Morocco Bans the Burqa

Morocco is about 99% Muslim, so it would seem like an unlikely jurisdiction for one of the world’s strictest burqa bans.