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July 2013

Obama's Intervention Breaks the Taboo

July 31, 2013 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Barack Obama's advisers say that after George Zimmerman was found not guilty, the president couldn't hide his urge to address the race issue in a way that he had yet to do since his campaign for the White House in 2008. Obama was elected and re-elected by a multiracial coalition — as well as by a large majority of [Read more]

A Warning to All Whistle-Blowers

July 30, 2013 // Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany - German

The verdict against WikiLeaks informant Bradley Manning is unsurprising: Even if his actions are morally justified, he is a betrayer of secrets. Bradley Manning cannot have seriously counted on an acquittal. The young private in the American army admitted that he stole secret data from the U.S. military and Department [Read more]

What We Don't Get by Freeing Terrorists

July 30, 2013 // Israel Hayom - Israel

The assumption among Netanyahu defenders is that the Israeli prime minister would not have agreed to a prisoner release without receiving something in return from the U.S. A similar sentiment was expressed about his apology to Turkey for the events of the "Free Gaza" flotilla raid, and consent to compensate the families of those killed in scuffles with Israeli commandoes.
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