Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is viewed as a moderate, a legitimate leader of a future Palestinian state. But in a speech this past week he once again revealed his true colors by denying Israel’s history in the Middle East.
Cambodia’s leader was a strong opponent of the regime of Pol Pot and has been a strong critic of China for its part in supporting him—but recently he has done a dramatic about-face, a sign of China’s growing power.
German police raided several locations that were conducting surveillance on targets in their country—apparently on orders from Iran’s secret service.
A false alert warning of an incoming missile attack has many people in Hawaii rethinking their lives. There’s a lesson here about human nature and our tendency to put off hard questions until times of crisis.
We’ll also talk about Italy approving a military mission into North Africa, an assassination in Kosovo that could reignite violence in the Balkans, more evidence of authoritarianism in the Philippines, and more.
Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian General Council Speech