Thursday, May 15, 2003

Plate Irani is blogging from Iran in English.
This is supposedly the text of an internal memo calling for a post-Jayson-Blair "open forum" meeting at the NY Times.

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Evelyn Gordon fisks Reporters sans Frontieres here.

Security services are discussing the outlawing the northern branch of the Islamic movement following indications that they have provided funds and tactical hitchhikes to Hamas (article).

Monday, May 12, 2003

Reading this transcript makes it apparent that the Channel 2 interview with Colin Powell would have been painful to watch. Powell sticks to diplomacy-speak and avoids addressing what Israelis really want to know: eg. why does the US think (rather than just hope) that the PA's conduct will be meaningfully different with Abu Mazen at the helm?