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Bahrain’s Perception Problem


After the kudos of hosting a major economic and peace conference last month, Bahrain, the principal base for U.S. and British naval forces coping with the Iranian threat, is now being criticized for executing Shia activists convicted of terrorist offenses. In June, the world’s attention was focused on Manama as leading officials gathered at the U.S.-organized “Peace to Prosperity” workshop to hear ideas on developing the Palestinian economy. A tangential highlight was the widely circulated video of U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt attending a prayer meeting in the island’s lone synagogue along with visiting Israeli journalists. Then, in mid-July, Bahraini foreign …read more

Source:: The Washington Institute

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