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“We would like to be guardedly optimistic, but we have to be guarded,” he told students at the Colorado Christian University near Denver this week.
“We live in a tough neighborhood.”
Mr. Oren praised the “courageous opposition” that toppled tyrants in Egypt and Tunisia and now threatens Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but he warned that Islamic extremists could hijack those revolutions.
“In most of these countries, there is only one group that has organized with clear leadership and funding. Those are the Islamic extremists,” he said, according to news reports of his speech.
“We’ve been very proud to have been the only functioning democracy in the Middle East since 1948,” he said, referring to the founding of the Jewish state.
“We would be prouder still to say we were one of many democracies in the Middle East.”
The U.S. ambassador to Bulgaria denounced discrimination against Gypsies, who are widely despised throughout Europe, where they face bias in housing and employment and are frequently victims of physical attacks.
Ambassador James Warlick referred to Gypsies as “Roma,” a more politically correct word, when he addressed a conference in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, this week.
“The Roma are also Bulgarian citizens who are entitled to their rights,” he told the audience at the forum, titled “Roma Leaders for Regional Development.”
He called the Roma a “marginalized ethnic group.” Gypsies account for between 12 million and 16 million people, making them Europe’s largest ethnic minority.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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