BORDERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BORDERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Ironic pioneers emigrated to Mexico http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224275-82/immigrants-ironic-lake-mexico.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224275-82/immigrants-ironic-lake-mexico.html.csp">Letter: Ironic pioneers emigrated to Mexico</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.911-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As the controversy on immigration reform and secure borders continues, Utah’s state holiday on July 24th celebrates the arrival of the Mormons in the Salt Lake Valley. That’s somewhat ironic since they were illegal immigrants entering Mexico! Kermit Heid Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224275@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Op-ed: U.S. must embrace its role as Mideast mediator http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195837-82/civilians-gaza-israel-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58195837-82/civilians-gaza-israel-palestinians.html.csp">Op-ed: U.S. must embrace its role as Mideast mediator</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Takwa Sharif and Shukri Harbi</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:27:01.982-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In a recent article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, President Obama, days before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge (the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict),  suggested that peace is the sole solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Nevertheless, although we, as a nation, recognize the importance of peace, we have not taken our role as potential mediators seriously, especially in the current airstrikes that have taken countless of lives in the Gaza Strip. Gaza is one of the most...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195837@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:27:01 MDT AP Analysis: Turmoil blurring Mideast borders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068386-68/iraq-syria-state-islamic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068386-68/iraq-syria-state-islamic.html.csp">AP Analysis: Turmoil blurring Mideast borders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEE KEATH and RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T11:44:11.446-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Working in secret, European diplomats drew up the borders that have defined the Middle East’s nations for nearly a century — but now civil war, sectarian bloodshed and leadership failures threaten to rip that map apart. In the decades since independence, Arab governments have held these constructs together, in part by imposing an autocratic hand, despite the sometimes combustible mix of peoples within their borders. But recent history — particularly the three years of Arab Spring turmoil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58068386@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:44:11 MDT Friedman: Two reasons for a Middle East without borders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055720-82/iraq-extremists-kurdistan-turkey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58055720-82/iraq-extremists-kurdistan-turkey.html.csp">Friedman: Two reasons for a Middle East without borders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T10:51:02.291-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The takeover Tuesday of the Iraqi city of Mosul by Sunni extremists who spilled over the Syrian border underscores the clash of world views that is underway in the whole Eastern Mediterranean, which I saw close up during my visit to Kurdistan a few days ago. And it’s not what you think. It is not the elected Iraqi government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki versus the Sunni extremists. Al-Maliki is a tyrant who’s governed Iraq as a Shiite chauvinist, just as much as Sunni militants promote ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58055720@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:51:02 MDT