Morning Report: May 7, 2004

Morning Report will be on liberty Saturday, May 8, for Shabbat. Returning to duty on Sunday, May 9.

· Mashahr clashes. (SMCCDI/Daneshjoo) Daneshjoo reports clashes in Mahshahr, Iran, after regime security forces attacked demonstrators protesting the planned Kosaran Dam.
· Sharon’s Gaza withdrawal. (Head Heeb) Jonathan announces that Ariel Sharon has assured European leaders he will go forward with the Gaza disengagement plan, without modifying its main points.
· Omar considers a career move. (Iraq the Model, The Mesopotamian) And he shares Arab reaction to Abu Ghraib. Alaa weighs in as well.