Israel and the Middle East

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Turkey: Erdogan’s “Holy War” Obsession

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Turkey: Erdogan’s “Holy War” Obsession By Burak Bekdil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. When non-Muslims deny Muslim minorities the rights that Muslim-majority countries systematically deny non-Muslim minorities, extremist Muslims in Turkey seem to have the habit of threatening non-Muslim lands with holy war. “Soon religious wars will break out in Europe. You are taking […]

The War That Changed the Middle East

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The War That Changed the Middle East By Joseph Puder Last week marked the 51st anniversary of the June, 1967 Six Day War. It was a war I took part in as a young airman in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). For many Israelis, the Six Day War was a God given miracle, and a […]

Riots In Jordan Put Gulf States On Edge

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Riots In Jordan Put Gulf States On Edge By Ari Lieberman The oil-rich Gulf States – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates – are not known for easily parting with their petro-dollars. But this miserly instinct dissipates when the Sheikhdoms perceive a direct threat to the stability of their respective governments. On Sunday, […]

Islam’s Three ‘Claims’ to Jerusalem

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Islam’s Three ‘Claims’ to Jerusalem By Raymond Ibrahim An Islamic preacher who recently appeared on official Palestinian Authority television made all the usual angry remarks that Muslims often make concerning Israel’s right to exist, particularly in the context of its claim to Jerusalem. Although his comments may suggest to the casual Western listener that “by […]

The Threat of Erdogan

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The Threat of Erdogan And what the U.S. must do about it. By Joseph Puder Turkey’s Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, assembled with great urgency Sunni-Muslim leaders from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as well as Iran’s Shiite President Hassan Rouhani. The assembled representatives of the 57 member-states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) […]

Persia and the Jewish People

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Persia and the Jewish People By J.L. Robb The history of Persia (Iran) and Israel goes back through millennia; and it has not always been antagonistic. In 589 BC, Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon (Iraq), besieged Judah and took the Jews in captivity to Babylon, the Jews he did not kill. He destroyed Jerusalem and tore […]

Palestinians: Americans Now Legitimate Targets

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Palestinians: Americans Now Legitimate Targets By Bassam Tawil Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. There is a new development in Palestinian hatred of the Trump administration: the Palestinian leaders’ verbal attacks on the US are now being translated into acts of violence against US delegations visiting Palestinian communities in the West Bank. The Palestinian campaign […]

The Real Agenda Behind the “Right of Return”

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The Real Agenda Behind the “Right of Return” By Joseph Puder Events in Gaza this week illustrated with clarity the primary reason for the failure of the peace process. As long as the Palestinian national leadership is wedded to the notion of the “Right of Return” to Israel, there is no realistic way to reach […]

The EU’s Magical Thinking on the Israeli-Arab Conflict

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The EU’s Magical Thinking on the Israeli-Arab Conflict How much failure is enough? By Bruce Thornton Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so […]

Erdogan Unhinged

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Erdogan Unhinged The erratic behavior of Turkey’s leader calls for a decisive response. By Ari Lieberman In the past twenty-four hours, Turkey’s increasingly unhinged Islamist leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has taken the following actions and made the following pronouncements; – Recalled its ambassadors to the United States and Israel; – Expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara, […]