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Arab by birth, Zionist by choice, by Fred Maroun (TOI)

By   /  February 11, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 3, 2018 I was born an Arab, partly Lebanese, partly Syrian, and partly Egyptian. I was destined to distrust Israel, and let’s be honest, to be an anti-Semite who thinks that Israel exists only because Europeans feel guilty about the Holocaust and Jews control world banks and the US government. But as luck would […]

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The U.S. Should Not Be a Neutral Peace Mediator – Moshe Arens (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 26, 2017  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 26, 2017 The U.S. Should Not Be a Neutral Peace Mediator – Moshe Arens Of course the U.S., the world’s leading democracy, cannot be a neutral mediator between democratic Israel and the Palestinians, with both the Palestinian Authority led by Abbas and Hamas being the very antithesis of democratic rule and the values of modern […]

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Erdogan: No Moderate Islam by Burak Bekdil (Gatestons Inst.)

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Dec. 4, 2017 “Erdogan’s claims that ‘There is no Islamic terror’ have left several Islamic terror organizations heart-broken. A press release from al-Qaeda’s press office read: ‘The prime minister’s remarks are very discouraging. We are doing our best!’” – Zaytung (satire website). In 2010, Barack Obama referred to Turkey as a “great Muslim democracy”. Obama should have […]

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Video: Minorities Speak of Their Appreciation of Israeli Society(Reservists On Duty via Daily Alert)…links to 2 videos

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Oct. 24, 2017 Video: Minorities Speak of Their Appreciation of Israeli Society(Reservists On Duty) A Muslim woman, and Bedouin, Druze, and Christian men tell their personal stories as Israeli citizens. See also Video: Arab-Israeli Muslim Woman Proud to Live in Israel (Reservists On Duty) Dema Taya, an Arab-Israeli Muslim woman, tells an Israeli Arabic news channel: “I […]

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Will the West Betray Its Kurdish Ally? – Bernard-Henri Levy (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 10, 2017 Will the West Betray Its Kurdish Ally? – Bernard-Henri Levy The Iraqi Kurds held a dignified, orderly referendum Sept. 25 that conformed with all the rules of a democratic vote. Afterward, they refrained from declaring the independence that is their right and that a century of treaties promised them. Yet all the region’s […]

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Can Political Islam Make It in the Modern World? (Economist via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 25, 2017  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 25, 2017 Can Political Islam Make It in the Modern World? “Dead, dying or detained.” That is how a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt describes the state of his comrades in what was once the world’s pre-eminent Islamist movement. The Brotherhood is a transnational movement that has spawned many other Islamist parties […]

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