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The Summit Meeting In Ankara Between Russia, Turkey, Iran: What It Means For The Region, by Melik Kaylan (Forbes)

By   /  April 8, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 6, 2018 The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran convened for a summit in Ankara on April 4 ostensibly to discuss Syria. (Putin, Erdogan and Rouhani). Most pundits noted two salient inferences, that the US was conspicuously absent and the conclave would lead to nothing longterm since the countries involved had divergent goals in […]

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Israel Must Stand in Solidarity with Yezidis By Rachel Avraham (Jewish Press)

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 25, 2018 Across the globe, the Jewish people are preparing to celebrate Passover, which commemorates our exodus out of Egypt.  According to the Passover Hagaddah, “In each generation, every individual is obliged to feel as though he or she personally came out of Egypt.” As we remember the plight of the Jewish slaves in […]

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ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape, by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI (NYT)

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Human Rights, Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 13, 2015 Claiming the Quran’s support, the Islamic Statecodifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraqand Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool. Click here for full article

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Canada Struggles as It Opens Its Arms to Victims of ISIS, by CATHERINE PORTER (NYT)

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Canada, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 16, 2018 CALGARY, Alberta — As leader of one of Canada’s largest refugee agencies, Fariborz Birjandian, a refugee himself, has years of experience welcoming the world’s most vulnerable — Kosovar Albanians fleeing ethnic cleansing, Burmese Karens evicted from Thai refugee camps and Syrians escaping the civil war. Nothing prepared him for the Yazidis. Recently, […]

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The Iranians Are Playing Three-Dimensional Chess – Michael Oren (Israel Hayom via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 12, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 12, 2018 The Iranians Are Playing Three-Dimensional Chess – Michael Oren (Israel Hayom) The Iranians are playing three-dimensional chess. The Iranians cunningly took a step back and allowed the superpowers to destroy their main enemies in the region. The Americans weakened the Taliban and eliminated Saddam Hussein, and, along with Russia, they annihilated the Islamic […]

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Militant Islam’s War Against the West – Dr. Max Singer (BESA via Daily Alert)

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  International, Islam, Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Mar. 9, 2018 Militant Islam’s War Against the West – Dr. Max Singer (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University) For more than 30 years, an ideological movement called Islamism has been at war with the West. Only a small fraction of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims support this war. But Islamist ideology is based on mainstream […]

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Call to Action: Article & Petition: Do not give holy Jewish artifacts to a country that expelled its Jews, by Carole Basri (TOI)

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Call to action, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Judaism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Mar. 6, 2018 Click here for article Click here for petition

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A World Without Islamophobia by Burak Bekdil (Insight Turkey via M.E. Forum)

By   /  March 1, 2018  /  anti-Semitism, BDS, double standards, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 28, 2018 Originally published under the title, “What Phobia is This.” Turkey’s leaders, most notably President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have a habit of expressing their loathing for “Islamophobia” in the West. They are right to do so. All the same, their condemnation of the bad is, almost always, incomplete and selective. Click here for […]

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A must-see film is coming: Save the Christians: The Forgotten Refugees. (Rebel Media)

By   /  February 15, 2018  /  Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news, Movies, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 15, 2018 The Rebel’s first documentary is premiering in Toronto on March 8, will you join me for the screening? The idea for the film started when I began to hear reports of Christians being ethnically cleansed throughout the Muslim world. So, a few months ago I travelled to northern Iraq to document the persecution of […]

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How Israel Should Handle Gaza’s “Humanitarian Disaster”, by Prof. Hillel Frisch (BESA)

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Feb. 14, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In all the years of murderous conflict in Syria and Iraq, neither has experienced a humanitarian disaster in the form of a widespread crisis involving mass hunger and the spread of hunger-related diseases. Yet officials warn that such a crisis could unfold in Gaza. How likely is that prognosis? And if it […]

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