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Philippines: Christians Slaughtered, Churches Bombed by Raymond Ibrahim (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  February 5, 2019  /  International, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Feb. 5, 2019 The new terrorism in the Philippines is not merely inspired by political or territorial grievances, real or imagined, but rather is imbued with intrinsic hate for the “other” — for the “infidel.” In May 2017, in the city of Marawi, a civilian bus was stopped by jihadis; when 9 passengers were discovered […]

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT STRONGMEN ALLIES, by Lahav Harkov (Tablet)

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 29, 2019 Israel’s alliance with illiberal regimes can be necessary and justified but not when they embolden anti-Semitic dog whistles …:”many analysts who lament Israel’s cozying up to strongmen ignore research showing that Eastern European Jews feel safer from anti-Semitism than those in the West, which may be because they perceive the greatest threat […]

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Philippines’ Duterte Visit Sparks Debate over Israel’s Diplomacy – Felicia Schwartz and Dov Lieber (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Sept. 3, 2018 Philippines’ Duterte Visit Sparks Debate over Israel’s Diplomacy – Felicia Schwartz and Dov Lieber Philippines populist strongman President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Israel Sunday night, setting off a debate over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s outreach. The prime minister’s allies say there is nothing unusual about opening new markets for Israeli exports and making new […]

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Interesting: Hamas bomb maker arrested in Philippines (Honest Reporting)

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  International, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 23, 2018 Filipino police arrested a Hamas bomb-making and rocket expert on Saturday. Taha Mohammed al Jabouri, a 64-year-old Iraqi national, was nabbed following a tip off from the Iraqi embassy in Manila. Authorities say there are no indications he was involved in any terror plots in the Philippines and plan to deport him […]

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