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From Israel: Ouch!!, by Arlene Kushner

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 12, 2019 The situation I address here is awash in complexities and troubling aspects. This past Sunday, October 6, President Trump, after a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced a very sudden decision to pull US troops out of northern Syria. This was in the face of Turkish threats to invade […]

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Trump did not betray the Kurds, by Caroline B. Glick (Israel Hayom)

By   /  October 11, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 11, 2019 The US has neither major influence in Syria nor an interest in confronting Turkey to protect the Kurds. Trump avoided war with Turkey this week and began extracting America from an open-ended commitment to the Kurds it never made. Click here for full article

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The strategic cost of Israel’s political instability, by Caroline Glick (JNS)

By   /  September 25, 2019  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 25, 2019 Israel’s prolonged political volatility and uncertainty has had a disastrous impact on its strategic flexibility. When Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his position as defense minister last November and started the countdown to the Knesset elections in April, he plunged Israel into a state of political instability. Following the April […]

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In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks with Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable – Farnaz Fassihi (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 30, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 30, 2019 In Iran’s Hierarchy, Talks with Trump Are Now Seen as Inevitable – Farnaz Fassihi In the power circles of Tehran, where “Death to America” is regularly chanted, the idea has taken hold that Iran must eventually negotiate with President Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the shift. They said Iran’s leadership […]

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NETANYAHU – DAMNED FOR BAD TIES WITH OBAMA, DAMNED FOR GOOD TIES WITH TRUMP, by Herb Keinon (J. Post)

By   /  August 19, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 19, 2019 NETANYAHU – DAMNED FOR BAD TIES WITH OBAMA, DAMNED FOR GOOD TIES WITH TRUMP A good healthy relationship with the president was necessary for a good, strong Israel-US relationship. When that was lacking, all was – the doomsayers said – on the verge of collapse. Click here for article

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The Charlottesville Lie, by Steve Cortes (Prager University)

By   /  August 11, 2019  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, media bias  /  No Comments

Aug. 5, 2019 Did President Trump call neo-Nazis “very fine people” during a famous press conference following the Charlottesville riots of August 2017? The major media reported that he did. But what if their reporting is wrong? Worse, what if their reporting is wrong and they know it’s wrong? A straight exploration of the facts […]

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Ending the Humiliation, by Victor Rosenthal (Abu Yehuda)

By   /  July 26, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, dhimmitude, friends/enemies, History, Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 25, 2019 When the muhtasib or his agent comes to collect the jizya, he should stand the dhimmi in front of him, slap him on the side of the neck and say: “Pay the jizya, unbeliever.” The  dhimmi will take his hand out of his pocket holding the jizya and present it to him […]

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Treating Israel as a Friend Who Doesn’t Need to Be Ordered Around – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 25, 2019  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun.25, 2019 Treating Israel as a Friend Who Doesn’t Need to Be Ordered Around – Jonathan S. Tobin (JNS) When the New York Times gave the Democratic presidential candidates a chance to answer 18 policy questions, the only one that touched on the Middle East was: “Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?” That question […]

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Iran Might Not Be Able to Wait Trump Out – John Hannah (Foundation for Defense of Democracies via Daily Alert)

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jun. 3, 2019 Iran Might Not Be Able to Wait Trump Out – John Hannah The U.S. intelligence community detected a spike in Iranian preparations to target American interests, resulting in the decision to augment U.S. forces in the region as well as a flurry of public warnings meant to deter any challenge. It’s rapidly dawning […]

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Must Read: DEAR JEWISH-AMERICAN LEFTISTS: IT’S TIME FOR A TALK, by Valerie Sobel (FPM)

By   /  May 31, 2019  /  anti-Semitism, friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Lies & Deceptions, media bias, Must Read  /  No Comments

Mar. 13, 2019 You have the power to determine how history will judge us. From one Jew to another. From one parent/grandparent to another. From one who utters “Never Again!” to another. From one witnessing the vile anti-Semitic floats in Belgian parades to another. From one in horror watching the U.K. descend into 100 monthly […]

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