Middle East Mess Isn’t About Settlements

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-02/middle-east-mess-isn-t-about-settlements-.html In an interview with Charles Gati in Politico Magazine, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, proves once again that he is a man of profound religious faith. He worships...

Spotlight on Iran – “Haqqani” and “Alavi”: hotbeds for the growth and development of...

http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/20575 In August 2013 the Iranian president presented his new government, which is largely comprised of technocrats with an extensive academic education. One of Rowhani’s government’s distinctive characteristics is the prominent presence of graduates of...

Islamism’s Likely Doom

http://www.danielpipes.org/13124/islamism-doom As recently as 2012, it appeared that Islamists could overcome their many internal dissimilarities - sectarian (Sunni, Shi'ite), political (monarchical, republican), tactical (political, violent), or attitudes toward modernity (Salafi, Muslim Brotherhood) - and cooperate....

When Sunni and Shiite Extremists Make War

http://www.danielpipes.org/12961/syria-sunni-shiite-extremists In his article "The Muslim Civil War," Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal disagrees with my argument about Syria. He characterizes the position I hold this way: If al Qaeda fighters want to murder...

Jerusalem’s Decreasing Isolation

http://www.meforum.org/3483/israel-isolation While European guilt over its colonialist past facilitates the acceptance of the Palestinian-as-victim narrative and while the latent, traditional anti-Semitism that culminated in the Holocaust has never been eliminated, Israel is still not quite...

Victory: UN Reverses Course, Condemns Richard Falk

http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1285603&ct=13095117&notoc=1 Good News: Thanks to a firestorm sparked by UN Watch, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon -- after initially refusing to act -- has finally accepted UN Watch's demand and condemned UN Palestine expert Richard Falk for...

Speech to Board of Deputies of British Jews

http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/104762 INTRODUCTION Chief Rabbi, Your Excellency, My Lords, and Gentlemen, Mr. President I am honoured and delighted to be with you tonight. You have already shown me every courtesy. Indeed, you have done even more than courtesy...

The Dangers of Syria’s Bio-Warfare Complex Should Assad Fall: An Interview with Dr. Jill...

http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/130225/sec_id/130225 The control of Syria’s unconventional chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction are of vital concern in a troubled Middle East should the Assad regime fall to Sunni supremacist opposition forces. An Algemeiner article...

The Dangers of Syria’s Bio-Warfare Complex Should Assad Fall: An Interview with Dr. Jill...

http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/130225/sec_id/130225 The control of Syria’s unconventional chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction are of vital concern in a troubled Middle East should the Assad regime fall to Sunni supremacist opposition forces. An Algemeiner article...

Egypt “On the Verge of Bankruptcy”

http://www.jinsa.org/fellowship-program/david-p-goldman/egypt-verge-bankruptcy#.UOHrjeSTjEY Egypt is effectively out of cash. With foreign exchange reserves at a “critical minimum,” Egypt’s central bank imposed exchange controls and let the Egyptian pound exchange rate fall by about 5 percent from the...