The Azadi Tower in Tehran, Iran's capital city

Farblondzhet…writes Michael Kuttner

Yiddish, for those who understand it, is an extremely expressive language which conveys, often in a most graphic manner, a range of emotions suited to any particular situation. Surveying the landscape after last week’s FARKAKTE...

No Time to Spare: Talking about Israel’s Legal Grounds

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arlene-kushner/no-time-to-spare-talking-about-israels-legal-grounds/ If the Israeli building in Judea and Samaria destroys the peace process, then, Lars Faaborg-Andersen, the EU ambassador to Israel, declared just days ago, “Naturally, the blame will be put squarely on Israel’s doorstep.” Naturally:...

Egypt’s New Constitution: Laying the Basis for an Islamist, Sharia State

http://rubinreports.blogspot.co.il/2012/12/egypts-new-constitution-laying-basis.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+Rubinreports+(RubinReports ) On November 30, a Constituent Assembly consisting almost 100 percent of Islamists voted to approve the draft of Egypt’s new Constitution. The next day, President Muhammad Mursi ordered that a referendum be held...

Privately, Israelis are worried about fallout from attack

http://warrenswil.com/2013/08/30/israel-calmly-prepares-for-the-worst/ CONTRARY TO THE IMPRESSION one may get from reading U.S. media, Israelis, while calm, are worried about fallout on them from any U.S.-led strike against Syria. Israel, alas, is used to violent conflict, both within...

After Morsi: 6 thoughts on the ouster of an undemocratic, elected president

http://www.timesofisrael.com/after-morsi-6-thoughts-on-the-ouster-of-an-undemocratic-elected-president/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=9d28648010-2013_07_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-9d28648010-54375777 As the Arab Spring moves via the Islamist Winter into the Unpredictable Summer, six thoughts on the ouster of Egypt’s president and its possible repercussions. 1. Elections do not equal democracy In case anyone needed reminding,...

What is “Disproportionate”?

"It must surely be true that the level of lies and hypocrisy that a society can tolerate is in direct proportion to the degeneration of that culture. Personally I am not particularly pro or...

INSIDE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON: DENNIS ROSS’ S SPEECH AND THE J-STREET AGENDA: IS OBAMA...

http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=858&sec=3&title=INSIDE_VIEW_FROM_WASHINGTON:_DENNIS_ROSS%E2%80%99_S_SPEECH_AND_THE_J-STREET_AGENDA:_IS_OBAMA_RETREATING_FROM__PEACE_PROCESS_ Amy Spitalnick, media spokesperson for J-Street photo by Rhonda Spivak Ron Pundak, Director of the Peres Centre for Peace photo by Rhonda Spivak PA Ambassador Maen Areikat, Chief Representative of the PLO delegation to the U.S photo by Rhonda...

Concerns about Middle East Studies workshop

Dear President Qayoumi, Mo.Qayoumi@sjsu.edu We are faculty at the University of California and co-founders of the AMCHA Initiative, a grassroots organization committed to investigating, documenting, and combatting campus antisemitism, particularly on California public university campuses. We...
FILE -- March 12, 2014: Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights speaks during a press conference about his annual report to the Human Rights Council on the use of remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, in extraterritorial lethal counter-terrorism operations, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

UN says Israel, not Iran, North Korea or Syria worst violator of human rights

What country deserves more condemnation for violating human rights than any other nation on earth? According to the U.N.’s top human rights body, that would be Israel. Last week, Israel was the U.N.’s number one...

Official PA Radio news – the PBC radio January 5

Summary and Analysis One has to pay attention to the unusual first item of the morning news-which was also the first item last night: unusual both in tone, style and content. The reliance of Yasser Arafat...