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Former Mossad Chief: Arab Spring ‘Incredible Opportunity

1 Tammuz 5772 – June 20, 2012
Dagan and Ashkenazi made their comments on a panel at the 2012 Presidential Conference that included former Presidential adviser Dennis Ross. Dagan said in Egypt it matters not who votes but who counts the vote.

J.E. Dyer: Ceramic Pig Watch – Offensive Speech in Britain

23 Sivan 5772 – June 13, 2012
Ever since the case of the offensive ceramic pigs in 1998, the British have been assiduously refining their methods for dealing with offenses to Islam.

Finland’s War on Free Speech

21 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
Finland's Supreme Court has found a prominent politician guilty of defaming Islam for "Islamophobic" comments he made on his personal blog. The ruling represents a major setback for free speech in a Europe that is becoming increasingly stifled by politically correct restrictions on free speech, particularly on issues related to Islam and Muslim immigration.

German Cartoon Riots: Clubs, Bottles, and Stones

16 Iyyar 5772 – May 8, 2012
After releasing all but two of the Salafists responsible for the brawl on May 5th, the Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ralf Jäger, cast blame on the democratic -- and peaceful -- political party PRO NRW. He ordered police to prevent PRO NRW from displaying anti-Islam any more cartoons during the final phase of the state's regional election campaign, to be held on May 13th.

The Death Of Academic Discourse

14 Iyyar 5770 – April 28, 2010
Of the many intellectual perversions currently taking root on college campuses, perhaps none is more contradictory to what should be one of higher education's core values than the suppression of free speech.

Abe Foxman Doesn’t Speak For Me

13 Shevat 5770 – January 27, 2010
On his radio program last week, Rush Limbaugh touted Norman Podhoretz's excellent new book Why Jews are Liberals. As the title suggests, Podhoretz attempts to answer a question that is often asked of Jewish conservatives. Limbaugh distills his analysis down to its essentials: Liberal Jews are liberals first, last and always, and their political liberalism trumps all their other "isms," including Judaism.

Israel’s Anti-Democratic Anti-Racism Law

19 Adar II 5765 – March 30, 2005
In 1977 Israel's criminal code was changed. Section 144A was added, making "racism" a crime.

Cockburn’s Cockroaches

7 Adar I 5765 – February 16, 2005
There was a time when the Left in the United States was able to field its own intellectual heavyweights to try to offset opposing intellectual arguments.

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