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A Kuwaiti Muslim’s Journey to Chanukah

When Mark Halawa lights his family’s menorah during Chanukah, it is not without recalling his unique journey as a Kuwaiti Muslim to Orthodox Judaism.

Who are You, Mahmoud Abbas?

Abbas – an ally of Saddam Hussein, North Korea, Iran, Cuba and Venezuela - provides Hamas with a vital tailwind.

Fact Check: Release of Terrorists Depends on Progress in Talks

The entire world quotes Abbas’ blaming Israel for wiggling out of freeing terrorists. The facts show it is Abbas who is wiggling.

Iran – Yes, That Iran – Picked as a Leader of UN Disarmament Committee

On the heels of Israel's warning to the world of the existential dangers posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran, that country was chosen for a leadership position on the U.N. Disarmament and International Security Committee.

Kerry Heads to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait before Visiting Israel

Globe-trotting U.S. Secretary of State John Kelly has left India for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait before flying to Jordan and Israel later this week...

Israel Ranks 10th in Number of Millionaires per Capita

Israel is the home to 84,000 millionaires, putting it in 10th place in the world’s ranking of the number of millionaires as a percentage...

Prisoner X Met With Lawyer Before Suicide

More details are slowly coming to light in the case of Ben Zygier, also known as Prisoner X. A day before he committed suicide, Zygier...

Kuwait Institutes Death Penalty for Blasphemy

Kuwaiti lawmakers have passed a legal amendment authorizing the death penalty for Muslims who curse their God or the Quran, or who defame their Prophet Mohammed or his wife. In the amended article, if the defendant publicly repents and apologizes for the crime, the penalty will be reduced to five years in jail, a fine of 10,000 Kuwaiti Dinars, or both. The approved article states that non-Muslims who commit the same crime face at least 10 years in jail.

Hamas Leader Embarks on Second ‘Official’ Tour

Ismail Haniyeh is set to visit Iran, Qatar, and Kuwait.

US Troops Leave Iraq as Operation Iraqi Freedom Ends

At 7:30am Baghdad time, the final convoy of US troops left Iraq, ending an almost nine-year military operation which began with the toppling of Dictator Saddam Hussein.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton On Israel, Iraq And Terror

On the eve of her expected reelection victory, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the editorial board of The Jewish Press.

Even Our Enemies Sing Our Praises

At the genesis of our history, we encountered the heathen prophet, Bilaam, who was bent upon cursing our people. But despite himself, G-d placed blessings on his lips, and to this very day, we repeat those blessings in our prayers. Many centuries have passed since Bilaam spoke, but alas, evil people remain - people who are determined to curse us. But like Bilaam of old, despite themselves, they sing our praises. So it was when Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir, one of the third world's most popular statesmen, addressed the leaders of 57 Islamic nations at a conference that he was hosting.

Pro-Israel Pundit Under Fire

Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, whose work has previously been praised by the Monitor, has run afoul of an American-Muslim organization that is demanding his column be dropped for what the group calls his "racist and quasi-genocidal" views.

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