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Honor Violence in America

Americans, however, have been reluctant to accept the notion that honor violence occurs on US soil, just as – until recently – they insisted that the radicalization of Muslims in Europe was not a problem that could confront Americans. But with events such as Nidal Malik Hassan's 2009 attack at Fort Hood we've learned otherwise: radical Islam is alive and well in these United States and with it, religious and culturally-based violence against women.

Michael Oren’s Personal Convenience

According to Israel Army Radio, Prime Minister Netanyahu has offered to extend the moratorium on Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria for an additional three months in exchange for Jonathan Pollard's freedom. That is, if Obama pardons Pollard, who has served 25 years of a life sentence for transferring classified documents to Israel, then Israel will agree to extend the ten-month moratorium on Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria, due to expire next week, for another three months.

The Israel-Saudi Labyrinth

Could the enemy (Saudi Arabia) of Israel's enemy (Iran) become Israel's friend? It's highly doubtful

With Embassy Move, will US Finally Recognize Jerusalem as Part of Israel?

The question remains as to whether the US will ever recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel. Such a policy decision is more crucial than the symbolic matter of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Mordechai Kedar: What’s Really Going on in Gaza?

The Gaza Strip is no different from the rest of the Arab world, so tribal culture is alive and kicking there. Ever since the Hamas movement took control of Gaza trip in 2007, it has transformed itself from a gang of jihadists into a ruling government, a standard Arab state. The minor movements - Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Resistance Committeess - function like tribes, challenging the authority of the state. Today, these groups are doing to Hamas what Hamas did to the PLO twenty years ago when it was in power.

Threats and Vandalism Targeting Jews: Time for Leadership, Pres. Trump

That law enforcement hasn’t identified the perpetrators is a big “tell” here. It tells me this is a suspicious development, not legitimate evidence of a spontaneous wave of anti-Jewish crimes.

What Obama Should Have Done in the Last Four Years and Won’t Do in...

Over and over again I’ve written about what President Barack Obama should do. Now the voters have given him a whole new chance. He could take it and change his policy. I don't believe he will do that but let me lay out both what he's been wrong and what he should do, just in case Obama is seeking a different approach.

Two Years Later, Arab Spring’s Success Dubious

Two years after the beginning of the upheaval in the Arab world, the picture does not arouse too much optimism.

The Passion of the Olive Trees*: Settlers Pelt US Diplomatic Personnel in the West...

Under Obama, US foreign policy is losing sanity & common sense in diplomatic representation abroad

Don’t Give the Fox the Keys to the Henhouse

Now Israel seems poised to repeat the mistake of Oslo, as the IDF prepares to concede security control of Area A to the PA

Crazed Reaction to Trump on NFL Kneel-Squad

NFL players who refuse to honor America’s symbols as a way of denouncing the police (or, apparently, white people) are wrongheaded. So are those who make excuses for them

Message to Europe: Too Little, Too Late and Almost Totally Meaningless

It took the Europeans more than thirty years to understand that the Hizb'Allah organization, founded in 1982, is a terror organization. Good Morning, Europe!

Alan Dershowitz: Iran Declares War Against the Jewish People

In a speech delivered in Tehran, Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi accused the Jewish people of spreading illegal drugs around the world, killing Black babies, starting the Bolshevik Revolution and causing many of the world's other ills.

Analysis: In the Long Run, Clinton’s ‘War with Islam’ Problem Could Trip her Campaign

Hillary's problem is not in defining who the bad Muslims are, her problem is doing so while not alienating the good Muslims.

Who Knew? Hebrew May be the Basis for Many English and European Words

Researchers can make inferences based on studying the roots of the words and their meanings, and try to piece together the history of words, though it’s far from an exact science.

What is the Role of UNIFIL?

Presumably both the Lebanese and Israeli governments prefer to have UNIFIL there as a sort of buffer, but at least in the Israeli case they would clearly like an active buffer that actually tries to do what it was tasked to do,

Rubin Reports: Egypt’s (First-Round) Presidential Election is a Defeat (Perhaps Temporary) for the Islamists

Let’s remember that the Islamists are still headed for control of Egypt. They might win the presidency in the second round. The parliament, which they run, is going to make the rules and write the constitution. If they don’t like who becomes president, they will reduce his powers.

While France Burns, Macron Fiddles away 16 Million Euros to Terrorists

French money donated to the budget the PA used to pay salaries to terrorists

U.S. Sends Anti-Israel Advisor to Anti-Semitic Sweden

Hannah Rosenthal, President Obama's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu share similar perspectives on the root cause of anti-Jewish hate crime in Europe - namely, Jewish support for Israel. Thus, over the course of Rosenthal's visit, they can be expected to downplay the severity of anti-Semitism in Sweden and focus their attention on Islamophobia instead.

Significance of Jordan Regarding ISIS

The Arab Spring has challenged Jordan with the task of gradual reform with regard to its monarchy.

How Veterans Remember Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan's support for Vietnam vets was described, “She cared when it seemed nobody else did”

Abbas: Israel “is a Colonialist Project that is NOT Connected to Judaism”

Host on official PA radio: Israel is "cancerous entity... Everyone knows [the Jews] have no right to this land." Fatah official: Fatah "has never recognized Israel"

Palestinian Terrorism: Institutional or Random?

Palestinian terrorism is catalysed by the immoral moral equivalence it and Israeli counter-terrorism

Alan Dershowitz: Suppressing Ugly Truth for Beautiful Art

Perhaps an artist should be judged without regard to his/her political affiliations or actions, but the Metropolitan Museum's exhibit on the collection of Gertrude Stein and her family purports to present the story of the collection and of Gertrude's life in France. It ends with a misleading description of her activities during the war years, suppressing the fact that she collaborated with Nazism during the German occupation of France.

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