Erdoğan’s Decade

Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.

The Silver Lining of Obama’s Weak America

Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.

Muslim Killings in the US: Jihad or Criminality?

Both law enforcement, the media and elected officials are reluctant to give out information about the attackers' religion, much less their motives.

Boston Bombing Lesson: Ban Niqabs and Burqas

One must expect future non-suicide bombers to turn to niqabs or burqas, as many terrorists and criminals have repeatedly done.

Conspiracy Theories Triumphant in Turkey

The sort of reasoning going around in Turkey regarding the Israeli strike in Syria can quickly leave one with a sore head.

Israel and the Temple Mount’s Five Muslim Rivals

Five Muslim parties are mainly engaged in this intricate, consequential struggle for the Temple Mount: the Palestinian Authority, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Turkey, and the Kingdom of Morocco. Each has distinctive strengths and goals.

Futile Israeli Efforts to Win Ankara Back

The AWACS Israel is selling to Turkey will potentially be used against Israel in the Mediterranean Sea.

Perceiving Academia’s Decline Already in 1971

It startles to realize that the academy's low reputation began so long ago and is not something recent.

Fixing Egypt’s Economy: No More Military Macaroni

The military has grown so large because of preferential tax treatment, subsidized labor, an extra-legal status, and old-boy networks.

Forget Syria, Target Iran

By all accounts, the mullahs in Tehran are getting ever closer to the point where they at will can order nuclear bombs to be made and readied for use.

Extra Thoughts: Hagelian Dialectic

Extra thoughts that could not make the main text of "When AIPAC Went AWOL."

Impressions of the Veep Debate

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes' thoughts on the Biden-Ryan debate.

The State Department of What Planet?

What a launch for Kerry, whose mental vapidity promises to make Hillary Clinton actually look good in retrospect.

Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian Aggression

"Whoever tries to uproot us from the city of our forefathers will achieve the opposite."

Excluding Jews and Others From Juries

As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.

Making Sense of Palestinian Logic

Palestinian logic boils down to blackmail: You Israelis are rich, strong, and happy, so we will make you miserable unless you give us or give us access to more money. It's weird, it's sick

On Second Thought, Maybe Israel’s Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea

Now that Israelis humiliated themselves and Erdogan is rampaging ahead, some are awakening to the fact that this apology only made matters worse.

25 years Post-Oslo: Why Israelis Shy from Victory

One day, imagine, a U.S. president tells an Israeli prime minister: “Palestinian extremism damages American security. We need you to end it by achieving victory over the Palestinians.”

Remembering 9/11 in a Woke Year

What do the heroes of September 11 mean in a year of hating police officers?

Is Netanyahu Again Offering the Golan Heights to Syria?

Shimon Shiffer reports in Yedioth Ahronoth that in secret talks in 2010 via U.S. government mediator Frederic C. Hof, Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu agreed in principle to a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights to the June 4, 1967, lines in return for the "expectation" of Bashar al-Assad cutting ties with Iran, and that the nearly-completed negotiations ended because of the anti-Assad uprising that began in January 2011.

99 Percent of “Palestine Refugees” Are Fake

Denying UNRWA money does not get to the heart of the problem, which lies not in its sponsored activities but in its perpetuating and expanding population of "Palestine refugees" in three unique, even bizarre ways

Reflections on the Invasion of Iraq, a Decade Later

Western powers enjoy overwhelming battlefield superiority but face great difficulty when trying to shape other countries.

The Right Moment for Israel’s Danny Danon?

As Netanyahu appears to be making excessive and immoral concessions to the Palestinian Authority, Danon has emerged as a leading dissident ready to challenge his prime minister

Daniel Pipes: West Must Oppose Islamism (Video)

Middle East expert Daniel Pipes appeared on the 'Cross Talk' program to argue that the West should use its influence to oppose Islamism instead of supporting it.

Path to Victory: How Israel Can Win the Palestinian Conflict

The right policy is to convince West Bankers, Gazans, and Muslim Jerusalemites that Israel is tough and permanent and that they have lost and should give up the war on Israel. Convince them to abandon their fantasy of eliminating the Jewish state of Israel.

What Would Ben-Gurion Do?

Ben Gurion would reject paying a probably massive price for self-indulgent symbolism.

140,000 US-Made Teargas Canisters to Morsi’s Egypt

The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 teargas canisters to Egypt's Interior Ministry. It further reports that this shipment...

Developments in Syria and Turkey

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What Egypt’s President Sisi Really Thinks

Sisi:"The religious nature of the Middle East creates challenges for the governing authorities."

Israelis Want Victory, Preferably without Paying the Price

80% of Jewish Israelis seek victory. Half that number are willing to pay the price for it.

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