CAROL TABER: NOT SO FAST MR. PRESIDENT Not So Fast, Mr. Obama: Trust But Verify By Carol A. Taber Yesterday, President Obama released a long form birth certificate.  In doing so, he lectured Americans about what was truly important in America.  “We do not have time for this kind of silliness,” he intoned.  “We’ve got better stuff to do.  I’ve got […]


Jews in a Palestinian state? Haim Radin In July, 2009 in Aspen, Colorado, at the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival (as reported in the Aspen Daily News July 5, 2009), Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad when questioned by former CIA director James Woolsey, replied that Jews would enjoy freedom and civil rights […]

BYE, BYE PEACE PROCESS: ABBAS AND HAMAS RECONCILE Abbas’s farewell to peace process — embraces Hamas in Palestinian reconciliation deal Leo Rennert It took a long while but Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and its rival Hamas claim to have finally reached a national reconciliation deal, including agreement on an interim government for both the West Bank and Gaza, followed by general elections […]

SUMMER WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST? VICTOR KOTSEV Summer war in the Middle East? By Victor Kotsev TEL AVIV – Spring has come to the Middle East – not the Arab spring, unfortunately – and it is time for the annual billion-dollar question: will there be a big summer war? Indeed, it is a question worth multiple billions of dollars, as it […]


Marine Corps and Peace Corps It’s a mistake to lose sight of the difference. I was north of Kandahar, flying in a helicopter with an American general who was telling me more than I could absorb about rural irrigation systems. I asked if he had ever imagined, back when he was at West Point, […]

DAPHNE ANSON: THE DIABOLICALLY HYPOCRITICAL LEFTISTS AND ISRAEL Those Diabolically Hypocritical Leftists and Israel: A Devilishly Delicious Dialogue As regular readers of this blog will know, I’ve been highly critical (and still am) of aspects of the attitude and coverage of  Anglo-Jewry’s premier newspaper, the Jewish Chronicle, in regard to Israel. However, I’ve never denied that the paper has some magnificent regular and […]

THE SULTAN:NO ONE EXPECTS THE MUSLIM INQUISITION “Today a few strokes of a pen can put you on the run, not in Islambad or Ridyah, but as far away as Seattle. And the mere whisper of a mosque protest can put you in a jail cell for ‘breach of peace’. Peace being another way of saying Islam.” Monty Python may have […]

WASHTIMES EDITORIAL: THE NOBAMA DOCTRINE SOME DEAD DISSIDENTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS President Obama’s penchant to frame his actions in lofty terms places him in a position of having to explain why his moral compass is so selective. The contrasting U.S. policies toward Libya and Syria expose Mr. Obama’s moral conundrum. Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s regime is every […]

EXCELLENT COLUMN ON OBAMA, THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW JEFFREY SCOTT SHAPIRO: Obama’s birth certificate proves Americans are powerless Rebuff of pro-forma query only added to public’s disillusionment Many Americans were shocked yesterday when President Obama finally released his long-form birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The real surprise, however, is that for the past three years, our democratic institutions did not […]

U.S. BLACKLISTS EGYPT FOR RELIGIOUS OPPRESSION….SEE NOTE U.S. blacklist cites Egypt for religious oppression Abuse of Muslim sects, ChristiansAshish Kumar Sen geez….was it not one of the “moderate” Arab countries slated to “broker’ a peace process?….rsk Egypt, which receives about $1.5 billion a year in U.S. aid, was the only country moved from the watch list to the blacklist of countries […]