In response to the continuation of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, despite the recent escalation of terrorist activities in Judea and Samaria, Knesset Member Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) has presented a bill for Israel to annex the Jordan Valley, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Friday.

Yogev’s bill has the support of MKs from right-wing parties, partners in Israel’s governing coalition, and even members of the left-leaning opposition.

An excerpt from the bill reads as follows: “Over the course of years, a consensus has built around the Jordan Valley with respect to its importance to Israel,” Ma’ariv reports. In an apparent appeal to Israel’s political opposition, the bill asserts that the first, “…valley communities were established by the labor movement… any future political settlement must include the Jordan Valley remaining under Israeli sovereignty.”

According to MK Yogev, “Israel should decide to exercise dominion over this vast region, whose Palestinian [Arab] population is sparse, and openly state that the Jordan Valley will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”

THE REPUGNANT MAHMOUD ABBAS: GUY MILLIERE….A TRANSLATION FROM FRENCH original column included below As expected, a midnight mass was celebrated by Fouad Twal in Bethlehem , the town where Christians are persecuted and sometimes killed by Muslims and where , at the rate things are going, Fouad Twal will soon probably be the only Christian , and show even more his face fraud and second status knife […]


Forecasts reveal growing irrelevance of Europe to the progress of the world economy. China’s population will grow to be more than twice that of Europe’s and India’s will be more than 2.4 times. Europe will make its position worse by continuing with high energy prices, relatively high taxes, and an excess of poor regulation […]

OBAMA’S APPALLING YEAR….DR. JAMES BOYS This year has not been good for President Obama. Dr. James Boys takes a look at Obama’s stunning 2013 policy fumbles, which look even worse in light of the promise brought by his re-election barely one year ago. From domestic to foreign policy, it’s been something of a nightmare. How could 2014 possibly be […]

ALAN CARUBA: AMERICA A CHRISTIAN NATION It is a great regret that arrogant atheists attack Christmas at this time of year and that too many institutions from schools to stores feel intimidated enough to remove mention of it. It is one thing to deny the existence of God, but the attacks are intended to undermine the faith of millions […]

America’s Bright Fuel Future Faces a Hostile White House by WILLIAM C. TRIPLETT II The International Energy Agency (IEA) made a mistake. Formed in 1974 at the behest of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and headquartered in Paris, the IEA was designed to be the organization for energy-consuming countries, countering OPEC, the organization representing the producers. It never really had much of a political role, and these days, […]

Mariah Carey Gives Her All to Angolan Dictator By Bruce Bawer Millions love her music, look up to her, indeed worship her not only as a musical artist but as an exemplary human being. But on December 15, in return for a hefty payout, Mariah Carey held two performances in Angola that were – as the New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) revealed four days […]

A New “Animal Farm” Targets Capitalism By Mark Tapson Actor Andy Serkis is set to direct an upcoming movie adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm. But there will be a slight deviation from the story’s original focus: rather than serve as a cautionary tale about Communist totalitarianism, this updated version will address Hollywood’s predictable, go-to embodiment of evil, the Darth Vader […]

2013: Year of the Scandals — on The Finch Gang

2013: Year of the Scandals — on The Finch Gang

This week’s Glazov Gang, hosted by Michael Finch, the Freedom Center’s Chief Operating Officer, was joined by Mark Vafiades, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, Dr. Karen Siegemund, Founder of Rage Against the Media and Orestes Matacena, a Hollywood filmmaker and actor.

The Gang gathered to discuss 2013: Year of the Scandals. The guests also shed light on Freedom vs. Security, The Hero of the Year, and Predictions for 2014.

Watch both parts of the two-part series below:

Part I:

DANIEL GREENFIELD: LYNCHING FREE SPEECH The end of free speech will not necessarily come when there are soldiers in the streets, secret police in the alleyways and a mustachioed man screaming at you on a television set that can’t be turned off no matter how hard you turn the knob or click the buttons. Some of these things existed […]