For Immediate Release Contact: Sam Edelman, PhD Awi Federgruen, DSc BOARD OF SCHOLARS FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, REPRESENTING 55,000 SCHOLARS, CALLS ON CUNY BOARD TO REVERSE “DEEPLY UNINFORMED DECISION” TO HONOR TONY KUSHNER New York, May 15, 2011 — The Board of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), a […]

RABBI AVI GOLDWASSER: THE HYPOCRISY IN DEBATING FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS Whenever pro-Israel Jewish students on campus complain that they are being harassed, or intimidated, they are accused of attacking free speech. No matter how harsh, cruel or mendacious the “criticism” of Israel, students who try to respond to distortions and lies are scolded for trying to suppress criticism of the Jewish state and limit […]

IRAN: EXECUTIONS IN EVIN PRISON IN IRAN INCLUDE ISRAELI BORN WOMAN…. WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Israeli-born Jewish woman and her Armenian Christian husband reportedly executed in Iran have been identified. The Iranian human rights group, Human Rights Activists News Agency reported  that Adiva Mirza Soleyman Kalimia and Varjan Petrosian were hanged on March 14 at Evin Prison, a facility for political prisoners in northwest Iran. […]

ELI HERTZ: HAD THERE BEEN NO WAR THERE WOULD BE NO NAKBA Starting a civil war in 1947 after the Arabs rejected the United Nations Partition Plan, Palestinian Arabs became belligerents in the conflict. Rather than accept a Jewish state after five-and-a-half months of warfare, Palestinian Arabs called upon their brethren from seven surrounding countries to invade and crush the nascent Jewish state. The Arab League’s […]

WHY SOUTH KOREANS ARE IN LOVE WITH JUDAISM: TIM ALPERT Sales of the Talmud are soaring in Seoul, and it is not to do with religion The South Korean ambassador to Israel, Ma Young-sam, raised eyebrows recently when he told reporters the Talmud was mandatory reading for Korean schoolchildren. South Korea is a country with a deep Buddhist history, but one which has embraced […]


The Geopolitics of Israel: Biblical and Modern LONG, A TAD BORING AND “LOOK MA NO ISLAM!”….HOW CAN ONE OMIT THIS CRITICAL ISSUE FROM A SOBER STUDY? The founding principle of geopolitics is that place — geography — plays a significant role in determining how nations will behave. If that theory is true, then there […]

DIANA WEST: AFGHAN LOCAL POLICE…GOOD IDEA On March 15, 2011, Gen. David Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee about an “important new addition to the overall campaign” in Afghanistan — the Afghan Local Police Initative. This week, Oxfam issued a report damning the program for gross abuses including child sexual abuse (including the pedophiliac pratice of “dancing boys”), torture […]

DIANA WEST: HOW ABOUT SOME PENTAGON OVERSIGHT FOR A CHANGE? The poppy harvest in A-stan is  in; is it time for Thanksgiving? Nah. It’s IED-increase-time. As USA Today reports: “Pentagon expexts IED hits to rise” From the story: “We’re at the front edge of the fighting season,” said Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who leads the Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO). “The poppy harvest has been […]

DAVID FRUM: ANTI-ISRAEL CRITICS WANT MORE ATTENTION Anti-Israel Critics Want More Attention I’ll focus my concern on the millions of Jews whose very lives are daily threatened by people eager to accept in all its full literal horror the careless speculations of the Kushners and the Judts about the benefits of the erasure of the Jewish homeland. In a world full […]

RACHEL EHRENFELD; A MORE EFFICIENT WAY TO REVEAL OSAMA AND AL QAEDA’S SECRETS A More Efficient Way To Reveal Osama And al Qaeda’s Secrets by Rachel Ehrenfeld Talking on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” President Obama noted: “It’s going to take some time for us to exploit the intelligence that we were able to gather on site” during the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed. […]