PHYLLIS CHESLER: GOLDSTONE’S RECANTATION “Interestingly, in recent years, Richard Goldstone published three op-ed pieces in the New York Times, all in 2009; one was about his investigation into what happened in Gaza. Funny, this recantation, which has major policy implications, not only for Israel but for any country which the UN wishes to similarly target—this recantation op-ed appears […]


Al-Qaeda Seizes Town in Teetering Yemen Posted By Ryan Mauro URL to article: According to Yemeni officials and the state-controlled press, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has seized the city of Jaar and declared an “Islamic Emirate” in Abyan Province. This is certainly a frightening development that raises concerns about the future of the […]


Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad Sends an Email to President Obama By Barry Rubin The following email was recently received by the White House: Dear President Obama: My name is Bashar al-Assad. Not long ago my father died and left me an entire country in his will. It is a very valuable property but I […]

THE EFFECT OF MOHAMMED’S LIFE AND TEACHING: HEGE STORHAUG The Stifling Effect of Muhammed’s Life and Teachings on Muslim Society- by Hege Storhaug Hege Storhaug’s Norwegian bestseller, But the Greatest of These is Freedom: The Consequences of Immigration in Europe, has just been published in English. We need a constructive and fact-based debate about Muhammed’s life and his meaning for society today. ”You […]

TEA TIME: ROGER KIMBALL Yes, it’s getting to be that time again.  During the run-up to the November 2010 elections, many observers — including me — remarked that the tea party, which was clearly shaping up to be a major power in many states, was not so much anti-Democrat or even anti-incumbent as it  was anti-business-as-usual.  The tea […]

RICHARD BAEHR: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION USED TO JUSTIFY OBAMACARE During the long debate over health care reform in 2009 and 2010, the advocates for the legislation made several key arguments, suggesting most of all that a health care financing system that covered a large number of the currently uninsured would be fairer — that a primary goal of health care reform was redistribution. […]

UK ARTS COUNCIL CUTS SUBSIDY TO LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS FOR ANTI-ISRAEL AGENDA Anti-Zionist London Review of Books no longer to receive state subsidy for anti-Israeli articles In an interesting development at the militantly anti-Zionist London Review of Books (LRB), the magazine is no longer to receive funding from the UK Arts Council’s regular donor programme. This follows years of campaigning by a variety of individuals and […]

The Arab Revolt and U.S. Interests

The Arab Revolt and U.S. Interests A U.S. strategy has to begin by distinguishing between friends and enemies. As a general rule, Middle Eastern regimes divide into two types: the bad—and the bad. To understand where the American interest lies in this season of Arab revolt, it’s important to know the difference. We don’t […]

Robert Baer: Koran-inspired Libyan rebels “as likely to attack the CIA as Qaddafi” Robert Baer: Koran-inspired Libyan rebels “as likely to attack the CIA as Qaddafi” Baer’s essentials of the Libyan “freedom fighters” Former CIA operative Robert Baer had extensive hands-on experience in Libya during his career. Here is Baer’s assessment of the Libyan “freedom fighters” from a recent CNN interview [2], which features his acknowledgments of […]


Stamp of approval? Alan Fraser MARY LASKER ACTUALLY DESERVES A STAMP…SHE WAS A CHAMPION OF MEDICAL INNOVATION AND RESEARCH AND A GREAT PHILANTHROPIST  SEE:…RSK AND RICHARD WRIGHT IS ACCEPTABLE…A FINE GROUNDBREAKING NOVELIST…. A civilization that exalts and celebrates its rock-stars and movie actors over its soldiers and important leaders has forgotten obvious things […]