Bibi Discusses Middle East in Moscow

The Middle East peace process was the main topic of discussion during a meeting in Moscow between Benjamin Netanyahu and Dmitry Medvedev. The Israeli prime minister and the Russian president met Monday as part of Netanyahu’s first official visit to Russia. “Israel is more than just a partner in the ordinary sense for us, but […]

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Should We Believe Rashad Hussain?

by Daniel Pipes February 17, 2010 Cross-posted from National Review Online Rashad Hussain, Barack Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, has run into a problem: He appears to be an Islamist. The evidence largely concerns a public statement he made six years ago, as Josh Gerstein reports in Politico:  Hussain, now […]

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In Mideast, Bet on a Strong Horse

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online February 16, 2010 The violence and cruelty of Arabs often perplexes Westerners. Not only does the leader of Hizbullah proclaim “We love death,” but so too does, for example, a 24-year-old man who last month yelled “We love death more than you love life” as he crashed his car […]

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Iran Announces It Is ‘Nuclear State’

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has produced its first highly enriched uranium, a day after he said that Israel must be finished off “once and for all.” Ahmadinejad announced Thursday the successful production of Iran’s first package of highly enriched uranium, two days after he ordered the processing to begin. The president of […]

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History as Propaganda

by Brendan Goldman FrontPage Magazine February 11, 2010 “This is not an Israeli-Palestinian debate,” Stanley Cohen, the director of the Scone Foundation, said. “It is [a conference] to honor the archivist profession.” Cohen’s statement was half true: the event was not a “debate,” but only because there were no dissenting opinions to challenge keynote speaker […]

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Islamists in the West and Public Transportation

by Daniel Pipes December 10, 2009 updated Feb 8, 2010 Just as Islamists aspire to transform religious symbols, marriage, schools, medical facilities, and other institutions in the West, so they are gunning for public transportation. I have covered two aspects of the taxi wars – liquor and dogs; this weblog entry notes other interesting developments, […]

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Reflections on Iran’s Islamic Republic

by Daniel Pipes February 11, 2010 As protesters prepare to gather and the regime flexes its muscle, where does Iran stand? The regime, its grip there, its place in the world? The democracy advocates’? National Review Online asked our experts to assess the situation in Iran and how the international community should react. (For replies […]

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