Why Egypt Will Not Soon Become Democratic

by Daniel Pipes The Economist February 4, 2011 The Economist asked Anoush Ehteshami of Durham University and Daniel Pipes to address the motion: “Egypt will become a democracy within a year.” Ehteshami’s response in favor can be read here. Mr. Pipes’s response follows below. Two reasons lead me to assert that the Arab Republic of […]

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Air Force Bids Farewell to Mossad Chief

The Israeli Air Force bid farewell this week to outgoing Mossad chief Meir Dagan in a special ceremony. During the modest event, which was attended by Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Ido Nechushtan, Dagan concluded eight successful years in office and spoke to senior commanders in the IAF. Dagan emphasized the great importance of the […]

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Seeking Holocaust Documentation? Google It

Google means searching for information and the Holocaust Museum of Yad Vashem is all about documenting and presenting historical information. On Wednesday, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem and Google announced a partnership that will greatly facilitate preservation of and access to the world’s largest historical collection on the Holocaust. The staff […]

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South Carolina Bill Would Nullify Islamic Law in State Courts

Columbia, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina proposal would prevent the state’s courts from enforcing foreign law, including Islamic Sharia law, though Muslim advocates say it could essentially ban religion from mundane matters such as weddings and even burials. The bill makes no reference to a specific religion or country, though its sponsors acknowledge they […]

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Parliament Takes on Judicial Activism

Next week the British House of Commons will be voting on the following motion: That this House notes the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Hirst v the United Kingdom in which it held that there had been no substantive debate by members of the legislature on the continued justification for maintaining […]

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National Marriage Week February 7–14: Promoting the Benefits of Marriage

National Marriage Week is underway! Beginning today and culminating on Valentine’s Day, hundreds of organizations, community groups, and religious institutions will spend a week celebrating the benefits of marriage and encouraging married couples across the country to remain committed to lifelong love. With national campaign ads outlining the social and economic benefits of marriage, counseling […]

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For Sale: New Fire-Fighting Plane to Prepare for “Next Wildfire” (Video)

Minister Eli Yishai toured on Sunday the newest and most advanced firefighting aircraft, the Beriev Be-200. The tour comes following a decision by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to improve Israel’s air capabilities during situations of raging wildfires. The capabilities of the Beriev Be-200, a Russian aircraft, were demonstrated during the Carmel wildfire last December, when […]

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Poll: Obama Even With Huckabee and Romney

A new poll whose results were published on Sunday shows that if the U.S. presidential elections were held today, it would be a very close race between the Democrats and the Republicans. According to the poll by Rasmussen Reports, the two strongest candidates against President Barack Obama right now would be Mitt Romney and Mike […]

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