Peace Process or War Process?

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Fall 2009 When Barack Obama announced in June 2009 about Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, “I’m confident that if we stick with it, having started early, that we can make some serious progress this year,” he displayed a touching, if naïve optimism. Indeed, his determination fits a well-established pattern of determination by […]

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Israel: As Fanatical as Iran?

Independent columnist believes that Israel is as “fanatic and aggressive” as Iran. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, a columnist for the UK’s Independent, regularly features on HonestReporting and its UK affiliate due to her propensity to describe Israel as a “racist” and “apartheid” state. Alibhai-Brown is also fond of taking pains to mention her many Jewish friends, as […]

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Geneva: Big, Ominous Win for Iran

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman Thursday’s meeting in Geneva between the great powers and Iran delivered a big win for Iran, whose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could go to bed that night once again truly believing “America can do nothing” — a phrase his mentor, Islamic revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, loved to repeat. The buildup on […]

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McCain: Nuclear Iran ‘Very Likely’

By: Theodore Kettle Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called a nuclear Iran “very likely,” adding that “you better get used to a nuclear Middle East” with Saudi Arabia and other Muslim Mideast countries following suit with their own nuclear bombs, according to Newsweek editor Jon Meacham. Meacham was addressing the Cooper Union in New York City […]

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Netanyahu’s Quiet Success

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post September 30, 2009 Almost unnoticed, Binyamin Netanyahu won a major victory last week when Barack Obama backed down on a signature policy initiative. This about-face suggests that U.S.-Israel relations are no longer headed for the disaster I have been fearing. Barack Obama officiates between Binyamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel […]

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IAEA DOCUMENT SAYS IRAN HAS DATA TO BUILD A NUKE

Top experts at the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog have concluded in a confidential analysis that Iran has acquired “sufficient information to be able to design and produce a workable” nuclear bomb, The New York Times reported. The report, titled “Possible Military Dimensions of Iran’s Nuclear Program,” says Iran has conducted extensive research and testing on […]

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STATE DEPT. DELAYS U.N. BODY’S EFFORT TO CONDEMN ISRAEL

The State Department last week successfully convinced the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) to defer a vote on the Goldstone Report, which accuses Israel of war crimes for defending itself against Hamas rocket attacks. The HRC’s vote could have led to the United Nations taking punitive action against Israel. Top State Department officials noted that […]

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