On NASA’s Strange Priorities

by Daniel Pipes July 6, 2010 Cross-posted from National Review Online Barack Obama’s grand speeches in Istanbul and Cairo as well as his repeated insistence on “respect” made Americans very aware that he hopes to win Muslim favor. But we did not know how deeply embedded this impulse has become in U.S. policy until this: […]

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‘Obama Appears Detached from Israel’ says Former US Negotiator

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Time is working against U.S. President Barack Obama, who appears to be “detached” from Israel, former U.S. Middle East negotiator Aaron David Miller wrote in Politico.com Tuesday. He maintains “there is not much of a U.S. strategy yet” for Middle East peace. President Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu are to […]

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Trust the Palestinian Authority?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online July 6, 2010 Under Yasir Arafat, the Palestine Liberation Organization notoriously said one thing to Arab/Muslim audiences and the opposite to Israeli/Western ones, speaking venomously to the former and in dulcet tones to the latter. What about Arafat’s mild-mannered successor, Mahmoud Abbas? Did he break from this pattern of […]

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Message to Bibi: ‘A Promise is a Promise’

by Maayana Miskin As Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu prepares to meet with United States President Barack Obama, the Judea and Samaria (Yesha) Council is taking steps to “remind” the prime minister of his commitment to end the Judea and Samaria building freeze in September. The “A Promise is a Promise” campaign has put up billboards […]

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The European June: Riots, Stonings, and Brawls

by David J. Rusin •  Jun 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm Islamists’ long march through the West involves three interlocking campaigns, each of which can be advanced violently or nonviolently: provoking conflicts with authorities (governments, courts, police, etc.), intimidating the non-Muslim public, and bullying insufficiently radical Muslims. All three facets were on display in Europe […]

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PA Thieves Drain Jewish Town Dry

by Maayana Miskin Sixty Jewish families living in the town of Pnei Hever, near Hevron, face a Sabbath without water due to Palestinian Authority water thieves. Officials at Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, say they are unable to help. Pnei Hever and other Jewish towns in the Hevron region have faced daily water theft for […]

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Russians Concerned Over Tehran Snub

by Hana Levi Julian Russians are registering concern over Moscow’s recent cancellation of its deal to sell Iran the S-300 anti-aircraft surface-to-air missile defense system. The move has prompted Tehran to ease away from Russia’s influence, warned a daily newspaper that reported Moscow will lose millions of dollars for cooperating with the United Nations on […]

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Europe: Worst for Jews Since End of WW2

by Hillel Fendel European Jewry is in its worst condition since the end of World War II. This bleak evaluation was delivered by European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor on Tuesday. “Jews are afraid to walk the streets in Europe with Jewish symbols”, Kantor said. “Synagogues, Jewish schools and kindergartens require barbed-wire fences and security, […]

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Pollard Phone-In Campaign Kicks Off

by Hillel Fendel The Justice for Jonathan Pollard organization, refusing to let up on its drive for his freedom, has announced a call-the-White-House campaign, scheduled to end when PM Netanyahu visits Obama in Washington next week. Organizers say that if Pollard is not freed by then, calls should continue daily until he is free.  Pollard […]

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