Exclusive: What Would Abe Rosenthal Say About the NYT Today?

Jack Engelhard, author of “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “Indecent Proposal”, as well as the award-winning memoir of his experiences as a Jewish refugee from Europe, has decided to make public a private exchange of letters he had with the world-famous and brilliant former New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal. Rosenthal faced up to the mistake of New York Times’ […]

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Tantawi – The New Mubarak in Egypt?

by Daniel Pipes May 20, 2011 updated May 24, 2011 I have predicted that the Egyptian military government will remain essentially unchanged even after the departure of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Here are developments that confirm or contradict that argument, starting with a quote from Muhannad Galal, a 27-year-old executive at the Cairo offices […]

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Schwarzenegger had mixed record on prison crowding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Even before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California must drastically reduce its prison population, the state had begun taking steps to relieve severe overcrowding at the direction of a former actor-turned-governor who alternated roles between get-tough cop and social worker reformer. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger insisted in 2005 that […]

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Obama vs Netanyahu, Round Three

by Daniel Pipes May 24, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online Barack Obama gave two major policy speeches about the Middle East in quick succession, May 19 and 22; and while he discussed a number of Middle East topics, the Arab-Israeli conflict portion received the lion’s share of attention. Analysts and politicians who care about […]

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Don’t Cut Defense to Fund State

It is no secret that when it comes to the use of power, the Obama Administration vastly prefers “soft” power to the military variety. In a recent article in Politico, Michael Clauser, executive vice president of the Society of National Security Professionals, writes that proposed cuts to the Pentagon budget will “reignite a key Washington […]

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Chicago Prepares for Global Warming Apocalypse

The City of Chicago is preparing for the absolute worst. No, it’s not the financial crunch they’re worried about. While cities across the country are considering closing libraries, cutting services and even pleading for bankruptcy in order to avoid economic Armageddon, the Windy City is preparing for a global-warming-induced environmental apocalypse. The New York Times reports […]

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Does Obama Think Jerusalem is Outside Israel?

The United States State Department is standing behind the wording of an official statement that implied that Jerusalem – including its western parts – is not a part of Israel. Against the backdrop of President Barack Obama’s speech calling on Israel to return to the 1949 Armistice lines, the statement’s implications appear more alarming. The […]

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Palestinian Authority to Pay Salaries to Terrorists in Israeli Prisons

The Palestinian Authority passed a law last month granting all PA residents and Israeli Arabs imprisoned by Israel for terror crimes a monthly salary, Palestinian Media Watch reports. According to PMW, the PA has defined by law which residents and Israeli Arabs would be deemed “prisoners” as “Anyone imprisoned in the occupation’s [Israel’s] prisons as […]

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