Ahmadinejad: Obama Needs Iran

With typical provocative arrogance, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said in a letter addressed to the US president that Barack Obama’s power and success depends on Iran. Disclosing this Friday, April 16, the Iranian leader promised to publish the letter soon. “Obama should start cooperating with us in practice,” he said. “We don’t need you […]

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Israel Denies Turkish Arms Request

Israel has declined a request by Turkey to purchase several different military systems, including an anti-tank guided weapon and a missile system for its navy. The request by the Turkish government was rejected by Israel’s SIBAT, the defense assistance and export organization, which is currently reviewing each order on a case-by-case basis. Turkey said it […]

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Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World

by Jeffrey Herf Yale University Press, 2009, 352 pages Reviewed by Daniel Pipes Commentary April 2010 [Differs slightly from the published version] The impact of National Socialism in the Middle East used to appear brief and superficial. Unlike with Communism, whose local parties and outside influence through the Soviet bloc lasted over many decades, the […]

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Rockets Fired At Israel Hit Jordan Instead

Two Katyusha rockets reportedly fired at Eilat from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula landed in Jordan. One of the rockets fired early Thursday morning scored a direct hit on an air-conditioning storage building in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, according to reports. The second fell into the Red Sea, Israel’s Channel 10 reported. Some reports said […]

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The Solace of Poor U.S.-Israel Relations

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online April 13, 2010   Things are not always as simple as they seem; the current crisis in U.S.-Israel relations has a silver lining.    Four observations, all derived from historical patterns, prompt this conclusion:    First, the “peace process” is in actuality a “war process.” Diplomatic negotiations through the 1990s led to […]

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Romney: Steele Is a ‘Distraction’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said yesterday on the subject of RNC chair Michael Steele: “Anytime the chairman of our party becomes a story, that’s a distraction for our candidates. I would encourage the chairman to do things that make it easier for candidates, like raising money, updating the technological base of our party and […]

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