Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s Foreign Minister

by Daniel Pipes October 7, 2009 updated Jan 21, 2011 I congratulated Avigdor Lieberman when he took office as Israel’s foreign minister in April 2009. Here I shall occasionally follow his outspoken and unconventional role in office. “Lieberman fashioning new foreign policy” writes Haviv Rettig Gur in the Jerusalem Post, showing that the foreign minister […]

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Estonia’s Love Affair with Ronald Reagan

While members of Congress, former cabinet members, long-time aides and assorted VIPs were celebrating Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday at the Reagan Presidential Library in sun-baked Simi Valley, California, I was nearly 6,000 miles away in snow-bound Tallinn, Estonia, a small Baltic country bordering on the former Soviet Union. As a Reagan biographer, I was invited […]

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Quartet to Push New Negotiations

Diplomats from the international Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – announced this week that they plan a new effort to push negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The PA walked away from talks with Israel in late 2010, demanding that Israel freeze all Jewish construction east […]

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US-Lebanese Citizen Extradited for Hizbullah Support

A dual U.S.-Lebanese citizen charged with supporting the Hizbullah terrorist organization has been extradited from Paraguay to Philadelphia. U.S. officials have announced that 38-year-old Moussa Ali Hamdan appeared in court there over the weekend. He faces 28 counts on various charges, including conspiracy to provide funds to Hizbullah from the sale of counterfeit money and […]

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The Search is On: Name that Plane!

The IDF announces that it is seeking the help of the public in finding – not a missing person, but a name for its newest plane. The IDF has recently purchased 20 F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter jets from United States manufacturer Lockheed-Martin. Though delivery to Israel of the world’s most advanced attack aircraft is expected […]

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Defund the U.S. Institute of Peace?

by Daniel Pipes February 16, 2011 updated Feb 26, 2011 In an article today (“Small Budget Cuts Add Up“), Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Republican of Utah) and Anthony Weiner (Democrat of New York) call the U.S. Institute of Peace a “case study in how government waste thrives” and calls its $54 million in public funding in […]

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Israeli MKs to Attend Anti-Israel Conference in the U.S.

An upcoming conference in Washington by the leftist controversial American group J Street will not only feature anti-Israel speakers who for boycotts of the state, but will also feature Israeli MKs. J Street defines itself as “pro-America, pro-Israel, pro-peace,” and was formed as a left-wing lobbyist group to counter traditionally pro-Israel groups. It has repeatedly […]

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