Anti-Semitic Cartoon: Norwegian Paper (Dagbladet) Incorrectly Compares Jewish Reaction to Mohammed Cartoon Riots

Anti-Semitic Cartoon: Norwegian Paper Compares Jewish Reaction to Mohammed Cartoon Riots June 6, 2013 16:44 by Simon Plosker The incredibly offensive cartoon published last week by Norway’s third largest newspaper, Dagbladet, generated a huge volume of emails to the editor. While we cannot vouch for the language used by all of the complainants, it is […]

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Turkey: Erdogan’s Reality Check

HAMMI/SIPA/Newscom Has Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally worn out his welcome? The anti-government protests that began last Friday in Taksim Square against Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian leadership could become the start of a “Turkish Spring.” At the very least, if Erdogan does not implement serious reforms and address the widespread and legitimate grievances of […]

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Burma: Drawing the Line on Military Relations

Strunin Anatoly Itar-Tass Photos/Newscom Late last night, the House Armed Services Committee drew a line on American military relations with Burma. The committee passed an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act offered by Representative Trent Franks (R–AZ) expressing the sense of Congress that “the Department of Defense should fully consider and assess the […]

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Civil war in Syria

When Sunni and Shiite Extremists Make War

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online June 5, 2013 In his article “The Muslim Civil War,” Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal disagrees with my argument about Syria. He characterizes the position I hold this way: If al Qaeda fighters want to murder Hezbollah fighters and Hezbollah fighters want to return the favor, who […]

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Obama Reinforces Failure with Susan Rice Nomination

President Obama gets high marks for loyalty to his closest political friends and allies, but his nomination of Susan Rice as National Security Adviser shows that his concern for the realistic security issues threatening the United States remains questionable. Rice was the frontrunner to replace Hillary Clinton as the Secretary of State until her credibility was destroyed over […]

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Anti-Semitism again in Full Force in Europe: Germany Supports EU Plan to Label ‘Settlement’ Products

Germany has given its support to a plan by the European Union to label products manufactured in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, Army Radio reported Sunday. The report cited an official government document in which the German government has stated its stance on the issue for the first time. The document was issued in […]

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How Does the Media Relate to Anti-Semitism?

How Does the Media Relate to Anti-Semitism? May 30, 2013 15:06 by Simon Plosker This opinion piece by HR Managing Editor Simon Plosker is republished from The Times of Israel. During the 4th International Conference of the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, which has been taking place this week in Jerusalem, I was asked to […]

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