The BBC’s Heroic Terrorists

The BBC has a vacuous idea of balanced reporting. While it is happy to pass judgment on Israel in almost entirely negative terms, value judgments and even values themselves are dispensed with when it comes to pushing the Palestinian narrative. How then to explain the latest piece of BBC coverage of the Gilad Shalit prisoner […]

Full Story

Doing Business with Terrorists

by Daniel Pipes October 18, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online That Gilad Schalit has been released after five years of captivity by Hamas brings joy to anyone who watches the Israeli soldier’s reunion with his parents and the ecstatic welcome he received by his countrymen. It also reminds one of the Israel Defense Forces’ […]

Full Story

Over 2,400 Tea Partiers Arrested

Newspaper headlines in New York on Sunday, October 16, 2011 report on the Occupy Wall Street protest in Times Square the previous day. The liberal perspective on the “Occupy” movement is really something spectacular. Before the movement had really even announced a position or set of “demands,” progressives were pushing each other out of the […]

Full Story

Hamas Rewards Freed Terrorists

The Hamas terror organization has decided to reward the terrorists who were released as part of the deal to release Gilad Shalit. Israel’s Channel 10 News reported on Wednesday that Hamas’ government in Gaza, headed by Ismail Haniyeh, has decided to reward each terrorist who will be freed to Gaza with a sum of $2,000. […]

Full Story

The Pipes Rule of Arab Elections

by Daniel Pipes October 23, 2011 Offered on the occasion of the “first free” elections in Tunisia: If you know the result ahead of time, you are voting for the real powerbroker. If you don’t know the result in advance, then you are voting for a position that hardly matters. (October 23, 2011) Source material […]

Full Story

Germany Will Not Procure MEADS

The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) took a hit when the German government decided to withdraw its support for the system. MEADS is a ground-based terminal ballistic missile defense (BMD) system developed jointly by the United States, Italy, and Germany. Germany’s step is not surprising. In February, the U.S. Department of Defense decided to […]

Full Story

House Cloakroom: October 24 – October 28

House Cloakroom: October 24 – October 28 Analysis: This week the House will take up two important changes to the tax code.  The first would change the way income is calculated when with respect to eligibility requirements for certain healthcare tax benefits.  The second would end the 3% withholding on payments to businesses by the […]

Full Story