Security prisoners

Prisoner Release Spin Games Begin

August 12, 2013 13:50 by Pesach Benson Let the spin begin: A PA letter obtained by Haaretz urges its diplomats to emphasize that prisoners to be released are “freedom fighters” and “political prisoners.” You can guess who the real terrorists are: The letter, which was distributed by the Palestinian Embassy in Santiago, Chile, a day […]

Full Story
MK Danny Danon

The Right Moment for Israel’s Danny Danon?

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times August 5, 2013 “Lunacy.” That’s how Danny Danon describes Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to hand over 104 killers to the Palestinian Authority as a “goodwill gesture.” He’s hardly alone, as many observers (including myself) are outraged by this move. But Danon, 42, has a unique place in this […]

Full Story
Hamas officers in Gaza

Hamas Crackdown on Opposition Imminent?

August 11, 2013 15:00 by Pesach Benson Today’s Top Stories 1. Sinai jihadis said they were attacked by an Israeli drone — while preparing a rocket attack on the Jewish state. It’s possible that the strike was coordinated with the Egyptian military, but Jerusalem’s keeping quiet and Egyptian sources are making conflicting statements. More on […]

Full Story

Middle East Studies Specialists Get It Wrong

by Daniel Pipes July 3, 2013 An occasional series of bloopers. 1. Bruce K. Rutherford, associate professor of political science at Colgate University, published a book titled Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World. The publisher informs us that the study draws upon in-depth interviews with Egyptian judges, lawyers, Islamic activists, […]

Full Story

The Imperial President Will Act on His Own

In a recent email to supporters, President Obama lamented the frustrating inadequacy of his office. “There’s only so much I can do on my own” without Congress, he confessed. As a matter of constitutional interpretation, he’s right. But in practice, the President has shown a distinct contempt for the legal limits on his power. Obama’s […]

Full Story

Sen. Cornyn: ‘Real Obama Record’ Is Highest Unemployment Since Great Depression

( – Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) lambasted “the real Obama record,” which he said shows a lack of economic growth and the highest levels of unemployment since the Great Depression. “In other words, President Obama wants us to pretend that the last four and a half years never happened,” Cornyn wrote  in an op-ed Friday in […]

Full Story

4 Things John Kerry Got Wrong in a 4½-Minute Video

Secretary of State John Kerry has a new, impassioned video appeal for the U.S. Senate to consent to ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Kerry’s speechwriters should have checked their facts, though. [youtube Rx5UPeD-UVc nolink] Among Kerry’s mistakes and mischaracterizations are the following: “[The CRPD] will help protect […]

Full Story

March On Media Rally: ‘Real War on Women’ is Media Silence on Abortion

( – Pro-life activists held a rally outside of ABC Studios in Washington, D.C. Thursday to “demand honest reporting” and to protest “the mainstream media’s censorship of the truth regarding abortion.” The rally was hosted by Live Action, a non-profit pro-life organization. Over 53 million abortions have been performed in the U.S. since the Supreme Court […]

Full Story

California School District Settles with DOJ: Female Transgender Student Can Use Boys’ Bathroom

( – The Arcadia Unified School District in Southern California will now allow a female ninth grade student to use the boys’ bathroom after the Department of Justice launched a discrimination investigation based on a complaint. “Under the agreement, approved by the district’s school board unanimously last night, the school district will take a number […]

Full Story