Iran Clerics: West Fears Our Brand of Islam; Point Out Uprisings Overthrew Dictators Associated with West & Expect Islamist Take Over

The reason the U.S. and other Western countries seek to punish Iran is not directly connected to its nuclear program, top Iranian clerics say; it’s because they fear the rise of Islam, and are doing their utmost to fight it. Nevertheless, they will fail; Islam will emerge victorious. Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Iranian […]

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Hamas Co-Founder: Abbas Not Serious About Reconciliation

Palestinian Authority Mahmud Abbas is not serious about reconciling his Fatah faction with rival Hamas despite public statements to the contrary, a senior Hamas official charged Wednesday. Hamas co-founded Mahmoud Zahar said Abbas “is not interested in achieving” a unity government – alleging this is because the US and Israel oppose it. “Reconciliation will not […]

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Media Psychology 101 – Framing Israel: Is Fair Coverage Possible?

Over the years, HonestReporting has analyzed and critiqued hundreds of articles, editorials and opinion pieces. But what goes through the minds of the journalists and writers that influence them to treat Israel in a certain way? Here we present our Media Psychology 101 series – taking an academic examination into the minds of the media […]

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Newt Presents Smaller Target on Immigration

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich currently occupies the position previously held by Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain before him – the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential sweepstakes. Gingrich’s rise has surprised many observers, including this writer, due to the perception that Gingrich, despite his originality and dynamism, carried two […]

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Eldad of Israel to Abdullah II: Jordan is Palestine or Accept Exile

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delayed a discussion entitled “Jordan is Palestine” citing the “sensitivity of the issue,” according to MK Aryeh Eldad. Eldad, who called for the discussion, said “the discussion is relevant and more urgent than ever. The shocks and upheavals in the Middle East will not pass Jordan by.” A […]

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Islamist Party Wins Morocco Elections – Ready to Form Government

Morocco becomes second country after Tunisia where post-Arab Spring elections end in win for Islamists.  Initial results are showing that an Islamist party is on track to become the largest party in Morocco’s new parliament. According to a report in The Associated Press, Morocco’s Interior Ministry announced on Saturday that the Islamist Justice and Development […]

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Obama’s Leftist Conundrum

by Daniel Pipes November 27, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online Barack Obama suffers from an inherent policy contradiction, especially in foreign affairs. On the one hand, as a Leftist he despises the United States and sees it as a force for ill in the world. On the other, as president, is judged by how […]

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Will Russia Bog Down in Syria?

In an unfortunate exercise of naval muscle-flexing, a flotilla of Russian warships will be sent to the anchorage and naval base of Tartus in Syria for a port call next spring, led by the only Russian aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov. According to the Russian navy representative, this exercise was planned since 2010 and has no […]

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