Saudi “Day of Rage” Is Subdued Affair

The March 11 “Day of Rage” demonstrations called for by political opponents of the Saudi monarchy did not materialize as anticipated. Turnout for the protests was sparse in the face of warnings from Saudi officials that laws prohibiting public demonstrations would be strictly enforced. On the day of the protest, the government ordered a massive […]

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Saudi Arabia Shuts Down Shi’ite ‘Days of Rage’ Protests

The Saudi Arabian government has clamped down on protests by Shi’ite Muslims. In an announcement broadcast on Saudi state television, the Interior Ministry prohibited all marches and protests in the kingdom. The statement warned that security forces will use every means necessary to prevent any attempt to cause public disorder. A ministry spokesman added that […]

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My Optimism about the New Arab Revolt

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online March 1, 2011 Unprecedented convulsions across the Middle East, from Morocco to Iran, prompt three reflections: First, these rebellions fit into the context of a regional chessboard, what I call the Middle East cold war. On one side stands the “resistance” bloc led by Iran and including Turkey, Syria, […]

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Interview with Phyllis Chesler: ‘Israel Under Existential Siege’ from Islam

Israel National News reporter Fern Sidman interviewed op-ed columnist, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, at a first-of-its-kind conference in Toronto organized by Advocates for Civil Liberties and entitled, “When Middle East Politics Invade Campus”. Held on February 16th, the event dealt with the continued and increasingly hostile demonization of Israel, both on the college campus and in […]

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Video of Muslim Attack on Synagogue in Tunisia; Raises Fears for Tunisian Jews

Tunisian Jews have raised concerns for their community’s safety following an anti-Jewish rally outside the country’s main synagogue. Jewish leader Roger Bismuth met this week with interim Prime Minister Mohammed Ghanoucci and requested better security. [youtube zQHdxYDTH_Y nolink] Dozens of Islamists demonstrated outside the synagogue last Friday and shouted, “Jews wait, the army of Mohammed […]

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This Chaplin Does not Like Tramps

For the Western media, the argument between Russian orthodox church spokesperson Vsevolod Chaplin (head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society )and Russian feminists was familiar stuff. Chaplin had claimed that immodest dress by women invited sexual assault. After arousing a torrent of protest, Chaplin refused to back down and added that a woman […]

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“Mossad Vulture” is a Free Eagle

The Saudi government has freed a bird it first declared was a vulture and a spy for Israel’s international Mossad intelligence agency. Now it claims it’s an eagle and free to go. Prince Bandar Bin Saud Al Saud, the country’s “expert” on nature, has cleared the “culprit” of all charges after a week in which […]

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