Senator McCain Calls to Release Pollard

United States Senator John McCain said he supports the release of Jonathan Pollard, who has been in prison for 25 years for passing classified information to Israel. Pollard was sentenced to life in jail. McCain expressed his support for Pollard’s release during a phone call with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, on Thursday. He joins a […]

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Colombia Won’t Recognize Palestinian Authority as a Country

Colombia has not joined the parade of Latin American nations that have recognized the Palestinian Authority as a sovereign country over the past year. President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon informed the World Jewish Congress on Wednesday that as a “matter of principle,” his government would not recognize any unilateral declaration of statehood by the PA. […]

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Italy Plays Hot Potato With African Migrants

The natives of the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Africa, complained bitterly to the Italian government that their island  was being inundated with refugees from Africa. Some of these refugees were fleeing the turbulence in North Africa. A large number of them were economic migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who had no […]

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Trump: World Has a ‘Muslim Problem’

Potential 2012 GOP presidential contender Donald Trump says there “absolutely” is a Muslim problem in the world, and he “couldn’t believe” a mosque is being built near the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Trump also told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night it is important President Barack Obama produce his […]

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“Syria After Asad”

by Daniel Pipes March 30, 2011 That up-to-the-moment title comes from an article I wrote almost a quarter century ago, in February 1987, looking at the potential sectarian ramifications of Hafez al-Assad’s demise. Although reputedly sickly at the time, the dictator eeked out another thirteen years and managed to pass the rule on to his […]

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UCI Students Met with Hamas Leader

Students from the University of California, Irvine met with a Hamas leader during a student trip to Israel. Posters of Aziz Duwaik The Institute for Jewish and Community Research said it learned recently that the university’s branch of the Olive Tree Initiative, an Israeli-Palestinian peace organization, arranged for a meeting between the Irvine students and […]

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An Opportunity to Throw Kids A Lifeline

In the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, children suffer in a public education system rife with violence and ranked among the worst in the nation. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took action to give those students some hope when it voted to reauthorize the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (D.C. OSP), which provides scholarships to […]

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