Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World

by Jeffrey Herf Yale University Press, 2009, 352 pages Reviewed by Daniel Pipes Commentary April 2010 [Differs slightly from the published version] The impact of National Socialism in the Middle East used to appear brief and superficial. Unlike with Communism, whose local parties and outside influence through the Soviet bloc lasted over many decades, the […]

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Rockets Fired At Israel Hit Jordan Instead

Two Katyusha rockets reportedly fired at Eilat from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula landed in Jordan. One of the rockets fired early Thursday morning scored a direct hit on an air-conditioning storage building in the Red Sea port of Aqaba, according to reports. The second fell into the Red Sea, Israel’s Channel 10 reported. Some reports said […]

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The Solace of Poor U.S.-Israel Relations

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online April 13, 2010   Things are not always as simple as they seem; the current crisis in U.S.-Israel relations has a silver lining.    Four observations, all derived from historical patterns, prompt this conclusion:    First, the “peace process” is in actuality a “war process.” Diplomatic negotiations through the 1990s led to […]

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Iceland Volcano May just be the Opening Act

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — For all the worldwide chaos that Iceland’s volcano has already created, it may just be the opening act. Scientists fear tremors at the Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAH-lah-yer-kuhl) volcano could trigger an even more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla volcano – creating a worst-case scenario for the airline industry and travelers around the globe. […]

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Too late to stop Iran getting nuclear bomb, says former US defence official

It may be too late to stop Iran developing a nuclear weapon, a former senior US defence official has warned. The official, who has long experience with several US administrations, said President Obama had waited too long to take tough action against Tehran. “Fifteen months into his administration, Iran has faced no significant consequences for […]

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The Search for White Jihadists

CAIRO — Al Qaeda and its ideological allies are using English-language Web sites and forums to encourage non-Arabic speakers to make war on the West as terrorists seek the next Fort Hood shooters and “Jihad Janes.” Their goal to widen the pool of prospective terrorists beyond traditional Middle Eastern and Asian sources is part of […]

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