Iran’s very good week


You have to hand it to the Iranians. They don’t play around. Just hours after President Donald Trump gave his speech outlining the contours of a new US policy toward Iran, senior Iranian officials were on the ground in Iraq and Syria not only humiliating the US, but altering the strategic balance in Iran’s favor. Last Friday Trump said that…

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Panel discussion on radical Islam


Monday I participated in a panel discussion on radical Islam at the Government Press Office’s Christian media summit. Here is the video of the panel. Here’s the official video. It doesn’t include my answer to the first question but it contains the entire question and answer session.

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The risks and opportunities of Trump’s Iran initiative


On Friday, US President Donald Trump initiated an important change in US policy toward Iran. No, in his speech decertifying Iran’s compliance with the nuclear accord it struck with his predecessor Barack Obama, Trump didn’t announce a new strategy for preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, or stemming its hegemonic rise in the Middle East, or limiting its ability to…

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Trump and Obama’s third term


In an interview with Walla news site Tuesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that “the more active the US is [in the Middle East], the better it will be for Israel.” On paper, Liberman’s sentiments seem reasonable enough. President Donald Trump is far friendlier than his predecessor Barack Obama was. The tone of US-Israel relations has vastly improved since Trump…

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Breaking Israel’s Imperial Court


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had an applause line that should have brought the house down in his speech at Wednesday’s official ceremony celebrating 50 years of settlement in Judea and Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. Netanyahu was speaking before a crowd of thousands in Gush Etzion, which was destroyed by the Arab Legion in the War of…

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Kurdish independence is an idea whose time has come


My Take on Kurdistan is simple, the Kurds Finally Deserve Independence. The Kurds were been abandoned by the West after World War I, they finally deserve their own state. For the world to support the establishment of a state of “Palestine” yet be against the establishment of a state of Kurdistan is a moral failure of the Western world.

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