Monthly Archives : April 2018

Germany abets a new world war


  Syrian President Bashar Assad is not an independent actor. The Assad regime owes its existence to Iran and Russia. Bashar Assad would never have carried out his April 7 chemical weapons attack against rebel forces and their families in Douma, outside Damascus, if he hadn’t received a green light from Russia and operational assistance and permission from Iran. As a…

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Israel and Anne Frank’s Jewishness


On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the New Israel Fund announced it signed a partnership agreement with Anne Frank Fonds, the foundation Anne Frank’s father, Otto Frank, established in 1963 to administer the profits from the sales of her diary. Frank’s diary has sold more than 30 million copies in 60 languages since it was first published in 1947.…

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Israel stands with Hungary’s nationalist government


Notably, the first foreign leader who called Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to congratulate him for his decisive victory in Hungary’s parliamentary elections Sunday was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu called Orban and invited him to visit Israel. Netanyahu thanked Orban for “Hungary’s support for Israel in international forums.” Orban’s Fidesz party won a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections, giving Orban a…

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Jews with(out) guns


In the article linked below my friend Michael Ledeen writes about the escalation in anti-Jewish violence in Europe. He ends the article by noting that American Jews need to start organizing themselves to meet the wave of anti-Semitism that is moving swiftly towards them. I agree with his assessment. Michael notes with worry that the leftist ideological inclinations of most…

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The witch hunt against President Trump


The search warrant executed against President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen is a watershed event in my opinion. It indicates that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is indeed carrying out a witch hunt. And he isn’t alone. I don’t know where things go from here but I hope that the Justice Dept. IG Horowitz will publish his findings. It seems to…

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Israel turns a corner on protecting its sovereignty


Monday may have been a turning point in the global battle between the forces of nationalism and national self-determination on the one hand, and the forces pushing for a post-nationalist world with open borders on the other. While most eyes were on the U.S., where President Donald Trump used his Twitter feed to force the Mexican government to prevent a…

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Our good, fair-weathered Saudi friend


Have we entered a new period of sweetness and light with our Arab neighbors? On Monday The Atlantic published an interview the magazine’s editor Jeffrey Goldberg conducted with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Hours after its publication, the responses began pouring in. The basic line, repeated by all major newspapers, is that the Saudi crown prince recognized Israel’s right…

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No time to go wobbly on Syria


To the dismay of America’s allies and the delight of its enemies, President Trump declared last Thursday, in a speech in Ohio focused on infrastructure renewal, that he will soon recall U.S. forces now deployed to Syria to fight the Islamic State (or ISIS). In his words: “We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other…

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