Paul Miller

Paul Miller is president and executive director of the news and public policy group Haym Salomon Center. Follow him on twitter @pauliespoint.

Turkey Walks Out of NATO Conference Over U.S. Freedom of Speech

 

Philadelphia On Tuesday afternoon, representatives of Turkey stormed out of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) conference when Emre Çelik, a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was invited to address the conference, hosted by the Middle East Forum (MEF). Çelik, president of the Rumi Forum, is a supporter of Turkish Sunni cleric Fethullah […]

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Christian Group to Bring Holocaust Survivor to Charlottesville

 

With last month’s tragic events in Charlottesville spotlighting anti-Semitism in America, one Christian organization is determined not to be silent as Jews once again find themselves the target of hate. On Thursday evening, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the country, is hosting “My Brother’s Keeper” at Charlottesville’s Connect Church, featuring […]

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Democrats and Republicans Unite to Celebrate Jerusalem

 

In a rare sign of unity on Capitol Hill, a bipartisan group of congressmen joined religious leaders and activists Tuesday in the Rayburn House Office Building to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is a national holiday in Israel commemorating the day the Jewish state gained control of […]

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Early Hanukkah Miracle? Mazel Tov, Mr. Bannon

 

I don’t know Steve Bannon. Even though my byline has appeared in Breitbart, I never met the man or even knew his name, until he joined the Trump campaign. What I do know is that he is the target of a political ideology in desperation mode that has been excusing anti-Semitism for more than a […]

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Roger Waters’ Anti-Israel Riff Counterpointed by Pro-Israel Voices of Peace

 

Former Pink Floyd bassist and lyricist Roger Waters never misses an opportunity to attack the Jewish state. Recent performances in California by the progressive rocker underscored why he is widely regarded as the voice of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Over the past two weekends, 75,000 music lovers converged on the Empire […]

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Donald Trump Brings Out the Worst in J Street

 

Most Americans perceive Donald Trump as a talking car-crash. You don’t like what you hear or see, but you’re unable to look away. This was certainly true last month as almost 19,000 supporters of Israel assembled at our nation’s capital for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. Trump’s appearance at the largest […]

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J Street — The President’s Pinocchio

 

After President Obama took office, J Street founder and executive director Jeremy Ben-Ami told the New York Times, “Our No. 1 agenda item is to do whatever we can in Congress to act as the president’s blocking back.” That may be the last truthful statement made by the progressive political organization. Before the administration announced […]

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