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by | Jun 6, 2013

One who does not disparage politicians as a class can still say that Margaret Thatcher was something relatively rare: a conviction politician, willing to forfeit popularity in order to advance policies in which she fervently believed. Free of double-talk, devoid…

by | May 15, 2013

Today, Palestinians and their supporters, as they have done increasingly over the years, mark what they call the naqba (Arabic for catastrophe). It was on this day 65 years ago that Israel came into existence upon the expiry of British…

by | Nov 26, 2009

After ten months, people are rightly asking questions about the war President Barack Obama has made his own — Afghanistan. Or rather, they are wondering, observing Vice President Joseph Biden publicly opposing troop increases and Defense Secretary Robert Gates foreshadowing…

by | Oct 19, 2009

It is extraordinary to see the Obama Administration — backed by establishment liberal papers like the Washington Post and New York Times — urging democratic Honduras to accept at least the temporary reinstatement of ousted president Manuel Zelaya. Hondurans should ignore…

by | Sep 2, 2009

Blood libels against Jews have been with us from time immemorial. Last week, one occurred in a Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet, where it was falsely claimed that Israeli troops were murdering Palestinians and harvesting their organs. Rejecting Israeli calls for official…

by | Jun 12, 2009

President Barack Obama recently nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York, a Latina jurist, to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to her nomination, there were many advising Obama to select someone at least in…

by | Feb 18, 2009

As hostilities in Gaza wind down for who knows how long, a postmortem on the world’s response and its effect on terrorism globally becomes pertinent. The ratio of combatant to civilian deaths in Gaza — about 3 to 1 (900…

by | Sep 29, 2008

Nearly three years ago, the bicentenary of the battle of Trafalgar was marked in far-flung corners of the world and today marks the 250th birthday of the naval hero who conceived and executed it — Horatio Nelson. The battle, fought…

by | May 15, 2008

A new state for an ancient people; independent, yet under siege; a refuge from hatred, at war with its neighbors; democratic, yet beset by conflict: Israel, as it attains its 60th anniversary, resists easy definition. Sixty years ago, on May…

by | Feb 4, 2008

“Syria is a country that can be a spoiler….Therefore, my advice is to keep trying to convince it that a destructive role isn’t necessarily in its own interest,” said German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier last month. If only all those…

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