by | Jan 1, 2018

Cynics and pessimists are annoying because they’re usually right. 2018 will be a very good year for them. If we look ahead, through an appropriately jaundiced eye, we can see a year filled with crises unresolved, political maelstroms and too…

by | Dec 19, 2017

On the matter of Jerusalem, the United States stands with Israel, and the two stand alone against the world. Which is as it should be. Why should Israel be the only nation in the world that forfeits the right to…

by | Dec 7, 2017

You know the scene in The Godfather (the movie or the novel) where the mob bosses gather ’round a table — though not a round table, a nice touch — and the character played by Marlon Brando in the movie…

by | Nov 28, 2017

On November 17, 2017, I read what was written about me in your newspaper [“‘Journalist’ Ayat Oraby: Mainstream or Extreme?” by Samantha Rose Mandeles], and before commenting on what was written, let me share with you some memories of the…

by | Nov 5, 2017

A mere sixty-seven words helped alter the course of history. A century years ago this past week, November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was issued, declaring British support for the establishment within the then-Ottoman Empire territory of Palestine of a…

by | Sep 20, 2017

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and his predecessor Mike Flynn do not see eye to eye on Islamism. McMaster, from the now outdated CENTCOM playbook, is having none of the talk about Islamism. He continues to espouse the discredited Palestinian…

by | Jun 12, 2017

About a week ago, four Arab countries — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates — declared an economic embargo on a fifth, Qatar, saying that Qatar’s support for terrorist groups was too great for them to tolerate….

by | Jun 9, 2017

Last Sunday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War, I drove out onto Old Hickory Boulevard near my Nashville home, savoring the Predators’ first-ever victory in a Stanley Cup finals game, one gained at the Penguins’…

by | Jun 5, 2017

Seven countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, the UAE, and the Maldives) suddenly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar Monday morning, following longstanding tensions in the Gulf Region. This action has gone beyond simply having diplomats recalled, borders have been closed, and…

by | May 29, 2017

At Sigonella Naval Air Station in Italy, his last stop on his first foreign trip, President Trump declared the trip a “home run.” At best, it was a stand-up double. Even that’s a generous grade, given the point at which…

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