Obama Needs to Push EU to Ban Hezbollah
Senator Joseph Lieberman (I., Conn.) sponsored a resolution earlier this month urging “the President to make available to European allies and the European public information about Hizballah’s terrorist activities.” The goal of Lieberman’s resolution — and a similar House ...
The end of Israel’s eighth war of self-defense last week prompted charged debates over the efficacy of Israel’s military operation. In short, what did the cease-fire accomplish for the Jewish state after eight days of unprecedented missile versus ...
Hamas Rockets Shower on Southern Israel
Sderot, Israel — The radical Islamic organization Hamas continued throughout today, Tuesday, with its barrage of rockets into Israel. The number of Hamas missiles fired today reached over 140, murdering 18-year-old Israeli soldier Yosef Partuk and Israeli Bedouin civilian Alayaan Salem al-Nabari ...
Israel's Pillar of Self-Defense
Early this Wednesday morning, Israel responded to Hamas’s ongoing attacks, in which the terrorist group has launched over 100 rockets into southern Israeli cities since Saturday. A surgical strike launched by Israel’s air force (see the video here on ...
Romney Beats Obama on Iran
Governor Romney demonstrated a laser-like focus on why the Islamic Republic remains America’s “greatest national-security threat.”
He reminded Americans that Obama betrayed the pro-democracy Iranian activists who challenged their country’s fraudulent 2009 election. The “president remained silent,” about the ...
Obama's 'Alert Observation' of Anti-Christian Violence Must End
As Nina Shea discussed below, Pakistani authorities have incarcerated a 12-year-old Christian girl, who is believed to suffer from Down’s syndrome, because she allegedly burned pages of the Koran. The Washington Post reported that “as many as 600 ...
Why Is the West Ignoring Saudis’ Persecution of Christians?
Saudi Arabia’s deportation of 35 Christian Ethiopian workers last week for holding a private prayer in advance of Christmas in December 2011 has brought the anti-Christian violence of the Saudi regime back into the public eye.
International Christian Concern wrote on ...
Why Did the IOC Refuse to Honor the Munich Victims?
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) flatly rejected a minute of silence at today’s opening ceremony in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of eleven Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games.
Why exactly is ...
Economic Suffocation for Iran’s Rulers
On Sunday — only days after Iran failed to offer concessions in negotiations over its nuclear program — the European Union imposed a ban on Iranian crude-oil imports, denying Iran a massive market for its most valuable commodity.
The move will prevent ...
Did the U.S.-Turkey Alliance Toss Israel under the Bus?
Last week in Istanbul, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the first U.S.-sponsored Global Counterterrorism Forum. The event brought representatives from many countries, including Saudi Arabia — long known for spreading the radical Wahhabist ideology to which many terrorists ...
Günter Grass: Always on the Wrong Side
Berlin — Last week, Germany’s most famous living writer called Israel the greatest impediment to world peace.
Eighty-four-year-old Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass penned a poem entitled “What must be said” for Munich’s liberal daily ...
The Iranian Regime’s War on Christians
Former Maldives foreign minister and current U.N. special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed issued his report on Monday that Iran executed 670 people in 2011, including more than 20 for offenses against Islam.
While the U.N. Human Rights Council is not known for ...
Will New Oil Sanctions Be the Game-Changer in Iran?
On Monday, in a move that would have been unimaginable only weeks ago, the European Union outlawed Iranian oil imports. The 27 states of the European Union together import 660,000 barrels of crude from Iran each day, making them collectively the second ...
The PLO’s U.N. Fiasco Shows U.S. Weakness
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to upgrade the Palestine Liberation Organization’s status to a non-member observer state.
The vote tally was 138 in favor, nine against (which included “no” votes from the U.S. and Canada), ...
The end of Israel’s eighth war of self-defense last week prompted charged debates over the efficacy of Israel’s military operation. In short, what did the ceasefire accomplish for the Jewish state after eight days of unprecedented missile versus ...
The World Watches Israel under Fire
As Patrick noted below, the past couple days’ attacks have now reached Tel Aviv. Palestinian terrorists have claimed responsibility for the attacks, including the murders of three Israelis this morning in a Kiryat Malachi apartment building in southern Israel, and ...
Islamists Kill Scores at Nigerian Roman Catholic Church
A suicide bomber driving an SUV full of explosives crashed into a Catholic church in a Christian minority enclave of Nigeria during Mass yesterday, killing ten congregants and wounding at least 145.
The attack on the St. Rita Catholic Church in ...
Obama's Absence as Leader of the Free World
“And I am going to block out — any noise that’s out there.” With these words, President Obama ostensibly pooh-poohed on CBS’s 60 Minutes the security of Israel and its deep worries that Iran is rapidly approaching nuclear-weapons status. Obama ...
Is Obama Serious about Isolating Iran?
Iran’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, delivered a speech on Friday — the close of the holy month of Ramadan and the celebration of international al-Quds day — to urge the elimination of Americans and Israelis in the Middle East.
“The nations of ...
How Obama Is Letting Iran Win in Syria
The U.N.–Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, resigned his post yesterday, singling out the U.N. Security Council for failing to protect Syrians from violence. “When the Syrian people desperately need action, there continues to ...
Iranian Terror and Obama's Misguided Terror Forum
Tel Aviv — Iran and its terror subsidiary, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, appear to be responsible for a suicide bombing of a bus full of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, which killed seven people and wounded 33 on Wednesday .
“All signs point ...
Time to End Empty Negotiations with Iran?
The latest round of negotiations to end Iran’s illicit nuclear activities have, not surprisingly, come and gone without an agreement.
“It remains clear that there are significant gaps” between the Iranians and the so-called P5+1, the five permanent members ...
Have We Learned from the Holocaust?
Earlier today, President Barack Obama delivered a Holocaust remembrance speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. In remarks marked largely by the standard politically correct rhetoric, Obama spoke of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
The president ...
Europe’s Bishops Denounce Anti-Christian Mufti
Berlin — A group of European Catholic Bishops breathed fresh air into countering the Saudi Grand Mufti’s call to “destroy all the churches” in the Gulf region. Last week, German and Austrian Roman Catholic bishops blasted Grand Mufti ...
Bibi, the Begin Doctrine, and the U.S.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a speech on Monday at the AIPAC conference reinforcing the Begin Doctrine — the preemptive-military-strike doctrine of Israel’s government since the early 1980s. This week marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former ...
How to Punish Iran’s Despots
Berlin — In a few weeks’ time, the European Union’s foreign ministers will gather in Brussels to discuss a common response to Iran’s ongoing nuclear activities. To its credit, the EU reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday ...