Are More Iran Sanctions Necessary?
Secretary of State John Kerry expressed vehement opposition today to new congressional Iran sanctions, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, saying it would be “gratuitous” for Congress to impose new sanctions at this sensitive stage with Iran.
Meanwhile, the ...
Is Turkey’s Erdogan Out Of Control?
President Obama has awarded a kind of most-favored-nation status to the Islamic government of Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pushing at the outset of his first presidential term for a “model partnership” with Turkey.
And the seeds of ...
Did Assad Just Win the Nobel Peace Prize?
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The justification for the prize was largely the anti-chemical-weapons group’s work in Syria. “Recent events in Syria, where chemical ...
Jerusalem — Egypt is caught in an authoritarian vise. On the one hand, the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated former president Mohamed Morsi and his Islamic supporters trampled roughshod over the rights and liberties of Coptic Christians, women, and secular Egyptians. On the other ...
U.K. Bans Islamic Terror Group Boko Haram — Will the U.S.?
Britain’s government announced today that it will add the radical Islamic group Boko Haram to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations. Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege,” has waged a campaign over the years to wipe out ...
Time for the EU to Outlaw All of Hezbollah
Berlin — The European Union moved closer on Monday to sanctioning the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah when the United Kingdom announced that it filed a formal request for Hezbollah’s military wing to be labeled a terrorist organization. The British move, ...
What More Will It Take for the EU to Ban Hezbollah?
Last July, the then–foreign minister of Cyprus, Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, whose country held the European Union’s rotating presidency, stated, “Should there be tangible evidence of Hezbollah engaging in acts of terrorism, the EU would consider listing the organization” on ...
Hezbollah’s War on Israel and the U.S.
London – Threatened by a Syrian-regime weapons convoy destined for the terrorist organization Hezbollah, Israel’s air force destroyed on Wednesday a cache of military arms believed to be Russian-made SA-17 anti-aircraft missiles.
Though Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the ...
A 'Fool’s Deal' on Iran, Engineered by Kerry?
The collapse of the Iran nuclear talks in Geneva because France did not want to get hoodwinked by Iran’s regime has been a great source of embarrassment for the Obama administration. After all, when dealing with a remarkably devious ...
Iran’s Continued War on Christians
The Islamic Republic of Iran sentenced four Iranian Christians to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion.
Fox News in a broadcast today explored the rise of Islamic-animated attacks against Christians and other believers of non-Muslim faiths. Peter Johnson Jr. called ...
Jerusalem —Yesterday, Katherine Connell covered in this space the Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackpot statements blaming Israel and the French Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy for the military coup in Egypt.
The decline of Erdogan’s brand ...
Ideology Matters: Time to Call the Fort Hood Attack Terrorism
Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford told prosecutors this week that Major Nidal Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he opened fire on military personnel at the Fort Hood base in 2009. Hasan’s Islamism-animated killing spree caused the deaths of 13 people and one ...
Germany Awards Top Prize to Philosopher Who Belittled 9/11
Berlin — One of Germany’s top journalists, Henryk M. Broder, today returned the prestigious Ludwig-Börne literary prize in protest against the anti-American philosopher Peter Sloterdijk’s receiving it.
Sloterdijk termed the destruction of the Twin Towers by radical Islamists ...
Lessons from Israel’s Response to Syria-Hezbollah Aggression
Jerusalem—Israel’s military strikes against Syrian weapons facilities and rockets over the last week (and in January) represent a kind of one-two punch against Hezbollah and its main weapons supplier, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Israel’s aim was ...
Three Cheers for Bulgaria’s Indictment of Hezbollah’s Terror
Sofia, Bulgaria — Defying substantial German and French pressure to not explicitly name Hezbollah as the terror group behind the bombing of a tour bus that killed one Bulgarian national and five Israelis in July 2012, the Bulgarian authorities have blamed Hezbollah ...
Der Spiegel’s America Problem
Berlin — It has been a rough several weeks for Der Spiegel magazine — one of Germany’s most respected news outlets.
First, the online Spiegel website published a premature obituary of George H. W. Bush, who had been hospitalized. The obituary ...