Written by Jonathan D. Halevi
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal reached an agreement in Cairo on 22 December on national reconciliation and a strategic partnership. A new temporary leadership was formed for the PLO, for the first time in tandem with Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Hamas' joining of the ...
Written by Claire Berlinski
In Turkey, alleged terrorism requires a brand-new vocabulary.
George Orwell’s greatest act of genius was the invention of Newspeak, the official language of Oceania, devised to meet the ideological needs of “Ingsoc,” or English Socialism. Explaining the nature of a mass trial in ...
Written by Daniel Finkelstein
David Cameron’s imperfectly articulated vision for Britain There is no such thing as society.”
In the autumn of 1987, in the ninth year of her long premiership, Margaret Thatcher gave an interview to Women’s Own, a magazine that usually featured recipes and knitting patterns.
It was an ...
Written by Roni Drukan
This has been a victory year for political Islam. Earlier this year the revolutions sweeping through the region seemedencouragingly modern and secular. But where courageous people stood up for their rights and toppled long standing regimes in the Middle East, free democratic elections brought ...
Written by Daniel Greenfield
A year ago today few of us probably thought that the primaries would come down to debating whether Romney or Gingrich are more conservative. It's a rather thankless and pointless debate currently being settled by cherry picking statements on single issues. The bottom line is that neither man is ...
Written by Soeren Kern
Forty percent of Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 24 have been arrested, fined, charged or otherwise accused of committing a crime during the past five years, according to a new report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Interior.
Written by Memri
In an article titled "Liberalism – A Jewish Deception," Saudi columnist Khaled Al-Ghanami justified Hitler's views on the Jews as expressed in his book Mein Kampf, and claimed that the Jews today were exploiting economic liberalism as a means to topple the Arab states and control the world. The ...
Written by Eliana Benador
Americans proudly recall President Ronald Reagan’s historic, moving speech at Berlin’s Brandenburg’s Gate on July 1987, when he challenged then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down that wall.”
That historic event happened a few months later. On November 9, 1989, the ...
Written by Barry Rubin
This article was published in American Thinker but the full text--with additional material--is posted here. I'd prefer that you forwarded, read, or reprinted this text.
Friday, February 18 may be a turning point in Egyptian history. On this day Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the best-known Muslim Brotherhood ...