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U.N. Says 'Aye' to Palestinian Terror State

U.N. Says 'Aye' to Palestinian Terror State

Late Thursday evening, Israel time, the UN General Assembly voted to confer nonmember statehood on the Palestinian Authority by a sweeping majority.

Even Israel’s hopes of putting together a “moral minority” of Western-country nays had crumbled, with France and Italy pronouncing themselves in favor ...

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Gaza, Catalonia and Romantic Nationalism

Gaza, Catalonia and Romantic Nationalism

Last week was spent obsessed with Gaza. In the end, nothing changed. A war was fought without an Israeli ground assault but with massive air and rocket attacks on both sides. Israel did not have the appetite and perhaps the power to crush Hamas. Hamas did not have the power to compel Israel to ...

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The Status of "Palestine" at the United Nations

The Status of

Two Palestinian documents recently made public deserve attention: the Palestinian request for non-member state status at the United Nations General Assembly,[1] and the speech made by President Abu Mazen on November 11, 2012 at the ceremony marking the death of Yassir Arafat eight years ago.[2]

The ...

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Obama Legitimizes Morsi’s Protection Racket

Obama Legitimizes Morsi’s Protection Racket

Hamas fires 275 rockets at Israel and is rewarded with de factoacceptance as a legitimate negotiating partner in the Middle East peace process, as well as with a relaxation of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza coast. Israel is prevented from exacting a price for Hamas’ actions sufficient to deter ...

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U.S. Foreign Policy: Room to Regroup

U.S. Foreign Policy: Room to Regroup

President Barack Obama has won re-election. However, in addition to all of the constraints on him that I discussed last week, he won the election with almost half the people voting against him. His win in the Electoral College was substantial -- and that's the win that really matters -- but the ...

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The Stakes In ‘The Syrian Civil War’

The Stakes In ‘The Syrian Civil War’

It’s a struggle for the religious sectarian dominance of Islam: Consequently, it’s a ‘no win’ situation for the U.S.

By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News

Historical Background

Civilization in Syriais one of the most ancient on earth, dating to approximately 10,000 B.C. in Neolithic times. ...

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Belgium Will Become an Islamic State

Belgium Will Become an Islamic State

The statements of Mark Elchardus, author of a 426 page study, who linked Islam with anti-Semitism, earned him a lawsuit filed by a Muslim group, which said that his comments violated Belgium's anti-discrimination law of 2007, which forbids discrimination on the basis of "religious convictions," ...

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The Elections, Gridlock and Foreign Policy

The Elections, Gridlock and Foreign Policy

The United States held elections last night, and nothing changed. Barack Obama remains president. The Democrats remain in control of the Senate with a non-filibuster-proof majority. The Republicans remain in control of the House of Representatives.

The national political dynamic has resulted in an ...

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A Tipping Point in North Africa and the Middle East

A Tipping Point in North Africa and the Middle East

The eleventh anniversary of 9/11 broke like a thunder clap in North Africa sparking outrage and violence throughout the Muslim Ummah. It began with the premeditated attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya by a force of Ansar al-Sharia militia led by an ex-GITMO detainee equipped with heavy ...

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