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Mar 26th 2011

Egypt, Bahrain and Libya in Photos

From Gettys photographer, John Moore.

May 1st 2009

The Two-State Solution: Will the “Road Map” lead to peace in the Middle East?

Two peoples, the Palestinians and the Israeli Jews living side by side in peace. The “two-state solution” has been proposed for decades to terminate the increasingly violent Arab-Israeli conflict. It is now being resurrected as the “Road Map,” sponsored by the “quartet,” consisting of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations.
What […]

Apr 29th 2009

The UN and Israel: Is the Jewish state getting a fair shake from the world body?

An outcast: Israel is indeed an outcast in the United Nations and thus, by extension, a pariah in the whole world. Though founded in 1948 — over fifty years ago and at about the same time as many other countries in the wake of World War II — its “legitimacy,” its “right to exist,” are […]

Apr 27th 2009

The Big Lie (I): Are the “occupied territories” really occupied territories?

As Adolf Hitler discovered, the Big Lie will eventually be accepted as the truth. The Big Lie, the monster whopper of our time, is that the provinces of Judea/Samaria, often called the “West Bank,” are “occupied territories.”
What are the facts?

Apr 25th 2009

The Unrelenting and Virulent Hatred of the Arabs: Will peace ever be possible under those conditions?

After almost sixty years of statehood, Israel is a lone outpost of Western civilization and its values. It is the staunchest ally of the United States in that part of the world – a bulwark of democracy. The Arab nations surrounding it are a swamp of terrorism, corruption, dictatorship, and human enslavement. But the hatred […]

Apr 23rd 2009

Arabian Fables (II): More fanciful Arab myths to sway world opinion.

Jerusalem (“Arab East Jerusalem”). The Arabs have assiduously propagated the myths that Jerusalem is an Arab capital, that (after Mecca and Medina) Jerusalem is their third holy city, and that it is intolerable to them that infidels (Jews) are in possession of it.
The reality of course is that Jerusalem was never an Arab capital and […]

Apr 21st 2009

Arabian Fables (I): How the Arabs soften up world opinion with fanciful myths.

The following piece is reprinted with permission from FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East). Visit FLAME’s website, factsandlogic.org to see all of their outstanding work.
Josef Goebbels, the infamous propaganda minister of the Nazis, had it right. Just tell people big lies often enough and they will believe them. The Arabs have learned that […]

Apr 19th 2009

The So-Called “Peace Process”: Does it lead down the road to another Holocaust?

The following piece is reprinted with permission from FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East). Visit FLAME’s website, factsandlogic.org to see all of their outstanding work.
Israel was founded fifty years ago. It has been a fixture in our lives for all of that time. It has played and continues to play a role — […]

Apr 17th 2009

Incitement to Violence: Do the Palestinians Live up to Their Oslo Commitments?

The following piece is reprinted with permission from FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East). Visit FLAME’s website, factsandlogic.org to see all of their outstanding work.
In the so-called “Oslo Agreement”, often called the “peace process”, Israel undertook unilaterally to make valuable concessions to the Palestinians, concessions that would eventually enable them to form an […]

Apr 15th 2009

100 Years of Zionism and 50 Years of Israel: What can the world learn from it?

The following piece is reprinted with permission from FLAME (Facts and Logic About the Middle East). Visit FLAME’s website, factsandlogic.org to see all of their outstanding work.
In 1894, Theodor Herzl, a journalist and thoroughly assimilated Austrian Jew, was assigned by his Vienna paper to cover the notorious Dreyfus trial in France. The experience of seeing […]