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Poland pays tribute to late Solidarity activist

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Solidarity activist Bronislaw Geremek was honored by hundreds at a funeral Mass in Warsaw’s historic old town Monday, with former President Lech Walesa calling him “the greatest of all Poles.”

By Guest Column - Monday, July 21, 2008 - Full Story

Defense Leaders: Pakistan Must Do More to Police Its Tribal Zone

Nevermind about Senator Barack Obama’s photo-op excursion to Afghanistan and Iraq, the people to whom Americans should listen are the military officers actually on the field of battle. In fact, Obama sounds as if he’s parroting the commanders when he made his comments regarding Pakistan standing up to the plate and taking decisive action against the remnants of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.


Iraq lodges $10bn lawsuit over ‘Oil-for-Food scam’

New York The Iraqi Government is suing dozens of companies for $10 billion (£5 billion) after they allegedly defrauded the country’s citizens out of food and medical provisions during Saddam Hussein’s rule.

By Guest Column - Sunday, July 20, 2008 - Full Story

Sarkozy Succumbs To Mediterranean Mismatch

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy has had to eat humble pie after his ground-breaking plan to establish the 43 member Mediterranean Union failed to reach an agreed final communiqué because of the opposition to its wording by the Palestinian Authority (PA) - the only non-state member present.

By David Singer - Saturday, July 19, 2008 - Full Story

The Israeli Connection

Israelis are justifiably proud today to have learned last night that a sizable group of agents from the Mossad and the Shin Bet were involved in the dramatic and successful
release of hostages in Colombia who had been imprisoned for five years.

By Guest Column - Friday, July 18, 2008 - Full Story

Scandal Central: UN Corruption Seethes On

THE United Nations likes to sell itself as a mentor of good governance. But the recent deep-sixing of a damning in-house report suggests it might more honestly advertise itself as an example of how to foster bad governance - and get away with it.

By Claudia Rosett - Friday, July 18, 2008 - Full Story

Truth Revealed—Massachusetts Abortionist Indicted for Manslaughter

Yesterday, a grand jury in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, issued an indictment against abortionist Rapin Osathanondh in the death of Laura Smith.

By Christian Newswire - Thursday, July 17, 2008 - Full Story

Christians Save Slaves from Muslims

Tamara Banks, DenverPost.com

International groups of Good Samaritans travel to the Sudan-Darfur region to offer help to slaves who now have nowhere else to go.

By Guest Column - Thursday, July 17, 2008 - Full Story

Lebanon Needs A Peace Treaty With Israel

On Wednesday July 9th of this year, national news agencies reported that the Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Saniora had refused without any declared justifications, an Italian peace initiative presented to him by Italy’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Mr. Gabriel Kekya. News reports stated that the Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, who was on an official visit to Israel, had asked his country’s ambassador in Beirut to inform Mr. Saniora that he is willing to seriously mediate peace talks between Lebanon and Israel.



By Elias Bejjani - Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - Full Story

My visit to Kibbutz Ein Harod

Mike Packard, a longtime friend of Israpundit, invited me to spend Shabbat with him and his family in Kibbutz Ein Harod. I gratefully accepted. So on Friday I hopped on a bus in Jerusalem headed for Beit Shean.

By Ted Belman - Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - Full Story

Why We Should End State Marriages

The present assault on Judeo-Christian marriage is a blessing in disguise.  Judeo-Christian marriage is a religious, not a legal, institution.  The ancient world had many legal marriages which Christians and Jews found abhorrent. Sibling incest was normal among the royal family of Hellenistic Egypt – Cleopatra married her brother Ptolemy, just as a Cleopatra had married a brother Ptolemy for generations.  Before the Greek rulers of Egypt, pharaohs of Egypt would marry their daughters.  This ancient Egypt was not odd and barbaric:  Egypt was among the most cultured societies of the past.

By Bruce Walker - Monday, July 14, 2008 - Full Story

The Pope, Palestine and Papal Politics

Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of Archbishop Fouad Twal as the new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem to succeed recently retired Archbishop Michael Sabbah - after 21 years in that position – signals a significant change of course by the Vatican in its relationship with the Jewish State.

By David Singer - Monday, July 14, 2008 - Full Story

My Best Friend

I looked over the sea of twelfth grade faces. Some of them did not want to be in that English class. Yet I, the substitute teacher, was left to take care of the matter for the next eighty minutes.

By Grant Swank - Saturday, July 12, 2008 - Full Story

Former Islamic Extremist: Radical Islam Similar to Marxism, Soviet Union

Matt Purple, Townhall.com

A former leader of a radical Islamic organization told Congress extreme Muslims are motivated by an ideology similar to Marxism and that Islamism has much in common with the former Soviet Union.

By Guest Column - Friday, July 11, 2008 - Full Story

Smog in Beijing five times over safety limit as Olympics nears

Flora Bagenal, Timesonline.co.uk
Pollution around the Olympic stadium in Beijing could be five times worse than levels deemed safe by the World Health Organisation.

By Guest Column - Friday, July 11, 2008 - Full Story

Iran: The Fly in the Ointment

With the recent testing of missiles by the Iranian military, the world has been put on notice that the Islamofascist nation will continue to be the fly in the ointment for world peace.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, July 10, 2008 - Full Story

Pro-Life Groups to Protest Against Black Genocide at NAACP Convention July 14

Abortion kills 1,452 black infants every day in this country. Sadly, the black community and its leaders are largely ignoring the slaughter. On July 14, 2008, LEARN (BlackGenocide.org) with assistance from CBR Midwest will confront the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at its annual national convention in Cincinnati, OH, about its unwillingness to substantively address abortion.

By Christian Newswire - Monday, July 7, 2008 - Full Story

Baptists, Puritans, and the Witch Hunt!

Hatred of Baptists was not limited to the Old World. The New World had its haters also and Baptists had to suffer the whip, the club, and prison to gain their religious liberty.

By Dr. Don Boys - Saturday, July 5, 2008 - Full Story

Human Rights Commission Drops Complaint Against Catholic Magazine

(LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Human Rights Commission has dropped a complaint by a homosexual activist against Catholic Insight a Toronto-based national Catholic news magazine.  A year and a half - and many thousands of dollars in legal fees - after a nine-point human rights complaint was filed by Edmonton-based homosexual activist Rob Wells, Catholic Insight has been informed that the case has been dropped.  However, a judicial review before the Federal Court is still possible should the complainant pursue that avenue.

By Guest Column - Saturday, July 5, 2008 - Full Story

Jerusalem’s Judgment Day

President Bush’s Road Map to create a new Arab state between Jordan and Israel is in terminal tatters following the bloody events in Jerusalem on 2 July 2008 when an east Jerusalem Arab commandeered a bulldozer and went on a rampage through Jerusalem’s busy streets trying to kill as many people as he could before being killed himself.

By David Singer - Saturday, July 5, 2008 - Full Story