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Israel’s National State Law—For Good and for All

Israel's National State Law--For Good and for All
I wrote an article that was distributed on the social media in which I touched on the recently approved Nation-State Law that brought with it some controversy in Israel and abroad. I was asked to elucidate the details of this new law and the nuances that have caused discussion and some protest.

By Barry Shaw - Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - Full Story

Andrew Brunson case proves US-Turkey alliance has been over for years

Andrew Brunson case proves US-Turkey alliance has been over for years
As the crisis in U.S.-Turkey relations escalates, the time has come to imagine the unimaginable.

Imagine that Turkish President Recep Erdogan decides — G-d forbid — to execute American pastor Andrew Brunson.

By Caroline Glick - Monday, August 20, 2018 - Full Story

Hey socialized medicine fans: Here’s what happened during this year’s flu season in Brit

Hey socialized medicine fans: Here’s what happened during this year’s flu season in Britain
driven by profit.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, August 20, 2018 - Full Story

Iran: Maybe we need to figure out what to do about those U.S. sanctions we’re pretending won’t hurt

Iran: Maybe we need to figure out what to do about those U.S. sanctions we're pretending won't hurt
The mad mullahs scoffed. Ha! The U.S. thinks it can hurt Iran by reimposing sanctions?

Laughable!

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, August 20, 2018 - Full Story

Judge Israel Justly!

Judge Israel Justly!
Israel has taken wrongful abuse by much emotional misinterpretation over the recently passed Nation-State law.

It has been called everything from “racist,” “apartheid,” to undemocratic.

By Barry Shaw - Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Full Story

South Africa Goes Zimbabwe

South Africa Goes Zimbabwe
“Strongman politics are ascendant,” Barack Obama warned in South Africa. He spoke passionately about “the politics of fear and resentment” at the Mandela Lecture. He worried that we were entering a world, “where might makes right and politics is a hostile competition between tribes and races and religions.”

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, August 19, 2018 - Full Story

Turkey: Oh yeah? Well, we’ll boycott U.S. electronics then!

Turkey: Oh yeah? Well, we’ll boycott U.S. electronics then!
Let’s see. On the one hand, we have the Turkish lira cratering and the Turkish economy in collapse while its financial institutions struggle to maintain stability. On the other hand we have the prospect that one country might force its people to buy Samsung tablets instead of iPhones.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - Full Story

ABU JIHAD – A HISTORY OF PALESTINIAN TERROR - AND CORBYN

ABU JIHAD – A HISTORY OF PALESTINIAN TERROR - AND CORBYN
British Labour leader and potential British Prime Minister, Jeremy Corbyn, may claim amnesia about laying a wreath at the grave of Abu Jihad, but it is impossible to accept that this politician, so steeped in Hamas, Hezbollah, and the “armed resistance” to Israel, was ignorant of whose grave he paid homage in his paid visit to Tunis.

By Barry Shaw - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Full Story

Jordan-Israel negotiations on Trump peace plan set to bypass PLO

Jordan-Israel negotiations on Trump peace plan set to bypass PLO
Jordan-Israel negotiations based on President Trump’s long-awaited peace plan seem increasingly likely to happen - following retired Jordanian Ambassador and former editor of the Jordan Times – Walid Sadi – flagging Jordan’s legal and sovereignty claims in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and East Jerusalem (“disputed territories”).

By David Singer - Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Full Story

The Reformists in Iran: Between Conservatives and Subversives

The Reformists in Iran: Between Conservatives and Subversives
In recent months the reformist camp in Iran has been engaged in an intense debate about the movement’s future. This internal debate reflects growing concern among various sections of the Iranian establishment regarding the increasing influence of radical elements (“subversives”) who oppose both main political camps (the conservatives and the reformists) and challenge the very existence of the regime.

By INSS -- Raz Zimmt- Monday, August 13, 2018 - Full Story

Waving the Wrong Flag

Waving the Wrong Flag
I have been critical of crazy far left, anti-Israel, activism in America, Britain, and Europe, but I have to admit the lunacy is alive and kicking - as well as killing - here in Israel as well.

Last weekend, we had a demonstration, in Yitzhak Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, by those that oppose the new Israel National State Law.

By Barry Shaw - Monday, August 13, 2018 - Full Story

Corbyn’s portents for Israel

Sen. Cory Booker’s recent participation at the annual Netroots Nation conference
If the current violence between Israel and the Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza escalates into a full-scale war, one thing is certain. The main thoroughfares of the West’s great cities will be filled with thousands of protesters marching in support for Hamas and its strategic goal of annihilating Israel.

By Caroline Glick - Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Full Story

Former Chilean President Chosen to Lead the UN Human Rights Office

Michelle Bachelet for the key post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has chosen Michelle Bachelet for the key post of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and submitted her name for approval by the General Assembly. Ms. Bachelet, a socialist, was most recently president of Chile between 2014 and 2018, having served previously as president from 2006 to 2010.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Full Story

The False Images of a Young Palestinian Provocateur and Israel

Ahed Tamimi, the poster child of Palestinian provocation
When publicity seeking 17-year-old, Ahed Tamimi, the poster child of Palestinian provocation, was sentenced to jail for punching and slapping an Israeli soldier, many in the mainstream media and Hate Israel NGOs, ranted about Israeli cruelty for incarcerating a teenager.

By Barry Shaw - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Full Story

Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand

Trump and Israel dabble in Hamas and PLO quicksand
President Trump’s attempt to see a five-year Gaza ceasefire negotiated between Hamas and Israel seems to be an exercise in futility destined to failure.

By David Singer - Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - Full Story

U.S. officially re-imposes Iran sanctions Obama lifted, will maintain them until support for terrori

U.S. officially re-imposes Iran sanctions Obama lifted, will maintain them until support for terrorism ends
When President Trump first announced he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, we got the inevitable protest from Barack Obama, and his first argument against the decision was that “Iran is complying” with the deal.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Full Story

Never Trump’s insane foreign policy

Never Trump’s insane foreign policy
George Orwell once quipped, referring to a conspiracy theory that American soldiers had been brought to England in World War II to put down a working-class rebellion rather than to fight Nazi Germany: “One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool.”

His insight is certainly valid in connection to the “Never Trump” intellectuals today.

By Caroline Glick - Monday, August 6, 2018 - Full Story

Turkey: We’ll continue to hold that innocent American pastor hostage no matter what you do to

American pastor Andrew Brunson
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a not a friend of America, and he is certainly not a friend of freedom, particularly religious freedom. American pastor Andrew Brunson has learned this only too well during the two years he’s been under arrest in Turkey on trumped up charges of “terrorism” and involvement in a coup, when the only thing he’s really guilty of is preaching the Gospel.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, August 6, 2018 - Full Story

Trump’s offer to talk to Iran was a shrewd move

Trump’s offer to talk to Iran was a shrewd move
President Donald Trump’s offer Monday to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani caught senior administration officials as well as U.S. allies off guard. Many wondered what Trump could possibly be thinking.

By Caroline Glick - Sunday, August 5, 2018 - Full Story

Israel’s holographic Nation State Law

Israel’s holographic Nation State Law
There is no connection between the substance of Israel’s newly passed Nation State of the Jewish People law, and the debate its passage unleashed.

By Caroline Glick - Sunday, August 5, 2018 - Full Story