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Israel’s police joins the political opposition to topple Netanyahu

Israel’s police joins the political opposition to topple Netanyahu
Foreign observers may have a hard time squaring Benjamin Netanyahu’s international stature as a statesman with his suddenly vulnerable position at home.

Abroad, both those that hate the Israeli prime minister and those that admire him view him as a successful leader. His diplomatic skills have transformed Israel from an international pariah, at the mercy of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the international left, to a rising star on the international scene.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

More than 1.2 million Venezuelans have fled the country in the past two years

More than 1.2 million Venezuelans have fled the country in the past two years
How bad has it gotten in the socialist paradise of Venezuela. Well, lest you forget why the one-time communist countries behind the Iron Curtain in eastern Europe put up walls to keep people in, Venezuela is experiencing a level of migration so astonishing it’s almost never been seen in the Western Hemisphere.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

The Evil Marxist Paradise of Millennials

The Evil Marxist Paradise of Millennials
I watched countless videos of Millennials interviewed on various campuses around the nation by people with knowledge of history or survivors of communism who were lucky enough to escape to this country or other western nations whose economies are based on the capitalist free market model and not the socialist one.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

UNRWA Fails its Students but Still Wants More U.S. Money

UNRWA Fails its Students but Still Wants More U.S. Money
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has hired a public relations firm, MarathonStrategies.com, to bolster its image after the Trump administration cut back sharply the amount of contributions the United States will be making to the agency.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Kim Yo Jong is a Twisted Sister

Kim Yo Jong is a Twisted Sister
Who is Kim Yo Jong? “Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics,” declared a CNN.com headline. This princess of Pyongyang received a royal welcome from South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. He seated her in his VIP box, near Vice President Mike Pence, for the opening ceremony. He hosted her for lunch at the presidential Blue House, where she delivered him an invitation for a summit with Mr. Kim. The resulting Reuters headline: “North Korea heading for diplomacy gold medal at the Olympics.”

By Claudia Rosett - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Israel’s Engagement in Syria: Causes and Significance

Israel’s Engagement in Syria: Causes and Significance
The events on the northern border before dawn on February 10, 2018, beginning with the downing of an Iranian drone that penetrated Israeli airspace, illustrated the fragile dynamic between Iran and Israel in the Syrian arena.

By INSS -- Carmit Valensi, Zvi Magen, Sima Shine- Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Egypt: Al Sisi’s pre-election maneuvers guarantee his March election victory


Imagine just one of the eighty-seven ancient, Orthodox churches in Egypt now in a heap of rubble fully restored and meeting the needs of the poor at its door. Should the state funds for Egypt’s upcoming presidential election this March be put to better use?

By Dr. Ashraf Ramelah - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Full Story

What is your problem with a united Jerusalem?

What is your problem with a united Jerusalem?

  • Only the political left supports the idea of a divided Jerusalem, a large slice of the city chopped off for Arabs.
  • Only the left are concerned with Arab rights and never about Jewish rights.
  • Only the left rise in the streets when the Jews are doing the killing and the Arabs are doing the dying.
  • But never when the Arabs are doing the killing and the Jews are doing the dying.
By Andrew G. Benjamin - Monday, February 12, 2018 - Full Story

Rubio: What we need right now is a military coup in Venezuela

Rubio: What we need right now is a military coup in Venezuela
Marco Rubio is much better on foreign policy than he is on economic policy, if only because he represents a state that hates all the right dictators. Nicolas Maduro is uniquely easy to pick out as a ruthless, tyrannical dirtbag. But we don’t deduct points from your correctness score just because there are times when getting it right is like shooting fish in a barrel.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, February 12, 2018 - Full Story

North Korean propaganda director threatens South Korea

North Korean propaganda director threatens South Korea
I already discussed the way the media spent its weekend fawning over Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong.  She’s the propaganda chief for North Korea and an integral part of one of the planet’s most horrifically brutal regimes, but they don’t care.  According to the press, she’s “totes adorbs” and had a few swell days pushing her “charm offensive” at the Olympics.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, February 12, 2018 - Full Story

Pyramid of Greed

Pyramid of Greed
A notable humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow (1908-1970), considered that “man is a perpetually wanting animal” and researched the dynamics of multiple determinants of human behavior. In “A Theory of Human Motivation” (1943), Maslow presented his views on the hierarchy of needs that serve as our driving force. The psychologist observed” The average member of our society is most often partially satisfied and partially unsatisfied in all his wants”.

By Joanna Rosamond - Monday, February 12, 2018 - Full Story

UN Secretary-General Guterres ignores Jordan-Palestine nexus

UN Secretary-General Guterres ignores Jordan-Palestine nexus
United Nations Secretary-General—Antonio Guterres—displayed how little he knows of the history, geography and demography of Palestine when addressing the opening of the 2018 Session of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (“CEIRPP”).

By David Singer - Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Full Story

The PLO Central Council Convention: Impasse with Possible Opportunity

The PLO Central Council Convention: Impasse with Possible Opportunity
The climax of the recent PLO Central Council convention, which began on January 14, 2018 in Ramallah, was the speech by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. On the following day, the Council passed several resolutions that in effect are recommendations to the PLO Executive Committee, the organization’s executive body. Most of the resolutions were in the spirit of Abbas’s recommendations in his speech and resonated of past resolutions.

By INSS -- Kobi Michael- Friday, February 9, 2018 - Full Story

US Palestinian policy – water or gasoline?

US Palestinian policy – water or gasoline
President Trump’s Palestinian policy aims to avoid the critical errors of his predecessors, who joined the 1993 Oslo Process, which relocated 100,000 PLO members – headed by Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas –- from their terrorist headquarters and bases in Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Lebanon to Gaza, and the mountain ridges of Judea and Samaria.

By Yoram Ettinger - Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Full Story

Venezuela’s socialists not too pleased U.S. is encouraging a military coup

Venezuela's socialists not too pleased U.S. is encouraging a military coup
I wonder if Nicolas Maduro would be glad to renounce all foreign involvement in Venezuela’s politics, which would mean among other things no bailouts from Russia when the socialist workers’ paradise can’t pay its bills.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, February 5, 2018 - Full Story

Venezuela has come to resemble a lower level of Dante’s Inferno

Venezuela has come to resemble a lower level of Dante’s Inferno
WASHINGTON, D.C. —  On January 24, former major league baseball player Marcos Carvajal died of pneumonia. He was only 33.  The common respiratory infection should not have killed him.

By Ana Quintana - Friday, February 2, 2018 - Full Story

UN Watch Condemns Venezuela for Arrest of 85-year-old Activist

UN Watch Condemns Venezuela for Arrest of 85-year-old Activist
GENEVA – UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, condemned Venezuela for arresting an 85-year-old activist in the middle of last night, taken from his home in Caracas at 3:00 a.m. by security forces.

By UN Watch - Friday, February 2, 2018 - Full Story

Bowl Cut Jr. had a ‘slush fund’ for running the country—he’s blown it all on fuel for missile tests

Bowl Cut Jr. had a 'slush fund' for running the country--he's blown it all on fuel for missile tests
The day comes when the unstable, maniacal dictator decides it’s enough already, and he’s going to fire a nuclear missile at the United States. Oh sure, they’ll probably destroy him in return, but he’s fat and stupid and his people hate him anyway. What is he clinging to?

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, January 29, 2018 - Full Story

Debunking the debunkers; recognizing Israel’s history

Debunking the debunkers; recognizing Israel's history
Vice President Pence did something unthinkable in Jerusalem last week: he referenced the bible in support of Israel’s right to exist.

“The Jewish people held fast to a promise through all the ages, written so long ago, that ‘even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens,’ from there He would gather and bring you back to the land which your fathers possessed.”

By Randolph Parrish - Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Full Story

John Kerry Versus Nikki Haley on How to Deal With Abbas

John Kerry Versus Nikki Haley on How to Deal With Abbas
Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly sought to undermine the Trump administration’s current policy in dealing with the nihilist Palestinian leadership. According to an article appearing in Maariv, as quoted by the Jerusalem Post, Kerry met a senior Palestinian leader, Hussein Agha, in London recently and told him to convey a clandestine message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The message was that Abbas should “play for time” and “not yield to President [Donald] Trump’s demands.”

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Saturday, January 27, 2018 - Full Story