Month: July 2014

Obama, Israel, and Liberal Capitulation

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We’ve been waiting now for nearly seven years to uncover that progressive streak hidden deep in the heart of President Barack Obama. But one drone strike after another, one dead child piled upon another and any glimmer of hope that…

Cynicism, Israeli National Policy

The irony of history, when descendants of the Holocaust commit localized holocausts of their own, is presently, and for some time has been, before us, now, the bombing of a center for the disabled by Israeli missiles in Gaza. Why…

The searing hypocrisy of the West

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Since June 12, Israel has besieged the four million Palestinians who already live under its thumb, storming through towns, ransacking homes and civil institutions, conducting night raids on families, stealing property, kidnapping, injuring and killing. Warplanes were dispatched to bomb…

China Bans Ramadan: Uighur Muslims Punished For Fasting In Holy Month

Uighur men wait for the beginning of Friday prayers inside Altyn Mosque in Yarkand, in the region of Xinjiang. Reuters

The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection. A spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, which promotes democracy, human rights and freedom for the indigenous…

Pakistan at war: Better late than never

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Doubts remain about the belated offensive of Pakistan’s army in North Waziristan For almost a decade American officials have moaned about the presence on Pakistani soil of an important safe haven for global terrorists, and the government’s stubborn refusal to…