News from the Middle East

Standing Up for Israel: An Epiphany in Stormy Kansas

Until that steamy day in June, with tornadoes threatening the frontier garrison built on a bluff above the Missouri River, Israel was an abstraction, more ancient kingdom than modern state in the mind of a 10-year-old Irish-Catholic Army brat. My…

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The statue of Justice Louis Brandeis, situated on the grounds of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, can't take it anymore. Photo Credit: Brandeis.edu, with enhancement by Lori Lowenthal Marcus

It’s Official: Justice Brandeis Wants his Name Back

The statue of Justice Louis Brandeis, situated on the grounds of Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, can’t take it anymore.Photo Credit: Brandeis.edu, with enhancement by Lori Lowenthal Marcus Of all the absurd positions Brandeis University has taken over the years,…

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Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas

A Palestinian runs in an area damaged in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. (Hatem Moussa/AP) U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of Great Britain and France all are rushing to achieve a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. Their…

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Jews and Palestinians: A little history remembered

The failure of American-mediated peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the likely creation of a Hamas-Fatah government in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip have cast deep shadows over the Middle East. Harry Truman once said…

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The Sources of Egyptian Anti-Semitism

Sisi is Jewish and Egypt is now under Zionist occupation.” Thus screamed a September 21, 2013 headline on Rassd, the news outlet created and backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. The story beneath the headline uses as its source the anti-Semitic conspiracy website Veterans…

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The Iranian dream: A concrete danger

Professor David Menashri, a top expert on Iran, finds it hard to understand why the West, led by the U.S., has given up its assets against Iran • Menashri: An Iranian nuclear bomb would change the rules of the game…

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