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Egypt’s Revolution Plus U.S. Government Mistakes Makes Israel-Hamas War Inevitable

I’m going to make a prediction here that, unfortunately, I’m sure will come true. Any good analyst should be able to see this, yet few will until it happens within the next one or two years: The Egyptian revolution and U.S. policy mistakes make a new Israel-Hamas war inevitable, and as a result it will […]

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Terrorism Flourishes Because It Brings Public Relations’ and Political Gains

Why is terrorism against Israel increasing now? Throughout the region and especially for Hamas, Egypt’s revolution–which Islamists view as a victory for them–has emboldened radicals and terrorists. Hamas, which fired or allowed to be fired 50 mortar rounds at Israel, believes it now has a sympathetic government at its back, in Cairo. Moreover, there is […]

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‘In North Africa, there is no future for the Jews’

‘Move along, nothing to see here’ was the message from the leader of the Tunisian Jewish community, who insisted that Jews had not been targeted in the recent wave of unrest – in spite of arson at a synagogue. For her take, The Jewish Week interviewed Tunisian-born Sarah Taieb-Carlen (pictured), author of The Jews of […]

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Middle East on Fire: March 21, 2011

Events are happening so fast that I can only summarize, trying to add some analytical depth to each development. So here goes…. Egypt The referendum resulted in a 77 percent “yes” vote on constitutional amendments to reduce the powers of the president and ensure fair elections. The changes were reasonable ones. BUT the two leading […]

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Is the Revolution Only for Muslim Arabs?

As Egyptians vote on proposals for a new constitution, it is already a matter of disappointment to Coptic Christians that Article 2 – which states that Islam is the main source of legislation – has not been repealed. Now that a revolutionary wave is sweeping across the Arab world, Zvi Mazel, who served as Israel’s […]

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Egyptians Get In On the Giant Jew-Hating Stuffed-Animal Act

Hamas had Nassur, Assud, Nahoul, and Farfur. It appears that Egypt’s Nour Al-Khaleejiyah TV has developed genocidal child-abusing mammal envy. MEMRI brings us this clip of Egyptian TV for kids. At least in this case, unlike the Hamas show, the adult is lecturing and the big rabbit, Sa’d, is mostly quietly munching a carrot and […]

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Lessons from Libya for Dictators in Distress

Lessons from Libya for Dictators in Distress – ‘1. If you want to remain in power, you need to do more than send a man on a camel into crowds. Declare war on your people; hire other people to help out. 2. Do not worry if the U.S. president says you must “step down” and […]

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U.S. Middle East Policy and Those Little Ideas That Get Millions of People Killed

I listened again to President Barack Obama’s main speech on Egypt back during the revolution and two phrases caught my ear. They were both intended, perhaps, as bland phrases yet they carry an awesome amount of meaning. The first was this: “Suppressing ideas never make them go away.” At first glance, who could object to […]

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Cool Military Pic of the Day: Refugees

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Egypt: American Know-Nothings Play With the Lives of Millions of People

This article by Benjamin Kerstein is so good that I have to quote from it extensively: “[Peter] Beinart’s take on the [Egypt] situation—and I do not think it is an unusual one among American Jewish leftists and American leftists in general—is equal parts wishful thinking and willful self-deception. His thesis…is that Israel is opposed to […]

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Charles Krauthammer: From Baghdad to Benghazi

Charles Krauthammer: From Baghdad to Benghazi – ‘…It’s Yemen’s president and the delusional Gaddafi who are railing against American conspiracies to rule and enslave. The demonstrators in the streets of Egypt, Iran and Libya have been straining their eyes for America to help. They are not chanting the antiwar slogans – remember “No blood for […]

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MEMRI: Egyptian Cleric on the Benefits of Al-Azhar Curricula: We Got Books to Militarize the Students and Teach Jihad and Hatred of Jews!

This is from Egyptian television on December 23. You think things are going to get better now? Watch as this guy brags about the relevancy of the Al-Azhar curriculum because it teaches big time hating on Jews. Video: Egyptian Cleric Miqdam Al-Khadhari on the Benefits of Al-Azhar Curricula: They are the Only Textbooks to Militarize […]

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U.S. Government Discovers That There’s A Competition with Iran But Has No Idea How to “Fight Back”

In testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We are in a competition. I just stress over and over again, we’ve got to be there. We’ve got to fight back.” A competition with who? With Iran, though she didn’t mention its long list of allies: Syria, Hamas, Hizballah, the […]

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Video: Barry Rubin: A History of the Muslim Brotherhood

Barry Rubin expounds at length:

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Why Policy Forces the U.S. Government to Become the Muslim Brotherhood’s Press Agent

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the Senate Select Intelligence Committee recently that he thinks the Muslim Brotherhood is against the Egypt-Israel peace treaty but isn’t really sure and also doesn’t know much about the Muslim Brotherhood. Clapper earlier famously said that the Muslim Brotherhood is a secular and moderate group. Is Clapper that […]

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J’Accuse: The New York Times Promotes Muslim Brotherhood Lies, Covering Up For Nazi Collaborators

Recently, Tariq Ramadan, considered by the Western intelligentsia to be the very epitome of enlightened Islamism, wrote a New York Times op-ed in which he was not only allowed–among other total lies–to deny that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and his grandfather, who then led the group, were Nazi collaborators before, during, and even after World […]

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Remember Lebanon: The Counter-Example to Egypt’s Revolution?

It is completely understandable that Arabs, having waited decades for the democratic moment, are rejoicing at events in Egypt and elsewhere. One wishes them well and hopes that this all works out in a new Middle East of democracy, peace, progress, and rising living standards. Yet everybody–and I repeat everybody–has acted as if this is […]

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Egypt’s Revolution: The More They Reassure Us, The More We Worry

I think I was the first person to warn that the Egyptian revolution wasn’t all roses but also had a dangerous amount of thorns. And the more Western governments and media reassure us, the more we worry. Why? Because it shows they have no idea what they are facing and no idea of what they […]

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How safe are Iran’s Jews?

How safe are the 10,000 to 20,000 Jews still living in Iran today? Karmel Melamed writes that they are living with threats from armed Iranian fundamentalists to destroy the tombs of the Esther and Mordechai, which they consider ‘an arm of Israeli imperialism’. Melamed interviews Frank Nikbakht (above), an Iranian Jewish activist in Los Angeles […]

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Sheikh Qaradawi Seeks Total War

Sheikh Qaradawi Seeks Total War – ‘Mark Gardner and Dave Rich did yeoman’s work not long ago, analyzing the Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi’s 2003 book, Fatawa Min Ajl Falastin, or Fatwas on Palestine, and came to the conclusion that this putatively moderate Islamic cleric argues clearly and consistently that hatred of Israel and Jews […]

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