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Daniel Pipes, a historian, is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. A former official in the U.S. Department of State, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He has written twelve books and his website, DanielPipes.org, with a near-complete archive of his writings, has recorded nearly 60 million page visits. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post, National Review, and other publications; his writings have been translated into 33 languages. Two U.S. presidents have appointed Mr. Pipes to U.S. government positions. Al-Qaeda has invited him to convert to Islam, Edward Kennedy borked him, and Edward Said called him an "Orientalist." His current focus is on the phenomenon of lawful Islamism (or soft jihad), the forwarding radical Islam through legitimate means. Contact: Pipes@MEForum.org.

ARTICLES BY: Daniel Pipes


March 17, 2017 6:37 am
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Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country

Oman, where I just spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. Let me count the ways. Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90...

March 9, 2017 8:07 am
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Jordan at the Precipice

Six months ago, Jordan's King Abdullah said that his country was "in dire straits." I just completed a week of intensive travels and discussions throughout the country, and found...

February 7, 2017 8:55 am
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Linda Sarsour: The Left’s Latest Star

What to make of Linda Sarsour of Brooklyn, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against President Trump's immigration order and the new, seemingly ubiquitous symbol of the...

January 4, 2017 6:52 am
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This Is the Moment for an Israeli Victory

The US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" began in December 1988, when Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat met American conditions and "accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242...

December 8, 2016 4:42 am
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Europe’s Future Hangs on the Ballot

"The novelty and magnitude of Europe's predicament make it difficult to understand, tempting to overlook, and nearly impossible to predict. Europe marches us all into terra...

November 14, 2016 7:27 am
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Did a CAIR Official Call for the Overthrow of the US Government?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully presents itself to the media as a benign civil rights organization, comparable to the NAACP or the ADL -- a...

November 11, 2016 1:41 am
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America’s Know-Nothing Diplomacy

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, recently said something astonishing in defense of his foreign policy ignorance: "The fact that somebody can dot the...

November 7, 2016 7:21 am
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Are Niqabs and Kippot Equally Threatening?

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Heidi Beirich has distributed a standardized reply to the avalanche of protests (including a particularly eloquent one by National Review) against its wretched Field...

October 21, 2016 6:20 am
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What’s a Conservative to Do? Hope Trump Is Impeached

The disgraceful presidential candidates coughed up by America's two great political parties, each one repulsive in his or her distinctive way, leave many conservatives in...

October 16, 2016 6:27 am
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Islamist Violence Will Steer Europe’s Destiny

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Visits to predominantly Muslim suburbs in nearly all northern European cities cause one to ask the same question: Why have some of the richest, most...

October 13, 2016 11:18 am
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Middle East Studies Group Once Again Demonstrates Anti-Israel Agenda

It's only to be expected. For more than two decades, my colleagues and I at the Middle East Forum (MEF) have criticized the decline of Middle East studies programs. Now,...

September 7, 2016 6:09 am
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Irony: ISIS Imposes a Partial Ban on Burqas

Before getting to the news item at hand, a personal preface: I am frustrated that Westerners don't perceive the obvious point that burqas and niqabs, both...

August 29, 2016 6:26 am
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A Reason to Be Hopeful in the Fight Against Islamism

"Hugh Fitzgerald" posted a 3,300-word piece at JihadWatch.com responding to a news item about Thomas Strothotte, president of Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany, advocating that all school...

August 25, 2016 4:59 am
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Don’t Allow Saudi Money for American Mosques

Saudi Arabia may be the country in the world most different from the United States, especially where religion is concerned. An important new bill introduced...

Culture

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Hints at Keeping Previous Vow to Assass...

“Talk to me about [former Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil] Haniyeh at the end of my term,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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