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avatar Daniel Pipes
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


August 10, 2017 1:15 pm
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The Most Incorrect History of the Middle East Ever Written?

“The Middle East is the graveyard of predictions” notes the left-wing writer and editor Adam Shatz. That’s partly because the region is so volatile (no one...

August 8, 2017 11:36 am
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Palestinian Rejectionism Is Weakening

A recent poll showed that Israelis want a tougher policy towards the Palestinians. As for the Palestinians -- beyond occasionally rampaging and murdering Israelis -- what do they want? Dan Polisar of Shalem...

July 25, 2017 1:09 pm
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Churchill, Hitler and Islam

Winston Churchill disparaged the impact of Islam on Muslims in his 1899 book, The River War: How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its...

July 12, 2017 10:31 am
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Israelis Want Victory — Not Just Peace

What does the Jewish Israeli public think about convincing the Palestinians that they've lost their century-long war with Zionism -- that the gig is up? In other...

July 9, 2017 12:57 pm
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End the False Israeli-Palestinian Parity

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to visit Jerusalem but not Ramallah has prompted much comment. The expectation of equal treatment goes back to the Oslo...

June 8, 2017 12:46 pm
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What If: Fifty Years After the Six-Day War

Israel's military triumph over three enemy states in June 1967 is the most outstandingly successful war of all recorded history. The Six-Day War was also...

May 22, 2017 12:04 pm
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Trump’s Saudi Speech: A Mixed Bag, But Pretty Good

While in Riyadh, on the first stop of his tri-monotheism tour that will also take him to Jerusalem and Rome, Donald Trump gave a major speech on...

April 25, 2017 3:43 pm
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The Erdogan Enigma

I nominate Recep Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, as the most inconsistent, mysterious and therefore most unpredictable major politician on the world stage. His victory...

April 7, 2017 6:50 am
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What I Found on My Trip to a College Campus

I just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania -- in part out of interest in the topic ("American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900"),...

April 5, 2017 7:07 am
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Another Attempt at ‘Extreme Vetting’

Donald Trump first coined the phrase "extreme vetting" in July 2016, in the aftermath of the truck attack in Nice, France. For nine months, he and...

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...

Culture

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included...

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Features

Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim...

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling...

Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

World

Shia Imam in Southern California Restates Belief That Israel ‘Finance...

A prominent Shia Muslim imam in California is sticking defiantly with his allegation that Israel finances and arms ISIS --...

Israel

Israel Expresses Solidarity with Finland After Country’s First Islamic Te...

JNS.org - The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people on Monday, several days after the European nation experienced...

Middle East

Netanyahu Tells Putin: Iran’s Growing Role in Syria Threatens Israel

Iran's growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. "Mr. President, with joint...

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