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Posts Tagged: democracy

April 27, 2016 11:54 am

Freedom House Sadly Joins the Anti-Israel Crowd

Freedom House had been one of the remaining, objective arbiters of which countries are free and which are not. A few years ago, I had shown that there...

November 4, 2013 9:42 am

Kerry Visits Middle East in Hopes of Reassuring Allies

Wall Street Journal - Secretary of State ...

August 23, 2013 9:23 am

Democracy Isn’t Easy

What is currently happening in Egypt should not come as a surprise to anyone who has even cursory knowledge of the Arab world from historical,...

July 12, 2013 10:38 am

Tony Blair Says Egypt Has ‘No Future’ as Islamic State

Tony Blair believes that Egypt has "no future as an Islamic state that aspires to be part of a regional caliphate." Writing for Project Syndicate,...

July 3, 2013 10:10 am

The Horrors of North Korea Require Us to Act

Surprised that North Korea's youthful leader, Kim Jung-un reportedly distributed copies of Mein Kampf as birthday presents to his country's elite? Don't be. For decades, North Korea...

January 4, 2013 11:27 am

The Hagelian Dialectic

The Chuck Hagel trial balloon has been aloft for weeks now, not to burst or land - since its lofting was never officially acknowledged -...

August 17, 2012 10:23 am

Backstabbing Democracy: A Nuclear Iran and the Israeli Media

August in Israel is usually full of hot air, and this one is no exception. The country is sweating under the relentless summer sun, and...

July 3, 2012 3:46 pm

Netanyahu Invokes Thomas Jefferson in 4th of July Message to America (VIDEO)

Speaking of his own affection for the words of Thomas Jefferson, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message to the United States on Tuesday,...

June 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Democracy Takes Time, Even in the Middle East

Last week's Wall Street Journal ran a sobering piece by Bret Stephens about the disappointing results of democratic elections in Egypt the previous weekend. It's...

December 21, 2011 8:58 pm

Newt Gingrich – Democracy’s Blessing or Curse?

In one fell swoop Newt Gingrich focused the world's attention on all of the ignorance that has plagued Israel through more than 30 years of...

November 29, 2011 2:45 pm

Keystone Influence: Syria’s Arab Spring and the Race for Regional Hegemony

The Arab Spring is changing the political and strategic map of the Middle East as we know it in ways that will persist for...

November 8, 2011 12:01 am

Friendless In The Middle East

The Arab upheavals of 2011 have inspired wildly inconsistent Western responses. How, for example, can one justify abiding the suppression of dissidents in Bahrain while...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


IDF Coed Commandos Step Up Training for Potential ISIS Attack on Israel Fro...

The IDF battalion charged with safeguarding Israel’s border with Egypt has been stepping up its preparation for potential ISIS attacks from...

Middle East

Dozens of ISIS Militants Killed by Egyptian Airstrikes in Sinai

Around 70 Islamic State militants were killed Sunday morning after Egypt's air force struck a number of outposts in the northern Sinai peninsula, according to local reports. Most of the air...