Category Archives: Middle East politics

The Five Pillars of Palestinism

Ideas really do have power, especially when they are held by tens of millions of people. Religions, for example, are constellations of ideas, and religion has been the source of countless wars, great art, music, architecture, literature, political systems, and … Continue reading

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Our conflict as multiplayer 3-D chess

The conflict between Israel and her enemies is both like and unlike the game of chess. In ordinary chess there are only two players, and their objectives are identical: to checkmate the opposing king. In the Jewish/Muslim conflict in the … Continue reading

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Let Israel win

Why can’t Israel and the Palestinians just get along? Daniel Pipes answers that wars end when one side or the other wins. And Israel, he says, is not trying to win. Please consider two sets of three dates. The first … Continue reading

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Too much nuance

“Anyone who takes the approach that this is a black and white situation with a good side and a bad side clearly does not understand the conflict – nor could they have a peaceable solution in mind.” – Laura Ben-David … Continue reading

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The Obama-Hezbollah-Iran crime family

A stunning investigative report by Josh Meyer in Politico has revealed that the Obama Administration interfered with and then shut down a campaign by the Drug Enforcement Agency and other law enforcement agencies against a billion-dollar drug and weapons trafficking … Continue reading

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