Jimmy Carter and Israel

September 8th, 2009

On Sunday, September 6 The Washington Post published another article by former President Jimmy Carter on issues involving Israel and the Palestinians.  Carter’s article reported on a trip he made to the region with several other people he referred to as “Elders,” people who in the past have shown no evenhandedness on Middle East issues.  […]

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Will Obama Betray Israel?

July 7th, 2009

Jeff Robbins wrote an interesting review and commentary on a new book at The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal.  Robbins’ comments are particularly relevant at a time when the Obama Administration, Democrats in general, and most of the media are taking a studied know-nothing approach to policy regarding Israel and problems in the Middle East.  Despite […]

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The World After Daniel Pearl

February 3rd, 2009

Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter, was murdered by islamist terrorists seven years ago this week. His cold-blooded murderer, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is a guest of the U.S. government at Guantanamo and the subject of humanitarian angst in some quarters. Judea Pearl, writing at Opinion Journal, wondered if his son would believe the way things have […]

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The NYT and Qaddafi

January 23rd, 2009

The New York Times doesn’t have much respect left, but they just lost some more. On January 21 they published a column attributed to Muammar Qaddafi, the Libyan dictator with a history of supporting terrorism.  Qaddafi proposes a “one-state” solution for the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Beneath a thin veneer of moderate statements […]

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Religion and Conflict

January 9th, 2009

Comparative Religion is an academic field of study that’s particularly relevant to issues the world is struggling with today.  In the broadest sense, it’s an attempt to understand religion by comparing beliefs, practices, histories, political and economic factors, and formal and informal structures.  I’ve been at it for many years, mostly informally and self-directed. Everyone comes to the […]

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