Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775

By:
Barry Rubin
Why is the West so eager to appease the state sponsor of Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda? Five years after Al Qaeda carried out the Sept. 11 attacks, amid all the mourning and commemoration for that anniversary, the United States, Europe and even some misguided Israeli leaders are rushing to negotiate (and aching to make concessions to) the country that...
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Advocacy Corner
By:
Asaf Romirowsky
In yet another shameful act by the United Nations, Iran's totalitarian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to address the body's General Assembly. Even more disgraceful was his invitation to address Columbia University's World Leader's Forum, a yearlong program that aims to unite "renowned intellectuals and cultural icons from many nations to examine global challenges and explore cultural perspectives." Eventually, the...
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No 'Buts' About It, Dems Give Israel Their Support Scott Savett claims that Sen. Rick Santorum and other Republicans "unequivocally back Israel," while Democrats "come out with a rare statement supporting Israel -- and that statement is always accompanied by a 'but' " (Letters: "Out Front and Vocal: Republicans Rise to Top," Sept. 14). Democrat Bob Casey is Santorum's opponent...
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Without Fear or Fa​vor With less than five weeks to go before Election Day, the two major political parties are already gleefully beating the stuffing out of each other with bare-knuckled attacks. While sometimes distasteful, forceful advocacy is certainly a part of democracy. Yet as much as both sides wish to demonstrate their own virtues and the perfidy of their...
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Washington's fantasies about the Palestinians will waste money and lives
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With congressional elections not far off, those politicians interested in Jewish votes are now talking about their support for Israel. Fair enough, but for the vast majority of us who weren't looking at events in Washington too closely, the pro-Israel side just received something of a setback. A bill that would have banned direct U.S. funding of the terrorist-controlled Palestinian...
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