Guest Columns

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger: 8-minute-video: State Department’s systematic failures in the Middle East

Synopsis: *The State Department assumes that generous diplomatic and financial gestures could induce the violently volatile Middle East to embrace peaceful-coexistence, good-faith negotiation, democracy and human rights.  However, this policy has generated tailwinds to rogue entities and headwinds to the US and its Arab allies. *Since 1979, the State Department…

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The State Department’s systematic failure in the Middle East

The US State Department has assumed that generous diplomatic and financial gestures could induce the violently volatile Middle East to abandon anti-Western fanatic ideologies and adopt Western values, such as peaceful coexistence, good faith negotiation, democracy and human rights.  However, the State Department’s well-intentioned policy has fueled Middle East violence,…

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US guarantees of the Israel-Lebanon accord: carved in stone or a mirage?

The US-engineered and brokered Israel-Lebanon (Hezbollah) maritime/gas accord includes (in section 4) US guarantees. It aims to reassure both parties, especially Israel: “The United States intends to exert its best efforts working with the Parties to help establish and maintain a positive and constructive atmosphere for conducting discussions and successfully…

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Why Haven’t Linda Sarsour, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib Even Mentioned Iran’s Hijab Protests?

[Correction: U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib did issue a statement supporting Iranian protesters. The original version of this story did not reflect that. The story has been updated. We regret the error.] As of this writing, heartbreakingly brave Iranian women have been protesting for 10 days and nights in the streets of at least 80…

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Republicans Win By Challenging Climate Change Demagogues

Article is By Dr. Ed Berry While money is necessary, today’s business advertising proves a better message can beat money every time. So, let us formulate that better message for the Republicans.  Among the issues in the coming election, there is one issue Republicans have not addressed. If they address…

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Persecuted at Home, Iran’s Christian Converts Finding Europe’s Doors Closed

It was Hassan’s brother-in-law who inspired him. “He said….there is a treasure, there is a living God, Jesus Christ, and we are his children, and not his slaves,” Hassan told the European Court of Human Rights last month. “He said there is a free salvation.” Intrigued, Hassan soon followed his brother-in-law, converting from…

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US’ diplomatic option and Iran’s child martyrdom – incompatible!

*Is the diplomatic option viable when dealing with Iran’s Ayatollahs, who have promoted – since 1979 – child martyrdom in their school curriculum and on the battlefield?! *Is the diplomatic option viable when dealing with Iran’s Ayatollahs, who have espoused child martyrdom in the service of their Islamic Revolution, which aims to…

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