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Latest Article from Michael Freund

The Palestinian assault on Jewish history and heritage

September 23, 2021  •  Jerusalem Post

If anyone still has doubts about the Palestinian Authority's determination to erase all traces of Israel's ancient Jewish heritage, an important new report should lay to rest any such uncertainties.

The 65-page document, entitled "National Heritage Survey" and published by the Shilo Forum and the Shomrim al HaNetzach ("Preserving the Eternal") organization, examined a selection of 365 of the most important national and cultural Jewish archaeological and historical sites in Judea and Samaria.

The findings are nothing less than shocking and infuriating and require immediate attention from Israel's government.

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Latest Article from Clifford May

Unfriending Pakistan
A reconsideration of the relationship is long overdue

September 22, 2021  •  The Washington Times

Who's to blame for America's humiliating surrender in Afghanistan, the dishonorable abandonment of American citizens along with Afghans who sided with us against the Taliban and al Qaeda, the disgraceful treatment of NATO allies, and the lethal incompetence with which the retreat was carried out? The buck stops on the desk behind which Joe Biden sits. But we would be remiss to ignore the contributions of others to this historic fiasco. Prominent among them: Pakistan's leaders.

I take no pleasure in saying this. I first visited Pakistan 38 years ago. Most of the people I encountered were gracious, hospitable, and tolerant. They were open to talking about anything – in English!

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Latest Article from Tevi Troy

Biden's legacy is on the line

September 16, 2021  •  The Washington Examiner

First-term mistakes are common for presidents. For some, those mistakes define their legacy, while others' errors cling to the historical record as a footnote. President Joe Biden and his advisers reportedly believe their Afghanistan mess will fade from public memory, but that is a gamble.

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Latest Article from Jonathan Schanzer

The Bizarre Positive Biden Spin on Afghanistan

October 2021  •  Commentary Magazine

The disastrous American military withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete. After a deadly ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K) attack that killed 13 American servicemen, in the wake of a lightning Taliban offensive that left the country firmly in the hands of al-Qaeda's long-standing ally, and amid the fallout from a half-baked evacuation effort that still left Americans stranded, the White House has worked feverishly to recast it all as a hard-fought success in the struggle to end America's longest war.

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Latest Article from Judith Miller

Biden double crosses France – president's errors have allies questioning his competence

September 19, 2021  •  Fox News

The Biden administration's unforced errors in foreign affairs keep on mounting.

First was the deadly, botched exit from Afghanistan and ensuing humanitarian disaster. Then came the Pentagon's belated disclosure that its Aug. 29 drone strike in Kabul killing 10 civilians, seven of them children, which the Defense Department mischaracterized for weeks, was, in fact, a mistake, or as a Pentagon spokesman put it, a "horrible tragedy of war."

Now, there's the double crossing of France, America's oldest ally.

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Latest Article from Soeren Kern

UK: Record Number of Migrants Crossing English Channel

September 16, 2021  •  Gatestone Institute

Nearly a thousand migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East have attempted to cross the English Channel on small boats in just one day to illegally get into the United Kingdom. The record-breaking surge in illegal crossings is being facilitated by warm weather and calm seas.

The British government is struggling to stop the crossings — partly because of its need for cooperation from France. British authorities have repeatedly accused their French counterparts of not doing enough to stop small boats from leaving French territorial waters.

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Latest Article from Ilan Berman

Riyadh Turns East

September 14, 2021  •  Newsweek

It's official: Saudi Arabia has begun to seek other suitors. Last month, in a move that passed largely unnoticed amid the unfolding debacle in Afghanistan, the House of Saud signed a new military cooperation agreement with Russia. The deal, inked on the sidelines of the International Military-Technical Forum near Moscow by Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Fomin, is aimed at developing joint military coordination between the two countries. While details of the agreement remain sparse, speculation abounds that it encompasses systems like unmanned aerial vehicles and military helicopters, which Riyadh needs to address its immediate security needs. On a broader level, however, the Saudi-Russian deal reflects a momentous strategic shift, as the kingdom adapts to the changes taking place in America's Mideast policy.

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Latest Article from Asaf Romirowsky

The Progressive Saviour Complex: Quakers, American Jews and Israel

July 2021  •  Fathom

Quakers and Reform Jews

Quakerism has long had a certain appeal to Jews; its pacifist nature and liberal values harmonise well with the universalism of most Jews on the religious and political left. But its influence on American Judaism in the 20th and 21st centuries has been poorly charted. At the extreme, that influence is seen in 'Quaker Jews,' who purport to unite the doctrines of a 17th century Christian dissenter sect with those of Judaism, in the manner of 'Buddhist Jews' and other syncretisms based on agnosticism. The irony of liberal Jews 'quaking' before God – like Haridim who 'tremble' – is rich, but is pointed out mostly in vain.

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Latest Article from Clare M. Lopez

Citizen Patriots Are Fighting Back
Marxist propaganda, Critical Race Theory and the deterioration of American schools.

June 22, 2021  •  Frontpage Magazine

With the Biden administration, and specifically the Department of Education, openly pushing the teaching of CRT in U.S. public schools, the situation is raising alarm among educators, parents, legislators, and ordinary citizens. As embedding of CRT into Ethnic Studies programs in California and other states became widespread over the last several years, parents increasingly began to realize the malignant nature of what was being taught to their children.

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