Browsing All posts tagged under »Middle East Politics«

‘Pivot Of History’: Trump Hosts Signing Of Abraham Accords Between Israel And UAE, Bahrain

September 16, 2020 by


By Fred Lucas ~ The Abraham Accords have the potential to expand to other Arab countries and bring lasting peace in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and leaders from Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain said Tuesday at a signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. “This day is a […]

Israel, The UAE, And Bahrain

September 14, 2020 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Peace on the Beach in the Middle East? Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

Golda Meir

May 27, 2020 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ This is the second in my cartoon series called “The Zionists”. It features Golda Meir. Future cartoons in the series will feature Ben Gurion, Jabotinsky, Abba Eban, and others. Let me know what you think about them.. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

Trump Seeks Answers In Saudi Journalist’s ‘Terrible’ Disappearance In Turkey

October 13, 2018 by


By Fred Lucas ~ Saudi Arabia’s government has some explaining to do to the United States about a missing Washington Post columnist, foreign policy experts say, but the Trump administration shouldn’t make a rush to judgment. Jamal Khashoggi, 59, a Saudi journalist and columnist for the Post, was last seen Oct. 2 going into the […]

5 Takeaways From Israel’s Massive Intelligence Operation On Iran

May 2, 2018 by


By James Carafano Ph.D.~ The Israeli government on Monday unloaded a massive intelligence data dump that demonstrated Iran’s efforts to hide its nuclear weapons program. The revelations come weeks before an anticipated decision by the U.S. to “fix or nix” the Iran nuclear deal. Reactions to the Israeli intelligence revelations ranged from “ding-dong the deal […]

Anger Management

December 8, 2017 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

What Trump’s Decision On Jerusalem Means For Israel And The Middle East

December 7, 2017 by


By James Phillips ~ President Donald Trump on Wednesday kept his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ordered the State Department to make plans to eventually move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The long-delayed, symbolic move addressed a historic injustice: Israel is the only country in the world not allowed […]

Israel, UNESCO, And Uncle Sam

October 16, 2017 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ According to Israel National News: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Thursday night that Israel will be exiting the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over the organization’s anti-Israeli bias, following a similar announcement by the Trump administration.UNESCO’s board is set to meet next week and had announced that […]

All Okay, As Long As The Dictator Is A Muslim

April 19, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Extraordinary propaganda in the Sydney Morning Herald: a Muslim activists saying Muslims should be proud that Turkey now has a president who has, in fact, made himself almost an elected dictator and is a Muslim xenophobe. Kuranda Seyit, director of the Forum on Australia’s Islamic Relations: [President] Erdogan has carved his […]

Trump, Turnbull Tough In Israel’s Defence

February 22, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Good news from those who support the one true democracy in the Middle East: Donald Trump’s new UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, has given the UN Security Council a magnificent smack-down for its anti-Israel obsession. And Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed it up. Here is Haley, amazed to find that […]

Time To Redraw The Mideast Maps

October 21, 2016 by


By William R. Hawkins ~ As the offensive to drive Islamic State (ISIS) out of Mosul finally gets underway, the assumption is that Iraq’s second largest city will fall to Coalition forces, as did Fallujah and Tikrit last year. There may only be 5,000 ISIS fighters in the city against a combined assault force of […]

Iran’s Chess Board

June 17, 2016 by


By Caroline Glick ~ Strategic thinking has always been Israel’s Achilles’ heel. As a small state bereft of regional ambitions, so long as regional realities remained more or less static, Israel had little reason to be concerned about the great game of the Middle East. But the ground is shifting in the lands around us. […]

European Chutzpah

June 3, 2016 by


A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Europeans gather in Paris (without Israeli participation) at today’s “Peace talks” to prepare for a fully-fledged peace conference to be held by the end of the year. Read More by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones .

Iran Versus Saudi Arabia

March 9, 2016 by


By Herbert London ~ The trial and subsequent execution of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimir a month ago has led to a storm of protest leading to the destruction of the Saudi embassy in Tehran. While Iranian president Hassan Rouhani condemned the attacks as “unjustifiable,” this statement did not mollify Saudi leaders. In fact, the Saudi […]

Islamic Slaughters And Short Memories

August 6, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ “We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.  That would change my calculus.  That would change my equation.” Obama said that […]

The Middle East Cannot Be Ignored

May 13, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Have you noticed that you’re not reading or hearing much about the Middle East these days? That’s because, if there isn’t a war or revolution going on there, we tend not to take much notice. Our attention span for the civil war in Syria disappeared months ago despite the horrendous slaughter […]

The Middle East Faces The Revenge Of Geography

April 4, 2014 by


By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Today’s Middle East began as an exercise in manipulating geography at the close of World War I, a century ago. The winners of that deadly war were the British and French, who “freed” the Arab world from the imperial embrace of the Turkish Ottoman Empire that dominated them until the […]

An Encomium For An Unsung Writer

September 27, 2013 by


By Edward Cline ~ Daniel Greenfield, (pictured) the Sultan Knish columnist and frequent contributor to FrontPage’s The Point Blog, is one of the most perceptive, objective, prolific, and ruthless observers of contemporary politics and culture in the country. He writes things Charles Krauthammer would be hesitant to publish, and says things no one on Fox […]

The Syrian Scenario

August 31, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Arabs are particularly fond of dates with historical or religious significance. Recall the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the fourth Arab-Israeli war led by a coalition of Egypt and Syria. Like earlier wars, it ended in defeat for the Arabs. It happens that sundown on Wednesday, September 4, marks the beginning […]

Our Suicidal Middle East Policies

June 20, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Take a look at the map of Afghanistan. It borders Pakistan, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and a tiny eastern tip borders China. It exists in the worst neighborhood of nations on planet Earth. A Reuters news story on June 18 reported that “Afghanistan will send a team for peace talks with […]

Trying to Drag the Middle East into the 21st Century

June 19, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I am beginning to miss some of the dictators who ruled the Middle East for the past forty years or so. Even Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was considered useful when, in the 1980s, he kept busy invading Iran. The U.S. didn’t lose any sleep over that, but when he invaded Kuwait, Bush41 […]

Oh, And Libya Didn’t Work Out That Great, By The Way

February 18, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ So, how goes liberated Libya, freed from the tyrant’s yoke? Armed militias in Libya are committing human rights abuses with impunity, threatening to destabilize the country and hindering its efforts to rebuild, Amnesty International said Thursday. Militias have tortured detainees, targeted migrants and displaced entire communities in revenge attacks, according to […]

If I Were Dictator (Part 27)

July 22, 2011 by


By Marlin6 On 02/05/2008, I authored a post “Benevolent Dictators Make Good Government”. Examples are King David – Israel – (1010 BC –970 B.C.) in ancient times and General Douglas McArthur – Japan – (1945 –1947) in modern times. I started musing about what I would do if I were absolute dictator of the United […]

Waiting and Watching Egypt

January 31, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Today we watch events unfold in far off places often in real time. What we lack, however, is context. Most Americans and, I suspect, others in Western nations are frequently at a loss when it comes to knowing anything about the culture and history, past and recent, of nations in the Middle […]