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The Specter Haunting Europe

Filed in Middle East by on April 25, 2015 0 Comments
The Specter Haunting Europe

The specter of Islamic extremism haunts Europe. For about the past decade, a succession of young European Muslims fired up by Islamic radicalism have carried out one terrorist assault after another — from the train bombing in Madrid in 2004 that claimed the lives of 191 Spanish commuters to the attacks on the French satirical […]

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The Armed Struggle For Israel

Filed in Arts by on April 23, 2015 0 Comments
The Armed Struggle For Israel

Jews in Palestine were not handed political sovereignty on a silver platter. Not by a long shot. As Bruce Hoffman observes in Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle For Israel, 1917-1947 (Alfred A. Knopf), they achieved statehood through diplomacy and civil disobedience but above all through armed resistance and terrorist violence. In this magisterial account, told mostly […]

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Russia’s Dangerous Game In The Mideast

Filed in Guest Voices by on April 22, 2015 0 Comments
Russia’s Dangerous Game In The Mideast

President Vladimir Putin of Russia thinks Iran has rejoined the family of nations. How else can we explain his sale of sophisticated weapons to Tehran? Russia announced on April 13 the lifting of its ban on the sale to Iran of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. Iran had ordered them in 2007, but Russia halted the sale […]

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Jimmy Carter And Israel

Filed in Middle East by on April 21, 2015 0 Comments
Jimmy Carter And Israel

According to news reports from Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have both turned down invitations to meet Jimmy Carter, the former president of the United States, due to their perception that he’s adopted “anti-Israel positions.” Carter is supposed to arrive in the region within the next 10 days, but it looks […]

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Censored Voices

Filed in Arts by on April 20, 2015 0 Comments
Censored Voices

The Six Day War produced waves of euphoria in Israel. Within an unbelievable week in June 1967, the Israeli armed forces had crushed several Arab armies, enabling Israel to expand its territory substantially. It was a historical watershed in the history of the Jewish people. Shortly after the last gun fell silent, a group of […]

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Best Of Enemies

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Best Of Enemies

It was 1968 and another U.S. presidential election season was in the offing. With the Republican and Democratic Party conventions coming up, the ABC television network, trailing behind the CBS and NBC networks, needed a compelling media event to increase its audience share. ABC settled on a debate that would pit William F. Buckley, a […]

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Beyond The Fear

Filed in Arts by on April 19, 2015 0 Comments
Beyond The Fear

Larisa Trembovler’s name doesn’t exactly ring a bell, not even in Israel. In case you’ve forgotten, she’s the wife of  Yigal Amir, who may be one of the most hated men in Israel. Why on earth would she want to marry a wretched assassin and villain like Amir? If you’re interested in the answer, you should watch […]

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Drone

Filed in Arts by on April 18, 2015 0 Comments
Drone

The drone, the unmanned airplane with astonishingly precise, deadly capabilities, has taken robotic warfare to new heights, having become the weapon of choice in the United States’ war against terrorism. This has been the case since Sept. 11, 2001, the day Arab terrorists crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City […]

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Welcome To Leith

Filed in Arts by on April 18, 2015 0 Comments
Welcome To Leith

When a stranger turns up in Leith, a one-horse town in North Dakota, heads turn and anger flares. Leith’s 24 residents take an intense dislike to newcomer Craig Cobb, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi who hopes to turn Leith into a “white nationalist community.” The showdown between the good people of Leith — which has […]

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Ex Machina

Filed in Arts by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
Ex Machina

Alex Garland’s sleek science fiction thriller, Ex Machina, delves into the futuristic world of super-advanced artificial intelligence. Scheduled to open in Canada on April 24, it’s an eerie, compelling film replete with state-of-the-art technology and rife with plot twists. Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a hot shot 26-year-old coder employed by an internet search engine company, wins a […]

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