Active on four University of California campuses, the Olive Tree Initiative (OTI) says it aims to “promote dialogue and discussion regarding the Israeli-Arab conflict.” The reality is more complex, however, as evidenced by the fact that OTI members met secretly with a prominent Hamas leader shortly after he had been released from an Israeli prison.
With the Middle Eastern dictatorship in the news, now is a good time for a refresher on who we’re dealing with here.
It may be the most important organization you’ve never heard of. This group has deep ties to Barack Obama, George Soros, and many other elements of the far left. Mohamed ElBaradei, the Muslim Brotherhood-supported figure who could replace Egypt’s President Mubarak in the near future, is a board member of the International Crisis Group. So […]
Mohamed ElBaradei, who stands poised to replace Hosni Mubarak as Egypt’s president, has told ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour that the Muslim Brotherhood, which supports ElBaradei, is in “no way extremist.” Rather, he explains, the Brotherhood is akin to “evangelical groups in the U.S.” and “orthodox Jews in Jerusalem.” This assertion ranks quite high among the most […]
Is there such a thing as deficit terrorism? Howard Dean thinks so. Yesterday, former presidential contender and anti-capitalist Howard Dean expressed serious concern over the federal deficit, saying that, in the long run, the deficit poses a greater danger to the U.S. than al-Qaeda! Of course, this new-found fiscal hawkishness was in reference to Dean’s [...]
With the DREAM Act supposedly being “shelved” in the Senate, it looks as though America has avoided another amnesty debacle — but don’t count the bill out too quickly. The open-borders and extremist immigration lobbies have worked tirelessly to achieve this amnesty foothold, and they will not let it go without a fight. One vocal [...]
Leftist Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, recently said she thought she detected a whiff of “Kenya socialism” in President Barack Obama’s tax-rate extension deal. We’re not sure — but is that racist? Could Rush Limbaugh have gotten away with the same? This is not the first time vanden Heuvel has made public remarks [...]
Although nominally a Jewish-oriented publication that claims to be “pro-Israel,” Michael Lerner’s Tikkun magazine has often provided a forum for anti-Israel and anti-Semitic writings. Most notably, it has promoted the notion that Jews slaughtered, drove out, or otherwise dispossessed innocent Palestinian Arabs of their homes when Israel was founded, and that Israel continues to routinely violate the […]