Che & The Islamists: The Hidden Background to Middle East Regime Change


The spotlight on Middle East regimes in transition has left Tunisia and Egypt behind for the most part and zeroed in on Libya. I believe that it is worthwhile however to examine one of the early images of the revolt against the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The fact that it was a complex amalgam of forces that joined together in the streets of Tunis was brought home to me in a photo (above) in the January 25, 2011 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

J Street Rabbi Breaks with Leftist Zionism–and Israel


At the end of February J Street will be holding its second national conference in Washington. Some of its leadership (and much of its base) have shown that they have lost patience with its program and are taking a much more radical stance. They even started using the language of the PLO and Hamas to attack Israel.

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood? Gaza’s Hamas? Lebanon’s Hezbollah? Dalal Mughrabi proves Fatah is No Different!


The Muslim Brotherhood may yet decide to imitate Fatah and take on the tokens of moderation. If they do the denizens of Foggy Bottom will no doubt believe them.

This State Department game (that too many successive Israel governments have participated in) of pretending that Fatah will ever be a peace partner must end. Fatah remains what it has always been, a violent criminal organization with a Nazi-like hatred for Jews at its core.

Saudi Prince Attacks DC Supporters of Israel as ‘Muppets’


Did you hear the one about the Saudi Arabian Prince and the guy from Sesame Street?

No, really.

If you are not familiar with The National Council on U.S. Arab Relations (NCUSAR) you really shouldn’t feel bad. After all, it is difficult to keep track of all of the various Saudi funded propaganda/political efforts in the U.S. Here’s what you do need to know about NCUSAR: like the similarly named Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) this group also has deep pockets and has successfully forged high level relations with some of the most respected institutions and personalities of the limousine liberal left. Their website can be found at http://www.ncusar.org/.

The Future of Egyptian Jew-Hatred Is Now


These photos are not something independent of the protest movement that started these demonstrations. The group commonly known as the April 6 youth movement ovement originated on Facebook and generated the initial excitement for the current protests. A year ago the New York Times profiled the university students behind the April 6 organization and reported that the movement’s first large-scale public action was a protest against the Mubarak regime during Israel’s incursion into Gaza in late 2008/early 2009. These demonstrators criticized Mubarak for not intervening on behalf of Hamas and against Israel. “(M)ore than 2,000 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Cairo, carrying Palestinian flags.” In today’s Islamic world being pro-democracy has no impact on whether you hate Israel or buy into dark anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.

And all of this–the rest of the Egypt story–is now being ignored by the press here and in Europe.

The Future of Egyptian Jew-Hatred Is Now


These photos are not something independent of the protest movement that started these demonstrations. The group commonly known as the April 6 youth movement ovement originated on Facebook and generated the initial excitement for the current protests. A year ago the New York Times profiled the university students behind the April 6 organization and reported that the movement’s first large-scale public action was a protest against the Mubarak regime during Israel’s incursion into Gaza in late 2008/early 2009. These demonstrators criticized Mubarak for not intervening on behalf of Hamas and against Israel. “(M)ore than 2,000 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Cairo, carrying Palestinian flags.” In today’s Islamic world being pro-democracy has no impact on whether you hate Israel or buy into dark anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.

And all of this–the rest of the Egypt story–is now being ignored by the press here and in Europe.

The Most Israel-Hating Place on Earth


I’m sure you know that Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth.” What I’m sure you don’t know is that just two or so miles away from the park this March a Hotel will be transformed for a night into “The Most Israel-Hating Place on Earth.” Well, at least in the U.S.

The True Face of J Street


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Is it really “pro-Israel” to call out for talks with Hamas?