Richard Silverstein and defending the right to incite violence against Jews


One of the reasons the Right often doesn’t take its leftist critics seriously is because, as any debater knows, once your opponent resorts to name-calling—the leftist M.O.—he has effectively ceded the intellectual playing field and the argument. But there are times an argument is so noxious it cannot be ignored, and must be debunked

How Islamism—With Iran at its Center and Flanked by the Global Left–Can Be Defeated


One night in August 2006, Jonathan Spyer’s unit in the Israel Defense Forces prepared to head into South Lebanon to reinforce their fellow soldiers in the war against Hezbollah, the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization. “Not all of us will be coming back,” his friend said as they shook hands.

Wikileaks Cables Expose John Kerry as an Enemy of Peace in the Mideast


When Barack Obama became president, he finally put one issue to rest: No, the Democratic Party is not pro-Israel. But the WikiLeaks revelations have now put in doubt another claim: that the Democrats want peace for Israel and her neighbors. The question is raised with regard to John Kerry, the Democrats’ previous standard-bearer. One of [...]

Hot Post: The Ideological Arrogance and Historical Ignorance of Christopher Hitchens


This popular post was first published on Wednesday, November 24, here. Remarking on the intellectual vanity of Christopher Hitchens’ atheist crusade, Ross Douthat once quipped that “If the world were to end tomorrow in the hail of fire, I’m confident that one of the last things to be heard on Earth, before the meteor hits, [...]

Clinton administration’s terrorist friends in Southeast Asia still wreaking havoc in our name


In the run-up to the election of the U.N. secretary-general in 2007, a group of high-level former Clinton administration officials conspired to attempt to replace the frontrunner and well-respected South Korean Ban Ki-moon with the trustee of a Saudi-funded Wahhabist Muslim organization linked to al-Qaeda. That man was Anwar Ibrahim of Malaysia, the current opposition [...]

The Ideological Arrogance and Historical Ignorance of Christopher Hitchens


Remarking on the intellectual vanity of Christopher Hitchens’ atheist crusade, Ross Douthat once quipped that “If the world were to end tomorrow in the hail of fire, I’m confident that one of the last things to be heard on Earth, before the meteor hits, would be the sound of Hitchens and [evangelical minister] Tim LaHaye [...]

Exposing the “Media Terrorists”: An Interview with Philippe Karsenty


When Islamic terrorists strike, their sympathetic friends in the media seek to justify it by looking for “root causes.” They should be careful what they wish for, because Philippe Karsenty can prove that for the several thousand killed since the beginning of the Second Intifada, the media themselves own the lion’s share of the blame. [...]

The Left’s Love Affair With Anti-Semitic Fundamentalist Muslims Continued: Hillary Clinton Reaches Out To Anwar Ibrahim


The next generation of would-be Muslim leaders hopes to ride a wave of anti-Semitism and promises of eradication of the Jewish nation to power. And though in most cases the American governing class avoids publicly supporting them, there is one exception: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who is about to receive an official visit from [...]

To Obama and Clinton, Israel Is Merely “An Aspiration”


In an ironic twist, the Israel-does-not-exist propagandizing that Hillary Clinton once attacked as child abuse is being regurgitated by her own State Department. It’s taxpayer funded Arab agitprop, and it was on display at Tuesday’s press briefing with State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, which was significantly more illuminating than he intended. Here is the first [...]