Harry Potter and the Vanishing Jihad

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Has J.K. Rowling sent us a coded message?

Alienating India

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How bad American policy is pushing a strategic ally toward China.

The White House War Against Israel

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In the administration’s rage against the Jewish state, an anti-Semitic trope emerges.

Netanyahu’s One-Year Report Card

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The Prime Minister buffers Israel’s strength — while great danger looms.

Obama Meets Dalai Lama, and China Is Quick to Protest

WASHINGTON — President Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Thursday, welcoming the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader to the White House for a low-profile meeting that nonetheless raised the hackles of China. The two men spoke about democracy, human rights and the need to preserve Tibet’s religious identity and culture — all issues that, predictably, […]

The Mullahs Make the Green Revolution Invisible to the Media

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A group of Senators race to support the opposition as their struggle continues.

Saudi Arabia wants Taliban to expel bin Laden – AP

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia will not get involved in peacemaking in Afghanistan unless the Taliban stops providing shelter and severs all ties with Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida movement, officials said Tuesday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting Saudi Arabia hoping for an active Saudi role in his plan to persuade Taliban […]

Failed attempt to kill Israeli envoy in Jordan – Jerusalem Post

A bomb exploded near a two-car convoy belonging to Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Thursday afternoon. The cars were making their way to Amman. No one was hurt in the incident and the vehicles continued to their destination shortly thereafter. The Foreign Ministry received a briefing on the incident. According to several reports, the ambassador […]

U.S. official blasts Israel envoy’s ‘unfortunate’ J-Street remarks – Haaretz

Remarks by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, against the liberal Jewish lobby J Street were “most unfortunate” according to Hannah Rosenthal, head of the U.S. administration’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. In an interview with Haaretz in Jerusalem, where Rosenthal was the administration’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum for […]

Matthias Küntzel: The West goes wobbly on Iran, The Weekly Standard

On November 18, Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki rejected a proposal that his country should export some 70 percent of its low-enriched uranium for further processing abroad. On November 20, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany met in Brussels and urged Iran to reconsider. “I continue to hold out the […]