The Palestinian ‘Refugee’ Dodge

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One the most remarkable news items I’ve read lately is Haaretz’s report on a conversation between an Israeli and “a well-known Egyptian statesman…who held top positions in the past and…
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Refugees Expose ‘Rights Groups’

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Israel and its supporters have argued for years that many “human rights” organizations are far less concerned with human rights than with pushing a political agenda. But as long as…
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UN Can be Curse for Refugees

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For all the billions of dollars in donations it receives and for all its glossy brochures and self-congratulatory speeches its officials deliver, the United Nations might very well be the…
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Turkey Experiences Blowback

Turkey
A terrorist killed at least ten and wounded a dozen more in the historic center of Istanbul this morning. It’s a tragedy. There is no justification for it, and it…
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A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives

Narratives
Everything was going as planned at President Barack Obama’s Thursday evening town hall on gun control when the unexpected occurred. A woman, a mother, a victim of sexual assault in…
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The End of Europe

Europe
In the United States, nearly eight years of stagnation, hardship, a pervasive sense of decline, and seemingly insurmountable challenges abroad have taken their toll. Add to this the depressed anxiety…
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The European Sickness Spreads

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What are we to make of the reaction to the horrifying mass attack on women by several hundred men described as being “North African or Arab” in Cologne on New…
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An Unmentionable Refugee Question

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Yesterday, German authorities came clean about a horrifying event that took place three days earlier. A New Year’s Day event at a square in front of Cologne’s main train station…
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Kerry Gets Visa Waivers Wrong

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The State Department is pushing back on any implementation of the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015,” which revokes automatic visa waivers for nationals of Iraq, Syria, or state…
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Cowardice Hampers ISIS Fight

Barack Obama
It has now been over a year since, in the wake of a series of horrific beheadings of U.S. journalists and aid workers, Presi­dent Barack Obama unveiled his strategy to…
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