The U.S. and Pakistan: Time for a Divorce?

by Lawrence A. Franklin “The amount of pain that Pakistan has inflicted upon the United States in the last 12 years is unprecedented.” — Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan’s former spy chief. Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency continues to sponsor, equip, and train several terrorist organizations that directly target American troops in Afghanistan, as well as regional allies of…

Palestinians: No Difference Between Fatah and Hamas

by Bassam Tawil Sometimes it seems as if Fatah and Hamas are competing to show which party hates Israel and the US more. This call is a clear message to Palestinians to launch more terror attacks. This, in fact, is the real “license to kill” that Fatah has been talking about. It is not Trump who…

ISIS Sets its Sights on Gaza

by Bassam Tawil ISIS is making it clear that it now has its eyes set on the Gaza Strip. By calling on Palestinians to rebel against Hamas, ISIS is hoping to facilitate its mission of infiltrating the Gaza Strip. Ongoing attempts by ISIS to infiltrate the Palestinian area should worry not only Palestinians, but Israel and…

Violence Should Not Determine Policy

by Alan M. Dershowitz Violence should be responded to by police and military action, not by giving in to the unreasonable demands of those who use violence as a tactic. The reason violence — whether rock-throwing or more lethal forms of terrorism — is used is because it works… as a way to extort concessions from…

The Real Palestinian Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Speech

By misrepresenting the poster burning “ceremony” as a reflection of widespread Palestinian rage concerning Trump’s policy on Jerusalem, the international media is once again complicit in promoting the propaganda of Palestinian spin doctors. The journalists, including photographers and camera crews, have been handed detailed schedules of events that will take place in different parts of…

Why Did Flynn Lie and Why Did Mueller Charge Him with Lying?

Alan M. Dershowitz The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation. The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a…

Palestinians: More Missed Opportunities

by Bassam Tawil The PFLP, like Hamas and other Palestinian groups, makes no secret of its goal to “liberate Palestine, from the (Jordan) River to the (Mediterranean) Sea.” All should be commended for their honesty. If anyone has any doubts, their plan means the total destruction of Israel. Thus, as chairman of the PLO, Mahmoud Abbas…

Religious Hate Crimes, USA.: Jews, Not Muslims, Still Key Victims

by A. Z. Mohamed Hate crimes — defined as those directed at someone “based on his race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity” — are not only illegal; they are immoral and should not be tolerated. However, we must not allow the dictates of political correctness, according to which “Islamophobia” is the most rampant form of…

Palestinians: If You Do Not Give Us Everything, We Cannot Trust You

by Bassam Tawil The Palestinians have made up their mind: The Trump peace plan is bad for us and we will not accept it. The plan is bad because it does not force Israel to give the Palestinians everything. If and when the Trump administration makes public its peace plan, the Palestinians will be the first…