Could it all Come Down to Balls?

I’m thinking back to the Republican primaries and the Presidential election of 2016.  Many issues were raised, from taxes to military funding to international relations.  But, in the end, Americans seemed to be moved by one candidate—Donald J. Trump—who had what the Spanish call “duende,” loosely meaning (per Wikipedia) “the quality of having soul, a…

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…

The U.S. Middle East Peace Plan?

by Bassam Tawil No American or European on the face of this earth could force a Palestinian leader to sign a peace treaty with Israel that would be rejected by an overwhelming majority of his people. Trump’s “ultimate solution” may result in some Arab countries signing peace treaties with Israel. These countries anyway have no real…

Iran Deal: A Deal for Iran, But No Deal for Muslims

Since the Iran deal was struck by the Obama Administration it has been a deal in favor of the Iranian dictatorship. The Iranians pay almost as little attention to the word and the art of the deals they make and sign and promise to keep with the West than the North Koreans, who we are…