I’m Not Sure There is a Way to Stop the Mass Killings

There is something sad and hopeless about a society that is indifferent to the long list of savage mass murders inside our public schools. It is a long and wearying list, growing, a cause for depressive thoughts across the land. Some of us want to ban assault weapons and the AR-15 used by the deranged…

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…

Newsflash: Jerusalem Not on Fire!

by Bassam Tawil “More journalists than protesters…” — Björn Stritzel, German journalist. Protests against Israel and the US are not uncommon on the streets of Ramallah, Hebron and Bethlehem. But for the “war correspondents,” there is nothing more exciting than standing behind burning tires and stone throwers and reporting from the heart of the “clashes.” Such…

Germany: Violence Spirals in Refugee Shelters

by Soeren Kern German authorities have justified their failure to inform the public about the scale of the problem by citing the privacy rights of the criminal offenders. Experts have long warned that the practice of housing migrants from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in tight accommodations is the ideal breeding ground for violence. “A maintenance…