Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
(...) After the Arab Spring, the Islamists briefly gained the upper hand. But when the Muslim Brotherhood government fell, the military leaders cracked down. They sentenced hundreds of the Brotherhood’s leadership class to death. They also closed roughly 95 percent of the tunnels that connected ...Read More...
Posted on 07/29/2014 11:59 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Daniel Greenfield writes in Frontpage:
After Senator Ted Cruz’s warning that he would hold all State Department nominees until questions were answered about the political motive behind the FAA’s travel ban on Israel… the FAA suddenly reversed itself.
On the same day that the FAA had announced ...Read More...
Posted on 07/24/2014 7:48 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Alan Dershowitz writes in the Jerusalem Post:
J Street has whined about being excluded from the mainstream Jewish community, but it is J Street that has excluded itself from joining in community activities such as a solidarity rally for Israel.
AIPAC and J Street Photo: Courtesy
Any pretense ...Read More...
Posted on 07/24/2014 7:34 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 21 July 2014
Canada and the United States have a special relationship which includes Canadians calling on the US to live up to its moral ideals when its Chief Executive has clearly forgotten them. Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn write at Frontpage:
This is part of a series on Israel’s Operation Protective Edge ...Read More...
Posted on 07/21/2014 9:45 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 20 July 2014
The assumptions and presumptions of the BBC are worth reviewing in the light of their selective reporting on the Hamas attacks from Gaza.
Posted on 07/20/2014 2:34 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 20 July 2014
If only the editorial boards of the New York Times and the Washington Post went to conferences like this, the news would be much more balanced.
Posted on 07/20/2014 10:22 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 18 July 2014
Charles Krauthammer writes in the Washington Post:
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning charges, so-called roof ...Read More...
Posted on 07/18/2014 1:53 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 17 July 2014
Jerusalem- Highlighting Mads Gilbert's background of ideological extremism, NGO Monitor reminds journalists and others of his radical political and ideological biases. Gilbert is currently in Gaza promoting anti-Israel propaganda.
"We urge media outlets and human rights organizations ...Read More...
Posted on 07/17/2014 2:10 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Posted on 07/16/2014 9:07 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Vivien Schweitzer writes in the NYTimes:
ISTANBUL — On a recent evening here, young people tossed Frisbees on the grassy lawns of an American-style college campus, while elegantly clad patrons sipped wine before a concert featuring the soprano Diana Damrau and the harpist Xavier de Maistre.
The ...Read More...
Posted on 07/13/2014 11:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Dr. Harold Goldmeier writes in Life in Israel:
The French Intifada is the scariest non-fiction book I‘ve read.
Andrew Hussey builds a convincing case that jihadist Islamists seethe with ugsome fury for impious Western civilization. Ruthless violence is the tool of preferred choice to mete out ...Read More...
Posted on 07/12/2014 8:50 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 11 July 2014
Michael Ignatieff (who hasn't made sense for a long time) makes sense reviewing four books in the NYTimes Review of Books:
In the 1930s travelers returned from Mussolini’s Italy, Stalin’s Russia, and Hitler’s Germany praising the hearty sense of common purpose they saw there, compared to which their ...Read More...
Posted on 07/11/2014 5:48 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Mudar Zahran writes in the Jerusalem Post:
The concept of a Palestinian state in Jordan is not new. In fact, Jordan was created based on the Faisal-Weizmann agreement by which Jews agreed to give away 78 percent of the British Mandate for Palestine to the Hashemites to establish a homeland for the ...Read More...
Posted on 07/09/2014 12:32 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Simon Blackburn is interviewed in the Irish Times:
One of today’s most Orwellian inventions is surely the selfie tripod. Where once holiday-makers used to have to stop passers-byand ask for assistance with a photograph, they can now produce a 3ft-long extension to their cameraphones. In one fell ...Read More...
Posted on 07/09/2014 12:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 5 July 2014
Michael Doran writes in Mosaic magazine:
With the June 10 capture of the city of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a debate promptly reopened in the American media over America’s role in the fate of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. Typifying one side of the debate was former President ...Read More...
Posted on 07/05/2014 6:35 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 4 July 2014
Joko Wicoyo writes in the Jakarta Post:
Yogyakarta is discovering a new ideology, culture and civilization as a result of outside influences. The influences have come from the Middle East as well as from Western capitalist ideologies, both of which have marginalized the culture and civilization of ...Read More...
Posted on 07/04/2014 5:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Richard Landes writes in Tablet.
Anthropologists and legal historians have long identified certain tribal cultures—warrior, nomadic—with a specific set of honor codes whose violation brings debilitating shame. The individual who fails to take revenge on the killer of a clansman brings shame upon ...Read More...
Posted on 06/28/2014 5:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 27 June 2014
Ryan Mauro writes at the Clarion Project:
A firestorm has erupted online after senior Department of Homeland Security advisor Mohamed Elibiary tweeted that a “Caliphate” is inevitable and compared it to the European Union.
He also recently criticized “drive-by” attacks on Islamism. Elibiary has ...Read More...
Posted on 06/27/2014 9:22 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Dexter Filkins writes in The New Yorker:
On Christmas Day last year, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki appeared on Iraqi television to wish his country’s Christian minority—which has been fleeing by the thousand since the American invasion, in 2003—a happy holiday. Maliki, who is sixty-three, wore a ...Read More...
Posted on 06/26/2014 1:50 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
The Times of Israel reports:
New York’s Metropolitan Opera canceled its live transmissions of a controversial opera featuring the murder of a Jewish character by a Palestinian hijacker on Tuesday, amid fears the screening would stir up global anti-Semitic sentiment.
John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer,” ...Read More...
Posted on 06/18/2014 10:07 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield