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  • Obama needs a better job

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    I feel bad for President Barack Obama. Here is a decent, intelligent, articulate man who had all the qualities to be a brilliant candidate but somehow ended up in the wrong job.

    As I see him running out the clock on his second term, gamely trying to appear in control but clearly...

  • ‘Bethlehem,’ a film of spies and intrigue and Oscar possibilities

    By Tom Tugend

    December 12, 2013 | 3:30 pm

    Foreign-language (meaning non English-language) films from 76 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Venezuela, are competing for Oscar honors this year, with Israel’s entry, “Bethlehem,” pitting Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, against diverse Palestinian factions...

  • After Geneva, Iran’s nuclear deal remains a conundrum

    December 4, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran has set off a cacophony of pro and con acrimony pitting public officials, academic experts and pundits against one another.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the interim accord a “historic mistake.” The Wall Street Journal headlined...

  • The Torah of drones: Examining the complex morality of drone warfare

    By Rob Eshman

    November 6, 2013 | 11:33 am

    In 2009, an Israeli drone flying over the Gaza Strip transmitted back to its command station an image of a telltale rocket trail streaking toward Israeli territory. Many kilometers away, a young Israeli operator, Capt. Y, quickly maneuvered the unmanned aircraft to get a look at...

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  • Yom Kippur in Afghanistan

    By Jared Sichel

    September 11, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    Every other morning, Army Capt. Nathan Brooks wakes up between 4 and 4:30 a.m. to go for a three-mile run before the intense heat of the Afghan desert sets in. 

    Following his daily exercise at Bagram Airfield, Brooks does two things that he said have most helped him feel...

  • Iran looks to the north

    July 24, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    In the United States, our focus is on Iran’s activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation. On its other flank, it seeks influence in Afghanistan as U.S....

  • Explosions, gunfire heard around Kabul International Airport

    June 9, 2013 | 7:19 pm

    Insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack on Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, on Monday, police said, with explosions and gunfire heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties and...

  • Soccer tourney brings Arabs, Jews together

    June 6, 2013 | 4:01 pm

    Despite the summer heat radiating off of the soccer field, dozens of former professional soccer players from all over the world — and of varying faiths — gathered to play a friendly “Soccer Peace Tournament” on June 2 at Calabasas High School.

    As athletes sprinted and fans...

  • Sgt. Robert Bales pleads guilty to murdering 16 Afghan civilians

    June 5, 2013 | 2:47 pm

    A U.S. Army sergeant who killed 16 Afghan civilians in cold blood last year pleaded guilty on Wednesday to premeditated murder and other charges under a deal with military prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.

    Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat...

  • U.S. National Intelligence Council predicts ‘incremental’ Palestine

    December 12, 2012 | 9:23 am

    A Palestinian state will emerge by 2030, not through negotiations but incrementally, according to a group of intelligence advisers to President Obama.

    The office of the director of national intelligence this week published the annual "Global Trends" report compiled by the...

  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban defied threats for years

    October 10, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    A 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner shot by the Taliban had defied threats for years, believing the good work she was doing for her community was her best protection, her father said on Wednesday.

    Malala Yousufzai was shot and seriously wounded on Tuesday as she was...

  • I've got your back

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 27, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Your back

  • U.S. asks Afghan leaders to help keep peace after video

    September 12, 2012 | 9:23 am

    The United States embassy in Kabul appealed to Afghan leaders on Wednesday for help "maintaining calm" over the anti-Muslim video, a statement said.

    President Hamid Karzai strongly condemned the video amid simmering tensions in the Afghan capital on Wednesday over the video, with many fearing it could trigger protests like those seen in Libya and Egypt.

    Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Alison Williams

  • This past month in the Muslim world

    By Dennis Prager

    July 11, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    Some news items from the Islamic world in the past month:

    Nigeria:

    June 18 (CNN): “A militant Islamist group [Boko Haram, which means “Western culture is forbidden”] claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people dead...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

  • May 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 2, 2012 | 6:20 am

    Talk of Palestinian reconciliation turns boring

    Writing in Al Arabiya, Hasan Abu Nimah takes issue with both sides of the ‎Palestinian divide over their inability to resolve their differences.

    The harsh reality is that under the current circumstances of both Hamas and Fateh,...

  • Obama, Karzai sign U.S.-Afghan strategic pact

    May 1, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday signed a strategic partnership accord that charts the future of U.S.-Afghan relations beyond the end of the NATO combat mission in the country.

    Obama, on an unannounced visit to Kabul, acknowledged that there will...

  • Greetings from Afghanistan

    By Lisa Niver Rajna

    April 25, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    “Greetings from Afghanistan” is written by our friend, Shane, who is working with USAID. He was in the Peace Corps with George in Paraguay. We hope he will send us many posts from his experiences; here is his first one:

    Hello friends and family,

    I have arrived in Kandahar, after a...

  • U.S. soldiers grinning for picks with Afghan bomber body parts

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 18, 2012 | 2:24 pm

    The hits just keep coming for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. (And let’s not forget NATO.) The Los Angeles Times published a bombshell today: A division of U.S. paratroopers had posed with the dead body parts of bombers in numerous photographs.

    The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers...

  • Aghast

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 28, 2012 | 6:29 pm

    Aghast

  • French shooter was on U.S. “no fly” list

    March 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The French Islamist gunman suspected of murdering seven people who was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday was on a “no fly” list maintained by U.S. authorities, two American officials said.

    The officials would not disclose precisely when the militant, Mohammed Merah, was...

  • French shooting suspect not jailed in Afghanistan, provincial governor says

    March 21, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    An Afghan provincial governor on Wednesday denied statements by a senior prison official that French school shooting suspect Mohamed Merah was jailed for bombings in Afghanistan in 2007 and escaped months later.

    Citing prison documents, Kandahar prison chief Ghulam Faruq had told...

  • NATO says ‘Our bad’ over Quran burnings in Afghanistan

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 22, 2012 | 10:44 am

    NATO officials have apologized for disposing of unwanted copies of the Quran in Bagram, Afghanistan, by burning them. Talk about a mea culpa, via the New York Times:

    About 2,000 Afghans descended on the largest American air base in their country in the bitter cold to protest what is...

  • Taliban ‘poised to retake Afghanistan’ after NATO pullout

    February 1, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    A secret U.S. military report says that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

    Lt. Col Jimmie Cummings, a spokesman for the NATO-led International...

  • Gilad Shalit and Israeli TV’s Searing ‘Prisoners of War’ [UPDATE/SLIDE SHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 31, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    The hit Israeli TV drama “Hatufim” (“Prisoners of War,” now available at mako.co.il) proved prescient—and controversial—recently as Gilad Shalit returned to Israel in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners after five years in a Hamas dungeon.  “Hatufim,”  which inspired...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • From soldier to rabbi, one Afghanistan war veteran takes unusual path

    October 17, 2011 | 5:42 pm

    When West Point’s Jewish chaplain left the academy during Joshua Knobel’s freshman year, Knobel filled in for him, running Jewish prayer services at the military school’s chapel.

    In the years following his 2001 graduation, Knobel led services more than 6,000 miles east while...

  • Afghan peace council head Burhanuddin Rabbani killed in Kabul

    September 20, 2011 | 11:15 am

    The head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who had been tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war, was killed at his home on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.

    His residence is in Kabul’s heavily guarded diplomatic...

  • Afghanistan’s turning point

    September 7, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It was a decade ago that a number of terrorists conducted the most horrifying attack on the United States. They hit two big planes into the World Trade Center, targeted the Pentagon with a third, and, in a failed attempt, crashed a fourth in Pennsylvania, all together killing...

  • Opinion: Face to face

    By Rob Eshman

    August 31, 2011 | 11:03 am

    I asked Aatekah Ahhmad Mir, a journalist from Lahore, Pakistan, and Emal Naweed Haidary, a journalist from Kabul, Afghanistan, what sights they wanted to see while in Los Angeles.

    I fully expected them to ask to go to Disneyland, Universal Studios … Venice Beach.

    “We want to...

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