I recently traveled to Azerbaijan to speak at the 6th International Conference on Multiculturalism at Baku Slavic University. Azerbaijan is a developing country in the Caucuses on the Caspian Sea, rich in oil and agricultural resources, and committed to building a secular Muslim...
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The Fog of Narrative
With the article “Inside the Fog of War” (Sept. 12), the Jewish Journal joins many other media outlets in publicizing Palestinian suffering. It’s an easy story to write. The photos and witness accounts are plentiful and sympathetic. It’s truthful,...
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Treating the Moral, Ethical Sickness Spread by MoneyÏ
As a state and federal criminal prosecutor, I can tell you that for every Bernard Madoff or Jordan Belfort, there are dozens of Jewish white-collar criminals you will never read about (“ ‘The Wolf’ and the Jewish Problem,”...
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An Iranian man arrested on suspicion of planning an attack on the Israeli embassy in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan denies the allegation, an Iranian diplomat said on Thursday.
Hassan Faraji, 31, is the latest in a number of Iranians to be accused of criminal plots in...
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GOOD FOOD PIE CONTEST
It’s pie. Pie! Join KCRW and the upper crust of L.A.’s baking scene as pies are imagined, created and then deliciously devoured. “Good Food’s” Evan Kleinman hosts an afternoon of fruit, nut, cream, silk, savory, vegan and LACMA art-inspired...
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Marking 30th anniversary of the start of the first Lebanon War, Amir Taheri writes in the New York Post that the Israel’s defeat of Arafat and the PLO in Lebanon served to give rise to darker powers in the country, thanks to Syria and Iran....
May 13, 2012 | 1:54 am
The Turkish prime minister is apparently trying to consolidate his power, writes Andrew Finkel in the New York Times, but is it the right move for Turkey?
This week, Erdogan said that Turks should begin debating a move from the current parliamentary...
April 29, 2012 | 3:19 am
(Seizing the opportunity to recommend an article that features on my own work) Yehudah Mirsky in Jewish Ideas Daily looks at the connection American Jewry has to Israel, and whether it is really diminishing.
The research studies agree on several...
April 23, 2012 | 3:14 pm
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman denied a report that Israel was granted access to air bases in Azerbaijan.
Lieberman made the remarks to reporters Monday in Baku, where he is meeting with high-ranking government officials.
“Such reports are from the sphere of science...
April 2, 2012 | 2:54 am
Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post meets the Egyptian blogger who maintains that the changes in his country have been purely cosmetic.
Nabil turned out to be right about where the Egyptian generals were headed. In...
March 29, 2012 | 10:55 am
Azerbaijan officials denied a claim in an American magazine that Israel was granted access to airbases in Azerbaijan.
Foreign Policy Magazine reported Wednesday that Israel was granted access to the airbases in the Caucasus nation, raising the fears of U.S. officials that it is...
March 14, 2012 | 10:26 am
Twenty-two people were arrested in Azerbaijan on suspicion of planning to attack the American and Israeli embassies.
The arrests Wednesday were announced by the national security ministry, which said the attacks were to be undertaken on behalf of Iran, the French news agency AFP...
February 27, 2012 | 10:32 am
A state-run Israeli company will has inked a $1.6 billion deal to sell sophisticated military technology to Azerbaijan.
Under the deal, Israel Aerospace Industries will sell drones, anti-aircraft and missile defense systems to Azerbaijan, Iran’s neighbor to the north.
Israeli defense officials told international news services that the deal has been in process for a long time and is not a response to recent allegedly Iranian attempts to kill Israeli diplomats or any potential Israeli plans to strike Iranian nuclear sites.
February 22, 2012 | 10:37 am
Suspected terrorists with links to Iran and Hezbollah were arrested in Azerbaijan, while bombs intended for use against Israeli targets in Thailand’s capital were discovered hidden in inexpensive portable radios.
The suspects in Azerbaijan are accused of planning terrorist attacks...
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February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pmA few weeks ago, in that Hollywood purgatory just before the announcement of the Oscar nominations, I found myself at a party in honor of Borat.
I fully expected Borat to appear, dingy brown suit and post-modern Groucho mustache and all. Instead, as I walked through the door of the...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Her name is Camilla Tsiperovich. But, growing up in Azerbaijan, there were times she wasn't allowed to use it. As a 9-year-old violinist performing for world-renowned cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, she was told to call herself Camilla Gadjieva. Her headmaster at the Azerbaijan...