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  • Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

    5 days ago

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris...

  • A plea for Syrian refugees: ‘never again’

    5 days ago

    Having spent a career helping women and civil society activists in the most challenging places on Earth, we thought we had seen the worst man could do. Helping society rebound in the killing fields in Cambodia; documenting Saddam’s genocide in northern Iraq; helping resolve...

  • The refugee dilemma: Fighting to defend the defenseless

    By Danielle Berrin

    5 days ago

    On Nov. 19, less than a week after the deadly series of terrorist attacks in Paris, Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, the 134-year-old refugee resettlement organization, was summoned to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress. The...

  • Jacob in ISIL, or, The prayers of the refugees should be our prayers

    By David Seidenberg

    1 week ago

    As we read in last Shabbat's Torah portion, Jacob left Canaan for Paddan-Aram, not knowing whether he would return, asking for divine help. He negotiated with God — if you protect me and return me safely, only then will you be my God, only then will I worship you. (Gen. 28:20-21)

  • France finds explosive belt, detects Paris suspect’s phone

    1 week ago

    A suspected explosive belt was found dumped near Paris on Monday and the mobile phone of a fugitive believed to have taken part in the attacks on Nov. 13 was detected in two locations in the city, a source close to the investigation said.

    France and Belgium have launched a...

  • Dermer blasts world’s confusion on Islamic terror, treatment of Israel

    1 week ago

    The lineup of speakers at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual Louis D. Brandeis Awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt in NY Sunday evening, turned out to serve as the perfect venue for venting about Israel’s standing in the world and the offering of suggestions about the U.S....

  • Why are we abandoning the Christians?

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    In all the self-righteous talk we’ve been hearing about Muslim refugees from Syria, who’s talking about the Christians? Over the past several years, no religious group has been more persecuted throughout the Middle East than the Christians. And yet, hardly a peep.

    Yes, the Jewish...

  • Sunday Reads: Between Saudi extremism and ISIS, Why it pays to be a settler, Einstein’s Judaism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago


    Jeffrey Goldberg argues that President Obama has a better understanding of Muslim extremism than people give him credit for:

    It is not entirely clear to me why Obama’s recurring demand that Muslims do more to combat extremism doesn’t gain much attention, though it’s fair...

  • This is not my America. Is it yours?

    1 week ago

    Two scary tweets fell into my feed yesterday. In the first, Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn mom and activist shared, “When ur kids sends u a text w/ a link to a mayor invoking Japanese internment camps. ‘You think they would do that?’ OMG. My heart.”
In a reply, Suroor Raziuddin, a...

  • ADL denounces top GOP hopefuls over anti-Muslim remarks

    1 week ago

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday voiced concern over recent comments made by the three top Republican presidential candidates about Muslim refugees in the aftermath of the deadly terror attacks in Paris.

    On Thursday, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump...

  • Jihadism is not nihilism

    By Marty Kaplan

    1 week ago

    In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term from 19th century European intellectual history. They’re being too clever by half.

    “Extremist nihilism” is what Barack Obama has called ISIS’s ideology. In the second...

  • Tapped phone led Paris attacker to his death

    1 week ago

    The top suspect behind last week's Paris attacks was watched by police being led into a building by a woman suicide bomber the evening before they both died there during a raid by special forces, a police source said on Friday.

    Police had been tapping the phone of Hasna...

  • Welcome the refugees

    1 week ago

    In the 1940s, politicians and the State Department saw the war ravaging Europe and said only Christians could enter this country as refugees, and only a select few at that. No Jews welcome here. A favorite argument for turning away Jews fleeing Europe was that they somehow had been...

  • Clinton urges stepped-up fight against Islamic State in Syria

    1 week ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged a tougher approach to fighting Islamic State militants than President Barack Obama has pursued, with an intensified air campaign and more U.S. special forces and trainers.

    Speaking at the Council on Foreign...

  • Bernie Sanders: Incumbent on Muslim nations to defeat ISIS

    2 weeks ago

    The United States should not lead the fight against ISIS and Islamic extremists, as the sole responsibility of defeating ISIS lies upon Muslim nations in the region, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said on Thursday. 

    During a speech at Georgetown University in DC...

  • Clinton: Saying ‘radical Islam’ plays into hands of ISIS

    2 weeks ago

    Using the term “radical Islam” plays into the hands of the terrorists groups seeking to destroy western civilization, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.

    Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations in NYC Thursday morning, Clinton dismissed the...

  • ISIS echoes from the past

    2 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The infamy of the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris this week, stems from the brutality of its executions and the medieval mentality with which it runs its...

  • NY City police aware of ISIS video but say no specific threat

    2 weeks ago

    New York City police are aware of a newly released Islamic State video that suggests that the largest U.S. city was a potential target of attacks such as those in Paris last week, but that there are no current or specific threats, the department said on Wednesday.

    "While some of...

  • We’ll always have Paris

    2 weeks ago

    Our third president has been often quoted as having said, “Every man has two countries — his own and France.” What Thomas Jefferson actually said, quoting directly from his autobiography, is:

    “So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, In what country on Earth would you...

  • Israel vs. ISIS

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    The tragic attacks, first in Sinai, then in Beirut, and now in Paris, should remind us that the fight against ISIS — the fight against Islamic terror — belongs to no one country and no one religion. We are all threatened, we must all fight, and with every means possible.

    Then why...

  • The Paris attacks: Through a photographer’s lens

    2 weeks ago

    The weekend appeared calm. I had the evening off and was at home, Philippe Wojazer was “on call,” Benoit Tessier and Gonzalo Fuentes were covering the France v Germany friendly at the Stade de France, while Jacky Naegelen was editing the game from home in Alsace using remote...

  • Suspected Paris attacks mastermind not identified in raid at this time, French prosecutor says

    2 weeks ago

    French investigators cannot yet identify those killed in a police raid on Wednesday but the suspected mastermind of the attacks in Paris was not among those arrested in the operation, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said.

    The raid was staged after receiving a tip on Monday that...

  • Jeb: Use of force will restore U.S. leadership

    2 weeks ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush situated himself on national security and America’s role in the world right in the center – between the hawks, the isolationists and the inexperienced candidates in his party, in a speech he delivered at The Citadel military school in...

  • Sweden raises threat level, citing ‘concrete information’

    2 weeks ago

    Sweden's security police raised on Wednesday their terrorist threat assessment by one step, to four on a scale of five, issuing an arrest warrant for one person and saying there was "concrete information" of a possible attack in Sweden days after the Paris killing spree. 

  • Eagles of Death Metal returns home, suspends all shows, after Paris attack

    2 weeks ago

    The California-based rock band Eagles of Death Metal, whose Paris concert was turned into a bloodbath by gunmen opening fire on the audience during their performance, has returned to the United States and suspended all further shows, the group said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Your Reaction to Islam Will Define Who You Are.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 weeks ago

    Your relationship with Islam will define you as a person.

    Once, as a child, I asked a poor gardener who lived in a neighbor’s garage with three sick children and an ailing wife, why he always smiled. I loved his wisdom. I saw him daily, and he never complained. “My son, Allah is...

  • Clinton to deliver speech on ‘radical Jihadism’

    2 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is expected to lay out her Foreign Policy vision in the wake of the Paris terror attacks and the debate over the war against ISIS on Thursday.

    According to a news release by the Clinton campaign, the former Secretary of State will...

  • Intel changes, public awareness needed to prevent Paris-like attack in US

    2 weeks ago

    The series of terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 in Paris pose a couple of major challenges for the United States, Jewish officials and security experts said.

    The challenges: security threats from the the 200 or so Islamic State fighters who have returned to the United...

  • UFO’s attack ISIS: New peace talks begin

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    At first, ISIS commanders in Syria assumed the weird-looking jets came from America, the Great Satan. The jets had a shape they’d never seen before — sphere-like and very agile. They could stop on a dime, explode at crazy speeds and release laser-like bombs that vaporize several...

  • Jewish groups ‘disappointed’ over GOP’s stance on refugees

    2 weeks ago

    Republican governors and presidential candidates came under fire on Monday by their Democratic counterparts and several Jewish organizations for suggesting to halt any effort of welcoming Syrian refugees into the United States, citing the fear of ISIS infiltrators, in the aftermath...

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