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  • Boston suspect’s web page venerates Islam, Chechen independence

    April 19, 2013 | 9:03 am

    Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev posted links to Islamic websites and others calling for Chechen independence on what appears to be his page on a Russian language social networking site.

    Abusive comments in Russian and English were flooding onto Tsarnaev's page on VK, a...

  • Congress introduces bill to make Israel ‘major strategic ally’

    March 5, 2013 | 8:06 am

    A Republican and a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would make Israel a "major strategic ally," a unique designation.

    The bill, introduced Monday by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), was timed for the annual...

  • Riots break out in Jerusalem, West Bank over Palestinian prisoners

    February 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.

    Several dozen Palestinians began hurling rocks at troops stationed outside the Mugrabi Gate after Friday prayers, Ynet reported...

  • Are anti-Jewish slogans truly Islamic?

    January 23, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Anti-Jewish slogans uttered over the years within certain Muslim circles have given the impression that Islam is absolutely opposed to Jews. Indeed, many in the Muslim world consider hostility toward Jews as a sign of piety. And some leaders addressing the Islamic world have...

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  • The Dark Side of Judaism

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 2, 2013 | 10:32 am

    On December 24th, the rabbinate of Haifa, which is one of the largest Israeli cities, sent a letter to local hotels and event halls, warning them they will lose their Kashrut supervision if they hold New Year's Eve or Christmas parties on their premises. The letter, as published on...

  • Israel, Hamas teams in Cairo for more truce talks

    November 26, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Egyptian mediators began separate talks on Monday with Hamas and with Israel to flesh out details of a ceasefire agreed last week that ended eight days of fighting in the Gaza Strip.

    An Egyptian official told Reuters the talks would discuss Palestinian demands for the opening of...

  • Islamist leaders vow unity against Israel

    November 15, 2012 | 10:22 am

    At a conference that drew a roll-call of the Islamist leaders who have gained influence in the wake of Arab Spring revolts, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal won a noisy welcome and pledges of support on Thursday.

    A day after Israel assassinated Hamas's top commander in the Gaza Strip...

  • Moderate Muslims must battle fanticism

    October 17, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Blasphemy has become the focus of attention, with ongoing turmoil in the Middle East sparked by a crude YouTube trailer for a possibly nonexistent movie mocking Islam.

    Some, including the president of Egypt, and American associate professor of religious studies Anthea Butler of...

  • Living in a mash, not a ‘clash,’ of civilizations

    September 27, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. The riots and Iranian fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, which forced the British-Kashmiri author into hiding for 13 years, can only be described as tragic — for him and for the cause of...

  • Taking on Islam

    By David Suissa

    September 27, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    It’s not exactly true that Jews have nothing to do with the controversy surrounding the anti-Islam video that has sparked riots in the Muslim world, along with a furious debate about the limits of free speech.

    There is a Jew behind this story. His name is Joseph Burstyn.

    ...
  • Opinion: Islamic leaders must call out hatemongers

    September 25, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In 1935, a trial was held in Bern, Switzerland, in which two individuals were being prosecuted for distributing the notorious anti-Semitic document “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.” At the trial, witness after witness came forward testifying to the fraudulent nature of...

  • ‘Savage’ jihad ad debuts in New York City subway

    September 24, 2012 | 3:34 pm

    An inflammatory ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery was posted Monday in 10 New York City subway stations, even as much of the Muslim world was still seething over a California-made movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

    The ad, sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom...

  • Actress sues California man behind anti-Muslim film

    September 19, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    An actress in an anti-Islam film that triggered violent protests across the Muslim world sued a California man linked to its production on Wednesday for fraud and slander, saying she had received death threats after the video was posted on YouTube.

    Actress Cindy Lee...

  • N.Y. transit authority weighs options on anti-Islam subway ad

    September 19, 2012 | 10:01 am

    New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority said it is considering its options after a U.S. District Court ordered the authority to run an advertisement that reads "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

    The MTA's quandary comes in the wake of recent protests in Arab countries and in...

  • In anti-Islam movie furor, fears that a filmmaker’s lies have legs

    September 16, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    There was no Israeli-American real estate developer named Sam Bacile, and the 100 Jews he claimed had financed his anti-Islam film were fictitious as well.

    Both fabrications were offered to the media apparently to hide the true identity of the Egyptian Christian from Southern...

  • Iran stirring tensions in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province

    August 21, 2012 | 10:46 am

    In the restive city of Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the older Shiites are quiet. They had once cheered the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and had hoped their time had come for greater equality in the kingdom. But that dream has faded.

    The younger generation is...

  • Islam navigates the shoals of extremism

    June 27, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Which is the more serious problem today: Islamic extremism or anti-Islamic bigotry?

    The latest contribution to this debate comes from The Nation, the leading magazine of America’s left, in its current special edition on “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic.” Its...

  • June 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2012 | 1:52 am

    Noteworthy

    Waking from the Democratic Dream

    Writing in the National Interest, Robert W. Merry calls on the US to understand that the culture of Middle Eastern Islam does not encourage the evolution of democratic norms.

    Americans can’t fathom the power of the Islamic idea that...

  • Italian convert to Islam arrested on terror charges

    April 24, 2012 | 10:13 am

    An Italian convert to Islam arrested for suspected links to terrorism was connected to a suspect who planned to bomb Milan’s main synagogue.

    Andrea Campione, 28, who worked in a picture frame factory, was arrested in the Adriatic seacoast town of Pesaro on Monday during an...

  • Shahs Of Sunset – Poppa Can You Hear Me?

    By Ilana Angel

    April 11, 2012 | 9:27 am

    It’s a drag this season is only 6 shows because we are just starting to get into it and they will be gone.  It’s been interesting to meet these people and I hope when they return for season two, Ryan Seacrest lets go of the fake situations and just lets it flow.  These people are...

  • February 13, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 13, 2012 | 5:08 am

    Obama’s Dangerous Game With Iran

    In an in-depth article for the Daily Beast, Daniel Klaidman, Eli Lake and Dan Ephron look at the evolution and choreography of the current administration’s policy on Iran.

    Israeli officials now insist that Obama has undergone what they regard as...

  • Tunisian president calls on Jews to return

    December 19, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    The interim president of Tunisia called for its Jews to return, although it was not clear if he was reflecting the Islamist-led coalition.

    President Moncef Marzouki met Monday with Haim Bittan, the chief rabbi to the country’s remaining 1,500 Jews, The Associated Press reported.

    ...
  • Israeli airstrikes kill Islamic Jihad member

    December 7, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Israel’s Air Force killed a Palestinian gunman in Gaza.

    The Islamic Jihad member was killed, and five comrades wounded, after midnight Wednesday in airstrikes that Israel said prevented terrorists from firing rockets across the border. The Palestinians said Israeli ground forces...

  • Islamists seek to extend gains in Egypt run-off vote

    December 5, 2011 | 1:10 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s party will seek to extend a lead over hardline Islamists in run-offs in Egypt’s parliamentary vote Monday, with liberal parties struggling to hold their ground in a political landscape redrawn by the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

    The Brotherhood’s Freedom and...

  • 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...

  • Pollsters probe depths of American fear at Museum of Tolerance’s pre-9/11 event

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 8, 2011 | 9:15 am

    A new national poll unveiled at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) on Sep. 7 finds Americans are worried about a nuclear Iran, afraid that China presents a military threat to the United States and concerned about the possibility of Islamic terror attacks perpetrated by American-born...

  • Pro-Israel demonstrators counter Islamist march in Berlin

    August 30, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Berlin’s annual anti-Israel Islamist march, the Al Quds Day demonstration, drew pro-Israel counter-protesters to the streets of former West Berlin.

    Police spokesperson Michael Gassen told JTA that about 600 Islamist demonstrators and about 300 pro-Israel protesters were kept well...

  • Why Congressman Peter King is making a mistake

    March 9, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    We are, respectively, an imam and an Orthodox rabbi. Last month, our two congregations initiated a series of joint gatherings to enable our people to get to know one another, and study our respective sacred texts together. We were motivated simply by the recognition that the...

  • Understanding Shariah finance and Islamic banking in American finance

    February 23, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    The Middle East, with its exotic tropical sirocco winds, is also now the haven and leader of a new form of finance that is enticing the world with the alluring scent of its petrodollars. Substantial profits are to be made, and gold plated Bentleys, mansions on the Palm Jumerah...

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