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  • The Syrian refugee dilemma: Fighting to defend the defenseless

    By Danielle Berrin

    11 minutes 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...

  • To be a Jew means ‘I love you’

    1 day ago

    On Thursday last week, a suicide bomber murdered forty three human beings in Beirut and injured two hundred and forty. On Friday last week, a suicide bomber murdered nineteen human beings in Bagdad and injured thirty three. In Paris, seven men murdered one hundred twenty three...

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

    1 day 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 day 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...

  • U2 sets December dates for Paris concerts postponed by attacks

    1 day ago

    Irish rock band U2 set early December dates for concerts in Paris on Monday, after cancelling two earlier performances following the attacks by Islamic State militants that took 130 lives.

    U2 said they hoped to reflect the indomitable spirit of the city with their "iNNOCENCE +...

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

    1 day 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

    2 days 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...

  • This is not my America. Is it yours?

    4 days 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

    4 days 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...

  • Tapped phone led Paris attacker to his death

    4 days 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...

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

    5 days 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...

  • ISIS echoes from the past

    5 days 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

    6 days 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

    6 days 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...

  • John Kerry must resign

    6 days ago

    A gaffe is “when a politician tells the truth,” as per Michael Kinsley’s apt definition. Yesterday’s gaffe by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming that the Charlie Hebdo attacks had “a legitimacy” – he quickly corrected himself to say “a rationale” - reveals such gross...

  • The Paris attacks: Through a photographer’s lens

    6 days 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...

  • Islamic State says ‘Schweppes bomb’ used to bring down Russian plane

    6 days ago

    Islamic State's official magazine carried a photo on Wednesday of a Schweppes drink it said was used to make an improvised bomb that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.

    The photo showed a can of Schweppes Gold...

  • Islamic State attack on ‘Crusader France’ also killed Muslims

    6 days ago

    Among the dead in last week's Paris attacks were two sisters celebrating a birthday, a promising architect, a talented musician and a woman shot while out doing some late shopping.

    What they had in common was that they were Muslims killed in the random slaughter carried out by...

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

    6 days 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

    6 days 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...

  • Bush wants increased U.S. presence on ground in Iraq

    6 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush called for an increased American troop presence on the ground in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants following the Paris attacks, saying President Barack Obama's policy of air strikes is not enough.

    "While air power is essential, it...

  • Sweden raises threat level, citing ‘concrete information’

    6 days 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

    6 days 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.

  • Clinton to deliver speech on ‘radical Jihadism’

    1 week 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...

  • Paris attack suspect eludes police, complicating probe

    1 week ago

    French police had three opportunities to catch a Belgian suspect in the Paris attacks and each time let him go, a defence lawyer said on Tuesday, adding to the missed signals complicating efforts to track down those behind an onslaught in which 129 people were killed.


  • UFO’s attack ISIS: New peace talks begin

    By David Suissa

    1 week 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...

  • France, Russia strike Islamic State; new suspect sought

    1 week ago

    France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance.

    Islamic State has claimed...

  • French police launch hunt for additional Paris attacker

    1 week ago

    French authorities are now hunting at least one additional attacker from Friday's Paris shootings after surveillance video showed three men in a car used for an assault on restaurants and bars, according to two sources close to the investigation.

    "Three men were in the black Seat...

  • Uncertainty grips Middle Eastern markets

    1 week ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The impact of the Middle East’s ongoing woes on the region’s tourism businesses has been well documented. The industry’s standing has been tarnished not just by continuing conflicts, but also by repeated terrorist attacks...

  • Russian airplane crash over Sinai caused by bomb, Russia confirms

    1 week ago

    Russia has confirmed that a Russian chartered airplane that crashed over the Sinai was brought down by a bomb.

    “We can say definitely that this was a terrorist act,” Alexander Bortnikov, the head of the Federal Security Service, told Russia’s Security Council on Tuesday, The New...

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