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  • The no-solution solution for Israel-Palestine

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 26, 2015 | 4:03 am

    The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) held its annual conference last week and released a new survey to accompany it. It’s an interesting survey because it is different from most polls we get these days, which are usually election polls that tend to focus on the math...

  • Stanford president: No topic “more divisive” than BDS

    February 20, 2015 | 10:28 am

    At a Feb. 19 meeting of Stanford University's Academic (Faculty) Senate, Stanford University President John Hennessy addressed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS)  issue that has roiled the Stanford campus in recent weeks. Here is his statement:

    This past Tuesday evening,...

  • Obama asks Congress to authorize U.S. war on Islamic State

    February 12, 2015 | 9:00 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday sent Congress his long-awaited formal request to authorize military force against Islamic State, meeting swift resistance from Republicans as well as his fellow Democrats wary of another war in the Middle East.

    Republicans, who control...

  • Hezbollah says Israel wants to set ‘new rules’ with Syria raid

    January 26, 2015 | 9:56 am

    An Israeli attack which killed several prominent members of Lebanon's Hezbollah last week was an attempt by Israel to set "new rules" in the conflict between the two foes, Hezbollah's deputy leader said at a gathering to commemorate those who died.

    Sheikh Naim Qassem's comments...

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  • Anti-Semitism, an atrocious ‘trend’

    December 31, 2014 | 5:14 pm

    Our world has seen its fair share of brutality. From Hulagu Khan, who boasted about killing 200,000 Muslims during his violent week-long rampage in the city of Bagdhad which also resulted in the complete destruction of centuries-old heritage, to Vikings that took what they deemed...

  • Obama to set out plan to go on offensive against Islamic State

    September 7, 2014 | 11:01 am

    President Barack Obama will explain to Americans and congressional leaders this week his plan to go on the offensive against Islamic State militants, who he said could eventually become a threat to the United States.

    Obama said he will make a speech on Wednesday to "describe what...

  • Leonard Nimoy’s Vulcan logic: A two-state solution

    By Jay Firestone

    June 7, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Anyone mildly familiar with “Star Trek” may recall that the character Spock—half-alien, half-human—struggles to purge his emotions and embrace the logical, detached disposition of the Vulcan people.

    What would the logical, yet emotionally torn Spock have to say about the...

  • Your Letters

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    David Myers



    Professor David Myers showed his true colors in his reply to StandWithUs when he wrote that the "Palestinians" are not entirely to blame for the conflict (Letters, Feb. 28). He reminds me of the familiar grade-school educator who never noticed bullying, but always...

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