Friday, February 28, 2020

Peace eludes Mideast 30 years after Anwar Sadat’s murder

Thirty years ago on Oct. 6, 1981, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt was gunned down on the reviewing stand of a military parade by...

Libya’s future echoes Afghanistan’s past

The confusion in western capitals involved in an air war of some sort over Libya — or what the Obama administration in a...

U.S. will pay heavy price for health care

Fifteen months into his presidency, Barack Obama has demonstrated by getting his health care legislation through Congress that there is no constitutional propriety he...

Pro-immigration rallying cry: ‘Let them in!’

Behind numbers lies politics when it comes to the subject of immigration in recent years. As I indicated in my previous column, the trend line...

Lies, damned lies and multiculturalism

Maybe, just maybe, the old lion of the sceptred British Isles is showing some signs of vigour. Maybe it will yet rouse itself in...

Long, bloody road to Islam reform

Two notable Muslim leaders died late last year. Though the deaths of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, 87, of Iran, and Indonesia’s Abdurrahman Wahid, 69, were...

Iraq election could change history

The recent “tiff,” as George Jonas over at the National Post described the brouhaha between the United States and Israel, pushed aside the emphatically...

Bloody start to New Year

The New Year

Prosperous Israel in perilous times

As Israelis mark the 64th independence day of their country, Jews in Israel and outside also watch with apprehension the increasingly volatile situation in...

West must hold Iran accountable

The facts about Iran seeking to acquire nuclear weapon capability were never in doubt. The Iranian leaders, by words and actions, left little doubt...

The obscene chutzpah of Gunter Grass

There are people who thrive upon the noxious fumes of their infamy. In 2006, Gunter Grass published his memoir, Peeling the Onion, and informed...

Barack Obama ‘concept’ goes stale

Four years later and what a difference this makes in the cycle of America’s presidential election. Four years ago enough Americans decided to vote into...

West should let Arab-Muslim world be

Arab despots are doomed, to be overthrown and hanged or shot, as were Saddam Hussein and Moammar Gadhafi. They have had their moment on...

Freedom is ‘God’s gift to humanity’

As people’s insurrections spread in the Arab world, it might be useful for those watching the mayhem gather pace to take time out from...

Hillary’s message likely will be unheeded

The news from Egypt that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on visiting Alexandria recently, was greeted by a crowd chanting “Monica” while throwing tomatoes...