Monday, September 28, 2020

Israel facing revival of deep-seated hate

JERUSALEM

Outrage merits condemnation, not apology

In apologizing for the inadvertent burning of the Qur’an by American soldiers, U.S. President Barack Obama has put on display yet again how abjectly...

Morocco is open for business

The massively towering Hassan II mosque in Casablanca sits on the edge of Africa, looking serenely across the waters to the new world beyond....

Immigration’s the elephant in the room

Politics in an advanced democracy is not much different than politics in a less advanced democracy, as in contemporary Russia, save for the niceties...

Is majority possible without Quebec?

On the last weekend ahead of Canada’s 41st general election, the politically smart or cautious view is the outcome will be more or less...

Harper pledges fight against Jew haters

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Egypt is bruised, but not broken

History lessons are useful, and when events are in flux it is the past that can shed light on what the future might hold. Autocracies,...

Empty church discloses a harsh reality

  ALGIERS, ALGERIA  - Notre Dame d’Afrique sits on top of a cliff overlooking Algiers. It was completed in 1872 and since then has been one...

World teeters as past mistakes repeated

As 2011 ends it might well be remembered as “annus horribilis” or the horrible year. The March tsunami that overwhelmed Japan demonstrated nature’s immense power...

Like him or not, Trudeau’s legacy remains

Many Canadians of a certain age and older can readily recall where they were when they heard Pierre Trudeau came back from a walk...

Court defends free, if offensive, speech

The Dutch Court of Appeals verdict in acquitting Geert Wilders, a member of parliament and leader of the Freedom Party, of all charges of...

Exploring blood-soaked roots of Arab feud

The Islamic calendar is based on the cycle of 12 lunar months and the first month, Muharram, in this Islamic year of 1433 began...

Politics of resentment live in West Bank

RAMALLAH — I am struck by the construction boom across the city as I visit Ramallah, the legislative and political centre of the Palestinian...

West’s fortunes tied to current wars

The suicide bombings in Baghdad lately are part of the orchestrated campaign by the enemies of freedom in the region to wreck Iraq’s evolving...

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...