Tuesday Nov 20, 2012
Since the escalation of Hamas missile strikes against Israel began on November 14, there have been three basic kinds of reactions – moral clarity, moral fog, and moral hypocrisy.
Moral clarity distinguishes between the aggressor and the victim, the arsonist and the fireman, and includes the courage to say so.
Fortunately, this latest round of Hamas-triggered violence has evoked voices of moral clarity.
Sunday Sep 02, 2012
Hanan Ashrawi, the PLO Executive Committee member much sought after by Western media outlets, has just earned a gold medal for historical revisionism.
In a recent article intended for an Arabic-speaking audience, she asserted there were no Jewish refugees from Arab countries.
Instead, according to her, there were only “emigrants,” who left their ancestral homes voluntarily. Jews were not singled...
Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
The New York Times (Aug. 29) carried a feature article entitled “U.N. Report Predicts a Bleak Future for Gaza Unless Services Are Improved."
Summing up the UN study, the article notes that by 2020 Gaza may not be “a livable place,” even as the population of this narrow strip of land is expected to grow by one-third in the next eight years, having already quadrupled in the last 45 years.
Monday Aug 20, 2012
Dear UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,
In a matter of days, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit will take place in Tehran, where Iran will assume the rotating, three-year presidency of the group.
Iran attaches great importance to your presence. Indeed, the regime has already announced your participation.
That should come as no surprise.
For the Iranian regime, your attendance—should you go—could not...
Monday Aug 06, 2012
This falls in the category of “You’ve got to be kidding!”
On August 26, Iran will assume, for the next three years, the Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) at a summit in Tehran.
None other than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will preside.
Founded five decades ago at the height of the Cold War with a markedly anti-Western tilt, NAM today has 120 member countries and 17...