The Iconoclast

Monday, 23 January 2017
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by Nidra Poller Given a choice, monsieur the diplomat, between two International Peace Conferences-Kazakhstan for Syria or Paris for the Middle East- which would you prefer? Would you like to plough your brain trying to sort out the Islamist rebels from the plain Islamists, finding someone less ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 10:38 AM by Nidra Poller
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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by Matthew M. Hausman The inauguration of Donald Trump signals the end of the most hostile presidency in the history of American-Israeli relations, and yet many liberal Jews are sad to see Barack Obama leave office. Despite his poor treatment of Israel and suspected collusion with the anti-Semitic ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 6:12 AM by Matthew Hausman
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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by Michael Curtis The winds of political change are blowing in the UK as they are in the United States. In both countries the kaleidoscope of the political world is changing as two issues, political sovereignty, and control over immigration, have taken center stage. American President Trump wants ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 6:04 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple In the second section of the Guardian for 16 January, there is an article about a building in Peru that has ‘just earned… the title of best new building in the world.’ As the awarding body was the Royal Institute of British Architects, it was only to be expected that the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 5:30 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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US Ambassador Jets Constitutional Reforms, Backs Marxists by Steve Hecht US Ambassador Todd Robinson (left) and Acting Secretary of State Thomas Shannon (right) give their support and US taxpayer dollars to Commissioner Iván Velásquez (center) of the UN Commission Against Impunity, the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 5:12 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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Ofra Haza, sweet singer, born in Israel as the daughter of Jews who ultimately escaped the seven hells of dhimmitude that they had endured as near-slaves in Islamic Yemen, and came to live in the restored Jewish state of Israel, sings one of modern Israel's most evocative songs.         ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 4:37 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 22 January 2017
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by Conrad Black With four of his predecessors on the platform with him, President Trump blasted all those responsible for the recent government of the country as self-interested incompetents, compulsive, impotent talkers who had allowed America to decay and to be out-maneuvered by its rivals ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/22/2017 5:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 22 January 2017
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Great photo from CNN. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/22/2017 5:48 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 21 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Dante and Virgil encounter Mohammed in Hell - a divider of the people By how much has the Muslim population in Italy increased since 1970? Before googling, take a guess. In 47 years, from 1970 to 2017, the Muslim population in Italy, both of citizens and migrants, has gone ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/21/2017 8:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 21 January 2017
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Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/21/2017 6:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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As reported on 20 January by Ben Ariel for Israel National News, based on information from AFP. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/223604 "Austria Arrests Suspected Terroris". 'Austrian armed commandos on Friday [20th] arrested a man (sic: Muslim man - CM) suspected of planning ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 7:08 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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Watching the inauguration of President Trump live on British TV. Also in the Telegraph. Good luck to President Trump, Mr Pence and their families. Greetings to our American cousins.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 11:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse Marc Lemont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College. He is better known as a cable TV commentator previously at Fox News and more frequently at CNN. Hill is usually more congenial when debating conservatives, but he really made a splash last week when he referred to prominent blacks ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 7:39 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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I'm a bit later than usual with this, but immediately after Christmas the weather was a bit dull and wet. However the last couple of days have been crisp and clear with cold starlit nights and frost. This was a walk along the Mardyke Valley earlier this week. The ponds were frozen and there was a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 5:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple When I asked my young patients what their best qualities were, they would almost invariably reply: “I am tolerant and non-judgmental.” “If you don’t judge people,” I would ask, “how can you be tolerant?” They did not grasp at once what I meant, so I would explain: “If ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 5:39 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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Steve Emerson writes in IPT: On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations. They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 4:28 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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Melbourne is the site of the Australian Open happening now - lots of tourists, lots of media. The Middle-Eastern looking driver was reportedly yelling "Allahu Ahkbar!" Patrick Poole has a preliminary report in PJMedia. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 4:16 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 19 January 2017
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Posted on 01/19/2017 8:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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Add to the list of foreign policy failures by the departing Obama Administration is his last minute executive order partially lifting sanctions on agricultural and transportation trade. It also unfreezes assets in the US of the corrupt regime of indicted war criminal President Omar Bashir.  The sanctions ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 3:55 PM by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah and Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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Progressive Activists Try to Deflect Blame for Their Own Campus Anti-Semitism by Richard L. Cravatts In early December, a bipartisan Congressional bill, H.R. 6421/S. 10, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act,” took on a long-overdue task, namely, increasing “understanding of the parameters of contemporary ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 3:26 PM by Richard L. Cravatts
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Kenneth Timmerman Democrats joining the puerile food fight Rep. John Lewis started with the President-Elect may soon live to regret it. Donald Trump has promised a vigorous legislative agenda for his first one-hundred days, and has the majorities in Congress to make good on that promise. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 1:20 PM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Conrad Black The CNN hype of the farrago of scatological nonsense about the president-elect and the Russian government ends the pre-inaugural interlude on an all-time triumph of media unprofessionalism, malice, and outright idiocy, by the most bigoted of all large American news outlets. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 12:30 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse On Tuesday evening, I happened to watch Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show in which one of his guests was Sam Moore of the famous duo of the 1960s, Sam and Dave (the latter is now deceased.) The topic under discussion was the refusal of so many pop stars to appear at the presidential ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 9:07 AM by Gary Fouse
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Michael Curtis Another opening, another show. International politics has taken its cue from Cole Porter. Not far from Broadway, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is due to meet on January 18, 2017 to reiterate its favorite topic, condemnation of the State of Israel. It follows the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 7:25 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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Fort Lauderdale shooter says he carried out attack for ISIS (CNN) Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago's bond hearing Tuesday. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2017 12:54 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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