Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Tarek Fatah writes:
“Your throat will be slit." Glaring at me across the TV monitor, the red-bearded Mullah smirked as he delivered a death threat on India’s most-watched national news network, Zee News.
The remark stunned the host and the panel who were discussing a ‘fatwa’ against Prime ...Read More...
Posted on 01/12/2017 10:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 7 January 2017
by Geoffrey Clarfield
Millennials are enamoured by the United Nations. Consider the young undergrad, Antonio Soriano who is the UNESCO Delegate for the Harvard National Model United Nations of 2017. He writes:
Welcome to Harvard National Model United Nations 2017! My name ...Read More...
Posted on 01/07/2017 5:56 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Michael Totten's review of Arab Fall By Eric Trager in Commentary:
Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong.
At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared to be sprouting political liberals like daisies at the tail end of 2010, when a nonviolent revolution in Tunisia spread to ...Read More...
Posted on 11/22/2016 7:41 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 18 November 2016
Scott Johnson writes at Powerline:
In a delicious coda to the defeat of Lady Clinton in the election on Tuesday, Minneapolis Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison has emerged as a leading contender to take the helm of the Democratic National Committee. He hasn’t yet announced his bid, but he has won ...Read More...
Posted on 11/18/2016 7:16 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Mudar Zahran writes in the Jewish Press:
Many Western and Israeli journalists paint a rosy picture of a Jordan’s “peaceful regime” and “stable throne.” As you will see in the next few lines, those descriptions are very far from the truth.
Even worse, some journalists, do claim “authority” on Jordan’s ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2016 1:43 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Robert Minto writes in Open Letters Monthly
The Philosopher: A History in Six Types
By J.E.H. Smith
Princeton University Press: 2016
In 2012 the philosophy professor Justin Smith was hired to teach in Paris, but he discovered quickly that he would have difficulty living in the City of Light ...Read More...
Posted on 06/04/2016 2:36 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Anna Bikont wrties in The Tablet:
We Poles had our presidential race last year. In a televised debate—the most important debate of the race—the two main candidates asked each other questions. The first round of these questions, posed by candidate Andrzej Duda, did not deal with the state of the Polish ...Read More...
Posted on 03/31/2016 1:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Malcolm Dash writes in the Jerusalem Post.
When Egypt’s then-president Mohamed Morsi said in June 2013 that “all options” including military intervention were on the table if Ethiopia continued to develop dams on the Nile River, many dismissed it as posturing.
But experts claim Cairo is deadly ...Read More...
Posted on 03/15/2016 1:11 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Ethan Dor-Shav writes in Azure:
A first visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem can be overwhelming. The museum’s renowned Judaica collection, the sculpture garden, the Shrine of the Book, and the astonishing collection of archeological finds reaching back to the dawn of Jewish collective memory ...Read More...
Posted on 02/24/2016 5:32 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 29 January 2016
Dacid Goldman writes in the Asia Times:
As a matter of arithmetic, Iran is flat broke at the prevailing price of hydrocarbons. Under the P5+1 nuclear deal, Iran will recoup somewhere between $55 and $150 billion of frozen assets, depending on whether one believes the Secretary of the US Treasury ...Read More...
Posted on 01/29/2016 7:39 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 7 January 2016
From The Tablet:
On Monday California Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) introduced a bill (AB-1552) that, if adopted, would prohibit state-run government entities from doing business with companies that engage in boycotts with a “person or entity…based on the race, color, religion, gender, ...Read More...
Posted on 01/07/2016 5:14 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Max Samarov & Amanda Botfeld write in The Tower:
Education is important. What shapes our youth shapes the future, and so we need to craft our school curricula carefully. So it is worth carefully deconstructing the troubling new K-12 curriculum, Reframing Israel, produced by Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman. ...Read More...
Posted on 01/06/2016 2:24 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 31 December 2015
Matthew J. Franck writes in First Things:
Next autumn will mark forty years since I arrived on a college campus as a freshman. I’ve never left the academy since then. I have been student or teacher at many types of institutions: the small liberal-arts college, the “Research I” state university that ...Read More...
Posted on 12/31/2015 4:49 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
H. Sterling Burnett writes:
In a letter to members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, raises concerns over the fact NAS’s sole candidate for the presidency of the organization is Marcia McNutt, current editor-in-chief of the journal ...Read More...
Posted on 12/22/2015 1:08 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Walid Shoebat writes:
A video shows Canadian children singing a song which celebrates Muhammad’s arrival in Medina after he forced Christians to convert to Islam and beheaded those who refused.
Infowars The video clip was posted on YouTube one day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ...Read More...
Posted on 12/22/2015 12:59 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
Steve Emerson and Pete Hoekstra write in National Review Online:
Following an intensive 18-month governmental study, the United Kingdom issued a startling indictment of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). It described the organization as fiercely anti-democratic, openly supportive of terrorism, dedicated ...Read More...
Posted on 12/22/2015 12:51 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 13 December 2015
Yesterday I received a telephone call from my friend, colleague and sometime writing partner, Professor Salim Mansur, with whom I have written op-eds for the Canadian National Post.
As a young man, when I looked at newspapers and magazines, I used to automatically assume that all the writers knew ...Read More...
Posted on 12/13/2015 6:15 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Phyllis Chesler writes in MEF:
Last week, the National Women's Studies Association membership voted to boycott Israel. The resolution reads, in part: "As feminist scholars, activists, teachers, and public intellectuals .?.?. we cannot overlook injustice and violence, including sexual and gender-based ...Read More...
Posted on 12/08/2015 6:12 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Isi Leibler writes:
Sensitive to the despicable behavior by much of the world which denied haven to European Jews on the eve of the Holocaust, I react instinctively with compassion when I hear about the plight of refugees. I am personally sensitive to this issue, fortunate as an infant to have been ...Read More...
Posted on 12/03/2015 6:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 28 November 2015
David L. Phillips writes in Global Research:
Allegations range from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of medical services. It is also alleged that Turkey turned a blind eye to ISIS attacks against Kobani.
President Recep Tayyip ...Read More...
Posted on 11/28/2015 1:08 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 23 November 2015
Adam Kirsch writes in The Tablet:
Captivity, the newly translated novel by the Hungarian writer György Spiró, offers a good reminder not to judge a book by its cover. When I first saw this particular cover, with its black background, stark white typography, and surreally floating sculptured bust, ...Read More...
Posted on 11/23/2015 10:41 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 12 November 2015
In communities throughout the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, a surprising degree of luxury exists alongside the poverty. This study includes “A Photo Album of Palestinian Luxury in the West Bank,” offering a more complete picture of living standards there. The truth is that alongside the slums ...Read More...
Posted on 11/12/2015 3:09 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Posted on 11/10/2015 2:41 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Peter Wood wrties in the NAS journal:
Detroit Public Schools report 93 percent of eighth grade students are not proficient in reading and 96 percent are not proficient in math. Those are the results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests. NAEP tests are the gold standard ...Read More...
Posted on 11/10/2015 1:11 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 6 November 2015
The campaign to prevent Jewish topics to be discussed in colleges and universities is the first attack on the first amendment. If non Jews do not recognized this, they are blind to their constitutional responsibilities. Oren Gross writes at the Star Tribune.
On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota ...Read More...
Posted on 11/06/2015 9:49 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield