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Thursday, 15 April 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler After reading something I quoted from Peter Weiss’s MARAT/SADE, a friend called this passage from Mark Twain to my attention. It is worth sharing. THERE were two “Reigns of Terror,” if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2021 7:46 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Thursday, 15 April 2021
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by Howard Rotberg “Respect”, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is defined as a “feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.” Hillary Clinton, whose chief aide, Huma Abedin, was associated with the evil Muslim terrorist-supporting ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2021 5:12 AM by Howard Rotberg
Thursday, 15 April 2021
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by Conrad Black Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole It is almost unimaginable, given the horrifying shambles that the present federal government has made of almost everything, that it is potentially on the brink of a premature election, confident that it can regain a majority. The only explanation ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2021 5:05 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 15 April 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Robert Malley Joe Biden likes to assure the Israelis, and their supporters in the U.S., of just how solidly pro-Israel he has always been. He would never do anything to harm Israel, he’s got Israel’s back, he’s been to Israel many times, he knew Golda Meir, he “loves Bibi,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2021 4:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 15 April 2021
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by Jeffrey Burghauser For Israeli Independence Day, 2021   Maneuvering through disarray & heat, I neared the Hammurabi-grey, Disheveled Tahana HaMerkazit* To catch the bus to Haifa Bay. Back then, the Second Intifada bound The town to measures none begrudged: As I approached ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2021 1:39 AM by Jeffrey Burghhauser
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler Playwright Peter Weiss, of Marat/Sade fame had this to say about the “righteously” oppressed taking their revenge. The words belong to the Marquis de Sade as he views the future of revolution. “Now I see where this revolution is leading To the withering of the individual man and ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 2:00 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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by Michael Curtis Beware of jealousy. It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on. The Middle East, as the historian Fouad Ajami once wrote, is a chronicle of illusions, despair, and politics repeatedly degenerating into bloodletting. Certainly the area has exhibited ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 1:24 PM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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To Romford which is on the outskirts of London, just as it meets Essex, where Laurence Fox was campaigning in the famous market today.  Non UK readers may well be familiar with Laurence Fox in his role as Sergeant Hathaway in the TV detective series Lewis, shown on US PBS television as part of the Masterpiece ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 10:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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by Conrad Black The Wall Street Journal on Friday published an editorial headlined “The GOP’s Trump Problem.” It gets things terribly wrong. The GOP is Trump’s party and it is the Wall Street Journal that has the Trump problem.  Having been commendably supportive of the former president through ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 5:20 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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Petr Svab interviews Michael Rectenwald in the Epoch Times: The collective effort by corporate CEOs to push their political views related to a growing number of public issues is putting the United States on a dangerous trajectory, experts say. In the latest notable example, chief executives ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 5:03 AM by New English Review Press
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After Mahmoud Abbas made public his list of candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections, consisting of Fatah members unswerving in their loyalty to him, there was rebellion in the ranks. Angry Fatah members gave violent vent to their fury at Abbas’ choices, with gunfire ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 4:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
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From AFP via the International News and AP via the Independent DRESDEN, Germany: The trial of a Syrian jihadist accused of stabbing a German tourist to death in an apparently homophobic attack last year began in the eastern city of Dresden on Monday. The 21-year-old, named by German media as Abdullah ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2021 2:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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This is chilling. The hate for the infidel as expressed by the vocal jihadists you hear on the streets of East London I can handle; what you see is what you get. They hate us and I don't think much of them either. But taqiyya and undercover infiltration at this level is something else. From the Telegraph The ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2021 1:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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by Bruce Bawer Last Wednesday, on BBC’s TV debate program Newsnight, host Emily Maitlis interviewed two American guests about the allegedly racist new Georgia voting law that led Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game, scheduled for July 13, from that state to Colorado. Now, anyone ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2021 10:25 AM by Bruce Bawer
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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From ITV News, Metro and the News and Star.  A man from east London dubbed the Masked Menace has been jailed for at least 19 years for plotting a terror attack during the coronavirus lockdown. Sahayb Abu, 27, bought an 18-inch sword, a knife, balaclavas and body armour online as he prepared to strike ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2021 7:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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