The Iconoclast

Saturday, 13 April 2019
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Netanyahu’s victory, along with the emergence of a strong and coherent opposition under a compelling leader, marks several milestones in Israel’s progress by Conrad Black Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s narrow victory in this week’s election, prevailing through the complicated ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2019 4:52 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 12 April 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple In the wake of the horrible massacre in Christchurch, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced in parliament that she would never pronounce the name of the perpetrator, and forever refer to him only anonymously. In some quarters she has been taken almost ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2019 4:36 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, 12 April 2019
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From the Swedish and Danish editions of The Local,and The Daily Mail  A Syrian asylum seeker has been convicted of planning a terrorist attack in Denmark with a homemade bomb made of sulphur stripped from more than 17,000 matchsticks.  "The accused has been preparing for terrorism," the court ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2019 3:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 11 April 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “What you don’t know about America’s Islamic heritage” is what USA Today purports to tell us in a feature story published some time ago that remains relevant as one example of a growing chorus. One of the greatest stories rarely told about the long history of Muslim immigration ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2019 7:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 11 April 2019
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From the Telegraph and elsewhere.  One of England’s most controversial philosophers has been sacked as the Government’s housing tsar after he questioned the existence of Islamophobia.  Sir Roger Scruton was fired from his role as the chairman of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission as ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2019 4:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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Russiagate was a phony crisis; Brexit is a real one. by Conrad Black Americans who think that the political climate in the United States is tumultuous should be aware of the disarray in its principal ally. On the heels of the evaporation of the Trump–Russia collusion scam (on which the Democrats ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2019 8:34 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple Small episodes can raise large questions in one’s mind and recently I observed one such episode in my local bakery (which, alas, is not a very good one). A blowsy, slovenly, enormously fat woman of the publicly-funded class was demanding to know which cake her son of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2019 6:36 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 07 April 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The AP’s report on the murder of an Israeli girl, Ori Ansbacher, and on the deaths of two “Palestinian” teenagers, left much to be desired. The body of Ori Ansbacher, 19, was found in the woods in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Thursday with stabbing wounds. She was buried ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2019 8:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 06 April 2019
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A film that captures the nature of both Nazism and Communism—as well as the transcendent and brooding power of Art, Love, and Truth. by Phyllis Chesler And, for more than three hours, I never did. Time stood still. I was swept up into a moving panorama of pre-and post-WW2 Nazi Germany—every ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2019 4:10 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Saturday, 06 April 2019
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by Robert Sklaroff and Sherkoh Abbas Recalling sequels of the movie Jaws, it remains unsafe for Kurds to wade freely into the polluted waters of Middle East politics despite the recommitment by President Donald Trump to maintain a military presence in Syria and the subsequent defeat of the Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2019 2:49 PM by Robert Sklaroff and Sherkoh Abbas
Saturday, 06 April 2019
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In all of the circumstances, the PM and his colleagues were justified in throwing Wilson-Raybould out of the Liberal caucus, bag and baggage by Conrad Black It is painful to be so out of step with many politicians and commentators with whom I normally agree, but I don’t think the unfolding ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2019 6:34 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 06 April 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald When two rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv on March 14, they landed without doing any damage to life or property. But it was the first time since 2014 that any Hamas rockets had been aimed at Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest city and economic hub, and the attack was of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2019 5:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 05 April 2019
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by Conrad Black It is uproariously entertaining to see the scurryings of the innumerable host of Democratic presidential candidates in what is already more of a lottery than a quest for the nomination of a great party to the world’s greatest office. The Gadarene stampede to (and over) the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2019 7:10 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 05 April 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In June 1967, Israel was forced to fight a three-front war of self-defense against Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. It managed to defeat all three of its enemies within six days. In its victory, it took the Sinai from Egypt, the West Bank from Jordan, and the Golan Heights from Syria. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2019 6:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 05 April 2019
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From Radio Praha Yesterday Radio Praha reported that: The British far-right activist Tommy Robinson is set to appear in the Czech lower house of Parliament on Friday, the daily Denik N reports. Mr Robinson, who is coming to Prague on the invitation of ANO party MP Milan Pour, is due to attend ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/05/2019 1:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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