Ankara's detention of the two Greek soldiers appears to be the latest instance of what has come to be called Turkey's "hostage-taking diplomacy." Other examples include a German-Turkish journalist, Deniz Yücel; a French journalist Loup Bureau, and an
"I'd like to know whose bright idea this was. It is ridiculous and not the business of a Government department. I can't see the Foreign Office promoting Christianity or the handing out of crosses." — Tory MP Andrew Bridgen in response to a decision by
Gianni Infantino is the second FIFA president to visit the Islamic Republic, but neither of them "pushed for letting women inside the stadiums. Iran is the only country in the World Cup that bans women from their stadiums and any attempt to watch the
The bias of many Americans against American values has blinded them from seeing the reasons we immigrants went through hell to come to this country. Many Americans believe that those who criticize the culture from which we escaped must be "Islamophobic."
According to those in the know in Paris, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is a smart soft-soaper capable of persuading a mule out of its hind legs. A provincial politician, Le Drian emerged from relative obscurity towards the end of President
The Arab exodus from Israel in 1948 was the direct result of a genocidal war declared against the newly established Jewish state by all of its Arab neighbors, including the Arabs of Israel... approximately 700,000 local Arabs were displaced.
Two distinguished members of Greece's parliament, whose party has a good chance of defeating the current leadership, are breathing new life into the political system and reinvigorating crucial partnerships with Israel and the United States. "The
"The exploitation is so widespread that some Syrian women are refusing to go to distribution centres because people would assume they had offered their bodies for the aid they brought home", the BBC explains quoting a new UN report on the humanitarian
The Palestinians appear to be the only ones in the Arab world who are coming out on a daily basis against a plan no one has seen. This Arab apathy towards the Palestinians is the result of a long-standing belief in the Arab world that the Palestinians
Far from being "isolated" events, calls for jihad against all non-Muslims began in the US several decades ago. It would be a mistake to view the hate preached against Jews differently from the hate preached against other non-Muslims. Both are sanctioned
The West is drowning in a sea of double standards and moral relativism in which murderers and tyrants are allowed to wallow in their crimes, while global indignation is turned only against the sole democracy in the Middle East: Israel. Israeli hospitals
The first reason that so many deal-makers have failed is that peace is never negotiated and is always imposed by the side that wins a war. There is not any instance in history, which is primarily a narrative of countless wars, in which an outsider has
Some sympathizers with extremist Muslims even try to insist that these messages are merely examples of "cultural differences". The goal of these sympathizers seems to be to mislead a vulnerable populace into thinking that they should not worry about
This willingness to indulge even the most anti-liberal beliefs and behaviour finds many of its roots in the general disdain many left-wingers and liberals seem to feel for Western democracy, human rights and individualism. But that does not explain why
The Winter Olympics' closing ceremonies also concluded North Korea's propaganda effort to divert attention from its nuclear-weapons and ballistic-missile programs. And although President Trump announced more economic sanctions against Pyongyang last
A recent study of Palestinian textbooks found that Palestinian children are being taught to glorify and value terrorism and violence. The Palestinian Authority and its Minister of Education, Sabri Saidam, want Arab schools in Jerusalem to teach the
If efforts to expose Iran's and Hezbollah's roles in the Argentinean bombings are successful, the information will elucidate for regional leaders the dark side of Iran's ties to sub-state terrorist groups to increase even further its influence in Latin
Turkish propagandists also have been twisting facts to try to portray Greece as the aggressor. Although Turkey knows that the islands are legally and historically Greek, Turkish authorities want to occupy and Turkify them, presumably to further the
Given Western Europe's open aversion to the rise of right-wing parties in Eastern Europe, the EU's silence in the face of Poland's behavior politically makes no sense. Ever since Poland's far-right Law and Justice Party (PiS) took control of both the
Although genuine feminists have made strides for women's rights in Western countries, they have helped set back the rights of young Muslim women to break free from the oppressive codes of an Islam defined and controlled by Muslim men.