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Apr 21, 2016, 10:21 PM
The Clear and Present Danger of a Trump Presidency
Recently, on April 14, a senior aide to the Trump campaign (one Corey Lewandowski) was notified by the Florida Palm Beach County Prosecutor’s office that he would not be prosecuted for simple battery, a charge made against him by...
Feb 9, 2015, 9:04 AM
Obama, the Crusades, and moral equivalence
Obama’s inartful attempts at moral equivalence in his recent speech has, among other things, been an unmitigated disaster for the American Muslim community. Gracious, generous, and ecumenical-minded Christian ministers and leaders who have been standing by moderate Muslim leaders...
Jan 2, 2014, 11:22 PM
Five years later: Operation Cast Lead and the Goldstone Report, revisited
On the night of November 4, 2008, Israeli troops crossed into the Gaza Strip near the town of Kissufim and targeted a tunnel that Hamas terrorists were planning to use to capture Israeli soldiers positioned on the border fence...
Nov 16, 2013, 4:07 AM
The Stranger Beside John Kerry: Palestinian Rejectionism
It is now official: settlements in the West Bank are the obstacle to peace between Israel and the Palestinians. So sayeth the Obama Administration. Ever eluding the view of the Obama Administration, and its lately irritable and harassed Secretary of...
Oct 31, 2013, 10:36 PM
When Soldiers Kill: A Meditation
It is a hard truth that Marc Goldberg reminds us of in his latest post here at TOI about the 57th anniversary of the massacre at Kfr Qasim: that soldiers sometimes kill outside the rules of engagement. All armies,...
Oct 21, 2013, 11:19 PM
Norman Finkelstein is a jerk. But don’t take my word for it. Just ask blogger Lydia McGrew: “As it happens, I have a friend who is on staff at DePaul who tells me that the word on the staff...
Oct 11, 2013, 11:22 PM
October, ’73, the Golan: The Truly Awesome Feat of the Israeli Seventh Armored Brigade
At five minutes before two in the afternoon on Sunday October 6, 1973, Israeli soldiers stationed in the Golan Heights north of Al-Kuneitra noticed their Syrian counterparts removing the camouflage netting from their tanks and artillery; it seemed like...
Sep 13, 2013, 2:22 AM
Obama and the use of force, from Afghanistan to Syria: a troubling history
In his speech before AIPAC last March, 2012, President Obama had this to say about America’s willingness to tolerate a nuclear Iran: “We all prefer to resolve this issue diplomatically. Having said that, Iran’s leaders should have no doubt about...
Sep 7, 2013, 11:05 PM
Why America Needs One, and not 535 Commanders-in-Chief; The Case For Abolishing The War Powers Act
Regardless of one’s view on whether to strike Assad or not, there can be no doubt that President Obama’s decision to seek Congressional approval for this action, and postpone the vote until Congress is in session again, has done...
Jul 25, 2013, 12:29 AM
The gifts of the Friend and the Old Man
“Everyone’s against the Jews,” Orde Wingate once said, “so I’m for them.” To his uncle, Wingate wrote: “Islam in reality cares nothing for the Arabs of Palestine…The potential military strength of the Jews…is the equivalent to at least two army corps…I...
Robert Werdine lives in Michigan City, Indiana, USA. He studied at Indiana University, Purdue University, and Christ Church College at Oxford and is self-employed. He is currently pursuing advanced degrees in education and in Middle Eastern Studies.