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Jan 27, 2019, 12:49 AM
The McJesus sculpture controversy: Finnish perspectives
The ”McJesus” sculpture controversy is a nice scale model of religious coexistence in the Middle East. Personally, I find the incident interesting because I share the same nationality with the artist himself, Jani Leinonen. The way the Finnish media...
Jan 25, 2019, 1:10 AM
Increasing Probability of Large Collision Between Israel & Iran Proxies
INFORMATION: Another significant direct Israeli-Iranian military collision took place in Syria on January 20th and 21st, 2019. On January 20th the Israeli Air Force carried out an attack in the area of Damascus. Later that day, an Iranian made mid-range surface-to-surface missile...
Dec 26, 2018, 4:24 PM
In Iraq, yes to Khomeini, neither to Saddam nor to Israel
A few days ago, some students at Anbar University in western Iraq raised a picture of Saddam Hussein; the event has spread to social media and has faced condemnation and disapproval by Shiite parties and their armed factions as...
Dec 3, 2018, 7:49 AM
George Herbert Walker Bush, War Hero, Oilman, Statesman, President, Patriarch
He was born into a family of wealth, prestige and privilege with, one might say, patrician bloodlines. He could have taken the easy way out. He could have lived a soft, cushy (albeit nondescript) life. He could have let...
Dec 2, 2018, 3:47 PM
The Israeli Knesset, the Yezidi Genocide, and Machiavelli
On November 21, 2018, the Israeli Knesset voted down, 59 to 38, a bill that would recognize the 2014 ISIS-targeted annihilation of the Yezidis in Northern Iraq as genocide. The bill was sponsored by Knesset Member Ksenia Svetlova of...
Nov 28, 2018, 6:44 AM
A legacy of Shlichut
''I will only believe it's actually happening when the plane lands'' I thought to myself. I had just opened the email accepting me as Israel Fellow to Johns Hopkins University. My heart was beating so fast that I swear it...
Natalie Katerina Hilder
Nov 23, 2018, 11:16 PM
Kurdistan: Betrayed by the West
As the geopolitical tectonic plates of the Middle East continue to shift and collide, Kurdistan remains an island in a sea of chaos. In stark contrast to its neighbours, Kurdistan’s staunch commitment to defending freedom and rejecting extremism is...
Oct 12, 2018, 12:44 PM
When Iraq considered dumping 50,000 Jews in Kuwait
The Iraqi government floated a scheme to deport 50,000 Jews to Kuwait in 1951, according to documents in the UK National Archives. A law passed in March 1950 permitted legal emigration, on condition that the Jews, who were being harassed...
Sep 12, 2018, 10:30 AM
Rethinking Baghdad — in a better place
Me: “I wish we lived in Baghdad’s Jewish Quarter.” Mom: “What? The Jewish Quarter?” Raising her left eyebrow, “Are you crazy?" I was longing for her nightmare. Romanticizing the Jewish Quarter of Baghdad was the height of stupidity. “Booma” (unwise owl), she chided...
Jose Eriel Muniz Gomez
Sep 9, 2018, 1:29 AM
MYTH: Israel was created by displacing Palestinians
In 1947, the British--like they did in many of their colonies-- lowered their flag from the British Mandate of Palestine, closed their military bases and went home. This tendency of theirs explains why today they enjoy the "privilege" of...