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Historic Justice: A Kurdish State Now

Dr. Mordechai Kedar The borders of most of the Arab countries east of the Mediterranean were delineated in the period following WWI, on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The borders were fixed on the basis of British and French interests and the ties those two countries had formed with local groups. Two non-Muslim groups … Continue reading

ISIS Used Chemical Weapons Against Iraqi Forces

Rumored chlorine gas attack in Iraq raises questions – was the group’s stronghold in Syria responsible for other attacks? By Tova Dvorin Chemical Weapons Suits Reuters The US is investigating reports that terror group Islamic State (ISIS) used chemical weapons against the Iraqi military, after separate accounts from both an unnamed Iraqi Defense official and … Continue reading

A Tale of Three Twitter Feeds: Hamas Tweets in Arabic, English, and Hebrew

Analysis of the social-media messaging of Hamas’ military wing reveals distinct voices for the West, the Arab Middle East, and Israel By Aaron Magid| An example of al-Qassam’s Arabic Twitter feed from August, 2014. (Twitter @qassam_arabic1) During the late afternoon on Aug. 26, hours before the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire in Gaza began, Hamas’ military wing—Al-Qassam Brigades—launched … Continue reading

Will ISIS be Next to Jump the White House Fence?

by Daniel Greenfield Undocumented election season has begun early with everyone and their cousin getting into the White House by jumping over the fence. A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and … Continue reading

Here’s the latest news from the 8th century

By Rick Moran Two unrelated incidents in Syria involving Islamists show that it’s not just Islamic State who wants to take us all back to the 8th century. Reuters: A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. … Continue reading

Did Israel Avert a Hamas Massacre?

The story behind the Gaza tunnel plot, from Israeli intelligence officials—and Hamas leader Khalid Mishal. By Adam Ciralsky A medical officer in the I.D.F. Southern Command stands in a Hamas–built tunnel on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha. Noises in the Night Yossi Adoni, a village leader in Zarit, is worried. … Continue reading

‘Islamic State’ Should Cause No Surprise

(Written for Arutz Sheva, translated from the Hebrew by Rochel Sylvetsky) For the past several months, the entire world has been busy writing and talking about the “Islamic State” or the “caliphate nation”, as if this phenomenon poses a totally new threat whose cruelty and rapid advance has never been seen before. Without doubt, the … Continue reading

3 American teen girls caught trying to join ISIS

By Peter Sullivan Three American teenage girls were caught in Germany apparently on their way to join ISIS in Syria, U.S. officials said Tuesday. “FBI Denver Division is aware of the situation and assisted with bringing the individuals back to Denver,” said Suzie Payne, a spokeswoman for the FBI. “The juveniles are safe and reunited … Continue reading