Deja vu - Judith Apter Klinghoffer
Dr. Judith Apter Klinghoffer taught history and International relations at Rowan University, Rutgers University, the Foreign Affairs College in Beijing as well as at Aarhus University in Denmark where she was a senior Fulbright professor. She is an affiliate professor at Haifa University. Her books include Israel and the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East: Unintended Consequences and , International Citizens' Tribunals: Mobilizing Public Opinion to Advance Human Rights
Opinion JUAN WILLIAMS: I Was Fired for Telling the Truth AND in a manner reminiscent of the old USSR called insane for so doing.
Back but still jet-lagged. So, here are some short takes:
Therefore, expect post election fireworks
Why China is wooing the Jihadis, and what India should do Clearly, India is more vulnerable to Islamist mayhem than China.
Poor, petrified Obama - Americans may think he really follows the religion of his father.
Unfortunately, he has little to fear from those hurt worse by his disastrous economic policies - They...
Two groups of Obama supporters paid a particularly high price for his failed economic policies: The Blacks and the young. The Huffington Post writes: Youth Unemployment hits a record this summer Not surprisingly, it leads to a SF Examiner report that Obama losing magic with younger voters, too It seems that the young are not so different from the rest of the population. Not only do they agree with their elders about the Arizona law and the Ground Zero mosque but they understand that they will be the one stuck with paying for the geometrically growing public debt.
A Harvard Institute of Politics poll in March showed that, when it comes to...
Yvonne Hitchens ate bitter and the teeth of her sons, Christopher and Peter, are on edge. What else can the teeth of children, whose mother first concealed her identity and then committed suicide, be?
The question arises, why has the military leaders sign on to a strategy instead of quitting en mass as Obama and his men feared they just might do?
Because Woodward reveals, Obama threatened them with an immediate withdrawal. He repeatedly told them that the only alternative were 11,000 trainers.
General Petraeus may have agreed with special envoy...
Striving to appear even handed at his UN address, President Obama repeatedly drew a parallel between continued Israeli settlements and Palestinian incitement. Yet while the media is filled with reports of the Obama administration's disappointment with Israel's refusal to renew the temporary suspension of settlement building, not a peep is heard regarding the ongoing vile anti-Israeli propaganda emanating from the Palestinian Authority. Clearly, the media understands Obama's"even-handedness" is not to be taken seriously.
At the UN Obama was applauded as he said:
We continue to call on Palestinians to end incitement against Israel, and we continue to emphasize that America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements (Applause.)
The United States does Israel no favors when we fail to couple an...
Something ticked Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of. He blew his top at an end of a most successful charm offensive. Or, perhaps, he merely reverted to form by pulling the rug from under those who have been reporting that Iran signals interest in talks on nuclear program, diplomats say
For a year an a half Barack Hussein Obama has not only disdained the importance of democracy and human rights rhetorically but has demonstrated that disdain by his unwavering support for the Iranian regime as it was murdering its own people. Yesterday, Barack Obama changed course: At U.N., Obama puts human rights, democracy at center of foreign policy He...
This charming holiday video cannot be embedded. But do watch.
I cannot imagine a worse horror story than our poor American soldiers fighting according to a six page strategic paper written by our military ignoramus president. But that is what has been happening. Surprise, surprise, things are not going well. Or in other words, like the economy, it is not going as well as"expected!"
How could they if they do not know what well is?
As usually accurate Bob Woodward reports, commander in chief Barack Hussein Obama devised a military strategy in which winning and losing are irrelevant" classic terms."
It is a small wonder McChrystal wanted out. I am sure he is not the only one. Others can only pray they get out alive. There is no point in sacrificing one's life for a...
Those doubting the fact that American investors and analysts have indeed embarked on a kind of strike Ayn Rand would have predicted, have only have to refer to the results of the latest quarterly Bloomberg global poll of investors and analysts.
77% of the Americans polled consider Obama anti business.
74% of them have an unfavorable view of Obama.
70% of them say that"they aren’t taking any action in anticipation of a potential increase in U.S. capital-gains taxes."
66% of them believe a Republican take over of Congress would improve matters.
66% believe Obama tax plan will damage the US economy.
Yes, the world likes him better. 66% have a favorable view of Obama and only 50% of them believe his is anti-business. Why shouldn't...
Two fame seeking religious leaders faced off this week, Muslim Imam Rauf of sophisticated New York City and Christian reverent Terry Jones of"backwater" Gainsfield, Florida. When it became clear that the action they were about to take is causing universal consternation and may lead to the loss of innocent (and not so innocent) lives, would be book burner, Reverend Jones, stepped down while would be Ground Zero mosque triumphalist, Imam Rauf, not only refuses to meet with the Reverend to prevent the burning of a book supposedly...
Forget Western elite apologists and the aggressive American Muslim leadership, the Arab/Muslim heartland has little difficulty comprehending the American sensitivities about building a mosque on ground zero. 58% of the Arab world saw the mosque as "a project of folly" and even more, 63% consider America to be a tolerant country. They know that if the West is beginning to view Islams suspiciously, it is because Islamists attempts to convert the world by force to Islam is giving the religion a bad name. So, instead of demanding that the world treat Islam as if it has nothing to do with Islamism, they demand that Jihadist cease and desist their terrorist activities. Noman Benotman, A Libyan former Al Qaeda member...
To be Jewish means standing with the community before G-d and asking for forgiveness and mercy for failure to keep promises. The inter-generational conflict is the theme in both movies. The 1939 movie intuits the ultimate fate of European Jewry. The more optimistic 1980s one presents a very American Jewish return to the flock. The non Jewish wife pushes her husband to return.
What has not changed is the warm welcome afforded both returnees. Even in the bible, Jewish parents are notorious softies. Indeed, Jewish prayer repeatedly demands that G-d be as merciful as a parent"because you created them and you know their weaknesses." Yes, lawyers could do worse than read the Jewish High Holidays prayer book.
May you be sealed in the book of life.