Analysis & Commentary

2nd June 2010 - National Review Online

Hamas Refuses Humanitarian Aid

Clifford D. May

CNN reports: Israel has attempted to deliver humanitarian aid from an international flotilla to Gaza, but Hamas - which controls the territory - has refused to accept the cargo, the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday.

2nd June 2010 - The Heritage Foundation

Strengthening America

Clifford D. May

What can be done to advance American strength? The list is long and the mission is urgent. It starts with this: Strengthening America must become a priority.

1st June 2010 - The New York Post

The ‘Peaceful’ Jihad in America

Most Americans don't realize that jihad is about much more than terrorism.

1st June 2010 - National Review Online

An Islam of Their Very Own

Well, at least he had it half right. For John Brennan, President Obama’s al-Quds lovin’ counterterrorism guru, that’s a significant improvement.

1st June 2010 - Standpoint

Welfare Despair

Emanuele Ottolenghi

Northern Europeans' anger at their southern cousins may be justifiable. An already stressed yet lethargic eurozone had to absorb the full shock of Greece's public debt in the full knowledge that any measure, no matter how costly, might be too little too late. It was feared that unless a...

1st June 2010 - The Weekly Standard

On the Death of Mustafa Abu Yazid

Thomas Joscelyn

The death of Mustafa Abu Yazid (aka Sheikh Saeed al Masri), who was killed in an airstrike earlier this month, is a significant blow to al Qaeda. Terrorists don't come with more established credentials than Yazid. He served side-by-side with Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's number two, since...

1st June 2010 - National Review Online

Europe’s Topsy-Turvy Sense of Balance

Benjamin Weinthal

The European reaction to the Israeli Navy's interception of the flotilla containing pro-Palestinian "peace" activists en route to the Gaza Strip today adheres to the standard Pavlovian response: Turn Israel's right to self-defense into a foreign-policy punching bag without carefully...

31st May 2010 - The Weekly Standard

The Terror Finance Flotilla

Jonathan Schanzer

The Turkish organizers of the Gaza Strip-bound flotilla that was boarded this morning by Israeli commandos knew well in advance that their vessels would never reach Israeli waters. That's because the organizers belong to a nonprofit that was banned by the Israeli government in July 2008 for...

31st May 2010 - National Post

Jenin on The High Seas

Jonathan Kay

If Israel truly had wanted to “massacre” the Hamas sympathizers and fellow travellers aboard a six-ship Gaza-bound flotilla, the operation would not have been complicated. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) would have used the trusty North Korean solution: Torpedo the ships and watch them...

31st May 2010 - The Long War Journal

Top al Qaeda leader Mustafa Abu Yazid confirmed killed in airstrike in North Waziristan

Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda has announced that its top leader in Afghanistan and chief financial official was killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan 10 days ago.

31st May 2010 - National Review Online

Taking Paintballs to a Gunfight

Clifford D. May

Ron Ben Yishai reports for the Israeli newspaper Yediot Achronot that the commandos attempting to halt the flotilla:

31st May 2010 - Pajamas Media

P.S. ’ Iran Now Has Fuel for 2 Nuclear Weapons

Claudia Rosett

While the world is focused on bloodshed aboard a Turkish ferryboat manned by sympathizers of the terrorists of Hamas, the real crisis looms like Godzilla rising from the sea. In its latest report on Iran, the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, reports that Iran has now piled...

31st May 2010 - Pajamas Media

Gaza Terror Flotilla

Claudia Rosett

Gaza’s Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has got the bloody propaganda triumph he was preparing for when he told followers last week that whatever came of the Gaza “aid” flotilla, it would be a win for Hamas – whether the ships reached Gaza, or ended up in a showdown with the...

30th May 2010 - Jerusalem Post

Hamburg Mosque Hosts Pro-Iran Event

Benjamin Weinthal

BERLIN – The Imam Ali Mosque in Hamburg hosted a conference last week supportive of the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and with the participation of advocates of revolutionary Islam. Manfred Murck, a spokesman for the Hamburg Office for

29th May 2010 - The Weekly Standard

The Risks of Gitmo Transfers

Thomas Joscelyn

The New York Times has now published its take on the Guantanamo Review Task Force's final report. (See here and here for the back story.) Of the 240 detainees held at Gitmo on Obama's first day, and subject to the Task Force's review (two detainees were not), the Times writes: Thirty...

29th May 2010 - Pajamas Media

The Gaza Flotilla: Showboating for Hamas

Claudia Rosett

What’s the latest fetish shared by all of the following? Noam Chomsky, George Galloway, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), UNRWA and Code Pink.

29th May 2010 - The Weekly Standard

Spinning the Gitmo Task Force’s Report

Thomas Joscelyn

An email news alert sent out by the Washington Post on Friday evening reads: "Few Guantanamo detainees had significant roles, official review concludes." This makes it sound as if most of the detainees held at Guantanamo are therefore insignificant. But that's not true.

28th May 2010 - Wall Street Journal Europe

Honoring Neda Soltan’s Memory

Emanuele Ottolenghi

On June 1 Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki will enter the majestic halls of the European Parliament to appear before its foreign relations committee. When he does, what could be more fitting than for the parliament to welcome him with a giant

28th May 2010 - Forbes

Hamas Ahoy!

Claudia Rosett

With a flotilla of "peace activists" steaming toward the blockaded Gaza strip, Israeli authorities have been worrying about a showdown turning into a public relations disaster. That's a sorry reflection not on Israel but on the willingness of a world audience to swallow almost any amount of...

28th May 2010 - The Washington Times

United Nations Covers for Terrorist Buildup

President Obama hosted Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House on Monday to talk about the growing threat that Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terrorist group, poses to the Middle East. However, if he wanted to address the problem effectively, he should have summoned U.N....


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