Shall We Consider Mitt?

April 12, 2011


The Republican Jewish Coalition’s Winter Meeting took place in Las Vegas April 1-3. While visiting my good friend Esmeralda Whitechurch, I stopped to check it out. Since Mitt Romney announced formation of his 2012 Presidential...

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Purim reminds us of need for self-defense — and hasbara

March 20, 2011

From The Jewish Standard


Ancient Persia, scene of the story of Purim, corresponds geographically to present-day Iran. Amid the fallout from Japan’s disastrous earthquake and the continued uprising in Libya, let’s not forget that Iran remains public enemy...

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Revolutionary Guard in Charge of Puppet A-jad; Alusi Prescient (Again) & Christians Emancipate Themselves

January 3, 2011


Wikileaks has reported that an officer in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard slapped Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad across the face recently when Ahmadinejad suggested Tehran ease up on the brutal repression of the press...

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Marcus Hellwig and Jens Koch Identified as German Journalists Held by Tehran

December 28, 2010


On Tuesday The New York Times printed the names of Marcus Alfred Rudolf Hellwig, a reporter, and Jens Andreas Koch, a photographer. They have been detained in Iran since October, when they traveled there to cover the story of a woman...

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Update: Sakineh, German Journalists Not Free as Iran Ramps Up Propaganda

December 10, 2010

Pictures released yesterday of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two sentenced to death for adultery in Iran, at home with her son sparked rumors she was free. But sadly, the photos were actually part of a state...

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Sakineh Ashtiani, German Journalists Possibly Free Tonight

December 9, 2010


Just received notice from the International Committee Against Stoning (ICAS), a human rights organization that has spearheaded the international campaign to free a 43-year-old mother of two sentenced to death in Iran for adultery, that...

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Stop the Bomb Asks: Who Will Stand Up for the German Journalists? + Update: United Against Nuclear Iran Threatens Boycott of Marriott

November 26, 2010


Last Monday, Stop the Bomb, a coalition of German activists and intellectuals who protest the German government’s and German corporations’ cooperation with the Iranian regime, held a protest outside a Courtyard Marriott Hotel in...

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John McCain on Sunday: We should Do More to Help the People of Iran

November 17, 2010

Senator John McCain forcefully criticized President Barack Obama’s governance at this year’s forum of the Foreign Policy Initiative, a Washington-based think tank.

McCain, appearing at Sunday’s forum, specifically...

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Speak Up to Save Mother of Two from Hanging in Iran

November 3, 2010


Today the Iranian regime is planning to execute, by hanging, a 43-year-old mother of two whose plight at the hands of Iran’s radical Islamist government has prompted an international outcry.

In September I wrote about this woman,...

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Alusi: Normal Muslims Say, “Why are You Leaving Us in the Hands of the Iranians?”

October 20, 2010


Interesting piece in today’s New York Post about how Sunni sheiks and others in Iraq and Afghanistan are switching sides for fear that the U.S. will abandon them as President Obama draws down troops.

This state of affairs echoes what...

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