This fight isn’t over yet

Having come through a difficult 2016 primary campaign and a hotly contested 2017 race for party Chair, what Democrats desperately need is to unify...

Visiting Historic New England in the Early Fall

“By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to April breeze unfurled. Here once the embattled farmers stood, and fired the shot...

‘Daft Twerp’ Trump

Thanks to the President of the United States (POTUS), the politics in the USA is heating up once again. Twelve days after four Americans were...

India’s Media War

An interesting war is going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress on social media. This time the Congress seems...

A New Start

ONE DAY the Israeli Labor Party felt that it needed a new leader. That happens to this party every couple of years. The party is...

The Challenge to Restore Our Sanity

Despite the fact that the stock market is at record highs and the unemployment rate, which began its substantial decline during the Obama Administration,...

The real reasons Trump is quitting UNESCO

At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange....

Human Rights: Are They Universal?

"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love." -- George Bernard Shaw It is tragic that civilized nations...

Book Review: Islam & Muslims in the 21st Century by Abdus...

In 1978 Professor Edward Said’s book – Orientalism – was published. It was a groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions...

America should rethink its role in Global Affairs

America under President Trump continues to foster an agenda of extreme perplexity, triviality and confusion in dealing with urgent global affairs. If the administration...

The Role of Journalists and Academics in Halal Affairs

In this politicised world of modern age where within or outside the Muslim Ummah (world), Islam has been conceptualized by misconceptions, stereotyping and misinterpreting...

The Terrible Problem

Ze'ev Begin, the son of Menachem Begin, is a very nice human being. It is impossible not to like him. He is well brought...

Consequences of nixing the Iran deal

The US Administration cannot afford to create conditions that may lead to a new war in the Middle East. President Donald Trump is expected to...

What About Weinstein’s Public Offenses?

Harvey Weinstein, I’ve just read, is “the disgraced Pulp Fiction producer.” But isn’t someone who encourages millions of people to think of murder and torture as...

The Transformation of Jerusalem

Last week a group of Likud members and experts presented Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to carve up Arab Jerusalem in...

To Clip Wings of Israel’s Settlements, a Moral Duty of South...

Thousands of more Jewish housing units in Occupied Palestine is the latest undertaking by Israel's extreme right-wing regime led by war-criminal Benjamin Netanyahu. This daring...

The Post-Trump “Restoration”

(Boston, October 5, 2035) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alexandra Corker’s much-awaited "The Restoration Years: America in the Post-Trump Era" jumped to the top of the best-seller lists...

The missing “T” word

Last week, Stephen Paddock killed 58 people at a country music festival and then shot himself dead in Las Vegas, the gambling-capital in the...

Separation is Beautiful

JUST IMAGINE: A new movement among the Mizrahim is born in Israel. It declares that all the existing organizations of Mizrahim (Oriental Jews) are phony....

How Kurdish independence underpins Israel’s plan to reshape the Middle East

Palestinians and Israelis watched last week’s referendum of Iraq’s Kurds with special interest. Israeli officials and many ordinary Palestinians were delighted – for very...