How 1979 Set Back the Islamic World

April 3 2020

A half-century ago, writes Michael Totten, the Muslim world was less repressive and the Middle East less riven by war and political disfunction than it is now. All of that changed in the fateful year of 1979, argues Kim Ghattas in her recent book The Black Wave, due to three events: the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the siege of Mecca, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The second of these, which is also the least known, was a standoff between some 300 Islamist insurgents and the Saudi government, as Totten explains in his review:

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More about: Afghanistan, anti-Americanism, Iran, Islamism, Israel-Arab relations, Middle East, Saudi Arabia

Zionism Isn’t Just about Ensuring Jewish Survival. It’s Also about Jewish Flourishing

Jan. 21 2021

Answering the question “Why am I Zionist?” Douglas Feith writes:

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