The Iranians do not expect to be attacked

At the ripe old age of 90, Barnard Lewis has seen a lot, and the part of the ‘lot’ that we are interested in is Iran. True, he’s controversial, and he’s stuck his foot in a lot smelly topics and come away with a bad smell himself… But, his insight is incredible. So many of his predictions have … Read more

Too Late for A Good One

Haq al-Awda. Sounds like a disease, or at least something that your Mom told you to stop doing on the sidewalk. Well, it IS a disease, one of many social diseases afflicting the Arab soul. It means, “the right of return” – for Palestinians. In most Western countries, we let refugees become a part of … Read more

Watching for the Knife in the Back

I love the cynicism and posturing of Arab leaders. They wax eloquent over the brotherhood of Arab and Muslim, while stabbing each other in the back. In 1967, Gamal Abdel Nasser, the leader of Egypt, started a war he couldn’t win. That much, most people know. What people DO NOT know is that when it … Read more