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Londoners show the way

  • Race is the ultimate reality, said Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th century Conservative prime minister. Although the color of one’s skin still matters, Britain has come a long way since the time of its first Jewish prime minister. Nothing better encapsulates this change than the historic election of...
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Airports make for easy targets

  • For reasons that defy logic, Istanbul’s main airport has always been seen as a vulnerable target which only underscores the fact that all airports in the world are open to attack and fail-safe is not a viable option. At Ataturk, security is usually high but the weak underbelly lies in vehicular...
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Mullah, prince and taqiyah trap

  • Ever since they seized power in 1979, Iran’s ruling mullahs have faced the challenge of forging a synthesis between perception and reality. In almost every case, attempts at replacing reality with the perception of an ideal ends in grief. And in many cases, the ideological regime is prepared to...
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Don’t call us MENA in the census, call us Arabs!

  • In continuation of his efforts to change the US census, President Barack Obama has proposed a new classification to identify “Middle Eastern and North African” people in a new category called “MENA.”Although many are hailing Obama’s efforts, placing Arabs in the “MENA” category might actually...
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How Iran claims to support Palestinians, but is truly undermining them

  • Although much is made of the rising threat of Daesh and Al-Qaeda in the Middle East, one axis more threatening, is the violent coalition of Syria and Hezbollah, led by Iran.Iran is one of the most dangerous regimes in the greater Middle East region and its agenda has not changed since the Shah of...
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Obama failed to deliver on promises to Arabs, Muslims

  • When it comes to the issues of peace, justice and human rights in the Middle East, President Barack Obama is an enigma. No other president has promised more to Arabs, Muslims and Palestinians and achieved so little. It’s an important lesson for Arabs in American politics. It’s not what it claims...
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Reason not emotion with Trump can save Palestine

  • President-elect Donald J. Trump defied all predictions Tuesday night and soundly defeated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, causing many who opposed him to wonder what policies he will pursue.Most shocked were American Muslims who took his campaign rhetoric at face value rather than...
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How debate on ‘Trump-Muslims’ chokes Palestine rights

  • Many Arabs and Muslims are angry over President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric vowing to halt Muslim immigration until immigration screening process can be improved.Most are reacting with emotion rather than with reason or logic, and in the long run, the foes of Islam will actually...
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Is our economic future behind us?

  • With the global economy yet to recover from the 2008 economic crisis, concern about the future is intensifying. My Northwestern University colleague Robert J. Gordon captures the sentiment of many economists, arguing in his recent book “The Rise and Fall of American Growth” that the enormous...
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America’s empty ‘happy talk’ on Palestine coming to an end

  • US President-elect Donald Trump is doing exactly what Palestinians and the Arab world need. He is throwing out all the useless, do-nothing “happy talk” about saving Palestine and Jerusalem that has put the Arab and Muslim worlds in a coma. Arabs and Muslims do not see it because their minds are...
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