Venezuela the new “dictatorship”

Venezuela the new “dictatorship”

A dozen foreign ministers from across the Americas have condemned Venezuela’s new constituent assembly, saying their governments will refuse to recognise the all-powerful body. Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro convoked the constituent assembly in what he says is an attempt to resolve the nation’s political standoff but opposition leaders contend it is a power grab. […]

The Palestinians’ “creativity for hate”

The Palestinians’ “creativity for hate”

By Khaled Abu Toameh / Gatestone Institute Palestinian teenage girls are facing ridicule and hate for attending a summer camp for coexistence in the US. The camp, which brings Palestinian and Israeli girls together, is organized by Creativity for Peace, an organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 2003, up to 20 Israeli and Palestinian girls, aged […]

Can Switzerland survive today’s assault on cash and sound money?

Can Switzerland survive today’s assault on cash and sound money?

By Marcia Christoff-Kurapovna / Mises Wire “Switzerland will have the last word,” wrote Victor Hugo in the late 19th century. “It possesses one of the most perfect forms of government in the world.” A contemporary of his, Frederick Kuenzli, a scholar of the Swiss Army, boasted: “No purer type of Republican ideals, no more fixed and devoted […]

Hero imams

Hero imams

By Khadija Khan / Gatestone Institute More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams — from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths — in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in Europe by visiting many of the sites […]

UK to ban new diesel and petrol car sales by 2040

UK to ban new diesel and petrol car sales by 2040

Sales of new diesel and petrol cars will be banned in Britain from 2040, the UK government has announced as it looks to improve the country’s worsening air quality. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (Defra) plans, which come after a similar pledge from President Macron of France, will also put an end […]

Sweden: A failed state?

Sweden: A failed state?

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute The security situation in Sweden is now so critical that the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, has askedthe public for help; the police are unable to solve the problems on their own. In June, the Swedish police released a new report, “Utsatta områden 2017“, (“Vulnerable Areas 2017”, commonly known as […]

A State Department gone rogue on Iran

A State Department gone rogue on Iran

From Israpundit For the second time during Donald Trump’s brief tenure as president, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the State Department won in the inter-administration battle over the fate of the nuclear deal with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). That victory, however, may end up being short lived […]

Trump must withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal – now

Trump must withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal – now

By John Bolton / Gatestone Institute For the second time during the Trump administration, the State Department has reportedly decided to certify that Iran is complying with its 2015 nuclear deal with the Security Council’s five permanent members and Germany, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). If true, it will be […]

Israel: Syrian truce plan license for Iran foothold

Israel: Syrian truce plan license for Iran foothold

From Israpundit Israel waited 10 days from Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s announcement in Hamburg of their ceasefire plan for southwestern Syria along the borders with Jordan and Syria, before proclaiming its “total opposition” to the plan. On Sunday, July 16, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced publicly, after meeting President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, […]

Brexit won’t be painless for U.K., say experts

Brexit won’t be painless for U.K., say experts

While the full economic and political impact of the Brexit referendum remains to be seen a year after Britons voted to leave the European Union, it is clear that the break between the United Kingdom and the 27 other members of the EU will not be painless. In a panel discussion Tuesday at the American […]