Merkel reaffirms “Refugees Welcome” policy over her own party’s objections

Merkel reaffirms “Refugees Welcome” policy over her own party’s objections

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock German chancellor Angela Merkel seems bound and determined to go out in flames due to her open arms welcoming of refugees. Earlier Merkel Rejected German Plan for Refugee Transit Zones. Chancellor Merkel has rejected controversial plans for special transit zones for processing refugees on Germany’s frontiers, defeating members of her own […]

Debating against BDS – and winning

Debating against BDS – and winning

By Alan M. Dershowitz / Gatestone Institute When I was invited to debate in favor of the motion “Is BDS Wrong?” at the Oxford Union, I fully expected to lose the vote of the 250 or so students and faculty who are members of the oldest debate society in the world. “Israel always loses at […]

Archaeologists uncover fortress from Hanukkah story in Jerusalem

Archaeologists uncover fortress from Hanukkah story in Jerusalem

By Morgan Chalfant / Washington Free Beacon Archaeologists announced Tuesday that they have discovered in Jerusalem remains of the Acra, a Greek fortress that plays a central role in the story of Hanukkah. The researchers discovered the Acra in an excavation of the ancient City of David in the Jerusalem Walls National Park. They uncovered […]

Assad regime profits from abducting own citizens

Assad regime profits from abducting own citizens

By Daniel Wiser / Washington Free Beacon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has profited enormously from abducting tens of thousands of its own citizens, according to a new report. The Syrian government has sponsored a campaign of “widespread and systematic enforced disappearances,” said Amnesty International, a human rights group, in its report. As part of […]

The World Bank threatens free markets in Peru

The World Bank threatens free markets in Peru

Explains how the market really works in many places.  – ED By Simon Wilson / Mises Daily Peruvians were pleasantly surprised, if a little bewildered, by the news that on the 8th of October they were to receive an extended weekend holiday. The reason for the impromptu vacation was the arrival of the “international community” […]

Germany: “20 million Muslims by 2020”

Germany: “20 million Muslims by 2020”

According to a report by German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, the Berlin refugee center pictured here received up to 2000 applications for asylum per day in August — before the migrant flow increased substantially. (Image source: Deutsche Welle video screenshot) By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Germany’s Muslim population is set to nearly quadruple to […]

Iran launches blockade on U.S. goods

Iran launches blockade on U.S. goods

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon Iran announced over the weekend that it is beginning to implement a blockade of all U.S. goods into the country following an order by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has directed the country’s government to form an “economy of resistance.” The order comes following a letter sent late […]

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party re-secures majority in Turkish vote

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party re-secures majority in Turkish vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s nationalist and Islamist political party pulled off a stunning victory in the nation’s snap election Sunday, winning enough seats to again secure dominance over parliament just five months after losing its long-held majority. The win marks the latest twist in political tumult that has gripped Turkey since June, when Mr. […]

What Turkey’s elections Will NOT change

What Turkey’s elections Will NOT change

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (left) says there is a “360 degree difference” between the Islam he defends and the Islam that the Islamic State defends. By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute Davutoglu said that there is a “360 degree difference” between the Islam he defends and the Islam that the Islamic State defends. A […]

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