Gatestone

  • US Adversaries: Nothing to Fear from the White House?
    This [shooting down a US Navy drone] was a clear-cut act of provocation against the US in violation of international law, one that required a firm and decisive response from the White House. Yet, having initially threatened to respond militarily, Mr ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Saturday, September 21, 2019
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  • Do Palestinian Leaders Want a Better Life for Their People?
    "We talked about the general situation of Palestinian refugees who have been living in Lebanon for the past 72 years. We told them that Palestinians in Lebanon are banned from working in 70 professions and have no right to own property. We gave them a ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Friday, September 20, 2019
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  • France: Macron Sides with Iran’s Mullahs
    On September 14, just a few days after former National Security Advisor Ambassador John R. Bolton was comfortably disappeared from the administration, Iran inflicted major damage on a massive oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, Macron, in short, has ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Thursday, September 19, 2019
    2 days ago
  • A Tribute to the Late Václav Havel on the 30-Year Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
    "The less the state is required to have a say in everyday economic affairs, the better." — Václav Havel, Summer Meditations, p. 78. "[A] functioning market economy can never guarantee any genuine social justice. They point out that people have, and ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Thursday, September 19, 2019
    2 days ago
  • Next for Turkey? Nuclear Weapons!
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan now wants to make Turkey a rogue state with nuclear weapons. For several decades, Turkey, being a staunch NATO ally, was viewed as the trusted custodian of some of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. In the early 1960s, the U.S. ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    3 days ago
  • “Jack… Is a Really Kind, Funny Kid… Totally Non-violent.”
    "He [Jack] is a very humane person and he wanted to do something to help." Mr Letts said about his son, then adding, "He is a really kind, funny kid who is very gentle. He is totally non-violent." As with so much of the mitigating rhetoric that follows ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    3 days ago
  • UK: The Push to End Free Speech
    "We are concerned that the definition... could be used to challenge legitimate free speech on the historical or theological actions of Islamic states. There is also a risk it could also undermine counter-terrorism powers, which seek to tackle extremism ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    4 days ago
  • Turkey: Alarming Crackdown on Journalists, Desperate Appeal to UN
    The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was held on September 13. Sadly, no one at the meeting addressed the persecution of journalists in Turkey -- not José Guevara Bermúdez, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group, nor Béla Szombati, who represented the ... read more
    Source: GatestonePublished on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    4 days ago