The Nazi Romance With Islam Has Some Lessons for the United States

Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey

David Mikics Tablet 11/24/2014

Both Hitler and Himmler had a soft spot for Islam. Hitler several times fantasized that, if the Saracens had not been stopped at the Battle of Tours, Islam would have spread through the European […]

Obama's woman in Tehran: Jarret in secret talks?

One of US president’s senior advisors is secretly making efforts to establish line of communication with Iran

Alex Fishman Ynet News 11/5/2012

A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government […]

Outing the Assassination Campaign Against Iranian Nuke Scientists

Jonathan Chicago Boyz 2/9/2012

Does this story mean that the US govt is not only not collaborating with Israel but is trying to undermine Israeli covert efforts? If so that is very bad news. We need more information. If the story is valid and our govt has decided to leak it to the press now, […]

Israel and Iran on the Eve of Destruction in a New Six-Day War

There are plenty of arguments against an Israeli attack on Iran. And all of them are bad.

Niall Ferguson Newsweek Magazine via The Daily Beast 2/6/2012

Jerusalem—It probably felt a bit like this in the months before the Six-Day War of 1967, when Israel launched its hugely successful preemptive strike against Egypt and its allies. […]

Tehran Beats Back New Protests

In Year’s Biggest Rally, Iranians Seek Spiritual Head’s Ouster

Farnaz Fassihi The Wall Street Journal 2/15/2011

Iranian police used tear gas and electric prods to crack down on the country’s biggest antigovernment protests in at least a year, as demonstrators buoyed by activism across the Middle East returned to the country’s streets by the tens […]