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10 things we can do right now about Syria instead of bombing

Syrian refugee children play with swings at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border. (Reuters/Giath Taha) … Continued

The Jewish future seen through the eyes of an American statesman

AP American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E. Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Nov. … Continued

Ma’ale Adumim: The mother of all Israeli settlements

Ammar Awad Reuters The West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, is seen behind sign posts on Dec. … Continued

Romney, Obamacare and Mormonism

Image courtesy of Businessweek First, the economy is in the toilet. The numbers get worse every day. We can’t see … Continued

Youcef Nadarkhani’s case unites people around religious liberty

The fight to save the life of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who has been sentenced to death in Iran for … Continued

Faith and the future of Europe

YVES HERMAN REUTERS European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn addresses a news conference on the interim economic … Continued

Tunisia after its first free elections

On Sunday, millions of Tunisians celebrated the second phase of their Jasmine revolution as many across the country waited in … Continued

Egypt: The age of freedom has begun. Amen!

An Egyptian woman cries as she celebrates the news of the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. Tara Todras-whitehill / AP … Continued

Confronting ‘history’s longest hatred’

By Rabbi Abraham Cooper It’s been called history’s longest hatred. The last aging survivors of Auschwitz see everywhere evidence that … Continued

The Dalai Lama on interfaith cooperation

On Sunday, I was privileged to share the stage with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at St. John the Divine … Continued

Sudan’s democratic potential

Imagine the U.S. holding simultaneous elections for the President, ALL members of Congress, ALL 50 state governors, ALL 50 state … Continued

Investigate the pope

By Christopher Hitchensauthor, commentator This has now ceased to be a matter of opinion or speculation and become a question … Continued

Europe and Islam: beyond minarets

Four minarets come up in Switzerland and a national identity stands challenged? Incredible that a national referendum even made it … Continued

Swiss vote ill-advised and offensive

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

The Next Phase of Islamist Lawfare

By Brooke Goldstein and Aaron Eitan MeyerLegal Project of the Middle East Forum The phenomenon known as Islamist “lawfare,” or … Continued

Islam Must Engage Critics

By Ali WyneJunior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Geert Wilders was, until recently, an obscure Dutch parliamentarian unable to … Continued

Freedom of Expression, Except for Muslims?

By H.A. HellyerFellow, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick (UK) Lets go through this: the Danish politician … Continued

Blair Aces His Israel-Palestine Presentation

This is grading season in universities so I was interested to hear a respected colleague suggest that Tony Blair’s speech … Continued

Only Bad Capitalists Go to Heaven

The Catholic Church teaches that only bad capitalists go to heaven. If you are a “good” capitalist who believes in … Continued

Hagee and the “Whore of Babylon”

Editor’s Note: Correction: Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, has not declared himself a supporter of any presidential candidate, … Continued