US lawmakers pledge to back Israel against Iran

By MICHAEL BOWMAN, VOA NEWS— The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming America’s firm opposition to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and pledging full support for Israel in the event of an Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The chance to slam Iran’s government and speak up for Israel brought a rare moment of…

Tehran presses Assad to send Hizballah sophisticated anti-air interceptors

By DEBKAFILE-— Israeli Air Force jets were reported flying over Damascus in the last few hours by foreign sources. According to debkafile’s Iranian and intelligence sources, Iran has been pushing Bashar Assad hard to let Hizballah have sophisticated weapons, including self-propelled SA-17 interceptor missile systems. Tehran is reminding the Syrian ruler of the debt he…

Why So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare

By VICTOR SHARPE, AMERICAN THINKER— Mahatma Gandhi is quoted in the book, Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism, by Catherine Clement, as follows: “While Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsees and Jews, along with several million adherents of an animistic religion, all coexisted in relative harmony, one religion that would not accept compromise stood out from the rest:…