Gen. Petraeus on Qasem Soleimani’s killing: ‘It’s impossible to overstate the significance’

By The World— The United States is sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising threats to American forces in the region, the Pentagon said on Friday. Iran promised vengeance after a US airstrike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qasem Soleimani, Tehran’s most prominent…

Don’t Confuse Me With Facts. It’s Always About the “Occupation”

By Asaf Romirowsky, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies— Like clockwork, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent observation that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank is not, per se, inconsistent with international law” was immediately denounced by the Jewish Left. The head of the Reform movement in North America, Rabbi Rick Jacobs,…

Palestinian ‘Moderates’ Celebrate Terror

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinian ruling Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its first terrorist attack against Israel by reminding everyone that it remains committed to the “armed struggle as the only way to liberate Palestine.” Thousands of Fatah supporters took to the streets…