Op-Ed: Peter Baum – Things On My Mind, November 5th, 2018

Friendships with Arab Countries, Plight in South Africa, Christians in Pakistan, Iran & the EU, Saudi & Khashoggi, BDS Israel’s Increasing Friendship with Arab Countries In this last week Israel’s relations with the Sunni Arab world went through a metamorphosis. Netanyahu visited Oman in what was by all accounts an

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Trump Threatens to Cut Off US Aid to Palestinian Authority

Originally posted 2018-01-03 03:50:38. POSTED BY ZEKE MILLER AND JILL COLVIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS / MCCLATCHY WASHINGTON — Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, asking why the U.S. should

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Pakistani Minister Requests non-Muslim Police Escort

Posted by By Pamela Geller on November 16, 2017
Rana Sanaullah knows what Islam is all about. He knows that if Muslims believe that he has offended Islam, he could be killed, even by those who are supposed to be protecting him.
So he has requested a non-Muslim security detail.
If a politician did that in the West, he would be excoriated as an “Islamophobe.”
Remember that last February in the Netherlands, a Muslim security agent was suspended: he was accused of leaking details of Geert Wilders’ locations to a jihad group.
But why was he on Wilders’ security team in the first place?

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Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri to Fly to Paris Within 48 Hours

Published by Reuters on 16-November-2017
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister, a source close to Hariri told Reuters on Thursday.
Hariri announced his resignation in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, and has not yet returned to Lebanon.
He said on Wednesday he would return soon.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun tweeted on Thursday that he hoped the country’s political crisis was over following Hariri’s acceptance of the French invitation.

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Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman – Friend or Foe of the U.S.?

One of our contacts who lives in the Middle East has provided the following post on her blog and is reposted here with her permission. Posted by Cheri Berens on her blog CheriBerens.net, 10-November-2017, Cheri has provided her sources at the end of the post, we have added additional links/photos for/from

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