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Islamisation Global conflict 

Marching in lockstep: Islamization and antisemitism

Marching in lockstep: Islamization and antisemitism Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London last weekend at the Iran-supporting “Al Quds” march in Britain’s capital city. Hezbollah, the proxy army of the Iranian regime, is responsible for numerous murderous attacks around the world against Jews, Americans and other Western interests. No matter. The march—an annual London fixture, no less—featured calls for Israel to be wiped from the map, and was led by a man who previously made the deranged claim that “Zionists” were behind an appalling London apartment block fire last…

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Just who is the mortal danger to the free world?

Determined, of course, to present US President Trump as a mortal danger to humanity for meeting and signing an agreement with North Korea’s Chairman Kim Jong-un, the Trumpohobes have been in full cry this morning claiming that the President suddenly announced a suspension of joint military exercises with South Korea, something that wasn’t in the signed agreement. This, we are told, is stunning evidence – proof positive! – that at a stroke Trump has imperilled the free world in return for nothing from Kim (thus echoing North Korea’s own propaganda)….

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Springtime for Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump?

So how should we view the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un and the declaration they have both signed? Is it a “historic” breakthrough for world peace as is being celebrated by the likes of this commentator; or is it a disgraceful debacle, as is being lambasted by the likes of this one? Well, as Zhou Enlai reputedly observed when asked about the impact of the French Revolution on western civilisation, it’s simply too early to say. The terms of the declaration signed by Trump and Kim…

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Peace in our time cancelled?

So has peace in our time with North Korea been cancelled? When President Trump abruptly called off his prospective meeting with North Korea’s chairman Kim Jong-un yesterday, the media immediately crowed that his strategy had gone belly-up, that it showed how incoherent and altogether rubbish his foreign policy was and that we were now right back where we started. Once again, the media merely exposed its own shallowness. A few hours earlier a high-ranking North Korean foreign ministry official, Choe Son Hui, called US Vice-President Mike Pence a “political dummy”…

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The elephant in the room is regime change

Amid the brouhaha over President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the appalling Iran nuclear deal, the elephant in the room is standing quietly all but unobserved. Trump’s initiative is being either praised to the skies or deplored with dismay. The question being discussed is whether it will force the Iranian regime to abandon its nuclear program in a new deal or precipitate a terrible war. Following Trump’s announcement, an Iranian missile attack on Israeli military bases on the Golan Heights led to heavy Israeli air strikes…

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Europeans lose minds and moral compass Global conflict 

Have Britain and Europe lost their minds as well as their moral compass?

The Europeans’ determination to keep the appalling Iran nuclear deal going, following President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of it, makes very little sense on its own declared terms. Leave aside the shocking determination of Britain, France and Germany to continue to milk one of the deal’s most disturbing features: that it enabled the Iranian regime to pocket more than $1.7 billion which it used to fund Hezbollah and Hamas, build its missile infrastructure to destroy Israel and attack the west, and deploy proxy armies to bring conflict…

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Time to go? Simon Wiesenthal memorial lecture

Last week, I was privileged to deliver the Simon Wiesenthal memorial lecture at St John’s Wood synagogue in London. My title was “Time to go? Jews in Britain and Europe”. Did I answer my own question? Find out by watching a recording of the event below. An edited version of the text of the lecture is due to be published in the June issue of Commentary magazine, which will be on line next month.

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Commonwealth v UN and a bankrupt culture of impunity

This week, 53 Commonwealth heads of government are meeting in London for their biennial conference. Cue attacks on the Commonwealth as a useless relic of discredited imperialism and supine monarchism. The Commonwealth is attractive to countries that are not aggressive but value freedom and security. The UN is morally bankrupt. It is not fit for purpose. It never will be while it treats human rights abusers as legitimate members and allows them to operate with impunity. What we need instead is a United Democratic Nations which treats dictators as pariahs….

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The weekend bombing of the Syrian chemical facilities

So what did the weekend bombing of three chemical weapons facilities inside Syria achieve? Well, if what we are being told is true, it knocked out three Syrian chemical weapons facilities. That’s good. This may have set back, maybe seriously, Syria’s capacity to use chemical weapons.That’s good, maybe very good. So is that good enough? No way. Let’s ask a different question. What was the strategic aim of the weekend’s bombing raid? According to our three motivated musketeers, Trump, Macron and May, it was to deliver the message that the…

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Russia President Putin and Queen, 2003 Global conflict 

Britain must wean itself off Russia’s dirty money

Vladimir Putin has been elected president of Russia for a fourth term amid gloating claims that his turnout was boosted by Britain’s furious reaction to the poisoning in Salisbury of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. The 2006 murder in London by radioactive polonium poisoning of the former spy Alexander Litvinenko has been followed by a string of deaths in Britain of Putin’s enemies, for which the stock explanation of natural causes strains credulity. Now Britain is shocked — shocked! — that a military-grade nerve agent produced only by Russia has been…

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