Entries by Jerry Gordon

Violence lies behind the Burqa

In February 2012, we posted on the arrest of an Iraqi émigré family in Phoenix for an attempted honor killing of their daughter: Honor shame incidents appear to be of near epidemic proportions among Iraqi Muslim immigrants in Phoenix. As we noted in our earlier post, an Iraqi Muslim immigrant father had run down and killed his daughter […]

FBI arrests Kansas jihadist Terry Loewen

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback at a press conference in Wichita, Kansas today with US Attorney Bill Grissom  lauded  FBI and Kansas law enforcement saying “in the ongoing war on terrorism, the good guys won one today”.  He was referring to the culmination of a six month investigation by the FBI that led to the arrest today of […]

FBI raids yet another Gulen School

Christopher Holton writes  in Louisiana Hayride about an FBI raid about the Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School in Baton Rouge , “Now Maybe They Will Pay Attention To The Gulen School”. He writes about this latest episode in an effort to rein in the expansion of Gulen charter schools in Louisiana: Wednesday afternoon the story broke […]

Misrepresenting Mandela

Neither Israel’s President Shimon Peres nor Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu could attend the state funeral for the late South African President and liberation leader, Nelson Mandela.  According to the Jerusalem Post  they cited finance and security reasons instead sending a delegation headed by  Speaker Yuli Edelstein and  Knesset members as noted: Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein flew […]

Defining Moment: Hillel International Confronts Swarthmore College Chapter on Zionism

For more than a decade we have been witness to Hillel Chapters on college and university campuses drifting to a policy of tolerating leftist Jewish ‘progressive’ and Muslim groups advocating delegitimization of Israel.  We have seen it in Hillel chapters abetting efforts of groups like Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice for Palestine, Muslim […]

A Thought Experiment: Role Playing as Israeli PM

Fred Leder, from Fairfield, Connecticut issued a challenge for me to respond to a thought experiment.  He asked that I play  the role  of  Israel’s Prime Minister confronted with a deepening divide with the Obama Administration over the latter’s engagement with nuclear Iran and simultaneously endeavoring to  facilitate a final status  agreement resolving the dilemma […]

Is Rumored Saudi – Israeli Collaboration on a “Super Stuxnet” Iranian Disinformation?

Photo source: FARS News Agency There is lots of chatter in the media and on the internet speculating on a possible Israeli Saudi entente to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program with a Super Stuxnet malware.  That speculation was triggered by an Iranian FARS agency report on November 30, 2013  concerning  a supposed alliance of convenience between […]

US Plays Dangerous Islamist Roulette in Syria

Below the fold in today’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ) was a mind numbing article about the Obama Administration caving in to support an Islamic Front opposition group in another desperate move In the volatile Middle East, “U.S., Allies Reach Out to Syria’s Islamist Rebels”.  The motivation is to unite Saudi and Emirate funding to support a fundamentalist militia, Jaysh […]

Wilders’ “Open Letter to Pope Francis” Criticizes Church Myopia on Islamic Antisemitism

Gates of Vienna published an open letter from Hon. Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party (PVV) in The Netherlands to His Holiness Pope Francis, the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Wilders thanked the new Pope for his ecumenism and mea culpa regarding past Christian antisemitism referred to in the body of his Papal Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. However, Wilders […]

Secretary Kerry in Jerusalem to Brief Netanyahu on Iran Nuclear and Palestinian Security

Secretary of State Kerry with Israeli PM Netanyahu, Jerusalem December 5, 2013,  Source: AP Photo Ever the optimistic diplomat for the floundering Obama Administration, John Kerry, the seemingly indefatigable US Secretary of State, is in Jerusalem today for meetings with Israeli PM Netanyahu and later with PA President Abbas. Kerry has been on a whirl-a […]

Outrage! Iran Imprisons Three Americans while US releases Iranian Nuclear Scientist and Others

Robert Levinson, 2011,  Former FBI agent imprisoned since 2007. Source: Levinson Family Last Wednesday we posted on Florida Congressman Jeff Miller’s AIPAC sponsored briefing at my Pensacola synagogue on Iran’s nuclear threat to Israel and the US, “Congressman Miller of Northwest Florida Supports Increased Sanctions Against Iran”. What was given short shrift in the rush to obtain […]

Appeasement in Geneva?

EU Foreign Relations Commissioner Ashton and Iranian Delegation in Geneva on November 24, 2013  with Mike Bates, Jonathan Schanzer and Shoshana Bryen The topsy turvy developments in the Middle East made for high drama on the international and regional stage in the waning months of 2013. Desperate to stave off swooning  domestic poll approval ratings caused […]

Congressman Miller of Northwest Florida Supports Increased Sanctions Against Iran

US. Rep. Jeffrey Miller (R-FL District 1) Tuesday night, November 26, 2013, an AIPAC sponsored briefing was presented at B’nai Israel Synagogue in Pensacola, Florida featuring local Congressman, US. Rep. Jeffrey Miller (R- 1st CD FL). Miller is chairman of the US House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Committee as well as a Member of the House Armed Services Committee. His […]

Could Iran’s Earthquake Prone Nuclear Program Trigger a Chernobyl Event?

Arak Heavy Water Reactor (IR-40). Source: Reuters. Yesterday, an earthquake struck Iran killing 8 and injuring 59 in the vicinity of the Bushehr nuclear power plant located on the northern shore of the Persian Gulf.  CNN reported: The U.S. Geological Survey said the 5.6-magnitude quake was centered about 39 miles (63 km) northeast of the Persian Gulf city […]