Here are the Blogs in the Michael Curtis
Saturday, 4 April 2015
The Obama administration has shown a lack of historic understanding concerning its policy towards China’s proposal to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The White House must understand that its policy lacks judgment when former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, in unladylike ...Read More...
Posted on 04/04/2015 3:09 PM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 3 April 2015
A political vacuum exists in the Middle East, and it is significant that France has stepped in to fill it in a principled way. It is a rebuke to the current Obama administration “reassessing” its options regarding Israel, and lacking a trumpet that sounds a clear call to get ready for battle.
The ...Read More...
Posted on 04/03/2015 10:22 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 29 March 2015
A senior White House official, who had perhaps recently seen the film The Godfather, was heard to remark "It's not personal; it's strictly business" when commenting on the attitude of the U.S. administration toward the Israeli prime minister.
One might accept the administration position if President ...Read More...
Posted on 03/29/2015 8:52 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 29 March 2015
On February 19, 2015, a full-page ad was published in the New York Times by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) opposing the invitation given to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress. It asked the question: “Will Congress side with our President or a Foreign Leader?”
The ...Read More...
Posted on 03/29/2015 8:18 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 21 March 2015
A saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt is that small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas. This is not applicable to all commentators on public affairs but sadly rather true about the remarks made by the White House after the victory of Israeli Prime Minister ...Read More...
Posted on 03/21/2015 7:49 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 16 March 2015
In the week of deadly attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris, a heavily-armed 32-year-old Frenchman born of Malian descent, Amedy Coulibaly, on January 9, 2015 stormed the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket store near the Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris and killed four Jews during a day-long siege. ...Read More...
Posted on 03/16/2015 10:02 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 13 March 2015
“Our age” wrote Julien Benda in 1927 in La Trahison des clercs “is indeed the age of the intellectual organization of political hatreds.” The newest example of this organized hatred is the Conference to be held in the UK between April 17 and 19, 2015 under the auspices of the Southampton Law School. ...Read More...
Posted on 03/13/2015 8:07 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
The barbarism of Islamist terrorists grows every day. They are committing war crimes by systematically destroying the cradle of Western civilization and erasing the history of the region.
The world has become familiar with Islamist actions: not just the cruel brutal behavior of the Islamist State ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2015 8:13 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Women, if in relatively small numbers, have become as radicalized and militant as males of their own age on behalf of Islamic terrorist organizations. According to recent studies by British research groups, gender is largely irrelevant in likelihood of people becoming extremists. Young Muslim women ...Read More...
Posted on 03/04/2015 7:39 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 1 March 2015
On January 16, 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer, opened a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.” Her decision quickly followed the accession of the Palestinian Authority on January 2, 2015 to the Rome Statute, the founding ...Read More...
Posted on 03/01/2015 10:41 AM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 26 February 2015
On February 21, 2015, one of the lesser known groups of those competing for the Oscar for the greatest global threat of Islamic terrorism made an appearance in the modern form of a video broadcast. The organization calling itself al-Shabaab (The Youth), the Somali affiliate of al-Qaeda, issued a highly ...Read More...
Posted on 02/26/2015 6:44 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
To offend one group of people may be regarded as carelessness; to offend two at the same time looks like self-inflicted misfortune. The 92 year-old French Socialist politician and lawyer, Roland Dumas, managed to offend two groups on February 16, 2015 when he accused Prime Minister Manuel Valls of being ...Read More...
Posted on 02/24/2015 7:38 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 23 February 2015
During his visit to the White House on March 5, 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave President Barack Obama a copy of the Book of Esther (the Megillah), the biblical story of the plan by the chief minister of the great Persian Empire to annihilate all the Jews in the kingdom. To understand ...Read More...
Posted on 02/23/2015 8:19 AM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 19 February 2015
In recent days, the dark ideology of Islamic terrorism has been implemented, among other places, by massacres in a kosher deli in Paris, in Belgium towns, outside a synagogue in Copenhagen, and in Libya where dozens of Christian Copts have been murdered. It must be countered.
Destiny makes Saudi ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2015 5:51 AM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 12 February 2015
In a by-election runoff on February 8, 2015 in the district of Le Doubs in Eastern France, the Socialist candidate won with 51.4% of the vote. The disquieting element of the vote was that the candidate of the National Front (FN) got only 800 votes less than the winner. Almost certainly, this near success ...Read More...
Posted on 02/12/2015 11:56 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 7 February 2015
There has been much talk lately about whether “no-go zones” exist in areas that are totally occupied or dominated by Muslim inhabitants in France and Britain. While these zones are not officially forbidden to non-Muslims, they, like the zones urbaines sensibles(ZUS) in France, are usually regarded as ...Read More...
Posted on 02/07/2015 8:00 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 2 February 2015
In a scarcely veiled and undiplomatic allusion to the “Jewish lobby,” President Barack Obama speaking on January 15, 2015 about the views of politicians who disagreed with him on the issue of sanctions against Iran, said he “understood the pressures that senators face from donors and others.”
Equally ...Read More...
Posted on 02/02/2015 7:12 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 1 February 2015
On January 16, 2015 President Barack Obama condoned a gross breach of diplomatic protocol. He allowed visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron to appeal directly to a number of U.S. Senators to reconsider their support for a bill imposing new tough sanctions on Iran.
Cameron explained he was ...Read More...
Posted on 02/01/2015 6:47 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 30 January 2015
The earth may not have shaken, but it was a delightful surprise that at an informal meeting of the plenary of the United Nations General Assembly, held on January 22, 2015, representatives of 37 nations convened to register their disapproval of anti-Semitism. Perhaps most surprising was the comment ...Read More...
Posted on 01/30/2015 6:44 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 25 January 2015
In his book, Considerations on the Government of Poland, written in 1772, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote that Moses “conceived and executed the astonishing project of creating a nation out of a swarm of wretched fugitives[.] …Out of this wandering and servile horde Moses had the audacity to create a body ...Read More...
Posted on 01/25/2015 11:02 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
On Sunday, January 11, 2014, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), was in the front line of millions in the anti-terrorist march in Paris in protest against the brutal attacks that had occurred in the city three days earlier. An official statement issued on January 10, 2014 by ...Read More...
Posted on 01/20/2015 7:36 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Should there be limits to free speech and expression? The issue is now on the front burner for intellectual discussion and political decision in Western societies. This was inevitable following the events after the cold-blooded massacres in Paris at the office of Charlie Hebdo (CH) for images satirizing ...Read More...
Posted on 01/18/2015 9:48 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 17 January 2015
On Sunday, January 11, 2015 , Paris became the capital of the world as the setting of a unique historical demonstration: more than 40 international political leaders marched in the city ahead of two to three million people who had rallied against the terrorist attacks four days earlier. In symbolic ...Read More...
Posted on 01/17/2015 8:16 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 10 January 2015
It is appropriate and gratifying that the Islamic terrorists who, armed with military Kalashnikov weapons in a well-planned attack, murdered 12 people, the chief editor and his staff, in the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (CH) in Paris on January 7, 2014, were killed two days later by ...Read More...
Posted on 01/10/2015 9:27 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 9 January 2015
Few writers on the Arab-Israeli dispute have had as striking an impact as did Joan Peters, who died on January 5, 2015. Her book, From Time Immemorial, published in 1984, has been controversial, but by its challenge to false history, myths, and propaganda, it has been a significant addition to the literature ...Read More...
Posted on 01/09/2015 7:00 AM by Michael Curtis