Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Ruth Wisse writes in Mosaic:
“I never dreamed that it could come to this!”
In February, a Jewish college student was hospitalized after being punched in the face at a pro-Palestinian demonstration on a campus in upstate New York. His family has insisted on maintaining the boy’s privacy, but other ...Read More...
Posted on 05/26/2015 12:31 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 25 May 2015
BBC: A Turkish woman who has been taking part in a talent show on national TV has been shot in the head while rehearsing at home, Turkish media say.
Mutlu Kaya, 19, was in a critical condition after being shot in Diyarbakir province early on Monday.
Diyarbakir is a conservative region in south-east ...Read More...
Posted on 05/25/2015 5:24 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 25 May 2015
Tuvia Tenebom writes in the Forward:
I was born into an extreme anti-Zionist, ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Israel known as the “Hazon-Ishnikes,” among people who are certain that they are the people closest to God and that they are his only representatives on earth. Simply put, I was born into ...Read More...
Posted on 05/25/2015 12:21 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Another major earthquake has hit Nepal. Scores of people have died and a U.S. helicopter has gone missing. As Nepal is a country of remote, isolated mountain villages, the death toll will probably rise. No doubt many people have been injured and lost their homes. It comes two weeks after a massive earthquake, ...Read More...
Posted on 05/19/2015 12:18 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Michael Buckley writes in the Ecologist.
A spate of hydroelectric dam building in Nepal means that future earthquakes could send inland tsunamis flooding down the steep mountain valleys, writes Michael Buckley. Disaster was averted in last month's quake - a badly damaged dam was not yet filled. But ...Read More...
Posted on 05/17/2015 1:00 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Cynthia Blank writes in INN:
A number of Jewish organizations banded together on Monday for a rally outside of UJA-Federation in protest of the UJA's promotion of organizations with ties to the Boycott Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Some 200 protestors carrying signs against the BDS ...Read More...
Posted on 05/14/2015 9:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Ari Soffer wites in Israel National News:
From crude, sexist comments to outright death threats, the hysterical reaction to the appointment of Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked as Justice Minister has been shocking even by the low standards of the far-left.
Now, the incitement has reached such levels ...Read More...
Posted on 05/13/2015 11:54 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 11 May 2015
Amelia Katzen writes in JNS.org:
Alan Dershowitz is fond of pointing out that, were a Martian to land in the middle of the United Nations, he would think that Israel was the worst place on the earth, which is otherwise perfect.
In the recently published “Catch the Jew!” Tuvia Tenenbom is a German ...Read More...
Posted on 05/11/2015 12:05 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 11 May 2015
Seymour Hersh tells a very different story from the official version.
Posted on 05/11/2015 11:40 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Peter Wood writes in The Weekly Standard:
Attraction. Pleasure. Attachment. Reproduction. Fulfillment. What is the meaning of sex? The answer lies somewhere in the way we integrate the biological imperatives with the emotional and experiential realities. I’m not going to improve on that answer in ...Read More...
Posted on 05/10/2015 11:13 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 7 May 2015
The following testimonials reveal the ongoing anti-Semitism that exists today on Ontario university campuses.
I was in a philosophy program, but had to switch out as so many professors were against me. The majority of my papers spoke to my pro-Israel views, and they kept failing me on my assignments. ...Read More...
Posted on 05/07/2015 9:46 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 30 April 2015
Ari Soffer writes:
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Yemen… These may not be countries you would expect to feature in a pro-Israel campaign.
Even in Egypt and Jordan, which have treaties with Israel, you’re not likely to find much pro-Israel sentiment among the general public – at least not in public
However, ...Read More...
Posted on 04/30/2015 12:49 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 27 April 2015
Salomon Benzimra writes:
Ninety five years ago, prime ministers, ambassadors and other dignitaries from Europe and America gathered in the Italian Riviera. Journalists from around the world reported on the upcoming San Remo Peace Conference and the great expectations the international community ...Read More...
Posted on 04/27/2015 5:57 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 20 April 2015
Natan Sharansky writes in the Washington Post:
On a number of occasions during the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, the Israeli government has appealed to the United States and its allies to demand a change in Tehran’s aggressive behavior. If Iran wishes to be treated as a normal state, ...Read More...
Posted on 04/20/2015 12:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The Yazidi are an indigenous Iraqi community of just under one million people who have lived in northern Iraq for thousands of years. They are Kurdish and Arabic speaking monotheists who trace their decent from Adam. Because their priests and holy men have never publicly disclosed their secret, sacred ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2015 10:20 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
From the Times of Israel:
Lebanese television anchor delivered a scathing criticism of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in a televised news broadcast, accusing him of working for Iranian interests and against his home country of Lebanon.
During a program on Lebanon’s Future TV channel broadcast ...Read More...
Posted on 04/14/2015 8:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 10 April 2015
Kamal Ahmed writes in the BBC:
In his seminal work on the role of high-frequency traders in global stock markets, Michael Lewis quotes Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's right hand man.
Mr Munger said that high-frequency trading was "the functional equivalent of letting a lot of rats into a granary".
The ...Read More...
Posted on 04/10/2015 8:04 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Deroy Murdock writes in National Review Online:
From Easter services to cablecasts of Bill O’Reilly’s bestseller Killing Jesus, Christians are focused on the crucifixion of their Savior. American believers and non-believers consider this a historical event. But in the Middle East, crucifixion is ...Read More...
Posted on 04/04/2015 2:47 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
From Adara Press:
Amir Hossein Motaghi, a close media aid to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, exposes the truth about the U.S. role in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. According to a report in The Telegraph:
“The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other ...Read More...
Posted on 04/01/2015 5:25 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Kathleen Burge writes about the weird psychological aspects of facebook in the Boston Globe.
If you are one of Catherine Pisacane’s 792 Facebook friends, you got a glimpse into her life a couple of weeks ago. She posted a selfie, taken by her sister, of the two of them smiling and snuggling outside ...Read More...
Posted on 03/25/2015 11:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Paul Berman writes in The Tablet.
The global jihad, Sunni variant, got under way in August 1996 in the juridical or pseudo-juridical form of the “Ladenese epistle,” otherwise known as the “Declaration of War Against Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places,” by Osama Bin Laden, as clarified ...Read More...
Posted on 03/18/2015 6:19 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
John Gray disputes Steven Pinker's notion that the world is becoming less violent.
For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most modern parts of the world, these thinkers tell us, war has practically disappeared. The world’s great powers are neither ...Read More...
Posted on 03/17/2015 5:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Saturday, 28 February 2015
From the New York Times:
The limestone sculptures, statues and reliefs smashed by militants in northern Iraq provided valuable historical insights into kingdoms that flourished thousands of years ago and were crucial in the formation of early Arab identity, experts say. The destruction took place ...Read More...
Posted on 02/28/2015 3:39 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Liel Leibovitz writes at The Tablet:
Pity the young Iranian nuclear enthusiasts! Groaning under the weight of all those pesky sanctions, career-oriented nerds from Teheran or Isfahan eager to learn how to enrich uranium, say, or supervise reactor systems operations—all highly prized vocations in ...Read More...
Posted on 02/25/2015 12:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 20 February 2015
Rod Nordland writes in the NYTimes:
RAIDA, Yemen — About all that remain of Yemen’s ancient and once vibrant Jewish community are untended cemeteries, dramatic hillside ghetto villages of thousand-year-old stone houses and a few people like Abraham Jacob and his extended family.
Most of them live ...Read More...
Posted on 02/20/2015 3:33 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield