Monthly Archives: March 2011

There Is No Neutral

No one denies that NGOs accomplish vital work in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, but their commitment to nonaligned status suggests that most believe that tasks focused on improving human lives can somehow be apolitical. This perspective overlooks the political and cultural beliefs that cause harm to innocents in the first place. And though providers of humanitarian aid would like to operate in a “neutral space,” there is no such location in the contested battlegrounds of an insurgency.

Muammar Qaddafi Should Join “The Elders”

“The Elders” are a self-proclaimed group of self-proclaimed wise men and women, including former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson, and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. While “The Elders” say they “offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity,” they are better known for espousing moral equivalence and legitimizing terrorists.

Video: A Small Miracle: Meet ‘British Muslims for Israel’

Yes, you read that headline right.

Video: The Iranian regime is perfectly sane

Gadhafi is the least of our problems, but, by all means world, keep fiddling in Libya while the real threat to humanity carries on, unfettered for the most part.

Jordan Teetering on Civil War, Local Analysts Say

Jordan’s social cohesion is quickly unraveling, local experts warn, following violent demonstrations in the kingdom and an obtuse government response to public demands for change.

One protester was killed and 120 wounded in the bloodiest demonstrations yet to take place in the kingdom since popular protests began sweeping through the Middle East in January.

Talmud Study now Mandatory in South Korea

Close to 50 million people live in South Korea, and everyone learns Gemara (Talmud) in school. “We tried to understand why the Jews are geniuses, and we came to the conclusion that it is because they study Talmud,” said the Korean ambassador to Israel.

Abbas willing to give up U.S. aid for unity with Hamas

Sounds good to me.