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There's lots of competition for the coveted title of 'Islamophobe of the Year'; but I am hopeful of victory. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Islamophobe’ of the Year

3 February 2014 10:20

I have been honoured to receive a number of awards in my career. Yet one which I have especially yearned for has so far eluded me. Now it seems finally within… Continue reading

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A makeshift Syrian refugee camp in Majdal Anjar, Lebanon (Photo: Getty)

Lebanon is falling apart on its 70th birthday

26 November 2013 12:46

It’s Lebanon’s birthday this month — 70 years since independence — but no one’s really in the mood to party. Our first birthday present last week came in the form… Continue reading

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A picture of the Bulgarian bus bomb, carried out by Hezbollah. Getty Images

The EU fails to ban Hezbollah

23 July 2013 20:34

As though the sunny weather and the royal baby were not enough, here comes yet more good news. The European Union has finally banned the military wing of Hezbollah. This is… Continue reading

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SYRIA-CONFLICT

Obama’s decision to arm the Syrian rebels will do little to address the Hezbollah threat

14 June 2013 16:03

Two years too late and with less than full conviction President Obama has finally announced that his administration will aid the Syrian rebels with lethal force. This follows confirmation by… Continue reading

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The real significance of Israel’s strikes on Syria

7 May 2013 16:32

It is hard to overstate the significance of Israel’s surgical strikes against Syrian military positions over the weekend. The raids targeted missiles bound for Hezbollah in Lebanon while also destroying… Continue reading

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A Lebanese protestor waves the Hezbollah flag and the Palestinian flag during a protest. Picture: Getty

Calls grow for EU to ban Hezbollah

21 February 2013 10:36

The White House is piling pressure on the EU to ban Hezbollah after Bulgarian authorities linked it to a bomb blast in Burgas which killed six people last year. The… Continue reading

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SYRIA-CONFLICT

What Iran wants in Syria

10 February 2013 21:26

The Washington Post has an important story about how the Iranian regime is preparing for post-Assad Syria. The paper reports that American and Middle Eastern governments believe that Tehran is… Continue reading

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A truck carries the bus damaged by the suicide bomb blast which targeted a group of Israeli tourists at the airport in Bourgas, Bulgaria, on July 19, 2012. Image: Getty

Bus bomb: It Was Hezbollah

5 February 2013 17:48

The report of the Bulgarian authorities into the bus-bombing which killed a local bus driver and five Israeli tourists in Burgas last summer has confirmed what so many of us… Continue reading

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Terry Waite, while he was a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Photo: Getty Images.

Don’t trust Hezbollah — whatever Terry Waite says

11 December 2012 12:05

Earlier this month, while he was in Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians in the Middle East, in particular those fleeing the fighting in neighboring Syria, Terry Waite, the… Continue reading

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Britain should follow Canada and Holland's lead and tackle Iranian sponsored terrorism. Image: Getty

Britain must resist Iran’s terror groups

7 September 2012 18:23

These two stories are unlikely to make big news, but they should. Speaking in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, the Dutch Foreign Minister, Uri Rosenthal, urged fellow European Union members finally… Continue reading

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Iran nuclear weapons

Iran keeps saying it’s nuking up – despite what its Western apologists say

14 August 2012 17:39

The same problem keeps occurring for the megaphones of Iranian propaganda in the West: they keep being let down by their own side.  Every time another op-ed appears in the… Continue reading

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Mossad’s suspected actions in Dubai may be a crime, but will they help Israel?

18 February 2010 15:08

One of Israel’s most potent weapons has been the mixture of awe and fear with which its spy services are held. Now that Mossad is suspected of killing Mahmoud al-Mabhouh… Continue reading

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