Perhaps in hopes of revising his image as an ineffectual peacenik, or to bolster his grandson’s chances in a tight gubernatorial race, or simply because he’s an opinionated 90-year-old South Georgia peckerwood, ex-president Jimmy Carter today criticized Barack Obama for dropping the ball on ISIS.Read more…
Continue reading Even Jimmy Carter Thinks Obama Is Weak in the Middle East Now
Iranian President Rouhani speaks reasonably about nuclear negotiations and stabilizing the Middle East, but at home the “hanging judges” are still at work.
Continue reading Hanged for Doubting ‘Jonah & the Whale’
Despite a larger presence of Middle Eastern actors in Hollywood, sword and sandal Biblical flicks too often “whitewash” their casts in a quest for box office payoff.
Continue reading White Guys Still Get Best Bible Roles
Ted Cruz’s was booed off stage after addressing Middle Eastern Christians, now faces a backlash from key Christian writers and thinkers.
Continue reading Christians Enraged With Cruz Over Israel
Even simple kindness isn’t simple in the Middle East. A Gaza teenager’s cancer is in remission thanks to treatment at a Tel Aviv hospital, but his homeland is dying.
Continue reading Beating Cancer & Dodging Israel’s Bombs
The U.S. should not be allowing ISIS propaganda and the murder of one American to dictate its foreign policy strategy in the Middle East.
Continue reading Don’t Start a War Over a Hostage
There’s a lot of trash talk at the top (Obama, Hillary, McCain) about what to do in the Middle East. Unfortunately it reflects shoddy leadership at every level.
Continue reading Digging out of Our Stupid Sh*t Policy
The murder of three Israeli teenagers has reignited debates about guilt, justice, and retribution in the Middle East. But the Palestinians have more to answer for.
Continue reading Israel Teen Murders: No Moral Equivalent
The advance of ISIS has ended over a thousand years of Christian worship in Mosul—the latest chapter in the long decline of Christianity in the Middle East.
Continue reading Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul