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Daniel Pipes

  • Europe’s Anti-Immigration Left
    With very few exceptions, liberals in the United States favor high levels of immigration; and the American Left goes further, calling to "Abolish ICE" (a reference to Immigration Customs and Enforcement, America's border security agency). But ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-03-07
  • Morton Klein’s Statement on Qatar
    During the Middle East Forum's conference on Qatar today, Morton Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, wrote me a brief note asking, at 10:17 am asking "Why. I really don't understand. What's going on. We were good friends for decades ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-02-10
  • Qatar’s Influence
    Already in the mid-1990s, a playful riddle circulated among foreign-policy types: In the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, which are the world's two great powers? Answer: The United States and Qatar. In other words, the outsized ambitions of a country ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-29
  • Europe’s Jews vs. Israel
    Note the contrast: when Matteo Salvini, Italy's interior minister recently visited Jerusalem, which he hailed as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him a "great friend of Israel." Back home, however, Italy's liberal Jews ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-27
  • Trump’s Mideast ‘Deal of the Century’ May Be a Raw One for Israel
    President Trump has spoken repeatedly about his desire to find the "deal of the century" to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the president's specific plan remains a tightly held secret, he and several aides occasionally drop hints about it ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-23
  • The Middle East Forum at 25
    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Middle East Forum. I'll take this opportunity candidly to review our ability to influence U.S. policy over the quarter century and assess where we stand today. Opening our doors in early 1994 with ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2019-01-23
  • My Biggest Hits of 2018 – and Why
    Looking at statistics at DanielPipes.org finds that these ten are my most read writings of 2018, in ascending order: 10. Melbourne's Petite, Shy, Honors-Student Jihadi9. German and Austrian Media Outrage Me8. Conservatism's Hidden History7. Venezuela's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-30
  • Tectonic Shifts in Attitudes toward Israel
    As Arabs and Muslims warm to Israel, the Left grows colder. These shifts imply one great imperative for the Jewish state. On the first shift: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently pointed out "a great change" in the Arab world which has a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-26
  • If Trump Wants to Divide Jerusalem into Three
    Ben Caspit in Al-Monitor has leaked details of the Trump administration's "ultimate deal" to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Citing an anonymous "senior diplomatic source," he writes that the Trump plan includes a clear partition of Jerusalem ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Pushing for an Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to End the Conflict with the Palestinians
    From a practical political point of view, Avigdor Lieberman, Naftali Bennett, and their idea to take a tougher stand toward Hamas just went down to defeat, if not humiliation. That's because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again showed his ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-12-02
  • In Defense of Europe’s “Far-Right” Parties
    The European political parties called far-right by Establishment politicians and media (but civilizationist by me) are justly criticized for their mistakes and extremism. For example, the Sweden Democrats party in its first years, 1988-95, did have some ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-11-01
  • Europe’s Civilizationist Parties
    IS EUROPE RETURNING to the horrors of the 1930s? In an assessment typical of the moment, Max Holleran writes in the New Republic that "in the past ten years, new right-wing political movements have brought together coalitions of Neo-Nazis with mainstream ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Why Do You American Conservatives Keep Losing?
    I had no answer when Mária Schmidt, a historian and advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, recently asked me, "Why do you American conservatives keep losing to liberals?" By conservatives, she and I both understand individuals who respect ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-17
  • Harvard University Memorial Service for Richard Pipes
    For the memorial service program, click here. Unfortunately, the requested recording by Harvard Event technicians was not made. I thank Robert Chung for recording nearly the entire service on his smartphone, with the exception of the musical prelude and ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-10-03
  • German and Austrian Media Outrage Me
    Europe's mainstream media has reached a point of distorted frenzy about what it calls the "far-right" and "neo-Nazis." I know. I have just experienced this first hand. Allow me, please, to tell my tale. Ezra Levant of Canada is a brilliant conservative ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-09-18
  • Hints of Trump’s Forthcoming Palestinian-Israeli Plan
    I recently argued at "The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last," that Trump has some unpleasant surprises in store for the Israelis. This blog updates and attempts to flesh out what his Palestinian-Israeli plan will be. In an interview with Israel Hayom's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-09-14
  • Why Israelis Shy from Victory
    One day, imagine, a U.S. president tells an Israeli prime minister: "Palestinian extremism damages American security. We need you to end it by achieving victoryover the Palestinians. Do what it takes within legal, moral, and practical boundaries." The ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-08-31
  • Venezuela’s Tyranny of Bad Ideas
    Ideas run the world: good ones create freedom and wealth; bad ones, oppression and poverty. Sure, money is important, but money is but a means to an end. Ideas are the end. You are not what you eat; you are what you think. Politicians in particular fall ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-08-26
  • Hungary: Not “Submitting to Islam”
    BUDAPEST – No European head of government talks remotely like Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orbán. For example, he recently spoke of building in Hungary a "constitutional order based on national and Christian foundations," thereby avoiding a future in ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-08-13
  • Who Are Europe’s Most Important Politicians?
    "Who is the most important European alive today?" I asked in early 2010. Dutch politician Geert Wilders, came my answer, because "he is best placed to deal with the Islamic challenge facing the continent." I even raised the prospect of his emerging "as a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-08-01