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Daniel Pipes

  • Racing Against History
    The when campaign to do what, you ask? You're excused if the subtitle does not ring a bell, for Richman, a lawyer, talented author, and formidable researcher, has resurrected the failed and now-obscure effort to mobilize American Jews to create a ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-03-01
  • Why I Oppose the Referendum for an Independent Kurdistan
    The following derives from spoken comments at an event the Middle East Forum hosted today for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Philadelphia (with slight edits):You heard a strong case in favor of [the Kurdish referendum]; I'd like to make a case ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-02-18
  • The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last
    President Trump has taken two unprecedented steps highly favorable to Israel: recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and cutting funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an organization ultimately devoted to eliminating the Jewish state ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-02-05
  • Islamic London: “Run, Hide, Tell”
    To understand the development of Islam in Western countries, I make a habit of visiting Muslim-majority areas such as in Lakemba in Australia, Lodi in California, and Lunel in France. But London, England, is unique in the extent of its Islamic impress. ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-02-05
  • “Arabs and Muslims Will Never Accept Israel as the Jewish State”
    Mordechai Kedar, a distinguished specialist of the Middle East, recently published an article arguing that Israel can never win its neighbors' acceptance. This conclusion flies directly in the face of the Israel Victory Project I have proposed, which is ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-02-02
  • No News in Republican and Democratic Views of Israel
    A recent Pew opinion survey showing 79 percent sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians among Republicans versus a were 27 percent among Democrats has aroused a furor in pro-Israel circles. But this sort of ratio has been around through the twenty-first ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-01-31
  • 99 Percent of “Palestine Refugees” Are Fake
    In the words of a veteran Washington hand, the problem of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the main UN agency dealing with Palestinians, is always important but never urgent. Well, it just became urgent. That's because President Trump ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2018-01-09
  • 2017’s Top Hits at DanielPipes.org
    Looking over the past year's statistics, my ten most-read articles of 2017 (ignoring articles from prior years) were: 10. Merkel's Historic Folly9. Historians Run Amok8. Erdoğan to Me: Stay Out of Turkey7. No to Bombing Syria6. Florida Museum Celebrates ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-12-31
  • Beauty and Nausea in Venice
    "On or about December 1910, human character changed," wrote British novelist Virginia Woolf in 1924. "I am not saying that one went out, as one might into a garden, and there saw that a rose had flowered, or that a hen had laid an egg. The change was not ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-12-27
  • Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital – What Does It Mean?
    Question: On December 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump made a statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and declaring that his administration will immediately begin the process of building an embassy in Jerusalem. What does Trump's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-12-11
  • Dhimmis No More
    A new strain of thought has developed in Sunni Muslim thinking: ethnic cleansing. It's not genocide, but it involves expelling non-Sunni populations. Its spread means that non-Muslim minorities have a grim future in Muslim-majority countries; and some ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-12-07
  • The Dubai Miracle Has Become Real
    The Great Recession of 2008-09 convinced me, like many other observers, that the city-state of Dubai's razzmatazz – Go skiing in the boiling heat! Gawk at the world's tallest building! – was but a desert mirage. I lambasted Dubai in a 2009 article for ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-12-07
  • Accepting Europe’s Anti-Immigration Parties
    In a typical assessment of recent European elections, Katy O'Donnell writes in Politico that "Nationalist parties now have a toehold everywhere from Italy to Finland, raising fears the continent is backpedaling toward the kinds of policies that led to ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-11-29
  • Why Palestinian Delusions Persist
    In 1974, Second Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Imperial Japanese Army was still fighting for his emperor, hiding in a Philippine jungle. He had rejected many attempts to inform him of Japan's surrender 29 years earlier. During those long years, he senselessly ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-11-13
  • Italy’s Apocalypse
    ROME – When thinking about migrants and Islam, Italy is not a country that comes to mind. Unlike its northern neighbors, Italy had no economic miracle that required the massive importation of labor. It lacks a deep bond to some major source of migration, ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-11-01
  • Saving NATO from Turkey
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO, faces an existential problem. No, it's not about getting member states to fulfill agreed-upon spending levels on defense. Or finding a role after the Soviet collapse. Or standing up to Russia's ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-10-16
  • I Taught NATO to Stand Up to a Dictator
    On May 2, 2017, a polite letter arrived from the Director of the Political Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (known as NATO PA) asking whether my organization, the Middle East Forum, "might be able to host a set of meetings and discussions" ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-09-19
  • The United Nations Misplaces Israel’s Capital City
    Many media heavyweights– the BBC, Agence France-Presse, The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, CTV – pretend Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel. Even the Obama White House had a hard time figuring out where that capital city might be. But the ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-09-11
  • Illegal Migrant Problem? Greece Offers a Solution
    ATHENS – As Western states prove incapable of deporting their millions of illegal migrants – the current crisis features Italy – authorities in Greece have found a surprising and simple way to convince them to take the long route back home. The migration ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-09-11
  • Did Theodor Herzl Make the All-Time Best Prediction?
    Theodor Herzl (1860-1904) wrote in his diary on Sep. 3, 1897, three days after the close in Basel of the Zionist Organization's First Zionist Congress that he had chaired: in Basel habe ich den Judenstaat gegründet. Wenn ich das heute laut sagte, würde ..... READ MORE
    Source: Daniel PipesPublished on 2017-08-28