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Saturday, November 23, 2002

THERE'S A MUST READ from the Jerusalem Post this past week about the unbridled sadism coming out of the Islamist world.

Here's an excerpt:

Cases like these stand out among the hundreds of murders of Israelis and foreign visitors here in recent months, not because of their evil but because of their inhumanity. They reveal a terrifying angle of the story of this war.

Beneath the strata of Islamic unity, Pan-Arabism, and Palestinian national aspiration at the root of this great campaign engineered by Arab leaders is pure, unbridled sadism, a delight in cruelty that boggles the Western mind. And even if this lust for savagery is slightly less evident in the "ordinary" shootings and suicide bombings that people suffer in this country on a daily basis, there is a growing suspicion that much of this violence flows from a visceral, Palestinian truculence a craving for Jewish pain, for blood.

It's a sobering read.

Thursday, November 21, 2002

"We are basically in bed with the Israelis now,"

IF PAT BUCHANAN MADE THE PREVIOUS COMMENT, no doubt pundits would cite the quote as further proof -- and rightly so -- of his anti-Semitism. But, the following quote was not made by Pat Buchanan, but by our 39th president, lamenting the U.S's tilt toward Israel.

Yes, the one and only Jimmy Carter.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

ON THE MIDDLE EAST: Yossi Klein HaLevi, per usual, has another great column on the difference between Sadat's peace overtures and Arafat's peace impediments.

Monday, November 18, 2002

FASCINATING INTERVIEW with Steven Schwartz about the face of Wahabbi Islam in today's National Review Online.