Lessons from a more inspired Helsinki

An American president meets his Russian counterpart in Helsinki. Critics worry that he’ll validate Russia’s rule over its conquered neighbors, while human rights advocates fret that he won’t discuss their issue. Trump and Putin? Actually, it was President Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev in Finland’s capital in […]

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UN’s Human Rights Council reeks of hypocrisy; US was right to leave

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Council’s recent vote to investigate Israel for its response to “protests” on its Gaza border highlights everything that’s wrong with this hypocritical body, and why the United States was right to leave it. First, the vote reflects the council’s longstanding obsession with […]

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A timely anniversary of American greatness

Seventy years ago this coming week, the Soviets blocked all access to West Berlin, prompting President Truman to launch an airlift of food and supplies that saved the city and convinced Josef Stalin to back down 11 months later. The airlift came amid Truman’s broad-scale reinvention of […]

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When it comes to Iran, America is still running the show

When President Trump announced last month that America would leave the global nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose U.S. sanctions, Europe’s leaders vowed to create financial mechanisms that would enable their firms to do business with Tehran and protect them from U.S. financial retaliation. On the eve […]

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Should the U.S. stop funding the Palestinian Authority? Yes

WASHINGTON — When Palestinian terrorist Rajaei Haddad was released from an Israeli prison on April 10 after serving 20 years for the murder of yeshiva student Gabriel Hirschberg in Jerusalem’s Old City, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was there to greet him while members of Abbas’s Fatah […]

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