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Globe Trot: Kim Jong-Un comes out of hiding

By Jamie Dean
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International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police.

Point-counterpoint: Father Abraham’s children

By Andrée Seu Peterson & John Piper
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Religion | Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives

Filmmakers jailed as oppression of Christians worsens in Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Iranian security officials arrested three Christian converts, including a filmmaker, in the province of Isfahan on Sept. 27. Shahram Ghaedi, an actor who was…

Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

By Cal Thomas
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Middle East | After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.” Last weekend at a conference of donor…

Sam Harris vs. Ben Affleck

By Marvin Olasky
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Islam | Last month I gave one cheer for Sam Harris, the atheist author who wrongly excoriates Christianity but defends Israel and realistically criticizes Islam. This…

Christian worship in Arabic at a California church

By Jill Nelson
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Religion | Editor’s note: So often when churches are in the news it is because of something controversial—such as a scandal or a fight over doctrinal issues. That is

Obama’s spread-the-blame policy

By Cal Thomas
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ISIS | “No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.” —Alexander…

Israel: ‘The pool into which the world spits’

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | Last week I quoted former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman’s terrific description of what’s wrong in American and European reporting about Israel.

Obama outlines his ISIS strategy

By J.C. Derrick
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ISIS | The president calls for the eradication of the terrorist group but without the use of combat troops

One cheer for Sam Harris as he gives two cheers for Israel

By Marvin Olasky
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Israel | The American left is hugely anti-Israel. Sam Harris, with his strident “New Atheism,” is a hero to many on the left. That’s why his defense of Israel is…

How do reporters cover Israel?

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Matti Friedman was an Associated Press reporter and editor in Jerusalem from 2006 to 2011. He has lived in Israel since 1995 and been reporting on it since…

Purpose-driven totalitarians

By Marvin Olasky
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Terrorism | Should we be shocked, shocked, that some secularists look for meaning in all the wrong places?

 
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