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Feint by Israel May Have Delivered a Major Blow to Hamas

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
May 14, 2021

If all’s fair in love and war, why is everyone on the IDF spokesman’s case? For it looks like Israel has pulled off one of the shrewdest military feints since the eve of D-Day, when America fielded the First United States Army Group. Just after…

British Conservatives Best Avoid Getting Too Chuffed

More Principled Rightists Lurk If They Forget the Reason for Brexit, Our Diarist Warns

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
May 14, 2021

With the dust settled from last week’s local elections in the United Kingdom, a few observations suggest themselves to your Brexit Diarist. For while the Conservative Party is chuffed by its drubbing of the Labor opposition, their own comeuppance may…

One Hundred Years On, Could Brexit Deliver a United Ireland?

By PAUL ATKINSON, Special to the Sun
May 13, 2021

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the United Kingdom partitioning Ireland into two domains, north and south, under the terms of the Government of Ireland Act. Ever since May 3, 1921, that fateful split has bedeviled British politics and today is an obstacle to the nation’s withdrawal from the European Union. Could this be the moment for Britain to embrace a Unified Ireland?

A Not-So-Little War Brings Palestinian Arabs Back To the Middle East Stage

By JOSEF JOFFE, Special to the Sun
May 13, 2021

On the sympathy scale, it is good to be a Palestinian, but not so good to be a Kurd, Uighur, Tibetan, Copt, Yezidi, Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar, or West-Saharan, whose land has been occupied by Morocco since the Seventies. This is the short list of those who are oppressed or slaughtered, but are hardly worthy of attention.

As Biden Tries To Get the Band Back Together, Iran’s Ally Attacks Israel

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
May 10, 2021

Let’s retire the phrase “fake news.” The right word for the statements from the Biden White House, the State Department, the Europeans and the United Nations, all of whom are calling for a de-escalation of the violence in Jerusalem, is counterfactual…

As Scots Go To the Polls, How Does Brexit Fit In?

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
May 5, 2021

Are Brexiteers who oppose the secession of Scotland from the United Kingdom hypocrites? Aren’t arguments for Scotch sovereignty and independence equally applicable in relation to rule from Westminster, as from Brussels? Such comments circulate, as the…

Canada Has Been Put, by Vast Borrowing, on a Treadmill to Oblivion

It Should Lead the World Back to Hard Currencies, Counsels  Conrad Black

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
May 3, 2021

Once again, it is my duty to remind readers that our federal government is apparently preparing to call a premature election based on what it believes to be the popularity it has earned for its handling of the COVID crisis. Apart from per capita…

‘A Patriot King’? Bolingbroke Set a High Bar for Charles

Can the Prince Step Up to Cause of Liberty? Our Brexit Diarist Wonders

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
May 3, 2021

Little more than a fortnight from the funeral for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the future outlines of the British Monarchy are taking shape. His son and the presumptive heir to the throne, Prince Charles, is assuming a role once the preserve of…

Abraham Accords Could Be Next In Biden’s Retreat

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
April 29, 2021

As Washington retreats from prior conditions it has set to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, Arab allies recalculate their approach to the Islamic Republic. Can reversal of the Abraham Accords be far behind?d “We are seeking to have good relations with…

Biden Risks Casting Away Trump’s Progress in Middle East

By ROBERT KAUFMAN, Special to the Sun
April 28, 2021

Samuel Johnson described a second marriage as a triumph of hope over experience. This sums up the Biden administration’s determination to revive President Obama’s Middle East doctrine that failed the first time around. Worse, this reprise of past…

A New Calculus Is Being Tested in the Race for London’s Mayor

Our Brexit Diarist Has His Eye on New Party Founded by Nigel Farage

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
April 26, 2021

As the date of local elections looms in the United Kingdom, we may be witnessing a remarkable new political calculus that is testing the waters in the race for mayor for London. Might Conservative-minded Britons, repulsed by the Conservative…

Who’ll Condemn the Atrocities on Biden’s Watch?

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
April 26, 2021

President Biden is being showered with congratulations for his statement recognizing the Armenian genocide. It’s bitterly ironic, because human rights abuses on similar scale unfolded while Mr. Biden was vice president and remain under way.

Biden-Harris Border Strategy Is Fixing the Weather

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
April 21, 2021

Can’t fix the border mess? Fix Central America. That, in essence, is the Biden team’s battle cry as El Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Mexicans flock to America’s southern border, creating a horror show complete with children in cages…

Is Biden Trying to Sabotage Israeli Military Moves?

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
April 11, 2021

As Iran suffers a host of mysterious mishaps, Israelis are at arms over press leaks of sensitive military information. Are Israeli officials too eager to brag about their battlefield success, or are Americans, in an effort to appease the ayatollahs…

Philip: What an Astonishing Life Was His

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
April 10, 2021

As a person in my 70s, I cannot remember when Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was not a prominent public figure well known in this country and much of the world. It does not seem like 70 years ago when my mother took my brother and me to see…

As Biden Readies Iran Talks, Appeasement Is in the Air

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
April 3, 2021

As members of President Biden’s team are packing for a Vienna trip next week, eager to reinstate a 2015 deal that was the diplomatic crown jewel of the Obama era, three House members are raising questions about Washington’s involvement in a…

Iran’s China Deal Changes Game For Biden Team

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
March 30, 2021

Should the Mideast fear the recent signing of a $400 billion, 25-year “strategic partnership” pact between Communist China and the Iranian ayatollahs? “If you analyze China’s policy, you’ll not see a threat to anyone,” Russia’s deputy ambassador to…

Election in Israel Echoes the Abuses Of Justice in U.S. 

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
March 24, 2021

The Israeli election, the fourth in that country in two years, is generally being portrayed in the Western media as the latest round in the gripping battle for survival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has established himself as one of the…