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Is President 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…

Fading France Could Emerge As Quite a Story

Will Macron enjoy next year the advantages he had in 2017 against Mme. Le Pen?

By MICHEL GURFINKIEL, Special to the Sun
March 19, 2021

During his epic campaign in Egypt, Napoleon Bonaparte organized a 400 hundred-man dromedary-mounted regiment and made a point of being portrayed himself as riding the swift exotic animal. It is a sign of the times — and France’s fading fortunes…

Israel Democracy Lies in Peril In Coming Vote

And the danger lurks among the legal fraternity

By CAROLINE GLICK, Special to the Sun
March 12, 2021

In a week and a half, Israel’s polling stations will open and Israelis will elect their representatives to the Knesset for the fourth time in two years. As was the case in the last three elections, the upcoming elections revolve around one issue…

Elizabeth’s Reign Towers Over Markle’s Message

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

The controversy provoked by Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, has produced a division between those who assume that the British royal family is eminently capable of looking down its collective nose at…

British Royals Break a Cardinal Rule of Disraeli

‘Never complain, never explain,’ Dizzy said. Yet our man reckons Britons will rally.

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
March 9, 2021

“Never complain and never explain.” An axiom made famous by Benjamin Disraeli. And advice the Royal Family makes its own. Until now. In response to the infamous interview between Oprah Winfrey and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that aired in American…

In Israeli Election, Bibi Becomes The Overriding Issue

The First of Two Columns on the Decision Ahead

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
March 9, 2021

As Israel plunges toward it’s March 23 election — the fourth in two years — the first thing to remember is that voters choose members of the legislature, the Knesset, rather than an individual to lead the country. Yet, as at any time during the tenure…

Human Element Moves to the Fore As Philip Mends

And Harry laments the royal life

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
March 4, 2021

Who among us cannot sympathize with Elizabeth II’s concern for her ailing husband, Prince Philip? “The Duke of Edinburgh yesterday underwent a successful procedure for a pre-existing heart condition at St Bartholomew’s Hospital,” the London Sun quotes…

Brexit Britain Besting Europe On Covid Vaxes

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
March 3, 2021

Anyone wondering about the wisdom of Britain’s exit from the European Union might find an answer by checking out the Covid-19 vaccination statistics available at OurWorldinData.org. The site reports that as of the beginning of March, the United…

‘Bon Jour’ It Is, As the UN Welcomes Biden’s Envoy

By BENNY AVNI, Second Edition
March 1, 2021

“Bon jour,” was how an eager, cheerful reporter greeted Linda Thomas Greenfield shortly after the new American ambassador presented her credentials to the United Nations Secretary General. It was an apt welcome to a building at the heart of midtown…

Biden’s Courting Trouble With Policy on Saudis

Humiliating Prince Could Bring Unintended Consequences

By KAREN ELLIOTT HOUSE, Special to the Sun
March 1, 2021

President Biden is seeking to burnish his human rights credentials — and once again distinguish himself from Donald Trump — by putting a bullseye on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Playing politics with an ally in such a dangerous part of the…

Brexit Diary: As BoJo Waffles, Tory ‘Dinosaurs’ Turn on His Fiancée

By STEPHEN MacLEAN, Special to the Sun
February 24, 2021

Not since the days of Benjamin Disraeli has a prime minister’s wife been cause for such conversation as has Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée. “Is Carrie Symonds really a Downing Street manipulator — or a shrewd supportive partner?” asks the…

Biden Is Tested By Attack at Erbil That Injured a GI

By BENNY AVNI, Special to the Sun
February 16, 2021

Monday’s injury of an American GI and the death of one of our military contractors working with American forces at the heart of Iraqi Kurdistan should be seen as an early Iranian test of President Biden. The American president’s first, and cautious…

France Might Yet Lead the West Against Wokeism

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 15, 2021

President Macron of France has now warned his countrymen of the menace of American academic and media “woke” thinking and of identity politics as a formula for social oppression and disunity. France is officially focused entirely on the integration of…

A Canadian View: Biden Stiffs a Key International Ally

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
February 6, 2021

Canada absolutely has to retaliate for the outrageous and cavalier cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline. The millions of Canadians who celebrated President Donald Trump’s departure from the White House may start to wonder if the new era is quite…