Mosab Hassan Yousef was born in Ramallah in 1978. By 1987, his father, Sheik Hassan Yousef, was helping to found Hamas. Mosab has said that he was raised to want to become a soldier fighting Israel and that he was first arrested at the age of 10 for throwing rocks at settlers in the West Bank. ... More >>
During the Donald Sterling racism debacle, LeBron James was quoted as saying "there is no place for [then LA Clippers owner] Donald Sterling in our league." But as it turns out, when he made the bold move to return to Cleveland, he perhaps didn't know about the potentially bigoted skeletons that lu ... More >>
In recent weeks, Israel has unleashed a torrent of military attacks on Gaza. Though the Israeli government claims it's just a response to bombing by Hamas, it's all really part of a multi-decades-long, U.S.-backed Israeli occupation of the seaside strip. To suggest otherwise is simply to attempt to ... More >>
Uri Pilichowski's new view is breathtaking. Last Monday, the Boca Raton rabbi packed up his wife and five kids, boarded a chartered flight, and relocated to Mitzpe Yercho, a suburb of Jericho. When he looks out his window, all he sees is Jordan. Jericho -- one of the oldest inhabited cities in the ... More >>
No single debate is as overstuffed with bloody history and hot feelings like the Israeli-Palestinian standoff. With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expected to unveil a plan to settle the century-long tug of war this spring, the heat is only rising. And now, stumbling into the picture, here comes ... More >>
Allen West, one-term congressman, Tea Party darling, and crusader against anything he deems "un-American," doesn't like Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad. Not one bit. The... um... "distinguished gentleman" from South Florida blogged not once -- but twice -- about the Coke ad. According to West's first blo ... More >>
FAU's student paper, University Press, has a cover in this week's issue that trumpets the phrase "Free Palestine," illustrated by a photo of students reenacting an Israeli soldier's detention of a Palestinian woman at a roadblock. See also: - The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Gets Personal at FAU ... More >>
New Times: You've shown a strong interest in Israel and Israeli politics. My understanding is that you do not favor the two-state solution. Allen West: You mean creation of a Palestinian state? When has there ever been a Palestinian state? Well, if you don't favor the two-state solution, do you ... More >>
(Note: The above video is rife for unpacking, so I'm doing it over the course of three short articles. This is the second; the first is viewable here.)I would like to draw your attention to two discussions of civilians in the above video. In one instance, you've got Allen West discussing the Fogels ... More >>
JoinRick, via FlickrLetter sent to Rep. Allen West of Florida's 22nd District. Awaiting response. Col. West:Greetings. My name is Brandon K. Thorp, and I covered the last month of your campaign for New Times. As you know, I think that you are a disingenuous and bloodthirsty man and that you have ... More >>
Dr. William Saxton, saving Florida children's hearts and minds from IslamDr. William Saxton is sitting at a Starbucks in West Boca Raton, clutching a bulging black briefcase. But he's having trouble concentrating on our conversation. He keeps looking around for a better table. "I'd prefer to have ... More >>
Jennings, second from left, in her cheerleading daysThe case against Lake Worth City Commissioner Cara Jennings, who was arrested during a peaceful vigil outside the Israeli Consulate in Miami last March, has been dismissed today. Jennings was arrested for "Resisting an Officer without Violence ... More >>
Flickr User: talkradionewsBroward and Palm Beach's Jewish congressional members were all eagerly anticipating this week's visit to Washington D.C. of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and yet none appear eager to speak about it. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office made no statement following ... More >>
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