Tag: Arabic
People line up to get on an overseas flight at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Image via AP.

Associated PressJanuary 31, 2017
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On any given day at MacDill Air Force Base, web crawlers scour social media for potential recruits to the Islamic State group. Then, in a high-stakes operation to counter the extremists’ propaganda, language specialists employ fictitious identities and try to sway the targets from joining IS ranks. At least that’s how the multimillion-dollar initiative is […]

Marc YachtApril 15, 2015

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I started medical studies in Liege, Belgium, in 1973. The Université de Liège had students from many countries. Americans studied there but also Arabs, Palestinians, Israelis, Russians, Chinese and many other nationals. I struck up a friendship with a Tunisian and we shared an apartment while attending to our studies. Being Jewish, my loyalties were […]

Guest AuthorAugust 11, 2014

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Last week in South Florida I participated in a forum on terrorism, held in a beautifully landscaped gated country club community. Both Christians and Jews participated. The consensus was that the United States and Western democracies will have to cope with terrorism for a long time. Many expressed the fear that Muslim extremists would try to impose sharia – […]


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