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Jerusalem, Now and Eternal

December 7, 2017  •  City Journal

Why now? That's the question being asked in Arab capitals, at the Vatican, at the United Nations, and even in Washington, after President Donald Trump declared that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Calling it "long overdue," Trump described his decision as the fulfillment of a campaign pledge and "nothing more or less than a recognition of reality." Thanking him, Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu agreed: "Jerusalem," he tweeted, "has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years." Israel's Knesset, its parliament, is in West Jerusalem. So are its Supreme Court, its key ministries, and most key official institutions. Trump maintained that the dramatic step, endorsed by Congress in 1995 but consistently avoided by his White House predecessors, would not damage the search for a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict or change the status of Jerusalem's geographic and political borders. Those issues would still have to be agreed upon by Israel and the Palestinians, the White House said.

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Terrorist attack in Egypt shows government's anti-terrorism strategy isn't working

November 24, 2017  •  Fox News

The attack Friday on a Sufi mosque in northern Sinai, in which at least 235 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded, was the worst terrorist attack on civilians in modern Egyptian history. It was well-planned, highly coordinated and aimed at slaughtering as many people as possible.

But it should have been no surprise.

The Egyptian army has been battling ISIS-linked militant Islamists in the Sinai four years with limited success. But if the world knows little about this fierce ongoing struggle, that is no accident. The Egyptian government has imposed an almost total media blackout on its efforts to repress what is becoming a deeply embedded insurgency.

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Trump gets it half right, half wrong about his Asia trip

November 16, 2017  •  Fox News

Not since Marco Polo has a Westerner been received in Asia with such fanfare and respect as Donald J. Trump, according to President Donald J. Trump.

In an infomercial and trip report masquerading as a press conference Wednesday afternoon, President Trump continued his orgy of self-congratulation, pronouncing his 12-day trip to five Asian nations a diplomatic and economic triumph or – as he called it before leaving his last stop – "epic."

"America is back," the president said, drawing his own bottom line on the results of his tour of the newly coined Indo-Pacific, his longest foreign trip to date.

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'The Band's Visit' Is Terrific Musical Theater. Go See It.

November 13, 2017  •  Tablet

"Once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel from Egypt," this magical musical begins. "You probably didn't hear about it. It wasn't very important."

In fact, nothing earth-shattering happens in this play. But everything that matters does.

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Trump and a Troubled Ally

November 7, 2017  •  City Journal

In the dank, cramped confines of Tunnel Number Three, deep under the village of Panmunjom, beads of water drip onto my nose and shoulders from the craggy rock just above my head. As I wind my way along a mile of ever-narrower passageway some 250 feet below ground, I'm grateful for the hardhat that my South Korean guide has provided. At the tunnel's end are a steel door and a concrete barricade. I stare through the door's small square window to a second door—the one that leads to North Korea.

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Books by Judith Miller

Cover of The Story: A Reporter's Journey Cover of Germs Cover of God Has Ninety-Nine Names Cover of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf Cover of One, by One, by One

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