User Profile: David Marcus
This user has submitted 61 translations to Watching America.
The state of the union is the state of Israel. As for our state, it is the state of the Islamic State group. [Read more]
President Donald Trump attacked Steve Bannon, his chief strategist up until August of last year, after a book on the White House discussed a meeting of Trump's closest aides with Russian officials in 2016. Trump said that Bannon lost his mind after he lost his job because Bannon said that Trump's son’s meeting with [Read more]
Israel is a bug sucking the blood of Palestine and its people, and the other nations are hoping for American aid. [Read more]
The fact is that Trump's decision just gave terrorists another very clear excuse to continue on the path of terrorism. [Read more]
The global balance of power is changing at an unprecedented rate; chess pieces advancing in a perplexing brain game, where there are those who want to maintain their position at the top as indisputably first, as well as those deliberately changing the scene via the two variables in the eternal equation for power – [Read more]
Other than shaking his fist almost daily at North Korea and Iran, it doesn't seem like the U.S. president is in the process of forming 'definitive' foreign policy initiatives. [Read more]
Kneeling baseball players are more important to Trump than people dying. [Read more]
This time, let the American people know Arabs as brothers in humanity, outside the context of endless wars. [Read more]
The presidency of Donald Trump has reached a new crisis, adding to a continuous chain of crises that have over shadowed the eight months he has spent in the White House. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday, which saw violent confrontations and claimed the life of a paralegal, an activist with the [Read more]
While it may be that Trump's positions may not have a major effect on trade or economic relations as a whole, they have to be generating concern on the part of many working in trade, investment and financial or money markets. [Read more]
Will Donald Trump be impeached before his four years in the White House are complete? There are many who hope that happens, including some who are working to bring charges against the president. But U.S. constitutional experts say that impeachment would be difficult, if not impossible. Perhaps there may be a greater [Read more]
Trump's personality is controversial and worrisome to many Americans today, just as it is to many of America's allies around the world. [Read more]
Many are losing patience on the long road to tolerance. [Read more]
Regardless of his name and his 11th-hour pledge of allegiance, [Omar Mateen] belongs to a deeply entrenched (and rather shocking) history of American violence committed against citizens in public places. [Read more]
The tradition of just having two candidates from the Democratic and Republican parties compete against each other is ending. [Read more]
The American withdrawal from the Middle East is no more of an excuse to shift attention toward Asia than it is an attempt by the U.S. administration to cover up its own fatigue and lack of resources. [Read more]
The American elections are a conflict of money. [Read more]
London has elected Sadiq Khan to be its mayor. Meanwhile, Washington faces the prospect of Donald Trump winning the U.S. presidential elections in a few months. [Read more]
Tthe United States wants a Trojan horse inside the European Union, and there is no one better to play this role than Britain, as their "special relationship" ties them to the United States. [Read more]
Among the Republicans, the choice for Arabs is between "bad" and "worse." Trump is an idiot who doesn't know a thing about foreign policy ... As for Cruz, he's prepared to sell his soul in order to win the nomination. [Read more]
In English, there are the terms "freeloader" or “free-rider,” meaning that someone benefits from something without paying the price for it. President Barack Obama used the second term to describe U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East. The Amir Turki al-Faisal, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, gave a [Read more]
History has taught us that many intelligent groups of people have descended into an abyss of bad choices, pulling the world with them into disastrous times. [Read more]
It's not just the Middle East whose politics don a religious tunic brought on by fanatics in the region. And even when the believers protect their religion from being commandeered, their defense rests on religion as well. To some extent, North America and Europe wear the garment of secularism and so feel they are [Read more]
Harvard professor Joseph Nye, an expert in the topic, wonders: "Is the American century over?" Simply by posing the question, we know that the answer in his new book of the same title is 'yes.' But who will occupy the top position? In polls conducted in 22 countries, respondents in 15 of the countries agreed that China [Read more]
After U.S. presidential candidates have spent months trading accusations, insults, and one-ups, the elections have entered the countdown stage. In less than a month, the primaries will begin, when party delegates from each state choose their nominee for president.
Next month, February, will give a clear indication [Read more]
In official White House discourse, Arab nations have come to be associated with doctrines and sects, majority and minority. [Read more]
The Republican battle for the presidency of the United States has turned into a tragedy and a farce. The strongest candidate is still Donald Trump, who keeps offering up unacceptable racist slogans. This seems to confirm the mood of American voters — the same as the French and other Westerners — who have been [Read more]
The U.S. Congress passed a resolution to install a marble bust of Dick Cheney inside the Capitol. I read that the unveiling ceremony will be on Dec. 3, 2015.
Cheney was the secretary of defense in the George [H.W.] Bush administration and became vice president under Bush's son. Cheney established his own empire that [Read more]
It seems that Hillary Clinton is on the road to victory for winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, although of course this is not a settled issue. There may be something unforeseeable down the road that we can't yet take into account. I say this on the basis of Clinton's victory in the debate with her [Read more]
American political commentator Thomas Friedman has been subjected to an endless and wicked campaign by Likud America because of his political opinions, especially his objection to the influence of the Jewish-American billionaire Sheldon Adelson in Congress and in American politics itself.
The campaign is a [Read more]
Netanyahu killed thousands of Palestinians, including 517 children in his latest war on the Gaza Strip. He, however, has not been sentenced to death, but was invited to speak before a joint session of the American Congress and applauded by its members, his partners in killing children. [Read more]
No other country in the world enjoys the freedom given to religious groups that we find in the United States. [Read more]
Emerson may be an idiot, and Pirro may be even more of an idiot for believing what he said, but her program and 'expert' guest have millions of viewers. Idiocy may describe the majority of humanity, but we must pay the price for those who believe the idiots. [Read more]
We had hoped for the President Barack Obama who spoke at Cairo University in 2009, but he has grown frightened in front of the Republican opposition and bowed his head before Israel, despite personal tension with Benjamin Netanyahu, and we are the ones who have paid the price.
There are many issues facing the new [Read more]
According to the latest survey, Barack Obama's popularity has reached its highest point since 2013. Forty-eight percent of Americans support him, up three points since the previous survey.
One of the reasons for this is the improved economy, which frightens Republicans who want to wage the battle for the 2016 [Read more]
What has happened has left a permanent scar on the forehead of the United States. [Read more]
King Abdullah II's current visit to Washington begins a cooperation between the two countries, and reaches a peak as Jordan joins other Arab nations in a Washington-led international coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Discussion between the king and high ranking members of the U.S. administration [Read more]
Based on some media leaks as well as more straightforward statements, it looks as though the White House is announcing a change in the U.S. government's approach to dealing with the Islamic State. They are adapting their stance to the needs of allies in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and Turkey, toward an [Read more]
The general consensus regarding the release of the memoirs of Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State during President Obama's first term, is that it sets the stage for her to achieve in two years what she was unable to do six years ago: become president of the United States. Clinton, however, who seems to be the top [Read more]
Between the Septembers, there will be despair that the world hasn't changed, that the lesson has yielded no benefit. [Read more]
I can't think of a single president of any country — advanced or underdeveloped — worth calling "cowardly" like U.S. President Barack Obama, whose country is regarded as the strongest politically, militarily and economically.
After the slaughter of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the largest [Read more]
The events in Ferguson, Missouri remind me of the infamous case of Rodney King in the 1990s, which I assume younger people don't know much about. Despite the differences in the two events, there are still a number of similarities. In Ferguson, demonstrations broke out in a city with a black majority, in protest against [Read more]
Beyond the celebration of his speech, however, there is no indication that this conference will amount to a great transition for the weak relationship between Africa and the United States. [Read more]
Of all the wonders of the ancient world, the only one standing tall is the Pyramids of Giza from the time of the pharaohs 4,500 years ago. The armies of Persia, Alexander, Rome, the Arabs, Hyksos, the Ottomans and the British have camped in the pyramids’ shadows. Likewise, in 1798, it was there, where Asian cultures [Read more]
What's important is that Bush loved his dog Barnie, long considered him his good friend and, most importantly, never talked about politics with him. Perhaps Barnie never discussed politics so as to avoid dying at an early age. [Read more]
It would be a mistake for the coalition to keep ignoring and taking lightly what he has said, as it would be for us to face the crisis with the comforting delusions that it will only go where we want it to go. [Read more]
Whenever people feel threatened by the scourge of death or wars of destruction or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanoes or meteorites, they tend to not see things clearly. Appealing to absurd explanations serves as obvious haven for confused people.
Some time ago, American scholar Kenneth Waters, associate [Read more]
These two were known for their quarreling and bad-mouthing (both in word and by pen), but there was also an occasional gentlemen's agreement between them. Though both of them specialized in battling it out with other colleagues, no real battle ever broke out between them. Truman Capote (the first of the two) was heard [Read more]
American policy is always pragmatic and volatile. [Read more]
U.S. President Barack Obama recently visited Saudi Arabia, making it his second trip there, after first visiting in 2009. This trip, however, was made markedly different by the highly complex circumstances plaguing not just the Arab region, but the Gulf region itself. The differing politics and approaches to foreign [Read more]
Americans are stupid. It's no longer a secret. But the reason for their stupidity is a subject of dispute. There are some who attribute their stupidity to a cleverly woven conspiracy. There are people behind this conspiracy of stupidity; some of their names are well-known. This article will reveal some of their names, [Read more]
I want to say 'thank you' to Obama. He found time to honor this courageous woman of ours. [Read more]
The United States reached its peak in oil production in 1970 at about 9.6 million barrels a day. This rate, however, did not last for very long. The barrels began to deplete, and production decreased to 5 million barrels a day in 2008. But with the advancement of American drilling technology and the utilization of [Read more]
Fifty years have passed since his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963; at the time he was 46 years old, and seeking a new chance to save face. The journey of American President John Kennedy, whether in his political life or in his grand personal life, has inspired not only ordinary people, but filmmakers and [Read more]
A lot of people hear the term "Zionist Lobby" without realizing exactly what it means or knowing the actual extent of its soft power—a power exercising almost complete control over American decision-making.
The lobby is the most important branch of Zionism in Washington. Why do I say this?
In short, one might say [Read more]
Once again, al-Azhar is facing the depiction of prophets on-screen and has released a special message about it. With the upcoming release of the film "Noah," telling the story of the prophet Noah (peace be upon him), the door has been opened anew to the controversy of depicting prophets in movies. I don't want to get [Read more]
If it's true that American news agencies with Arab ties are now discussing the possibility of what they call 'constitutional monarchies,' then Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia may be laden with 'irksome' overtones. [Read more]
The U.S. cannot look Sergei Lavrov in the eye while he continues to tell John Kerry what to do. [Read more]
The effort to bring order to Syria is no longer the concern of 20 million Syrians, suffering from the worst disaster the region has known in years; the issue is now about peace and security for everyone. [Read more]
When it comes to terrorism, the link between America and the 'nonradical' Islamists is that they both think they are able to profit from this terrorism. [Read more]
It is nonsense to think that the administration's use of executive powers to try to enact policies, or the increasing reliance on symbolic gestures, compensates in any way for the inability to get legislation passed in Congress. [Read more]