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Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May is president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a columnist for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Clifford D. May

Topographic rendering of the Rawabi planned city                                           Rawabi Foundation image

Building a shining Palestinian city on a hill

Trust me on this: Reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis will not be achieved anytime soon, no matter what the professional peace processors say or do. Here in Rawabi, though, modest progress toward that goal is at least possible to imagine. Published November 4, 2014

Illustration on concerted international efforts to demonize Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Israel and the war of words

Last week, a terrorist drove his car into a crowd at a light-rail station, killing a three-month-old baby. Eight others were injured, including a 22-year-old woman who died a few days later. Published October 28, 2014

Illustration on the television show "Homeland" by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

'Homeland' under attack

Are the cast, crew and fans of "Homeland" — Showtime's television series about a brilliant but neurotic CIA agent — Islamophobes? Published October 21, 2014

Illustration on Iran's continued nuclear weapons development by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Iran taking advantage of the focus on ISIS

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, President Obama called the conflict in the Middle East "a fight no one is winning." Published September 30, 2014

Illustration on Scotland's remaining in the British Union by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why Scotland decided to keep the United Kingdom united

I imagine James Bond is relieved. After all, one can't very well be "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" if one is no longer Her Britannic Majesty's subject — which one would not be had a majority of Scots voted for independence, thereby severing the knot Scotland and England tied 307 years ago. Published September 23, 2014