Mindy Belz

Mindy wrote WORLD Magazine's first cover story in 1986 and went on to serve as international editor, editor, and now senior editor. She has covered wars in Syria, Afganistan, Africa, and the Balkans, and she recounts some of her experiences in They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy resides with her husband, Nat, in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.

Two generations away

International | Despite misleading signposts, it's clear democracy is far off
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/08/96, 12:00 am

The signpost points to Leningrad. Behind it, in the public square of Gomel, the tall, bronzed countenance of Lenin ("Onward!" he seems to say) stares sternly ahead, warding off reformers who might tinker with his namesake city. From this busy intersection, St. Petersburg, 500 miles north, remains frozen in Communist nomenclature.

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A mess at the Knesset

International | Israel's body politic faces U.S.-style choice: lesser of two evils
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/25/96, 12:00 am

Five election cycles ago inquiring minds wanted to know if Ronald Reagan used Grecian Formula. Israel's conservative candidate for prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, also stands accused of dying his hair.

In this case, however, the Likud Party leader is charged with using it to make his head more gray instead of less. The top post in Tel Aviv demands maturity over youthfulness, a picture of the contrast between U.S. presidential images and Israeli politics leading up to next week's national election.

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The P.C. constitution

International | Conservatives decry new pact's hostility to moral values
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/25/96, 12:00 am

Whites in South Africa have known for two years they would never have majority status in the government again. But when National Party leader F.W. de Klerk pulled out of the Mandela government two weeks ago, they officially-and perhaps permanently-lost their place at the cabinet table.

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