The mindset of progressive Jews and the ‘Israeli problem’

By Abraham H. Miller/JNS.org In the sweltering heat of a Chicago summer, my friend marched outside the South African consulate, protesting apartheid. Years earlier, she had protested Jim Crow in front of a Woolworths store in Chicago, failing to comprehend that her beloved big government—not Woolworths—prevented blacks from sitting at lunch counters on the other…

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Charles Schumer’s Iran deal statement is a game changer

By Breitbart— A furious White House reportedly told the Huffington Post, which broke the story in the midst of the Republican presidential debate, when it would receive the least attention. It is easy to be skeptical about Schumer’s motives. He has been very reluctant to lead on the issue, and certainly delayed his decision long…

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Kerry’s dangerous fantasy

By Yoram Ettinger– Irrespective of Western attempts to portray Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Jordan and Egypt as supporters of the Iran nuclear deal, leaders of these countries, and especially the House of Saud, consider the accord a colossal, lethal threat. They see it as a reckless, short-sighted and self-destructive policy, which will initially plague…

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Christians Joining Israel Defense Forces At Record Rates; Military Training Includes Visits To Jerusalem

By Sarah Berger, International Business Times— The number of young Israeli Christians enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces is expected to set a new record next year, jns.org, a nonprofit wire service that covers Jewish and Israel news, reported Thursday. Last year, Christian enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces rose to more than 100 soldiers due…

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Spot Report: “How Believers are to respond to the Iran nuclear deal”

Think on this: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” (I Timothy 2:1-2) Pray like this: Father, we pray and beseech you to move, by…

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Chuck Schumer Opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, Shaking Democratic Firewall

By Jennifer Steinhauer and Jonathan Weisman, NYTimes— Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obama’s deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program. “Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,” Mr. Schumer, Democrat of New York,…

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Why Is the World Turning a Blind Eye to the ‘Eradication’ of Christians in the Middle East?

By Samuel Smith, Christian Post— Christianity is being “wiped out” of its region of birth, said Cato Institute foreign policy expert Doug Bandow Tuesday during a Family Research Council discussion on the increase in Christian persecution in the Middle East and Africa, and he offered reasons why the international community has done little to save those…

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Despite Obama’s efforts, Jewish group rejects Iran deal

By Elad Benari, Israel National News— Despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to assure American Jews about the Iran deal, one of the largest and most influential Jewish organizations in the United States announced Wednesday that it opposes the agreement. American Jewish Committee (AJC) Executive Director David Harris said in a statement that his organization had…

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As I see it: The West’s deadly culture of unreason

By Melanie Phillips— The Western World is facing an unprecedented threat from a global eclipse of reason. Deranged falsehoods about Jews and Israel pour out of the Arab and Muslim world. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, asserts that the Jews are a “cancerous tumor.” Sunnis tell each other that the Jews are a global conspiracy…

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Sharansky on why the chosen people are choosing aliyah

By Cnaan Liphshiz, Times of Israel— In their central Jerusalem apartment, Natan and Avital Sharansky can hear their new upstairs neighbors chatting in French on their patio. The young family moved into the penthouse earlier this month, shortly after immigrating to Israel with the help of the Jewish Agency for Israel — the semi-official organization…

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