Why America Needs Israel

By: Eric R. Mandel, JPOST— “The US-Israeli alliance now contributes more than ever to American security” – Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, The Washington Institute The Obama Doctrine on foreign affairs is not only to nurture a new relationship with Iran, but also to find opportunities to weaken the longstanding bonds between America and Israel.…

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The Marshall Islands’ cautionary tale

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forcibly commandeered the Maersk Tigris as navigated its way through the Straits of Hormuz. Iran controls the strategic waterway through which 40 percent of seaborne oil and a quarter of seaborne gas transits to global markets. The Maersk Tigris is flagged to the Marshall…

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Kerry: Netanyahu’s Iran ‘Mythology’ Not Going to Happen

By ALGEMENIER— Attempts by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to secure a more stringent nuclear deal with Iran are “not gonna happen,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview published Tuesday. “The whole mythology I’ve heard, from Netanyahu to Republican members of the House and Senate — ‘Oh, just squeeze them to death,…

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Bachman wars with Obama over end of world

By LEO HOHMANN, WND— The “mock Michele Bachmann for her religious beliefs” train ride seems to be gaining passengers among those on the left. And now even the president of the United States has jumped aboard, making Bachmann the butt of his jokes during Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner. Bachmann, the former four-term Republican congresswoman…

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The new government’s greatest task

By CAROLINE GLICK— In the testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for…

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Evangelical Christian Support for Israel Slipping?

By CBN— As the world continues to isolate Israel, American evangelicals are strong supporters of the Jewish state. Now, some fear that support could be quietly eroding. “Evangelical Christians have been a reliable source of support for Israel. But in recent years, institutions such as evangelical schools and mission groups are increasingly supporting Palestinian activism,”…

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French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy Says ‘New Wording’ is Making Antisemitism ‘Acceptable’ Again

By ALGEMEINER— French philosopher and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy told a New York audience on Sunday that an emerging new language for antisemitism is once again making the world’s “oldest hatred” acceptable. “Antisemitism in Europe is taking on a new form, is adopting a new wording which makes it again acceptable … by a growing…

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Liberation theology denounces Netanyahu’s reelection

By MARK TOOLEY, SPECTATOR— The reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will certainly inflame the small but outspoken segment of American Protestantism that is anti-Israel. Mainline Protestant elites, undeterred by their empty pews, have been ideologically hostile to Israel for decades. More politically significant is the growing segment of Evangelical elites, many of them shifting…

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Controversial Messianic business conference causing stir in Israel

By TULY WEISZ, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Jerusalem prides itself on being a center of business activity in the Start Up Nation, but one upcoming investor conference is causing a stir in the Holy City. The Israel Business Forum, hosted by the Messianic organization First Fruits: The Israel Center for Economic Advancement, has put some local…

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New invisibles: the Jews fleeing persecution in France

By MARK DAPIN, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD— Six weeks after the killings, armed police stand guard over the shuttered shopfront of the Hyper Cacher kosher superette in Porte de Vincennes, Paris, as if there were something left to defend. On January 9 this year, Amedy Coulibaly, a French-born gangster-cum-jihadist of Malian heritage, attacked the store with…

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AFDI wins again–Killing Jews is worship ad will go up in NYC

By WILLIAM BIGELOW, BREITBART— Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), won a major victory on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) must allow AFDI’s new ad that quotes Hamas TV saying “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” to…

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