Diaspora-Indiana senate passes anti-BDS resolution

By: JTA, JPOST— Indiana state senate passed a nonbinding resolution opposing boycotts of Israel. Resolution 74, adopted earlier this week, makes Indiana’s legislature the second in the United States to pass a resolution condemning BDS, or the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. Tennessee passed a similar appeal last month. The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously…

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The Palestinians No One Talks About

By: KHALED ABU TOAMEH, Gatestone Institute— The international community seems to have forgotten that Palestinians live not only in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but also in a number of Arab countries, especially Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Western journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regularly focus on the “plight” of Palestinians who are affected by…

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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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