Confusing Complacency for Resiliency

By RON JAGER— Indifference is an attribute that cannot under any circumstances reflect acceptable behavior by political leaders. Even great leaders can fall prey to the seductive effect of indifference and perceive the physical existence and suffering of their own countrymen in acceptable terms. Not since the days of the second “intifada” when all of…

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Islamic State to join Palestine to ‘fight the barbaric Jews’

By BREITBART— “As for the massacres taking place in Gaza against the Muslim men, women and children, then the Islamic State will do everything within its means to continue striking down every apostate who stands as an obstacle on its paths towards Palestine,” the group announced in a statement not attributed to any spokesman in…

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Anti-Semitism and its limitations

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Outside the US, throughout the Western world, anti-Semitism is becoming a powerful social and political force. And its power is beginning to have a significant impact on Israel’s relations with other democracies. Consider South Africa. Following a lopsided vote by the University of Cape Town’s Student Union to boycott Israel, Jewish…

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Sharansky predicts ‘beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe’

By SAM SOKOL, JPOST— Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky has joined a growing chorus of high-profile figures in casting doubt on the viability of European Jewry in an article in The Jewish Chronicle. Writing in the UK’s oldest Jewish newspaper, Sharansky said that he believed that “we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish…

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Is Obama right that Netanyahu is too ‘strong’ to make peace?

By GILL HOFFMAN, JPOST— In his weekend interview with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, President Barack Obama offered some political analysis on the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Asked whether he should be more vigorous in pressing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA President Mahmoud Abbas to reach a land-for-peace deal, Obama…

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Israel Has a Duty to Defend Its Citizens

By MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN, US NEWS— “The fog of war” is a metaphor of choice for war’s blinding physical and moral confusions, its half-truths, lies, ambiguities, distortions and deceptions. They all characterize the perceptions of the war between Israel and Hamas. Israel is a democratic country that wishes to live in peace with its neighbors, but…

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World ignores Christian exodus from Islamic world

By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, GATESTONE— While the world fixates on the conflict between Israel and Hamas—and while most mainstream media demonize Israel for trying to survive amid a sea of Arab-Islamic hostility—similar or worse tragedies continue to go virtually ignored. One of the most ancient Christian communities in the world, that of Iraq—which already had been…

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