On Israel, Democrats are losing moral clarity

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— THE PEW Research Center last week released a new survey of American attitudes in the Middle East. The results weren’t surprising. In the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, 51 percent of Americans say they sympathize more with Israel. Only 14 percent feel greater affinity for the Palestinians. Pew’s findings…

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Hamas uses “Suicide donkeys”

By LEA SPEYER, BIN— As the IDF continues its operations against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, the terror organization is turning to some unusual, and what some deem desperate, tactics against Israeli forces. On Friday, the army confirmed that terrorists attempted to attack soldiers using a donkey laden with explosives. Soldiers in the Rafah…

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Another blood libel against Israel

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ— Some well-meaning Israeli intellectuals are encouraging a blood libel against all Israelis for the gruesome murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, which was apparently committed by a handful of extremists, some of whom may have had serious mental problems. A front-page article in The New York Times (July 11, 2014) quotes Anshel Pfeffer,…

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It’s Another “Death to the Jews” Weekend

By DANIEL GREENFIELD, SULTANKNISH— From Berkeley to Boston and from Paris to Sydney, the season is upon us again. Hipsters twirl Keffiyahs from some Shanghai factory around their necks, don army surplus jackets and Decembrist t-shirts and head to the nearest Israeli embassy to scream about a new Holocaust. Shiites and Sunnis temporarily put aside their…

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IDF starts Gaza ground offensive

By YAAKOV LAPIN and HERB KEINON, JPOST— After days of waiting and deliberation, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday night directed the IDF to send ground troops into Gaza to strike the terror tunnels into Israel. The statement said the security cabinet approved the operation after Israel agreed to the Egyptian cease-fire proposal on Tuesday,…

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Christian Zionism and Islamic Eschatology

By JOHN W. SWAILS III, Ph.D, ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY— Christian Zionists are very aware that their stand for the tiny state of Israel is not universally admired. Christian Zionism is, of course, a movement comprised of individuals, more often than not from a Protestant background, who support the modern state of Israel spiritually, politically, and…

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Wish I’d said that

“As the historian of Anti-Semitism looks back over the millennia of horrors he has recorded, an inescapable conclusion emerges: Anti-Semitism is the longest and deepest hatred of human history. Other hatreds may have surpassed it in intensity for a historical moment, but all in their turn have assumed—or presently commence to assume—their proper place in…

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Operation Protective Edge: Summary and notable incidents

BY JEWISH POLICY CENTER— Israel commenced Operation Protective Edge following the kidnapping of three Israeli teens and an increase in rocket fire from Gaza. Israel launched strikes against 1,576 targets destroying Hamas’s command and control centers, missile launchers, tunnels and other assets. Some 1081 rockets have been launched at Israel, with approximately 191 intercepted by…

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Friendless in the Middle East

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, POLITICO— One week after the start of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge,” also known as Hamas’ “10th of Ramadan War,” Washington is looking on helplessly. President Barack Obama offered to mediate a ceasefire last week, but the move fell on deaf ears—on both sides. Secretary of State John Kerry then made a surprise…

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