Despite decades of enmity, Israel quietly aids Syrian civilians

By ISABEL KERSHNER, NY TIMES— Two brothers, ages 10 and 8, were playing marbles outside their home in a town in Syria when a rocket decapitated the older one and critically wounded his sibling. Having rushed the surviving child to a local hospital, the mother recalled, medics told her: “If you want to save your…

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Spot Report: Will there be safe houses for Jews in the future?

Think on this: “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.”…”I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on Yahweh, give yourselves…

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Poll: Most Americans think Obama not doing enough to stop Iran

By LAHAV HARKOV, JPOST— The American public overwhelmingly supports Israel in most issues, but opposes US President Barack Obama’s positions on related matters, according to a poll commissioned by the Zionist Organization of America released Tuesday. “President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry should heed these results,” ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said. “They…

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Special exhibit of the The Auschwitz Album Re-Visited hosted in Ukraine

By INNA ROGATHCHI— A special exhibition of The Auschwitz Album Re-Visited will be opened at the Jewish People Memory and Holocaust Museum in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, in commemoration of the International Holocaust and Remembrance Day at the end of January 2014. The exhibition–representing the unique art work by the well-known American artist Pat Mercer Hutchens–is curated…

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Anti-semitism and the boycott of Israel

By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF, JPOST— In his exceptionally warm speech in the Knesset last Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper rightly pointed out that the attacks that Israel endures in the international community regarding its alleged or actual wrongdoings are totally out of proportion by any measure, and are frequently motivated by a new variety…

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Jews cannot escape the Holocaust

By DAN MARGALIT, ISRAEL HAYOM— An unprecedented Israeli delegation will attend Monday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day events in Poland. In a week where SS commander Heinrich Himmler’s personal letters were unearthed, it is only symbolic that the sovereign Jewish state makes this symbolic gesture. The renewed interest in the Holocaust can be attributed to the…

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Shin Bet foils major al-Qaida terror plot against Israel

By ISRAEL HAYOM— It could have been one of the worst terror attacks in Israeli history: Two suicide bombers detonating themselves at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, followed by a truck bomb exploding as rescue forces arrived. At the same time, suicide bombers would also attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. This al-Qaida…

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