By VICTOR SHARPE, CANADA FREE PRESS— It was President Carter in 1979 who naively misunderstood the internal politics of Iran and let the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, be overthrown by Islamists. Carter was overjoyed to let the Ayatollah Khomeini return from his exile in France to take over the Iranian state. Astonishingly as we look…Details
By ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli Jews on Sunday were again denied freedom of religion at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, of all places, when a near-riot by Muslim worshipers resulted in police closing the holy site to all but the followers of Allah. A Muslim mob became enraged when a small group of visiting Jews began singing songs…Details
Think on this: “Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for the Day of the LORD will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he…Details
“Ten measures of beauty descended to the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem.”-–Talmud: Kiddushin 49b
This is the story of something so tremendously tremendous that it won’t happen again for another 79,000 years.
By CAROLINE GLICK— It isn’t surprising that the US and the other five powers signed a deal with Iran on Saturday. Over the past few weeks, US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry made it clear that they were committed to signing a deal with Iran as quickly as possible. And it…Details
By ARIEL RUDOLPH, ISRAEL TODAY— As most of us know, Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the oil. Once the Maccabees restored the Temple to Jewish control, the Temple oil burned for eight days when there was only enough oil to burn for one. One of the traditions of Hanukkah is to eat foods cooked in…Details
By AMBASSADOR (RET.) YORAM ETTINGER— 1. For the first time – and never again – the first day of Chanukah will be celebrated on Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November, November 28, 2013. Since the Jewish calendar is based on a 19 year cycle (when a “leap month” is added – seven times – to…Details
By DAN MARGALIT, ISRAEL HAYOM— A colleague who specializes in modern history remarked to me on Sunday that the deal signed with Iran is not comparable to the disgrace signed in Munich in 1938. In this historian’s eyes, the appropriate comparison is the West’s silence in the face of Hitler’s invasion of the Rhineland in…Details
By ISRAEL HAYOM— “What was achieved last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement; it is a historic mistake,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday morning about the nuclear deal reached hours earlier between world powers and Iran. “Today the world has become a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime…Details
By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— They weren’t wearing swastika armbands or chanting “Sieg Heil!” during the Islamic Jihad rally this month on the campus of Al-Quds University. They didn’t need to. Everything about the event reeked of fascism and anti-Semitic bloodlust. Demonstrators at the Palestinian school paraded in paramilitary gear, with massed black flags, mock…Details
By JACK DAVID, NATIONAL REVIEW.COM — The announcement that the P-5+1 (the five U.N. Security Council members plus Germany) reached a nuclear deal with Iran has just been made. A few details of the deal have been announced and there likely will be others. But what has been reported so far is sufficient to conclude,…Details
By ISABEL KERSHNER, NEW YORK TIMES — JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders denounced the agreement reached Sunday in Geneva, saying they were not bound by it and reiterating the principle that Israel would be ready to defend itself without assistance against any threat. After weeks of intense lobbying against any deal between the world powers and…Details
By GUY BECHOR, YNET — After betraying Israel, can Kerry be trusted as ‘loyal’ mediator in peace talks with Palestinians? The United States’ status in the Middle East hasn’t reached such a low in many years, so low that Secretary of State John Kerry has actually become a persona non grata in most of the…Details
Declare Your Freedom is back and better than ever! This year, we’re pulling out all the stops and holding a spring festival filled with music, speakers, food, and an all out celebration of Israeli culture!