A triumph for terror

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— They murdered men and women because they were Jewish, stabbed 13-year-old kids and firebombed Israeli buses and cars. They hurled grenades at Israeli civilians, kidnapped, tortured and killed young soldiers, and assaulted and slew the elderly, including a Holocaust survivor. These are just a few of the 104 Palestinian prisoners the…

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Why Is The United States Asking Israel To Release Terrorists?

By ELLIOTT ABRAMS, PRESSURE POINTS— The Government of Israel has announced that it will release 104 “security prisoners” in an effort to induce the PLO to return to the negotiating table. This was a PLO demand that was backed by the United States, as part of Secretary Kerry’s efforts to get talks restarted. Put aside…

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Placating Palestinians is formula for more bloodshed

By EARL COX, JPOST— A popular definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over expecting different results.  Others call this perseverance.  Either way, those who try to solve the same problem using the same method that always ends in failure are left frustrated and unsatisfied; the problem remains unsolved. The…

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Controversy as Israel elects new chief rabbis

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israel on Wednesday elected its new Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis, and the results of the vote left many disappointed after a political election earlier in the year that signaled a possible end to ultra-Orthodox manipulation, corruption and coercion. Israel’s new Ashkenazi chief rabbi will be Rabbi David Lau, the…

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Covering for Islamic cruelty

By DAVID PARSONS, JPOST— In the aftermath of the Arab Spring’s mass uprisings against repressive military dictatorships, radical Islamists are stepping into the political vacuum to seize power, while also unleashing a brutal wave of persecution against vulnerable Christian communities. Yet one would hardly know this harsh reality looking at a statement coming out of…

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European Union Adds Military Wing of Hezbollah to List of Terrorist Organizations

By JAMES KANTER and JODI RUDOREN, NY TIMES— The military wing of Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shiite group, was blacklisted by European Union ministers as a terrorist organization on Monday in a policy shift that reflected their concern about Hezbollah’s suspected involvement in Europe-based bombings and its growing role in the Syria war. The blacklisting…

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The New York Federation boycotts Judea and Samaria

By RON JAGER— Much has been said about the European’s latest decision of boycotting Jews. What most of us don’t know is that the decision to boycott affects much larger regions beyond just Judea and Samaria and includes in addition the following areas: the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, the whole Ramat…

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'Secret Obama plan' forfeits Temple Mount to Palestinians

By AARON KLEIN, WND— The Obama administration has quietly presented a plan in which the Palestinian Authority and Jordan will receive sovereignty over the Temple Mount while Israel will retain the land below the Western Wall, according to a senior PA negotiator speaking to WND. The proposed plan is part of the basis for U.S.-brokered…

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