Burgers, Fries, and the The State of Palestine

By DAVID RUBIN— For years, we have been hearing expressions such as “the plight of the Palestinians”, “the legitimate rights of the Palestinians”, and most recently, the “national right of the Palestinians to their own independent state”. These mantras have been repeated in the last thirty years almost as often as a MacDonald’s commercial and…

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Candidly Speaking: A global tsunami of anti-Semitism

By ISI LEIBLER – JPOST — In the post-Holocaust era, many had predicted, mistakenly, that the world’s oldest hatred would recede, even anticipating that anti-Semites would soon become an extinct species.   Participants at the fourth conference of the Global Forum for Combating anti-Semitism, held under the auspices of the Foreign Ministry this week in…

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Nigerian church again blesses Israel

By YOSSI ALONI, ISRAEL TODAY— Nigerian church and government officials last week came to Israel bearing a large financial gift for Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency medical organization (the local equivalent of the Red Cross). The Nigerian Redeemed Christian Church of God had previously donated a new ambulance to the MDA station in Jerusalem.…

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U.S.: Israel's Prosperity a Problem

By SHOSHANA BRYEN, GATESTONE— At first blush, it might have sounded like praise, but it wasn’t. Before meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Secretary of State John Kerry pronounced Israel’s prosperity an impediment to “peace” with the Palestinians. “I think there is an opportunity , but for many reasons it’s not on the tips of…

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Video: The Divergent Interests in the Syrian Cauldron

In recent weeks, Vladimir Putin hosted successive delegations of foreign leaders from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. With Moscow as the new address to find a solution to the Syrian civil war, what are the likely scenarios…

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UN Health Assembly, Syria, Slam 'Inhuman Israeli Practices'

By JEWISH PRESS-— The annual assembly of the UN’s World Health Organization today adopted a resolution criticizing Israel — in the organization’s only debate on a specific country — with Syria protesting “inhuman Israeli practices” that target “the health of Syrian citizens.” The WHO resolution against Israel was not yet published, but was likely a…

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Christian oil company boosts exploration in Israel

By RYAN JONES— Zion Oil & Gas, an American Christian-run company, submitted a new exploratory license last month that will significantly increase its efforts to find oil in Israel. Zion already explores for oil in areas covering some 218,000 acres of the Jewish state on its Asher-Menashe, Jordan Valley and Joseph licenses. The new Megiddo-Jezreel…

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US lawmakers pledge to back Israel against Iran

By MICHAEL BOWMAN, VOA NEWS— The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a resolution affirming America’s firm opposition to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and pledging full support for Israel in the event of an Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The chance to slam Iran’s government and speak up for Israel brought a rare moment of…

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