Palestinian Museum: 200 years of history?

By AVIEL SCHNEIDER, ISRAEL TODAY— Last week, the laying of the cornerstone of the new “Palestinian Museum” made headlines worldwide. The museum is a private initiative that aims to tell a 200-year-old Palestinian history. Established adjacent to Birzeit University near Ramallah, the museum will be build in two stages and eventually encompass an area of…

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Why So Many Muslims Embrace Religious and Ideological Warfare

By VICTOR SHARPE, AMERICAN THINKER— Mahatma Gandhi is quoted in the book, Gandhi: The Power of Pacifism, by Catherine Clement, as follows: “While Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Parsees and Jews, along with several million adherents of an animistic religion, all coexisted in relative harmony, one religion that would not accept compromise stood out from the rest:…

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Make no mistake, it was Jihad

By MICHAEL MUKASEY, WALL STREET JOURNAL— If your concern about the threat posed by the Tsarnaev brothers is limited to assuring that they will never be in a position to repeat their grisly acts, rest easy. The elder, Tamerlan—apparently named for the 14th-century Muslim conqueror famous for building pyramids of his victims’ skulls to commemorate…

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Israel–the happy little country

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— As Independence Day celebrations were winding down Tuesday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a guest appearance on Channel 2’s left-wing satire show Eretz Nehederet. One of the final questions that the show’s host Eyal Kitzis asked the premier was how he would like to be remembered after he leaves office.…

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Shabbat Shalom: Ancient poem

This text, by an anonymous author who lived sometime in late antiquity (4-7 CE) somewhere in the Byzantine Empire, is a strange and bold description of God. Mystical “travelers” would ascent to the heavens and describe the wondrous visions experienced there. Maimonides’ hated these texts, but it is the experience behind them which animates traditional…

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An Islamic Declaration of War on Christianity

By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, FRONTPAGE— While it is easy to confuse the recent jihadi attack on Egypt’s St. Mark Cathedral in Cairo as just more of the usual, this attack has great symbolic significance, and in many ways bodes great evil for Egypt’s millions of Christians. Consider some facts: St. Mark Cathedral—named after the author of…

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Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

By ELAD BENARI,INN — The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert…

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Eilat hit with two rockets: What happened to Iron Dome?

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Sirens sounded in the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Wednesday morning after two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in a planned new residential area within the city, causing no injuries or damage, the Israel Defense Forces said. Residents of the coastal city said that the rockets first exploded, and…

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