The Palestinian Authority's Inconvenient Truths

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE– The truth sometimes hurts; that is why the Palestinian Authority has been working hard to prevent the outside world from hearing about many occurrences that reflect negatively on its leaders or people. In recent years, the Palestinian Authority leadership, often with the help of the mainstream media in the US…

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Spot Report: Something every leader should do!

Think of this: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete thorougly equipped for every good work.”…  “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing evern…

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What Wingate Wrought

By MAX BOOT — THE WEEKLY STANDARD — The astonishing raids of a Special Operations pioneer in Palestine, Abyssinia, and Burma Everyone still remembers T. E. Lawrence, if only because of David Lean’s magnificent movieLawrence of Arabia and Lawrence’s own literary masterpiece,Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Yet far fewer remember Lawrence’s distant cousin, the British Army officer Orde Wingate,…

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Does Matthew 21:43 support replacement theology?

By Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D.— One text often used by supersessionists to support the idea of the permanent rejection of national Israel is Matt 21:43.In this verse, which Frederick Dale Bruner calls “one of the most important verses in Matthew,” Jesus addressed the unbelief of the leaders of the nation Israel and announced his rejection…

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American Support For Israel Steady–With Exceptions On The Left

BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS–   The newest Pew poll of American opinion about the Middle East shows support for Israel steady, with exceptions. Here is the bottom line: For decades, the public has sympathized with Israel over the Palestinians and that remains the case today. Overall, 50% say they sympathize more with Israel, compared with just…

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Czech-Israeli Relations: An Enduring Friendship

By JOSEPH PUDER, FRONTPAGEMAG— Sixty-five years ago, on November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted to partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish states and on that same day in 2012 the Palestinians pushed UNGA to resurrect the very state they refused to accept in 1947, simply because it would have meant accepting a Jewish state…

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Hagel, Obama and the Israeli elections

Monday the National Journal reported that President Barack Obama is reconsidering his decision to appoint former Senator Chuck Hagel secretary of defense. Hagel’s looming appointment provoked angry responses from many leading Jewish voices in the US. Whether this opposition made a difference in driving Obama to reconsider his choice is unclear. Other influential groups –…

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Assad said to be stocking up on artillery

BY YAOV ZITUN, ROI KAIS, YNETNEWS— “Assad’s current artillery acquisitions are the highest since 1973,” a top military source told Ynet Wednesday, as war-ravaged Syria seems to be sinking deeper into civil war. The nearly two-year conflict between Syrian President Bashar Assad and the pro-democracy opposition has claimed the lives of over 40,000 people. According…

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