Monument with ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel was hidden from Obama

By ELHANA MILLER, TIMES OF ISRAEL— The municipality of Bethlehem removed a monument depicting the Palestinian state as covering the entire area from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit to the city last Friday, Palestinian Media Watch revealed on Sunday. Obama’s route into the city would have…

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Both Right and Left may be wrong about Obama's speech

By JONATHAN TOBIN— Jewish left-wingers are cheering President Obama’s Jerusalem speech in which he once again made the case for a two-state solution. Some are hoping that this will mean a renewed campaign of U.S. pressure on the Netanyahu government. With a new secretary of state in John Kerry who may well be foolish enough…

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Gaza rockets hit southern Israel during Obama visit

By ISRAEL HAYOM— On the second day of a Mideast tour, U.S. President Barack Obama was set to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored Thursday when Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched rockets into southern Israel. On Wednesday, Obama reaffirmed the unwavering U.S. commitment to Israel’s security and…

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The Christian Left’s Peculiar Hatred of Israel

By JOSEPH PUDER– Last week Jerusalem witnessed the convergence of 80 Christian leaders from 20 countries and five continents. They came to Israel to express their solidarity with the Jewish state and its Jewish people. The occasion was the fourth bi-annual leadership forum of Christians for Israel; a non-denominational Christian organization that was established in…

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Possible Muslim Approval of Third Temple Construction

By KOINONIA HOUSE— As reported in The Jewish Press on March 14, 2013, there is a new call for something previously unthinkable. Sinem Tezyapar, a Muslim TV producer in Turkey, has called for the rebuilding of the “Prophet Solomon’s” Temple. She assures her fellow Muslims that they need not be nervous because: “There is a…

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Video: Israel's welcome salute to Obama

BY the ISRAELI EMBASSY— President Obama’s visit to Israel reaffirms the deep and multifaceted relations between Israel and the United States.  These relations are rooted in shared values and common interest. The State and people of Israel know America will always have Israel’s back when it comes to Israel’s security. Together, our two nations are…

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Killing us with kisses

By RON JAGER— Obama’s predilection for moral grandstanding and condescension is well known. Obama’s first term was purposely less sympathetic to Israel than any other Presidency since the days of Jimmy Carter, the one personally responsible for letting the Islamic genie out of the bottle, enabling Ayatollah Khomeini to take over Iran and unleash the…

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Obama's mysterious visit

BY CAROLINE GLICK— Why is US President Barack Obama coming to Israel today? In 2008, then president George W. Bush came to celebrate Israel’s 60th Independence Day, and to reject Israeli requests for assistance in destroying Iran’s nuclear installations. In 1996, then-president Bill Clinton came to Israel to help then-prime minister Shimon Peres’s electoral campaign…

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Full text of Shimon Peres Speech welcoming President Obama

President Barack Obama, Dear Friend, Welcome to Israel. We welcome you as a great President of the United States of America. As a remarkable world leader. As a historic friend of Israel. Of the Jewish People. Your visit here is a crown demonstration of the profound relationship between our two nations. The people of Israel…

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