Israel PM warns of 'enormous threats' in region on eve of Obama visit

By HARRIET SHERWOOD, THE GUARDIAN— The new Israeli government will use Barack Obama’s visit to Jerusalem this week as an opportunity “to show our gratitude to the American people”, said Binyamin Netanyahu before being sworn in for a third term as prime minister on Monday. “Obama’s visit will be an opportunity to thank him,” Netanyahu…

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Video: Christian zionism, origins in America

“Christian Zionism Part 4: Origins in America” examines the long tradition of Christian Zionism in the United States. The Puritans who came on the Mayflower identified strongly with Jews. But the greatest impact on American Christian Zionism came in the 19th Century from British theologian John Nelson Darby, who made several lengthy visits to North…

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Shoes and swastikas

By RUTHIE BLUM, ISRAEL HAYOM— On Monday, the 33rd Knesset approved the government that was finally forged by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some politicians were rejoicing, others seething with resentment. But all were considering the arrangements for and implications of U.S. President Barack Obama’s imminent arrival in Jerusalem on Wednesday. The King David Hotel has…

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The man shaping Obama's strategy on Israel

BY JOSEPH KLEIN, WND— The New York Times published a front page story on Saturday, March 16th lauding Benjamin J. Rhodes, President Obama’s “35-year old deputy national security adviser with a soft voice, strong opinions and a reputation around the White House as the man who channels Mr. Obama on foreign policy.” Rhodes successfully led…

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Double-Standard for Anti-Semitism on Campus

By RON TOROSSIAN — ARUTZ 7 And we thought college was about broadening horizons. College campuses throughout the United States are bastions of racism and anti-Semitism, and for many years that fact has largely been ignored by the mainstream media. In the ‘80’s anti-Semitism was largely dominated by the likes of African-American anti-Semites like Louis…

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Netanyahu Forms New Coalition

BY MICHAEL JOHNSON, inCONTEXT— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party announced a new coalition with the secular Yesh Atid party, the far-right Jewish Home party, and the centrist Hatnua. Just two days before the March 16th deadline to form a new government, Israel’s new coalition will control 68 of the Knesset’s 120 seats. Yesh…

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The Palestinians: Ten points the U.S. needs to consider

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— It is hard to find one Palestinian who believes that US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the region will lead to a breakthrough in the Middle East “peace process.” Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah said they too are not pinning any hopes on Obama’s visit. “The situation is much…

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Jewish leaders have hope in election of new Pope

BY REUTERS— The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) along with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Wednesday welcomed Cardinal Jorge María Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, on his election as Pope Francis I. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said he was “reassured” over the record of the new Pope, stating that Bergoglio was crucial in…

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Israeli rabbis remain hesitant to accept Christian support

BY ISRAEL TODAY— These days there is no shortage of Christians worldwide who wish to support the Jewish state in any number or ways. But often these Christians hit a brick wall when the Israelis they seek to support are religious Jews wary of Christian aid. The hesitation is understandable given the centuries of Christian…

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