How Hamas Terrorizes Gaza's Citizens

By JOSEPH PUDER, FRONTPAGMAG— The U.S., along with the European Union and Israel, considers the Palestinian Hamas regime ensconced in Gaza a terrorist organization primarily because of its use of suicide bombers and its covenant which vows to replace Israel with a Palestinian Islamist state by force of arms.  Hamas refuses to recognize Israel’s right…

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Romney Channels George W. Bush's Middle East Policy

By DANIEL PIPES— Mitt Romney gave a generally fine speech today on the Middle East. Sensibly, he criticized the Obama administration for its Benghazi shenanigans, for the “daylight” with Israel, fecklessness vis-à-vis Tehran, and the cuts in military spending. Very justifiably, he called it “time to change course in the Middle East.” But I worry…

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On the Temple Mount: Forces for good in a hostile world

By GIULIO MEOTTI, ARUTZ 7— Warning against wearing a prayer shawl has become a common practice in Europe, where today Jews hide their own identity and sidle along the walls like snakes. Can Israel accept that this happens  on Judaism’s most holy site, the Temple Mount? Excepting that of Likud faction leader Moshe Feiglin, their…

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Israel intelligence: Jihadi Attacks from Crumbling Syria

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, GATESTONE— As Israel’s military watches Syrian sovereignty crumble and scores of militant groups form in the resulting vacuum, it is on alert for jihadi terrorist attacks from Syria. The working assumption in Israeli defense circles is that sooner or later, Assad will fall, and Israel will have to deal with whatever will…

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Report: Israeli warplanes set off sonic booms over Lebanon

By ISRAEL HAYOM-— Several Israeli warplanes violated Lebanon’s airspace Sunday, according to Lebanese media outlets, flying over the country’s southern region and setting off sonic booms in a possible response to Saturday’s violation of Israeli airspace by an unmanned drone which Israel has speculated was launched by Hezbollah. Residents in the eastern area of south…

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The Left's only enemy

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s legal term in office expired nearly four years ago. But his supporters don’t care. In Israel, Washington and throughout the world, Abbas’s supporters extol the authoritarian as a great moderate. In 2002, desperately searching for a face for the Palestinians that wasn’t Yassir Arafat’s face, the…

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'To annihilate Israel we need 24 hours, an excuse'

By JOANNA PARASZCZUK, JPOST— Hojjat al-Eslam Ali Shirazi, the representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Islamic Republic’s Qods Force, said this week that Iran needed just “24 hours and an excuse” to destroy Israel. In his first public interview in a year, reported in the Persian-language Jahan News, which is close…

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Video: Perilous Times

The Republican Jewish Coalition presents “Perilous Times,” a mini-documentary in which Israeli experts and everyday citizens candidly discuss their concerns about the U.S.-Israel relationship under Pres. Obama. “Please share it with everyone you know who is planning to vote for this man again next month. I don’t want anyone to have the excuse that they…

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Turkey Shells Syria, Approves Cross-Border Raids

By JOSHUA ELY, JEWISH POLICY CENTER— Turkey’s parliament authorized military action against Syria, including cross-border raids, on Thursday as Ankara continued shelling targets inside Syria for the second day. Turkey’s attack is in response to a mortar bomb from Syria that killed five Turkish citizens and wounded eight in the town of Akcakale. That town…

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Iran: We just need an excuse to destroy Israel

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Almost baiting Israel to launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, the representative of the Islamic Republic’s “supreme leader” to one of its most secretive military forces stated this week that Iran is now just waiting for the right excuse to destroy the Jewish state. Seemingly contradicting himself, Hojjat…

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Over 3,000 visitors from over 100 countries arrive to support Israel

By YORI YALON, ISRAEL HAYOM-— The International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem hosted more than 3,000 tourists from more than 100 countries Tuesday night for the annual Feast of Tabernacles event. Public officials from around the world were in attendance, among them legislators from the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Finland, Spain, Holland, Germany and Italy. The event…

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PM Netanyahu meets PM Stephen Harper to say thanks

By LEE-ANN GOODMAN, CANADIAN PRESS— The morning after issuing another passionate defence of Israel and sharply rebuking Iran, Prime Minister Stephen Harper sat down Friday with his Israeli counterpart to discuss the “danger the Iranian regime ultimately presents to us all.” Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu met in a tiny hotel room in mid-town Manhattan to…

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Israelis rally to support America

By ADAM KREDO, FREE BEACON— Nearly 100 Israelis assembled outside the United States Embassy in Tel Aviv Tuesday evening to display solidarity with America in the face of multiple anti-U.S. riots across the Middle East. Waving American and Israeli flags as cars and people crossed a busy Tel Aviv intersection, the demonstrators chanted pro-American slogans…

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