Iran forced to backtrack on guided nuclear tour for NAM leaders and Ban

By DEBKAFILE— Tehran was forced to eat crow and backtrack on its ploy for winning international recognition for its nuclear program by showing Non-Aligned Summit leaders and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon around its nuclear sites. The tour was planned for Wednesday, Aug. 29. It would have been a mockery of US-promoted nuclear diplomacy, International…

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Abbas Denies Jewish Temple and Christian Theology

By TZVI BEN GEDALYAHU, ARUTZ 7— Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas frequently refers to the “alleged” Jewish Temple, but if it was not Jewish, there is no basis for Christian belief, as written in the New Testament in Matthew (21:12), that Jewish “moneychangers” chased Jesus from the Holy Temple. However, Christians so far have not…

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IDF exercises response to multiple rocket landings

By YAOV ZITUN, YNET— The Home Front Command on Tuesday launched a first-of-its-kind exercise simulating evacuation and rescue operations from three different rocket landing sites. As part of the wide-scale exercise, hundreds of soldiers from the Home Front Command’s search and rescue Kedem Battalion simulated evacuation of casualties and removal of debris from several locations…

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Minority elites and Israel's Jewish defamers

By KENNETH LEVIN, FRONTPAGEMAG— In a 1977 Supreme Court opinion, Thurgood Marshall, the court’s first African-American justice, observed, “Social scientists agree that members of minority groups frequently respond to discrimination and prejudice by attempting to disassociate themselves from the group, even to the point of adopting the majority’s negative attitudes towards the minority.” Marshall further…

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Israel faces a cynical world

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— This week a German doctor in Bavaria filed a criminal complaint against Rabbi David Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg’s “crime”? He performs ritual circumcisions on Jewish male infants in accordance with Jewish law. The doctor’s complaint came shortly after a ruling by a court in Cologne outlawing the practice of male circumcision. The…

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The Cordesman Criteria: How to prevent war with Iran

By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, WASHINGTON POST  — Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan horse or it is on the cusp of a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. What’s alarming is not just Iran’s increasing store of enriched uranium or the growing sophistication of its rocketry. It’s also the increasingly…

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Hezbollah threatens "tens of thousands" Israeli deaths

By ADAM CREDO, FREE BEACON— The leader of the terror group Hezbollah has vowed to unleash a barrage of missile attacks on Israel, potentially causing “tens of thousands of fatalities” in the Jewish state’s northern region, according to a recently translated interview. Hassan Nasrallah, the terror group’s longtime leader, briefly emerged from hiding late last…

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