Is the Palestinian Authority losing control in the West Bank?

BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— The security crackdown in the West Bank has nothing to do with combating terrorism. The arrests and confiscations of weapons are part of an effort by the Palestinian Authority to fight crime and dissension within its own ranks. In recent weeks, the Palestinian Authority security forces have been launching a…

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Paris School Under Fire for Blatantly Anti-Israel Exam Question

BY RACHEL HIRSHFELD. ARUTZ 7— An umbrella organization of French Jewry, CRIF, responded with “indignance” after an exam from the Bichat Hospital Faculty of Medicine at Paris’s Diderot University included a question on whether IDF strikes in Gaza can be classified as genocide, Agence France Presse reported. According to the CRIF and corroborated by a…

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Stop the Presbyterian General Assembly from divesting from Israel

At the end of June, during the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s biennial General Assembly this summer, church leaders will consider a report that calls for divestment from three companies for their sales to Israel.  Please join us in calling on Presbyterians to return to their commitment to positive outcomes and abandon the path to divestment, a…

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Take back the Holy Sites

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Displaying their customary respect for Jewish holy sites, Palestinian vandals struck again last month, desecrating an ancient synagogue in Naaran near Jericho. In addition to damaging priceless relics, the perpetrators spray-painted swastikas, Palestinian flags and political slogans, adding insult to injury in their hate-filled assault. The defilement of the site was…

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Boycott in a Christian Cassock

BY GIULIO MEOTTI, ARUTZ 7— The Presbyterian Church (USA)’s biennial General Assembly at the end of June is expected to vote on a number of resolutions that would divest the Christian denomination from companies that conduct business with Israel, such as Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola. A number of Churches have already pushed for divestiture of…

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Most Israelis think Romney would be 'friendlier'

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— The fact that Israelis have conflicted attitudes toward US President Barack Obama came out loud and clear in a poll released on Thursday. The survey – commissioned by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Bar-Ilan University Center for International Communication and the Anti-Defamation League – found that while 51 percent…

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Syria inching toward civil war

BY KALEN TAYLOR, inContext— The Syrian Army slammed Haffeh with mortars, tanks, and helicopter gunfire yesterday, burning and looting buildings and wounding over 50 rebels. Forced to flee from the heavy fire, anti-government forces withdrew from the town on Wednesday. The conflict also reached the Syrian capital of Damascus yesterday morning as rebels began to…

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You cannot leak your way to national security credibility

BY KYLE  SHIDELER, AMERICAN THINKER— President Barack Obama’s campaign strategy, at least as it regards foreign affairs, consists almost entirely of boasting of the various covert operation successes that occurred on his watch, and leaking government secrets to buttress these boasts. This strategy began just days after the successful elimination of arch-terrorist Osama Bin laden…

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Israel: Jesus was not born in Palestine!

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israel is conducting a last-ditch diplomatic effort to prevent the Palestinian Authority from officially registering the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem as a World Heritage Site belonging to the country of “Palestine.” Later this month, the UN’s World Heritage Committee will meet in Russia to debate inclusion of several…

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