Dempsey: I didn't counsel Israel against Iran strike

BY YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey told a Senate panel on Tuesday he did not counsel Israel against attacking Iran over its nuclear program. “We’ve had a conversation with them about time, the issue of time,” he said. Dempsey was referring to his most recent…

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Israel won't warn US before Iran strike

BY KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP— Israeli officials say they won’t warn the US if they decide to launch a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one US intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days…

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Call to action against Israel Apartheid Week

We at The Jerusalem Connection are asking all of our readers to stay alert to the coming events during Israel Apartheid Week in cities or college towns near you.  Send letters to your editor.  Join the pro-Israel groups that will be “protesting the protest.”  Do the opposite of boycotts and sanctions.  Buy Israeli products this week! …

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Obama to face tense meeting on Iran with Netanyahu

By JEREMY HERB & AMIE PARNES, The Hill– When President Obama sits down face-to-face with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next week to discuss Iran, he will be staring down the greatest challenge on Israel he’s faced during his presidency. It is the first time Obama has met Netanyahu since last spring, when the Israeli…

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Christians who hate Jews

By GIULIO MEOTTI, YNET– A few weeks ago a highly influential Church of England vicar, Stephen Sizer, promoted a website that supports Holocaust denial and warns of a Zionist conspiracy controlling the world. Reverend Sizer just received the support of the Bishop of Guildford Sizer, Reverend Christopher Hill, a former chaplain to the Queen, following…

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Obama and Israel: The Silence of 'Friends'

BY ROBERT M. GOLDBERG, THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR— Oscar Wilde noted “true friends stab you in the front.” Which explains why President Obama– the self-proclaimed “best friend Israel ever had” — has decided to cut funding for the Jewish state’s missile defense system at the same time he wants to restore funding to UNESCO. (Israel’s best…

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Israeli gov. official in solidarity with vandalized church

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Local Christian leaders and an Israeli government representative gathered at the “Baptist House” church in central Jerusalem on Tuesday, one day after the building was vandalized with anti-Christian graffiti. The meeting could be best described as a demonstration of solidarity by the State of Israel with the Christian community, but…

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