Iran's peaceful annihilation program

BY ELLIOTT ABRAMS, CFR— The “peaceful nature” of Iran’s nuclear program has taken acurious blow. The wife of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan Behdast, an Iranian nuclear scientist killed in Tehran in January, hastold the press that “Mostafa’s ultimategoal was the annihilation of Israel.” Roshan worked at the enrichment facility at Natanz, a key part of Iran’s…

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More stoning of Christians on Temple Mount

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Muslim mobs again hurled stones at Christian tourists and Jewish visitors atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Tuesday following a similar attack earlier in the week. One police officer who was among those escorting the Christian and Jewish groups was injured, and two Muslim assailants were arrested. Police were already on…

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Iran Aiming Missiles at US, Israel Warns

BY CHANA YA’AR, ARUTZ 7— Iran is pouring money into developing intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the US, Israel warned Wednesday. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said in an interview on the U.S.-based CNBC news network the Islamic Republic is investing “billions of dollars” in its race to develop the missiles. Iran’s aim, he said…

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Christ at an Israeli checkpoint

BY MARK TOOLEY, FRONTPAGEMAG— The Evangelical Left is hosting a “Christ at the Checkpoint” jamboree at the birthplace of Jesus Christ to identify the Savior with Palestinian liberation. This anti-Israeli mobilization will include leading evangelicals from the U.S. “We are not accusing the Israeli military of putting Jesus at a checkpoint,” insists one disingenuous spokesman,…

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US, Germany differ on Israeli ability to hit Iran

BY BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JPOST— Competing analysis articles appeared Monday in The New York Times and last week in the German daily Die Welt outlining vastly different conclusions about Israel’s military capability to knock out Iran’s nuclear weapons program. While The New York Times report cast doubt on Israel’s success chances, Hans Rühle, who directed the…

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Obama to try and talk Netanyahu out of Iran strike

BY DEBKAfile— After a high-ranking US delegation headed by White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon failed in three days of tough talks (Feb.18-20) to dissuade Israeli leaders to back off plans for a military strike against Iran’s nuclear sites, the White House invited Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for talks with President Barak Obama on…

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Anti-Christian graffiti scrawled on Jerusalem church

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The well-known “Baptist House” church in central Jerusalem was vandalized overnight in a scene that is becoming all too familiar to its congregants. The perpetrators scrawled anti-Christian slogans on the side of the Baptist House, including: “Death to Christianity”, “Jesus was a son of a whore”, and “We will crucify…

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Who Truly Deserves a State? The Kurds or the Palestinians?

BY VICTOR SHARPE, AMERICAN THINKER— There are over twenty Arab states throughout the Middle East and North Africa, but the world demands, in a chorus of barely disguised animosity towards Israel, that yet another Arab state be created within the mere forty miles separating the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan. Israel, a territory no…

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Muslims stone Christians on Temple Mount

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— A mob of some 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned a group of Christian tourists atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Sunday morning. Three of the Israeli police officers who acted to protect the Christian group were wounded by the stone-throwers. Police arrested 11 Palestinians, several of them minors, for their role in…

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Israel Appreciates Her ‘New’ Christian Friends

BY EARL COX— It has been my special privilege to become acquainted with numerous Israeli government officials at all levels and, of course, they understand that I am an American evangelical Christian. So often I am told how much Israel appreciates her new Christian friends. I say “new” because for centuries the Jewish people have…

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