Wish I'd said that

“As the historian of antisemitism looks back over the millennia of horrors he has recorded, an inescapable conclusion emerges: Antisemitism is the longest and deepest hatred of human history. Other hatreds may have surpassed it in intensity for a historical moment, but all in their turn have assumed—or presently commence to assume—their proper place in…

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The Palestinian campaign to delegitimize Israel

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER AND DAVID BARNETT, NATIONAL INTEREST— Israeli envoy Isaac Molho met Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat recently for the third time in the new year. The talks, widely praised across the international community, have been billed as a much-needed jumpstart for negotiations between the two sides. But they are actually a distraction from the…

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A two-state solution, for England and Scotland

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron took a highly unusual step. Meeting with visiting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Her Majesty’s Government departed from the usual diplomatic blather and went out of his way to underline his insistence on a two- state solution for the Israel- Palestinian…

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'Root of conflict is refusal to accept Jewish state'

BY JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated on Wednesday that the root cause of the Israeli Palestinian conflict is “the persistent (Palestinian) refusal to accept a Jewish state within any boundaries.” Speaking at a synagogue in the Netherlands during a visit to the country, the prime minister recalled that Israel places no preconditions on the…

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The society for the protection of Iranian nuclear scientists

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD, SULTAN KNISH— After having exhausted the indignant possibilities of protesting the extinction of whales, pelicans and polar bears, the left has found a new endangered species to be outraged about. Iranian nuclear scientists. It’s one thing to hug a polar bear or a tree, but it’s another to embrace an Iranian nuclear…

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Joint US-Israel drill called off by Netanyahu

BY DEBKAFILE— debkafile’s sources disclose exclusively that, contrary to recent reports published in Washington, Jerusalem – and this site too – it was Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not the Obama administration, who decided to call off the biggest ever joint US-Israeli military exercise Austere Challenge 12 scheduled for April 2012. Washington was taken aback…

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Netanyahu deputy disappointed with Obama on Iran

BY DAN WILLIAMS, REUTERs— A senior Israeli official voiced disappointment in the Obama administration on Sunday, saying “election-year considerations” lay behind its caution over tough Iran sanctions sought by U.S. legislators. While Washington has been talking tougher about Iran’s nuclear work and threat to block oil export routes out of the Gulf if hit with…

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Joseph is Alive: Israel helps Africa store food

BY RIVKA BOROCHOV, UNITED WITH ISRAEL— When the Biblical Joseph predicted that Egypt would suffer a major famine thousands of years ago, he told the Pharaoh to store grain for seven years. His foresight kept the people in the region from starvation. Prof. Shlomo Navarro, an Israeli environmental food specialist, is taking the same approach…

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