Israel's misguided revolution

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— The sight of Israel’s youth taking to the streets to protest against the established order has captured the public imagination. With their simple tents and simplistic demands, the protesters have touched a chord in society, evoking widespread popular support and terrifying the politicians. It is, the media would have us believe,…

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IDF strikes Gaza in response to Kassam attack

BY HAARETZ— The Israel Defense Forces launched a retaliatory airstrike early Thursday against two Gaza city training facilities operated by the armed wing of the Islamist militant movement Hamas, witnesses and officials said No casualties were reported. Israeli F-16 jets flew shortly after midnight over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, firing a missile at each of…

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Israel Bows to Obama’s 1967 Borders Pressure

BY DAVID HORNICK, FRONTPAGEMAG.COM— Media reports quote anonymous Israeli officials saying Israel has decided, after all, to negotiate a two-state arrangement with the Palestinians based on the 1967 borders. The reports have a certain shock value; reading between the lines, the shock dissipates somewhat. AP calls it a “dramatic policy shift” and cites a report…

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Moscow defends Assad, seeks nuclear deal with Iran by freezing sanctions

BY DEBKAFILE— As Moscow prepares to block strong UN Security Council condemnation of Syrian violence against protest, Russian diplomats Monday, Aug. 1, launched a quiet effort to start freezing sanctions imposed on Iran over its military nuclear program in return for Tehran satisfactorily answering of the International nuclear watchdog’s “questions and concerns,” debkafile’s Moscow and…

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Arab League likely to turn to UN Security Council for Palestinian statehood

BY SHLOMO SHAMIR, HAARETZ The Arab League is likely to approve a proposal on Wednesday to turn to the United Nations Security Council in a bid to secure Palestinian statehood, according to UN officials. The Arab League will convene in Doha on Wednesday to formulate a final proposal between the league and the Palestinian Authority…

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'Lebanon army says it can defend oil reserves without Hezbollah'

BY HAARETZ—  Christian Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea retorted Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah Friday, saying the Lebanese army would defend alone any future oil installations put to risk by Israel, according to a report in the Lebanese Daily Star. “The Lebanese Army, not you, will deal with our oil installations in the event they were…

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Charles H. Spurgeon and the restoration of Israel

BY SHELLEY NEESE— Charles Spurgeon, a British Reformed Baptist preacher, is one of history’s most influential orators and theologians. Long before loud speakers, Spurgeon was drawing crowds of 10,000 to hear his plain-spoken, scripture-heavy sermons. Though he died 56 years before the birth of the modern state of Israel, the return of the Jews to…

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Charles H. Spurgeon and the restoration of Israel

BY SHELLEY NEESE— Charles Spurgeon, a British Reformed Baptist preacher, is one of history’s most influential orators and theologians. Long before loud speakers, Spurgeon was drawing crowds of 10,000 to hear his plain-spoken, scripture-heavy sermons. Though he died 56 years before the birth of the modern state of Israel, the return of the Jews to…

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The ship that changed the Middle East

BY VICTOR SHARPE, RENEW AMERICA— During World War 1, Winston Churchill was widely blamed for the Gallipoli debacle; the attempt by the British to end the war by striking at Germany’s ally, the Ottoman Turkish Empire. But Churchill’s decision to invade the Dardanelles, penetrate Europe’s soft underbelly, and force an early end to the war…

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