Netanyahu Orders Navy to Interdict Flotilla

BY GAVRIEL QUEENANN, ARUTZ 7— Prime Minister Binyamin ordered Israel’s defense establishment Monday to interdict the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla 2, Voice of Israel radio reported. Netanahyu gave the order during a meeting of his Security Cabinet dedicated to preparations Israel was taking in advance of the new flotilla expected to set sail for Gaza this…

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Palestinians ready for UN statehood bid

BY ELIOR LEVY, YNET— The Palestinian leadership officially announced Sunday it will turn to the UN for recognition of an independent state in September. The decision was made after a meeting convened by President Mahoud Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters. PLO Executive Committee chief Yasser Abed Rabbo declared that the move is aimed at protecting…

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Video: Porcelain Unicorn

This summer, director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaking competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted. There were two strict rules:  The dialogue could be precisely six-lines (as it was in the…

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S. Carolina Legislature Unanimously Endorses 'United Israel'

 BY SAMUEL SOKOL, ARUTZ7— The South Carolina state legislature has unanimously passed a bill calling on the state of Israel to retain control over the West Bank and highlighting what it terms the “cordial and mutually beneficial relations” enjoyed by Israel and South Carolina since 1948. The bill, which was authored by Representative Alan Clemmons…

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Turkey renews strategic ties with Israel ahead of showdown with Syria

BY DEBKAFILE— After more than a year of strained relations, Turkey has decided to restore military and intelligence collaboration in the eastern Mediterranean with Israel as Ankara heads for a military showdown with Syria, according to debkafile’s exclusive military sources. The deal worked out between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu also gives…

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5 years of Gilad Schalit's captivity

BY JPOST— Hundreds of people began gathering at the Schalit family tent set up outside the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem Saturday afternoon to offer their support to the family’s demand that their son, Gilad, be released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip. Saturday marks the fifth anniversary of Gilad Schalit’s kidnapping by Hamas…

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God bless you Michele Bachmann!

BY CAROLINE GLICK— Watch this speech by Congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Israel. I cannot remember EVER hearing a more pro-Israel speech by ANY American presidential candidate in my life.  I cannot remember EVER hearing a more cogent explanation of Israel’s importance to the US by ANY American presidential candidate in my…

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The anti-Israel agenda prevails

BY ANNE BAYEFSKY, JPOST— On Friday at 6 p.m. the Obama administration promise to fix the disreputable UN Human Rights Council by becoming a member died a predictable death at the UN General Assembly. Knowing they were headed for certain defeat, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Esther Brimmer, spoke to a…

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The Flotilla of Fools off to Gaza

BY PHYLLIS CHESLER, FRONTPAGEMAG— The flotilla is coming, the flotilla is coming. European and North American activists, journalists, and mercenaries have set sail—or are about to do so—on fifteen boats with passengers from twenty-twomainly Western countries to “break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.” Spurred on by the anti-Potemkin Village images of Palestinian Arabs living in…

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CAIR Loses IRS Status

STEVE EMERSON — Family Security Matters — Donations to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) no longer are tax deductible after the organization was among 275,000 tax-exempt organizations purged earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service.   The groups failed to file required annual reports, known as form 990s, detailing their revenues and expenses,…

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