PM says Israel must stop Gaza flotilla

BY JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry and Navy on Wednesday to continue efforts to stop a new flotilla from smuggling weapons to Hamas in Gaza. Netanyahu met with the security cabinet earlier Wednesday to discuss the upcoming flotilla from Turkey and the possibility of Nakba Day protests. Earlier this month, Jerusalem’s…

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Amid brutal crackdown, Syria poised to join UN Human Rights Council

BY HOWARD LAFRANCHI—  Massacring dozens of its own citizens one day — elected to the United Nations’ top human rights group the next? That’s the trajectory Syria is on, meaning that the once-dependably stable but now-bloodied domain of President Bashar al-Assad could join the United States and 45 other countries on the UN Human Rights…

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Exposing Iran's End Times Vision

BY RYAN MAURO, FRONTPAGEMAG— Reza Kahlili, a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps who spied for the CIA, obtained and released a secret documentary produced by the Iranian regime last month that claimed that President Ahmadinejad, Supreme Leader Khamenei and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah are the incarnations of prophesied figures. Their religious command…

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Netanyahu: PA must take severe steps against killers of Ben-Joseph Livnat

BY NIR HASSON, CHAIM LEVINSON, MAZAL MUALEM, HAARETZ— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strongly condemned Sunday the “atrocious” killing of Ben-Joseph Livnat, a 25-year-old father of four and nephew of Culture and Science Minister Limor Livnat in the West Bank, urging the Palestinian Authority to bring those responsible to justice. Palestinian security forces opened fire early…

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Revisiting the Jordan Option

BY ASAF ROMIROWSKY, YNETNEWS— Amid the unrest now sweeping the Middle East, Israeli government and security officials are quietly discussing an unusual strategy that would pass the Palestinians’ political future off to Jordan. With the odds of a negotiated two-state solution at an all-time low, former Defense Minister Moshe Arens, Knesset Member Arieh Eldad, and…

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Obama's altruistic foreign policy

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— If only in the interest of intellectual hygiene, it would be refreshing if the Obama administration would stop ascribing moral impetuses to its foreign policy. Today US forces are engaged in a slowly escalating war on behalf of al Qaida-penetrated anti-regime forces in Libya. It is difficult to know the significance…

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Netanyahu and Obama have peace plans up their sleeves

BY NATASHA MOZGOVAYA, HAARETZ— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress due in late May has stirred expectations that he will put forth a plan that will revive the stalled peace process. But pressure from Europe and the sense that the United States has taken a time-out from the peace process is making…

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'PA will get majority UN-recognition for Palestinian state'

BY JPOST— Senior Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath on Tuesday estimated that the Palestinian Authority will be able to gain recognition for a Palestinian state from two-thirds of United Nations member states before September 2011. PA President Mahmoud Abbas was expected to travel to France on Wednesday to meet with French President Nicolas Sarkozy…

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