Goldstone Recants! Will the Left Follow His Example?

BY JONATHAN TOBIN, COMMENTARY MAG— In what must be considered as shocking a turnaround as any we have seen in recent years, Richard Goldstone, the chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission’s fact-finding commission about the conflict in Gaza, has retracted his claim that Israel deliberately sought to target and kill Palestinian civilians. A…

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Jordan presses for return of Christian relics smuggled into Israel

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS– Jordan’s archaeology chief says he has a solid legal case to press for the return of 70 ancient lead books stolen and smuggled into Israel. Ziad al-Saad says the relics could be the earliest Christian writing in existence. If authenticated, he says they would be the most significant find in Christian…

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'Egypt president hopefuls see necessity of peace treaty'

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST The current Egyptian leadership – as well as the leading candidates for the country’s leadership – recognize the strategic importance of the peace treaty with Israel, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the head of military intelligence, told the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. Kochavi’s rather sanguine assessment of how the future leadership in…

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