Iranian Ships Pass through Suez; First Time Since 1979

BY ISRAEL PROJECT— For the first time since Iran’s Islamic Revolution of 1979, two Iranian ships crossed through Egypt’s Suez Canal on Tuesday. The international shipping waterway connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Iranian officials say the ships are headed to Syria and the Mediterranean for a year-long naval training mission, the BBC…

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How Pro-Israel is Obama? Assessing the Post-Veto Fallout

BY JONATHAN S. TOBIN— For the past two years the hottest debate in the pro-Israel community has been over how to assess the Obama administration. Despite the tense relationship with the Israeli government, the fights picked over building in Jerusalem and the pressure for a settlement freeze, there has been a considerable body of opinion that…

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Who and What's behind the popular uprisings?

By DAVID ESHEL, Defense Update —  The Muslim Brotherhood’s Clever Disguise  Mass social movements are normally instigated, or even directed by key players, often operating behind the scenes, but directing manifestations with very specific goals and intentions in mind. Of course the quick response from most of the media reports is, that the people of Tunis,…

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The Koolaid of Interfaith Dialogue and the Clergy that Drinks It

By RACHEL  LIPSKY, Pajamasmedia — We’re Losing the Battle Against Islamism. Where is the principled leadership among Jewish and Christian clergy? One positive outcome to draw from Egypt’s crisis is the public’s elevated awareness about the Muslim Brotherhood. It is now clearer to many that the Brotherhood’s members are exploiting our open societies and political system right here…

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See who likes Israel more than the Jews!

By BOB UNRUH, WORLDNETDAILY.COM— A new survey reveals literally hundreds of millions of Americans have a strong affinity for Israel and believe the U.S. should intervene if Israel is attacked by Iran. The poll for WND by Wenzel Strategies also documents that Christians, especially those who describe themselves as born-again believers, largely hold stronger feelings…

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The burden against Egypt

BY STAN GOODENOUGH— Politicians and journalists have not been alone in scrambling to respond to the Egyptian revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak a week ago. Leading Christian voices, too, have been throwing their understandings into the ring, directing their constituents to pray into the situation as Egypt moves towards the establishment of a new political…

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John Boehner says US will stand by Israel

BY GIL RONEN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— US House Speaker John Boehner assured Israel Wednesday that the United States would back it in the face of growing Middle Eastern instability. Speaker Boehner met with Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, DC, Michael Oren. Following the meeting, Boehner said: “Israel is one of America’s strongest allies. We share common…

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Abbas refuses to cave to U.S. pressure to withdraw UN resolution on settlements

BY EMET REPORT— Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to turn down Washington’s request to withdraw a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding Israel halt settlement expansion on occupied land. Several officials close to Abbas on Friday predicted this would be the consensus of a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive later in the day…

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Lara Logan and Media Rules

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Among the least analyzed aspects of the Egyptian revolution has been the significance of the widespread violence against the foreign media covering the demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The Western media have been unanimous in their sympathetic coverage of the demonstrators in Egypt. Why would the demonstrators want to brutalize them?…

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