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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Ahmadinejad gloats after crushing protests

BY ICEJ NEWS— Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave an interview on state TV Tuesday, dismissing recent street protests against his regime which resulted in two deaths and dozens of injuries, saying they are “going nowhere.”  “It is clear the Iranian nation has enemies because it is a nation that wants to shine, conquer peaks and…

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Israeli minister: We will never leave Hebron

BY ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli Education Minister Gideon Saar on Tuesday said Israel must stop misleading the Palestinians and the international community into thinking the Arab-dominated Judean town of Hebron will one day be Jew-free, and instead clearly declare that Jews will never leave what is their second most holy city. Hebron sits in the middle…

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Protests rage in Yemen, Bahrain; Iran hard-liners want foes executed

BY NOAH BROWNING AND KIM MURPHY, LA TIMES—- The continuing wave of unrest sweeping the Middle East led to a fifth day of protests Tuesday in Yemen and thousands of protesters swept into the main square of the capital of Bahrain, setting up tents and vowing to stay until the government agrees to major reforms.…

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Jordan justice minister: Israel is a terrorist state

BY JACK KHOURY— Jordan’s new justice minister continued to inflame tensions with Israel, whom he called a “terrorist state that will be destroyed” in an interview with Jordanian newspaper Al-Arab Al-Yom on Wednesday. Minister Hussein Mjali was appointed last week in a government shakeup following protests inspired by the Egyptian uprising. He drew condemnation in…

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Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: A Strategy for Israel’s Destruction

MASHE DANN, FrontPageMag.com — Anti-Semites around the world have found a new and more subtle form of attack: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaigns. The Ramallah-based Palestinian BDS National Committee, an umbrella organization for dozens of Palestinian organizations supported by the Palestinian Authority, is a global movement. Behind anti-Israel actions by churches, unions and student groups,…

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The legacy of a teetering peace

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— One of the first casualties of the Egyptian revolution may very well be Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. The Egyptian public’s overwhelming animus towards Jews renders it politically impossible for any Egyptian leader to come out in support of the treaty. Over the weekend, the junta now ruling Egypt refused to…

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The Philadelphi Corridor: Take it back, Israel, and soon.

BY VICTOR SHARPE— Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak has been forced to resign and a new and temporary military regime installed. Mubarak was a dictator, which in the Arab and Muslim world is par for the course. Some believe the 83 year old has billions stashed away. That, too, is not uncommon. Arafat stole vast sums…

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Spot Report: 25th anniversary of Sharansky's aliyah

Think on This:  “He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart.”  (Psalms 15:2) Pray on This:  Heavenly Father, Thank You for liberating the imprisoned.  “Baruch matir asirim.” *Shelley Neese is the vice president of The Jerusalem Connection. Click here for her articles and videos.

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