The Palestinian Authority and our tax dollars

by Caroline Glick, JPost Two weeks ago, a Palestinian from Bethlehem was arrested by the US-financed and trained Palestinian Authority security forces. He was charged with “carrying out commercial transactions with residents of a hostile state.” No, he was not buying uranium from Iran. His purported crime was purchasing wood products from an Israeli community…

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Netanyahu agrees to push for settlement freeze

by Mark Landler, NY Times Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has agreed to push his cabinet to freeze most construction on settlements in the West Bank for 90 days to break an impasse in peace negotiations with the Palestinians, an official briefed on talks between the United States and Israel said Saturday evening. In…

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Eric Cantor flexes muscle for Israel

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, Israel National News Jewish Republican Representative Eric Cantor met last week with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and promised him that his party will act as a “check” on the Obama administration. The unusual meeting offers a strong hint that U.S. President Barack Obama will find Congress taking a more assertive role…

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What the US is proposing

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told ministerial colleagues on Sunday that the terms of a planned US-Israel accord, aimed at creating the climate for resumed direct talks with the Palestinians, have not been finalized. The clauses below represent most of the likely components. Netanyahu is set to seek approval for such an…

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Israel set to bring in 8,000 Ethiopian Jews

by UPI The Israeli Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday in favor of a process to allow nearly 8,000 Ethiopians of Jewish descent into the country. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in a statement Israel wants to end the “complex humanitarian crisis” to “avoid the creation of additional refugee camps in Ethiopia.” “From my perspective, this closes…

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Can Bibi be bribed?

by Edmund Sanders, Jewish World Review Under pressure from the Obama administration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began nudging his Cabinet on Sunday toward accepting a multibillion-dollar package of U.S. incentives to restart peace talks with Palestinians. But Netanyahu immediately faced strong opposition from conservative politicians and Jewish settler groups, who vowed to block the…

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Obama's obsession with Israel

by Israel Today US President Barack Obama’s political setback in the recent midterm congressional elections, which saw Republicans seize a commanding majority in the House of Representatives, will likely increase his need to drive through an ill-advised Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Speaking to Arutz 7 radio, Professor Eitan Gilboa of Bar Ilan University said he believes…

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If Jews aren't chosen, then neither are we

by Joseph Farah, World Net Daily The Vatican last week challenged the biblical precept that the Jews are the chosen people of God. Then the Vatican, through the person of Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, a Greek Melkite archbishop from Boston and president of the church’s “commission for the message,” claimed the Bible “cannot be used…

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If Jews aren’t chosen, neither are we

by Joseph Farah, World Net Daily The Vatican last week challenged the biblical precept that the Jews are the chosen people of God. Then the Vatican, through the person of Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, a Greek Melkite archbishop from Boston and president of the church’s “commission for the message,” claimed the Bible “cannot be used…

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