US and Israel disagree on Iran

by Debkafile The Obama administration and the Netanyahu government have fallen out on issues relating to Israeli security and current estimates of where the Iranian nuclear program stands, debkafile’s military and Washington sources report. Defense Minister Ehud Barak put his foot down Wednesday, Dec. 15, when the president’s Special Adviser on the Middle East Dennis…

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The Palestinians are the real obstacle to peace

by Moshe Ya’alon, Foreign Policy The Middle East peace process is once again stalled, while Palestinian leaders sadly continue to propagate the myth that Israeli construction impedes progress. Only last Friday, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said in Washington that “the Israeli government had a choice between settlements and peace, and they chose settlements.” Unfortunately, what…

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One that calls for a response

Howard Berman, the Chairman of the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee said: “The US reaffirms its strong support for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”… “The US reaffirms strong opposition to any attempt to establish or seek recognition of a Palestinian state outside of an agreement negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians,”… that real and…

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Stuxnet virus sets back Iran's computer program 2 years

by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post The Stuxnet virus, which has attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities and which Israel is suspected of creating, has set back the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program by two years, a top German computer consultant who was one of the first experts to analyze the program’s code told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.…

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B'tayavon: Cauliflower like you've never had it before

*My friend Courtney (a fellow food lover) shared this recipe with me and now I’m paying it forward to you. Cauliflower isn’t usually my favorite vegetable so I was a bit hesitant at first. After taking one bite I realized, “this is not my grandma’s cauliflower recipe.” The grapeseed oil gives the dish a wonderful…

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Palestinians strategically bury their dead

by David E. Miller, The Media Line If the living cannot stop Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank, perhaps the dead can? Dubbed “The Intifada of Graves,” a new Palestinian initiative endorses burying the dead on privately owned Palestinian land in outlying rural areas to prevent its confiscation by Israel. The campaign was launched…

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Cauliflower like you’ve never had it before

*My friend Courtney (a fellow food lover) shared this recipe with me and now I’m paying it forward to you.  Cauliflower isn’t usually my favorite vegetable so I was a bit hesitant at first.  After taking one bite I realized, “this is not my grandma’s cauliflower recipe.”  The grapeseed oil gives the dish a wonderful intrigue and…

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EU Will Not Recognize a Unilaterally Declared Palestinian State

by JTA The European Union will not recognize Palestinian statehood until an “appropriate” time, its Foreign Affairs Council said in a statement. The 27 EU foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels issued the statement in response to a letter from Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton asking the body to join…

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Spot Report: God's Mercy through Jesus the Messiah

Think on this: “Messiah has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the Patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy.”…”If you belong to the Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”…”No matter how many promises God…

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Israel won't share Jerusalem

by Associated Press Israel’s leader dismissed Sunday a top ally’s call to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, another reminder of the challenges the U.S. faces as it shifts gears on its troubled Mideast peacemaking strategy. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaffirmation of his intention to hold onto East Jerusalem is liable to…

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