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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Clinton warns Palestinians and Israelis against 'unilateral' actions

By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the United States was working “every day, indeed every hour” to revive stalled Middle East peace negotiations, and warned both sides against making unilateral moves that could compromise the outcome of these talks. “We do not support unilateral steps by either party that…

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Obama's mideast juggernaut will continue to roll

by Victor Sharpe, Jewish Press Even as political commentators speculate that the power of the Obama presidency has been severely curtailed as a result of the Republican victories in the House along with increased GOP representation in the Senate, the Obama/State Department juggernaut continues to grind away at Israel’s security and sovereignty. Only Jewish Americans…

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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper stands up for Israel!

Canada will remain a steadfast supporter of Israel even if it means losing stature internationally, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. Addressing a three-day conference in Ottawa on battling global anti-Semitism, Harper said Monday that “when Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled out for…

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Canada, a steadfast supporter of Israel

by JTA Canada will remain a steadfast supporter of Israel even if it means losing stature internationally, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said. Addressing a three-day conference in Ottawa on battling global anti-Semitism, Harper said Monday that “when Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled…

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