US: Time may come for special nuke probe of Syria

by Associated Press  A US envoy on Thursday suggested time was running out for Syria to cooperate with a UN atomic agency probe of alleged secret nuclear activities before the agency invokes its seldom-used authority to call for a special inspection — a possible prelude to UN Security Council involvement. Rising to Syria’s defense, a…

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From our Sukkah to yours…

We are now in the High Holidays of Biblical Judaism.  Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, begins Friday at Sundown.  Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, begins Thursday, September 23rd and lasts till the following Wednesday. These are three special feasts God’s people are encouraged to keep. The Bible says, “Three times a year you will…

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U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian talks is a problem

by Mort Zuckerman  Seventeen years ago, the world was astonished to learn that the Israelis and Palestinians had concluded a far-reaching understanding to advance peace—the now-famous Oslo agreements. This negotiation has ever since served as a role model for how two hostile parties might settle. One essential feature of Oslo was that nobody knew about…

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Just a question of timing?

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, JPost When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas recently spoke in Washington and publicly condemned the killings of four Israelis by Hamas terrorists near Hebron, it generated a feeling of cautious optimism: “What happened yesterday and what is happening today is also condemned. We do not want at all…

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Nanny who saved little boy's life gets residential status

The State of Israel is honoring Sandra Samuel, the Indian nanny who saved little Moishi Holzberg whose parents were killed in the terrorist attack on Mumbai’s Chabad Center in November 2008. Interior Minister Eli Yishai on Monday granted Samuel temporary residential status and an Israeli ID card. During a festive ceremony at the Interior Ministry,…

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Clinton: Israel to blame if talks collapse

by Stan Goodenough   It suited the twisted political purposes of Israel’s extreme leftist newspaper, Ha’aretz, to headline its top story Tuesday morning with the warning voiced by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the night before. Boarding her flight to the Middle East to chair the much-anticipated renewal of negotiations between Israel and the…

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Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for Sharm peace talks

by Avi Issacharoff, Barak Ravid and Natasha Mozgovaya – Haaretz Israel and the Palestinians are at odds over which subjects will open their next round of peace talks, set to start Tuesday in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to begin with security arrangements, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state and…

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