Israel and Congressional Democrats

by Daniel Pipes, Danielpipes.org How should American voters concerned with Israel’s welfare and security vote in the U.S. Congressional elections on Nov. 2? This much is clear after almost two years of Democratic control over the executive and legislative branches of government: Democrats consistently support Israel and its government far less than do Republicans. Leaving…

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Fatah official says two state solution is over

by Khaled Abu Toameh and Herb Keinon, JPost The Palestinian Authority has concluded that the peace process based on a two-state solution has failed, a senior Fatah official said on Tuesday. His statement came as PA officials repeated their rejection of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s proposal to extend the settlement construction moratorium if the Palestinian…

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Review of the Balfour Declaration

by Jonathan Schneer, Random House On October 31, 1917, during the conquering of the Ottoman Empire the British Cabinet approved the following policy statement regarding Palestine, “His Majesty’s Government view with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of…

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What happened to US-Israel relations?

by Caroline Glick, JPost Israel’s opposition leaders spent the past week trying to prove the relevance. On Tuesday both former prime minister Ehud Olmert and Kadima leader Tzipi Livni accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of wrecking Israel’s relations with the US. Both Livni and Olmert claimed that Netanyahu is taking a knife to Israel’s most…

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PM: Best answer to Ahmadinejad given 62 years go

by Dudi Cohen, Ynetnews.com After threatening Israel in Bint Jbeil Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad continued to tour south Lebanon.  Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on Ahmadinejad’s speech in Bint Jbeil in which he said that “the Zionists will not last long.”  “We’ve heard cursing and abomination from the Lebanon border today. The best answer…

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Ahmadinejad throws stones and Israelis build homes

by Ynet Reporters While Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted Israel during his speech in Beirut and received an honorary doctorate from a local university, his wife was attending various conferences in south Lebanon. The president himself arrived in the area on Thursday. Azam al-Sadat Farahi, an engineer with a master’s degree in education, and other…

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Ahmadinejad meets Nasrallah

by Herb Keinon, Jpost    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah at Iran’s embassy in Beirut on Thursday prior to departing Lebanon after a two day visit to the country, Hizbullah television station Al Manar reported. According to the report, the two leaders discussed a number of issues and Nasrallah…

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Ahmadinejad:'Zionists will not last long'

 by Jerusalem Post Staff Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a speech to a crowd of thousands in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on Thursday, telling his audience that “Lebanese resistance is more powerful than the swords of Zionists.” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to Ahmadinejad’s speech at Independence Hall in Tel Aviv on…

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High military alerts on Israel-Lebanon border

by Debkafile Towards the end of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first day in Lebanon Wednesday Oct. 13, a high alert was declared in the Israeli, Syrian, Lebanese armies, the Hizballah militia and the UN peacekeeping force. The visitor was expected to further sharpen his tone and fire seriously belligerent rhetoric at Israel from the sites…

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Who are Israel's Friends?

by Jennifer Rubin, Commentary Magazine— On Friday, I looked at the results of a new poll surveying voters’ opinions on Israel and, more generally, the Middle East. While Americans remain overwhelmingly pro-Israel and are troubled by Obama’s approach to the Middle East, there are significant differences between sub-groups of Americans. In this post, I’ll focus…

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Who are Israel’s Friends?

by Jennifer Rubin, Commentary Magazine On Friday, I looked at the results of a new poll surveying voters’ opinions on Israel and, more generally, the Middle East. While Americans remain overwhelmingly pro-Israel and are troubled by Obama’s approach to the Middle East, there are significant differences between sub-groups of Americans. In this post, I’ll focus…

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Israeli MK plans surprise for Ahmadinejad

by Israel Today Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be in Lebanon on Wednesday, and is planning to visit the border fence with Israel, where he has promised to hurl a “symbolic stone” into the Jewish state to express his solidarity with those who fight against the “Zionist entity.” Druze-Israeli lawmaker Ayoub Kara (Likud) is preparing…

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