Obama-Netanyahu Summit

by James D. Besser, The Jewish Week President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu staged a diplomatic dance in Washington on Tuesday meant to show the world — and their respective constituencies — that they are still in step.  But the carefully choreographed atmospherics belied potential difficulties ahead and many unanswered questions, starting with…

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Trust the Palestinian Authority?

by Daniel Pipes, National Review Online Under Yasir Arafat, the Palestine Liberation Organization notoriously said one thing to Arab/Muslim audiences and the opposite to Israeli/Western ones, speaking venomously to the former and in dulcet tones to the latter. What about Arafat’s mild-mannered successor, Mahmoud Abbas? Did he break from this pattern of duplicity or continue it?…

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Netanyahu must play for time

by Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post Just ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s trip next week to Washington, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas went on a charm offensive towards the Israeli media. On Tuesday Abbas invited representatives of the Hebrew-language press to his office in Ramallah and assured them of his good intentions towards Israel. We…

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Announcement: Travel Channel featuring Copper Scroll

Tune in today at 12pm (CST) for a program called Secret Worlds on the Travel Channel.  This series is featuring the Copper Scroll Project with Jim Barfield. Shelley Neese, managing editor for TJCI, covered the dig last April in Israel and has written several articles published in The Jerusalem Connection and The Jerusalem Post.  These…

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Islam and the Left: two sides of the same coin

by Sultan Knish On the surface of it they seem to have very little in common. The left claims to be progressive, embraces gay bars, abortions, feminism, worker’s rights civil rights, multiculturalism and obscene slogans. The Islamists throw acid in women’s faces, hang gays on every streetcorner and repress minorities and freedom of expression. This…

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Netanyahu Faces Nation: We Can't Pay 'Any Price' for Shalit

by Gil Ronen, Israelnationalnews.com As the march by First Sergeant Gilad Shalit’s family and supporters neared Jerusalem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a step Thursday to preempt public pressure on him and gave a clear statement of his policy on freeing terrorists. In a live news conference, Netanyahu said that Israel agreed to free 1,000…

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Turkish Rally for Flotilla Raises Flag with Nazi Symbol

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, Israelnationalnews.com Turkish supporters for flotillas aimed at breaking Israel’s maritime embargo on Hamas-controlled Gaza recently raised the Nazi flag with an expression of gratitude. The Turkish language slogan on the flag is a common expression of gratitude, according to the Religion for Peace.com website. Turkey was not allied with the Nazi…

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