Former CIA officer blames Jews for America’s wars

BY SHOSHANA KRANISH, JPost— Valerie Plame Wilson, a former covert CIA operative, caused a controversy on Thursday when she tweeted several antisemitic messages to her nearly 50,000 followers. ”American Jews are driving America’s Wars,” the rampage began. The tweet linked to an article from UNZ.com, a site that claims “a collection of interesting, important, and…

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The D.C. Swamp that Needs Draining

BY Earl Cox, JPost— President Donald Trump blocked a recent State Department effort to force Israel to return $75 million in military aid, the department’s most recent attempt to erode the U.S.-Israel military alliance. State’s demand was shocking, but it shouldn’t be surprising. Rex Tillerson’s State Department has been embroiled in a power struggle with…

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The Next Hizballah-Israel Conflict

BY Michael Eisenstadt and Jeffrey White, American Interest— The recapture by pro-Assad regime forces—including Lebanese Hizballah—of rebel-held Aleppo (December 2016) and of IS-held Deir al-Zur (ongoing as of September 2017) may not just mark the denouement of Syria’s tragic civil conflict, but may also pave the way for the next Hizballah-Israel war. Buoyed by these…

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US troops deployed to Israel get a new barracks

By John Vandiver, Stars and Stripes— A small group of U.S. troops carrying out a missile-defense mission in Israel is taking up residence inside a new barracks building on an Israeli base in an effort to improve living conditions for troops. The barracks, which officially opened during a ceremony Monday, will house about 40 soldiers,…

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Rosh Hashanah (New Year) guide for the perplexed, 2017

By Yoram Ettinger 1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew), the Jewish New Year, is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי). Tishrei was a Babylonian term for launching the agricultural (creation) calendar, starting with the planting of seeds and the first rain. 2. Rosh Hashanah highlights…

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Video homage to Rabbi Nachman from Breslov, – The Song Of Our Souls.

The new art work and musical video presented here has been created by the artist Inna Rogatchi on the eve of Rosh HaShanah 5778. The work, while showing a wide variety of the characters and situations, aims, at the same time, to reflect on the essence of the Jewish ‘spiritual psyche’. It aims to bring…

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Iran Reiterates Threat to Destroy Israel in Very Near Future

By Israel Today— A top Iranian general this week again threatened to destroy Israel, saying the Jewish state’s demise would come even sooner if it didn’t keep quiet about the nuclear deal Tehran signed with Barack Obama. “Israel should stay quiet and count the days until its death. Its smallest mistake will result in its…

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