Vatican signs formal treaty with state of Palestine

BY International Christian Embassy Jerusalem— The Vatican State signed its first treaty with the “State of Palestine” on Friday, saying the pact “deals with essential aspects of the life and activity of the Catholic Church in Palestine.” A statement accompanying the signing demanded “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. Israel’s…

Obama’s forced apology embarrasses America, himself and Israel

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— During his visit to Israel in March, US President Barack Obama compelled Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to apologize to his Turkish counterpart for the actions of IDF Naval Commandos aboard the Mavi Marmara terror ship in May 2010. The Mavi Marmara was sent by the IHH, a Turkish- government supported, al-Qaida-aligned…

Who Truly Deserves Justice in the ‘Free Gaza’ Flotilla Incident?

By VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— The notorious flotilla that sailed towards the Gaza coast in 2010 with the intention of breaking Israel’s legal blockade of the Hamas occupied Gaza Strip and infiltrating the borders of the Jewish state was headed by a Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara. On board that vessel was an assortment…

Dangerous liaisons

By RUTHIE BLUM, ISRAEL HAYOM— The last thing U.S. President Barack Obama did before leaving Israel on Friday was to make Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phone Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to apologize for the events of May 30, 2010 — the day that a Turkish flotilla set out to breach the naval blockade…

Gaza boat defies Greek ban

BY AVIEL MAGNEZI, YNET— American activists set sail from Greece on Friday aboard a boat set to take part in a pro-Palestinian flotilla to Gaza, defying calls from Israel to cancel it and a ban by Athens.  The vessel was stopped by the Greek Coast Guard some 25 minutes after its unauthorized departure. It was…