Top Khamenei Advisor: We Have Divine Permission to Destroy Israel

By: DAVID DAOUD, The Algemeiner— An official close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asserted that his government has a godly ordained right to annihilate Israel, Al Arabiya reported on Tuesday. The “government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has divine permission to destroy Israel,” said Mojtaba Zolnour, a Khamenei representative in the elite Revolutionary…

Carter says Hamas leader committed to peace, Netanyahu not

By: TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF AND AFP, Times of Israel— Former US president Jimmy Carter called Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal a strong proponent of the peace process Saturday, and said he wasn’t meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it would be “a waste of time.” The president, who has been visiting Israel and the West…

The Palestinians No One Talks About

By: KHALED ABU TOAMEH, Gatestone Institute— The international community seems to have forgotten that Palestinians live not only in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but also in a number of Arab countries, especially Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Western journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regularly focus on the “plight” of Palestinians who are affected by…

Will the light of humanity be forever dimmed?

By VICTOR SHARPE— We have arrived at the most vulnerable stage in reconstituted Israel’s modern history. In 1967 those who were her enemies were easily identifiable. Now, those who casually contribute to the trend of her “de-legitimization” come from all walks of life, and many come from the very heartlands of Israel’s list of official…