Gush Katif – Lessons of the Gaza withdrawal 15 years on

By Michael Freund, JPost— Fifteen years ago today on the Hebrew calendar, on the 10th day of Av, Israel committed one of the gravest self-inflicted catastrophes since the founding of the state in 1948. Hiding behind the harmless-sounding euphemism of “disengagement,” the government of prime minister Ariel Sharon revved up the bulldozers and utterly destroyed…

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The Ninth Day of Av, Guide for the Perplexed

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” 1. Remembrance breeds deliverance, while forgetfulness feeds oblivion. According to a legend, Napoleon heard lamentations emanating from a synagogue, while walking one night in the streets of Paris. When told that the wailing commemorated the 586 BCE destruction of the First Jewish Temple in Jerusalem…

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Palestinians: Accept Western Funds, Vote for Jihad

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are angry again — this time, they claim, because they have been offered billions of dollars to improve their living conditions and build a new and strong economy. Ismail Haniyeh, leader of the Palestinian Hamas terror group ruling the Gaza Strip, hinted that the…

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Red Alert: What’s with the Cancel Culture? Cancel all except anti-Semites?

  Recently I have had several meetings and exchange of vantage points with Christians, Jews, folks in Israel, folks in rural America, folks in Europe, and folks in North American Cities. Antisemitism has clearly been a problem for millennia and I have been reporting on alarming trends for nearly 10 years. And yet the recent…

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Jordan would ‘look favorably’ on a binational Israeli-Palestinian state

By Israel Hayom— Jordan would look “positively” on the creation of a binational state that guarantees equal rights to Israelis and Palestinians if Israel’s proposed sovereignty of the Jordan Valley and settlements in Judea and Samaria closes the door on a two-state solution, Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said Tuesday. In the wake of Israel’s…

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Israel and the Sino-Iranian Alliance

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Teheran in 2016, most observers dismissed the significance of the move. The notion that Beijing would wreck its relations with America, the largest economy and most powerful global superpower, in favor of an alliance with Iran, the world’s greatest state sponsor of terror was, on…

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Iran’s Mullahs Celebrate More Rewards from the ‘Nuclear Deal’

By Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute— While Iran’s ruling mullahs have been celebrating their rewards from the nuclear deal — which, by the way, Iran never signed — according to its terms, the arms embargo against the Islamic Republic is scheduled to be lifted on October 18, 2020. On June 30, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State…

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The US State Department’s clumsy calculus of Palestinian terror

By Michael Freund, Jerusalem Post— A number of years ago, on a visit to Manhattan, I entered one of the countless souvenir stores that dot the area in Times Square which are affectionately known as “tourist traps.” Amid the refrigerator magnets declaring one’s love for New York, the fake subway signs and plastic snow globes…

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Pandemic races through Israel as 2nd lockdown looms

By Ariel Kahana , Gideon Allon, and Israel Hayom Staff— Cabinet ministers approved a series of restrictions on public gatherings and venues on Friday in an effort to curb the second outbreak of the coronavirus, which has been gripping Israel over the past two weeks. The Health Ministry said 1,832 new infections were confirmed between…

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French Consul ‘too vague’ on issue of legitimizing Arab terrorism

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, JPost— Failure by the French Consul to condemn Palestinian calls for terrorists to be released from jail endangers Israeli lives by legitimizing terror as a weapon in the Israeli-Arab conflict, an NGO told The Jerusalem Post. French Consul-General, René Troccaz, recently met with PLO Executive Committee Secretary and Chief Negotiator Saeb…

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Don’t accept the myth of ‘Jewish privilege’

By Jonathan Tobin, Israel Hayom— For one day at least, Twitter became a forum for some honesty, as opposed to the usual orgy of nastiness and pointless memes. After seeing the hashtag #Jewishprivilege used to spread anti-Semitic smears, a Jewish activist responded – and the result was a tidal wave of tweets testifying to the…

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Red Alert: Let’s Make Another List!

By Shelley Neese– In addition to the general statement that Israel today sits on the forefront of cures, treatments and prevention of Parkinson’s, various cancers, Alzheimer’s, cardiac conditions, and more, let’s add the latest ailment, Corona virus. Let’s examine what specific contributions Israelis and/or Jews contributed to modern society that touch our everyday lives; and…

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Black Lives Matter Protesters Take U-Turn to Blatant Antisemitism

By Clarion Project— Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters took a U-turn into blatant antisemitism recently – that’s if you don’t count targeting Jewish businesses during the riots in Los Angeles as a function of antisemtism. At a rally in Washington, D.C. lead by Harvard student Christian Tabash, protesters could be heard chanting their accusations that…

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