A Closer Look at Israel’s New High-Tech Barrier

By Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer, Gatestone Institute—- Israel reported significant progress last month on an underground fence around the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Officials say Israel is close to completing the underground component and can see the finish line with the above-ground elements (roughly 80% complete). Once fully assembled, the three-layered barrier may be the…

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Netanyahu, Bennett meet: ‘Now is the time for national responsibility’

By Israel National News—- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Thursday night with Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett to discuss efforts to form a right-wing coalition. Before entering the meeting, Bennett said that “since the election, countless Israelis have appealed to me, really begging me, to get the State of Israel out of this ongoing chaos. I…

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The problem with Holocaust education

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— LAST SEPTEMBER, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany — an international organization that provides financial support and social services to survivors of the Nazi genocide — reported on a study of basic Holocaust knowledge among Americans younger than 40. The study comprised interviews with 11,000 millennial and Generation…

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Red Alert: What is the latest campus craziness?

What is the latest campus craziness? And why do we care? We care because university professors are teaching our young adults how to critically think (or at least they are supposed to) and university professors are very influential on students and can, either on purpose or inadvertently, skew and frame students’ perspectives and knowledge on…

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US: “It’s our longstanding position that the West Bank is occupied”

By Tovah Lazaroff, Jpost— The Biden administration on Wednesday clarified that it considers the West Bank to be occupied territory, but ducked a question as to whether it held that settlements were illegal. “It is a historical fact that Israel occupied the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights after the 1967 War,” US State…

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Israel Warns of Iranian Terrorist Threats Abroad After Lifting COVID-19 Air Travel Restrictions

By Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner— Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) issued a warning Monday that Iran is expected in the near future to continue targeting Israeli citizens overseas, as the country forecasts an uptick in international air travel. The warning comes as Israel has begun to lift travel restrictions this month that were imposed due to…

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Mansour Abbas leaning towards supporting Netanyahu government from outside

By Israel National News— A senior member of the United Arab List (Ra’am) said that the party’s chairman, Mansour Abbas, is leaning towards supporting a right-wing government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Kan News reported. According to the senior official, the support will be conditional on Itamar Ben Gvir not serving as a minister…

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We need to stop blaming Bibi for electoral deadlock

By Ruthie Blum, Jpost— For the past two years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s detractors have claimed that if he would only get out of the way – resign, retire or expire – the problem of electoral impasse would instantly be solved. The bulk of the media and left-wing public began chanting the mantra after elections…

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Matzah: Bread of Affliction, Bread of Liberation

By Jeff Jacoby, Aish— Seventy-five years ago this month, the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry convened a hearing in Jerusalem. Its lead-off witness was David Ben Gurion, who was then the foremost leader of the Jewish community in Palestine. The task of the committee was to report on political and social conditions in Palestine, which in…

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Arabs: A Warning to Biden about Iran’s Mullahs

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— The Biden administration has decided to extend for another year the “national emergency” (Executive Order 12957), issued in 1995 in response to the threat Iran posed to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the US. The Executive Order imposed a series of sanctions against Iran in response…

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