The Scorpion, The Frog and The Pope

By SUSAN WARNER, GATESTONE— Pope Francis recently declared Palestine to be a state. Thus, he writes a new chapter in the divisive history between Catholics and Jews. The history of the Catholic Church is a two-thousand year old story of anti-Judaism, conspicuous by frequent massacres, murders, forced conversions, torture, pogroms, expulsions, demonization and other unspeakable…

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Europe’s Jews decry ‘beast’ of anti-Semitism overtaking continent

By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN, TIMES OF ISRAEL— European Jewry is all in the same boat, and that boat is slowly but surely sinking. That, at least, was the impression from a roundtable conversation Tuesday at the Jerusalem Press Club with leaders from 25 of the continent’s Jewish communities. During the hour and a half lunch in…

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How Obama Opened His Heart to the ‘Muslim World’ and got it stomped on

By MICHAEL OREN, FOREIGN POLICY— Days after jihadi gunmen slaughtered 11 staffers of the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a policeman on January 7, hundreds of thousands of French people marched in solidarity against Islamic radicalism. Forty-four world leaders joined them, but not President Barack Obama. Neither did his attorney general at the time, Eric Holder,…

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On Mt. Zion, Jews and Christians unite

By ABRA FORMAN, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Last Wednesday, Israel365’s Rabbi Tuly Weisz met with a group of American college students visiting Israel with the Christian organization Eagles’ Wings on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. Eagles’ Wings is a pro-Israel Christian ministry which runs an educational program called the Israel Experience for Christian students interested in learning…

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Vandals paint swastika on Ukrainian Holocaust monument

By JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY— A Holocaust monument in Ukraine was vandalized with a red swastika that the perpetrators painted over a Star of David symbol. The vandalism in Nikopol, an eastern Ukrainian city located 60 miles from Dnepropetrovsk, occurred on June 16, according to a report Tuesday by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.…

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Freedom of expression is the celebration, not gay pride

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— As the world is aware after wide publicity, Tel Aviv, Israel just hosted a week-long Gay Pride rally down its streets where an estimated 180,000 gay people and transgenders paraded themselves in front of the whole world. In a national Jewish land also recognized as being holy ground, the LGBT…

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U.S. introduces bill to stop academic boycotts of Israel

By DEE LAZENBY, BREAKING CHRISTIAN NEWS— The American Jewish Committee (AJC) hailed the introduction of a resolution in the U.S House of Representatives condemning resolutions or policies promoting boycotts of Israeli academic institutions and scholars by American institutions of higher learning and scholarly associations. The measure, introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), criticizes the BDS…

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Abbas Rejects ‘Two States’ if One is ‘Jewish’

By TZVI BEN-GEDALYAHU, JEWISH PRESS— Mahmoud Abbas once again has grabbed an opportunity to miss an opportunity and has rejected a French-sponsored resolution in the United Nations that would give him a Palestinian Authority state based on the old 1949-1967 borders. So what is his problem? The problem is that the French proposal not only…

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How Obama abandoned Israel

BY MICHAEL OREN, WSJ— ‘Nobody has a monopoly on making mistakes.” When I was Israel’s ambassador to the United States from 2009 to the end of 2013, that was my standard response to reporters asking who bore the greatest responsibility—President Barack Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—for the crisis in U.S.-Israel relations. I never felt like I…

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In Palestine, Islamic State will replace both Fatah and Hamas

By ABRAHAM MILLER, JPOST— Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president, now serving the eleventh year of his four-year term, should pause and consider that Israel is no longer his biggest problem. Even Hamas is no longer his biggest problem. Abbas’ Fatah organization grew out of secular ideologies. Its largest threat now comes from the growing…

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