The story behind the marble Moses in Netanyahu’s speech

By ANAV SILVERMAN, YNET— While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu referenced several cultural, political, and historical figures throughout his highly-anticipated speech to Congress on Tuesday March 3 – including Harry S. Truman, Queen Esther, Robert Frost, and Elie Wiesel – he concluded his historical address with the biblical figure of the prophet Moses. The Israeli…

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Listening to Netanyahu

By THE BOSTON HERALD-— The Obama administration should just shut up about
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled Tuesday speech to Congress. Israel’s very existence, not America’s, would be threatened by an Iranian nuclear bomb — and isn’t it high time he made that case directly to Congress. Netanyahu accepted an invitation to appear from House…

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Netanyahu’s Churchhill moment

By DAVID RUBIN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— Will Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soon be walking in the footsteps of the great British statesman Winston Churchill? In less than twenty-four hours, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be delivering his much anticipated presentation about the nuclear threat from Iran to the joint houses of the United States Congress.…

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The squabble over Bibi’s speech

By JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— CHARLIE ROSE wasn’t sure he’d heard right. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, his guest on PBS, was lamenting that the controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s forthcoming speech to Congress had “injected a degree of partisanship” into the traditionally bipartisan US-Israel relationship. That’s not only “unfortunate,” said Rice. “It’s…

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Converting the Ayatollahs

By DAVID BROOKS, NY TIMES— Over the past centuries, Western diplomats have continually projected pragmatism onto their ideological opponents. They have often assumed that our enemies are driven by the same sort of national interest calculations that motivate most regimes. They have assumed that economic interests would trump ideology and religion — that prudent calculation…

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Arabs: Why is Obama Siding with Supporters of Terrorism?

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— The Egyptians are furious with U.S. President Barack Obama for meeting in the White House this week with the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. They say that the Obama Administration has once again turned its back on moderate Arabs and Muslims by endorsing those who support and…

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Jerusalem Christian seminary torched in suspected hate crime

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Israeli police said Thursday that a fire has damaged a Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem in what they suspect to be a hate crime. Police spokesman Chief Insp. Micky Rosenfeld said “anti-Christian” slogans were scribbled in Hebrew on the seminary’s walls. He said the fire Thursday damaged the building’s bathrooms but that…

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Gearing up for attacks, European Rabbis learn self-defense

By YNETNEWS— After a wave of attacks targeting Jewish community centers in Europe, a group of European rabbis have decided that if and when the time comes, they will be prepared. The heads of the European Jewish Association and the rabbinical center of Europe have decided to train European rabbis in self-defense and first aid…

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Former Senator Joe Lieberman: Hear out Israel’s leader

By YONI HERSH, ISRAEL HAYOM— In a Washington Post op-ed published on Monday, former Senator Joe Lieberman called on members of Congress to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on Iran on March 3. In the op-ed, Lieberman, a Jewish Democrat from Connecticut who served in the Senate for 24 years, wrote, “Last week, 23…

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