What if Jesus was born now?

By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN, BIN— The recent wave of terrorist incidents that has Israelis looking over their shoulders—both literally and figuratively—overlapping with the holiday season, got me thinking: What if Jesus were born today? As 2014 ends, Israelis have been plagued with war, increased terrorism, and an ongoing incitement of violence and worse. Jesus was a…

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ISIS Closing in on Israel from the North and the South

By RIYADH MOHAMMED— The war against ISIS is taking a dangerous, perhaps inevitable turn. The terror organization has been keen to expand to southern Syria and the Syrian capital of Damascus. Now it says it has recruited three Syrian rebel groups operating in the south of the country in an area bordering the Israeli occupied…

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When “Jihad” Johnny comes marching home

By RON JAGER— Islamic terrorist organizations received an unanticipated victory after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A short time thereafter, the Russian army unilaterally withdrew from Afghanistan, resulting in their humiliating defeat, and this war became the first “Jihad” war in modern history that attracted Muslims, mainly Sunnis, from all over the Arab world…

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A Maccabean solution for the Gaza Strip

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— This past Friday, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket into southern Israel without any provocation, setting off air-raid sirens and rekindling fears of a return to this past summer’s hostilities. Indeed, although barely four months have passed since the end of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas is said to be actively…

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Netanyahu promises to ‘vigorously’ oppose Palestinian moves at UN

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH and HERB KEINON, JPOST— As the Palestinian Authority said Sunday it planned to move forward to secure support for the draft resolution it presented the UN Security Council last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “vigorously oppose it” and not accept any “diktat.” Netanyahu, speaking at a Hanukka candle-lighting…

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EU Backs Palestinian Dictatorship

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— European parliaments that are rushing to recognize a Palestinian state are ignoring the fact that the Palestinians have been without a functioning parliament for the past seven years. The Palestinian parliament, known as the Palestinian Legislative Council , has been paralyzed since 2007, when Hamas violently seized control over the…

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