Letting go of Abbas

By CAROLINE GLICK— What makes PLO chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas tick? In 2008, when Abbas rejected then prime minister Ehud Olmert’s expansive offer of Palestinian statehood, he did so for the same reason that Yassir Arafat rejected then prime minister Ehud Barak’s expansive offer of Palestinian statehood at Camp David in 2000.…

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Arabs claim Pope Will ‘Recognize Palestine’

By ARUTZ SHEVA— Palestinian Authority (PA) and Arab Christian sources are already celebrating Pope Francis’s visit to Israel starting next Sunday, saying his choice to begin the trip directly in PA-held Bethlehem is meant to “recognize Palestine” and “oppose the occupation.” “He is taking a helicopter directly from Jordan to Palestine – to Bethlehem. It’s…

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Poll says anti-Semitism is global matter

By NAFTALI BENDAVID, WALL STREET JOURNAL— About a quarter of the world’s population agrees that a number of negative statements about Jews are “probably true,” according to a poll aimed at providing a statistical underpinning to the question of how widespread anti-Semitism is globally. In the survey to be released Tuesday, which covered 101 countries…

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Canadian boy wins international youth bible competition

By RAPHAEL POCH, BIN— This past Tuesday, on Israel’s Independence Day, the annual International Youth Bible Contest finals were held in Israel. The victor, Eitan Amos, an 18-year-old Yeshiva high-school student at  Or Chaim (Light of Life) in Toronto, Canada, won first place making history by becoming the first Canadian to ever win the contest.…

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Netanyahu: If Fatah-Hamas unity deal is signed, Abbas is held responsible for every rocket

By Herb Keinon, JPOST— Israel will hold Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas responsible for every rocket fired on it from Gaza if he goes through with his national unity pact with Hamas, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. The prime minister made his comments in Tokyo before the start of a meeting with Japanese…

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Sisi: If Needed, We’ll Amend Peace Treaty with Israel

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— Egypt’s former army chief and leading presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, said Sunday that, if elected, he would be willing to consider making changes to the peace agreement with Israel. “If we are asked to make amendments to the peace treaty with Israel, we will do it,” Sisi said in…

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