Israel and the death of pan-Arabism

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— The so-called Arab Spring unleashed forces that have been dormant for a century. Like their counterparts throughout the region, Israel’s Arabic-speaking minorities are changing in profound ways. But our leaders fail to grasp the implications of what is happening. Consider the Christian community. Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest from…

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Video: The Maccabeats sing D’ror Yikra

Is it still a cappella if the Maccabeats used cups and a table for percussion? The Maccabeats are proud to present their latest pop-adaptation.  They put the lyrics of “D’ror Yikra,” a traditional Shabbat-table song, to the tune of “Cups,” recently popularized by the movie Pitch Perfect. The Maccabeats are a now famous Jewish a…

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The high price of Obama’s mideast peace push

By JOHN BOLTON, NY POST— The breaking news that al Qaeda has captured Fallujah and Ramadi raises the question whether America’s sacrifices in Iraq were made in vain. It also highlights the utter inadequacy of President Obama’s Middle East policy, especially his disregard for critical regional threats. Instead, Obama has focused on Israeli-Palestinian issues, essentially…

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PM: In peace deal, no settlements will be evacuated

BY ISRAEL HAYOM— In a Likud faction meeting on Monday following the departure of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry from the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fielded questions about the peace process from MKs and assured them that “there will be no evacuation of settlements.” While a framework agreement had not yet been reached,…

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Ex-Israel PM Sharon faces ‘imminent’ death

BY AFP— Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon was on Sunday facing “imminent” death, the Tel Aviv hospital where he is in critical condition said. The health of the 85-year-old Sharon, who was dubbed “the Bulldozer” both for his style and physique, has been worsening since Wednesday when he suffered serious kidney problems after surgery.…

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Secretary of State, John Kerry’s, Proposal Assessed

By YORAM ETTINGER, ISRAEL HAYOM— The value of Secretary John Kerry’s assessments and proposed peace agreement, which would reduce Israel to a 9-15 mile waistline (the pre-1967 lines), in the increasingly raging Middle East, is consistent with Kerry’s track record. Until the eruption of the civil war in Syria, Kerry was a member of a…

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Deputy Foreign Minister: Jordan Valley must be under Israeli sovereignty

By TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPOST— The Jordan Valley must be placed under Israeli sovereignty, Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said on Thursday, as he issued a stern message to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry against any talk of an Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 “Auschwitz borders.” “We hear more and more talk that…

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Former PM Ariel Sharon’s condition ‘life-threatening’

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition significantly worsened on Wednesday as a result of kidney failure, some eight years after a major stroke placed him in a coma. This new condition could lead to multiple organ failure, a life-threatening situation, the Sheba Medical Center said in a statement on Wednesday. Doctors fear…

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