Netanyahu: 61 is Good, and 61 Plus is Even Better

By: Hezki Ezra and Elad Benari, Israel National News— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening welcomed the agreement with the Jewish Home party, which will allow him to form a coalition. In a joint statement with Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett after the agreement was reached, Netanyahu said, however, that while having a coalition of…

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With new coalition, Israel has prominent place on Hispanic Evangelical agenda

By: JNS.ORG, JPOST— Latin gospel singer Ingrid Rosario, accompanied by a four-piece band, belts out impassioned ballads before a captive audience, hands clasped or in the air, eyes transfixed on the stage or closed in a meditative state. Is this scene from church? A Christian rock concert? Hardly. It’s a prayer session at a staunchly…

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Israel Uncensored: Will Mr. Obama’s fifty billion dollar ‘bribe’ seal a deal with Iran?

By: EARL COX, JPOST-— News about Mr. Obama’s $50 billion bonus to Iran recently hit the wires. It could be said that the message sent by President Obama’s offer of a bonus was that he and his partner in Middle East mischief, John Kerry, are so desperate for a deal that they are willing to…

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Carter says Hamas leader committed to peace, Netanyahu not

By: TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF AND AFP, Times of Israel— Former US president Jimmy Carter called Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal a strong proponent of the peace process Saturday, and said he wasn’t meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it would be “a waste of time.” The president, who has been visiting Israel and the West…

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Diaspora-Indiana senate passes anti-BDS resolution

By: JTA, JPOST— Indiana state senate passed a nonbinding resolution opposing boycotts of Israel. Resolution 74, adopted earlier this week, makes Indiana’s legislature the second in the United States to pass a resolution condemning BDS, or the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign. Tennessee passed a similar appeal last month. The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously…

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The Palestinians No One Talks About

By: KHALED ABU TOAMEH, Gatestone Institute— The international community seems to have forgotten that Palestinians live not only in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but also in a number of Arab countries, especially Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. Western journalists covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict regularly focus on the “plight” of Palestinians who are affected by…

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Why America Needs Israel

By: Eric R. Mandel, JPOST— “The US-Israeli alliance now contributes more than ever to American security” – Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, The Washington Institute The Obama Doctrine on foreign affairs is not only to nurture a new relationship with Iran, but also to find opportunities to weaken the longstanding bonds between America and Israel.…

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The Marshall Islands’ cautionary tale

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— On Tuesday, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps forcibly commandeered the Maersk Tigris as navigated its way through the Straits of Hormuz. Iran controls the strategic waterway through which 40 percent of seaborne oil and a quarter of seaborne gas transits to global markets. The Maersk Tigris is flagged to the Marshall…

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Kerry: Netanyahu’s Iran ‘Mythology’ Not Going to Happen

By ALGEMENIER— Attempts by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to secure a more stringent nuclear deal with Iran are “not gonna happen,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview published Tuesday. “The whole mythology I’ve heard, from Netanyahu to Republican members of the House and Senate — ‘Oh, just squeeze them to death,…

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