Stephen Harper vows loyalty to Israel in speech to Knesset

By LAURA PAYTON, CBC NEWS— Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke fiercely in defence of Israel Monday, accusing critics of anti-Semitism, vowing to stand with the country, and drawing heckles from two legislators who eventually stormed out of his speech to the Knesset. “Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you,” Harper said in closing…

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Why is Germany telling Jews where to live?

By MICHAEL FREUND— With an impeccable sense of timing, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Israel earlier this week, attended the funeral of Ariel Sharon, and then proceeded to browbeat Israel in public. Speaking with reporters, Steinmeier accused the Jewish state of “damaging” the peace process by building homes for Jews in Judea and…

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Hamas: Israel Will be Gone by 2022

By ISRAEL TODAY— Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hamad marked the anniversary of the December 2008-January 2009 “Gaza War” with Israel by telling Palestinians that they would fully liberate the entirety of “Palestine” within eight years. According to Hamad, Islamic prophecies foretell that Israel will be replaced with a Palestinian state. This goal, the destruction of…

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IDF Legend: Ya’alon is right, this is absurd

By ARI YASHAR, ARUTZ 7— Brigadier General (Res.) Amatzia (“Patzi”) Chen, who was a member of Ariel Sharon’s legendary 101st Unit, praised Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon’s criticism of US Secretary of State John Kerry, in which Yaalon slammed Kerry for operating “based upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling.” “Yaalon said clear things; there…

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Biden to utilize trip for Sharon’s funeral to push forward peace talks

By REUTERS— Vice President Joe Biden will hold talks with Israeli leaders during a visit to the region as head of a US delegation to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s funeral on Monday, Biden’s office said. Biden’s meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be a chance for the vice president to try to further…

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What have they wrought at St. James Church?

By VICTOR SHARPE— Those who have perpetrated a deplorable anti-Israel falsehood and outrage on the grounds of St. James Church in Piccadilly, London have done so fully knowing that their intention is to promote the ugliest PLO and Palestinian Authority propaganda. The church has installed a life size 8 meter tall/30 meter long replica of…

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Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dies at 85

By JONATHAN LIS, HAARETZ.COM — Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died Saturday after a significant deterioration in his medical condition over the past two weeks. Sharon, who was 85, was comatose for past eight years. On January 4, 2006, Ariel “Arik” Sharon was at the height of his political power: His newly founded Kadima party…

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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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