Egyptian arrested for ‘loving Israel’

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— Egyptian authorities have arrested a local resident for “loving Israel,” the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported on Sunday. According to the report, the 24-year-old was arrested in the Sohag governorate in southern Egypt. He was arrested for allegedly writing to Israeli nationals through Facebook and criticizing Egypt and Egyptians as well…

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Kerry tells Abbas: ‘Weeks’ left to make ‘tough decisions’

By MICHAEL WILNER, JPOST— US Secretary of State John Kerry told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas he has just weeks to make “tough political decisions” in talks with Israel over a two-state solution, during a bilateral meeting between the two men in Washington on Sunday. Kerry encouraged Abbas “to make the tough decisions that will…

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Video: ‘Above and beyond: The birth of the Israeli Air Force’

The only FOUR (4) Airplanes Israel had when the War of Independence (May 1948) began were smuggled from Czech Republic . They were German “Messerschmitt bf-109’s.” They were assembled overnight in Tel Aviv and were never flight tested. This is a short video about their pilots. Watch it. You will not be disappointed.

NGO Monitor: U.S., U.K., Netherlands fund anti-Israel ‘Christ at the Checkpoint’ conference

By SEAN SAVAGE, JNS.ORG— The U.S., U.K., and Dutch governments are helping to fund a conference called “Christ at the Checkpoint,” which attempts to sway Evangelical Christian opinion against Israel and whose themes have anti-Semitic undertones, according to a new report issued by the Jerusalem-based watchdog group NGO Monitor. The report titled “Christ at the…

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Poll: Large majority of Israelis don’t trust Kerry on security

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Some 64% of Israelis do not trust U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to take Israel’s security into account as a “crucial factor” in the framework peace proposal he is attempting to formulate, a new poll published on Tuesday found. The monthly Peace Index poll of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel…

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The future of Europe

By INNA ROGATCHI, The Rogatchi Foundation – www.rogatchi.org Recently, former Prime-Minister of Luxemburg Jean Claude Juncker who had been selected by the European Central Conservatives as their candidate for the future President of the European Commission after the elections to the European Parliament in May 2014, has made a public statement on what in his…

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Israeli Gov’t: Christ at the Checkpoint is problematic

By DAVID LAZARUS, ISRAEL TODAY— Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a last-minute statement suggesting Christians steer clear of the “Christ at the Checkpoint” (CatC) conference that opens tomorrow (Monday) in Palestinian-held Bethlehem. The statement, which came in response to an investigative inquiry by Israel Today, regards the CatC conference as a serious…

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Navy fighters unload Iranian weapons ship

By YOAV ZITUN, YNET— The IDF has begun unloading and scanning some 150 containers onboard the Iranian weapons ship Klos C on Saturday evening. Based on past experience in which the Iranians booby-trapped some of their smuggled arms crates, the army is sending elite combat engineering unit Yahalom to examine the ship’s cargo first, so…

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Surviving Obama

By CAROLINE GLICK— Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg minced few words in discussing the interview that US President Barack Obama gave him on the eve of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s latest visit to Washington. Speaking with journalist Charlie Rose, Goldberg equated Obama’s threat to stop supporting Israel in international forums to the talk of a mafia…

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