The Pew Poll and The Elephant in the Room

By RABBI REUVEN SPOLTER, ARUTZ 7— Dr. Jeffrey Woolf recently published a compelling article on the recently released Pew Poll on the state of American Jewry and Judaism and its frightening results. The poll’s findings are not really that surprising, and merely confirm what everyone already knows: non-Orthodox Judaism cannot overcome the liberal values of…

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Netanyahu at UNGA: Israel will stand alone if needed in preventing Iran nuclear weapons

By MAYA SHWERDER, JPOST — A steadfast Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made clear in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Israel would not accept a nuclear armed Iran, and would “stand alone” if necessary to achieve that aim. “Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, even if we…

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Analysis: Rouhani drives wedge between Netanyahu, Obama on Iran issue

REUTERS — Former US official: Rouhani has opened a window with words alone. WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM – Six months after US President Barack Obama eased a strained relationship with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during a visit to Israel dubbed “Operation Desert Schmooze,” the two leaders now face the biggest test of whether they can work together –…

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Obama’s Power and its Limitations

By CAROLINE GLICK,  TOWNHALL.COM — US President Barack Obama’s rapidly changing positions on Syria have produced many odd spectacles. One of odder ones was the sight of hundreds of lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee fanning out on Capitol Hill to lobby members of the House and Senate to support Obama’s plan to…

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Russia, Iran, Damascus may crank up border tensions to weaken Netanyahu’s hand in America

DEBKAfile Special Report  — Western military sources predict an upsurge of tension this week along Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon. Moscow, Tehran and Damascus may be planning to embarrass Binyamin Netanyahu when he sits down with President Barack Obama at the White house Monday, Sept. 30, and addresses the UN General Assembly the next…

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Video: Jewish priestly blessing at Western Wall

Jerusalem the fifth day of the festival of Sukkot. Jews from across the world took part in the bi-annual “birkat kohanim” or “priestly blessings,” which take place during Sukkot and Pesach (Passover). The service saw thousands of kohanim – members of the priestly families of Israel – bless the gathered crowd in a show of…

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Two hundred million Europeans see Israel as a Nazi state

By GIULIO MEOTTI, ARUTZ 7— The fundamental Zionist idea about anti-Semitism was that once a Jewish State was realized, the problem of anti-Semitism in Paris, Berlin and Rome would be solved. Since Jews would have their own homeland, they could no longer be persecuted as religious and national strangers. But this neat packet of reasoning…

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Obama would rather negotiate fecklessly than contend responsibly

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST– Did US President Barack Obama score a great victory for the United States by concluding a deal with Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons or has he caused irreparable harm to the US’s reputation and international position? By what standard can we judge his actions when the results will only be known…

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