Controversy as Israel elects new chief rabbis

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israel on Wednesday elected its new Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis, and the results of the vote left many disappointed after a political election earlier in the year that signaled a possible end to ultra-Orthodox manipulation, corruption and coercion. Israel’s new Ashkenazi chief rabbi will be Rabbi David Lau, the…

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Covering for Islamic cruelty

By DAVID PARSONS, JPOST— In the aftermath of the Arab Spring’s mass uprisings against repressive military dictatorships, radical Islamists are stepping into the political vacuum to seize power, while also unleashing a brutal wave of persecution against vulnerable Christian communities. Yet one would hardly know this harsh reality looking at a statement coming out of…

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European Union Adds Military Wing of Hezbollah to List of Terrorist Organizations

By JAMES KANTER and JODI RUDOREN, NY TIMES— The military wing of Hezbollah, the powerful Lebanese Shiite group, was blacklisted by European Union ministers as a terrorist organization on Monday in a policy shift that reflected their concern about Hezbollah’s suspected involvement in Europe-based bombings and its growing role in the Syria war. The blacklisting…

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The New York Federation boycotts Judea and Samaria

By RON JAGER— Much has been said about the European’s latest decision of boycotting Jews. What most of us don’t know is that the decision to boycott affects much larger regions beyond just Judea and Samaria and includes in addition the following areas: the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern neighborhoods of Jerusalem, the whole Ramat…

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'Secret Obama plan' forfeits Temple Mount to Palestinians

By AARON KLEIN, WND— The Obama administration has quietly presented a plan in which the Palestinian Authority and Jordan will receive sovereignty over the Temple Mount while Israel will retain the land below the Western Wall, according to a senior PA negotiator speaking to WND. The proposed plan is part of the basis for U.S.-brokered…

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Extremism Escalating in the West Bank

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— What happened at the al-Aqsa Mosque during last week’s Friday prayers should be sounding alarm bells in the U.S., Britain and France. After the prayers, during a demonstration in support of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi, thousands of Muslims began shouting slogans against the U.S., Britain, France and Israel. “Allahu…

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Courts unravel sanctions on Iran

By SHOSHANA BRYEN, inSIGHT— Supporting sanctions against Iran is understood to be a position designed to moderate Iranian behavior regarding the acquisition of nuclear capability. It is the position of people and countries that do not want to contemplate military action by either the United States or Israel. It is the position of the European…

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No more Monsieur, no more Mister; In heaven Allah, on earth Hitler

By VICTOR SHARPE— In Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s book A Place Among The Nations, (Bantam Books, 1993), the Israeli Prime Minister wrote about the pro-Nazi alliance by most of the Arab world before and during World War II: “In Iraq, in Egypt, and in Syria they (the Arabs) openly allied themselves with the Nazis, flocking…

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The baseless hatred of the EU towards Israel

By MELANIE PHILLIPS— There is consternation in Israel over the EU’s malicious decision to boycott individuals or institutions situated over the ‘Green Line’ between Israel and the disputed territories. This would presumably include boycotting, for example, the Hebrew University which is just over that line or, even more grotesquely, Jewish residents in Jerusalem’s Old City…

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