As Israelis Mourn, Jordanians Glorify

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ, GATESTONE— Israelis are now transitioning from their annual day of remembrance to the day they celebrate their independence. But even in celebrating 65 years of statehood, Israel never forgets the sacrifices it has made over the course of its existence. As Israelis mourn the 23,000 soldiers and defense personnel who have been…

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Peres: Netanyahu now has more faith in Obama

By DAVID HOROVITZ, TIMES OF ISRAEL— President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel not only dramatically raised Israelis’ faith and trust in him, but also made a positive impact on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres said. Interviewed by The Times of Israel ahead of Israel’s 65th Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), Peres answered with a…

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Jerusalem marks Memorial Day in national ceremony

By ILIANA CURIEL, YNET— The opening ceremony of the Memorial Day events took place in Jerusalem Sunday. Present at the ceremony were Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Supreme Court President Judge Asher Grunis. “We have always been forced to fight for our freedom and for our existence,” the prime minister said.…

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Must we continue to be enablers of our own destruction?

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST– Two events happened on Wednesday which should send a shiver down the spine of everyone concerned about the future of the American Jewish community. But to understand their importance it is important to consider the context in which they occurred. On January 13, The New York Times reported on a series…

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Video: Ben Gurion announcing the birth of Israel

The leaders of Israel decided to declare their independence as a country on the 14th of May. They didn’t know exactly where the borders should be and they hadn’t even picked a name for the country. The leaders hadn’t even finished writing their Declaration of Independence. Worst of all, everyone knew that right after they…

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Why Salam Fayyad Stands No Chance against Fatah

by KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— The Fatah leaders are yearning for the days of Yasser Arafat, when they were able to steal international aid earmarked for helping Palestinians. The Palestinians’ problem with Fayyad is that he did not sit even one day on an Israeli prison. For them, graduating from an Israeli prisons even more…

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Who Truly Deserves Justice in the ‘Free Gaza’ Flotilla Incident?

By VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— The notorious flotilla that sailed towards the Gaza coast in 2010 with the intention of breaking Israel’s legal blockade of the Hamas occupied Gaza Strip and infiltrating the borders of the Jewish state was headed by a Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara. On board that vessel was an assortment…

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Kerry leaves Israel with hopes, but few results

By EDMUND SANDERS, LA TIMES— Wrapping up his first solo visit in a renewed Obama administration campaign to restart peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel on Tuesday with few signs of progress and a vow to keep trying. After talks Monday and Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister…

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The Institutionalization of Holocaust Remembrance

By RON JAGER— The term “Holocaust,” originally from the Greek word “holokauston” which means “sacrifice by fire,” refers to the Nazi’s persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. The Hebrew word “Shoah,” which means “devastation, ruin, or waste,” is also used to describe this genocide. The Nazis killed approximately two-thirds of all Jews living…

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