Obama to Tell Netanyahu: No Surprise Attack on Iran

By Rochel Sylvetsky & Gil Ronen, ARUTZ 7— One of the goals of U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel is to deliver a message to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, not to carry out any “military surprises” against Iran while the U.S. in engaged in negotiations with it. Voice of Israel public radio, which…

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The high cost of defending Israel

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ, FRONTPAGEMAG— Whenever I speak in support of Israel or in criticism of its enemies, the dogs of defamation are unleashed against me.  The attacks, all from the hard left, seemed coordinated, focusing on common ad hominem themes.  They accuse me of being a plagiarist, a supporter of torture, a right wing Zio-fascist,…

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The whitewashing of hate

By ITAMAR MARCUS, JPOST— It is hard to imagine a more flawed analysis of Palestinian Authority schoolbooks than the recent report of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land, led by Sami Adwan of Bethlehem University and Daniel Bar-Tal of Tel Aviv University. The report’s inaccuracies start with its methodology of systematically citing…

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Video: Underdogma

BY AISH.COM— Eight years ago, “Israel Apartheid Week” began on campuses in America and around the world to show “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle” and to demonize Israel as an “Apartheid” regime. Ten years ago, I began studying this “pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli” phenomenon. It began, like so many movements, on a university campus. The year was 2002,…

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Netanyahu Exercises Israel’s Right to Build Despite Bias Criticism

By EARL COX— Do those who continually attempt to bully and threaten Israel ever rest? Israel is moving forward with plans to build approximately 1500 housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank–all the while the European Union is condemning the construction decision as an obstacle to the peace process. Historically, there has been…

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After hating Israel, nothing in common

By Prof. EYAL ZISSER, ISRAEL HAYOM— Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamadinejad’s visit to Cairo on Tuesday started off on the wrong foot. The visitor recited his usual hateful and hostile invective against Israel to Egypt’s citizens, but they preferred instead to press Ahmadinejad on Syria, where Iran is supporting its ally President Bashar al-Assad while he…

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US Ambassador: Obama visit not connected to coalition talks

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— US Ambassador Dan Shapiro dismissed speculation on Wednesday that the timing of President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel is somehow aimed at impacting the coalition talks. “Obviously we don’t play a role and have no intention of interfering in Israeli coalition negotiations,” Shapiro told The Jerusalem Post, responding to claims…

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Muslim Brotherhood and Protesters Accuse Each Other of Working for the Jews

By DANIEL GREENFIELD, FRONTPAGEMAG— It wouldn’t be politics as usual in the Muslim world if both sides didn’t accuse each other of being tools of the vast international Zionist conspiracy. Because that’s just the way things are in the Golden Age of the Arab Spring. On the Muslim Brotherhood side, the Egyptian Prosecutor General is…

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Can Jewish groups speak out on Hagel?

By JONATHAN TOBIN— One of the interesting subtexts about the debate over the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense has been the relative silence from the organized Jewish world. Though there was widespread shock from most pro-Israel activists, even those who were loyal liberal Democrats, about the president’s decision to choose one…

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About the next government

By CAROLINE GLICK-— It is still difficult to assess how Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will govern in his next government. The public has little interest in begging the Palestinians to return to negotiations. But then the Israeli public has rarely had much interest in pursuing fruitless deals with unreformed Palestinian terrorists. The only reason we…

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