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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Sukkot: A guide to the Perplexed

By YORAM ETTINGER, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— 1. The US covenant with the Jewish State dates back to Columbus Day, which is always celebrated around Sukkot.  According to “Columbus Then and Now” (Miles Davidson, 1997, p. 268), Columbus arrived in America on Friday afternoon, October 12, 1492, the 21st day of the Jewish month of Tishrei,…

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Pope Francis praises Jews for keeping their faith in God

By JTA and AARON KALMAN, TIMES OF ISRAEL— Pope Francis praised Jews for keeping their faith despite the Holocaust and other “terrible trials” throughout history, and reaffirmed Judaism as the “holy root” of Christianity. Francis made the statements in an unprecedented open letter to Eugenio Scalfari, a prominent Italian atheist and founding editor of the…

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Nearly half of Syrian rebels are hardcore Islamists

By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, REUTERS— Almost half of Syrian rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists, according to a new report by London intelligence and defense consultancy IHS Janes. On Sunday, Britain’s Telegraph newspaper cited the report as putting the number of opposition forces at 100,000, broken up into around 1,000 groups. The study said…

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Muslims impose tribute on Egypt’s Christians

By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, ISRAEL TODAY— Now that the attacks on Egypt’s Christian churches have subsided, stage two of the jihad — profiting from the fear and terror caused by stage one — is setting in: reports are arriving that the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters are forcing the roughly 15,000 Christian Copts of Dalga village…

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Thousands of Christian pilgrims expected for Feast of Tabernacles

By TRAVELUJAH— Despite the recent tensions in Syria, over 5,000 Christian pilgrims from nearly 100 nations will descend on Jerusalem for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. The festival begins Friday evening (20 September) in Ein Gedi at the Oasis Hotel and continues to Jerusalem’s International Convention Center for…

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