The Obama Doctrine: Keeping Enemies Closer

By JAMES S. ROBBINS, inFOCUS— When Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, the committee expected he would make “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” More than three years later, Mr. Obama has failed to meet expectations, but it has not been for lack of trying. His administration has…

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Netanyahu: Only direct talks can reveal Abbas' true position

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Following Channel 2 interview in which Abbas implies he would be willing to abandon the Palestinian demand for a “right of return,” Israeli leaders warn that the Palestinian Authority president is trying to influence the coming Israeli elections. It is only through direct peace negotiations that Israel would ever learn the true…

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Jerusalem mayor: Let Jews pray on the Temple Mount

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat last week said it was time for Israel to finally implement true religious freedom and allow Jews to pray atop the Temple Mount. “The government is ultimately responsible for whether or not Jews can pray on the Temple Mount, not the Jerusalem municipality,” Barkat told students…

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Spot Report: Who chooses our leaders?

Think on this: “There is no authority execpt that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”…”I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all…

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Iran Media: U.S. Admiral Fired for 'Republican-Israeli' Plot

By GIL RONEN, ARUTZ 7— State-owned Iranian news outlet Press TV claims that U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette, head of the John C. Stennis carrier group, who has been recalled for “inappropriate leadership judgment,” was part of a plot to overthrow the U.S. government if Barack Obama should be re-elected as president. “The decision was…

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Candidly Speaking: An election of great import for Israel

By ISI LEIBLER, JPOST— Next week’s US presidential election will have major implications for the entire western world, but in particular for Israel. It is also noteworthy that Israel and the Jews have never featured so prominently in a presidential campaign. In last week’s debate on foreign policy between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt…

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Happy Balfour Day!

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Recent years have seen an intensified effort by Israel’s foes to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state. From organizing flotillas to Gaza to pushing for boycotts and sanctions, these misguided militants have sought to rebrand Israel as a bellicose and aggressive nation. Consisting of an increasingly strident chorus of Islamist radicals,…

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Barak: At last minute, Iran avoided crossing nuclear threshold

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday that Iran almost crossed the nuclear weapons threshold during the past summer, but at the last moment decided to divert its enriched uranium for civilian use instead. In an interview with British daily The Telegraph published on Wednesday, Barak said that had Iran decided to…

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Hamas aims Grad at Dimona reactor

By DEBKAFILE— Less than 24 hours after Sudanese President Omar Bashir pledged “decisive steps against Israeli interests which are now legitimate targets,” for the destruction of the Iranian missile plant in Khartoum, Palestinian rocket teams early Sunday, Oct. 28, fired Grad missiles as target finders against Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona. This is reported exclusively…

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Don’t Worry, Be Jewish

By RON JAGER— For mainstream Jewish America, the unquestioning and almost automatic support US Jews give President Obama seems to be inconsistent with their values and incompatible with their better interests. Under Obama’s policies, poverty has increased significantly, not only making more people poor, but making the poor poorer. Minorities and women have fared unusually…

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Israel and all that jazz

By JIM FLETCHER, JPOST – CHRISTIAN EDITION— For 20 years, from the euphoria of the Six Day War to the first intifada, Christian Zionists enjoyed an unparalleled period of popularity. Bible prophecy conferences, breakthroughs in Christian-Jewish relations, and conservative presidents like Ronald Reagan made it cool to love Israel. That was then. Now, a whole…

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