'Jesus and Mary have become weapons in hands of Israel-haters'

By YOSSI ALONI, ISRAEL TODAY— Anti-Israel activists in Ireland have printed and distributed Christmas greeting cards that claim if Mary, the mother of Jesus, was alive today, she would be unable to give birth to Jesus as documented in the New Testament because Israeli soldier would hold her up at the Bethlehem checkpoint as they…

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Haggling Over Hagel

By GARY BAUER — END-OF-DAY-REPORT— In recent days, conservative and pro-Israel groups have jumped into action on the growing rumors that President Obama plans to nominate former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel as the next Secretary of Defense. Jewish leaders spoke up right away due to Hagel’s anti-Israel record and comments that border on anti-Semitism. Christians…

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Palestinians aim to isolate Israel with new steps

By ASSOCIATED PRESS— Weeks ahead of Israeli elections, Palestinian officials are already plotting a series of tough steps against Israel to be taken if, as polls predict, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is re-elected and peace efforts remain stalled. Emboldened by their newly upgraded status at the United Nations, the Palestinians are talking of filing war…

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Democrats speak out against Hagel as Flournoy’s star rises

By JENNIFER RUBIN — WAPOST — Since the Anti-Defamation League this morning told Right Turn that potential defense secretary Chuck Hagel has made statements that “border on anti-Semitism,” Democratic lawmakers are speaking out and there is renewed interest in another contender, whose selection would also allay women’s groups complaining about the all-male lineup for second-term top…

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The New Dark Age within Egypt

By VICTOR SHARPE— What the Muslim Brotherhood’s predictable victory in Egypt means is the end of any hope on the part of women and Egyptian Christians for equal rights. The Brotherhood’s new Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, has made it clear that to oppose the Brotherhood’s rule is to oppose Islam itself. This guarantees that millions…

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S. Africa Christians: Don’t take sides on Israel

By JEREMY SHARON, JPOST— A group of Christian leaders in South Africa, joined by the country’s Chief Rabbi Dr. Warren Goldstein, has called on the ruling African National Congress party to refrain from taking “partisan action” in its stance towards the Israel-Palestinian conflict during its national conference that began Sunday morning. The ANC’s 53rd National…

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