The fall of the American empire

By BOAZ BISMUTH, ISRAEL HAYOM— In his book “The Clash of Civilizations,” Professor Samuel Huntington addresses the Islamic and Chinese conflicts with the West. Huntington prophesied that cultural and religious identities would be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world. Recent events in the Middle East and around the Pacific Ocean attest…

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Israel's U.S. ambassador caught in middle of Obama, Netanyahu

By HAARETZ— Amid what has already been labeled a new low in U.S.-Israeli relations over drawing “red lines” on Iran, the New York Times published an article on Tuesday depicting the Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, as the official who’s task is to maintain contact between two administrations whose positions are “adversarial.” In…

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Krauthammer says the State Department is 'totally in meltdown'

By CHRISTOPHER COLLINS, EXAMINER— Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, political commentator, and physician appeared on Special Report with Bret Braier and spoke about the State Department’s response to the protests in Cairo.   Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comKrauthammer said, “It looks as though the administration thinks about what has just happened.” He agreed…

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The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

By MICHAEL BARONE, TOWNHALL— In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was “the day the roof fell in,” proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama’s “efforts to reconcile the U.S. and…

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Hezbollah supporters to protest against anti-Islam film

By REUTERS— Supporters of the Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah are set to hit the streets of Beirut on Monday after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called for protests against a film that portrays the Prophet Mohammad as a womanizer and a fool. Lebanon has already seen protests over the Internet video in the mainly Sunni…

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Obama Rebuffs Netanyahu on Setting Limits on Iran’s Nuclear Program

By MARK LANDLER and HELEN COOPER, NY TIMES— President Obama on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to spell out a specific “red line” that Iran could not cross in its nuclear program, a senior administration official said, deepening the divide between the allies over how to deal with Iran’s…

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Netanyahu: Israel understands America's pain over embassy murders

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday conveyed Israel’s condolences to the United States over this week’s murders of four consular staff members at the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, noting that no nation knows better than Israel what it is like to deal with such brutal acts of…

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Rosh Hashanah Guide for the Perplexed

By YORAM ETTINGER, 1.  Rosh Hashanah and the Shofar (ritual ram’s horn) symbolize and commemorate:  *The annual reaffirmation of faith in God; *The first human-being, Adam, was created on Rosh Hashanah, the sixth day of Creation, the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrey; *The opening of Noah’s Ark following the flood; *The almost-sacrifice…

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