US aid to Palestinian forces may assist Hamas

By DAVID BEDEIN— On February 5, the reconstituted US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa held a subcommittee hearing on the subject of “Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation: Threatening Peace Prospects.” Two senior expert witnesses from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy testified and expressed optimism that US-trained Palestinian Security Forces, affiliated with…

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Video: Jerusalem of Gold

“Jerusalem of Gold” (Hebrew: ירושלים של זהב‎, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav) is a popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer in 1967. The original song described the Jewish people’s 2000-year longing to return to Jerusalem; Shemer added a final verse after the Six-Day War to celebrate Jerusalem’s unification under Israeli control. At that time, the Old…

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New US Senate Resolution: Back Israel if it Attacks Iran

By ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced a new resolution which says that the United States would back Israel militarily if the Jewish State were to attack Iran in self-defense. The resolution was introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and is co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez…

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Evangelical left voices and Israel

By JAMES FLETCHER, JUICYECUMINISM— The rise of young leaders in the church who identify (more or less) as evangelicals, and who seem to have a bone to pick with Israel…continues apace. This community, which loves to use buzzwords like, well, “community,” is heavily networked and social media-savvy. They are attractive, possess uncommon communication skills, and…

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The Hagel Finagle

By JERROLD SOBEL, AMERICAN THINKER— Despite the most inane confirmation hearing performance in recent memory, after embarrassingly stumbling and bumbling through eight hours of straight up questioning, it’s a done deal, Chuck Hagel was confirmed and became the United States 23rd Secretary of Defense on Tuesday. His confirmation became assured lastThursday, after five term Republican…

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Thomas, the Doubting Disciple

By DANIEL MCCABE— “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’” John 20:29 Long before 14-day extended forecasts and www.weather.com, a man purchased an extremely sensitive barometer from a highly respected company.  Upon its delivery to his sunny Long Island address, frustration immediately began to build for the man, for he found…

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Palestinians warn Obama over Temple Mount visit

By ISRAEL TODAY— Palestinian political and religious figures over the weekend warned US President Barack Obama that he should probably avoid ascending Jerusalem’s Temple Mount during his upcoming visit to Israel, but provided a list of instructions should he go ahead with a stop at the contentious holy site. The White House has not said…

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Secretary Kerry's Maiden Speech

By SHOSHANA BRYEN, AMERICAN THINKER— Stipulating that foreign aid can be an important part of American foreign policy, and further that trade is an important component of U.S. foreign policy; Secretary of State John Kerry made two really important mistakes in his maiden speech, delivered to a fawning audience of American university students. The first…

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