Legal implication of the UN Resolution on Palestine

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ — JPOST — The actions of the General Assembly have removed the incentive necessary for Palestinians to negotiate with Israel.– The General Assembly vote declaring that Palestine, within the pre-1967 borders, is a “state”, at least for some purposes, would have nasty legal implications, if it were ever to be taken seriously…

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Fatal flaws in the reliance upon International Guarantees

By VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— When an earlier Secretary of State before Hillary Clinton, namely Condoleezza Rice, arrived several times in Jerusalem she pressured the then weak and embattled Israeli government of Ehud Olmert into continuing the dreary and one sided exercise of concessions to the Palestinian Arabs. The futile peace process, which has…

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Hamas song says "killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah"

In response to Hamas’ ongoing rocket fire against Israel, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Nov. 14, 2012, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. On Nov. 21, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire. This video was one of many broadcast by Hamas during the conflict, as part of their campaign to…

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'Iran will press on with uranium enrichment'

By REUTERS– Iran will continue enriching uranium “with intensity”, with the number of enrichment centrifuges it has operating to increase substantially in the current year, the country’s nuclear energy chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The comments by Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, signaled continued defiance by Iran in the…

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Peace or Pieces? What do the Palestinians really want?

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— Is it peace with Israel the Palestinians want or pieces of Israel the Palestinians want?  Obviously the answer is pieces as in breaking Israel apart and dividing the spoil among the blood thirsty radicals who are constantly seeking Israel’s destruction.  Israel’s long-suffering patience finally reached a breaking point recently as…

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'No Palestinian state without recognizing Israel as Jewish state'

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Thursday that the Palestinian bid for U.N. recognition, which is expected to be approved by a majority in the U.N. General Assembly, “will not change a thing, and certainly won’t hasten the establishment of a Palestinian state.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was to speak at the…

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Women in Green: Annex Judea and Samaria

By ARUTZ SHEVA— The Women in Green movement is calling on the Israeli government to immediately annex Judea and Samaria. The call came in response to the application by the Palestinian Authority Thursday for status as a non-member observer state at the United Nations General Assembly. In a statement sent to media, WIG spokespersons Nadia…

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Iran is building a big nuclear bomb, confirm inspectors

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY-— For the handful of people who might still believe Iran’s nuclear program is benign, an Associated Press report confirmed by inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) revealed that not only is Iran building a nuclear bomb, it is building a big one. Earlier this week, the AP reported…

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Jerusalem to take 'low profile' approach to PA UN move

By HERB KEINON, JPOST— Israel will take a “low-profile” approach to the Palestinians’ expected bid to upgrade their status at the UN on Thursday, so as not to divert attention from the Palestinian Authority’s violation of international agreements, a senior diplomatic source said Tuesday. The source said that if Jerusalem, as some in the international…

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Why U.S.-Israel Ties Just Got Warmer

By JONATHAN SCHANZER, CNN.COM The latest round in an endless cycle of violence between Israel and Gaza has culminated in a surprising win for the US- Israel relationship: an apparent renewal of vows between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu. It’s surprising because the relationship appeared to be at its nadir. It was just a…

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Sanitising Hamas in the worship of power

By MELANIE PHILLIPS— During the recent war between Hamas and Israel, it became a commonplace to hear people either promoting the idea of ‘engaging’ with Hamas (former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, former UK ambassador to the UN  Sir Jeremy Greenstock, journalist Jackson Diehl and the Washington Post plus sundry EU diplomats and of course…

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