Liberal rejection of Christian Zionism

By MATTHEW M. HAUSMAN, ICONOCLAST — Although Evangelical support for the State of Israel is on the rise, liberal Jews tend to regard Christian Zionists with intense distrust. There are certainly valid reasons for initial suspicion in light of the history of Christian antisemitism and missionary excess, but progressive discomfort has little to do with…

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Spy vs. Spy, America vs. Israel

By DANIEL PIPES, NRO— Israelis spying on Americans is in the news again: leaders of the Jewish state just petitioned for Jonathan Pollard’s release and the Associated Press reported with alarm that U.S. national security officials at times consider Israel to be “a genuine counterintelligence threat.” Its tone of breathless outrage suggests: How dare they!…

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Why Israel could strike Iran before November

By GIULIO MEOTTI, FRONTPAGEMAG— If the Obama administration still vehemently opposes an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities for fear of hampering his chances for reelection, the latest Debka report reveals that Tehran is closer than ever to an atomic bomb. “The months of negotiations with the six world powers were happily used by Iran…

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Egypt's brotherhood: Mossad behind Sinai attack

By ROI KAIS, YNET— Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on its website that the attack on a police station in Sinai on Sunday in which 16 policemen were killed “can be attributed to Mossad” and was an attempt to thwart Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s new regime. The statement claimed that the Israeli intelligence agency was trying…

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The Liberal Rejection of Christian Zionists

By MATTHEW M. HAUSMAN, ICONOCLAST — Although Evangelical support for the State of Israel is on the rise, liberal Jews tend to regard Christian Zionists with intense distrust. There are certainly valid reasons for initial suspicion in light of the history of Christian antisemitism and missionary excess, but progressive discomfort has little to do with…

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Egypt's Christians on the ropes

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The writing was on the wall. When Egypt’s pro-democracy revolution was hijacked by Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood and other groups, many warned that Egypt’s ancient Christian community was in danger. Despite escalating anti-Christian violence during and following the toppling of the former regime, the rising Islamists insisted that Christians…

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Israel – Obama’s wedge issue

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST — Why are Obama and his surrogates now making opposition to Israel a partisan issue and attacking Republicans for being pro-Israel? — Less than 100 days before the US presidential elections, the Obama administration is openly denying Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. Can this be a vote-getter? Last week, the Emergency Committee…

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The Christians Who Protect Israel

By GIULIO MEOTTI, FRONTPAGE MAG — Thousands of evangelical Christians descended on Washington for the annual Christians United for Israel conference. They showed enthusiastic support for the Jewish State, grounded in a deep attachment to the Bible. The horrific attacks of September 11 have reinforced their fatalistic sense of identification with the Israeli citizens. They are natural…

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Jewish Home MK calls for a Third Temple in Jerusalem

By ILAN BEN ZION, THE TIMES OF ISRAEL — MK Zevulun Orlev of the Jewish Home party has called for massive reforms, including new Basic Laws, in order to establish a Third Temple in Jerusalem. In an article (PDF) published in advance of the fast of Tisha B’Av in the weekly Hebrew journal Olam Katan, entitled “Internal and Legislative Reform,” Orlev wrote…

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Romney and the Palestinian culture of destruction

BY ROBERT SPENCER, FRONTPAGEMAG— Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under attack for speaking an important truth about the Arab-Israeli conflict. At a fundraiser in Jerusalem on Monday, Romney made the obvious, even banal, point about the economic disparity between nations. Speaking of Israel and the Palestinian-run West Bank, Romney said, “Culture makes all the…

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