10-medal Olympian and Holocaust survivor living quietly in Israel

By AARON HELLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS– One of the world’s most decorated Olympians is living quietly in Israel, a country that just wrapped up its participation in the world competition without a single medal. Agnes Keleti, 91 now, won 10 Olympic medals in gymnastics, including five golds, for Hungary in the 1950s before defecting and emigrating…

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Cairo coup another Obama "success"

By JONATHAN TOBIN, COMMENTARY— Last week’s terror attack on Egyptian army troops by jihadists whose ultimate aim was to kill Israelis provoked an unexpectedly harsh reaction from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The chaos in the Sinai is the direct result of the revolution that brought down the Mubarak regime. The Hamas government looked to benefit…

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Romney running mate Paul Ryan committed to Israel's security

By JENNIFER LIPMAN, THE JC— The man picked to run for the White House alongside Republican hopeful Mitt Romney has stated that the US has “no better friend in the Middle East than the nation of Israel”. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman named as Mr Romney’s running mate, is a committed Catholic and considered to…

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Hizbullah Claims Rockets Can Reach All of Israel

By CHANA YA’AR, ARUTZ 7— The Hizbullah terror leadership claimed Monday that its missiles can now reach all of Israeli territory. Speaking at a ceremony in southern Lebanon, Nabil Ka’uk announced from the podium that “Hizbullah rockets can reach all Israeli settlements,” referring to Israeli towns and cities. The reference by Ka’uk, who is deputy…

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Israeli officials issued a withering response to White House

By MICHAL SHMULOVICH, TIMES OF ISRAEL– Israeli officials issued a withering response Saturday to assurances from the White House that the US would know in good time if Iran was making a “breakout” to a nuclear weapon. The Americans “didn’t see 9/11 coming,” Israel’s Channel 2 news quoted what it said were “sources in Jerusalem”…

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Attacks on Christians Sharpen with Government Collusion

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— If Muslim fanatics cannot tolerate moderate and secular Muslims, why should they be expected to accept those who belong to other faiths? As all eyes were turned this week toward Sinai, where Muslim fundamentalists killed 16 Egyptian border guards while they were having the Ramadan fast-breaking meal, Christian families were…

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From darkness of '72 Munich Olympics, Moments of Clarity

By HILLEL KUTTLER, NY TIMES— Our family trip to Cleveland for Monday night’s Indians game would ordinarily prompt a historical detour, perhaps to the site of League Park, where the Bill Wambsganss-era Indians played. Instead, I can stomach only a David Berger tour now. “Do you know the name David Berger?” I said to my…

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Aly Raisman shows up IOC with a gold salute to Munich 11

BY LEONARD GREENE, NYPOST— It wasn’t a gloved-fist salute from the medal stand, but Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman made quite a statement yesterday by winning a gold medal and invoking the memory of the Israeli athletes killed 40 years ago in Munich. Raisman finished first in the women’s floor exercise, but she deserves to have…

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Why is Netanyahu mum on findings legalizing Jewish settlement?

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan this week questioned why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has remained mum on the findings of a recently concluded legal commission that concluded Jews do have a legal right to build and live in Judea and Samaria (the so-called “West Bank”). “After years in which,…

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Iran's nuclear program designed to 'finish off' Israel, Hezbollah MP says

By ILAN BEN ZION, TIMES OF ISRAEL— Hezbollah MP Walid Sakariya told Lebanese television this week that the nuclear weapon Iran is allegedly developing is intended to annihilate Israel. In a segment recorded and translated by MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute), Sakariya, also a retired general, told his interviewer on Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV…

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Terrorist attack hits Sinai, Israel

By ZACHARY FISHER, inCONTEXT— Thirty-five masked gunmen in Bedouin attire opened fire Sunday at an Egyptian Army checkpoint near the convergent borders of Egypt, Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Sixteen Egyptian soldiers were killed and seven were injured in the ensuing gun battle. The gunmen then seized two vehicles and headed towards Israel in an…

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