Video: Menorah That Survived Sandy To Be Lit At White House

A menorah rescued from a Long Island synagogue will head to Washington D.C. and be the centerpiece of Thursday’s White House Chanukah ceremony. The almost seven-feet tall, brass candelabra from Temple Israel on Long Beach will symbolize how the entire region is coming into the light after the darkness of Superstorm Sandy, according to Rabbi…

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Israeli leaders disgusted by latest church vandalism

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli leaders on Wednesday expressed revulsion over the latest act of vandalism against Christian symbols. Hours earlier, presumably Jewish assailants spray-painted anti-Christian graffiti on the walls of a monastery in central Jerusalem. The Monastery of the Cross at the southern end of Jerusalem’s Sakker Park was defaced with the slogans…

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Northeastern Students Call for Murder of Jews

By DR. RICHARD CRAVATTS, ARUTZ 7— As an example of what the insightful commentator Melanie Phillips referred to as a “dialogue of the demented” in her book, The World Turned Upside Down, Northeastern University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), paralleling the moral incoherence of anti-Israel activists demonstrating elsewhere in American and European…

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Israel, heed the words of your Prime Minister

By EARL COX, JPOST— In recent weeks my heart has been heavy for the tremendous burden being shouldered by Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. How does he address what seems an inevitable attack from Iran without alienating the international community and especially America’s President Barack Obama who, for almost four years, has been lethargic in…

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The real obstacle to peace

By PETER MARTINO, GATESTONE— Iran is building nuclear weapons, Syria is slaughtering its citizens, Libya is being taken over by al-Qaeda, Egypt is threatened with another Pharaoh, Turkey is working toward rebuilding the Ottoman Empire, and Christians are being massacred in Egypt, Nigeria and Mali (among other countries). But last Thursday, the European Commission summoned…

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Fact checking Judea and Samaria

By YORAM ETTINGER— 1.  Judea and Samaria (Jewish roots) or West Bank (Arab roots)? “Judea” (יהודה) is the origin of the term “Jew” (יהודי). Its Hebrew spelling combines one of God’s names: Jehova (יהוה) and one of God’s acronyms: ד’.  Judea and Samaria are the cradle of Jewish history, religion, culture, holidays, ethos, language and…

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Greeks and Palestinians, then and now

By NADAV SHRAGAI, ISRAEL HAYOM— Make no mistake, both “extremist” Hamas and the “moderate” Palestinian Authority, the raving Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal and the simpleton Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, will never make do with sovereignty in this land or the banishment of the “Zionist entity.” Similar to the way the Greeks behaved…

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