Obama's mysterious visit

BY CAROLINE GLICK— Why is US President Barack Obama coming to Israel today? In 2008, then president George W. Bush came to celebrate Israel’s 60th Independence Day, and to reject Israeli requests for assistance in destroying Iran’s nuclear installations. In 1996, then-president Bill Clinton came to Israel to help then-prime minister Shimon Peres’s electoral campaign…

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Full text of Shimon Peres Speech welcoming President Obama

President Barack Obama, Dear Friend, Welcome to Israel. We welcome you as a great President of the United States of America. As a remarkable world leader. As a historic friend of Israel. Of the Jewish People. Your visit here is a crown demonstration of the profound relationship between our two nations. The people of Israel…

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Israel PM warns of 'enormous threats' in region on eve of Obama visit

By HARRIET SHERWOOD, THE GUARDIAN— The new Israeli government will use Barack Obama’s visit to Jerusalem this week as an opportunity “to show our gratitude to the American people”, said Binyamin Netanyahu before being sworn in for a third term as prime minister on Monday. “Obama’s visit will be an opportunity to thank him,” Netanyahu…

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Video: Christian zionism, origins in America

“Christian Zionism Part 4: Origins in America” examines the long tradition of Christian Zionism in the United States. The Puritans who came on the Mayflower identified strongly with Jews. But the greatest impact on American Christian Zionism came in the 19th Century from British theologian John Nelson Darby, who made several lengthy visits to North…

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Shoes and swastikas

By RUTHIE BLUM, ISRAEL HAYOM— On Monday, the 33rd Knesset approved the government that was finally forged by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some politicians were rejoicing, others seething with resentment. But all were considering the arrangements for and implications of U.S. President Barack Obama’s imminent arrival in Jerusalem on Wednesday. The King David Hotel has…

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The man shaping Obama's strategy on Israel

BY JOSEPH KLEIN, WND— The New York Times published a front page story on Saturday, March 16th lauding Benjamin J. Rhodes, President Obama’s “35-year old deputy national security adviser with a soft voice, strong opinions and a reputation around the White House as the man who channels Mr. Obama on foreign policy.” Rhodes successfully led…

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Double-Standard for Anti-Semitism on Campus

By RON TOROSSIAN — ARUTZ 7 And we thought college was about broadening horizons. College campuses throughout the United States are bastions of racism and anti-Semitism, and for many years that fact has largely been ignored by the mainstream media. In the ‘80’s anti-Semitism was largely dominated by the likes of African-American anti-Semites like Louis…

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Netanyahu Forms New Coalition

BY MICHAEL JOHNSON, inCONTEXT— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party announced a new coalition with the secular Yesh Atid party, the far-right Jewish Home party, and the centrist Hatnua. Just two days before the March 16th deadline to form a new government, Israel’s new coalition will control 68 of the Knesset’s 120 seats. Yesh…

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The Palestinians: Ten points the U.S. needs to consider

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— It is hard to find one Palestinian who believes that US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the region will lead to a breakthrough in the Middle East “peace process.” Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah said they too are not pinning any hopes on Obama’s visit. “The situation is much…

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