Why Jews need Israel

BY DAVID SOLWAY, FRONTPAGEMAG— In a speech given to the Domestic Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag in June 2008 on the subject of a renascent antisemitism, journalist Henryk Broder distinguished between a prejudice and a resentment: “a prejudice concerns a person’s behavior; a resentment concerns that person’s very existence. Anti-semitism is a resentment. The…

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Free speech, for some

BY FRANK GAFFNEY— According to the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), there is a grave threat to America that must be suppressed at all costs.  The threat is that Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin might be allowed to exercise his constitutionally guaranteed right to free speech. This proposition is bizarre on multiple levels.  For…

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Resolution 16/18 is a challenge to our freedom of speech

This past December the U.S. State Department hosted a three-day, closed-door international conference to discuss implementation of Resolution 16/18 with members of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) that if passed, will criminalize the criticism of Islam.  The OIC is the world’s largest Islamic Organization with 56 member states and the Palestinian Authority, and is…

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'Israel sees narrowing window for Iran strike'

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS— Israeli officials are quietly conceding that new international sanctions targeting Iran’s suspect nuclear program, while welcome, are further constraining Israel’s ability to take military action – just as a window of opportunity is closing because Tehran is moving more of its installations underground. The officials said that Israel must act by the…

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‘Peace Now’ Faults Israel For Palestinians’ Genocidal Urges

BY DAVID HORNIK— Last week Palestinian Media Watch revealed that the Mufti Muhammad Hussein, top cleric of the Palestinian Authority, had approvingly quoted a hadith calling for the genocide of Jews. Hussein, who was appointed to his post by PA president Mahmoud Abbas, did so at a ceremony marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah…

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'Israeli strike would be blessing for Iran's regime'

BY BEN HARTMAN, JPOST— An Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would be a blessing for the ayatollahs and would permanently silence the opposition to the Islamic Republic, a visiting Iranian dissident told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday. “An attack would be a blessing for the Islamic Republic, a gift from God for them because…

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Netanyahu vows to defend Jewish settlements

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday insisted that he would defend the Jewish settlement enterprise on the ancient Jewish lands of Judea and Samaria, but a day later he was expected to fire any cabinet ministers that backed a bill that would actually protect such communities. Speaking to Likud…

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Auschwitz Survivor Dies Exactly 67 Years after Liberation

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7 Kazimierz Smolen, a 91-year-old Auschwitz survivor who after World War II became director of the memorial site, died Friday, The Associated Press reported. Smolen died on an historic day: the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. AP reported that he died in a hospital in Oswiecim, the southern Polish…

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