Video: Silent Night for Christians

The U.S. Commission of International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is scheduled to close for good tomorrow. Created in 1998, the USCIRF provides recommendations to the State Department and acts as a watch dog on international religious freedom. “…f you eliminate USCIRF, you send a terrible signal internationally that we are less concerned about religious freedom,” Chris…

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Jerusalem Connection now has a more powerful way for you to connect with us on Facebook! Here’s our address: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jerusalem-Connection-Report/187140211058 What can you expect by connecting with us on Facebook? • You’ll find information on all things Israel (news, videos, events, and commentary) • You’ll find information on all things related to our Jewish-Christian alliance (Hebrew,…

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The truth about 'Palestine'

BY DAN CALIC, YNET— “Don’t ask me nothing about nothing about nothing, I just might tell you the truth.” The iconic song writer Bob Dylan penned these lyrics in the mid 1960s. In light of the recent comments by presidential candidate Newt Gingrich regarding the “Palestinians,” Mr. Gingrich might feel inclined to invoke Dylan’s lyric…

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Clinton: Gingrich remarks were 'unhelpful'

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7— U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday said that Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s remarks about Palestinian Authority Arabs were “unhelpful.” Gingrich told The Jewish Channel last week that the claim of Palestinian Authority Arabs to be “a people” is not legitimate. The former Speaker of the House of…

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The invention of Palestine

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JEWISH PRESS— What a remarkable breath of fresh air. For the first time in recent memory, a prominent American politician has had the courage to speak some unvarnished truths about the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. In video footage released on December 9, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told the Jewish…

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A badly invented people

BY DANIEL GREENFIELD, FRONTPAGEMAG— In the post-news environment, media no longer exists to report, it exists to disseminate glib talking points that sound good at first, but don’t stand up to examination. Fact checks, one of the latest media gimmicks, have become another vector for disseminating talking points. So have media blogs which began repeating…

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Iran propositions Saudis, seeks anti-US pact, offers nuclear cooperation

BY DEBKAFILE— A large Iranian delegation led by Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi visited Riyadh Monday, Dec. 12 and put a proposition before Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz: Why not bury the Saudi royal house’s historic feud with the ayatollahs of Tehran and form an anti-US and anti-Zionist pact for leading the Middle East? The Iranians…

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Who are the Palestinians?

By YORAM ETTINGER, ISRAEL HAYOM— Contrary to political correctness, Palestinian Arabs have not been in the area west of the Jordan River from time immemorial; no Palestinian state ever existed, no Palestinian People was ever robbed of its land and there is no basis for the Palestinian “claim of return.” Most Palestinian Arabs are descendants…

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Report: Syria arms missiles with chemical warheads

BY TODAY’S ZAMAN— The Syrian regime, which has endured nine months of civil unrest spurred by the Arab Spring as it swept across the Middle East, has armed its medium-range missile arsenal with chemical warheads. According to a report published by the Sabah daily Sunday, Damascus armed 600 one-ton chemical warheads to use in the…

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