Bundler abandons Obama for Romney over Israel

BY DANIEL HARPER, THE WEEKLY STANDARD— Susan Crown is supporting a more pro-Israel candidate this year. So instead of supporting Barack Obama as she did in 2008, she’s fundraising for Mitt Romney. The Washington Post reports: Susan Crown, philanthropist and member of the billionaire Crown family, has switched sides from supporting Obama in 2008 to…

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Netanyahu condemns 'loathsome murder of Jews' in France

BY GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded to a shooting incident outside of a French Jewish school on Monday, calling the attack “a loathsome murder of Jews, which included small children.” Speaking at a Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu said that it was too soon to say what the background of the attack in…

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Iran threatens N. Israel with bombardment from Lebanon

BY DEBKAFILE— Tehran has begun capitalizing on its allies’ two perceived victories: Bashar Assad’s success in seizing Idlib from rebel hands and the Palestinian Jihad Islami’s triumphal missile assault from Gaza. The Iranians are now moving forward with plans to match the Palestinian assault on southern Israel with an offensive on the north from Lebanon.…

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Israel and Gaza in the New Middle East

BY SAMARA GREENBERG, inCONTEXT— Israel’s south found some respite from rocket fire this week after four days of unrelenting attacks from Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip. All is not quiet, however, as Gaza’s militants continue to launch rockets sporadically at Israeli towns, forcing Israel to counterattack, despite the Egyptian-brokered truce that unofficially ended the…

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Putting Israel's home front at risk

BY MICHAEL FREUND— Yesterday, more than 265,000 children across southern Israel returned to school after enduring several days of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza. However unappealing the tedium of the classroom may be for many of them, most are nonetheless surely happy that the risk of attack has dissipated, at least for now. Indeed, scenes…

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Arab church that backs Israel shuttered by Palestinian Authority

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday, according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptist’s head pastor, Naim Khoury. “Steven told me that…a…

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They murder and so we build

BY VICTOR SHARPE— One year ago, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wanted to hear the world, or at least the allegedly civilized Western world, condemn in emphatic words of sincere condemnation the barbaric slaughter of a Jewish family – the Fogels – a vile crime perpetrated by Arabs calling themselves Palestinians. But the Prime Minister needn’t…

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Just one bomb

BY VICTOR SHARPE, RENEW AMERICA— The silence in the mainstream media was deafening. Silence about what? Well simply put. The Palestinians launched a massive missile barrage against southern Israeli cities, towns and villages. These communities endured for several days a barrage from the Gaza Strip of well over 200 lethal missiles aimed deliberately by Palestinian…

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