What Jews should know about Christians

By BARRY RUBIN, THE RUBIN REPORT– Most Jews today (or should I merely say many?), even the most secular among them, have a tremendous fear of Christians—especially fervent believers of the type represented today by Evangelicals–and conservatives. There is a material basis for this fear based on past Jewish experience. But it is the year…

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Clinton calls on world to 'pressure' Israelis, Palestinians

BY JPOST— US secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called on the world to “pressure” both Israel and the Palestinians in order to bring about the resumption of peace negotiations, AFP reported. Speaking at a joint press conference with her Egyptian counterpart, Mohamed Kamel Amr, Clinton said that “Egypt, the United States, the Quartet,…

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The Palestinians Want Peace — Just Not With a Jewish State

BY DENNIS PRAGER— About five years ago, I was invited by the Hoover Institution to lecture at Stanford University over the course of a week. Coincidentally, Israel’s Independence Day fell during that week, so I was invited to speak at the celebration held by pro-Israel students. In my talk, I noted that the crux of…

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Preparations for the Jewish New Year

BY TRAVELUJAH (SIGN UP FOR THE ISRAEL TRAVEL NEWSLETTER)— The period preceding the Jewish New Year is marked by special penitential prayers, recited before the regular morning prayers, and the blowing of the ram’s horn (shofar in Hebrew) after the morning prayer service. Jews of North African and Middle Eastern origin began to recite these…

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Google, Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online

BY LESLIE HORN, PC MAGAZINE— The Dead Sea Scrolls have made their way online some 2,000 years after they were written through a partnership between Google and Israel’s national museum. The important documents are available in searchable, high-resolution images, accompanied by informative videos, background information, and historical data. So far five of the scrolls have…

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Covert Activities Seen Escalating Against Iranian Atomic Program

BY GLOBAL SECURITY NEWSWIRE— In recent years three nuclear specialists in Iran have died in targeted killings, the Stuxnet malware caused Iranian uranium enrichment equipment to malfunction, and the nation’s Bushehr atomic energy facility hit significant technical obstacles in its startup phase. In addition, numerous blasts have targeted gas channels in the Middle Eastern state.…

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