Jesus and a Palestinian State

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The Palestinian statehood bid provided a platform for many views and positions regarding the Middle East, including those of Evangelical Christians who no longer believe in the validity of the promises contained in the Bible. In the run-up to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas officially requesting UN membership for the “State…

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Jesus and a Palestinian State

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The Palestinian statehood bid provided a platform for many views and positions regarding the Middle East, including those of Evangelical Christians who no longer believe in the validity of the promises contained in the Bible. In the run-up to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas officially requesting UN membership for the “State…

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Clashes break out in East Jerusalem

BY EMET REPORT— Israeli police have mobilized 22,000 officers and border police  alongside thousands of soldiers as the country’s forces go on the  highest level of preparedness ahead of Palestinian prayers and  demonstrations Friday, Sept. 23, in support of their application for UN  approval of statehood. Beefed up police and troops are preparing for the…

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New nation won’t bring peace as long as Hamas is involved

BY ALAN H. LUXENBERG, WASHINGTON TIMES— Some 150 countries appear ready to vote in the United Nations General Assembly to recognize Palestine as an “observer state” and would be ready to recognize it as a “member state” if the United States did not plan to veto such a proposition in the U.N. Security Council. They…

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Video: Biblical Implications of a Palestinian State

Stan Goodenough is a Christian journalist living in the Holy Land. He’s creator and editor of the online news site, Jerusalem Newswire. Goodenough spoke with CBN News about the biblical implications of a U.N. vote for a Palestinian state. He says for decades there has been “ongoing and relentless pressure” on Israel to give up…

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Obama courts Jewish vote with UN speech

BY ORLY AZOULAY, YNET— Hours before his UN General Assembly address, US President Barack Obama sought to ensure that prospective Jewish voters pay close attention to his speech. Three of Obama’s aides held a conference call with the president’s Jewish supporters and community leaders on Wednesday, Yedioth Ahronoth reported. The advisers, all Jewish themselves, asked…

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Don't Forget Durban 3

BY SAMARA GREENBERG, INSIGHT— Focus on the potential showdown between the Palestinian Authority and Israel at the United Nations on Friday has overshadowed another very important UN event: the ten year anniversary of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance first held in 2001 in Durban, South Africa. Since then simply…

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PM's Spokesman: PA UN Bid – Violation of Agreements

BY ELAD BENARI & YONI KEMPINSKI, ARUTZ 7— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s international spokesperson, Mark Regev, gave a briefing to reporters in Jerusalem on Tuesday ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to New York for the UN General Assembly. Regev pointed out that by going to the United Nations to ask for recognition of a…

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Broadway theater or a serious effort

BY AMB. JOHN BOLTON, FOX NEWS— The Palestinian Authority (“P.A.”) is proceeding full steam ahead to create “facts on the ground” in the Middle East by working the Manhattan corridors of the United Nations. This is neither the first time, nor undoubtedly the last, that Palestinian leaders have succumbed to the delusion that Middle Eastern…

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Origins of the Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, inFOCUS QUARTERLY– As of early September 2011, the Palestinian Authority (PA), under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas, was set to bypass negotiations with Israel and attempt to declare statehood at the United Nations. Many analysts have offered their speculation as to how the Palestinians might use their UN resolution to go after…

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A Palestinian state? Don't count on it

BY JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— If the Palestinian Authority genuinely desired international recognition as a sovereign state, Mahmoud Abbas wouldn’t have come to New York to seek membership in the UN General Assembly this week. There would have been no need to, for Palestine would have long since taken its seat in the United Nations.…

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Perry says Obama Mideast policy is 'naive, arrogant'

BY REBECCA STOIL AND JPOST STAFF— Both US Republican  presidential front-runners slammed US President Barack Obama’s policy on  Israel Tuesday morning, days before the expected United Nations vote on  Palestinian statehood.  Texas Governor Rick Perry and former  Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney blamed Obama for the upcoming UN  vote, even though the US delegation was expected…

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Funding the enemy

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Speaking Sunday at the UN’s conference of donors to the Palestinian Authority, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon warned that while Israel supports economic assistance to the PA now, that is liable to change within the week. As he put it, “Future assistance and cooperation could be severely and irreparably compromised if…

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