Pro-Palestinian activists plan week of protests in W. Bank

BY YAAKOV LAPPIN AND TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPOST— Pro-Palestinian activists plan to hold protest events across the West Bank this week, starting in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem on Sunday and ending in Jerusalem on Friday. It’s the second phase of the “Welcome to Palestine” campaign, in which foreign activists flew to Ben-Gurion Airport…

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Walking in Jesus's Footsteps along the Galilee's Gospel Trail

BY ELISA MOED, TRAVELUJAH— Eduward has been in Israel for three months, living in Jerusalem and volunteering for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, before he made his first trip to the Galilee. Like many tourists, the Galilee was not at the top of Eduward’s list of things to do. However, after an invitation to walk…

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PA to Apply to Security Council Next Week for UN Membership

BY DEBKA STAFFERS— On Wednesday, July 6, the Palestinian Authority notified the Obama administration that early next week it would file with the UN Security Council a request for admission to the United Nations as a full member recognized as an independent state within the 1967 borders. But debkafile’s Washington sources report the US had…

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Stuffed tomatoes

*The word for tomato in Hebrew is “Agvania.”  The root of the word is to love or desire.  Ben-Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, did not like this word selection for tomato.  He thought it was too sensual and insisted on the more Semitic word for tomato, “badura.”  However, in a rare occurrence Ben-Yehuda did not win the linguistic battle.  People in…

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After Flotilla, Israel Prepares for Pro-Arab Fly In

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ7— As the planned Freedom Flotilla 2 continues to fizzle, Israel is preparing for another provocation, this time in the form of a planned ‘fly in’ to Ben Gurion Airport by pro-Arab activists. The planned aerial demonstration was first reported by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) last month. ITIC had…

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Shocking Report of Norway's Anti-Semitism

BY DR. MANFRED GERSTENFELD, ARUTZ 7—  In the past few years, foreign interest in the widespread anti-Israelism among the Norwegian elite and the corresponding anti-Semitism in Norwegian society have increased. Up until last month, there were no official statistics to back this information up. This enabled the Norwegian government and media to deny the hate-inciting reality,…

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The economic case for supporting Israel

BY GEORGE GILDER, WALL STREET JOURNAL— America’s enemies understand deeply and intuitively that no U.S. goals or resources in the Middle East are remotely as important as Israel. Why don’t we? Israel cruised through the recent global slump with scarcely a down quarter and no deficit or stimulus package. It is steadily increasing its global…

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