The Third Way For Middle East Peace

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE— The Palestinian government doesn’t intend to declare statehood until September, but the ramifications of the move are already clear. Jordan’s King Abdullah predicts a “third intifada,” Israel is bracing for renewed violence and France has convened a conference to try to reach a compromise. Luckily, there may still…

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Gas discovery strengthens shekel over the dollar

BY GLOBE— The shekel strengthened against the dollar and euro in morning inter-bank trading today after the Myra and Sarah licensees announced a 6.5 trillion cubic foot natural gas discovery – the third largest discovery in Israeli waters to date. The shekel-dollar exchange rate fell 0.51% to NIS 3.408/$ and the shekel-euro exchange rate fell…

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Off to Poland

Dear  Friends and Partners of the Jerusalem Connection:                                     My wife Pat and I are now in Poland to exhibit her paintings, The Auschwitz Album Revisited. This comes at the invitation of the Chief Rabbi of Poland to participate in the summer’s Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival.  We will be joining Cantor Roni Wexler for a total…

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Unmasking the ‘international community’

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST—  For many years, the Left in Israel and throughout the world has upheld the so-called “international community” as the arbiter of all things. From Israel’s right to exist to climate change, from American world leadership to genetically modified crops, the Left has maintained that the “international community,” is the only body…

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America bows before Muslim Brotherhood's rising power

BY ISRAEL TODAY— The Obama Administration on Wednesday signaled that it will reestablish official ties with Egypt’s rising Islamist power, the Muslim Brotherhood. When former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted earlier this year, the Obama Administration insisted that the Brotherhood was a fringe group, and that detractors were making too big a deal of…

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Livni tells UN chief: Gaza flotilla a 'grave provocation'

BY JPOST— Opposition leader Tzipi Livni discussed the upcoming Gaza flotilla with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday in New York, according to a Kadima statement. Livni said that anyone who wants to aid Gazan civilians should do so via the proper channels, rather than “grave provocations” like the flotilla. She went on to say…

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