Israel's Secret Staging Ground

BY MARK PERRY, FOREIGN POLICY— In 2009, the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Baku, Donald Lu, sent a cable to the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom titled “Azerbaijan’s discreet symbiosis with Israel.” The memo, later released by WikiLeaks, quotes Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev as describing his country’s relationship with the…

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The error of Balaam

BY DEREK PRINCE (ARCHIVES FROM DEREKPRINCE.ORG)— At first glance it might seem that the story of Balaam, the soothsayer, recorded in Numbers 22–25 has no relevance for today’s Christians. However, the writers of the New Testament refer to Balaam in three separate passages—always with a note of warning. Clearly, therefore, his story contains important lessons…

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Time to crack down on Arab violence

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— In recent weeks, the heart of Israel’s capital has become an increasingly dangerous place for Jews. Residents and visitors alike have been subjected to a series of ominous attacks by local Arabs, which include vandalism, stone-throwing and the torching of vehicles and other property. Even more worrisome is the fact that…

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Obama admin refuses to call Jerusalem Israel's capital

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— A long-standing point of contention between Israel and the US (one of the few that exists) is the fact that while Congress and the vast majority of American citizens recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, the White House refuses to do so. The Obama Administration’s position on…

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State Dept. Spokesman Refuses to Say Whether Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

BY DANIEL HALPER, WEEKLY STANDARD— There was an amazing exchange today at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem,” State Department spokesman Victoria…

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The Global March to Jerusalem

BY DAVID SOLWAY, FRONTPAGEMAG— Once again, Israel is confronted by a major threat to its existence, namely, the so-called Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) scheduled for March 30th. It is organized by the usual suspects—the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the swelling tribe of Ayatollah lovers, the devil’s spawn of radical Leftists—whose intention is to mobilize a…

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Islam's Tenuous Connection to Jerusalem

BY ELI E. HERTZ, MYTHSANDFACTS— Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity. Oddly, the PLO’s National Covenant, written in 1964, never mentioned Jerusalem. Only after Israel regained control of the entire city did the PLO “update” its Covenant to include Jerusalem. Overall, the role of Jerusalem…

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Combat the Terrorist-Led Global March to Jerusalem

BY CAMERA ALERT — The Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), scheduled for March 30, 2012, is an anti-Israel publicity stunt that aims to have a million people marching on Israel’s borders from all the surrounding countries — Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt — with the goal of reaching Jerusalem. Concurrently, demonstrations are planned in the Palestinian-administered…

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Israel says sabotage may stretch Iran's atomic timeline

BY REUTERS— Israel on Tuesday played down the prospect of an imminent attack on Iran, saying its arch-foe’s controversial nuclear program could still be set back by sanctions and sabotage. Six world powers are expected to renew efforts next month to talk Tehran into curbing its uranium enrichment, which can yield fuel for atomic warheads…

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BIG (Buy Israel Goods) campaign set for March 30

StandWithUs is urging schools, campuses, synagogues, community organizations, and individuals to celebrate Israel by designating March 30 as the day to buy up Israeli goods at local stores. The date was chosen because the anti-Israel boycott campaign has planned a global boycott of Israeli products for the same day (March 30). Protestors will stand outside…

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Christians and Jews United

BY EPHRAIM MIRVIS, JPOST— This month we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Council of Christians and Jews, the oldest national interfaith organization in the UK. The organization has had a profound effect on Jewish-Christian relations, both in the UK and internationally. While CCJ may be a relatively small organization, its anniversary was recognized by…

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UNHRC: Israeli withdrawal from council would be regrettable

BY REUTERS— The president of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Laura Dupuy Lasserre responded Monday to media reports of Israel’s intention to cuts all contacts with the council, saying that if confirmed, it would be “most regrettable.” A senior diplomatic official earlier said that the Foreign Ministry had decided to cut off all…

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