'Religion of peace'

BY EARL COX— Recently, thousands of Muslims congregated in the downtown streets of London, England, for what they called a “Religion of Peace” demonstration. However, it seems someone forgot to inform the crowds of what they were supposed to be communicating. With all the marching, shouting, signs and placards, there was little “peace” evident anywhere. …

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Remembering Lawrence Eagleburger, a diplomat of diplomats

BY SHELLEY NEESE— Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died on Saturday in Charlottesville, VA.   According to the family, he died of pneumonia although he had suffered from a heart attack the week before.   He was 80 years old and is survived by three sons, all named Lawrence. When asked by the Washington Post why…

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Is it arrogance, Mr President, or are you deaf?

BY STAN GOODENOUGH— News Item#1: The United States has been holding separate talks with Israeli and Palestinian delegates to see if they are willing to go back to the negotiating table based on Obama’s May 19 speech. (Ha’aretz, June 7, 2011) News Item#2: Seventy-seven percent of Israelis oppose returning to pre-1967 lines even if it…

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Meet “Team Jerusalem Connection”

The Jerusalem Connection has a mission-essential core of volunteers who work almost entirely behind the scenes. Today, we are bringing them center stage to introduce all of our readers to the people who keep the TJCI machine’s gears grinding, wheels rolling, and motor cranking. We are so grateful for their years of support! Marilyn Henretty…

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2nd Jewish temple waiting to be 'unearthed'

BY WORLDNETDAILY— One of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists declared today that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple period – including the Second Temple itself – lie underneath the Temple Mount surface, just waiting to be excavated. Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University accused the site’s Islamic custodians of destroying Jewish artifacts while…

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Lawyers, not IDF, at forefront of battle against flotilla

BY RON FRIEDMAN, JPOST— In an effort to prevent the upcoming flotilla into Gaza, the Shurat HaDin Law Center has threatened lawsuits against companies offering services to the participating ships. In letters to maritime insurance firms and satellite communications companies, Shurat HaDin, an independent non-profit organization, has warned that any companies that provide services that…

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Remembering Six Days in 1967

BY MICHAEL OREN, FOREIGN POLICY— “We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants,” declared Palestine Liberation Organization leader Ahmad al-Shuqayri. “As for the survivors — if there are any — the boats are ready to deport them.” A half-million Arab soldiers and more than 5,000 tanks converged on Israel from every direction, including the West Bank,…

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IDF rebuffs ‘Naksa’ rioters trying to cross Syrian border

BY YAAKOV LAPPIN AND HERB KEINON— Hundreds of Palestinian rioters repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel throughout Sunday in two locations on the Syrian border, but were rebuffed by an IDF determined to prevent a repeat of the “Nakba Day” scenes in which activists spilled into Israeli territory. Syrian television claimed 20 activists were killed, and…

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'Obama vision' becomes basis for Mideast peace

BY ISRAEL TODAY— Just as Israeli officials feared, US President Barack Obama’s “vision” of pushing Israel back to it’s 1967 borders has become the basis for international peace efforts in the Middle East. Last week, France offered to host renewed peace talks based on the “Obama vision.” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the weekend accepted…

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No blind eye to the 'worst of the worst'

BY JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— It was the torture of elementary-school students in Deraa that gave momentum to the current Syrian uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime. The children, some as young as 10, were picked up by security agents for scrawling antigovernment graffiti on a school wall. When they were released days later, there…

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