Where Obama is leading Israel

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— In the aftermath of US President Barack Obama’s May 19 speech on the Middle East, his supporters argued that the policy toward Israel and the Palestinians that Obama outlined in that speech was not anti-Israel. As they presented it, Obama’s assertion that peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians must be…

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In prayer, Jews face Jerusalem but Muslims face Mecca

BY VICTOR SHARPE, CANADA FREE PRESS— Jerusalem Unification Day has again been celebrated in Israel and throughout the world with the exception of that 7th century alternate universe: the Muslim world. It marks 44 years since the amazing and miraculous event took place when the Jewish people’s 3,000 year old capital city was restored to…

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PM: We can't stop Palestinian statehood declaration in UN

BY JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday said that there is no way to stop the United Nations General Assembly from recognizing Palestinian statehood in September. In the General Assembly, he remarked, “it would be possible to get a resolution saying the world is flat,” speaking at a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee…

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Police preparing for wide-scale rioting in September

BY YAAKOV LAPIN, JPOST— The Israel Police are in the midst of preparing for the possibility of wide-scale rioting this September, when Palestinians are expected to unilaterally declare statehood, newly appointed police commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino said in a speech before the Israel Bar Association in Eilat on Sunday. “The Israel Police is currently preparing for…

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Abbas: 'We will pursue UN state recognition unless talks resume'

BY REUTERS— Palestinians are not seeking to isolate Israel on the international stage, but will pursue their unilateral drive for UN recognition of statehood unless peace talks resume, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday. He was in Doha for a meeting of Arab states on Saturday called to discuss US President Barack Obama’s…

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