A messianic look at Purim

BY MARK STOVER, JEWS FOR JESUS— Purim is the Jewish holiday which is most carnival-like. Children drown out Haman’s name with greggers. Young Jewish girls participate in Queen Esther beauty pageants. Plays are enacted called Purimspiels. And everyone noshes on poppyseed and prune hamantaschen. Yet, behind the feasting and drinking and partying lies a somber…

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Archaeologists Say They've Found Jesus' Tomb

BY LAUREN ZIMA— Two archaeologists claim they’ve found the tomb of Jesus. The announcement comes with the release of their new book … The Jesus Discovery. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports … “The work … contends that two Jerusalem tombs beneath a condominium complex can be traced to Jesus of Nazareth, his family or his followers.…

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Israel Foreign Ministry Warns of Regional Threats

BY JEWISH POLICY CENTER— Israel’s Foreign Ministry released its annual intelligence assessment last week, noting that future military offensives by Israel may lead to harsher responses from its neighbors due to the shift in regional circumstances. As Egypt’s post-Mubarak government seeks to review its peace treaty with Israel and increase its military presence in the…

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A Messianic Look at Purim

BY MARK STOVER, JEWS FOR JESUS— Purim is the Jewish holiday which is most carnival-like. Children drown out Haman’s name with greggers. Young Jewish girls participate in Queen Esther beauty pageants. Plays are enacted called Purimspiels. And everyone noshes on poppyseed and prune hamantaschen. Yet, behind the feasting and drinking and partying lies a somber…

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PM expected to 'break new ground' in AIPAC speech

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is scheduled to leave for Canada and the US late Thursday night for a visit that – unlike previous trips to Washington and meetings with US President Barack Obama that focused on the Palestinians – is expected this time to center on Iran. Government sources said Netanyahu…

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Harvard's Latest Assault on Israel

BY RUTH WISSE, WALL STREET JOURNAL— In 1948, when the Arab League declared war on Israel, no one imagined that six decades later American universities would become its overseas agency. Yet campus incitement against Israel has been growing from California to the New York Island. A conference at Harvard next week called “Israel/Palestine and the…

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Dempsey: I didn't counsel Israel against Iran strike

BY YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey told a Senate panel on Tuesday he did not counsel Israel against attacking Iran over its nuclear program. “We’ve had a conversation with them about time, the issue of time,” he said. Dempsey was referring to his most recent…

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Israel won't warn US before Iran strike

BY KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP— Israeli officials say they won’t warn the US if they decide to launch a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one US intelligence official familiar with the discussions. The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days…

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Call to action against Israel Apartheid Week

We at The Jerusalem Connection are asking all of our readers to stay alert to the coming events during Israel Apartheid Week in cities or college towns near you.  Send letters to your editor.  Join the pro-Israel groups that will be “protesting the protest.”  Do the opposite of boycotts and sanctions.  Buy Israeli products this week! …

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