Israel must reach out to Hispanic-Americans

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— By all accounts, Israel continues to enjoy widespread support among a large portion of the American public. Despite the hostility shown toward the Jewish state by the current occupant of the White House, sizable majorities of Americans from across the political spectrum continue to value Israel as a reliable ally. And…

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Hezbollah warns Israel against "stealing" gas

BY AP— Hezbollah’s leader is warning Israel against “stealing” Lebanon’s natural oil and gas resources.  A dispute is building between the two arch enemies over their maritime border and huge natural gas and oil reserves beneath the sea. Lebanon has submitted its own sea boundary proposal to the UN, and Israel’s government earlier this month…

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IDF rearms ahead of Palestinian state bid

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The Israeli army (IDF) has been busy procuring new weapons for its soldiers in preparation for the aftermath of the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral statehood bid in September. It is widely expected that after the Palestinians petition the UN to recognize a Palestinian mass popular violence will break out against Israel.…

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US Warns Jordan's king: Arab Revolt is on your doorstep

BY DEBKAFILE— Jordan’s King Abdullah II was warned in Washington this week that he had better start introducing political reforms without delay because a revolt against his throne was knocking at his door from neighboring Syria, debkafile’s Washington sources report. The king was handed intelligence updates at the State Department, Pentagon and National Security Council,…

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Norway's challenge

BY JPOST EDITORIAL—  Europe’s fringe right-wing extremists present a real danger to society. But Oslo’s devastating tragedy should not be allowed to be manipulated by those who would cover up the abject failure of multiculturalism. The cold-blooded calculation of the Norway tragedy boggles the mind. For over an hour, Anders Behring Breivik, 32, dressed as…

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Words have consequences–an open letter

BY VICTOR SHARPE— This is yet another plea to all who love Israel and write about the embattled Jewish state in the media or in letters to the Editor in their local newspapers. Please, please stop using the word “settlers” or “settlements” when describing Jewish residents or communities in Judea and Samaria or anywhere throughout…

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Martin Luther: Theologian of the Holocaust

DAVID TURNER — JPost — ‘What then shall we do with this damned, rejected race of Jews? First, their synagogues or churches should be set on fire… (Luther,1543, On the Jews and Their Lies)   This is the final submission discussing the theological background to modern Western anti-semitism. Martin Luther represents something of a milestone…

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