BY HERB KEINON, JPOST The current instability in the region, coupled with the continued refusal of the Palestinians to negotiate, will likely lead to an Israeli initiative to move the diplomatic process forward, senior government officials said Tuesday. The officials said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was contemplating a phased approach “that will lead us…Details
BY NICOLE BRACKMAN AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY, PAJAMAS MEDIA Recent turmoil in the Middle East has focused the world’s attention on the disintegration of several of that region’s worst autocratic dictatorships. “Popular uprising,” “liberalism,” and “democracy” sound like movements the U.S. and the West should support; however, when coming out of the Arab world — with…Details
BY THE MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORM– 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he…Details
BY DAN MURPHY, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR— Muammar Qaddafi is ringed by financial sanctions. The United States and European powers say they are mulling further steps, including extending a no-fly zone over the country to protect the uprising against his rule. The country is split, with large swathes of territory out of his hands and opposition…Details
BY DANIEL PIPES— First, these rebellions fit into the context of a regional chessboard, what I call the Middle East cold war. On one side stands the “resistance” bloc led by Iran and including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and Qatar; it seeks to shake up the existing order with a new one, more piously Islamic…Details
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Chilean Miner Jose Henriquez, also known as the Pastor, speaks about faith and pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
BY ISRAEL TODAY— Most of the international community, and certainly the mainstream international press, has moved on from Egypt and its 18-day uprising that lead to the downfall of former President Hosni Mubarak and his dictatorial regime. The new story on everyone’s lips is Libya, where the masses are fighting, and dying, to similarly remove…Details
BY MOSHE DANN, YNETNEWS– Thanks to uprisings throughout the Arab world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has avoided one of the most difficult domestic – and international – issues on the table: the fate of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, “the settlements,” “the occupation,” and the “two-state” delusion. Having recognized the “right of the Palestinian…Details
BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— It was a stunning moment of moral clarity. As the South Vietnamese refugees clambered onto rickety boats in the South China Sea to escape the victorious Communists, the American Left that orchestrated the US defeat through a sustained campaign of propaganda and fake calls for peace stood silent. As Pol Pot, the…Details
“Israel is the only country in modern history to have returned disputed territory captured in a defenseive war and crucial to its own self-defense in exchange for peace. And Israel has killed fewer innocent civilians in proportion to the number of its own civilians killed than any country engaged in a comparable war. I challenge…Details
BY YORAM ETTINGER— It was Congress – on both sides of the aisle – which led the Obama Administration to veto its own ideology and policy at the UN on February 17, 2011. Majority leader Cantor, Minority Whip Hoyer, Foreign Relations Committee Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen and Ranking Democrat Berman, Middle East Subcommittee Chairman Chabot and Ranking…Details
BY BARAK RAVID, HAARETZ— Four days before Mideast Quartet officials are planned to meet Israeli and Palestinian representatives, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still hasn’t decided whether or not he will be sending his adviser and peace-talks representative Yitzhak Molcho. The forum of seven senior ministers will be meeting this Tuesday to reach a decision on…Details
*The hamantashen is the classic purim cookie, served in every classroom party across Israel. In theory, the idea of the cookie is a little gross. The cookie’s three-cornered shape represents Haman’s clipped ears. Move past the fact that a poppy-seed filling seems like the ear hair (YIKES) and these cookies are a wonderful treat and a fun activity for Purim. …Details
BY DAVID HORNIK, FRONTPAGEMAG— On Wednesday night a Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the southern Israeli town of Beersheva (a resident, I heard the sirens and the boom). It damaged several homes and vehicles, and ten people including four children had to be taken to hospital for anxiety (I heard the ambulances…Details
Dr. James Hutchens encourages all Christians to pray for the Peace of Jerusalem at the noon hour, especially during this crisis in the Middle East.