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.
THE EMET REPORT — Both Iran and Syria, worried about spreading unrest in the Middle East, seek to divert attention by escalating tension along Israel’s borders. Hamas fired two missiles into two Israeli towns. This is an important sign that the next Middle East war may be closer than you think. Chinese rockets, apparently…Details
BY REUTERS— Diplomats from the international Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – announced this week that they plan a new effort to push negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The PA walked away from talks with Israel in late 2010, demanding that Israel freeze all Jewish…Details
BY KOBI NAHSHONI, YNETNEWS Prominent rabbis from the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox sector have offered their own curious interpretations for the upheaval that is spreading through the Middle East, stating that the events are a clear proof that a higher power is at work. The cellular portal Haredim, which offered a collection of responses on the matter,…Details