King Abdullah of Jordan Lauds Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation

BY ARYEH BEN HAYIM, ARUTZ 7—  King Abdullah of Jordan, preceding Binyamin Netanyahu to Washington, meets today with U.S. President Barack Obama after having met yesterday at the State Department, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Jordanian monarch was obviously focused on disputing two major Israeli arguments, namely, that the “Arab Spring” demonstrates that…

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Video: Nakba Day Riots and ‘Terror Truck’ Attack

BY TZVI BEN GEDALYAHU, ARUTZ 7—  Hundreds of Arabs rioted throughout Israel the past three days in “Nakba Day” protests against the re-establishment of Israel. A video of a massive anti-Israel rally at the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem shows Arabs hooting at Israeli security forces. At the security fence near the Arab villages of Bil’in…

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Deadly clashes on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon

Four people were killed and dozens were hurt on Israel’s northern border Sunday after Syrian infiltrators marking ‘Nakba Day’ trampled the border fence and were shot by IDF forces. Magen David Adom emergency services said 13 people were lightly wounded on Israel’s side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams, including 10…

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Netanyahu: We are determined to defend our borders

BY JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the events of Nakba Day on Sunday, particualrly attempts to infiltrate Israel’s borders with Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, saying “we are determined to defend our borders.” Netanyahu stated that he instructed the IDF to act with restraint, but to stop all attempts at infiltration and challenges…

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Israelis Called to Wave Israeli Flags Proudly on Nakba Day

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ 7—  As Palestinian Authority Arabs prepare public demonstrations to mark the ‘Nakba Day’ (literally the “catastrophe”, which is how they characterize the Gregorian date of the establishment of the State of Israel) on Sunday, Jews in Israel are planning a Zionist response to the planned activities. After all, they say, had…

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Israel braces for 'Nakba Day'

BY YNET REPORTS— Independence Day over, ‘Nakba Day’ looming: Israel’s defense establishment is preparing for a possibly turbulent weekend as Palestinians mark what they view as the disaster inherent in Israel’s establishment.  Security officials have been assessing the volatile situation in the past week, and as of Wednesday the IDF will be boosting its deployment…

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Why Koreans study the Talmud

BY TZODIA HIRSCHFELD, YNET— Almost every house in South Korea has a translated Talmud. Moreover, the South Koreans have made the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish civil and religious law part of their school curriculum’s compulsory literature.  But unlike Israel, even Korean mothers study it and read from it to their young children.…

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Fatah Gets to the Root of the Matter

BY HILLEL FENDEL, ARUTZ 7— It turns out that the Fatah movement realizes that the international treaty signed at San Remo in 1920 grants internationally-accepted Jewish national rights in the Holy Land. The WAFA news agency of the Palestinian Authority recently reported that Fatah issued a 25th anniversary statement proclaiming that the San Remo Conference…

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Hamas-Fatah Deal Exposes the West's Fantasy of Palestinian Moderation

BY LEE SMITH, TABLETMAG.COM— With Osama Bin Laden now in the bag, a triumphant President Barack Obama will be searching for new promises to keep—like clinching the comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace treaty that he promised the world during his first two years in office. And since any lasting peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians must…

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Iran's Ahmadinejad survives worst storm of his presidency

BY SCOTT PETERSON— Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has survived one of the most turbulent political storms of his seven-year presidency, a stand-off with Iran’s supreme religious leader that caused some to believe he would be impeached or forced to resign as early as this past weekend. But Mr. Ahmadinejad arrived in Istanbul for an international…

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