After Flotilla, Israel Prepares for Pro-Arab Fly In

BY ELAD BENARI, ARUTZ7— As the planned Freedom Flotilla 2 continues to fizzle, Israel is preparing for another provocation, this time in the form of a planned ‘fly in’ to Ben Gurion Airport by pro-Arab activists. The planned aerial demonstration was first reported by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) last month. ITIC had…

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Shocking Report of Norway's Anti-Semitism

BY DR. MANFRED GERSTENFELD, ARUTZ 7—  In the past few years, foreign interest in the widespread anti-Israelism among the Norwegian elite and the corresponding anti-Semitism in Norwegian society have increased. Up until last month, there were no official statistics to back this information up. This enabled the Norwegian government and media to deny the hate-inciting reality,…

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The economic case for supporting Israel

BY GEORGE GILDER, WALL STREET JOURNAL— America’s enemies understand deeply and intuitively that no U.S. goals or resources in the Middle East are remotely as important as Israel. Why don’t we? Israel cruised through the recent global slump with scarcely a down quarter and no deficit or stimulus package. It is steadily increasing its global…

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The Third Way For Middle East Peace

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE— The Palestinian government doesn’t intend to declare statehood until September, but the ramifications of the move are already clear. Jordan’s King Abdullah predicts a “third intifada,” Israel is bracing for renewed violence and France has convened a conference to try to reach a compromise. Luckily, there may still…

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Gas discovery strengthens shekel over the dollar

BY GLOBE— The shekel strengthened against the dollar and euro in morning inter-bank trading today after the Myra and Sarah licensees announced a 6.5 trillion cubic foot natural gas discovery – the third largest discovery in Israeli waters to date. The shekel-dollar exchange rate fell 0.51% to NIS 3.408/$ and the shekel-euro exchange rate fell…

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Off to Poland

Dear  Friends and Partners of the Jerusalem Connection:                                     My wife Pat and I are now in Poland to exhibit her paintings, The Auschwitz Album Revisited. This comes at the invitation of the Chief Rabbi of Poland to participate in the summer’s Krakow Jewish Cultural Festival.  We will be joining Cantor Roni Wexler for a total…

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