Peres wishes Christian world 'profound' Christmas greetings

by Haaretz Service President Shimon Peres on Wednesday wished the Christian world a merry Christmas and a peaceful new year, as a children’s choir from the Latin Patriarchal School in Nazareth sang carols in honor of the upcoming Christmas holiday. “We would like to take this opportunity from here, from Jerusalem, to send out profound…

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US Jewish population larger than thought

by JTA The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University. The suburban Boston university’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute is estimating that there are some 6.5 million people in the United States who are either Jewish by religion or who self-identify as Jewish. The figure represents a 20…

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Post-zionist theology is an attack on God's character

by RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Surrounding by enemies on all sides, both literally and figuratively, Israel has long known that it can count on the Evangelical Christian Church as a stalwart ally, a shield against an increasingly aggressive campaign to reverse this nation’s divine restoration. But that is starting to change. Within the Evangelical Church…

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Post-zionist theology is an attack on God’s character

by Ryan Jones, Israel Today Surrounding by enemies on all sides, both literally and figuratively, Israel has long known that it can count on the Evangelical Christian Church as a stalwart ally, a shield against an increasingly aggressive campaign to reverse this nation’s divine restoration. But that is starting to change. Within the Evangelical Church…

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The monstrous charge of illegality

by David Isaac, ShmuelKatz.com “The EU position on settlements is clear: They are illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace. Recent settlement-related developments, including in east Jerusalem, contradict efforts by the international community for successful negotiations,” said Catherine Ashton, the EU foreign policy chief, on Dec. 9, after Israel refused to halt building…

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Placing the blame

BY SHELLEY NEESE— Nearly nine years ago, on 10 May, a thirty-nine day terrorist-takeover of the Church of the Nativity ended.  The siege began when a gunbattle broke out in the Streets of Bethlehem between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian terrorists.  Over two-hundred Palestinians stormed the Church compound.  Knowing many highly wanted terrorists were inside…

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Israel asks its embassies to thwart PA unilateralism

by Khaled Abu Toameh and Tovah Lazaroff, Jpost The Foreign Ministry on Monday sent a cable to its embassies abroad instructing its diplomats to thwart Palestinian moves to seek unilateral recognition of statehood particularly at the UN, according to diplomatic sources. “There is no substitute for direct negotiations,” said Foreign Ministry Hebrew spokesman Yossi Levy. Establishing…

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IDF to deploy super-armored tanks along the Gaza border

by Ha’aretz The Israel Defense Forces decided on Sunday that it will begin deploying tanks equipped with an active armor protection system known as Windbreaker to the border area along the Gaza Strip. The deployment will begin next month following intelligence assessments that the threat of anti-tank missile attacks in the area is on the…

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