Stuxnet virus sets back Iran's computer program 2 years

by Yaakov Katz, Jerusalem Post The Stuxnet virus, which has attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities and which Israel is suspected of creating, has set back the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program by two years, a top German computer consultant who was one of the first experts to analyze the program’s code told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.…

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B'tayavon: Cauliflower like you've never had it before

*My friend Courtney (a fellow food lover) shared this recipe with me and now I’m paying it forward to you. Cauliflower isn’t usually my favorite vegetable so I was a bit hesitant at first. After taking one bite I realized, “this is not my grandma’s cauliflower recipe.” The grapeseed oil gives the dish a wonderful…

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Palestinians strategically bury their dead

by David E. Miller, The Media Line If the living cannot stop Jewish settlement expansion in the West Bank, perhaps the dead can? Dubbed “The Intifada of Graves,” a new Palestinian initiative endorses burying the dead on privately owned Palestinian land in outlying rural areas to prevent its confiscation by Israel. The campaign was launched…

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Cauliflower like you’ve never had it before

*My friend Courtney (a fellow food lover) shared this recipe with me and now I’m paying it forward to you.  Cauliflower isn’t usually my favorite vegetable so I was a bit hesitant at first.  After taking one bite I realized, “this is not my grandma’s cauliflower recipe.”  The grapeseed oil gives the dish a wonderful intrigue and…

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EU Will Not Recognize a Unilaterally Declared Palestinian State

by JTA The European Union will not recognize Palestinian statehood until an “appropriate” time, its Foreign Affairs Council said in a statement. The 27 EU foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels issued the statement in response to a letter from Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to EU foreign policy head Catherine Ashton asking the body to join…

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Spot Report: God's Mercy through Jesus the Messiah

Think on this: “Messiah has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, to confirm the promises made to the Patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy.”…”If you belong to the Messiah, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”…”No matter how many promises God…

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Israel won't share Jerusalem

by Associated Press Israel’s leader dismissed Sunday a top ally’s call to share the holy city of Jerusalem with the Palestinians, another reminder of the challenges the U.S. faces as it shifts gears on its troubled Mideast peacemaking strategy. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaffirmation of his intention to hold onto East Jerusalem is liable to…

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Denying the Jewishness of the Holy Land

by Anav Silverman, Frontpagemag.com As the ideological and political battle rages in the headlines over the “Jewishness” of the Holy Land, I found myself walking on a street known as Kaf-Tet B’November, translated “November 29,” in Jerusalem last week. Streets with this name exist in most cities across Israel, as the date marks one of…

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Congress: PA funding could hinge on state declaration

by Hilary Leila Krieger, JPost Members of Congress are warning that American funding of the Palestinian Authority could be threatened by efforts to advance a unilateral declaration of statehood. “Pursuing a non-negotiated path to statehood is a fool’s errand. Palestinians want a state, not a declaration. Their only way to achieve that is through direct…

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Iran, Israel and the Arab Contradiction

by Ronen Bergman, The Wall Street Journal Speaking recently to the heads of his country’s major media outlets, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to contain his glee at the revelations from the latest WikiLeaks documents (a reaction that elicited a private protest from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv). The main reason for…

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Israel breaks another tourism record

by Hillel Fendel,  IsraelNationalNews.com Tourism to Israel broke yet another all-time record in November, when 310,000 visitors entered the country – more than during any previous month in modern history. This was 23% more than in November of 2009, and 19% more than the same month in 2008, which was Israel’s previous record year for…

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Why Did U.S. Peace Process Diplomacy Fail; What Happens Next?

by Barry Rubin, GLORIA Center I think this lead from Jackson Diehl’s Washington Post article says it all: “The latest collapse of the Middle East peace process has underlined a reality that the Obama administration has resisted since it took office–that neither the current Israeli government nor the Palestinian Authority shares its passion for moving quickly…

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US drops Palestinian-Israeli track, formulates new Turkey-Iran deal

by Debkafile US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the thankless task of writing finis on the Obama administration’s intense two-year effort to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to discuss peace. Her speech to the Saban Forum early Saturday, Dec. 11 was much awaited as Washington’s first comment on the deadlock caused by Israel’s refusal to…

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Hanukah For Jews and Christians

by Michael Zimmerman, American Thinker Hanuka celebrates a spiritual and military victory in Israel nearly 2,200 years ago that has inspired generations of Jews and many Gentiles. A few faithful Jews were victorious over their assimiliationist brethren and the Hellenist Syrians of the Greek-founded Seleucid Empire. The events commemorated by Hanuka were necessary for the…

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