Can Obama maintain his Egypt tightrope act?

BY HOWARD LAFRANCHI, CSMONTIOR— The Obama administration is trying to maintain the balancing act it has pursued in Egypt, between political transition and stability, but a shaking tightrope — events on the ground — is raising questions about whether the current approach is tenable. A growing number of voices in the foreign policy community, find…

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Riding the tiger of Jew Hate

BY DAVID ISAAC, SHMUELKATZ.COM “Notwithstanding all internal feuds, rivalries, even mutual bloodletting, that have always marked inter-Arab relations, notwithstanding differences in nuances and in tactics, the destruction of the Jewish State remains the common ambition of all the Arab states.” — Shmuel Katz, (“Mutuality of Interests” (The Jerusalem Post, Aug. 26, 1983) “At the moment,…

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Carrot soufflé

*My sister has a magnet on her refrigerator that says “in this house carrot cake counts as a vegetable.”  If carrot cake counts then I imagine carrot soufflé counts as two vegetable servings!  My son is a semi-picky eater and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to occasionally sneak vegetables into some meals.  Granted as a house rule non-sneaky vegetables are…

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Obama's pressure on Mubarak could cost US regional influence

BY HOWARD LAFRANCHI President Obama has shifted increasingly over the past week toward the demand by Egypt’s anti-regime protesters that President Hosni Mubarak resign immediately. And as he has, a nagging question has dogged White House deliberations: What will be the impact on relations in the region — and on vital American interests — if…

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Quartet refuses to endorse unilateral state; PA upset

BY TOVAH LAZAROFF AND KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST Palestinians said they were disappointed that the Quartet refused to heed their call for unilateral statehood and instead continued to throw its support behind a negotiated solution, when it met on Saturday in Germany. “Unilateral actions by either party cannot prejudge the outcome of negotiations and will not…

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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: In Their Own Words

BY JONATHAN D. HALEVI, JCPA —- •The Muslim Brotherhood has taken a greater role in organizing the protest against the Egyptian regime as it unfolds its independent political agenda. Rashad al-Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s second-in-command, announced in an interview with Japanese TV that the group would join a transitional government in order to cancel the peace treaty between…

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Video: World premier of The Auschwitz Album Revisited

On Thursday, 27 January Regent University Library hosted the world premier of “The Auschwitz Album Revisited” — a stirring collection of oil paintings by artist Pat Mercer Hutchens, inspired by photographs taken inside a Nazi German death camp.  In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this exhibit opening featured the artist Pat Hutchens, CBN founder Pat Robertson, Univ.…

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Christians fear life without Mubarak

BY EDMUND SANDERS, LA TIMES— The morning bells of All Saints Church beckon worshippers a little later these days, and Mass is celebrated more frequently. The schedule shift for the early service has come in response to the government-imposed overnight curfew. The extra services? Coptic Christians in Egypt’s second-largest city say they have a lot…

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Obama well knows what chaos he has unleashed

BY VICTOR SHARPE, AMERICAN THINKER— Not content with creating havoc in the U.S. economy, setting Americans against each other, and forcing through a health reform act which has nothing to do with health but everything to do with the redistribution of wealth and an immense increase in governmental interference, our president has now opened a…

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The Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian Crisis

BY DORE GOLD, JCPA— Will the Obama administration’s policy toward Egypt be based on a perception that the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood would be extremely dangerous? Or have they taken the position – voiced in parts of the U.S. foreign policy establishment – that the Brotherhood has become moderate and can be talked to?…

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Christian leader pivotal to Herzl’s work recognized

BY JONNY PAUL, JPOST The contribution of a Christian chaplain to Theodor Herzl’s work and to the Zionist cause was commemorated in London this week with a tombstone dedication at his unmarked grave. Rev. William Henry Hechler was pivotal to Herzl’s diplomatic successes, allying himself with the emerging Zionist movement and providing Herzl with key…

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Israel must prepare for any Egypt outcome

BY EMET REPORT— Israel must be prepared for any outcome in Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Knesset, “by reinforcing the might of the State of Israel.” While an Egypt that fully embraces democracy and democratic reform would be a welcome neighbor, Netanyahu said Wednesday, it is also possible that Egypt could come under…

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