Palestinians admit peace talks are a sham

by Ryan Jones, Israel Today While Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas puts on a show of playing nice with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sake of the Obama Administration, the Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon this month assured the Arab world that the current negotiations are just part of a larger plan to delegitimize Israel.…

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High Holy Days, What’s the connection for Christians?

by Rance Cook, Last Days Review Why should Christians be concerned about the “HIGH HOLY DAYS”? Aren’t they just Jewish tradition? The answer to that is simple. Although our Jewish brethren certainly do honor the High Holy Days—and very seriously so, They are NOT just Jewish in origin. They are BIBLICAL in origin. They and…

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Diplomatic theater

by Caroline Glick, JPost The current flurry of diplomatic activity is deeply disturbing. It isn’t simply that the Obama administration has strong-armed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu into participating in diplomatic theater with the PLO whose successful completion will leave Israel weaker and less defensible. It isn’t merely that the newest “peace process” diverts our leadership’s…

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The Chinese Moment In Iran

by Ilan Berman, Forbes.com If economic sanctions fail to stop Iran’s march toward the bomb, and either the U.S. or Israel is compelled to use force against the Iranian nuclear program, China will shoulder at least some of the blame. Since this summer, concerted international pressure has unmistakably tightened the financial noose around Iran’s ayatollahs.…

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Mubarak urges PM to extend freeze for 3 more months

by Jerusalem Post Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday that he has urged Israel to expand the 10-month moratorium on West Bank settlement construction for three more months to give peacemaking a chance. Mubarak said he told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu the delay could give the two sides time to draft their future borders. After…

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US: Time may come for special nuke probe of Syria

by Associated Press  A US envoy on Thursday suggested time was running out for Syria to cooperate with a UN atomic agency probe of alleged secret nuclear activities before the agency invokes its seldom-used authority to call for a special inspection — a possible prelude to UN Security Council involvement. Rising to Syria’s defense, a…

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From our Sukkah to yours…

We are now in the High Holidays of Biblical Judaism.  Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement, begins Friday at Sundown.  Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, begins Thursday, September 23rd and lasts till the following Wednesday. These are three special feasts God’s people are encouraged to keep. The Bible says, “Three times a year you will…

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U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian talks is a problem

by Mort Zuckerman  Seventeen years ago, the world was astonished to learn that the Israelis and Palestinians had concluded a far-reaching understanding to advance peace—the now-famous Oslo agreements. This negotiation has ever since served as a role model for how two hostile parties might settle. One essential feature of Oslo was that nobody knew about…

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