Palestinian revisionism is the only obstacle to peace

by Danny Ayalon   The attempt to “refute” the Jewish claim to the Western Wall is merely the latest in a series of efforts to deny the Jewish people’s connection with its homeland. The recent Palestinian Authority report stating that the Western Wall has no religious or historical significance to the Jewish people is sadly yet…

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One that calls for a response

Israel’s former Ambassador to the U.S., Yoram Ettinger said: Chanukah’s uniqueness. Chanukah is the only Jewish holiday which commemorates a Land-of-Israel national liberation struggle. … The Maccabees, responding to an ultimatum by the Syrian emperor, Antiochus said: “We have not occupied a foreign land; We have not ruled a foreign land; We have liberated the…

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Faith Lessons: The Garden tomb

by Daniel McCabe Burial and Resurrection John 20:15, “Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?  Whom are you seeking?’” Sitting in a beautiful garden, surrounded by color and life, Mary could only think about the sorrows and confusion surrounding Jesus’ death.  In her grief she could not possibly consider leaving the garden and…

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Auschwitz Album Revisited

Pat Mercer Hutchens, teacher and accomplished practicing artist, has completed a series of forty paintings to remember and honor those who perished in the Holocaust. All the paintings were motivated by the Auschwitz Album, the only surviving photographic evidence of Jews arriving and being “processed” at a Nazi death camp. Although the historical purpose of…

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Liberal Myopia and the Reality of Islam

by Victor Sharpe Portland, Oregon, dodged the bullet last week when a Somali born American was arrested for planning to commit a horrendous atrocity during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Square. Thousands of people attending the ceremony would have been slaughtered and maimed if the FBI had not replaced the enormous quantity of…

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Lies about Samaria

by Jamie Glazlov, Frontpagemag.comFrontpagemag.com interviewed  Michael Gottlieb, an oleh (immigrant) from the US who is a man on a mission. After moving from New York’s suburbia to Israel’s bucolic Samarian (Shomron) heartland region, he has joined the battle to save the Land of Israel in general and the Shomron in particular.  His weapon of choice:…

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Chanukah 2010 Guide for the Perplexed

by Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative” 1. George Washington first learned of Chanukkah while at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1778: “Perhaps we are not as lost as our enemies would have us believe. I rejoice in the Maccabees’ success, though it is long past…It pleases me to think that miracles still happen.” 2. “In God…

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Israel greets WikiLeaks cables as vindication of its Iran policy

by Joshua Mitnick, Jewishworldreview.com  Wikileaks’ publication of US diplomatic cables could have sparked a fresh controversy between Israel and its most important ally after a year of strained relations. But instead, Wikileaks’ release of the documents on Sunday has proved to be something of a public relations coup for Israel: on-the-record confirmation that its Arab neighbors…

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