From Exodus by Leon Uris, the descent to The Promise by Peter Kosminsky

BY VICTOR SHARPE— It is uncertain when the first vestiges of Jewish life in the British Isles occurred. Ancient Phoenicia, which lay along the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the north of the Jewish Kingdom of Israel was a seafaring nation and its fleets may well have voyaged as far as Britain and possibly with crews…

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PM mulling new initiative on Palestinian statehood

BY HERB KEINON, JPOST The current instability in the region, coupled with the continued refusal of the Palestinians to negotiate, will likely lead to an Israeli initiative to move the diplomatic process forward, senior government officials said Tuesday. The officials said that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was contemplating a phased approach “that will lead us…

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'Popular Uprising' Does Not Imply Democratic Republic

BY NICOLE BRACKMAN AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY, PAJAMAS MEDIA Recent turmoil in the Middle East has focused the world’s attention on the disintegration of several of that region’s worst autocratic dictatorships. “Popular uprising,” “liberalism,” and “democracy” sound like movements the U.S. and the West should support; however, when coming out of the Arab world — with…

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A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

BY THE MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORM– 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he…

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Bibi's leadership test

BY MOSHE DANN, YNETNEWS– Thanks to uprisings throughout the Arab world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has avoided one of the most difficult domestic – and international – issues on the table: the fate of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, “the settlements,” “the occupation,” and the “two-state” delusion. Having recognized the “right of the Palestinian…

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Our World: The West’s proxy war against the Jews

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— It was a stunning moment of moral clarity. As the South Vietnamese refugees clambered onto rickety boats in the South China Sea to escape the victorious Communists, the American Left that orchestrated the US defeat through a sustained campaign of propaganda and fake calls for peace stood silent. As Pol Pot, the…

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Congress–Yes, We Can!

BY YORAM ETTINGER— It was Congress – on both sides of the aisle – which led the Obama Administration to veto its own ideology and policy at the UN on February 17, 2011. Majority leader Cantor, Minority Whip Hoyer, Foreign Relations Committee Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen and Ranking Democrat Berman, Middle East Subcommittee Chairman Chabot and Ranking…

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Netanyahu wary of new international efforts in peace process

BY BARAK RAVID, HAARETZ— Four days before Mideast Quartet officials are planned to meet Israeli and Palestinian representatives, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still hasn’t decided whether or not he will be sending his adviser and peace-talks representative Yitzhak Molcho. The forum of seven senior ministers will be meeting this Tuesday to reach a decision on…

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Hamantashen

*The hamantashen is the classic purim cookie, served in every classroom party across Israel.  In theory, the idea of the cookie is a little gross.  The cookie’s three-cornered shape represents Haman’s clipped ears.   Move past the fact that a poppy-seed filling seems like the ear hair (YIKES) and these cookies are a wonderful treat and a fun activity for Purim. …

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