Apologizing for the Inquisition

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Last week, the Mediterranean resort city of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, was the scene of a remarkable historical event. After centuries of denial, a Spanish regional government condemned the Inquisition, and its persecution of Jews who had been forcibly converted to Catholicism. At a special ceremony, Frances Antich Oliver, president of…

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Video: Commemorating the Fogel Massacre in Itamar

The Itamar Yeshiva is building and expanding in memory of the Fogel family murdered by terrorits. Arutz Sheva presents the emotionally stirring video.   This battlefield is small in scope with little impact on the main thrust of the war. The Berbers are a small, scantily armed fighting force and government forces avoid taking them on,…

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Half of Democratic Senators urge P.A. aid cut-off

BY JTA— Half the Democratic caucus in the U.S. Senate urged President Obama to suspend assistance to the Palestinian Authority unless Hamas recognizes Israel and renounces terrorism. “It is imperative for you to make clear to President Abbas that Palestinian Authority participation in a unity government with an unreformed Hamas will jeopardize its relationship with…

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Mahmoud Abbas: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

BY VICTOR SHARPE, FAMILY SECURITY MATTERS— Current PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was a trusted member of Yassir Arafat’s inner circle responsible for developing Fatah’s networks and raising funds for PLO operations at the time, including the Munich Massacre in 1972. So Osama bin Laden has been killed by the American military. His friend and second…

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The PLO's desperate defenders

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— By most accounts, the Fatah-Hamas unity deal signing ceremony Wednesday was a grand affair. Hamas terror-chief Khaled Mashaal jetted in from Damascus. PLO/Fatah/Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas flew in from Ramallah. The ceremony was held under the auspices of the newly Muslim Brotherhood-friendly Egyptian intelligence services. UN representatives and Israeli Arab…

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How much do Hamas and Fatah really trust each other?

BY EDMUND SANDERS AND PAUL RICHTER, JWR— Rival Palestinian factions celebrated the signing of a reconciliation pact they hope will end their four-year split and accelerate efforts to form an independent state. But the agreement faces fierce opposition from Israel, complicates American-led efforts to forge a peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians, and still…

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Israel's increasing vulnerability

BY JOHN BOLTON, WASHINGTON TIMES— Although Osama bin Laden’s well-deserved death has demonstrated America’s re- solve to vindicate our national security, the world is still far from safe. In the Middle East, optimistic predictions that authoritarian regimes would fall like dominoes, ushering in new democracies and greater prospects for peace, are rapidly disappearing. Not only…

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