The New Wannabe Ottomans

by Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall A Turkish Islamic group — the “Humanitarian Relief Foundation,” often associated by Western intelligence agencies with terrorist sponsorship — orchestrated the recent Gaza flotilla. It was hoping for the sort of violent, well-publicized confrontation with the Israeli navy that later followed. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, immediately issued veiled…

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Lieberman: Israel shouldn't lift Gaza siege until Hamas lets Red Cross see Shalit

By Haaretz Service Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday that Israel should not lift its blockade on the Gaza Strip unless Hamas agreed to goodwill gestures such as allowing representatives of the Red Cross to visit captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Lieberman told Amir Oren and Gabriela Shalev, Israel’s ambassadors to the United States and…

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Turkey is calling for a jihad against Israel

by Joshua Teitelbaum, guardian.co.uk Support for Turkey is at an all-time high in the Arab world. The last time Turkish flags were carried through the streets of Middle Eastern capitals was during the first world war, as people took to the streets in continued support for the Ottoman sultan-caliph against the western entente powers. The sultan-caliph…

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Background on Turkey and recent flotilla incident

by The Israel Project Turkish leaders have angrily denounced Israel and threatened to downgrade Turkish-Israeli ties in the aftermath of Israel’s campaign last week to prevent an illegal flotilla from reaching Gaza. Turkey’s actions came after nine activists – all Turks or of Turkish descent – were killed after self-described human rights activists aboard a…

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Let's hope the world is right about ‘evil’ Israel

by Dennis Prager With the exception of the United States, nearly all the world’s nations; newspapers, radio and TV news stations; the United Nations; and the world’s Leftist academics and organizations have condemned Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident. The characterizations of the Jewish state range from a society so evil that it should not…

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Being Palestinian Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

by Asaf Romirowsky, FrontPageMagazine.com It is predominately understood that Israel was in the right in her actions during the latest operation against the Gaza flotilla. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on the mark when he unequivocally stated that Israel “will never apologize for defending itself.” The problem is not always being right but also…

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Vatican Takes On Christian Fundamentalists

by  Greg Burke, Fox News It’s not easy walking through the minefield called Middle Eastern politics, and a Vatican document released Sunday managed to criticize Israel, Egypt, Islam and even Christian fundamentalists. The 46-page text, “The Catholic Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness,” will serve as a working document for an October meeting…

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Christian Zionism and the Pre-tribulation rapture

By Brian J. Hennessy, www.bhennessy.com   I find many Christians who support the restoration of the Jewish people to their homeland in Israel also subscribe to the end-time teaching known as the pre-tribulation rapture.  This teaching holds that Jesus will return first as a “thief in the night” to snatch away the Church prior to…

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PA TV broadcast kids singing anti-Israel war song to terrorist

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch PA TV chose to honor the female Palestinian terrorist Sanaa Shehadeh by visiting her home, interviewing her family and broadcasting her two young nieces dedicating an anti-Israel war song to her. Sanaa Shehadeh is serving 3 life sentences in an Israeli prison for transporting a…

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