Ashkenazi: Army preparing for talks' failure

by Roni Sofer, Ynet The army is preparing for the possibility of increased violence in case Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations collapse, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Tuesday. Speaking before the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Ashkenazi warned of possible “outbreaks of violence,” including terror attacks, but predicted that any escalation would not…

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‘Settlement-freeze extension for Pollard’ idea spreads

by Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post Former US president Bill Clinton said in a recent conversation with a prominent US Jewish leader that when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went to the Wye River Plantation talks in 1998 with Yasser Arafat, he thought that he would return to Israel with Jonathan Pollard, according to Israeli diplomatic sources.…

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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 war this Yom Kippur

by Stan Goodenough They are ganging up on Israel, and are going to paint Prime Minister Netanyahu the lone culprit when the “peace” process falls. To withstand the American-European-Arab alliance, the Israeli will need all the strengthening he can get in the week ahead. That means Christian support and prayer. Apart from among Israel’s Jews,…

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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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