by JPost In the name of radical Islamic-inspired nationalism, Mideast Christians of all denominations, including Catholics, have faced devastating persecution for their religious convictions. From the Gaza Strip and Egypt to Iraq to Turkey, Christians have been murdered, had their churches burned to the ground and their holy books destroyed, and have been demoted to…Details
by Michael Freund, JPost This past Saturday, a synod of bishops in Rome tossed the theological equivalent of a hand grenade, threatening to blow up decades of efforts to improve Catholic- Jewish relations. In a press conference at the Vatican, Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, a Greek Melkite archbishop from Boston and president of the Church’s…Details
by Victor Sharpe Edmond Burke, British statesman and philosopher, known for his famous aphorism, “… all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” also uttered other words of wisdom. Reflecting on the parlous condition of the stateless Jews in his time he was moved to…Details
The United States of America is once again in the midst of ‘campaign season’ leading up to the November 2, 2010 mid-term elections. This year, one of the hot-button campaign issues is ‘Israel’ and no more so than in President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois.
by Khaled Abu Tomeh, JPost The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday that it was worried about “attempts” by the US and EU to persuade Hamas to join the Middle East peace process. The PA’s announcement came as Fatah and Hamas prepare to resume “reconciliation” talks next week. In another development, a PA official said that…Details
by Pastor Ken Garrison (ret.) Recently a Catholic synod led by Archbishop Cyril Salim Bustros declared that the promise made by G-d to Abraham and his descendants to give them the land of Israel was abolished by Jesus. Specifically, Archbishop Bustros declared that “For Christians, one can no longer talk of the land promised…Details
Think on this: “There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king’s laws; it is not in the kings’s best interest to tolerate them. If it pleases the king.…Details
by Ryan Jones, Israel Today A Catholic synod called at the Vatican to address the rising persecution of Christian in the Middle East wrapped up on Saturday with a joint statement that focused a lot of attention on demanding Israel end its “occupation” of Arab lands. The gathering was meant to address the various acts…Details
by Nicole Brackman and Asaf Romirowsky, Philadelphia Daily News About a week ago, the freeze on construction in Israeli towns in the West Bank expired. The hiatus had been reluctantly enacted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier in the year under pressure from President Obama. Obama has been trying to persuade Netanyahu to renew the…Details
by Ilan Berman, Forbes.com Last week, Iran rolled out the red carpet for an unlikely dignitary. The visitor wasn’t Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the spiritual head of the Hezbollah Shi’ite militia Iran created in Lebanon in the early 1980s and has sustained since. Nor was it Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s newly-reconfirmed prime minister, whom—having failed to supplant…Details
by Reuters Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has commissioned a report on how to prepare for a nuclear-armed Iran as doubt mounts about the efficacy of preventive action, an Israeli source said on Monday. Foreign Ministry planners are also preparing a report on possible responses should the Palestinians unilaterally declare a state taking in all of…Details
by Associated Press/ The Jerusalem Post A big Republican win in November 2 congressional elections could stymie US President Barack Obama’s attempts to reset relations with Russia, but open the way for a new bipartisan toughness toward China. In an election year where international relations have barely produced a blip on the national political radar,…Details
Ronald Reagan reminding us that the out-touch voices of the Democrat Party don’t speak for all Americans. Be sure to VOTE!
by Jordan Sekulow, Washington Post I am writing this blog on a flight from Washington, DC to Amsterdam. I can hear you now, “Someone from the religious right traveling to Amsterdam? It can’t be – that bastion of European tolerance isn’t a proper destination for a man from the religious right.” To quote Freddy Mercury,…Details
German scholar Clemens Heni said: “There is no other prejudice or form of racism which you can compare to this centuries-long hatred (anti-Semitism) which has no real justification. If you look at Islam today, there is a point to Islamophobia because Jihadists say, ‘We want to kill the unbelievers.’ Jews never said that. Because as…Details