Obama to link Palestinian state with confronting Iran?

By Aaron Klein, Worldnetdaily.com JERUSALEM – In an unprecedented move, the U.S. has been conducting negotiations with Israel on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, according to a senior PA negotiator and sources in the Israeli government. The U.S. has been calling for the resumption of indirect talks, with Obama administration officials publicly proposing to serve…

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When Israel stood up to Washington

By Daniel Pipes As U.S.-Israel tensions climb to unfamiliar heights, they recall a prior round of tensions nearly thirty years ago, when Menachem Begin and Ronald Reagan were in charge. In contrast to Binyamin Netanyahu’s repeated apologies, Begin adopted a quite different approach. The sequence of events started with a statement from Syrian dictator Hafiz…

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Exploiting Lent to attack Israel

By Mark Tooley, www.weeklystandard.com For most Christians, Lent is a season of penitence and devotion in remembrance of the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion. For Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), Lent is an organizing tool for rallying U.S. Christians against Israel. CMEP is releasing a series of Lenten devotionals, culminating with the current Holy…

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Iran's Palestinian Uprising

by Jonathan Schanzer, The Daily Caller Hundreds of Palestinian youths wrapped in checkered headscarves held demonstrations in the West Bank last week. Some erupted in violence. Last weekend, no less than three Palestinian factions clamored to take responsibility for killing two Israeli soldiers. The week before that, the Israeli army reported “a violent riot by…

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Faith Lessons: Hill of Precipitation

by Daniel McCabe Rejection of Jesus Mark 6:6, “And He marveled because of their unbelief.” Looking down upon the ancient battlegrounds of the Plain of Esdraelon directly to its south, the small village of Nazareth has witnessed in its history the clash of countless dueling armies, including those of Sisera, Gideon, Saul, Solomon, Jehu, Jezebel…

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