By JPOST.com Staff.. Marwan Issa told a gathering Gaza City that Hamas continues to manufacture rockets and forge alliances with whoever can assist its cause. A senior military commander of Hamas’ military wing said on Monday (March 1, 2015) that while his organization has no interest at the moment in fighting Israel, the Gaza-based Islamist group wants to double its arsenal of rockets and missiles in anticipation of the next round of fighting.
By Reuters.. ROME (Reuters) – Italian lawmakers on Friday (February 27, 2015) backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognize Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations. European countries have become increasingly critical of Israel, which since the collapse of the latest U.S.-sponsored talks last April has pressed on with building settlements on territory the Palestinians want for their state. Read more »
Even if many Muslims came to Europe seeking economic opportunity, they are often defined as victims of racism and oppression. So, the thinking goes, if you are a victim of racism and oppression, how can you be racist yourself? The Palestinians repeat almost daily that they would like to kill the Israelis, while the Israelis say they would like peace. What follows are usually bitter, politically-motivated denunciations of Israel by Europe, masquerading as human rights. Read more »
By Ari Yashar.. Arab media reports Ayatollah Khamenei brought for urgent care in Tehran after several of his body systems fail. Just in time for Purim, the Jewish holiday celebrating the redemption of the Jewish people from plots of genocide in ancient Persia, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition on Wednesday. Read more »
By Agence des Feuilles Politiques (AFP).. Washington (AFP) – The United States set out what it called its “bottom lines” to reach a deal with Iran to rein in its nuclear program, ahead of new talks next week (March 2 – March 7, 2015). Washington had stuck to its guns that it wanted a “good deal” and had agreed to several extensions of the negotiations “because we have held firm to certain bottom lines,” a senior US administration official said. Read more »
Corker Statement on White House Veto Threat Against Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015
By United States Committee on Foreign relations.. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement regarding the White House’s threat of a presidential veto against his bipartisan bill requiring congressional review of any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran. Read more »
By David Horowitz Freedom Center.. LOS ANGELES – A new campaign has been launched by the David Horowitz Freedom Center to combat rapidly growing anti-Semitism on college campuses in the United States. The campaign, “Jew Hatred on Campus” aims to educate the public about the anti-Semitic acts occurring throughout the nation’s colleges and universities and calls on university administrators to withdraw campus privileges from the hate groups responsible. Read more »
By JPOST.com Staff.. A senior Iranian cleric with close ties to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Friday (February 27, 2015) that “we will raise the flag of Islam over the White House” in response to the killing of Hezbollah and Revolutionary Guards operatives on the Golan Heights last month (January, 2015). The cleric, Ali Shirazi, made the remarks to the official Revolutionary Guards web site.
By David Pawson.. In Unlocking the Bible, Pawson presents a book by book study of the whole Bible . The book is based on Pawson’s belief that the Bible should be studied, as it was written, “a book at a time” (certainly not a verse, or even a chapter at a time); and that each book is best understood by discovering why and for whom it was written. It is based on an arranged series of talks in which he set out the background, purpose, meaning and relevance of each book of the Bible. The story of Purim is told in the Biblical book of Esther. Read more »
By Jay Solomon and Carol E. Lee.. WASHINGTON—The leadership of the most powerful pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. publicly broke Sunday (March 1, 2015) from the White House over the issue of Iran policy during the first of a three-day policy conference in Washington attended by 16,000 of its members. Leaders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or Aipac, outlined a strategy moving forward of working through Congress to disrupt any nuclear agreement with Tehran that is deemed too weak in denying the country a nuclear weapons capability. Read more »