Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

German Politicians And Media Demonize Israel

editor 22 July 2017

By Joseph Puder.. German Foreign Minister meets with German funded NGO’s that slander the Jewish State. In April of this year (2017), German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made his inaugural visit to Israel, which sparked a full-blown diplomatic crisis between Israel and Germany.  FM Gabriel insisted on meeting with German funded Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) that demonize Israel.  Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the planned meeting with Gabriel as a result of the diplomatic insult. [Photo top right: FM Sigmar Gabriel, Foto: John MacDougall / AFP](more…)

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Iraqi Christian Youth Leaders Look to Jewish History For Inspiration

editor 22 July 2017

By Seth J. Frantzman.. Assyrian Christians from North America on trip to Israel discuss BDS, rebuilding after ISIS and shared history. The terrorist attack on Friday (July 14, 2017) in Jerusalem brought back memories of terror in Iraq for Diana, a member of a group of Assyrian youth leaders touring the country. “You go out and you don’t know if you are going to come back safely,” she recalls. “I saw people acting normally as if nothing happened, life goes on, memories came back.” [Photo top right: Participants in the Assyrian youth trip to Israel organized by the Philos Leadership Institute hold an Assyrian flag.. (photo credit: Courtesy)].

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The Iranians are at the borders

editor 21 July 2017

By Avi Issacharoff.. With its ascendancy in Syria, the Islamic Republic is seeking to consolidate its position against Israel and the US. Eleven years have gone by since the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, which began with the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. It ended 34 days later with a trumpet blast from Hezbollah, which had lost approximately 700 of its troops. [Photo top right: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 3, 2014. (AFP/STR)](more…)

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Holocaust survivors return to concentration camp for first time to meet Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

editor 21 July 2017

By Hannah Furness.. The last time Manfred Goldberg and Zigi Shipper saw the gates of Stutthof together, they were in fear for their lives as the horrors of the Holocaust unfolded around them. Today, they set foot back in the camp with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a deeply emotional visit to confront the deep trauma of life at the Nazi concentration camp. [Photo top right: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada 2011; Photo credit Wikipedia Commons](more…)

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Jews Openly Pray Atop Temple Mount For First Time in Decades

editor 20 July 2017

By Israel Today Staff.. Jewish visitors to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Monday (July 17, 2017) did something that many are calling a prophetic breakthrough–they prayed, openly and without harassment. [Photo top right: Temple Mount seen from the Mount of Olives; Wikipedia Commons](more…)

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The Day of Deranged Inversion

editor 20 July 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Fatah, headed by Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas, has called for a “day of rage” tomorrow (i.e. Thursday July 20, 2017). This is ostensibly to protest against the metal detectors which the Israeli government has installed at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. That was in response to last Sunday’s (July 16, 2017) attack there by two Israeli Arabs. Already armed, they burst from the compound and murdered two Israeli Druze police officers, leaving a third officer injured. (more…)

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Iran leases air, land and sea bases in Syria

editor 20 July 2017

By Alex Fishman.. The leases are part of Iranian plan to permanently base fighter aircraft and roughly 5,000 militiamen capable of striking Israel; plan part of larger Iranian strategy to forge territorial and maritime contiguity in the Middle East. Iran has leased a military airfield from the Syrian government in the center of the country in order to station fighter aircraft. Iran is also negotiating with the Syrians to establish a land base for Shiite militiamen and a port in the city of Tartus. [Photo top right: Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (Photo: Motti Kimchi)].  (more…)

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Interrogation of Palestinian terrorist proves: PA payments motivate terror

editor 19 July 2017

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.. Palestinian terrorist: “I’ve accumulated large debts… if my son wants a shekel, I have nothing to give him… I decided to do something serious, such as committing murder, something in which I will both kill and die, and then my family will get money (i.e., from the PA) and will live comfortably… If I’m not able to kill soldiers, I’ll try settlers, guards – in other words any Israeli target – the important thing is that I will die and they will kill me, so that my children will receive a [PA] allowance and live happily”. [From transcript of Israeli Police interrogation of Palestinian terrorist].  (more…)

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In rare intervention, European Parliament President Tajani rebukes delegation for relations with Palestine for hosting relatives of convicted Palestinian terrorists

editor 18 July 2017

By European Jewish Press (EJP).. In a rare intervention into the activities of parliamentary delegations, the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani [Photo top right], directly admonished the chairman of the parliament’s delegation for relations with Palestine (DPAL), MEP Neoklis Sylikiotis for offering a platform to relatives of convicted Palestinian terrorists. Tajani’s prompt intervention was in response to a letter addressed to him by 17 Members of the European Parliament from across the political spectrum, denouncing the delegation for hosting in Strasbourg as guest speakers relatives of two convicted terrorists, Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Sa’adat, under the pretext of discussing ‘’the situation of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails after the hunger strike.’’ (more…)

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Laughing at UNESCO

editor 17 July 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. UNESCO is fast becoming the cheapest and most readily available subject for jokes. Anger fast becomes hysterics as you realize the absurdity of their latest claims. Bibi Netanyahu calls them “delusional.” That’s pretty much a compliment. One thing I love about the Jewish people is that when the going gets tough, rather than break, we either are driven to tears or to laughter. Happily, this time, we choose laughter. A few samples: (more…)

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