Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

Rivlin cautions foreign diplomats over Iranian threats to destroy Israel

editor 23 September 2017

By Stuart Winer and Tamar Pileggi.. President Reuven Rivlin told members of the diplomatic corps on Monday (September 18, 2017) that it is unacceptable for Iran to be given ever more legitimacy while it continues to threaten to destroy Israel. Rivlin and his wife, Nechama Rivlin, hosted foreign diplomats at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem for a festive reception ahead of the Jewish new year holiday Rosh Hashanah, which begins on Wednesday night. [Photo top right: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin](more…)

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Trump touts peace hopes at Netanyahu meeting

editor 23 September 2017

By AFP.. US President Donald Trump again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement to the Middle East crisis Monday (September 18, 2017) as he met Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu was the first leader to have a one-on-one with Trump at the US president’s first United Nations General Assembly, an annual week of high-level diplomacy. The conversation in New York will be dominated by talks of North Korean provocations, the Iran nuclear deal, the crisis in Syria and the debate on climate change. [Photo top right: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first foreign leader to hold one-to-one talks with US President Donald Trump as senior international figures gather at the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo credit: AFP](more…)

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The Most Fearsome Weapon of the Jewish People – Now Revealed

editor 22 September 2017

By Paula R. Stern..The most fearsome weapon of the Jewish people was unleashed recently (July 2017) on the Temple Mount. Israeli police, instructed to maintain the status quo and avoid annoying or insulting Muslims – even though the Muslims were boycotting the Temple Mount at the time – rushed to subdue the Jew who dared to unleash this weapon. Take a look at the video. It was all captured by several conveniently ready cellphones. What you will see is a man named Ari Abramowitz on the Temple Mount, and Israeli police rushing to stop him. (more…)

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Mysterious Honey Bee Disappearance Nonexistent in Land of Milk and Honey

editor 22 September 2017

By Eliana Rudee.. “He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.” Deuteronomy 26:9. While countless studies consistently show that honey bees are dying out in the U.S. and in Europe, their continual flourishing in Israel validates the Biblical description of Israel as a land with blossoming fruits and flowing with milk and honey. [Photo top right: Apis mellifera Western honey bee. Photo credit: Wikipedia](more…)

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Ending the War in Syria Could Be a Disaster for Europe

editor 21 September 2017

By Mordechai Kedar.. Blinded by the smokescreen of the war against ISIS, the world failed to notice that Tehran was taking over considerable parts of Syria — particularly in the sparsely populated center and east of the country. This Iranian takeover is being implemented by Shiite, Iraqi, Afghani and Iranian militias — but primarily by Lebanese Hezbollah. That group has been given a free hand to do whatever its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, pleases in western Syria, which is the more fertile part of the country and home to most of the population. (more…)

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A video Rosh Hashanah message from President Reuven Rivlin

editor 20 September 2017

By J-Wire.. In his message, the President noted the importance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as a time for reflection and soul-searching, and of the obligation to consider others, and our relationships with other people. Watch the video below. (more…)

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King Abdullah’s Everyday Lies

editor 20 September 2017

By Elder of Ziyon.. This interview with Jordan’s King Abdullah — from the Petra News Agency (and posted on the Jordanian embassy’s website) — is clearly meant for an American audience:
Jordan News Agency: Your Majesty, when it comes to the Palestinian issue, have there been genuine international efforts to bring the Palestinians and the Israelis back to the negotiating table? [Photo top right: US Vice President Mike Pence and Jordan’s King Abdullah. Photo: Twitter/Vice President Pence.] (more…)

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Facing a Challenging New Year

editor 20 September 2017

By Isi Leibler.. We enter Rosh Hashanah 5778 with conflicting emotions. Israel has never been in a stronger position, globally and domestically; we are thriving in every respect — economically, politically and militarily. But we live in a world of chaos. North Korea threatens to unleash a global nuclear Armageddon — and Europe, under siege from Islamic terrorists, is now suffering terrorist attacks (the likes of which Israel has endured since its inception). [Photo top right: The Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.] (more…)

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How Israel Went Nuclear

editor 19 September 2017

By Shimon Peres.. The father of Israel’s nuclear deterrent reveals how it was built. An exclusive excerpt from No Room For Small Dreams, Shimon Peres’ posthumous autobiography. It was October 24, 1956, at the villa in Sèvres where the French and Israeli leadership were meeting to finalize the plans for Operation Suez. Ben-Gurion and I stood in one of the mansion’s sweeping spaces; it was at once a ballroom, an art museum, and a well-stocked saloon. Across the way, French foreign minister Christian Pineau and defense minister Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury were deep in conversation, but otherwise unoccupied. I sensed an opportunity, perhaps the perfect moment. [Photo top right: The Dimona nuclear power plant in the southern Israeli Negev desert, 2002. (Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)].
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The Sea Change In American Jewry

editor 18 September 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. I have often written about the current dismaying trajectory of the American Jewish community. With some three quarters of them identifying with the universalist, left-wing mindset, both in religious and secular life, they are positioning themselves on the wrong side of the war of civilisation being waged against the west from within while their children are progressing from indifference towards Israel to outright hostility. So much is the common source of much anguished discussion amongst those who care about this decline. (more…)

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