Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

 

Kuwait Trying to Oust Knesset From Inter-Parliamentary Union

editor 25 March 2017

By Yasser Okbi/Maariv Hashavua/JPost.com Staff.. Israel’s “loud and blatant violations of international resolutions,” and not anti-Israeli or racist motives, are the inspiration for the move, claims Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. Kuwait has decided to forge ahead with a move that would attempt to expel Israel from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). (more…)

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Waiting on the Tenth

editor 24 March 2017

By Paula R. Stern..Once, a few years ago, I was standing in Rome Airport when I noticed a few men gathering together. They were Jews looking for the 10th man to make a minyan – a quorum required for certain prayers. Once, almost a decade ago, I was driving with a few friends and as the afternoon slipped into evening, I asked one of the men if he wanted me to stop the car so he could pray the afternoon services. “Not yet,” he told me. It was getting later and later and I asked a few more times. Each time, he smiled and said, “not yet.” (more…)

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Defence Minister Warns of EU Diplomatic ‘Assault’ Against Israel by End of the Year

editor 24 March 2017

By Tovah Lazaroff.. Liberman followed his warning by saying that Israeli politicians should dial back on decision that work irk world powers, telling them that “there are things we cannot do unilaterally.” The European Union is planning a diplomatic “assault” against Israel by the end of the year once a number of major leadership elections on that continent are over, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Tuesday night (March 21, 2017). [Photo top right:Avigdor Liberman. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)] (more…)

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The Palestinian “Internationalization” Strategy: End of the Road?

editor 23 March 2017

By Amos Yadlin and Kobi Michael.. When the Netanyahu government replaced the Olmert government and Barack Obama assumed the United States presidency, the Palestinians adopted an “internationalization strategy.” This choice reflected the Palestinian skepticism about the possibility of bridging the gaps with Israel and the hope that the international community would accept their tripartite demand: (1) establishment of a Palestinian state (2) on the basis of the 1967 borders (3) with East Jerusalem as its capital. (more…)

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The Real Face of Jordan

editor 23 March 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Jordan is the country to Israel’s east with which Israel has had a formal peace for 23 years. And its people hate Israel, and Jews, even more than the Iranians do. Every once in a while, the Jordanian people are given a chance to express how they really feel about Israel. It’s ugly. (more…)

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Anti-Semitism in Europe: The Hate That Never Goes Away

editor 23 March 2017

By Joseph Puder.. “Demonizing Jews while embracing their murderers—keeps European anti-Semitism thriving.” The latest appeal letter by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), written by its President, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, headlined “Is it Time for Jews to Leave Europe?” Lauder cited recent violent attacks against Jews.  Current polls indicate moreover, that a majority of European Jews do not feel comfortable wearing clothing or jewelry that identifies them as Jews.  Lauder added, “Make no mistake…the safety and security of European Jewry is in Jeopardy.” [Photo top right: The base of the Statue de la République is defaced with a swastika as a protest in support of Palestinians turns anti-Semitic, Paris, July 26, 2014. By Etienne Laurent/EPA/Corbis.] (more…)

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The lion-killer who became an Israeli hero

editor 21 March 2017

By BBC News magazine.. The ashes of a swashbuckling hero of the British Empire are to be reburied in Israel after a service attended by the country’s prime minister (November, 2014). John Henry Patterson was a soldier, big-game hunter and writer, whose exploits inspired three Hollywood movies. The BBC’s Kevin Connolly explains why he is so admired in Israel. (more…)

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Address to JPPI Conference

editor 6 March 2017

By PM Benjamin Netanyahu.. The following is the transcript of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu video address at the 2017 JPPI conference on Shifting Trends in the West and their Impact on Israel and the Jewish People: I’m delighted to address the JPPI and I apologize for not being with you. I feel a bit under the weather because I was quite a bit down under. I came back from a wonderful trip to Australia and Singapore but it has taken a toll on my vocal cords and my sinuses. But nevertheless, I’m happy to be with you even through video. (more…)

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Want to learn 16 languages? Murder 3 Israelis and spend 27 years in Israeli prison

editor 4 March 2017

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik.. For a released Palestinian terrorist who murdered 3 Israeli soldiers, the 27 years he spent in Israeli prisons was his ticket to higher education. Terrorist murderer Hilal Jaradat:
“In prison I studied at the Hebrew University in the history and political science faculties. I read approximately 6,000 books in prison, and I translated for many of the prisoners.” [Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 26, 2017] (more…)

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A very big deal to solve a very big problem

editor 3 March 2017

By Einat Wilf and Adi Schwartz.. President Donald Trump, as expressed in the press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, now aspires in the Middle East to “a much bigger deal”, “a much more important deal”, one that “would take in many, many countries” and “​would cover a very large territory.” This kind of regional deal between the Arab world – and perhaps, the entire Muslim world​​ – and the Jewish State of Israel was always the only deal to be had: a very big deal to solve a very big problem. (more…)

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