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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
President Obama’s Passover Statement

April 16, 2014 - 7:07 AM
 
Netanyahu: PA Incitement Caused Pre-Passover Terror Attack

April 16, 2014 - 1:05 AM
 
Passover Eve Terror Attack Draws Strong Responses

April 15, 2014 - 10:39 PM
 
4 Border Police Injured When PA Truck Hits Them

April 15, 2014 - 10:23 PM
 
Terrorists Kill Father on Way to Passover Seder

April 15, 2014 - 9:03 PM
 
Chag Kasher v’Sameach from JewishPress.com

April 14, 2014 - 3:50 PM
 
Biur Chametz

April 14, 2014 - 3:39 PM
 
2 Arrested with Paschal Lamb

April 14, 2014 - 3:13 PM
 
A Third Intifada to Begin at the Temple Mount?

April 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM
 
Israel, PLO ‘Talk’ Over Sanctions, Not Status

April 14, 2014 - 8:58 AM
 
Three Dead in Multiple Kansas Jewish Center Shootings

April 13, 2014 - 11:33 PM
 
London Teacher Threatens to Send Jewish Student to ‘Your Gas Chambers’

April 13, 2014 - 9:35 PM
 
Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

April 13, 2014 - 9:30 PM
 
New Study: Nearly Every Israeli will Eat Matza and Keep Kosher on Pesach Eve

April 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM
 
Hamas on the Temple Mount

April 13, 2014 - 8:53 PM
 
IDF Prepares for Pesach

April 13, 2014 - 8:38 PM
 
Jews Move into Hevron ‘Peace House’ 5 Years after Expulsion

April 13, 2014 - 5:27 PM
 
Six Mind-Blowing Shots of IDF Helicopters in Action

April 13, 2014 - 3:28 PM
 
Aliyah Up by 14 Percent in First Three Months of 2014

April 13, 2014 - 2:32 PM
 
British Soccer Club Owner Rents Entire Israeli Hotel for Passover

April 13, 2014 - 2:11 PM
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Analysis
Barack Obama
 

Alger Hiss, The “Loss” of China, and the Obama Administration’s Blindspot Toward The Islamist Threat

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

When Andrew McCarthy drew a parallel between the treatment of State Department official (and Soviet spy) Alger Hiss in the 1940s and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin Weiner today it reminded me of an interesting discovery from my own research, as documented in my history of the State Department, Secrets of State.

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The Levy Report: Reinvigorating the Discussion of Israel’s Rights in the West Bank

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was presented with the report of the Commission to Examine the Status of Building in Judea and Samaria, headed by former Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy (the “Levy report”). The report has drawn a flurry of overwrought criticism due to its inclusion of a section concerning the lawfulness of Israeli settlement activity.

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Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood
 

The Arab Spring: A Blessing for Hamas

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

By meeting separately with Khaled Mashaal and Mahmoud Abbas, Mursi has created the impression that the Palestinians have two legitimate leaders. Even more, Mursi has put Mashaal on an equal footing with heads of state, thus granting legitimacy not only to the Hamas leader, but to his entire movement.

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Aurora victims
 

Rubin Report: The True Lesson of a Tragedy in Colorado Film Theater

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

There is no political ideology, government program, or redistribution of wealth that is going to cure humanity’s ills. In today’s secular, even anti-religious, Western society, religious people are seen as aggressive, intolerant, and foolish. But there are two things a decent religious person possesses that others don’t: A belief that there is a divine judge, which may make them curb their behavior; and a desire for self-improvement, to reduce their sins and strive for something higher.

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Orthodox Christian worshippers
 

Flight of Christians from Mid-East Reaches Syria

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

A mass exodus of Christians, including a group evacuated from the besieged city of Homs, have been fleeing Syrian cities for safety. Caught in the middle of a showdown between opposition forces and the Syrian army, many Christians fear the prospect of an Islamist-led government if President Bashar al-Assad is deposed.

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Circumcision of a Jewish baby boy
 

Germans Do Not Favor Male Circumcision

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

An opinion poll indicates that, despite the political initiative to have the Cologne verdict overruled by a law later this year, a majority of Germans favor a ban of male circumcision. In a Europe that is becoming ever more secular, there is a real danger that religious practices will gradually be pushed aside in order to assure that the impression is not given that little children and -in ritual slaughter- animals are made to suffer.

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Migron
 

Israeli Settlements an ‘Obstacle to Peace’?

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The 4th Geneva Convention does forbid government deportation or "individual or mass forcible transfers" of population into territory it occupies. But neither the Geneva Convention nor any other law prevents the establishment of voluntary settlements on an individual basis if the underlying purpose is security, public order or safety, and as long as the settlements do not involve taking private property. It is absurd to suggest that Israel "deported" its own citizens to the territories.

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Ariel University
 

On Academia, Politics and Survival in the Middle East

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

All of the universities in Israel are political, and moreover, all of the colleges, yeshivas, hospitals, prisons, factories, homes, roads, trees - everything that we have established, built, and planted in Israel - everything, but everything, is political. The whole Zionist enterprise is a political project because it is the political and nationalistic manifestation of the desire of the Jewish people to return to its land and to renew within it its national life, its independence and its sovereignty.

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The Grand Mosque of Paris
 

The New Mega-Mosque in Paris: ‘Building a French Islam’

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Socialist government in France has inaugurated a new mega-mosque in Paris as a first step towards "progressively building a French Islam." It is not only vast in its dimensions, but is also highly visible and symbolic: its towering minaret, which has purposely been designed to change the suburb's skyline by being taller than any church steeple in the neighborhood, is supposed to become the "new symbol of Islam in France."

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Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
 

Rubin Reports: Islamists Are Generally Winning But Not Everywhere and Not Inevitably

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The next era in the Middle East will be dominated by the debate over whether Islamism is the way to go. Islamists will radicalize the regional scene, carry out terrorism at home and abroad, and inflict repression on their own people wherever they get power.

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Gazan Christians celebrating Easter Mass
 

Who Will Save the Christians in the Gaza Strip?

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

According to the Greek Orthodox Church in the Gaza Strip, at least five Christians have been kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam in recent weeks. In a rare public protest, leaders and members of the 2,000-strong Christian community in the Gaza Strip staged a sit-in strike in the Gaza Strip this week to condemn the abductions and forced conversions in particular, and persecution at the hands of radical Muslims in general.

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Money
 

Monetizing Debt: A Historically Disastrous Policy

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Few understand better than the Germans how economic self-destruction can bring a nation and the world to the edge of abyss. The crushing debt imposed on them at the end of World War I led to unprecedented hyperinflation as they monetized their obligations, running their printing presses to create millions of worthless marks.

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Al-Azhar University in Cairo
 

The Holders of Absolute Truth

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

A few days ago, en route to the south of Italy, there was a heated exchange between an Italian chief steward and two Egyptian sheikhs wearing the robes of the Egyptian religious university, Al-Azhar. The dispute erupted over where the sheikhs were to sit on the plane: the steward insisted they sit in their assigned seats in economy class, while they insisted on moving to business class. They relayed their extreme displeasure at what they called European arrogance & inflexibility.

Hillary Clinton
 

Rubin Reports: Yankee Go Home! Saith the Good Guys

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The interesting news was not that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pelted with stuff while visiting Cairo, the important issue was who was doing the pelting. Once upon a time, anti-American radicals threw things at U.S. leaders. But now….the hurlers of objects were people from the Free Egyptians Party and other Egyptian liberals. At the same time, leading Christians refused to meet with Hillary.

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USS Independence
 

The Art of “Gray-Hull Diplomacy”

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

How should an American president use the military in an intimidating, persuasive manner, to induce Iran to give up her nuclear-weapons purpose? Very little has been discussed on this topic in the forums of punditry; virtually all treatments focus on the feasibility or proper method of a military attack campaign. Is there an “intimidation option,” short of a shooting war? And if so, what would it look like?

Syrian people
 

Rubin Reports: Will the Rebels Win Syria’s Civil War and What That Means

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The tide seems to be turning in Syria. While the civil war is far from over, the regime is clearly weakening; the rebels are expanding their operations and effectiveness. There have also been more high-level defections. What does this mean and why is this happening? There are three main factors that are making a rebel victory seem more likely.

The Toulouse Jewish school where four people, including 3 children, were killed
 

Anti-Semitism Sweeping France

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

On 5 July, the very day that the Nouvel Observateur was published, a 17-year old Jew was beaten up in a train near Toulouse because he was wearing a necklace with a Star of David. The aggressors were two 18-year old Frenchmen of North African origin who had just applied to join the French army.

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Terrorist car bombing
 

Jihadi Tourism Hits Europe

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In Norway, for example, an ethnic Norwegian convert to militant Islam who has received terrorist training from al-Qaeda's offshoot in Yemen, is awaiting orders to carry out an attack on the West, officials from three European security agencies said on June 25. Although the terrorist-in-waiting is believed to still be in Yemen, even if he is found he cannot be extradited: under Norwegian law it is not a crime to attend a terrorist training camp.

Muslim women
 

Honor Violence in America

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Americans, however, have been reluctant to accept the notion that honor violence occurs on US soil, just as – until recently – they insisted that the radicalization of Muslims in Europe was not a problem that could confront Americans. But with events such as Nidal Malik Hassan's 2009 attack at Fort Hood we've learned otherwise: radical Islam is alive and well in these United States and with it, religious and culturally-based violence against women.

Muslim girls read the Qur'an in mosque at a Summer Camp
 

Islam’s Threat to Diversity

Posted on: July 17th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

There are those who claim that the Islamization of Egyptian society reflects "the will of the people." But history teaches us that the will of the people is not always beneficial. Eight decades ago, the will of the German people brought Adolf Hitler to power, plunging mankind into genocidal wars and massacres that claimed more than fifty million lives. This example allows us to criticize the current cultural wave sweeping over Egypt.

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