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Arkansas Shooting Range Declares Itself Muslim-Free Zone’

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Barkat Says Housing Project in Jerusalem ‘Essential’

October 2, 2014 - 10:27 AM
 
State Dept. Complains New Homes in Jerusalem ‘Poison’ US Peace Plan

October 2, 2014 - 10:08 AM
 
Fliers Posted at U. of California Santa Barbara Blame Jews for 9/11

October 2, 2014 - 8:31 AM
 
Non-Jewish Groups Join Protest against Campus Anti-Semitism

October 2, 2014 - 7:53 AM
 
Biden’s New NSA Chief Mocked Israeli Nuke Fears

October 2, 2014 - 2:30 AM
 
PA Demands Nov 2016 Deadline for UN to Force Israeli Surrender

October 1, 2014 - 11:37 PM
 
Officials Try to Dismiss Arson in Fire of NJ Synagogue Leader’s Car

October 1, 2014 - 11:25 PM
 
US: Strict Policy Against Civilian Casualties Not for ISIS Attacks

October 1, 2014 - 11:18 PM
 
Hundreds March Against Murder of Recent Israeli Terror Victim

October 1, 2014 - 11:13 PM
 
Muslim Teen ‘Wants to Behead Jews’ in Netherlands

October 1, 2014 - 9:12 PM
 
Netanyahu, Obama Focus on Different Priorities in White House Talk

October 1, 2014 - 8:27 PM
 
Leak of 2,600 New Homes in Eastern Jerusalem Precedes Obama-Bibi Talks

October 1, 2014 - 7:46 PM
 
PA Chief Negotiator Compares Netanyahu with ISIS

October 1, 2014 - 6:07 PM
 
What Did King David Drink? Israeli Wine Researchers Aim to Revive Ancient Libations

October 1, 2014 - 5:02 PM
 
Sitting Shiva on ‘The Simpsons’

October 1, 2014 - 4:55 PM
 
The Virgin of Jerusalem

October 1, 2014 - 4:08 PM
 
Israeli AG: Anti-Israel NGO Can Utilize National Service Volunteers

October 1, 2014 - 2:51 PM
 
Loyola U. ‘Suspends’ and Reinstates Students for Justice in Palestine

October 1, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Netanyahu Labels UN Views on Israel ‘Disproportional’

October 1, 2014 - 12:12 PM
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Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad and EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton
 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

It has been widely reported that Merah, the young Islamist terrorist who killed three French soldiers two weeks ago, and four Jews at the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse, murdered Jews “to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children.” But NPR went one better, reporting — in the words of “All Things Considered” host Robert Siegel — that “the gunman told officials that he killed his victims in part to avenge slain Palestinian children.”

Six-Day war
 

Posted on: March 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

It is impossible to rely on defense alone, because Israel simply isn’t big enough to absorb the damage when the defensive systems are not 100% effective. More importantly, a strictly defensive posture has zero deterrent ability. Why not fire rockets at Israel if the worst that can happen is that they will get shot down?

UN Human Rights Council
 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

80% of all 2010 UN resolutions criticizing specific countries for human rights violations were directed at Israel. Only six other UN members faced human rights criticism at all, one of which was the United States. The HRC subjected the USA to harsh criticism – by Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Russia – for, supposed, human rights violations. The HRC criticized the elimination of Bin-Laden and Israel’s defense against PLO, Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists.

Palestinian demonstrators, joined by Israeli and foreign peace activists, shout slogans during a demonstration
 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The one-state solution that the extreme left and extreme right seek is completely different: the left wants yet another Arab state in place of Israel; the right wants a Jewish state that encompasses what is now the West Bank, in place of any Palestinian state. Both are prescriptions for undemocratic disasters and for the ultimate delegitimation of Israel as the democratic nation-state of the Jewish people.

Mourners attend the funeral in Jerusalem of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, 30, his 6-year-old son Arieh, his 3-year-old son Gabriel, and 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego killed a few days ago when a gunman shot and killed the four at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.
 

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

The street thugs, fanatics, and mentally-twisted may be pulling the trigger, but the distinguished, the powerful, and the honored are providing the ammunition.

UNRWA food aid
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

By now, most of the original refugees have passed on, leaving UNRWA to maintaining their children, their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren. The UN, in fact, currently counts as "refugees" entire generations furious at being punished for a war their ancestors started but lost, and who are now asking the international community to reward them diplomatically with what they were not able to seize militarily.

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Alan Dershowitz
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

It would appear to be ironic that when it comes to Iran, so-called "doves" favor a mutually assured destruction policy that threatens the deaths of millions over a preventive policy that targets military nuclear facilities. But it is not at all ironic, since such doves would be against actually carrying out the threat that is central to any credible policy of deterrence. For them, deterrence is a bluff—a hollow threat and the Iranians would see right through it.

Burial at Arlington National Cemetery
 

Posted on: March 21st, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

In 2012-2013, the vultures in the Middle East are coming home to roost. Of course, the main cause of developments in the region is the long, failed legacy of radical Arab nationalism which is now being replaced by what we’ll be calling in 20 or 30 years the long, failed legacy of revolutionary Islamism. But the secondary cause is the mistaken policy of President Barack Obama.

U.S. President Barack Obama escorts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu out of the Oval Office
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

True, sanctions are hurting Iran but this regime is hardly delicate and gives every appearance of using negotiations only as a stalling tactic. Anybody who thinks the Iranian regime will crack under sanctions is living in wishful-thinking world. No matter how many chances Obama gives Iran, it’s still going to go full-speed ahead toward obtaining nuclear weapons and matching them up to long-range missiles.

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Uri Rosenthal welcomes Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to their meeting in The Hague, Netherlands.
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The Dutch government is on a collision course with the EU over Israel, and some critics warn that the position of the Dutch will isolate their country in Europe. It is, however, also possible that the Dutch are pioneers, whose example will soon be followed by others.

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Palestinians hurl stones onto the Israeli side of the separation barrier
 

Posted on: March 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

From time immemorial, security fences have been built around the world - often in disputed territories to disrupt terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal immigrants from entering. No doubt, these fences often cause difficulties for native populations in the vicinities they are built. Yet it is only Israel's barrier that arouses the conscience of sanctimonious hypocrites around the world.

President Barack Obama
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

If Syria and Egypt have nothing to fear from the President of the United States, what will Iran fear?

PM Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah II
 

Posted on: March 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Turning Jordan into Palestine would mean the loss of a moderate and rational Arab leader at a time when Islamists are rising to power in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya.

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Iron Dome rocket shield system
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

When this farce began, only a limited rural area near the Gaza Strip was being hit. Each time the range was extended there was talk that a red line had been crossed. But it is now clear that these lines in the sand had no meaning. Today over a million Israelis are in range of the weapons already launched from the Gaza Strip.

Last February, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (r.) held a joint press conference with his ALBA-member nation Nicaragua's FM Samuel Santos López in Tehran.
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

Five years ago, the SWIFT clearing system ban on Iranian banks would have yielded results, but nowadays Iran is relying on rogue financial systems created by South-American countries, and on its trade with India, China, Russia, Brazil and Turkey, to maintain the flow of money, goods and services for which it continues to pay with oil. It's business as usual for Iran.

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Palestinians carry the body of the Popular Resistance Committees leader Zuhair al-Qaisi during his funeral in the southern Gaza Strip
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisDr. Mordechai Kedar

The Gaza Strip is no different from the rest of the Arab world, so tribal culture is alive and kicking there. Ever since the Hamas movement took control of Gaza trip in 2007, it has transformed itself from a gang of jihadists into a ruling government, a standard Arab state. The minor movements - Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Resistance Committeess - function like tribes, challenging the authority of the state. Today, these groups are doing to Hamas what Hamas did to the PLO twenty years ago when it was in power.

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An Israeli reading about the ongoing confrontation over Iran's nuclear program
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

A war between Israel and Iran is not something that may or may not occur in the future. It is in progress now.

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Anti-Israel protest in Egypt
 

Posted on: March 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisRubin Reports

Reality: Those who are, or will soon be, governing Egypt view themselves as being at war with Israel for all practical purposes. It matters relatively little that there is still a peace treaty. In Cairo, there are no thoughts of peace.

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US President Barack Obama meets with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

The threat and the ominous effects of an air attack against Iran is the pull and tug of sovereignty versus suzerainty. Is Israel an independent nation free of American influence? Does the president of the U.S. have a veto over Israeli military actions? Or is Israel free of outside influences, a state enjoined by what it believes to be its self interest?

Terrorist mastermind Marwan Barghouti receives monthly "salary" while in jail
 

Posted on: March 15th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In our Palestinian culture, it is much more important if one "graduates" from an Israeli prison than from the most prestigious university in the world.

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