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Lebanon Soldier Abducted in Tripoli

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Jerusalem Arabs Riot but Police Have the Upper Hand

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Arabs Desecrate Mount of Olives Cemetery Again

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Two More Wounded Syrians Brought to Israel

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Lebanon Army and ISIS Battle it Out in Tripoli

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Israel Beats Out US for $525 Million Arms Sale to India

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Palestinian Authority-American Shot Dead while Trying to Kill Jews

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State Department Continues Grudge Match Against Ya’alon

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Nina Pham Released from Hospital, Ebola Free

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Update: Court Postpones Arab Riot-Funeral

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Israel Falls Back Tonight

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Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari for Killing Her Rapist

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Not So Kosher Shemittah L’Mehadrin

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US Bans Embassy Personnel from Part of Jerusalem Light Rail Route

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Keeping Jerusalem
The cartoon above shows a teacher showing a Palestinian child the letters of the alphabet. But the text in the child's mind shows that he visualizes the map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel before he starts learning the alphabet. The cartoon also implies violence, as the child's pencil is shaped as a slingshot with a stone next to it.
 

Posted on: September 4th, 2013

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The Israeli curriculum is also offensive, according to Ma'an, because it actually dares to refer to Israel as a bastion of human rights and democracy.

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Posted on: August 28th, 2013

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If peace talks are such a good thing, why is there so much pessimism regarding the chances of success for the Israel-PA talks? This is not a rhetorical question; it has a very concrete, specific, one-word answer: Incitement.

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Posted on: August 14th, 2013

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Yes, Israel made a sickening decision to release high-profile terrorist murderers in exchange for the PA's consent to sit at a table and insist that Israel's generous concessions do not suffice. However, it seems to have come together with a consolation prize of sorts: The announcement by Housing Minister Uri Ariel of tenders for the construction of nearly 400 new housing units in Judea and Samaria, and another close to 800 in three of Jerusalem's post-'67 neighborhoods.

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013

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The name of the diplomatic game over the past few weeks seems to have been "Bear Down on Israel." The pressure has come in many forms:

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Posted on: July 10th, 2013

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How many times does PA chieftain Mahmoud Abbas have to repeat that the Israelis are planning to rebuild the Holy Temple atop the most volatile spot in the world before the world begins to accept it as true?

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Posted on: June 26th, 2013

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What could be more natural for a column dealing with Jerusalem than to pay special interest to the Temple Mount, the site of the Beit HaMikdash and the very center of the world? Especially given the distinct impression that throughout Israel, interest in this holiest spot has been swelling notably?

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Posted on: June 5th, 2013

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When we talk about developing Jerusalem and ensuring that it remains united under Jewish sovereignty, what could be more critical than actually building Jewish housing? Yet it is an open secret that the Netanyahu government has been waging a long-running general construction freeze in the Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (Yesha), as well as in the liberated areas of Yerushalayim.

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Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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It's only natural to see increasing evidence of Jerusalem's glorious Jewish past being unearthed, quite literally, under modern Israeli sovereignty. The new archaeological finds are also very timely – as the Arab onslaught attempting to detach Jerusalem from its Jewish roots gains steam, the facts on the ground, or "under" the ground, show quite otherwise.

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Posted on: May 1st, 2013

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A zoning plan that would have enabled the creation of critical Arab facts-on-the-ground in a strategically vital area of Jerusalem has been shelved thanks to efforts by several Zionist organizations.

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Posted on: April 17th, 2013

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Rather than ask why Minister Baird met with Minister Livny in the eastern Jerusalem office, why not ask why Minister Livny agreed to meet there with Minister Baird?

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Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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Israel, for its part, knows that developing E-1 is critical for its own existence.

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Posted on: March 22nd, 2013

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One doesn't have to be a Temple Mount loyalist to realize that something not good for the Jews is happening in the world's holiest spot – under Israeli sovereignty.

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Tzipi Livni stands on an observation next to the town of Efrat in Gush Etzion, December 19, 2012.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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We must remember, too, that Abbas has said no Jews would be allowed to live anywhere in a Palestinian state.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Obama in the White House, March 5, 2012.
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2013

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It appears that when the dust settles after Obama's upcoming visit, Israel's housing market is very likely to take a big hit - in the form of a construction freeze.

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Posted on: January 30th, 2013

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Nearly eighty percent of Americans believe the Bible is either absolutely accurate or at least the "inspired word of God," surveys have shown. Around the world, Christianity and Islam comprise an estimated eighty-four percent of the world's population – demonstrating that the Bible clearly has an extraordinary influence over humanity. It is puzzling, then, that the concept of "exclusive Jewish rights" to Jerusalem has not yet caught on internationally.

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Posted on: January 23rd, 2013

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Amid an intense Israeli election campaign in which "keeping Jerusalem united" figured prominent as a key issue, the question continues to crop up: Is Jerusalem already being divided?

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Posted on: January 3rd, 2013

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We came across this startling headline in Haaretz:"Most Right-Wing Voters Support Establishment of Palestinian State and Division of Jerusalem." But Haaretz, as dovish and radical as it is, surely wouldn't lie straight out, would they? So how did they come up with such a headline?

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Posted on: December 19th, 2012

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With the international community barely having finished expressing its outrage over Israel's decision to build in E-1, between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim (reported at length in last week's column), two other similar decisions have been made that are sure to re-ignite the flames.

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Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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International opinion has it that the new planned Israeli neighborhood between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim will prevent the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state. Unfortunately, though, that is not true.

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Posted on: November 21st, 2012

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For probably the first time since the Yom Kippur War nearly 40 years ago, air raid sirens sounded this week in Jerusalem and environs. The sounding of the sirens occurred about two minutes after sundown on Friday, such that Sabbath-observers had no direct way of ascertaining where, what, how many, or who, if anyone, was hurt.

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