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J Street: Demand Israel’s Peace Process Goal be Palestinian State

parently an affront to J Street's worldview, the focus of which appears to be the creation of a Palestinian State, whether or not that will bring peace.

Prayer – The Right To Argue With God

The Talmud (Berachot 26b) says, "tefillot avot tiknum" – “prayer was established by the avot.” The Talmud then uses the following verse (Bereshit 19:27) to prove how Avraham established prayer: "Vayaskem Avraham baboker el hamakom asher amad sham et pnei Hashem" – "And Avraham got up early in the morning to the place where he had stood before God."

Why The al-Dura Blood Libel Still Matters

Nearly 13 years ago, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak journeyed to Camp David to end the conflict with the Palestinians. With the approval of President Clinton, he offered Yasir Arafat an independent Palestinian state in almost all of the West Bank, Gaza and in part of Jerusalem. Arafat said no.

When FDR Used The IRS Against Jewish Activists

The news that the Internal Revenue Service unfairly targeted conservative groups has brought renewed spotlight on a 2010 lawsuit filed by the pro-Israel group Z Street, which alleges it was also singled out by the IRS when applying for tax-exempt status.

Russia is Playing a Losing Hand like a Winner

Neither Secretary of State Kerry nor the president he serves seem to understand Russia's goals in the Middle East.

Iranian Presidential Election Turning into a Circus

Ahmadinejad may plan to reveal proof that the 2009 elections were rigged if his candidate's registration for presidential candidacy is not accepted.

Russia-US Brinkmanship Clashes with Israel’s Security

The Russian Yakhont missiles already delivered to Syria threaten Israel Navy ships carrying out vital missions in the Mediterranean.

Islam and its Infidels

Islamism represents the transformation of Islamic faith into a political ideology.

The Land without Muslims

The Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.

It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

The contractors received the land at a bargain basement price, moved the prices up to 1.8 million NIS and pocketed one million NIS per apartment.

We Should Have Heeded the Warning Signs of Islamist Antisemitism

We must confront Islamist groups with what Prime Minister David Cameron referred to as “muscular liberalism.”

When Real Life Intrudes On Baseball

Readers of my monthly Baseball Insider column may have noticed its absence last week (the column appears in the second issue of every month). The reason for that is I have something more serious and personal to share with you, something that didn’t seem appropriate for a baseball column.

Remembering Herb Romerstein

Herbert Romerstein died last week after a long illness. With Herb’s passing, we lose not only a good guy but a vast reservoir of knowledge that is not replaceable.

Freedom House’s Inexcusable Smear Of Israel

Freedom House recently released its annual report on press freedom throughout the world at an event sponsored by the Newseum in Washington. But along with the usual and appropriate condemnations of dictatorships and totalitarian states, the group decided to slam the one democracy in the Middle East as well as one of the few states in the region where press freedom actually exists: Israel.

Opportunities and Risks Ahead for Turkey

Now is the time for Ankara to take some corrective domestic and foreign policy measures consistent with what the country has and continues to aspire for but fails to realize.

A Prize for Murder

Embarrassingly, the terrorist was permitted to go free.

The Legacy of our Mothers

I explain that their cancer diagnosis might have resulted from something they could also have passed down to their children.

Bravo To The Real Jewish Housewives Of The World

Every week nearly three million viewers tune into the Bravo cable channel to watch the hit reality franchise “The Real Housewives” – several shows that follow the lives of affluent housewives and professional women residing in several American metropolitan areas (“The Real Housewives of New York,” “The Real Housewives of Los Angeles,” of Miami, of Atlanta, etc.).

The Heart and Soul of the Jewish People

Yom Yerushalayim, which we marked this week, is a monumental day in Jewish history. It is a celebration of the first time in 2,000 years that Jews regained sovereignty over the Kotel, the Western Wall, and the Temple Mount, which is Judaism’s holiest site. And it is a time to thank God for giving us the extraordinary gift that is Jerusalem.

ObamaCare: Don’t Believe Gov’t Projections

Predicting the future of huge laws is next to impossible, except, in this case, to say that it will either fail or cost taxpayers a lot of money, or both.

We’ll See You in Court

If Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh want to go to The Hague – we will be there to meet them.

The Next Round: Will Netanyahu Retain His Title?

For Lapid to successfully challenge Netanyahu, he will need to find the right time for a strategic exit from the government.

The European Revolt Against the EU

Europeans are rebelling against the unelected E.U. and its grandiose, self-regarding project of abolishing the national sovereignty.

Without Allies in the Fourth Great War

The fourth Great War is less 'Islam against the West' than it is Sunni expansionists vs. Shiite expansionists.

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