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When Rebbetzin Jungreis Came To Town

14 Tevet 5773 – December 26, 2012
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, standing on a stage recently in Baltimore, shone with grace. It wasn’t what she wore, it was how she wore it. Her inner grace and sheer presence made her simply stunning. The red velvet curtains that were her backdrop outlined the strength of character on her face and the dignity in her every motion.
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Khaled Mashaal visiting Gaza.

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"Palestine," shouted Mashaal to his audience, was Arabic, Islamic, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River; his audience chanted its support.

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Taking Advantage of the Siege of Jerusalem

12 Tevet 5773 – December 24, 2012
Jerusalem's besiegers are a captive audience. It's time for Israel to speak.
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It is entirely possible for two parties to hate each other, but to agree they hate you more.
Tzipi Livni stands on an observation next to the town of Efrat in Gush Etzion, December 19, 2012.

The Livni Intifada

11 Tevet 5773 – December 23, 2012
The Israeli Left is incentivizing the Palestinians to refuse negotiations and potentially use violence against Israel.

It’s Official: Britain’s Muslim Population Doubled

The national census for England and Wales has come out, and, as usual, this once-a-decade event has had all of its most significant points overlooked.
A street scene in Cairo, Egypt.

You Can’t Have a True Muslim State without Freedom, Democracy, Music, Art and Science

10 Tevet 5773 – December 22, 2012
Christians and Jews would be enjoying freedom, peace and safety in a truly Muslim State.

Stop Messing with our Children

8 Tevet 5773 – December 20, 2012
The American political and social divides are trickling down to our schools and placing horrific pressure on our kids.
The barrier is keeping the folks pictured on the left from murdering the folks living on the other side.

A Christian Living in New Zealand Apologizing for his Government’s Divestment

In 1948 we stood by the Jewish people but now, for the sake of oil and meat sales, things have changed.
Ex Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman leaves his house at the settlement of Nokdim at the moment after he resigned from his duty.

Avigdor Liberman And The Politicized State Attorney’s Office

In 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, in his first go-round as prime minister, lost his reelection bid to Ehud Barak, much to the delight of Israel's conscripted media and of many in its judicial system.

On Israel, Obama Brings Moynihan To Mind

7 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
Those who view American-Israel relations through a dualistic “are you pro-Israel or anti-Israel” lens must be confused. In one week, the United States stands virtually alone with Israel against the Palestinians’ upgrade of their status at the United Nations, then immediately condemns Israel’s settlement expansion.

Learning From Mistakes: A Counterintuitive Approach

It was the late Abba Eban who famously said that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." In his time that was for the most part true, and it arguably worked for Israel's benefit, particularly when Israel found itself in a tight diplomatic squeeze.
Israeli nurses on strike.

The Adventures of the Jewish Nurse in the Land of Israel

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The author, MK Aryeh Eldad (R) and his partner at Power to Israel, MK Michael Ben Ari.

In Israel’s Election Campaign Telling the Truth Is against the Law

6 Tevet 5773 – December 18, 2012
A number of radical leftist approached the chairman of the Central Election Committee...
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Post-Chanukah Musings at the Maccabees’ Hometown

How could we have been standing those 200 yards away on this incredibly meaningful site, in the town where the Maccabees’ efforts assured Jewish continuity and be in the dark?
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton help farmers in harvesting olives in the village of Ras Karkar near Ramallah.

The European Union: A Palestinian Pawn

The EU has been following the PA line in condemning Israeli construction in E-1, calling for Palestinian unity, and voting for a unilateral Palestinian state.

Syrian Rebels in Control of Border Area with Israel

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
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