Netanyahu’s Special Request from British PM Theresa May

Prime Minister Netanyahu said Monday that he had asked British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop funding radical left-wing associations and specified “Breaking the Silence.” The Haaretz newspaper reported that Netanyahu transmitted a document with a list of associations which receive direct or indirect funding from the British government including Breaking the Silence. Netanyahu said […]

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White House: Israeli Settlements Not an Impediment to Peace

The White House released a statement on settlement construction: essentially supporting building within existing settlements while gently criticizing the construction of new settlements, or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders, saying that such construction “may not be helpful.” (Despite construction within settlements and “natural growth” of existing settlements, Israel has not actually built […]

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Citing Muslim Bans on Israelis, Geert Wilders Calls Trump Critics ‘Hypocrites’

Geert Wilders has repeatedly said he argues for “Judeo-Christian values,” which he said are threatened by Islam in the Netherlands and elsewhere. JTA – The Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders called critics of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees “hypocrites” for failing to protest against predominantly Muslim countries that ban Israeli passport holders. Wilders, whose rightist […]

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Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem now!

Why? It has been argued, apparently by Egyptian and Jordanian leaders, that such a move would inflame the Arab world, especially the Palestinian Arabs, and expose Americans to attack, while causing disorders for these regimes. It is even said that Israel’s subterranean contacts and quiet cooperation with certain Arab states, united by fear of a […]

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Smoking Out Islamists via Extreme Vetting

by Daniel Pipes Middle East Quarterly Spring 2017 Donald Trump issued an executive order on Jan. 27 establishing radically new procedures to deal with foreigners who apply to enter the United States. Building on his earlier notion of “extreme vetting,” the order explains that to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted […]

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Iran conducts ballistic missile test in violation of UN ban

Iran conducted a ballistic missile test in violation of a binding UN Security Council resolution, Trump Administration officials told Fox News Monday. The launch took place Sunday at a well-known test site outside the city of Semnan, approximately 140 miles east of Tehran. According to the officials, the test was of a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic […]

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Trump Invites Netanyahu to Washington; Aides Clarify No Announcement on Embassy Move is “Imminent”

Trump’s aides also clarify that no announcement on embassy move is “imminent.” U.S. President Donald Trump is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington in just a few weeks. The offer came during the two leaders’ first phone conversation following Trump’s inauguration – although apparently the headline-topping issue of the U.S. moving its […]

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Why the LA Times Defends Threats, Intimidation and Anti-Semitism

The United States Congress is trying to reduce anti-Semitism on college campuses, while the LA Times is trying to defend it. Yes that’s right, the LA Times is defending anti-Semitism. What specifically, does the LA Times have a problem with? Congress was working to pass a bill called HR 6421, also known as the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.”  […]

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The Way to Peace: Israeli Victory, Palestinian Defeat

by Daniel Pipes Commentary January 2017 Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy sadly fits the classic description of insanity: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The identical assumptions – land-for-peace and the two-state solution, with the burden primarily on Israel – stay permanently in place, no matter how often they fail. Decades of […]

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