Overlooking the Temple Mount

ZOA: End Discrimination Against Jews On Temple Mount Now

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) this week sent a sharply critical letter to Knesset members government ministers, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding that Jews have the right to “unfettered access and freedom” to pray on the Temple Mount (Har Habayit). The Mount, the letter says, “and not the Western Wall (Kotel) is Judaism’s […]

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Cave of Patriarchs

Is Israel Giving Jewish Heritage Sites to Palestinian Authority?

The Palestinian Authority wants UNESCO to declare the Patriarchs’ Cave and Rachel’s Tomb as its heritage sites while Israel is excluding them from its own list. A government committee headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is meeting Tuesday morning to decide on adding 16 more sites to Israel’s official list of heritage sites, but the […]

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Barak and Netanyahu

Netanyahu: Stop ‘Blabbing’ About Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his top officials to stop “blabbing” about a potential military strike targeting Iran’s nuclear program. According to the Hebrew-language Maariv, Netanyahu earlier this week took a number of military officials and government ministers to task for speaking too freely about Israel’s military plans. “Stop blabbing, already,” he reportedly told the […]

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Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird

Canadian Foreign Minister: Palestinian Authority Statehood Bid ‘Profoundly Wrong’ (VIDEO)

Canadian foreign minister John Baird, visitng Israel this week, stressed his country’s strong support of Israel. “Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada,” Baird said at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial on Monday. Baird also said: “Canada does not stand behind Israel; Canada stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel,” which he repeated […]

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Moshe Feiglin

Americans Watchful as Netanyahu Fends Off Primary Challenge

Americans are watching closely as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu heads off a challenge for Likud party leadership from perennial nationalist candidate Moshe Feiglin. Most major networks and news wires in the U.S. have carried the news of this week’s Likud party primary, set for Tuesday, January 31. As lukewarm a fan of Israel’s prime minister […]

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Panetta: We Have Some Ideas Who Was Behind Iran Killing; Indirectly Throws Israel Under the Bus

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that U.S. officials had “some ideas” as to who was behind the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran this week, AFP reported. During a meeting with soldiers at a Texas military base, Panetta insisted the United States was “not involved in any way, in any way with […]

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Quartet Intervention Doomed

President Shimon Peres says the Quartet’s plan and deadline that expire this month is doomed and that the Palestinian Authority and Israel will return to direct talks. The Quartet told the PA and Israel three months ago to put forth suggestions for two issues: boundaries for a new Palestinian Authority country and security for Israel, a request […]

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