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Israel to ease self-defense gun restrictions after Jerusalem synagogue attack

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:18am
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Two East Jerusalem Arabs attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem during morning prayers, using meat clevers, knives and a pistol to kill the Rabbi and three worshipers.

The NY Times reports that all four were Rabbis.

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Two Israelis Killed in Separate Knife Attacks Following PA Incitement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:00pm
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Two Israelis were killed yesterday in separate terror attacks by knife wielding assailants.

Yesterday morning, a 20 year old soldier, Almog Shiloni, was stabbed in Tel Aviv. The Times of Israel reports:

Almog Shiloni, 20, of Modiin, died of multiple wounds to his stomach and chest, an official from the Sheba Medical Center...

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Breaking: Rasmea Odeh found guilty (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 10, 2014 at 12:02pm
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William A. Jacobson has covered this trial extensively. See:

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Obama 2008: Israel can keep its undivided capital of Jerusalem, if it likes it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:34am
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Yesterday was oral argument at the Supreme Court in a lawsuit over whether Congress had the power to designate Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel on passports.

The case is Zivotofsky v. Kerry, and the issue is a fight between Congress and the Executive Branch, Via Scotus Blog:

Issue: Whether a federal statute...

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Israel Builds Homes, World Screams; Egypt Destroys Homes … *Crickets*

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:02pm
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Elder of Ziyon picked up on a recent bit of hypocrisy when Egypt began destroying hundreds of homes along the Sinai’s border with Gaza. In So where are the Rachel Corries for Egypt?  Elder writes:

800 homes demolished in the next few days? Israel has never demolished so many in so little time.

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One of those “chickenshit” operations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 10:30am
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The senior official in the Obama administration who referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as “chickshit” probably has much more courageous things than Operation Isotope on his resume.

Operation Isotope was a raid involving the rescue of hijacked Sabena Flight 571, and Netanyahu was a participant, along with another Israeli Prime...

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Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:05pm
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Yesterday Prof Jacobson rightly assessed Jeffrey Goldberg’s The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here as describing a crisis “in Obama-Israel relations.”

Although the White House has offered a disavowal of the profane insult made by one of Goldberg’s sources, the full substance of his remarks needs to be rebutted.

The offending...

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Senior Obama official: Bibi Netanyahu is “chickenshit”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 6:13pm
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Jeffrey Goldberg writing in The Atlantic, The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here:

The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official...

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Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 5:48pm
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While no one knows if there will even be an indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, leaked evidence including an autopsy report raise the possibility there will be no indictment.

If that happens, the streets will be on edge, and it will not take much...

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Terror Attack at Jerusalem Light Rail Stop Leaves Baby Dead, 7 Others Injured

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:01pm
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Earlier today, a Palestinian drove his car off the road into a group of people who had just gotten off Jerusalem’s light rail at the Ammunition Hill stop, killing a three month old baby and injuring seven others.

The Times of Israel reports:

“A private car which arrived from the direction of the...

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Report: Obama Administration Looks to Sweeten Nuclear Deal for Iran. Again.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00am
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Remember when President Barack Obama said that the United States will “always have Israel’s back” when it comes to Israel’s security—especially in regards to Iran’s nuclear program?

Or when Secretary of State John Kerry said that with Iran “no deal was better than a bad deal?”

They were lying.

The administration’s aim is to...

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The most amazing pro-Israel Yom Kippur sermon

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:18pm
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One of the most disturbing trends I witness on campuses is the way some — just some, by no means a majority — of leftist Jewish students have fallen prey to, and espouse, anti-Israel propaganda expertly generated by groups like Jewish Voice for Peace and its comrades in arms, groups like...

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Code Pink to exploit Ferguson “Weekend of Resistance” to bash Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 3, 2014 at 4:22pm
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As if the situation in Ferguson, Missouri wasn’t bad enough, Code Pink has decided to join the riots and protests.

Code Pink infamously dressed as vaginas and paraded around the RNC in 2012. They also protested the maker of my favorite body wash, Ahava, (made in Israel), because it contains “occupied mud.”

More ominously,...

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Israel defeated Hamas in a war of self-defense

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10:45am
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The lead article in the October issue of Commentary by Omri Ceren is Yes, Israel Won in Gaza.

Ceren’s central premise is that Hamas built a huge terror infrastructure including tunnels, an enhanced rocket arsenal and speci...

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Netanyahu addresses UN General Assembly (VIDEO)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:34pm
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The speech takes place against the backdrop of a libelous speech by Mahmoud Abbas that even a left-leaning Haaretz columnist noted “more or less buried the peace process.”

Here are highlights — full video is embedded at bottom of post:

On Hamas war crimes and rocket launchers

On Iran and Sanctions

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At UN today, “Abbas more or less buried the peace process”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:55pm
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Mahmoud Abbas showed his hand today at the U.N., accusing Israel of genocide, getting a predictable reaction, via Times of Israel:

In his address, Abbas accused Israel of committing genocide in its recent conflict with terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip — calling 2014 “a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated...

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Arab Bank Found Liable For Supporting Hamas Terror

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:15pm
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Yesterday a jury in a federal court in New  York found the Arab Bank – the largest lender in Jordan - liable for “knowingly supporting terrorism efforts connected to two dozen attacks in the Middle East.”

The New York Times reports:

Arab Bank, a major Middle Eastern bank with $46 billion in assets, was accused...

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