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  • Room by Room, Jews Reclaim Home in Jerusalem

    09/04/2012 12:48:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A Jewish family finally succeeds in moving into one room of a house owned by Jews but occupied by Arabs in the Silwan Valley. Seven years after a court ruling that supported Jewish ownership, police escorted the family into their room separated by barbed wire and sheets of metal from the rest of the building, the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency reported Monday. The Arab Hamdallah family still is resisting orders to leave the entire house, which was bought by an orthodox Jewish group more than a century ago and was re-sold in 1990 when U.S. philanthropist Irvin Moskowitz bought the...
  • As UN Head Travels to Iran, Abbas Pledges No Jews In Jerusalem

    08/24/2012 4:04:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/24/12 | Ronn Torossian
    One simply has to watch the words of the leaders in the Middle East to understand why there won’t be peace anytime soon. “Jerusalem is a Muslim and Christian city, and there will be neither peace nor security until the Israeli occupation, settlements, and settlers leave the city,” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday. “Jerusalem’s identity is Arab, and the city’s and Christian holy sites must be protected from Israeli threats.” He added that Israeli excavation work in Jerusalem and in the Western Wall tunnels beneath the mosque “will not undermine the fact that the city will forever be...
  • New evidence points to deficient police conduct in Arab lynching (Netanyahu condemns thug violence)

    08/23/2012 5:07:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 2 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | August 22, 2012 | Israel Hayom Staff
    According to eyewitness, a police patrolman who arrived at the scene saw a group of youths engaging in disorderly behavior, but left minutes before they began beating the Arab victim • PM: "This goes against our way, and we condemn it in word and deed." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday condemned attacks against Arabs over the weekend, saying that Israel will not tolerate racism and violence. Six Palestinians were hurt on Thursday when the taxi they were riding in was firebombed near the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin, and a group of Arab youths was viciously attacked in...
  • Gas mask distribution in Jerusalem

    08/19/2012 8:45:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/20/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I can only hope that this means that we have solved the shortage (somehow I doubt it), but Paula Stern reports that she got gas masks in Jerusalem. This is significant because there really has been no distribution in and around Jerusalem until now (although we had our gas masks collected a number of years ago). The only reason we have gas masks already is that Mrs. Carl works in the center of the country and got them there. This comment from Paula is a great summary of what's so bizarre about this situation: This was more than I had...
  • Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Protested as 'Impurity and Abomination'

    08/06/2012 1:00:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/06/2012 | By Stoyan Zaimo
    The 10th Annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade took place on Thursday in the biblical holy city, and attracted plenty of controversy, with protesters rallying against the event's purported harm to Jerusalem's "sanctity." More than 5,000 gays and lesbians and their supporters gathered in Jerusalem for the parade, the Times of Israel reported. They assembled in the downtown Independence Park before starting their march through the city. "We must work together to strengthen Jerusalem as a modern, open capital and to foster welcoming, inclusive communities across the Jewish world," said American philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, who made the opening remarks. "It is...
  • Israel: Obama's Wedge Issue

    08/05/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    Less than 100 days before the US presidential elections, the Obama administration is openly denying Israel's sovereignty over Jerusalem. Can this be a vote-getter? Last week, the Emergency Committee for Israel released an ad titled, "O, Jerusalem." The commercial showed administration officials squirming when asked to name the capital of Israel, and highlighted the recent refusals of White House and State Department spokespeople to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel's capital city. The underlying message of the ad was that the administration's policy is out of step with the views of the majority of Americans. Barack Obama's position is certainly...
  • A Tale of Two Presidential Campaigns and One Holy City

    07/30/2012 4:32:31 PM PDT · by opentalk · 1 replies
    The Lid ^ | July 30, 2012
    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities”Unlike the classic Dickens work, this week's presidential campaign was a tale of one city Jerusalem, and the different way it was handled by the two different campaigns, One handled it as if this was the age of foolishness, the other as the age of wisdom. One refused to give its position on Israel’s capital publicly; the other stood in front of the panorama of the holy city over his...
  • G-d Helped Pass the Jerusalem Law, Says MK Cohen

    07/09/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Knesset Member Geula Cohen believes that annexing Judea and Samaria is possible, if Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wills it. Based on her experience, however, she noted that the law can be proposed by an MK and not by Netanyahu himself. Cohen, a former underground fighter who formed the Tehiya party in 1979, initiated the Jerusalem Basic Law that declared "the complete and unified" Jerusalem to be Israel's capital, in 1980. "It was difficult to think, then, that the Jerusalem Law could pass," Cohen recollected. "[Israeli Prime Minister Menachem] Begin and [Egyptian President Anwar] Sadat had an agreement that such...
  • Romney Takes Tough Stance in Israel

    07/30/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 30, 2012 | P. David Hornik
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Romney Takes Tough Stance in IsraelPosted By P. David Hornik On July 30, 2012 @ 12:32 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 12 Comments On Sunday Mitt Romney took the fight for the American Jewish (and Evangelical) vote to Israel, a country most American Jews have never visited. His target—a large and convenient one—was Barack Obama’s record of behavior toward the Jewish state.Even so, there’s no possibility that Romney will get most of the Jewish vote in November, something no Republican presidential candidate has ever done. But a Gallup poll released Friday has American Jewish...
  • Romney Lacks "Skills To Be Able To Be Commander In Chief" (DWS)

    07/30/2012 5:12:10 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 93 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-29-2012
    "I think he's demonstrated pretty repeatedly since he's been out of the country that he lacks the experience, he lacks the preparation and the diplomatic skills to be able to be the commander in chief; to be able to be the president of the United States," DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on "Face the Nation" today. .....
  • Mitt Romney: Israel's economic success over Palestinians 'due to providence'

    07/30/2012 4:57:19 AM PDT · by upchuck · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | July 30, 2012 | Harriet Sherwood
    [Edited for excerpt] Israel's economic success compared to its Palestinian neighbours was due in part to "the hand of providence", Mitt Romney told a $25,000-a-head fundraising event in Jerusalem on Monday. He cited a climate of innovation, the Jewish history of thriving in adversity and the "hand of providence". Romney drew a comparison between Israel's economic success and the Palestinians'. "As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more...
  • Mitt Romney Jerusalem Speech Transcript 7-29-12

    07/30/2012 12:40:16 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 8 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-29-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The following is the transcript of a brilliant and inspiring speech by Mitt Romney from Jerusalem's Old City. I see only one word missing..."Palestinians," although they and the evil they perpetrate is clear. He reiterates that Jerusalem is the Capital City of Israel; that our ideals and values are much the same; that America will not stand by and watch horror played out again; that true peacemakers never allow despotic regimes to spread their hate to free peoples; that we have a solemn duty to believe Iran when they tell us they will destroy Israel [and the U.S.]; that the...
  • J-Post: 'Romney a True Friend of Israel'

    07/30/2012 8:53:47 AM PDT · by rhema · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2012 | Rick Moran
    By most accounts, Mitt Romney hit it out of the park yesterday in his speech before the Jerusalem Foundation. Daniel Pipes called it "a stem winder" and "remarkable." Barry Rubin sensed Romney's sincerity: Speaking to an often-cheering group of about 400 people in Jerusalem, Governor Mitt Romney gave a speech less notable for what he said than for the fact that the audience believed he was sincere in saying it. At a beautiful outdoor setting with the Old City in the background, Romney declared his strong support for Israel, using phrases often heard from American presidents. He also proclaimed his...
  • White House Differs with Romney on Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

    07/30/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 148 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | By Fred Lucas
    Via CNSNews.com:In what marks a decisive difference in the presidential campaign, one day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the White House asserted that Romney’s position was different from that of the Obama administration. “Our view is that that is a different position than this administration holds. It’s the view of this administration that the capital should be determined in final status negotiations between parties,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Monday. “I would remind you that that is the position that has been held by previous administrations both Democratic and Republican. So, if...
  • Carney Refuses To Identify Capital Of Israel

    07/26/2012 5:33:54 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 52 replies
    cspan ^ | July 26, 2012
    At White House press briefing Carney refuses to answer simple question, "What is the capital of Israel?"
  • HAWT HAWT HAWT Press Conference: Jay Carney Won't Say Jerusalem is Israel's Capital

    07/30/2012 12:51:54 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 4 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-29-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The thought of Jerusalem being the capital of Israel is so deeply repugnant to the Obama administration that Press Secretary Jay Carney couldn't 'speak' it, wouldn't confirm it - but couldn't ignore it either, because he was asked repeatedly, and heatedly, for the White House position: is Jerusalem still the capital of Israel, or has that position changed? It was HAWT in that press room today (you don't often see a White House presser like this one). All Carney would say is that the White House position has not changed. Today Mitt Romney stated for all the world to hear: "It...
  • In Israel, Romney talks Iran, angers Palestinians

    07/29/2012 9:16:11 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 18 replies
    White House hopeful Mitt Romney held top-level talks in Israel over Iran's nuclear ambitions but quickly drew fire from the Palestinians for endorsing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. "We must lead the effort to prevent Iran from building and possessing nuclear weapons capability," the Republican challenger said in a speech given on a rooftop overlooking Jerusalem's Old City in which he laid out key foreign policy issues facing Israel. "We should employ any and all measures to dissuade the Iranian regime from its nuclear course," he said, expressing hope that diplomatic and economic measures would help achieve...
  • Do's and Don'ts For Mitt Romney in Israel

    07/29/2012 12:08:13 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 29, 2012 | Ronn Torossian
    Do's and Don'ts For Mitt Romney in Israel(photo Romney at Western Wall) Unlike President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney embraces Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By Ronn Torossian Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 29, 2012 ... Owning a PR Agency, I wanted to offer ten tips for Mitt Romney to observe during his Israel visit. Bowing isn’t customary in the Middle East. The Obama bow to the Saudi King is not considered customary in Israel nor anywhere else in the Middle East. Shaking hands and being polite is all that is needed. Just as anywhere else in the world,...
  • In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital

    07/29/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Milagros · 89 replies
    YNET ^ | 07.29.12, 21:19
    In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital Republican presidential hopeful says 'ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses' Ynet reporters, AP Latest Update: 07.29.12, 21:19 / Israel News US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and told an Israeli audience that the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons
  • Carney and WH Web Site 'Follow Up' Won't Admit to What the Law Dictates:

    07/28/2012 7:38:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 28, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    One of the most embarrassing yet telling exchanges (using the term loosely, as will be seen) in the history of presidential press secretaries occurred on Thursday. Connie Lawn, described here as longest-serving White House reporter, asked Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney what should have been a really easy question: "What city does this administration consider to be the capital of Israel -- Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?" Carney wouldn't answer it, and accused Lawn and relentless national treasure Les Kinsolving of WND.com of asking about something they already knew. Carney's contemptible behavior has been virtually ignored in the establishment press. Here...
  • MUSLIM OBAMA'S MINISTER OF PROPAGANDA JAY CARNEY REFUSES TO SAY JERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

    07/26/2012 11:36:15 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 14 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | July 26, 2012
    Video of Jay Carney being asked repeatedly to state the capital of Israel (Jerusalem). Carney refuses to answer the question, but one brave elderly reporter doesn't give up easily.
  • An Inside Look in Eastern Jerusalem: Daily Arab Attacks on Jews

    07/17/2012 6:55:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 7/17/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Jews in the Beit Hanina neighborhood of Jerusalem, a hotbed of angry Arabs in one of the areas claimed by the Palestinian Authority, are attacked almost daily by stones and firebombs. Police are passive, according to Jewish residents. Hezi Hovav told Arutz Sheva there have been dozens of Arab attacks, and he has filed complaints without any results. In one recent attack, a firebomb (Molotov cocktail) burned one room of a house. Another firebomb was hurled last Thursday at a car. Hovav also reported that an Arabs used tear gas on a young Jewish man.
  • ‘Here in Israel’: In Jerusalem, Clinton Breaches U.S. Policy

    07/17/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/17/2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Contradicting a longstanding U.S. policy that irks many conservatives, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday identified Jerusalem’s location at least three times as being in Israel. The apparent slip-ups came during Clinton’s first visit to the Israeli capital in two years, on the final day of a nine-country, 12-day trip. Meeting with U.S. diplomatic staff and families at the U.S. consulate-general in Jerusalem, she said she was glad to see Consul General Daniel Rubinstein and his wife Julie, adding, “I got to work with Dan when he was in the White House, and it’s wonderful to see...
  • Fatah to Israel: Do What We Want, or Face Intifada

    06/28/2012 2:10:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/6/12 | David Lev
    If Israel does not surrender all the lands liberated in the Six Day War of 1967, set up an Arab state with Jerusalem as its capital, and make significant concessions in accepting as citizens descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948, a third intifada should, and must, be conducted. The call for a new “uprising of the people” against Israel was part of a the summation statement issued at the end of the two day Palestinian Revolutionary Council (PRC) general meeting held this week. The meeting was led by Palestinian Authority chief and Fatah party head Mahmoud Abbas. The...
  • Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital under (Muslim Brotherhood) Mursi’s rule, says Muslim cleric

    06/09/2012 12:41:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Abeer Tayel
    If Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi became president, Egypt’s new capital will no more be Cairo, but the new capital will be Jerusalem, a prominent Egyptian cleric said at a presidential campaign rally, which was aired by an Egyptian private TV channel. “Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem with God’s will. Our chants shall be: ‘millions of martyrs will march towards Jerusalem’,” prominent cleric Safwat Hagazy said, according to the video aired by Egypt’s religious Annas TV on Tuesday. The video went viral after being posted on YouTube—accompanied by English subtitles by Memri...
  • Why Can't Israel Name Its Own Capital?

    06/02/2012 1:57:28 PM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    CNS news ^ | June 2, 2012 | Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
    The Obama administration refuses, time and again, to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Victoria Nuland, speaking from the State Department, recently repeated over and over that the status of Jerusalem is subject to final status negotiations. Israel thus becomes the only country recognized by the U.S. that is not allowed to name its own capital. But the U.S. recognizes Germany’s capital. It’s Berlin. This is most curious. The United States, in organizing the United Nations in 1945, required that only those nations that had declared war on Germany could be members. President Roosevelt told Stalin and Churchill...
  • Archeologist Says New Finds Support Bible's Accuracy

    05/28/2012 11:45:52 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 4 replies
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | May 15, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    A Hebrew University archeologist says finds at a new dig site near Jerusalem are backing up the biblical narrative of an Israelite kingdom centered on Jerusalem in 1000 BC, around the time of King David and his son, King Solomon. Professor Yosef Garfinkel has been digging at Khirbet Qeiyafa near the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh since 2007. Carbon dating of unearthed olive pits has put the period of activity at Khirbet Qeiyafa at 1020 BC - 980 BC, almost exactly the period of time the Bible says David and Solomon were active in the region. The dating, together with...
  • Bible-era earthquake reveals year of Jesus' crucifixion

    05/25/2012 8:42:58 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 47 replies
    Discovery News ^ | May 24, 2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday April 3, 33 A.D. The latest investigation, reported in the journal International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/24/bible-era-earthquake-reveals-year-jesus-crucifixion/?intcmp=features#ixzz1vwXerfrQ
  • Cardinal expecting ecumenical breakthrough from Pan-Orthodox Meeting

    05/23/2012 5:50:37 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 23 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Important speech by Cardinal Koch to Aid to the Church in Need conference
  • No Appeasement: 11 Reasons Why Israeli Concessions Will Not Bring Peace

    03/06/2011 11:02:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 6 2011 | Eldad Tzioni
    - NewsReal Blog - http://www.newsrealblog.com - No Appeasement: 11 Reasons Why Israeli Concessions Will Not Bring PeacePosted By Eldad Tzioni On March 6, 2011 @ 9:00 am In Email,Feature,Main,Right to Exist | No Comments The peace process.For years, weÂ’ve been hearing how important the peace process is. We are constantly being told that the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is the root of all the problems in the Middle East (and, sometimes, the world). Even if a solution were to be found, we are constantly led to believe, the entire Arab world will become friendly and cooperative with the West.The Europeans are frustrated,...
  • Netanyahu at Merkaz HaRav: "I Will Never Divide Jerusalem"

    05/21/2012 1:02:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/12 | Elad Benari
    The traditional Jerusalem Day celebrations at the flagship religious Zionist yeshiva, Merkaz HaRav Kook, took place on Sunday evening so as not to cause desecration of the Sabbath. This year, in addition to words of Torah about the city, dancing and joyous song led by famed clarinetist Musa Berlin and singer Akiva Margaliot, they included an historical revelation by the head of the yeshiva and an emotional declaration of loyalty to united Jerusalem by the Prime Minister himself, who vowed "I will never forget thee, O Jerusalem" and spoke of the international pressures to give in on the city with...
  • Former Israeli PM: Jerusalem must be partitioned

    05/20/2012 11:32:18 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/20/2012 | AMY TEIBEL
    Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged Israeli leaders to relinquish the idea of a unified Jerusalem if they truly want peace, contending in a pair of interviews that years of government neglect have kept the Jewish and Arab sectors irreparably divided. The comments, made as Israel marked the 45th anniversary of capturing east Jerusalem, were nearly unprecedented for a mainstream Israeli leader and put Olmert at odds with his successor, Benjamin Netanyahu. Celebrating Israel's control of Jerusalem, Netanyahu declared his government was committed to keeping the entire city Israel's undivided capital. "No Israeli government since 1967 has done...
  • Jewish Birthrate Up, Arab Rate Down in Jerusalem

    05/20/2012 1:39:19 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Jewish birthrate in Jerusalem is higher than the Arab birthrate, putting an end to reports of an Arab demographic threat in the united capital. The birthrate in the expected life of mothers is 4.2 children for Jewish mothers compared with 3.9 children for Arab mothers, according to the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies (JIIS). Reflecting the trend in the rest of Israel, the birthrate for Jews represents a dramatic reversal and is on the increase while the Arab birthrate is declining. In 1999, the birthrate was only 3.8 for Jewish mothers and 4.4 for Arabs, the JIIS reported. Jews...
  • “The Temple Mount is in our Hands”

    05/19/2012 12:02:47 PM PDT · by jjotto · 10 replies
    Israpundit ^ | May 19, 2012 | Jerry Gordan
    “The Temple Mount is in our Hands” – Yom Yerushalayim Day, the 45th Commemoration of the Reunification of Jerusalem This evening in Israel begins the commemoration of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the 28th of Iyar in the Hebrew Calendar. The occasion marks the 45th anniversary of the reunification of the ancient and eternal capital of the Jewish State of Israel. Nineteen years after Jordanian Legionnaires routed valiant defending forces, destroyed Jewish landmarks and expelled Jewish residents of the Old City; IDF forces retook the eastern half of Israel’s capitol on June 7th, 1967, after fierce fighting. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book,...
  • Egypt Islamist vows global caliphate in Jerusalem

    05/09/2012 10:37:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/08/2012 01:27 | Oren Kessler
    Egypt’s Islamists aim to install a global Islamic caliphate with its capital in Jerusalem, a radical Muslim preacher told thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in a clip released Monday. “We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized, (Allah) willing, by Dr. Mohamed Mursi,” Safwat Higazi told thousands of Brotherhood supporters at a Cairo soccer stadium as Mursi—the movement’s presidential candidate—and other Brotherhood officials nodded in agreement. “The capital of the caliphate—the capital of the United States of the Arabs—will be Jerusalem, (Allah) willing,” Higazi said. “Our capital shall not be in Cairo, Mecca or Medina,”...
  • My old friend PM Netanyahu has done the impossible!

    05/09/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Prayer Team ^ | 5/9/12 | Mike Evans
    More than 30 years ago, I anointed a young man named Benjamin Netanyahu and prophesied that he would be the Prime Minister of Israel. At the time, he was not involved in politics, and I went to Prime Minister Menachem Begin and recommended Netanyahu for his first appointment. Today my old friend is indeed the Prime Minister, and he has just accomplished something never before seen in Israel’s history. Israel’s government is a parliamentary system (like England’s) with many political parties. The Prime Minister has just created the strongest coalition government Israel has ever known by bringing the largest opposition...
  • Why Islam Will Never Accept the State of Israel

    06/30/2010 12:04:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2010 | Steven Simpson
    It is a common belief that the "Arab-Israeli conflict" is a conflict of two peoples fighting over the same piece of land and is therefore one of nationalism. Rarely, if ever, do we hear or read of the religious component to this conflict. However, if anything, the conflict is more of a "Muslim-Jewish" one than an "Arab-Israeli" one. In other words, the conflict is based on religion -- Islam vs. Judaism -- cloaked in Arab nationalism vs. Zionism. The fact of the matter is that in every Arab-Israeli war, from 1948 to the present, cries of "jihad," "Allahu Akbar," and...
  • Temple Denial

    04/24/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr 24, 2012 | Benny Morris
    Leafing through a popular Palestinian tourist guidebook, Palestine: A Guide, by Mariam Shahin, I came across the following sentence concerning the Temple Mount compound (in Arabic, al-haram al-sharif, the noble sanctuary) on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem's Old City: "It is this whole area that fanatic Israelis want to destroy in order to 'rebuild' a temple, which they claim once stood there." Of course, there are a handful of Israeli "fanatics" who would like to destroy the compound's two Muslim mosques—the Dome of the Rock and al-Aksa—and rebuild the Jewish Temple on the site. The overwhelming majority of Israelis reject them...
  • Bethlehem Governor Bans Israeli Imports

    04/16/2012 4:13:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/12 | Gabe Kahn & Rachel Hirshfeld
    The governor of Bethlehem signed an order, on Sunday, banning the entry of Israeli agricultural products into the city, effective from May 1, Ma’an News Agency reported. Abdul-Fattah Hamayil gave orders to security services to enforce the ban and monitor all agricultural imports. Hamayil has also sought to ensure PA produce is not brought into the 47-year-old St. George Landmark Hotel in eastern Jerusalem. The decision follows the ban on Israeli-grown watermelons, onions, strawberries and potatoes implemented by PA Minister of Agriculture Ahmad Majdalani earlier this month, a press statement said. The ban, only the latest in a series of...
  • British lecturer: Jerusalem doesn’t belong to Jews

    04/01/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/01/2012 02:34 | Jonny Paul
    A British university lecturer told Global March to Jerusalem protesters on Friday evening that Jerusalem “does not belong to Jewish Israelis or to Jews” and that Israel is “finished.” University of Exeter lecturer Ghada Karmi, speaking to protesters converged near the Israeli Embassy in London, went on to say that she “respects all religions” but that one should not be allowed to take over the city. Karmi also said that Israel does not deserve to continue as a state. …
  • The State Department's Jerusalem Syndrome

    03/31/2012 4:43:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    I went to the US Consulate this week to take care of certain family business. It was a thoroughly unpleasant experience. I think it is ironic that two days after my extremely unpleasant experience at the consulate, State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refused to say what the capital of Israel is. It was ironic because anyone who visits the consulate knows that the US's position on Jerusalem is in perfect alignment with that of Israel's worst enemies. Last time I went to the consulate was in 2007. At that time the building was located in the middle of an Arab...
  • Op-Ed: Islam's [tenuous] Connection to Jerusalem - vs. Israel's

    04/01/2012 1:46:02 AM PDT · by Milagros · 8 replies
    INN ^ | March 29, 2012 | E. Hertz
    Various Islamic dynasties governed Jerusalem, but not one made it their capital. The Jews were a majority there - in what is called East Jerusalem today - for generations, including in 1948. Despite 1,300 years of Muslim Arab rule, Jerusalem was never the capital of an Arab entity.Oddly, the PLO's National Covenant, written in 1964, never mentioned Jerusalem. Only after Israel regained control of the entire city did the PLO "update" its Covenant to include Jerusalem...Mohammed, who founded Islam in 622 CE, was born and raised in present-day Saudi Arabia, he never set foot in Jerusalem.His connection to the city...
  • As Expected – Land Day Turns Violent

    03/30/2012 5:24:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Land Day turned violent Friday when Arabs began hurling Molotov cocktails and stones at soldiers near the Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem. The riots began after Friday afternoon Muslim prayers – often a starting point for violence – when dozens of masked Arab youths began rioting at the checkpoint. Soldiers responded with teargas and deployed the "Skunk" – a vehicle loaded with canons spraying a noxious-smelling liquid. A machine that transmits high frequency sound waves was also employed. Israel Radio reported several protesters were lightly injured in the clashes and taken to the hosptial. Hamas parliament member Ahmed Atoun was...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Federal judges to rule on ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ passport case

    03/27/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Ha'aertz ^ | 3-27-12 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Court rules that the American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can argue that their son's U.S. passport may list Israel as his birthplace. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can go to court in order to argue that their son's U.S. passport may list Israel as his birthplace. Due to the State Department's long-standing policy, nine-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky's birth certificate, and thus his passport, show Jerusalem with no specified country of birth. U.S. law, which actually allows passports to list “Jerusalem, Israel”, has existed since 2002. However,...
  • OUTRAGEOUS: Obama Administration Refuses to State Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel

    03/29/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 16 replies
    One Jerusalem.org - Email | March 29, 2012 | Allen Roth & David Goder
    Dear Friend of Israel, Today, at the daily State Department press briefing, official State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland repeatedly refused to state that the Obama Administration recognizes Jerusalem a the Capital of of the State of Israel. In answer to the question: "Is it the view of the United States that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, notwithstanding the question about the embassy - the location of the U.S. embassy? Nuland said, "We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem."In other words, all of Jerusalem is up for grabs in the...
  • State Dept. Spokes(wo)man Refuses to Say Whether Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

    03/29/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 28, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    There was an amazing exchange today at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem,” State Department spokes(wo)man Victoria Nuland said in response the question. When pressed further, Nuland stood her ground. “Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That's all I have to say on this issue,” said Nuland. Later, an apparently irritated spokes(wo)man again repeated her commitment not to...
  • The Global March to Jerusalem

    03/28/2012 4:59:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2012 | David Solway
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Global March to JerusalemPosted By David Solway On March 28, 2012 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 18 Comments Once again, Israel is confronted by a major threat to its existence, namely, the so-called Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ) scheduled for March 30th. It is organized by the usual suspects—the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the swelling tribe of Ayatollah lovers, the devil’s spawn of radical Leftists—whose intention is to mobilize a million people to breach Israel’s borders and converge on Jerusalem. They are convinced that Israel will either find itself helpless before a...
  • Friday’s Global March on Jerusalem Poses Security Risk

    03/29/2012 10:59:49 AM PDT · by gabriellah · 2 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 03/29/2012 | Sydney Phillips
    The Global March on Jerusalem is an Islamic rally that happens every year on March 30, honoring the Arabs killed by security forces in 1976 in the dispute over the land policy that involved confiscation of Arab land. This year, Palestinians will storm the Israeli borders with a little help from their friends in East Asia, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, and any form the Muslim Brotherhood assumes in each of these countries. Fars, an Iranian news agency, said the march would be “peaceful and well-organized.” Kathem Ayesh, member of the Muslim Brotherhood and organizer of the March, assures us that...
  • Iran flies thousands of pro-Palestinian activists to Syria. IDF fortifies borders

    03/30/2012 11:46:30 AM PDT · by OPS4 · 7 replies
    Debka News ^ | 3/30/12 | Debka Staff
    Israel boosted its Syrian and Lebanese border units as special flights carrying thousands of pro-Palestinian activists from Tehran touched down in Damascus Tuesday, March 27 for the international Global March to Jerusalem Friday, March 30. Before taking off, they were split into small groups and tutored by Iranian Al Qods Brigades officers in tactics for breaching Israeli border barriers, bursting through and challenging the Israeli military forces defending the border.
  • 20,000 Jordanians Marching on Israel

    03/30/2012 5:30:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/3/12
    Jordan's press is reporting some 20,000 people are taking part in a Global March on Jerusalem aimed at breaching Israel's borders. Participants were reportedly shouting: "Where is the Arab League on Jerusalem?" Four rabbis of the extremist anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect are also taking part...