The Strategic Importance Of The Argument From Law

editor 18 November 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Earlier this week, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely was almost prevented from speaking at Princeton University after left-wing Jewish students claimed her work “causes irreparable damage to the prospects of a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Meekly genuflecting to this preposterous claim, Princeton Hillel, no less, abruptly canceled her invitation. The day was saved by Chabad, which provided a venue in which Hotovely could speak. Hillel officials subsequently apologized for this disgraceful episode, adding that this was “an isolated incident.” Read more »

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The West’s Vital Strategic Asset

editor 18 November 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. One of the many things the west fails to grasp about the State of Israel is how important it is to the security of the west, as well as the role that the Jews of that land have played in helping defend western lives since before Israel was reborn. Col Richard Kemp, Britain’s former commander in Afghanistan, has written a great piece about this that should be essential reading. Here’s a flavour: Read more »

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Netanyahu: ‘We don’t miss diplomatic opportunities, we create them’

editor 17 November 2017

By Itamar Eichner.. After hearing the opposition accuse him of ignoring the chance for regional cooperation, failing to represent Israeli interests and preferring an Israeli apartheid, Netanyahu responds by listing his work to strengthen ties with other nations and his achievements in improving Israel’s security and economy; ‘have these diplomatic opportunities created on their own?’ asks Netanyahu. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a lengthy barrage of attacks from the Left and Center during a special Knesset session on Monday (November 13, 2017), and when it was over, he went up to answer them. Read more »

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‘We’re Working Very Hard’ on Mideast Peace Plan, US Ambassador to Israel Says at ZOA Annual Dinner

editor 17 November 2017

By Shiryn Solny.. Speaking exclusively with JNS.org, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Sunday night (November 12, 2017) confirmed a report that a team from the Trump administration is drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “We’re working very hard on it,” Friedman said of the Mideast peace proposal, in an interview at the Zionist Organization of America’s (ZOA) annual awards dinner in New York City. “It’s hard to comment on it while we’re in the middle, because it’s delicate.” He added that more information about the plan will be publicized in “a few months.” Read more »

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Why End Times? (71) – Chapter 7 – Jerusalem

editor 16 November 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 7 – Jerusalem

Melchizedek
Let us return to the historic and spiritual roots of Jerusalem. This mountain/hill was known to be a special place, even before Abraham. A king-priest served the One and Only God at this place. It     is here where the meeting took place between this king-priest Melchizedek (whose name means ‘king of righteousness’) and Abraham. In Genesis 14:18-20 we read: “…Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, ‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.’ Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.” [Photo top right: Melchizedek blesses Abraham. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons].  Read more »

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Tzippy and the Iceberg

editor 16 November 2017

By Caroline Glick.. Princeton University Hillel’s last minute decision on Monday (November 13, 2017) to cancel Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipy Hotovely’s scheduled address was the tip of a very dangerous iceberg. The iceberg itself was revealed the next day (November 14, 2017) on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2016. The bill is intended to facilitate the fight against antisemitism on campuses by requiring university authorities to refer to the State Department’s definition of antisemitism when they consider whether harassing acts were “motivated by antisemitic intent.” Nine witnesses appeared before the committee. Five supported the legislation. Four opposed it. Read more »

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Hopes betrayed: the Russian Revolution and the Jews

editor 16 November 2017

By Ben Cohen.. Another week, another centennial. Following the Balfour Declaration’s milestone, it’s now time to look back on the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, where a communist insurrection in St. Petersburg, then known as Petrograd, gave birth to a state that caused untold misery to millions for almost the remainder of the 20th century…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. [Photo top right: Bolshevik Revolution leader Vladimir Lenin. Credit: Pavel Semyonovich Zhukov via Wikimedia Commons].  Read more »

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New fingerprick-free glucose meter takes the “Ouch!” out of diabetes care

editor 15 November 2017

By Michal Marmary.. A new device to track blood-glucose levels has been launched in Israel. Today marks World Diabetes Day, a date chosen in tribute to Dr. Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, who was born on November 14, 1891.  While the discovery of insulin made survival with diabetes possible, the disease itself continues to spiral out of control around the world. Read more »

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Teach passengers on future ‘Anne Frank’ train the history of Holocaust deportations

editor 15 November 2017

By J-Wire.. Following reports that Germany’s national railway plans to name a high-speed train after Anne Frank, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder urged Deutsche Bahn to contextualise its decision and provide passengers of the ICE Inter-city Express with information about its predecessor company’s role in the deportation of Jews during the Holocaust. Read more »

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Why End Times? (70) – Chapter 7 – Jerusalem

editor 14 November 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 7 – Jerusalem – Introduction

What is so special about the city of Jerusalem? What are the roots of this city, historically and spiritually? What role will the city play in the prophetic future – if at all? To answer these questions we have to go back, to the days of Abraham. He was the Father of the Jewish race, through his son Isaac, borne by his wife Sarah. He was the founding father of the people of Israel as well as of the Arab nations. This through Ishmael, the son he had with his Egyptian slave Hagar. Let’s start our search by consulting some Christian and Jewish sources on Jerusalem.  [Photo top right: Tower of David seen from the Jaffa Gate]. Read more »

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