APN demands Israel undo ‘State Land’ declaration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Americans for Peace Now (APN) joins its Israeli sister organization, Shalom Achshav (Peace Now), in strongly condemning the Israeli government’s decision to take over a large swath of West Bank land to expand Gva’ot, a settlement-in-the-making west of Bethlehem, as well as neighboring settlements. The Obama administration reportedly called on […]

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Obama must focus on jihadist enemy, not on golf game

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If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle—Sun  Tzu, The Art of War By […]

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Answering a liberal Jewish critic of Israel

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By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel –One of my readers asked for help in answering friends who have been “awakened” to anti-Zionism by Antony Lerman, who recently wrote, “The End of Liberal Zionism” (8/22/14) in The NY Times Sunday Review. Lerman writes on the subjects of anti-Semitism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, multiculturalism, and the place of […]

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Sound of explosion united restaurant patrons

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By Rabbi Ben Kamin MONROVIA, California — It was a quiet, routine morning at the buffet breakfast at an agreeable family hotel in this Los Angeles suburb.  People politely waited in turn for their jolt of coffee drawn from large standing thermoses; some were still half-asleep but all generally content with this modern American ritual […]

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Legislature seeks higher quota for Chaldean refugees

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SACRAMENTO (Press Release)– Assemblyman Brian Jones (Republican-Santee) led the effort on Friday, Aug. 30, to secure passage of a resolution urging President Obama to expedite visa processing for Iraq’s minority groups and to lift the refugee quota cap for Iraqi-Christians during a time of religious persecution.  Authored by Senator Joel Anderson, SJR 17 passed with […]

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The anatomy of the latest Israel-Gaza cease fire

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  By Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week WASHINGTON, D.C. — After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. But will the agreement, whose parameters are not yet fully apparent, hold up this time […]

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Coalition protests assault by SJP at Temple U

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LOS ANGELES (Press Release)-A coalition of groups concerned about civil rights and Jewish affairs has issued a statement protesting the assault and battery against a Jewish student at Temple University in Philadelphia by members of Students for Justice in Palestine.  The statement from the coalition follows: “We are deeply troubled by the physical assault against […]

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U.S. entered war against ISIS without a strategic plan

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  By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a reason the American military asks of its civilian commanders, “Don’t tell us what to do, tell us what you want done.” Giving the military an executable military mission to accomplish is the most important responsibility of civilian command. A strategic plan helps the military respond […]

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Kerry: ISIL will be held accountable for Foley murder

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)– U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement Wednesday on the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist. James Foley went to the darkest of places to shine the light of truth. Nothing could stop him from sharing with the world the reality of what […]

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U.S. State Dept.: Mujahidin Shura Council is terrorist

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — The Department of State  announced on Tuesday, August 19, the designation of the Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity under section 1(b) of Executive […]

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ISIS is evil incarnate and leaving a trail of horrors

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By Joe Gandelman SAN DIEGO — Just as World War I didn’t prove to be “the war to end all wars,” the 20th century didn’t turn out to be when the nearly unimaginable brutality and indescribable evil represented by German dictator Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime was definitively laid to rest The evil is back. Big-time. […]

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Caves, caverns appeal to story tellers

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-Last of a 23-part series- By Donald H. Harrison LAKEHEAD, California – Melelani Correa, a high school senior working at Lake Shasta Caverns, and her fellow guides like to fantasize about the shapes made by mineral-laden water dripping onto cave walls. Somewhat food-focused, she sees the shape of chili peppers here, strips of bacon there, […]

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JCRC condemns anti-Israel demonstration in Oakland

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OAKLAND, California (Press Release) — The Jewish Community Relations Council issued a statement condemning anti-Israel demonstrations conducted by Palestinian sympathizers at the Port of Oakland against the Israeli owned Zim ship Piraeus.  The Council statement said: “This past weekend, demonstrators turned out at the Port of Oakland with the offensive and polarizing message that “Zionism […]

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Wildlife Safari: Isaiah’s prophecy not quite realized

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Twenty-Second in a Series By Donald H. Harrison WINSTON, Oregon – There’s an oft-told joke that in order to illustrate Isaiah’s well known prophecy (Isaiah 11: 6-9), a zoo exhibited a lion and a lamb together in the same cage. “That’s fantastic!” said one amazed visitor, “Who’d have dared to do such a thing! How […]

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