Netanyahu on Israel’s Security Prime Minister Netanyahu speaking before a joint session of Congress. Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Ashernet “The survival of Israel is non-negotiable,” he said. “Israel will not accept an agreement which allows a country that vows to annihilate us to develop nuclear weapons. Period.” Netanyahu on Framework Agreement Struck with Iran “IranContinue Reading »
A rebel of the Free Syrian Army stands amidst devastation in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Dona Bozzi /shutterstock.com The sheer numbers in the Syrian civil war are staggering: more than 200,000 are dead according to a report backed by the United Nations; more than 3 million have become foreign refugees; and 10 million in total haveContinue Reading »
There is a priest in Nazareth standing for the Jewish state of Israel. Locals there have not yet thrown him off a nearby cliff, but many would like to do so. Reviled and despised by childhood friends, Arab politicians and Christian Palestinian leaders, Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest, has received more death threatsContinue Reading »
Photo credit: Steven Blandin/shutterstock.com The first Persian Empire is well-known to students of the Bible. Its founder, King Cyrus the Great, is lauded as the ruler God used to return the Jewish people from 70 years of exile. It is also portrayed by the book of Daniel as one of the world’s most powerful andContinue Reading »
Photo credit: IDF/flickr.com For the first time in Israel since 2007, the Home Front Command and the Planning Directorate have drafted a new “reference scenario”, visualizing a potential Third Lebanon War that includes an average of 1,200 rockets per day launched from Lebanon and hundreds of Israelis dying over the course of the battle. TheContinue Reading »
Photo credit: Lightspring/shutterstock.com One day in October, all of Europe was at risk of Islamic domination. Spurred by successes elsewhere, militant Muslims entered the region of France to continue the ascent of their global Muslim Caliphate, or empire. But Charles Martel and his forces defeated the aggressive Muslim hordes at the Battle of Tours inContinue Reading »
Recruiting the young and disenfranchised, those who have always felt they existed outside the mainstream, is nothing new. Inner city gangs and cult leaders have long followed the same pattern, capturing the hearts of those who were desperate for community and a sense of belonging. Today, the same concepts are being used with terrifying successContinue Reading »
Israel’s attention has turned to the north, as it must. While to the south Hamas remains a threat, it is a cobra in the sand compared to the resurrected lion of Persia and its pack of predator states pressing in on Israel’s northern fence. And egging them on, pushing them toward Israel, is the reawakenedContinue Reading »
The report, authored by the Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry in cooperation with the Coordination Forum for Countering anti-Semitism, found there was a 400 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents during July and August 2014—likely due to Operation Protective Edge—compared to the same time the previous year. France [has risen] to be “the most dangerousContinue Reading »
Photo credit: idfblog.com More than ten thousand Gaza teenagers graduated from a terrorist training program given by Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Under a program named “Pioneers of the Resistance,” the Palestinian youths—aged 15 to 21—underwent intensive military training, including using live ammunition and heard sermons from Hamas leaders in praise ofContinue Reading »
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