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  • January 3, 2013

    Drive to Annex Judea and Samaria Full Steam Ahead  

    By: Hillel Fendel, The Jewish Press

    As of this week, it’s no longer just another fringe campaign: the drive to apply Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria – all or parts thereof – is now a bona-fide, full-blown national drive, with the support of government ministers, Knesset Members and candidates, academics, and members of the media. This became abundantly clear on
    Tuesday night in Jerusalem, when more than 1000 people crowded into a 900-seat Jerusalem hall – after the original location was abruptly changed – for the Third Annual Conference on the Application of Israeli Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (Yesha).Organized by Women in Green, and co-sponsored by the Jewish Press (, the conference dealt with specific and practical methods by which to actually get the sovereignty ball moving and thus prevent the formation of a Palestinian state.


    Posted by Ted Belman @ 10:28 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 18 Comments » | 1,661 views

    Did European Governments Overreact to a New ‘Anti-Islam’ Film?  

    Adam Turner:

    In September of 2012, supposedly because of an obscure “anti-Islam” film named “Innocence of Muslims,” the Islamic world erupted with violent protests towards Westerners for exercising their right to free speech. Although subsequent information has revealed that most of this violence was actually instigated beforehand by Islamist radicals, often for reasons having nothing to do with the scapegoated film, this has not lessened Western government’s extreme sensitivity to free speech in the West regarding Islam. Just this December, we saw another person targeted by European nations for his critical speech about Islam. …

    Continue reading…

    Posted by Andrew Jaffee @ 8:07 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 3 Comments » | 999 views

    WaPo Editorial: Settlements are not obstacle to peace  

    Overheated rhetoric on Israeli settlements.

    By ,

    FACING AN election in which his most dangerous competition is from the far right, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has adopted a familiar tactic: a flurry of announcements of new construction in Jewish settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The predictable result has been a storm of denunciations by the United States and every other member of the U.N. Security Council, along with dire predictions that the new building would “make a negotiated two-state solution .?.?. very difficult to achieve,” as British Foreign Secretary William Hague put it.

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 2:34 pm ET | Plink | Trackback | 3 Comments » | 1,086 views

    Koch to Cameron: Judea and Samaria Essential to Israeli Security  

    “Why would you expect Israel to cooperate in its intended lynching?” former New York Mayor asks British Prime Minister.

    By Elad Benari, Arutz Sheva

    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch has sent a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, asking him why his country chose to criticize Israel for approving new construction in Judea and Samaria.

    Koch pointed out in the letter that the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria is essential to ensuring Israel’s security, especially in the wake of recent comments by Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal.

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 6:24 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 52 Comments » | 1,599 views

    US/Egypt are committed to stopping smuggling  

    Like I have been saying…

    Egypt Prevented 3 Attempts to Smuggle Weapons into Gaza

    By Elad Benari, Arutz Sheva

    Western sources have revealed that Egypt has prevented three instances of large-scale smuggling of weapons into Gaza since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense, the Israel Defensewebsite reported on Tuesday.

    Posted by Ted Belman @ 6:18 am ET | Plink | Trackback | 4 Comments » | 965 views

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