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Why Are 110,000 Orthodox Israelis Rioting to 'Protect' Segregated Schools?

Posted June 17, 2010 | 17:29:00 (EST)

It is with American ears that revere the separation of church and state that we listen in awe to extreme religious happenings in the Middle East.

Sometimes its the Muslims, sometimes its the Christians.

Today the Israeli media is reporting that 110,000 members of ultra-Orthodox sects are rioting...

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The Jerusalem Post Should Fire Caroline Glick for Making a Racist Video

Posted June 5, 2010 | 18:07:10 (EST)

'We Will Slaughter the Jews,' goes a blatantly racist music video that has had nearly 700,000 views on YouTube.

Its title is, 'We Con the World,' sung to the tune of 'We are the World.'

However, the video's keffiyah (headscarf) wearing, knife-wielding 'Arabs' and other members of the...

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Kahane Terrorists Threaten Rahm Emanuel's Family in East Jerusalem

Posted May 27, 2010 | 18:08:20 (EST)

It's not simply "hecklers" bothering White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his family, visiting Israel and East Jerusalem for their 13-year-old son's bar mitzvah.

It's a truly scary bunch: Oft-arrested Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel - leaders of the right-wing Kach terrorist organization outlawed by the...

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Kahane terrorists threaten Rahm Emanuel's family in East Jerusalem

Posted May 27, 2010 | 18:05:19 (EST)

It's not simply "hecklers" bothering White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and his family, visiting Israel and East Jerusalem for their 13-year-old son's bar mitzvah.


Zach Emanuel, praying today at the Western Wall in East Jerusalem.
It's a truly scary bunch: Oft-arrested Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch...

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Don't Play with Israel-Palestine Maps

Posted May 10, 2010 | 11:37:42 (EST)

An editorial by Jerusalem Post editor-in-chief David Horovitz posits low expectations for success of the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks getting underway this week, based on Yassar Arafat's intransigence during the 2000 peace talks.

Even president Bill Clinton, knowledgeable, committed and widely trusted by both sides, proved...
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MidEast Peace: Pessimism from the Right and the Left

Posted May 3, 2010 | 16:57:40 (EST)

Why is it that merely talking about talking about peace brings instant backlash? Four of the most controversial writers on the Middle East - pessimists all - are at it.

It is a little hard to read these guys and still expect results from the "proximity" talks to be mediated...

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Obama: Middle East Peace Talks to Begin Next Week

Posted May 1, 2010 | 02:31:27 (EST)

The first round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in a decade will begin next week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced late Friday.

The indirect, "proximity" talks will be mediated in a kind of shuttle diplomacy by Special Envoy George Mitchell between the Israeli and the Palestinian governments. He'll go back...

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Rep. Eric Cantor's East Jerusalem Tea Party

Posted April 29, 2010 | 12:34:35 (EST)

Seventy-eight percent of Jewish Americans supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race. Minority Whip Eric Cantor, the House of Representatives' sole Republican Jewish member, is out to lure his religious group to his side of the political aisle by bringing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Capitol Hill.

This week, Cantor's...

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