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Zeldin To Co-Chair House GOP Israel Caucus

Congressman-elect Lee Zeldin of Long Island, the only Jewish Republican in the incoming 114th Congress, was elected co-chair of the 100-member House Republican Caucus. 

Other co-chairs are Reps Peter Roskam of Illinois, Doug Lamborn of Colorado and Leonard Lance of New Jersey. 

Roskam, in announcing the appointment, stressed the strategic relationship between the United States and Israel but made no mention of the search for peace with the Palestinians.

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs In Israel ‘Must Be Vanquished’

11/24/2014
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The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

After The Rage, The Memes

CNN apologizes for Jerusalem attack headlines.

11/19/2014
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After coming under heavy fire for its initial coverage of Tuesday's attack at Bnei Torah synagogue in Western Jerusalem, CNN issued a public apology.

Everything You Need To Know About SodaStream’s Move

11/04/2014
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Tel Aviv — SodaStream, the Israeli at-home seltzer machine company, announced last week that it would be closing its West Bank factory and moving the facility’s operations to southern Israel next year. Here’s what you need to know about SodaStream, the controversy that has bubbled up in its midst and what the actress Scarlett Johansson has to do with it.

Obama Sets Record Straight On Israel-Arab Conflict

President Barack Obama told the United Nations and the world today what Israel and the rest of us have known and have been saying all along:  The Arab-Israeli conflict is not the cause of instability in the Middle East. Rather it has been a convenient excuse for Arab leaders to fail to give their own people freedom and respect their basic human rights. 

Here's what the President said:

Hamas More Popular Among Palestinians Than Before War, Poll Reports

09/03/2014
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Hamas’ popularity has surged in the West Bank and Gaza since its latest conflict with Israel, a new poll found.

A Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey research poll released Tuesday found that 61 percent of Palestinians would choose the Islamic terror group’s Ismail Haniyeh for president if elections were held today, the Associated Press reported.

Kerry To Israel And Palestinians: Comply Completely With Cease-Fire

08/27/2014
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Israel and the Palestinians to “fully and completely” comply with the terms of their latest cease-fire.

Respond Positively To Good News Among Arabs And Muslims

08/11/2014
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When missiles and bombs are flying, while terrorists kidnap and murder, when civilians are caught in the crossfire, and when diaspora Jews and Palestinians are vilified and attacked, there is no good news for anyone. But planning beyond the horrors of the past weeks, as we must, careful scanning of changes in the Arab and Muslim worlds suggest new opportunities for Israelis to live at peace with Palestinians and other neighbors.

Schwer Zu Sein A Yid

"To be a Jew is to be an adult, and it’s hard, it’s complicated."

Has Bibi Been Too Effective?

It is possible to be too successful? 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves great credit for focusing global attention on the potential Iranian nuclear threat.  Threats to wipe Israel off the map cannot be dismissed as the rantings of a crazy man when his government is secretly building nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them while fomenting terrorism against the Jewish state. 

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