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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. 

Israel Withholds P.A. Tax Revenue, Restricts Banking

05/16/2014
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Israel barred Palestinian banks from making shekel deposits in Israeli banks and will run Palestinian electricity at half-strength for an hour each day.

Jewish Leaders Mourn 'Modern-Day Prophet'

Support for PLO didn't diminish Mandela's stature, says ADL.

12/06/2013
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The international Jewish community praised former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at 95 in his Johannesburg home.

Israeli President Shimon Peres called Mandela “a great leader who changed the course of history. He was a passionate advocate for democracy, a respected mediator, a Nobel peace prize laureate and above all a builder of bridges of peace and dialogue who paid a heavy personal price for his struggle in the years he spent in prison and fighting for his people.”

Palestinians Blame Israel For Arafat's Death

11/08/2013
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Palestinian investigators said that Israel is the “only suspect” in the death of Yasser Arafat, after laboratory tests suggested the Palestinian leader died from poisoning.

Palestinian official Tayeb Abdel Rahim at ceremony exhuming Arafat's body in Nov., 2012. PPO via Getty Images

Rouhani Acknowledges ‘Crime,’ Not Scope, Of Holocaust

09/25/2013
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WASHINGTON — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust as a crime against the Jews but refused to comment on its scope.

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