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For in every generation they rise up to destroy us

Two separate acts, committed at opposite ends of the world by two separate people joined by one motivating factor – hatred of Jews and the desire to kill them – threw those words from the Vehi She’amda poem in the … Continue reading

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Could this be a real Turkish Spring?

The “Arab Spring” uprising was originally intended to oust dictatorships and bring in democracy. Unfortunately it rapidly turned into a nightmarish winter with the rise of Islamists, sometimes through the very democracy that the protestors were demanding. But could the … Continue reading

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New wave of Palestinian violence flares up

A renewed wave of violence has spread across Judea and Samaria in the last couple of weeks, actively aided and abetted by incitement from by Mahmoud Abbas himself. The current wave began when four Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails began … Continue reading

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Man behind inflammatory film is not Israeli as he claimed

Following yesterday’s deadly riots across the Middle East, which continued today, ostensibly instigated by an inflammatory anti-Islam film, the murky background of the maker of the film, “Sam Bacile” is emerging. His name is no doubt a pseudonym, and not … Continue reading

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Update on Benghazi embassy attack: US Ambassador and 3 others murdered

Further to my previous post about the violence at the Cairo and Benghazi US embassies, the shocking news is that the American Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered, along with three other embassy staff. The US ambassador to Libya is among … Continue reading

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Israeli embassy in Cairo attacked, staffers evacuated safely

I’m a bit late with the news today, what with Shabbat and family celebrations out of town but now I’ve had a chance to catch up somewhat and the news out of Cairo is not good. Israel’s embassy in Cairo … Continue reading

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