Monthly Archives: January 2017

Abbas adviser: Without hope for a Palestinian state, ‘PA would collapse’

Jpost – Arab-Israeli Conflict By Adam Rasgon 29 January 2017 All political agreements between Israel and the Palestinian leadership would collapse, if the hope of establishing a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital was lost, a senior Palestinian … Continue reading

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Comment: Trump, the Mideast conflict and the Jordanian option

Jpost – Opinion By HILLEL FRISCH, YITZHAK SOKOLOFF 29 January 2017 Instead of the fixation on an independent Palestinian state, the new administration should look east to the Hashemite Kingdom as a stabilizing influence on Palestinian politics. King Abdullah. (photo … Continue reading

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Seventy-two years after the Holocaust, UN chief ‘extremely concerned’ by discrimination

Jpost – Diaspora By Danielle Ziri 27 January 2017 Noah Klieger in the UN General Assembly Hall with his grandson Yuval and Ambassador Danon. (photo credit:HAREL RINTZLER) NEW YORK – At a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the liberation … Continue reading

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Trump admn debates designating Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

By REUTERS 27 January 2017 WASHINGTON – A debate is under way in the Trump administration about whether the United States should declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization and subject it to US sanctions, according to US officials and … Continue reading

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Eminent Domain in Jewish Law

Can the government take private property? By Yehuda Shurpin Eminent domain traditionally refers to the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use. However, in the controversial 2005 U.S. Supreme Court case known … Continue reading

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Justice for those who have endured

Jpost – Opinion By Rabbi YECHIEL ECKSTEIN 26 January 2017 Holocaust survivors take part in a World Jewish Congress photo project for remembrance day.. (photo credit:WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS) This January 27, nations around the world mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, … Continue reading

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The Crusader revival: Banning Jews from the heart of Jerusalem

Jpost – Opinion By Shlomo Slonim 25 January 2017 UN Security Council resolution 2334 of December 23, 2016 is designed to redivide Jerusalem and to stamp Israeli authority, currently exercised throughout the city, as illegal. In effect, it would put … Continue reading

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