Monthly Archives: December 2008

Gaza Update

BICOM BRIEFING: GAZA SITUATION UPDATE BICOM Briefing: December 28, 2008 International reaction to the situation in Gaza Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said after meetings in Cairo on Sunday that the Islamist group Hamas could have avoided the Israeli attacks on … Continue reading

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In Memoriam, Tzafrir Ronen

Land of Israel Fighter Tzafrir Ronen, 53  by Hillel Fendel, Arutz Sheva, December 28, 2008 “This is not a foreign country that we took for ourselves, nor do we rule what belongs to others. No, it is the land of … Continue reading

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Unjust condemnation of Israel

Israel’s Challenge By Mark Silverberg, Family Security Matters, December 26, 2008 I was asked recently to explain why Israel was “ghettoizing” the Palestinians by constructing a security barrier in areas that have served as transit points for terrorists entering the … Continue reading

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Light from the darkness

Light Again Issues Forth From Mumbai Chabad House Reclaiming the past: Children run outside the Chabad House in Mumbai months before its destruction in the November terror attacks. Chabad-Lubavitch officials saw in a public menorah lighting that took place on … Continue reading

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Message of Christmas

Exclusive: The Struggle for the Soul of Christmas By Adrian Morgan, Family Security Matters, December 25, 2008 “The Christian message of Christmas is one of “glad tidings” and “peace and goodwill to all”. Whatever your faith may be, and however … Continue reading

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Mourning for Bethlehem

O, little town of Bethlehem By HELA CROWN-TAMIR , THE JERUSALEM POST, Dec. 24, 2008See Also: Visiting Bethlehem Gone are the days when you could eat the best falafel and humous in the little stone building across from Rachel’s Tomb. … Continue reading

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Christmas call for peaceful society

Christmas message seeks to foster a peaceful society Opinion News, Jakarta Post, December 24, 2008 Aloys Budi Purnomo, Semarang “Indeed, a peaceful society cannot be constructed unless the welfare of humanity is safeguarded and people freely and trustingly share with … Continue reading

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Slim hope for peace accord

Bleak Outlook for Two-State Solution Reprinted from Daily Alert, December 24, 2008 How President Obama Can Promote Israeli-Palestinian Peace – David Pollock, Editor (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) The Near-Term Focus for Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking – Dennis RossAs the Bush … Continue reading

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