Monthly Archives: July 2009

Support Israel for freedom and prosperity

The Vitality of Israel Gilder reveals Israel as a leader of human civilization, technological progress, and scientific advance. Tiny Israel stands behind only the United States in its contributions to the hi-tech economy. Israel has become the world’s paramount example … Continue reading

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Religious Zionism and Tisha B’Av

The “Three Weeks,” the Gaza Disengagement and Religious Zionism Indeed, we must keep in mind that the Sages continued to counsel a calm sober reason and judiciousness in our political affairs.  We are not taught to stand idly by and … Continue reading

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Abuse of humanitarian crisis terminology

The rhetoric of “humanitarian crisis” We humanitarian advocates have all the more reason to be as precise and careful as possible in our public statements. It should be axiomatic that if everywhere is a crisis, then nowhere is a crisis. … Continue reading

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Human security threatens Arab progress

Arab development held back by lack of human security, UN-backed report says UNDP noted that the report highlighted that in six Arab countries, “there is an outright ban on the formation of political parties, while restrictions on political activities and … Continue reading

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PA state gets only autonomy

Knesset Speaker: PA State, Nothing More than Autonomy Israel needs to make decisions which demonstrate strength, because its enemies attack in response to signs of retreat and weakness. “Only if we show strength and a firm belief in our right … Continue reading

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Jerusalem is open to all its citizens

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting 19/07/2009 Following are excerpts from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting today: "I read the newspaper headlines today about the construction of … Continue reading

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Back to the future

Common Ground News Service – Middle East Reading the past in order to write the future by Dudu Amitai 16 July 2009 GIVAT ADA, Israel – “There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action”. This universal lesson was articulated … Continue reading

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Suggestions for a durable peace

How to Achieve a Lasting Peace Stop Focusing on the Settlements By Ehud Olmert, Washington Post, July 17, 2009 The insistence now on a complete freeze on settlement construction — impossible to completely enforce — will not promote Palestinian efforts … Continue reading

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