Europe’s no-go zones

Last month, French police thwarted an attempted terrorist attack at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. Luckily, the cell of radicalized French women who were taking orders from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) commanders in Syria did not get away with it, but it seems that more often than not, they do. How is this possible? On July 14, when the people of France were celebrating the anniversary of the liberation of the Bastille…

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Then and now in Jerusalem

Once again anti-Jewish violence ignited in Jerusalem has spread beyond into Israel. This present spate of violence is part of the long-term campaign of Palestinians for change in the “status quo” on the Temple Mount. Their goal is to insure Jews visiting there feel sufficiently intimidated so that they no longer come and this will then mean a victory for the latest Palestinian intifada or the local jihad. It might be said of this recent upsurge in violence that “it…

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The legal case for Israel

by Geoffrey Clarfield and Salim Mansur The Palestinian Authority (PA) recently announced that it intends to sue the British government for the Balfour Declaration — a short letter sent from Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild on Nov. 2, 1917. It reads as follows: “I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by,…

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