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Election at the U.N.: Will Turkey Get Back Onto the Security Council?
By George Baumgarten, U. N. Correspondent, October 15, 2014
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DAVID BEDEIN: RENEW TALKS WITH THE PLO: ASK FOR PLO RATIFICATION OF OSLO ACCORDS
by David Bedein, June 6, 2013
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Shin Bet reveals Hamas plot to topple PA, stage massive terror attacks
Monday, August 18, 2014
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DAVID BEDEIN: A MARSHALL PLAN FOR GAZA THAT THE UN WILL NOT ALLOW
By David Bedein , July 25, 2014
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With encouragement from a VATICAN official, Israeli government finally denounces a Palestinian school system that was introduced more than 13 years ago.
by David Bedein, January 7, 2014
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FIRST HAND ACCOUNT: MY VISIT TO UNWRA PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS
by Rhonda Spivak, posted April 7, 2011

I have recently been to two Palestinian refugee camps run by the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency [UNWRA] near Bethlehem. My visit has unfortunately have left me with the impression that the Palestinians as a whole are far from giving up on the right of return to their 1948 homes and villages in Israel.

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Orli Avior Reporting from Ashkelon: Missile Hits My Neighbour's House and Medical Clinic
by Orli Avior, July 18, 2014
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Does the IDF really want the Haredi Orthodox in its ranks?
By David Ramati, April 23, 2014
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Fighting and Shelling in UNWRA Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk Syria-
T. C. Bratvold, Middle East Correspondent, March 3, 2013
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THE WILD WILD WEST BANK: WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS POURED INTO THE PA?
By B Wulf, Israel, posted Feb 16, 2014
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David Bedein: Israeli intelligence had warned: Cement to Gaza can be lethal
by David Bedein, October 15, 2013
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David Bedein:Netanyahu Answers Abbas’s glowing praise of the MUFTI
by David Bedein, October 7, 2013
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DAVID BEDEIN FROM JERUSALEM: MARTIN INDYK: THE “OBJECTIVE MEDIATOR” ?
by David Bedein, July 23, 2013
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Dore Gold: Kerry and the struggle over the Jordan Valley
by Dore Gold, July 15, 2013
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Khaled Abu Toameh: Israeli Checkpoints Stop Terorrists not Elections
by Khalen Abu Toameh, posted May 12, 2013
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Google Recognizes Palestine on Homepage
May 3, 2013
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Fourty percent of Palestinian Muslims See Suicide bombing as Justified
May 12, 2013
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David Bedein: Assessing Alan Dershowitz's View of Peace
by David Bedein, April 30, 2013
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IDF makes medical history - dry plasma saves Palestinian
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 28 April 2013
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ISRAEL UPSET OVER GERMAN BID COMPETING WITH IT FOR COVETED SECURITY COUNCIL SLOT
May 13, 2013
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Alan Dershowitz: Assessing President Obama's Trip
by Alan M. Dershowitz, posted April 4, 2013
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OBAMA TRIP MAP CUTS JERUSALEM, THE GOLAN HEIGHTS OUT OF ISRAEL
posted March 21, 2013
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WATCH: BRITISH MP GALLOWAY REFUSES TO DEBATE WITH ISRAELIS
Feb 25, 2013
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Alan Dershowtiz: The high cost of defending Israel
by Alan M. Dershowitz, posted March 21, 2013
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ISRAELI ELECTION REPORT: THE ILLUSIVE CENTRE -YAIR LAPID MAY WELL BE READY TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM
by Rhonda Spivak, February 4, 2013
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SOFTBALL REPORTING: EXAMINING A NEWS INTERVIEW WITH PALESTINIAN PM FAYYAD
David Bedein and Michael Kuttner,posted Feb 4, 2013
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Special Report from Israel: My Building is on Fire !
by Rhonda Spivak, Jan 25, 2013
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Special Report from Israel: The Israeli Election Ad That Is Hard Not to Talk About-- And The E-1Controversy
By Rhonda Spivak, January 16, 2013

 

 

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Cone of Silence Envelopes Media & Politicians Re Abbas's Speech in Gaza
By Michael Kuttner, Jerusalem Jan 17, 2013
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On the Brink: Decline of US trained Palestinian Security Forces
By David Bedein, posted January 23, 2013
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In Memory of Daniel Inouye: The US Senator who Registered to Sell Israel Bonds without Commission in 1948
by David Bedein, Dec 20, 2012
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God works in mysterious ways - Israel, the Palestinians, and Manchester City.
by Barry Shaw, Jan 4, 2012
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Moshe Dayan on the Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees and The Declaration of Palestinian State
Rhonda Spivak, December 31, 2012
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PILLAR OF DEFENSE WRITING PROJECT
Noam Bedein
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Livni and Sex Theories
by MEMRI, posted here Dec 9, 2012
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Inside the UN 's Palestine Vote- Short of Full Membership, and Much Closer Than It Seems
George Baumgarten, United Nations Correspondent, Dec 2, 2012
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BLAST FROM THE PAST: SEE 1978 VIDEO OF 28 YEAR OLD MIT GRAD BENJAMIN NETANYAHU (BEN NITAY) ON A PALESTINIAN STATE
posted Jan 24, 2013
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PBC Radio Nov 29: The Palestine Broadcasting Corporation Radio Station, the official voice of the Palestinian Authority
David Bedein, Nov 29, 2012
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David Bedein: Twenty conclusion's of “Operation Pillar of Defense”
David Bedein, Center for Near East Policy Research, Nov 29,2012
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Khaled Abu Toameh: Ahead of Obama Visit, Palestinians Plan Violence to Force US Concessions from Israel
posted Feb 25, 2013
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Letter a Jewish woman in Britain sent yesterday (19 November) to William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary
MINDY WIESENBERG
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NOAM BEDEIN: REMEMBER THAT A HUDNA IS NOT A CEASEFIRE: HISTORY OF CEASEFIRE ACCORDS WITH HAMAS
by Noam Bedein, Sderot Media Centre, November 22,2012
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Hugging a teddy in war-torn Gaza
by John Harvey, posted November 18, 2012

 

 

 

 

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ARE MORSI'S PANTS TOO TIGHT ?
by Rhonda Spivak, November 13, 2012
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Brent Sasley: If I Were An Advisor to Tzipi Livni…
by Brent Sasley, posted Nov 16, 2012
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Prof. Amnon Rubinstein (Formerly Meretz) Explains Why Israeli Left Not Popular In Israel
Amnon Rubinstein, October 29, 2012
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EDITOR’S REPORT FROM ISRAEL: MORSI’S OUSTER: IS IT GOOD FOR THE JEWS?
By Rhonda Spivak, July 4, 2013
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PM Netanyahu: Mistake to rely on intelligence agencies knowing when Iran makes bomb
Prime Minister's office, Media Centre october 12, 2012
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David Bedein: The Renewed Barak Bibi Arik Retreat Map
by David Bedein, October 5, 2012
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Forgotten Refugees: Israel Highlights Jews From Arab & Muslim Lands at U.N.
George Baumgarten, U.N. Correspondent for the Winnipeg Jewish Review
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David Bedein: Golda Meir's Doctrine After Munich: Death Sentence For PLO Leaders Responsible...Could this be applied today to Abbas for His Role in financing Munich Massacre?
by David Bedein, September 11, 2012
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Campaign puts Jewish refugees from Arab Lands on the World Agenda
Deputy Foreign Minister's Bureau
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PROPAGANDA MASQUERADING AS AN INTERVIEW
by Michael Kuttner, September 9, 2012
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Khaled Abu Toameh explains how Fatah encouraged West Bank Protests in Renewed Fatah Bid to Remove Fayyad
Khaled Abu Toameh, September 14, 2012
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DAVID BEDEIN: HOW RACHEL CORRIE'S DEATH WAS MISREPORTED: A TALE OF TWO PICTURES
by David Bedein, April 29, 2012
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Amos Yadlin, a former chief of Israeli military intelligence lays out five Steps Obama Can Take to Avert A Strike on Iran

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HAMAS LEADERS FAMILY TREATED IN ISRAELI HOSPITAL
Anav Silverman, Tzapit News Agency, August 30, 2012
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FORMER ISRAELI CHIEF NEGOTIATOR TELLS WJR: SYRIA POPULATING THE GOLAN HEIGHTS FOLLOWING A FUTURE ISRAELI WITHDRAWAL COULD BE POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Is he dreaming?
by Rhonda Spivak, August 29, 2012.
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Thanking Heaven and Israel that Assad Doesn't Have Nukes
posted here Dec 19, 2012,
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In bid to expand port trade, Haifa finds an unlikely partner: Iraq

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David Bedein: Shamir's legacy:
David Bedein , July 6, 2011
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Puppet show at UN-supported Palestinian NGO: Replace cigarettes with machine guns
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik ,June 23, 2012
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Palestinian Media Watch: EU-Funded PA TV Program: Suicide Terrorists Are Greatest Role Models

and UN-Supported Palestinian Puppet Show:
June 12, 2012
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Recipe for War: Unilateral Withdrawal from West Bank
by Khaled Abu Toameh, posted June 25, 2012
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'Fatah has secret bank account in Jordan'
by KHALED ABU TOAMEH, posted here July 12, 2012
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Prosor elected as UN General Assembly VP

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations to serve as one of 21 vice presidents at global body
Yitzhak Benhorin June 8, 2012
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Gerals Steinberg: The myths of 1967 and today’s realities
By GERALD M. STEINBERG, posted here June 15, 2012
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Palestinians: Refugees forever?

The UN looks after millions who are classified as refugees, minimizing incentives to solve the Palestinian refugee issue and constituting an obstacle to future peace negotiations.
Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe, written June 6 2012, posted July 2012
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A LEADING CANDIDATE IN EGYPTIAN ELECTION IS A 9/11 TRUTHER
by Rhonda Spivak, May 25, 2012
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Security Council Expresses Hope for Middle East Peace. Israel, Arabs Spar in Monthly Debate
George Baumgarten, United Nations Correspondent, May 17, 2012
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Israeli “Humanitarian” Organization Presents Case at U.N.-- Event Sparsely Attended
George Baumgarten, United Nations Correspondent, May 11, 2012
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Khaled Abu Toameh: How Journalists Allowed the Palestinian Authority to Fool Them
by Khaled Abu Toameh, May 9,2012
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Khaled Abu Toameh: What the Palestinians Want
by Khaled Abu Toameh
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Pro-Palestinian or Anti-Israel?
By: Khaled Abu Toameh, May 4, 2012
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Google Street View in Israel: Tourists Vs. Terrorists?
by Anav Silverman, Tzapit News Agency, May 4, 2012
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Understanding 242 - it is not what the Arabs and their allies claim
Dr. Aaron Lerner, 19 April, 2012
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Khaled Abu Toameh:Are Settlements the Major Obstacle to Peace?
by Khaled Abu Toameh, posted here April 17, 2012
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Iran, Jordan Keen to Expand Economic Relations
posted April 25, 012
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HAMAS MINISTER: HALF OF THE PALESTINIANS ARE EGYPTIANS AND THE OTHER HALF ARE SAUDIS
April 6, 2012
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Barry Rubin: U.S. Government and Media Cheer Muslim Brotherhood Candidate for President of Egypt. What Could go wrong?
by Barry Rubin, posted here April 6, 2012
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Sometimes It’s Good to be Running Behind
By Orli Avior, Special Correspondent for the Winnipeg Jewish Review
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Palestinian woman held for insulting Abbas on Facebook

West Bank university lecturer allegedly accused PA leader of being a traitor. Lawyer concerned over 'limits on freedom of expression and the media'
posted April 3, 2012
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Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the Passover Massacre at the Park Hotel in Netanya
Rhonda Spivak, April 3, 2012
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The Plan to Attack an Israeli Naval Vessel crossing the Suez Canal
March 26, 2012
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THERE ARE 600 NEW MILLIONAIRES IN GAZA: HERE'S WHY
March 22, 2012
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DORE GOLD: FROM PRE-EMPTION TO PREVENTION AND BACK
Dore Gold, posted March 2, 2012
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UNRWA and Israel: catch 22

By consistently supporting the mandate of the refugee relief agency, Jerusalem entrenches the very issue that radicalizes Palestinians as individuals and reinforces a narrative of victimization
By Asaf Romirowsky and Nicole Brackman, posted Aug 30, 2012
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Khaled Abu Toameh: Analysis: Hamas no longer the major player in Gaza

Hamas will have to live with the fact that PRC, Islamic Jihad pose a challenge to its control over Gaza.
Khaled Abu Toameh, posted March 16, 2012
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FROM MA'AN NEWS:Palestinian defends Israel on South Africa campus
March 9, 2012
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Fatah activists in Ramallah denounced the visit by Israeli physicians as a form of normalization
by Khaled Abu Toameh, posted March 8, 2012
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FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: THE AGONY OF HAMAS

The movement is facing its most serious rift ever — severely divided on its future course as well as on the identity of its post-Syria sponsors
by Ehud Yaari, posted March 2, 2012
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JEW HATRED AT UN SCHOOLS: WEST BANK SCHOOLS FUNDED BY US, EUROPE PRODUCE NEXT GENERATION OF TERRORISTS
by Dan Calic, April 26, 2013
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Read Khaled Abu Toameh: Jordan' s King Abdullah needs to wake up - Fast

In the end he will have to fire himself
posted Feb 21, 2012
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Israeli Doctors Denied Access to and participation in the World Diabetes Congress, International Diabetes Federation, Dubai
posted Jan 30, 2012
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'Hamas will defeat Fatah in May elections'
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,Jan 23,2012
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HILLEL NEUER: Gaza Activist Stabbed After Exposing Hamas Use of Human Shields: U.N. Must Condemn Latest Hamas Brutality
UN Watch Briefing, posted Jan 30, 2012
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Daniel Pipes: Ending the Palestinian ‘Right of Return’

The Israeli Supreme Court closes an oft-abused marriage loophole.
By Daniel Pipes, posted Feb 9, 2012
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BRITISH MUSLIM KASIM HAFEEZ: FROM ANTISEMITE TO ZIONIST
by Kasim Hafeez, posted November 10, 2011, reposted Jan 14, 2012
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KHALED ABU TOAMEH: THE CONFUSING MESSAGES OF MAHMOUD ABBAS
Khaled Abu Toameh, January 6, 2011
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KHALED ABU TOAMEH: ARAB APARTHEID
Khaled Abu Toameh, written Jan 8, 2012, posted March 6, 2012
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Ray Hanania: Just what Israel needs - more Jewish sushi chefs

Yalla Peace: My real question though is, can investing in sushi chefs create peace?
By RAY HANANIA, posted here April 3, 2012
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Are Egypt's Islamic Parties Planning to Nullify the Peace Treaty with Israel?
Jonathan D. Halevi
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Ending UNRWA and Advancing Peace
by Elliott Abrams, posted here June 1, 2012
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PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH: PA TV GLORIFIES VIOLENCE
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Dec18, 2011
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Schalit in 1st video since he was released: Thank you
posted Jan 2, 2012
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At UNHCR Event, Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon Calls for an For a Change to the Mandate of UNRWA
Danny Ayalon, Dec 9, 2011
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The Palestinian Wonderland
by Asaf Romirowsky, posted Dec 9, 2011
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Revisionism, rejectionism and Arab-Israeli peace

The suffering of Jewish refugees from Arab countries must be acknowledged, compensated for their losses.
by IRWIN COTLER
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Palesitinan Diplomatic Mission in UK 'wiped Israel off the map'
Editor's note, Jan 2, 2012
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NEW BOOK REVEALS SYSTEMATIC HATE SPEECH, VENERATION OF TERROR BY PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY EVEN DURING PEACE PROCESS
Palestinian Media Watch
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Barry Rubin: Flash: What, Me Pessimistic? Egyptian Election Outcome is Worse Than I Expected
By Barry Rubin December 1, 2011
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DORE GOLD: THE PALESTINIANS RESURRECT THE PARTITION PLAN
by Dore Gold, posted Dec 2, 2011
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LETTER FROM ISRAELI SOLDIER FROM KEREN SHALOM ON ISRAEL/GAZA/EGYPTIAN BORDER
by Aron Adler, posted November 23, 2011
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KHALED ABU TOAMEH:THE THIRD INTIFADA IS HERE
by Khaled Abu Toameh, posted Nov 17, 2011
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JORDAN A PRICELESS ASSET - Op-ed: Should Jordan become Palestine, Iran’s forces will be advancing to our doorstep
Eitan Haber , written October 26, posted December 14, 2011
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The Palestinian “Right of Return” Law Leaves No Room for Political Flexibility
Jonathan D. Halevi, posted March 7, 2012
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MARIANNE TANZER, WIFE OF FORMER WINNIPEGGER KOBY TANZER: LISCENSE TO DRIVE 11
by Marianne Beth Tanzer (Aliya Mama) , posted October 19, 2011
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FROM HA'ARETZ: OPEN LETTER TO MAHMOUD ABBAS FOR YOM KIPPUR
By Carlo Strenger, from Ha'aretz, 2011
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Consequences Of A Palestinian Arab State
By: David Bedein, September 22, 2011, Israel Resource News Agency
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DORE GOLD: IS ISRAEL TRULY ISOLATED?
by Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N.
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PALESTINIAN LEGAL OPINION : UN BID ENDANGERS PALESTINIAN RIGHTS-COULD JEOPARDIZE RIGHTS OF PALESTINIAN DIASPORA
Ma'an News Bethlehem, August 24, 2011
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THE ARAB SPRING COMES TO EILAT-TRIPLE TERROR ATTACK TODAY
by Rhonda Spivak, Israel, August 18, 1:30 in the afternoon
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An Open Letter to the Government of Israel: Stand Proud and Defiant against Turkish Intimidation and Bullying
Professor Elihu D Richter MD MPH, Jerusalem Centre for Genocide Prevention, August 16, 2011
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FIRST HAND ACCOUNT FROM TEL-AVIV; “A LAND OF MILK, HONEY AND TAXES- MASSIVE DEMONSTRATIONS OVER COST OF LIVING -COULD NETANYAHU BE TOPPLED?
by Rhonda Spivak, Israel, August 3, 2011
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‘Lord of the Flies’ mentality plagues Palestinians

Extremists, both in America and the Middle East, are holding us back from achieving peace.
By RAY HANANIA , July 5, 2011 originally posted at www. jpost.com
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No Yellow Brick Road for Palestinian UN Bid
By Anav Silverman, July 4, 2011, originally posted at www.israelbehindthenews.com
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There will be no peace with the Palestinians

In the coming years no moderate Palestinian leader will have the required legitimacy to make the historic 1948 deal with Israel in exchange for 1967.
By Ari Shavit, June 2, 2011 originally published at www.haaretz.com
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How to Block the Palestine Statehood Ploy

Congress can take a cue from Jim Baker in 1989 and threaten to cut U.S. money for the U.N.
By JOHN BOLTON, June 3, 2011 originally posted at online.wsj.com
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READ COMMENTARY MAGAZINE ON NAKBA DAY: UN FORCES DO LITTLE OR NOTHING TO STOP BREACH OF ISRAEL'S BORDERS
by Rhonda Spivak, May 17, 2011
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DORE GOLD: The Debate over Defensible Borders in the Era of Missiles
by Dore Gold, May 16, 2011, originally posted at www.dore-gold.com
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DORE GOLD: Countdown to September: Israel, the Palestinians, and the UN General Assembly
by Dore Gold, posted August 19, originally posted at www.jcpa.org
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EDITOR'S PICK: PINCHAS INBARI’S INITIAL EVALUATION OF RECONCILIATION BETWEEN FATAH AND HAMAS
posted May 11, 2011
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ARE UNRWA SCHOOLS IN PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS REALLY TEACHING HOLOCUAST EDUCATION AND A WESTERN CIRRICULUM?

Swiss Ambassador and Special Rep to Middle East Claims UNRWA Schools in Gaza are teaching Holocaust Education and a Western Style Curriculum
by Rhonda Spivak, April 29, 2011
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HOW FRAGILE IS SAUDIA ARABIA: THE RISE AND FALL OF MUSLIM DYNASTIES ?
by Geoffrey Clarfield, posted June 9, 2011
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THE TRIBES OF LIBYA
by Geoffrey Clarfield, posted May 6, 2011

On February 20, 2011 the world woke up to news that a group of Libyan rebels in the eastern part of the country (the coastal bulge known, since ancient times, as Cyrenaica) had risen up against Muammar Gaddafi.

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WHEN A CEASE-FIRE IS NOT A CEASE-FIRE
By David Bedein, April 19, 2011, Israel Resource New Agency
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BASKIN OF IPCRI: IF THERE’S NO PALESTINIAN STATE SOON, PA SECURITY FORCES WILL NO LONGER CO-OPERATE WITH ISRAEL

HAMAS LEADER BEFRIENDS BASKIN ON FACEBOOK
by Rhonda Spivak, posted April 7,2011
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PERES TO U.S. AFTER HIS EMBRACE OF J STREET AND LETTER OF ASSURANCE:
By David Bedein, April 2, 2011, originally published at www.israelbehindthenews.com
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F0RTY SIX KEY U.S. LAWMAKERS SIGN ANTI-PALESTINIAN INCITEMENT LETTER
By Jordan Fabian, Correspondent, The Hill, April 1, 2011, originally published on www.behindisraelnews.com

A bipartisan congressional letter condemning Palestinian incitement of violence against Israel gained 46 signatures from key members of Congress, according to a list of signers obtained by The Hill.

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GOLDSTONE IN WASHINGTON POST ADMITS HE MADE A MISTAKE: READ ISI LEIBLER"S COMMENTARY ON HIM
by Richard Goldstone and then by Isi Leibler, April 1, 2011

[Editor’s note: The following article “Reconsidering the  Goldstone Report on Israel and War Crimes” written by  Richard Goldstone appeared  on Friday April 1, (April Fools Day) in the The Washington Post. The complete article is worth a read. My favourite lines in it, (from the mouth of Goldstone himself):
 

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DAVID FRUM: ISRAEL'S ENDLESS WAIT FOR PEACE
By David Frum, originally written June 14, 2010, posted May 6, 2011
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VOICE OF THE LEFT: PETER BEINART'S REMARKS AT THE OPENING OF THE J STREET CONFERENCE
By Peter Beinart, posted March 21, 2011
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INSIDE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON: DENNIS ROSS’ S SPEECH AND THE J-STREET AGENDA: IS OBAMA RETREATING FROM PEACE PROCESS ?

When PA representative was out of ear shot, Arab participants at J Street conference confirmed PA fears being overthrown by its people
By Rhonda Spivak, covering J-Street Conference in Washington, March 4
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INSIDE VIEW: J STREET LOBBIES MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO SIGN THIS LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

Pundak of Peres Centre favours Obama initiative to impose a solution, rather than organize protests in Israel to try to bring down Netanyahu’s government
By Rhonda Spivak, Washington, covering J-Street Convention, March 2, 2011, updated March 6, 2011

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ElBaradei Slips on His Commitment to Peace
By Dore Gold, posted March 2, 2011

Last Sunday there was a very disturbing interview on the NBC News' Meet the Press with the Egyptian Opposition leader, Muhammad Elbaradei, which did not get enough attention.

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The West Bank's Airspace - The Forgotten Factor of Israeli Security
By Dore Gold, posted on February 16, 2011
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UPHEAVAL IN PA AFTER EGYPT: DID ABBAS SACK EREKAT IN BID TO SAVE HIMSELF? DID FAYYAD SACK HIS CABINET FOR SAME REASON?

Will Abbas and Fayyad survive the Egyptian Domino Effect?
By Rhonda J Spivak, February 16, 2010

Saeb Erekat, Chief Palestinian Negotiator resigned as the head of the Palestinian negotiating team on Sunday Feb 13.

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Study: Will US, Canadian & EU Trained Palestinian Forces Turn on Israel?
By David Bedein, CEO, Center for Near East Policy Research
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WILL UPHEAVAL IN EGYPT UNDERMINE ABBAS? PALESTINIANS PROTEST IN RAMALLAH-SEE THE VIDEO
by Rhonda Spivak, February 10, 2011
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FORTY FIVE YEARS SINCE 1967 WAR-tFringe or Mainstream? Leaders of the Israeli Peace Groups Reflect on Their Role
by Rhonda Spivak, September 15, 2011
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HOW I PREDICTED THAT KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN WOULD SACK HIS CABINET BASED ON JAN 31'S JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL

P.S. DON’T EXPECT ISRAEL TO BE GIVING UP ITS PRESENCE ON THE JORDAN VALLEY ANYTIME SOON
By Rhonda Spivak, February 1, 2011
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NEW POLL BY FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT RESEARCHER CONFIRMS WHAT I REPORTED THIS SUMMER: MORE EAST JERUSALEM ARABS PREFER ISRAEL OVER PA

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.
by Rhonda Spivak, January 18, 2011

40% said even with a peace deal Palestinian militants would  continue armed struggle against Israel

One of the basic premises in the Middle East peace process is that Palestinians desperately want to be of rule by Israel and to live in a state of their own.

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UPHEAVAL IN EGYPT: ANALYSIS BY BARRY RUBIN , BY MICHAEL WIDLANSKI, AND ARI SHAVIT ARE MUST READS
by Rhonda Spivak, January 30, 2011
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When Palestinian Doublespeak Flies Under the Media Radar
January 24, 2011
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Revisiting The Six-Day War: Amnon Rubinstein -The Mistakes After The Victory
by Rhonda Spivak, June 15, 2012
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AKIVA ELDAR OF HA'ARETZ: I WAS AGAINST 2005 UNILATERAL WITHDRAWAL FROM GAZA-AGAINST THE UNILATERAL PART
by Rhonda Spivak, posted Nov 29, 2012
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Hidden context: Why did Israel suddenly formalize its definition as a Jewish, democratic state?
By David Bedein, January 24, 2011

Media coverage of the new Israeli government initiative to define itself as both a Jewish and democratic state has not touched upon why this seemingly surprising legislative initiative was introduced at this time by the government of Israel.

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Forty Fifth Anniversary of the Six Day War : Shimon Peres: Personalities Play A Decisive Role in History
by Rhonda Spivak, May 29, 2011

[Editor's note: The article below was written 5 years ago on the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day War when I heard Shimon Peres speak when he was a member of Kadima and Ehud Olmert was Israeli Prime Minister.  Five years later, Peres is serving as 

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IS PEACE STILL POSSIBLE?
by Yael Dayan, January 19, 2011
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IF HOLBROOKE HAD BEEN GIVEN THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN FILE

A former UN ambassador praises the accomplished US diplomat who died last week, and wonders what he might have achieved in this region.
by Dore Gold, December 17, 2010

Richard Holbrooke is known as one of the most accomplished American diplomats of the last century. During the 1990s, while many other US officials failed,

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EDITOR'S PICK: LESSON #19 -IT'S THE ACTS OF GOODNESS THAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

THE WORTH OF A PERSON IS NOT MEASURED BY WHAT ONE OWNS BUT BY WHAT ONE DOES
by Danita Aziza, December 7, 2010

Tragedy anywhere can strike in a moment

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THE SECRETS THAT WERE BURIED WITH ARAFAT:

Few People Know That Arafat Never Got a Quorum in Tunis To Ratify The Oslo Agreement
By Rhonda Spivak, November 17, 2010

REFLECTIONS WHILE STANDING ON ARAFATS GRAVE IN RAMALLAH

RAMALLAH -  It was a very stange feeling  standing at Yassir Arafat's grave in Ramallah in August of this year..  I began to think that it would be rather ironic if there were a sign at his graveside that said "may he rest in  peace

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Vacation consequences of the conflict

As a Palestinian, I have lawn mower fights and the dividing line is more vague than the Green Line.
By Ray Hanania, October 26, 2010

[reprinted with permission]

As a Palestinian, I have this need to control and protect land. It includes battles with my neighbors over where my grass ends and their grass begins. We have lawn mower fights and the dividing line is more vague than the Green Line. I’ve been like this all my life and it has consequences.

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WE MADE THE JERUSALEM POST AGAIN WITH THIS STORY: 14 YEAR OLD PETITIONS ISRAELI HIGH COURT FOR RIGHT TO BE RABBI
By Jonah Mandel and Rhonda Spivak, October 12, 2010

http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=190917

A 14-year-old boy petitioned the High Court of Justice on Wednesday to force the Chief Rabbinate to check his ordination exam, so that he may be able to be ordained as a rabbi.

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BEN GURION'S LEGACY ON JERUSALEM UNDER ASSAULT
By Dore Gold, Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N., October 5, 2010

[This was first published in the Jerusalem Post  in response to Ehud Olmert’s proposal to divide Jerusalem.  Following Dore Gold’s article there is an opposing view written by Palestinian Hanna Seniora. Published with permission]

Right after the War of Independence, prime minister David Ben Gurion faced inexorably difficult pressures over the future of Jerusalem.

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DEBATE: PETER BEINART'S ARTICLE IN THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

Jewish Liberals and Attachment to Israel
By Mira Sucharov and Rhonda Spivak, September 29, 2010

Hi  Mira,
Did you see  Shmuel Rosner’s criticism’s of Peter  Beinart’s  widely talked about article in Beinart’s NYRB piece  or were too busy dipping apples in honey for Rosh Hashana and building  a sukkah ?

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MEMORIES OF SUKKOT -- IN WINNIPEG VS. ISRAEL

How My Succah Once Collapsed Under The Weight of the Snow
By Jonny Cline, Modi’in Israel, September 21, 2010

One of those "can you imagine..." moments that I have been known to use to describe Winnipeg to the average Israeli is the story of how the schach (roof) of our succah collapsed under the weight of the snow.

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE YOM KIPPUR WAR ERA

David Bedein is the Director of the Israel Resource News Agency and the Center For Near East Policy Research, Beit Agron International Press Center
By David Bedein, September 14, 2010

Turning 60 years old two weeks ago, on the day that marked the 40th anniversary of my arrival in Israel, provided an appropriate pause for reflection.

After all, there is the tradition that a Jew is reborn upon arrival in Israel, when he or she assumes the inheritance of the land that God has given to every Jew.

To arrive in Israel in 1970 was to experience a nation which experienced some kind of "Post Miracle Traumatic Stress Syndrome”.

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NO INDICATION OF ABBAS POPULARITY IN RAMALLAH: WHERE IS THE MURAL OF ABBAS NEXT TO ARAFAT AND BARGHOUTI ON THE WALL ?
By Rhonda Spivak, September 1, 2010

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY - As  peace talks  between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are set to begin, a recent visit to Ramallah this August provided  very little evidence of support for P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas on the streets.

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ISRAEL'S EASTERN FRONT AFTER THE US WITHDRAWS FROM IRAQ
By Dore Gold, August 30, 2010

The hardest challenge for any Israeli leader proposing what political initiatives his government should undertake is anticipating what the Middle East region will look like in the years ahead. In the Middle East, the range of uncertainty about the future is far greater than any other part of the globe. No one can be certain who will rule Egypt five years after Mubarak is no longer president.

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WHAT’S NEW IN RAMALLAH: PALESTINIANS STILL HATE ABU ALLA; NO EVIDENCE OF FAYYAD POPULARITY
By Rhonda Spivak, August 15, 2010

RAMALLAH, PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY –“If there’s one  politician from Fatah that Palestinians hate the most it’s Abbu Alla [Ahmed Qurei,],”  my blonde haired  blue eyed German  friend from Ramallah told  me as we sat  at a beautiful restaurant, nestled in a grove of pine trees outside the bustling centre of the city.

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WE MADE THE JERUSALEM POST TODAY WITH THIS STORY: HOW YOUNG CAN A RABBI BE ? AGE 14?
By Rhonda Spivak, August 13, 2010

FOURTEEN YEAR OLD GENIUS MOSHE SHARIFY WANTS TO BE THE YOUNGEST RABBI IN THE WORLD. SEVERAL PROMINENT RABBIS AND EVEN ASHKENAZI CHIEF RABBI OF ISRAEL YONA METZGER THINK HE WILL MAKE A GREAT RABBI.  HE WAS INVITED BY THE CHIEF RABBINATE TO TAKEW AN ORDINATION EXAM. BUT AFTER COMPLETING THE TEST, HE WAS TOLD  HIS PAPER WOULN"T BE MARKED  AS AN INTERNAL RABBINIC RULING SAYS HE MUST BE 22

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Unanswered Questions Submitted to the US Consul in Jerusalem Concerning US Training of Palestinian Troops
By David Bedein, July 26, 2010

To: Mr. Dov Schwartz, Spokesman for General Dayton 

From: David Bedein, Center for Near East Policy Research and Israel Resource News Agency 

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Salam Fayyad’s Jerusalem Home
By Rhonda Spivak

**This story which first appeared on our website March 18 has made it to the website of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) in New York, The Telegraph. It has also has been picked up on the website of Jewish Press International.

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