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The Daily Syndicate
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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The Pompeo doctrine
The U.S. secretary of state’s remarks were a strange fusion of conservative realism and radical imagineering. For example, there were no calls for “regime change” in either Iran or North Korea, merely toughly worded demands for their existing regimes to reform their behavior internationally.
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Anti-Semites and their Jewish apologists
Jonathan S. Tobin
Jewish foes of Israel want to redefine Jew-hatred in order to give anti-Zionists a pass. Decent people on the left and the right shouldn’t let them get away with it.
‘Settling the score’ with terrorists won’t prevent subsequent attacks
The continuing cycle of violence against Israeli civilians will not disappear until Israel’s political leaders are ready to take responsibility for each and every Jewish life, and to defend each one as if it were the entire nation.
Terror victim’s father seeks prayers for daughter, newborn grandson in hospital
Yori Yalon, Efrat Forsher and Israel Hayom Staff
Shira Yael Ish-Ran, whose husband, Amichai Yishai Ish-Ran, stopped her bleeding with his hands after the two were shot near Ofra on Sunday evening, remains in serious condition.
Injured pregnant terror victim improves, newborn baby in critical condition
“We just keep praying for her recovery and the recovery of her baby,” said Liora Silberstein, mother of Shira Ish Ran. “They will need a lot of prayers. He was born in the 30th week, and she lost a lot of blood—this little family needs a lot of strength in the next few weeks and months.”
Pregnant Jewish woman and six others gunned down in Hanukkah terror attack
Video of the attack showed a white car driving up to the post and slowing down as it passed a group of Jews standing at the stop. The travelers are seen scrambling away as they were sprayed with bullets, with the car immediately driving away.
“Meet the Newbie”
Anthony Brindisi: A Democrat from New York not afraid to break with his party
“I’ll do everything I can as a member of Congress to speak out against anti-Semitic activities in the U.S. and throughout the world.”
Despite new police recommendations to indict, Netanyahu has no intention or legal mandate to resign
The prime minister describes the charges as part of a conspiracy and denies all wrongdoing, giving no indication that he will voluntarily leave office, even if the recommendations are turned into indictments.
Israeli gas line to Jordan lauded as ‘boost for peace’
Work on a major Israel-Jordan natural gas pipeline is part of a landmark 15-year, $10 billion deal inked in 2016 • Project expected to become operational in late 2019.
Report: Australia to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
In October, newly appointed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that he was open to officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the Australian embassy there from its current location in Tel Aviv.
Ohio man arrested for planning attack on synagogue
Damon Joseph, 21, was charged with a count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.
Light the candles...
Archaeologists find ancient wick on Hanukkah
A unique lamp wick dating back to the Byzantine period was uncovered by the Antiquities Authority at the Negev Desert Roman Empire settlement of Shivta.
Pro-Israel Christian group tops 5 million members
“It’s clear our mission is resonating with Americans all across the country who share our commitment to defend Israel,” said Shari Dollinger, the organization’s executive director.
PBS to air ‘Tree of Life’ concert of unity and hope after Pittsburgh shooting
“The voices of this community—from the chief of police to those who were directly impacted by the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue—affirmed that hatred can’t weaken the city of steel. Pittsburgh ‘strong’ is a reality,” said Corporation for Public Broadcasting president and CEO Pat Harrison ahead of the Dec. 11 nationwide airing and live stream.
At International Human Rights Day conference, Israeli minorities praise Jewish state
The conference aims to underscore the unbreakable connection between Zionism and human rights, and to counter those who use the call of human rights to slander and delegitimize Israel.
How America helps Hezbollah
The U.S. government has provided military training and weapons—plus $1.5 billion in aid—to the government of Lebanon since 2006, the end of the war Hezbollah instigated against Israel.
A painful reminder in the form of terror
Every few weeks, the Israeli public receives a painful reminder that the most violent, deadly and complex sector is not the Gaza Strip or Lebanon, but Judea and Samaria.
Stephen M. Flatow
Another ‘New York Times’ columnist needs a history lesson
The Michelle Goldbergs of this world would have us believe that today’s conflict consists of Israel having a state in historic Palestine and preventing the Arabs from having one if their own.