Friday, January 02, 2009
As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other world leaders try to broker a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas, one former member of the militant Islamic organization said there will never be lasting peace between the two groups.
ANTI-JEWISH hatred - known as anti-Semitism - is spreading around the globe like wildfire and is not just confined to the current Palestinian conflict.
Now the hatred of Jews, fed by state-sponsored propaganda, threatens us all, argues newspaper legend HAROLD EVANS, a former editor of The Times and The Sunday Times.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas will visit with President Bush Thursday, May 26. Yaser Arafat was never permitted such a privilege. I have to keep asking, "What has changed?" With Arafat's passing, it's not a "new day for peace." According to the Center for Near East Policy Research, the invective, incitement, paranoia, false accusations, and inflammatory sermons in the PA mosques and media are still the same. There have been over one hundred attempted terror attacks on Israelis since the January election of Abbas.
By Jeff Jacoby
Yasser Arafat died at age 75, lying in bed surrounded by familiar faces. He left this world peacefully, unlike the thousands of victims he sent to early graves.
As a Christian human rights activist, I never cease to be amazed at how The Guardian under-reports the militant Islamic genocide of African Christians in Sudan, the beheading or hanging of people for becoming Christians in Saudi Arabia, theÃ‚ Islamic honor killing of over 1,000 women per year in Jordan alone etc., but carries on its orchestrated campaign of bias against the one nation in the Middle East protecting the full religious rights of Arab Christians, and the human rights of women, homosexuals etc, that nation beingÃ‚ Israel.
THE JERUSALEM POST
Since Israel withdrew its citizens and military forces from the Gaza Strip last summer, a great deal has been written about the consequences of the destruction of the Jewish communities there for the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. Much has also been said of the rising threats to Israel's security in the South as a result of the retreat from Gaza.
As predicted, as reported below, the Palestinians of Gaza now turn their bombs and murder against Arab Christians. The same as churches are burned in Egypt with impunity, converts to Christ are imprisoned in Jordan and are hung or beheaded in Saudi Arabia and Iran.
With 2.3 million Christians slaughtered in open genocide by Islamic Arab militias in Sudan in the last 12 years, we ask what is the Stephen Sizer reaction?
Societies measure their heroes in different ways. Some societies honor athletes or performers. Others celebrate caregivers and humanitarian workers. The Palestinians, on the other hand, have consistently chosen to honor murderers as their national icons.
The former archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday he was "ashamed to be an Anglican" following Monday's vote by the Church of England to disinvest from companies whose products are used by the Israeli government in the territories.
By: Davod Hazony
Special to the CJN
|Recent archaeological find, |
thought by some to be the
biblical palace built by
King David, stirs
controversy over the
right of the Jewish
people to claim
In what many archaeologists hail as the potential find of the century, remains of a massive structure dating to the time of King David have been discovered in the heart of biblical Jerusalem.
Eilat Mazar, the Israeli archaeologist leading the excavation, has suggested that it may, in fact, be the palace built by David as described in the Bible.
The discovery has shaken the already contentious field of biblical archaeology to its roots: For the last few years, a number of respected archaeologists n most prominently Israel Finkelstein, chairman of Tel Aviv University"s archaeology department and author of the 2001 best-seller The Bible Unearthed n have argued that the biblical accounts of Jerusalem as the seat of a great and united monarchy under the rule of David and Solomon are false. If Mazar"s hypothesis proves right, it would go a long way toward proving Finkelstein and the others wrong.