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Love at first sight: A Chinese Christian’s journey to Israel

I am a fifth-generation Christian from China. My family immigrated to the US when I was 17. My relationship with Israel is a surprise....

Why Syria is at war

“Death a thousand times to the Muslim Brotherhood,” said Syrian president Hafez Assad in 1982 as the veteran Islamist movement inspired a rebellion against...
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Lost and found: The Israeli consensus

The Israeli consensus has been eulogized for the past 50 years. Comment by By Amotz Asa-El Overwhelmed in June 1967 by the sudden transition from prewar anxiety...
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Israel eyes Central Europe as counterweight to EU

Refusing to admit that the students it was clubbing and arresting in winter 1968 were demanding freedom, Poland’s communist leaders offered a convenient excuse:...

Women dominate Israel’s judicial debate

Israeli women may be slightly behind Europe’s in terms of parliamentary presence – slightly less than a quarter of the Knesset as opposed to...

Sharansky: Europe must demand refugees‘ acceptance of its values

Natan Sharansky has come a long way since the gray winter day in 1986 at Berlin’s Glienicker Brücke where a spy-swap deal landed him...
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Arafat’s sabotage of Palestinian economic autonomy

The vision was brave. A billion dollars, already pledged by the US, the European Union, the World Bank, and others, would be used to...
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The roots of Israel’ economic miracle

The transition from near-bankruptcy to one of the world’s brightest economies stemmed from a combination of political courage and Jewish heritage   It was probably the...
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Arab Inciters Recycle the Blood Libel

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Raphael Israeli. “In the Arab political world, classic extreme antisemitic motifs are used as political tools. These slanders originate in many countries,...
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The Islamist battle against modern civilization

There is no neutrality when it comes to terror, said former Swiss president Samuel Schmid, when asked whether his famously neutral country can be...