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Recognize the role of Religion and Race in politics

In reality, religious identity is a core part of the leadership of the so-called ‘liberals,’ not just the conservatives. Opinion.

Recognize the role of Religion and Race in politics

Politics are complicated, the truth is simple

Take away the Arab votes and there was always a clear majority for traditional and rightist positions. Now it is even greater.

Politics are complicated, the truth is simple

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The odious mapping project

Conspiratorial fantasies, Jew-hatred, and the paranoid style of politics. Op-ed.

The odious mapping project

Colleyville and the ‘professional’ civil servants

FBI Agent De Sarno's deliberately deceptive, political statement exposed a much more general truth about politics in public service.Op-ed.

Colleyville and the ‘professional’ civil servants

Israeli Politics – What you need to know

I refuse to call these guys “The Camp for Change” and call them instead “The Camp for Hate”, because that is exactly what they are. Op-ed.

Israeli Politics – What you need to know

Danny Dayan: "Netanyahu is corrupting Israeli politics"

Once the chairman of the Yesha council, Danny Dayan rejoins national politics alongside Gideon Saar's New Hope party.

Danny Dayan: "Netanyahu is corrupting Israeli politics"

To mix politics with religion may be wrong but justified

A look at America, Britain and South Africa

To mix politics with religion may be wrong but justified

Bayit Yehudi: "A Home for all Israelis"

The Bayit Yehudi party’s latest initiative: working to encourage youth, women and secular Israelis involvement in party activism.

Bayit Yehudi: "A Home for all Israelis"

Jewish Home Fights for a Place in Local Politics

Following Knesset success, Bayit Yehudi prepares for a new elections battle on the local level.

Jewish Home Fights for a Place in Local Politics

Elections Official: People are Confused

Senior elections official reports new record of undecided voters. ‘People are unsure while entering the polling station.’

Elections Official: People are Confused

Political Left Down to 34 Seats

A new poll shows the left wing failing to win voter support while religious parties grow.

Political Left Down to 34 Seats

US Pushes Qaddafi Ouster

US Warns: Qaddafi Must Go; Libyans Appeal to Moscow

US and Libyan officials met in secret face-to-face talks over the weekend. US insists Qaddafi must go. Russia offers hope of a "compromise".

US Warns: Qaddafi Must Go; Libyans Appeal to Moscow

New Arab League Chief Slams 'Foreign Intereference' on Syria

The new head of the Arab League stood with Syria in slamming "foreign interference" while meeting in Damascus with President Bashar al-Assad.

New Arab League Chief Slams 'Foreign Intereference' on Syria

Israel Accepts Mediator Deal on Shalit

Israel has accepted a proposal by the German mediator for the freedom of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israel Accepts Mediator Deal on Shalit

PA's 4 Preconditions for Talks with Israel Include Support at UN

The Palestinian Authority has presented the Quartet with four pre-conditions without which it refuses to resume talks with Israel.

PA's 4 Preconditions for Talks with Israel Include Support at UN

Report: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in Critical Condition

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly hospitalized in Cuba in critical condition.

Report: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in Critical Condition

Netanyahu to France:Thanks but No Thanks on Talks with PA-Hamas

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked France for trying to help Israel reach peace with the PA – but reminded: no talks with with unity gov't.

Netanyahu to France:Thanks but No Thanks on Talks with PA-Hamas

Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Syria

Canada become the latest country to impose sanctions on Syria, preventing its leaders from traveling to Canada and banning trade.

Canada Imposes Sanctions Against Syria

Netanyahu on Obama: A Friendly Argument or a Public Lecture?

Netanyahu’s publicly contradicting Obama’s attempt to shrink Israel’s borders is only “a friendly argument, he insists. Or was it a tantrum?

Netanyahu on Obama: A Friendly Argument or a Public Lecture?

Barak to Answer 'Conflict of Interests' Charge Sunday

Defense Minister Ehud Barak will testify before the State Control Committee over conflict of interest charges levelled by the Comptroller.

Barak to Answer 'Conflict of Interests' Charge Sunday

Israel Protests UN Claim Innocent Syrians Were Shot

UN Under-Secretary General Valerie Amos on Syrian invaders: “Innocent people are losing their lives.”

Israel Protests UN Claim Innocent Syrians Were Shot

Glenn Beck Visits Temple Mount

Conservative broadcaster is "working on a project." The decision to go this weekend was made just a few days ahead of time.

Glenn Beck Visits Temple Mount

US Congress Demands UN Rescind Goldstone Report

The US Congress has unanimously passed a bill demanding the UN rescind its 2009 anti-Israel Goldstone Report. The PLO calls on Obama to veto it.

US Congress Demands UN Rescind Goldstone Report

Left-Wing ‘McCarthy’ MK Bans ‘Racist’ Ben-Ari

Left-Wing MK Gal-On forced Haifa U. to cancel a joint appearance with Nationalist MK Ben-Ari, whom she called a racist. ”She is like McCarthy".

Left-Wing ‘McCarthy’ MK Bans ‘Racist’ Ben-Ari

ADL: Mammoth Arab Anti-Semitic Reaction to Goldstone Op-Ed

The Arab world has reacted with vicious anti-Semitism to Judge Richard Goldstone's change of heart about his UN report, the ADL warns.

ADL: Mammoth Arab Anti-Semitic Reaction to Goldstone Op-Ed

Rivlin on Official Visit to New Zealand

On a state visit, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin officially inaugurated a new building for the Israeli embassy in New Zealand.

Rivlin on Official Visit to New Zealand

Helen Thomas: Modern-Day Haman?

Former journalist Helen Thomas told an interviewer for a pornographic magazine her anti-Zionism is fully intended.

Helen Thomas: Modern-Day Haman?

MK Ze'ev Boim, Dead at 67

Kadima Knesset Member Ze'ev Boim has passed away in Milwaukee, WI after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

MK Ze'ev Boim, Dead at 67

Moroccan Monarch Announces Constitutional Reforms

In deference to the demands of protesters, Morocco will revise its constitution for the first time in 15 years.

Moroccan Monarch Announces Constitutional Reforms

Abbas Wins Symbolic Victory in Britain: PA Now a ‘Mission’

Britain tells Abbas the PA now is a “mission” and not a “delegation” in London, easing visa requirements but not granting diplomatic immunity.

Abbas Wins Symbolic Victory in Britain: PA Now a ‘Mission’

Fatah Announces Elections; Hamas Says It's a Conspiracy

With Mahmoud Abbas illegally usurping the PA “presidency” since last year, PA finally announces general elections “by September at the latest.”

Fatah Announces Elections; Hamas Says It's a Conspiracy

Former VP Quayle Calls for Pollard's Release

Former U.S. vice-president Dan Quayle calls for the release of Jonathan Pollard.

Former VP Quayle Calls for Pollard's Release

PA Minister Calls to ‘Dry Out’ Judea and Samaria Communities

The PA’s Minister of National Economy calls to continue the boycott of goods made in Judea and Samaria and to extend it internationally.

PA Minister Calls to ‘Dry Out’ Judea and Samaria Communities

US Envoys Ross and Hale in Israel

Top U.S. envoys Dennis Ross and David Hale have arrived in Israel for more talks with Jerusalem and Ramallah.

US Envoys Ross and Hale in Israel

Highway 31 Expansion Planned for South

The Transportation Ministry is planning to expand Highway 31, the main artery that leads from Be'er Sheva through Arad to the Dead Sea.

Highway 31 Expansion Planned for South

Muslim Brotherhood Plans 2nd Week of Protests in Jordan

More unrest is expected to hit Jordan when the local Muslim Brotherhood chapter leads a second protest against the government over rising prices.

Muslim Brotherhood Plans 2nd Week of Protests in Jordan

Congresswoman Giffords Breathing On Her Own, Health Improving

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is breathing independently a week after being shot in the head at point-blank range.

Congresswoman Giffords Breathing On Her Own, Health Improving

Turkish PM: Hamas is a 'Political Group,' Not Terrorists

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his nation “stands by Hamas,” which he called “a political group.”

Turkish PM: Hamas is a 'Political Group,' Not Terrorists

R. Ovadia Yosef Sends Letter to Obama: 'Please Free Pollard'

Shas party spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef has signed a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama appealing for Jonathan Pollard's release.

R. Ovadia Yosef Sends Letter to Obama: 'Please Free Pollard'

Mubarak Warns Netanyahu: No New Gaza Incursion

Leaders of Israel, Egypt met in Sinai. Mubarak told Netanyahu not to mount offensive on Gaza.

Mubarak Warns Netanyahu: No New Gaza Incursion

Revealed: UK's Thatcher Found Begin 'Difficult'

The British National Archives revealed former PM Thatcher's views on “difficult” Menachem Begin, who helped drive the British from Israel.

Revealed: UK's Thatcher Found Begin 'Difficult'

Jewish Groups Call Durban III Boycott; Israel Won’t Attend

Israel has announced it will not attend the Durban III “anti-racism” conference next year. Jewish groups in the US call for a boycott.

Jewish Groups Call Durban III Boycott; Israel Won’t Attend

Barak to Gates: Buy 'Namer' Vehicles for US Army

Defense minister meets his US counterpart in Washington, says Syria and Hizbullah eroding Israel's qualitative advantage.

Barak to Gates: Buy 'Namer' Vehicles for US Army

Arab States to US: 'Don't Close Door to Peace'

Members of the Arab League's “Followup Committee” don't want the United States to give up efforts to reach a deal between Israel and the PA.

Arab States to US: 'Don't Close Door to Peace'

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu – Yes to Land Swaps, No to Arab Immigration

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu agreed to give up Israeli land in return for major population centers in Judea and Samaria but refused the 'right of return.'

WikiLeaks: Netanyahu – Yes to Land Swaps, No to Arab Immigration

Viral Video Hit on YouTube: Understanding the Mideast Problem

Why is the Middle East Problem so intractable? Dennis Prager answers that question in this thought-provoking video course

Viral Video Hit on YouTube: Understanding the Mideast Problem

Reports: Shas May Vote Against Freeze, After All

Shas ministers said they could vote against the 3 month freeze extension unless several of their demands were met.

Reports: Shas May Vote Against Freeze, After All

Ayalon at Hiroshima: 'Never Again' to Nuclear War

Deputy Foreign Minister on Wednesday became the highest level Israeli official ever to lay a wreath at the Hiroshima memorial.

Ayalon at Hiroshima: 'Never Again' to Nuclear War

Canada Backtracks and Lets Pro-Hamas Galloway in Country

Former British MP, previously banned from Canada for backing the Hamas terrorist group, backtracks and lets him speak across the country.

Canada Backtracks and Lets Pro-Hamas Galloway in Country

Business as Usual: Israeli Bank to Bid for Turkey's Adabank

Bank Hapoalim has been given the go-ahead to bid for Turkey's Adabank despite Tourism Minister call for a boycott.

Business as Usual: Israeli Bank to Bid for Turkey's Adabank

Op-Ed: SOS, Save Our Society, Vote on the Issues

All our precious and hard-won universal human rights, including women’s rights, will remain tattered pieces of paper under Obama’s reign.

Op-Ed: SOS, Save Our Society, Vote on the Issues

Fayyad: Jerusalem Neighborhoods Part of PA ’Eternal Capital’

PA leader Salam Fayyad honored an Israel ban on dedicating a Jerusalem school but said at a ceremony near the city, “Jerusalem’s suburbs are ours.”

Fayyad: Jerusalem Neighborhoods Part of PA ’Eternal Capital’

Dichter Warns Spanish FM: Arrest Endangers More Than Israel

The former head of Israeli security, Avi Dichter, canceled a trip to Spain over fears he will be greeted with an arrest warrant at Madrid airport.

Dichter Warns Spanish FM: Arrest Endangers More Than Israel

Shin Bet: Put Terrorists' Citizenship On the Line

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) backs a bid to punish terrorists with a loss of citizenship. Arab Knesset Members are furious.

Shin Bet: Put Terrorists' Citizenship On the Line

Knesset Approves Budget in Midnight Session

With 62 in favor and 34 against, the Knesset approved the state budget for 2011. Six Labor MKs were absent in protest of the kollel stipends.

Knesset Approves Budget in Midnight Session

Britain Elects Islamic Mayor, Marks Increasing Muslim Influence

The election of an Islamic mayor in a British borough indicates the growing Muslim influence in the country.

Britain Elects Islamic Mayor, Marks Increasing Muslim Influence

Popular Soup Boycotted Due to Halal Line of Products

Bloggers call to boycott Campbell Soup after it introduces halal line of soups in Canada, certified by an organization with possible Hamas ties.

Popular Soup Boycotted Due to Halal Line of Products

US: We Support Israel as a Jewish State

The U.S. warns that negotiations between Israel and the PA must be a two-way street, with both sides “offering something and asking for something.”

US: We Support Israel as a Jewish State

National Union’s Katz Warns Bibi: Elections to Follow Freeze

A new building freeze would cause a break-up in the government and new elections by spring, warns National Union chairman Yaakov (Ketzaleh) Katz.

National Union’s Katz Warns Bibi: Elections to Follow Freeze

Knesset's Aliyah Committee Demands Apology from Bill Clinton

A Knesset committee is riled by US embassy's refusal to cooperate with a session on Clinton's remarks against Russian Jewish immigrants.

Knesset's Aliyah Committee Demands Apology from Bill Clinton