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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

Former Yesha chairman lashes out at Prime Minister

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 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

Arab League Defends Syria Gov't

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 Okays German Shalit Deal

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

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

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: No Thanks

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 Sanctions 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

Bibi on Obama: Friendly Dispute

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 Criticism 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

UN: IDF Shot Innocent Syrians

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

Congress to UN: Revoke Goldstone

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 MK Limits Tolerance

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

Arab Anti-Semitic Reax to Retrax

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 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 King Announces 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

Symbolic Victory for PA

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

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

Quayle Calls to Release Pollard

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

Former VP Quayle Calls for Pollard's Release

PA Minister: Dry Out 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, 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

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

More 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

Giffords Breathing On Her Own

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 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. Yosef Signs Pollard Letter

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

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

Mubarak Warns Netanyahu: No New Gaza Incursion

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'

Israel to Boycott Durban III

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