• Approximately 23,000 African refugees have fled from the humanitarian crisis in their countries and have found refuge in Israel.
  • Israel is approximately the size of New Jersey and without the West Bank and Gaza, the size of Rhode Island. Florida is 8 times the size of Israel. You can walk from the Mediterranean Sea to the West Bank in 2.5 hours; the distance is only 9 miles across. Israel is under 290 miles long.
  • Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. It is one of the few countries in the Middle East where women vote, had the first Woman Prime Minister in the world, and women are elected to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
  • There consistently has been Arab members of the Knesset, (Israeli Parliament). Where in the Arab or Muslim world are there Jewish members of the Parliament?
  • Israel is 1/800 of the size of the Arab world (not including Iran). There are 56 Islamic, 49 Roman Catholic, 20 Protestant 12 Eastern Orthodox 4 Hindi and 1 Jewish nations worldwide.
  • Jews have resided in Israel for over 3,000 years and Jerusalem has officially been the capitol of the Jews since 1003 BCE during the reign of King David. No other conquering force ever recognized Jerusalem as its own capital.
  • Since the fall of the Second Temple, 70 AD, Jews in the Diaspora have turned to Jerusalem when praying. The Muslims face Mecca.
  • Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel.
  • Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens serve on the Knesset, sit on the Supreme Court, represent Israel as ambassadors, and even Miss Israel is represented by Jews and Arabs in the national beauty pageant.
  • Israel protects all faiths to have freedom of religion and access to their holy sites
  • Israel has opened borders for non-Jewish refugees from the Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Albania, and Vietnam.
  • In 1948, Israel embraced over 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands and these refugees never received compensation from their former nations.
  • Israel is amongst the first to deliver humanitarian aid when disaster strikes in Haiti, Turkey, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Tibet, Peru, El Salvador, Armenia, New Guinea, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and other worldwide locations
  • Demographics: 75% Jewish, 16% Muslim, 4% others, 2.5% Christians, 1.5 Druze
  • Of the Jews: 70% are Sabras (Israeli born), 20.5% born in the US or Europe and 9.2% from Asia and Africa (including Arab countries)
  • Of Arabs: 83% are Sunni Moslems, 9% Druze, and 9% Christian.
  • Syrian Christians are 2.5% of the population and the percentage of Bedouin are unknown
  • Other citizens include African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, Armenians, Assyrians, Circassians and Samaritans
  • Nationalities of recent immigrants include: FSU, Ethiopia, France, USA, United Kingdom, India, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Central America, Switzerland, Uruguay, Mexico, Oceania, Hungary, Chile, Romania, and the Netherlands.
 
 
 
 
We Are Still in the Iranian Crosshairs
Sarah Stern 
March 12 2014
 

It is patently clear that the Islamic Republic of Iran has absolutely no intention, what-so-ever, of destroying any aspect of the nuclear program, despite what much of the international community has been led to believe. Just days after the interim agreement, or Plan of Action, was signed in January, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke to CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria in Geneva where he reported that the “Iranian President forcefully asserted that he would not destroy its nuclear centrifuges “under any circumstances”. This interview came at a time when the American government had already released $8 billion in assets that had been frozen since the Islamic revolution in Iran. Since then, according to most experts, the Iranians have experienced a surge in their economy just for deigning to sit down at the table with the P5+1 nations.

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  • Who is Governor Chris Christie Really Pandering To?

    April 10, 2014

    Pundits have written about Governor Chris Christie's recent faux pas at the Republican Jewish Coalition conclave in Las Vegas. The Governor mistakenly called the territories that Israel was forced to conquer in its defensive wars of 1967 and 1973, "occupied."

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  • It is Time to Remove the Persian Mask

    March 14, 2014

    On Wednesday, March 5th, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) intercepted an Iranian Ship, the Clos-C, which had within it a cache of deadly weapons, including 40 M-302 rockets, 181 mortar shells, and about 400,000 bullets. The ship was bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza.

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  • When it Comes to Jihad Knowledge, Obama is on the Bench

    February 7, 2014

    President Barack Obama recently made headlines in a "New Yorker" magazine piece, in which he described the current crop of Al Qaeda fighters as being like when "a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms" adding, "that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant."

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  • A Hollow Victory

    January 17, 2014

    Once again, Secretary of State John Kerry came home from Geneva this past Sunday, amidst a great deal of euphoria, boasting of an agreement between the P5 plus 1 nations and Iran that is scheduled to take effect on January 20th

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Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D., is a Senior Research Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Security at the Sarah and Douglas Allison Center at the Heritage Foundation.

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Why is it that, despite repeated failures, U.S. foreign policy continues to be mired in the same mistaken assumptions? Whether its trusting dictators to bind themselves to signed treaties, remaining slavishly devoted to failed paradigms regarding the importance of the “peace process,” or the wisdom of disarmament in the face of aggression, it seems that Washington routinely fails to learn the lessons of history.

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