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Beck to Host Unified Jerusalem Rally

Beck to Host Unified Jerusalem Rally

Conservative media pundit, Fox host and radio personality Glenn Beck will host a pro-Israel rally in Jerusalem this August to oppose an bifurcation of the city. Beck, a Mormon who just returned from a trip to Israel, said that the “center of our faith” is threatened by a division of the city, as proposed in […]

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Obama to Address AIPAC, Sets Up Responsibility

It’s going to be a big few days for Israel here in Washington D.C. On Sunday, President Barack Obama will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, likely putting himself front-and-center on the peace process, the so-called Arab Spring and the occasionally tense relationship between the United States and Israel. The speech will come days […]

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George Mitchell Resigns

George Mitchell Resigns

George Mitchell, the former Senate Majority Leader and Obama administration’s lead Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiator, resigned, effective next week, but his true impact on the peace process will only emerge when the memoirs are written years from now. On the face of it, though, Mitchell, who managed to secure a northern Ireland peace deal, was not […]

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House Dems (and Republican) Visit Bibi

From House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office: Jerusalem – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and a bipartisan delegation arrived in Israel today and met with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to discuss U.S.-Israel relations and regional security issues.  Leader Pelosi issued the following statement this evening: “Our bipartisan delegation was pleased to arrive in Israel to […]

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Obama Comments on the Holocaust

President Barack Obama’s statement today on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom haShoah) references the Adolf Eichmann trial, which were central to the Israeli psyche’s grappling in the afternoon of the systematic slaughter of six million Jews. Prior to the Eichmann trial in Israel, Jews who emigrated to Israel did not often speak about their experiences in […]

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Bin Laden Killed, Hamas Condemns

During this so-called Arab Spring, Middle Eastern dictators have attempted to suppress revolutions by murdering demonstrators, prompting the Obama administration to condemn those actions in the “strongest possible terms.” It appears that Hamas, the Palestinian Authority’s  new governing partner, has reserved that kind of condemnation for the U.S. attack that killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin […]

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Israel Could Benefit By Palestinians' Personality Transplant

The reconciliation between the Iran-backed terror group Hamas and the West Bank-governing Palestinian Authority will not result in an inherent repositioning of either group or the moderation of proposals to wipe Israel off the map and instill a government operated under the auspices of radical Islam. That inherent radicalization of the Palestinians could, though, benefit […]

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Israeli Fears on Egypt Confirmed

Israel’s worst fears on the so-called democratic revolution in Egypt seem to be taking shape, with a majority of Egyptians calling for an annulment of the peace agreement and extensive support for the terror-aligned Muslim Brotherhood continuing to take root, according to a new poll of Egyptians from the Pew Research Center. Pew found that […]

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Time Gets it Wrong on Bibi

Time Gets it Wrong on Bibi

Time magazine’s characterization of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as among the top 100 most influential people is a bit premature, as Israel’s leader has done nothing more than maintain the status quo on a slew of his own signature issues. While Netanyahu most certainly has the potential to be extremely influential, the peace process, […]

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If Moses Had Facebook, Twitter, Etc…

What would happen if Moses, the Pharaoh, God and all had Facebook, Twitter, Skype and all these other new social media tools out there? Well, the folks at Aish put this clip together to answer just that.

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Obama Draws Passover-Arab Revolutions Parity

President Barack Obama’s comparison between the Passover story and the Middle East revolutions demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of both Jewish traditions and the uprisings sweeping the Arab world. Obama released a statement Friday wishing Jewish families across the world a happy Passover, but he also included substantial references to Israel and Middle East policy. The […]

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Unilateral Declarations Come With Responsibility

Any unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood — whether by the Israeli government through a pull out or by the residents of the West Bank themselves — could solve the peace process impasse and provide a struggling group of people with the opportunity to thrive, but that sovereignty would also reflects a responsibility to ensure security […]

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Exclusive Interview With Top Defense Adviser

Exclusive Interview With Top Defense Adviser

In an exclusive interview with the FPA Israel Blog last week, Colonel (Ret.) David Hacham – a top adviser on Palestinian and Arab affairs to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak – unequivocally stated that Israel’s next major military campaign in the Gaza Strip will result in a complete destruction of Hamas’ terror infrastructure and outlined […]

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An Irrelevant Apology

Judge Richard Goldstone issued an unexpected apology, years after his biased and one-sided report indicted Israel for human rights violations after the attack on Gaza Strip two years ago. While expressing remorse for his condemnation of Israel after admittedly only knowing some of the facts, Goldstone’s apology is largely irrelevant, as the anti-Israel bias inherent […]

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A Fork In The Road

A Fork In The Road

The reinvigorated rocket strikes on Israel and the recent terror attack in Jerusalem should put the conflict in a fork in the road — either establishing a comprehensive peace settlement or a complete annihilation of terror-minded individuals. I have a hunch that the latter outcome will prevail, albeit in the most deadliest of fashions. The […]

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About the Author

Ben Moscovitch
Ben Moscovitch

Ben Moscovitch is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter and has covered Congress, homeland security, and health care. He completed an intensive two-year Master's in Middle Eastern History program at Tel Aviv University, where he wrote his thesis on the roots of Palestinian democratic reforms. Ben graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in English Literature. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. Twitter follow: @benmoscovitch

Areas of Focus:
Middle East; Israel-Palestine; Politics

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