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The urgent need for the detection of mettle

The Israeli government has removed the metal detectors, or magnometers, that it installed at the entrance to Temple Mount to prevent further Arab terrorist attacks. This is a bad move. Even worse is how the government explained it – in terms of total capitulation. This morning Yoav Galant, Israel’s Minister of Housing and Construction, said at a meeting I attended that the metal detectors were a “mistake”. He told IDF Radio: “It is clear that from the absorption point of view that it is impossible to transfer tens of thousands…

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The slaughter of the Salomon family

So now the non-stop Palestinian Arab incitement against Israel has resulted in yet more Palestinian barbarism. The Salomon family had gathered for a Friday night Shabbat dinner, celebrating the birth of a grandchild, in their home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish. A 19 year-old Palestinian burst in armed with a large knife and began stabbing members of the family. He killed the grandfather, Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya Salomon, 46, and son Elad Salomon, 36. Yosef’s wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded. The Times of Israel reports: “In…

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More murder and incitement in the jihad against the Jews

As had been feared, today has seen violent demonstrations in Jerusalem and the disputed neighbouring territories as a result of Arab incitement over the metal detectors installed at Temple Mount a few days ago. At least two Arabs have been shot dead in as yet unclear circumstances and dozens have been injured, while hundreds of Arab rioters have been hurling rocks and burning tyres at Israeli police. Protests have also taken place across the Middle East. Israel erected the metal detectors after the terrorist attack a week ago when three…

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The day of deranged inversion

Fatah, headed by Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas, has called for a “day of rage” tomorrow. This is ostensibly to protest against the metal detectors which the Israeli government has installed at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. That was in response to last Sunday’s attack there by two Israeli Arabs. Already armed, they burst from the compound and murdered two Israeli Druze police officers, leaving a third officer injured. Dozens have already been hurt overnight in violent demonstrations against the police in both the Temple Mount area and in east Jerusalem,…

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Israel won! Now get over it

The Middle East Forum held a meeting in Jerusalem last night to discuss Daniel Pipes’s “Victory Caucus“, his project for breaking the Arab-Israel impasse. He urges that the conflict should be reframed as a war which Israel has won and the Arabs have lost rather than a never-ending impasse with demands upon Israel for negotiations, peace processes and compromises. I spoke briefly at this meeting. You can watch my comments on this clip from the Facebook Live video below. You can also watch the video of the whole meeting here. A…

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Goodbye to the British Raj

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel is notable on several fronts. India, the potential global powerhouse now being courted by countries around the world, has moved from an anti-Israel position to a close alliance with Israel in the fields of industry, security, defence, energy, agriculture and medicine. As the first foreign leader not to visit the Palestinian Authority while in the region, Modi has struck a powerful blow against the morally degraded false equivalence that is the norm in the west between Israel and its Palestinian would-be…

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