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Poll: Americans Sympathize More with Israel than Palestine

Poll: Americans Sympathize More with Israel than Palestine

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff A new poll released Tuesday reveals that Americans sympathize more with Israel than Palestinians and would prefer Iran not acquire a nuclear weapon even if it means military action, according to Pew Research: The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted March 13-17 among 1,501 adults, finds that 49 percent say they sympathize more with Israel, while just 12 percent sympathize more with the Palestinians and the same percentage (12 percent) volunteers that they sympathize with neither side. Americans have consistently sympathized more with Israel since the 1970s. Many Republicans surveyed believe President…

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Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans

By Michael Isikoff National Investigative Correspondent, NBC News A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. The 16-page memo, a copy of which was obtained by NBC News, provides new details about the legal reasoning behind one of the Obama administration’s most secretive and controversial polices: its dramatically increased use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects, including…

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Did the wrong McCain school Hagel on the Middle East?

Did the wrong McCain school Hagel on the Middle East?

Did the Wrong McCain School Hagel on the Middle East? Author: Moshe Phillips Senator John McCain questioning former Senator Chuck Hagel. Photo: Screenshot. The wrong McCain may have had the job of taking Senator Chuck Hagel to school on the Middle East. Senator John McCain earned plenty of headlines for his questioning of Hagel but did he teach Hagel anything about Israel and the Middle East? Setting aside the question of whether Hagel has the ability to absorb the truths about the neighborhood that Israel lives in, this could have been a teachable moment for Hagel and many Americans who…

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Nazi gun control laws: a familiar road to citizen disarmament?

Nazi gun control laws: a familiar road to citizen disarmament?

by Joe Wolverton, II In an article earlier this month, the online Huffington Post mocked the Drudge Report for posting pictures of Adolf Hitler (shown on right, with Benito Mussolini) and Josef Stalin above the headline: “White House Threatens ‘Executive Orders’ on Guns.” A Google search using the search term “Obama Hitler Gun Control” delivers nearly six million results. While such evidence is certainly not scientific, it does reveal an increase in the interest of the role of the disarmament of a citizenry in the development of a fascist regime. If one can identify these milestones on the road to…

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Putin: I will sign Bill that bans Americans from adopting Russian children

Putin: I will sign Bill that bans Americans from adopting Russian children

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin watches an unveiling ceremony of the second leg of the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline during a live video link from the event site in the Far East city of Khabarovsk at Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on Dec. 25, 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign a controversial bill that will ban Americans from adopting Russian children. Parliament’s upper house voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the measure. (credit: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images) The bill is widely seen as the Kremlin’s retaliation against an American law that calls for sanctions…

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Where European anti-Americanism and anti-semitism meet

Where European anti-Americanism and anti-semitism meet

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld “Israeli psychiatrist Zvi Rex was correct in saying that the Germans will never forgive the Jews for Auschwitz. In an analogous manner, I would argue that Western Europeans will also never forgive the Americans for being daily reminders that it was the Americans – together with the Red Army – who defeated Nazism, and not the Europeans themselves. “Anti-Semitism in Europe goes back a thousand years. Anti-Americanism as a discourse and an ideology emerged more than 200 years ago among European elites. America and Jews are seen by many Europeans as paragons of a modernity they…

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No wonder America’s Founders distrusted standing armies

No wonder America’s Founders distrusted standing armies

By Chuck Baldwin It is well documented that many of America's Founding Fathers had a very real and deep-seated distrust of standing armies — and for good reason. They had just fought a costly and bloody war for independence, which had been largely predicated upon the propensities for the abuse and misuse of individual liberties by a pervasive and powerful standing army (belonging to Great Britain) amongst them. Listen to Thomas Jefferson: "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies." Note that Jefferson identified both banking institutions and standing armies as being "dangerous to…

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Russia May Target Missile Defense Sites

Russia May Target Missile Defense Sites

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with local media in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. MOSCOW – Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington goes ahead with the planned shield despite Russia's concerns, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday. Russia will station missiles in its westernmost Kaliningrad region and other areas if Russia and NATO fail to reach a deal on the U.S.-led missile defense plans, he said in a tough statement that seemed to be aimed at rallying domestic support. Russia considers the plans for missile shields in Europe, including in Romania and Poland, to be…

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U.S. Supreme Court hears case to list ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on foreign passports

U.S. Supreme Court hears case to list ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on foreign passports

Longstanding U.S. policy does not list Jerusalem as capital of Israel, says status of the city that is important to Jews, Muslims and Christians should be resolved in negotiations. By The Associated Press The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a Jerusalem-born boy's challenge to U.S. State Department policy that prevents him from having his passport show he was born in Israel. Middle Eastern politics and the battle between Congress and the president over foreign policy are at play in the case being argued at the high court Monday. The boy, Menachem Zivotofsky, and his parents, Naomi and Ari, flew…

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Americans and Israel soldiers are now training together

Americans and Israel soldiers are now training together

A company of US Marines was in Israel last month for joint urban warfare training sessions with Israeli soldiers. Most of the exercises took place at the IDF's state-of-the-art Urban Warfare Training Center at the Tze'elim army base in southern Israel. The Americans had traveled to Israel from their base in Europe. Speaking to the IDF Spokesperson about the experience, Platoon Sgt. Robert Hattenbach said, "We've never been to a mock town like that of the IDF." A number of the Marines reportedly spoke positively about the size and realistic feel of the IDF training facility. The IDF's Urban Warare…

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