Hannah Arendt

FATHER ROBERT BARRON The appearance of an art house film on the philosopher Hannah Arendt has sparked renewed interest in an old controversy. Hannah Arendt 1906-1975 In 1961, Arendt went to Jerusalem as a correspondent for the New Yorker magazine to cover the trial of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi colonel accused of masterminding the transportation of millions of Jews to the death camps.  Arendt was herself a Jew who had managed to escape from Nazi Germany Continue Reading →

Beyond Creation | Archdiocese of Washington

No sooner had God led Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery, did they forsake Him and pursue idols. Moses told the people to prepare themselves to worship the Lord, and he himself went up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments. Meanwhile, the people pestered Aaron the high priest and had him melt down their gold and form it into a golden calf. Aaron proclaimed to the people, “Tomorrow is a feast Continue Reading →

Beyond Creation | Archdiocese of Washington

No sooner had God led Moses and the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery, did they forsake Him and pursue idols. Moses told the people to prepare themselves to worship the Lord, and he himself went up the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments. Meanwhile, the people pestered Aaron the high priest and had him melt down their gold and form it into a golden calf. Aaron proclaimed to the people, “Tomorrow is a feast Continue Reading →

U.N. votes to recognize Palestine as ‘non-member observer state’ – The Washington Post

UNITED NATIONS — The General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to grant Palestinians limited recognition of statehood, prompting exuberant celebrations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip and immediate condemnations from the United States and Israel. The 193-member U.N. body voted 138 to 9, with 41 abstentions, to recognize Palestine as a “non-member observer state,” a status that falls well short of independence but provides Palestinians with limited privileges as a state, including the right to Continue Reading →

‘Satellites show Iran moving quickly to rearm … JPost – Defense

Israeli intelligence satellites have spied the loading of rockets and other material in Iran believed to be destined for the Gaza Strip, the UK-based Sunday Times reported, citing Israeli officials. According to the report, Iran began preparing the weapons shipment around the same time Israel and Hamas negotiated a cease-fire late last week. The shipment is said to include Iranian made Fajr-5 medium-range rockets, the same model that was fired toward Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Continue Reading →

Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian man near Gaza after cease-fire | Fox News

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 19 people as crowds surged toward Gaza‘s border fence with Israel on Friday, a health official said, the first violence since a truce between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers took hold a day before. The shooting did not appear to pose an immediate threat to the Egypt-brokered cease-fire, which called for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. The truce Continue Reading →

Israel and Hamas maintain cease-fire, after US, Egypt helped both sides reach agreement | Fox News

Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. The cease-fire announcement had set off frenzied late night street celebrations in the coastal strip, and raised hopes of a new era in relations between Israel and Hamas. The two sides are now to negotiate a deal that would open the borders of the blockaded Palestinian Continue Reading →

Top Israeli rabbi tweets prophecy as missiles target Holy City

A leading rabbi for the Israeli Defense Forces has been reaching out to the nation’s troops – now being massed because of the unrelenting missile attacks from Gaza over the past few days – through social media. According to a new report in Israel Today, the soldiers are being called up for active military duty in preparation for a possible invasion of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, so the rabbi has been posting inspirational scriptures on Continue Reading →

CNN Poll: 57% of Americans say Israeli attacks in Gaza are justified – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs

“Although most Americans think the Israeli actions are justified, there are key segments of the public who don’t necessarily feel that way,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Only four in ten Democrats think the Israeli actions in Gaza are justified, compared to 74% of Republicans and 59% of independents. Support for Israel’s military action is 13 points higher among men than among women, and 15 points higher among older Americans than among younger Americans.” Continue Reading →

Israel Says Prefers Diplomacy but Ready to Invade Gaza

Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. Mediator Egypt said a deal for a truce to end the fighting could be close. The leader of Hamas said it was up to Israel to end the new conflict it had started. Israel says its Continue Reading →

Islamic Jihad official: “I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran” – Jihad Watch

Duly noted. Will this act of war be condemned by the United Nations? Don’t hold your breath. “Islamic Jihad Official: All Our Weapons are From Iran,” from Israel National News, November 19: Islamic Jihad deputy chief Ziyad Nahala said on Sunday in an interview with Egyptian television that all of the organization’s weapons came from Iran. “I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran. The rockets fired into Israel until now have Continue Reading →

Israel, Hamas escalate attacks as both sides point fingers, remain far apart in cease-fire demands | Fox News

Israel ramped up targeted attacks on suspected militants in Gaza Monday as Hamas fighters fired hundreds of rockets at Israel — but both sides say its up to the other to end the fighting that has killed nearly 100 people and wounded hundreds on both sides of the conflict. Israel escalated its bombing campaign and began attacking homes of activists in Hamas over the weekend, and on Monday an Israeli missile strike on a media Continue Reading →