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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review Jan. 12, 2006 / 12 Teves, 5766

$48 million Galilean Christian tourism center moving forward — but without Robertson

By Steven G. Vegh


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Move result of outspoken broadcaster's suggestion about ailing Sharon


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (KRT) Angered by Pat Robertson's suggestion that G-d punished Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with a stroke, Israel has booted the religious broadcaster from a group of American evangelicals it is working with to establish a Christian tourism center in Galilee.


"The minister of tourism has decided that the center will go ahead, the project will go ahead, but it will go ahead with other parties and not Mr. Robertson," Jonathan Pulik, a tourism ministry spokesman, said Wednesday from Jerusalem in a telephone interview.


Robertson suggested on "The 700 Club" last Thursday that Sharon's illness was linked to the prime minister's transfer of Israeli-controlled land to Palestinians.


"G-d has enmity against those who `divide My land,'" Robertson said during the television show that is produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach. Robertson founded CBN and hosts the show.


Sharon "was dividing G-d's land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course," Robertson said. "G-d considers this land to be His. You read the Bible and He says, 'This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel, who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, G-d says, 'No, this is Mine.'"


Later the same day, CBN spokeswoman Angell Watts said Robertson had simply tried to remind viewers of what the Bible said about efforts made to divide the land of Israel.


But Israel's government was not mollified.


"It's surprising when anyone makes such comments, but particularly when someone of Mr. Robertson's stature makes them," Pulik said, adding that the comments were "unacceptable" to Israel's tourism minister, Avraham Hirchson.


Robertson could not be reached for comment Wednesday. In a news release, Watts said: "We do not respond to media reports on our relationship with other governments and we have not talked to the Israelis on this topic. We continue to maintain our longstanding commitment to the Jewish people and the State of Israel."


According to The Jerusalem Post, Hirchson was a close supporter of Sharon during the prime minister's return of Gaza to Palestinians. He quickly joined the new Kadima political party that Sharon formed after leaving the conservative Likud party.


Hirchson reportedly had been close to signing an agreement with Robertson that would provide free land for the center.


"The process at this point is being re-examined on how we will proceed, but it will move forward," Pulik said. "The project is still in the planning stages."


Like many evangelicals, Robertson is a staunch defender of Israel, and had been praised by Israeli officials as a friend of the Jewish state.


But that high standing has been damaged by his remarks about Sharon. Daniel Ayalon, Israel's ambassador to the United States, told CNN last week that Robertson's comments were "outrageous" and not something to expect "from any of our friends."


Officials expect the proposed "Galilee Heritage Park" could draw 750,000 to 1 million new tourists annually.


According to promotional information provided by Pulik, the park would be built on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, "in the heart of Jesus' ministry."


About $48 million would be spent on a garden, convention center, exhibition hall, auditorium media studio and grounds encompassing 125 acres. The park would also include "ancient sites, paths and highways that enhance understanding of the life and the times of Jesus."

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