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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz Blames Palestinians for Failed Peace Talks

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who may be considering a 2016 presidential run, on a visit to Israel this week blasted the Palestinians for derailing the U.S.-brokered peace talks.

Cruz, who met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli officials on Sunday, said the Palestinians are to blame for the talks' collapse for refusing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and renouncing terrorism.

"The principal impediment to peace is that, to date, the Palestinians have refused to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state and have refused to renounce terror," Cruz told The Jerusalem Post.

Cruz also criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for using the term "apartheid" when discussing Israel's possible future if peace talks fail.

"Those words will be repeated by enemies of Israel, by Hamas and Hezbollah and Iran, and all of them will say, 'This is not our characterization, these are the words of the U.S. secretary of state,'" Cruz said.

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Brussels museum

Plea to Jews: Come Home to Israel Now

Anti-Semitism continues to escalate in Europe, as evidenced by the shooting attack last weekend at a Brussels museum. Jews are encouraged to return to the Holy Land before much more blood is shed. read more

Israeli police attempt to protect Jews from angry Arabs in an incident recently at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Prayer Denied: The Temple Mount Travesty

Why are Jews and Christians continually forbidden to pray at the Temple Mount? With Pope Francis visiting this week, find out why it is becoming increasingly dangerous for them to simply visit this holy place, much less pray there. read more

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