Chris Matthews bashes ‘crazy’ Christians with ‘mythical’ beliefs about Jerusalem

By Bradford Richardson, The Washington Times— MSNBC host Chris Matthews said “crazy” evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have “mythical beliefs” about the ancient city. “Don’t think this isn’t related to Alabama next week,” Mr. Matthews said Wednesday on “Morning…

Israel braces for Palestinian backlash following Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem

By Israel Hayom— Hours before an expected announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and declaring a clear intent to relocate the American embassy there, the Israeli defense establishment braced for potential Palestinian backlash. Israeli defense officials did not take lightly Palestinian threats to stage “day of rage” demonstrations in…

Report: US Quietly Taking Major Steps Toward Moving Israeli Embassy

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— With the world poised for President Donald Trump’s expected statement on Wednesday that the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, American officials are quietly taking major steps toward moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, a leading Israeli publication reported. According to Israel’s Channel 2, sources have…

Embassy waiver lapses – is embassy move underway?

By David Rosenberg The security waiver used by every president since Bill Clinton to avoid implementation of a 1995 law requiring the US embassy in Israel be relocated to the capital city of Jerusalem lapsed Monday night amid speculation President Donald Trump could officially recognize the city as Israel’s capital or even announce an embassy moveas early as this week.…

Ancient Roman Theater Discovered Under Kotel Proves “Deep Connection of Jewish People to Jerusalem”

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In a surprising find by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), archaeologists have unearthed an ancient theater, the first ever found in Jerusalem, which proves Jewish heritage reaches back thousands of years. Dating back to the Roman period, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Western Wall rabbi have deemed…

Israel foils ISIS-inspired attack at Jerusalem holy site

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom— Three Arab Israelis from the northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm were arrested in early September on suspicion of planning a shooting attack inside the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Thursday. Said Ghasoub Mahmoud Jabareen, 26, and Firas Saleh Mahmoud Muhajanah, 24, who identify…