Arab church that backs Israel shuttered by Palestinian Authority

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday, according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptist’s head pastor, Naim Khoury. “Steven told me that…a…

A two-state solution, for England and Scotland

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron took a highly unusual step. Meeting with visiting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Her Majesty’s Government departed from the usual diplomatic blather and went out of his way to underline his insistence on a two- state solution for the Israel- Palestinian…

'Root of conflict is refusal to accept Jewish state'

BY JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reiterated on Wednesday that the root cause of the Israeli Palestinian conflict is “the persistent (Palestinian) refusal to accept a Jewish state within any boundaries.” Speaking at a synagogue in the Netherlands during a visit to the country, the prime minister recalled that Israel places no preconditions on the…