Why Is The Jewish People So Small? Va’etchanan 5779

By Jonathan Sacks, Times of Israel— Near the end of Va’etchanan is a statement with such far-reaching implications that it challenges the impression that has prevailed thus far in the Torah. This remark gives an entirely new complexion to the biblical image of the people Israel: “The Lord did not set His affection on you…

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Burning of Heifer Takes Place in Preparation for Third Temple

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— A major step was made towards reinstating the Temple service: after an intensive study into the practical details, an actual heifer, albeit not a red one, was burned in precisely the manner that will enable the Jewish people to be purified. Chapter 19 of the Book of Numbers…

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In first-ever review, UN racism panel presses Palestinians on anti-Semitism

By JNS , Israel Hayom Staff— The United Nations’ anti-racism committee began a mandatory two-day review on Tuesday of the policies and practices of the Palestinian Authority, whose delegation responded by criticizing experts of the 18-member panel for asking about anti-Semitic incitement based on evidence provided by the international human rights group UN Watch, whose…

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Israeli Students find Swastikas on Dorm at U.S. University

By Ron Cantor, Messiah’s Mandate— Two Israeli sisters who are studying at the University of Indianapolis were scared to find swastikas drawn inside their dorm room just after arriving on campus for the fall semester. Michal and Shira Sasson, who are twins, are now juniors at the college and have been attending there and playing…

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‘Transfer all of the Palestinians to Jordan’

By Arutz 7– A right-wing Dutch parliamentarian is calling for the transfer of Palestinian Authority residents from Judea and Samaria to Jordan, offering the plan as an alternative to the US-backed ‘Deal of the Century’ Middle East peace plan. Geert Wilders, chairman of the rightist Party for Freedom (PVV), said Thursday in response to this…

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Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them

By Isabel Kershner, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Peter Baker, NY Times— Under intense pressure from President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Thursday barred two members of the United States Congress from entering Israel, reversing a previous decision to admit two of the president’s most outspoken critics. By enlisting a foreign power to take…

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The Longest Lasting Conspiracy Theory

By Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute— How often have we seen commentary concerning the situation in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, made with intensity even passion which purport to tell readers the “facts” about Israel? They often narrate falsehoods that might put to shame a string of fraudsters, conmen and conspiracy theorists. It seems, at…

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100 Years of the Temple Mount as a Tool of Muslim Propaganda

By Edy Cohen, Israel Today— The clashes witnessed atop the Temple Mount this week as the Jews’ mourning day of Tisha B’Av coincided with the start of the Muslims’ festival of Eid al-Adha were a reminder of how explosive the holy site remains. The Palestinian leadership needed no reminding. For the past several years, amid…

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US peace envoy: There’s ‘no international consensus’ on Mideast conflict

By Eric Cortellessa, Times of Israel— Facing criticism for his speech before the United Nations Security Council last month — and more broadly for the Trump administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the US envoy for Middle East peace shot back at the German ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington has “left…

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US State Department: Comparing Israeli Policy to Nazism Is Antisemitic

By Aaron S., Jerusalem Online— The US State Department has updated its definition of anti-Semitism, by adding that “making comparisons between contemporary Israeli policy and Nazi policy” is an example of anti-Semitism in public life. In 2018, the State Department adopted the definition of anti-Semitism established by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Most of…

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Netanyahu vows to push Israeli sovereignty in West Bank after terror attack

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to guarantee Israeli sovereignty in “all parts” of the West Bank as he participated in a cornerstone-laying ceremony for 650 new housing units in the settlement of Beit El. The event came hours after an Israeli student was found stabbed to death near…

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