White House announces ‘postponement’ of Jerusalem embassy

By Michael Wilner, Herb Keinon, JPost— US President Donald Trump on Thursday “postponed” delivery on his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, signing a waiver that officially delays a congressional mandate to do so. Explaining the move, White House aides said Trump hoped to maximize his chances of brokering…

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UN Chief: “Denial of Israel’s Right to Exist is Anti-Semitism”

By The Tower— The head of the United Nations told leaders from the Simon Wiesenthal Center that “denial of Israel’s right to exist is anti-Semitism,” the Jewish organization announced in a press release on Tuesday. Speaking at his offices at the UN headquarters in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres discussed the UN’s role in countering…

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Turkey Spending Millions to Grow Influence Over Jerusalem Arabs

By JNI— The Jerusalem municipality’s eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount, Hashiloach—an Israeli journal for thought and policy, created by the Tikvah Fund—reported last week. The city’s experts, David Koren and Ben…

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Iran agrees to renew funding to Hamas

By Jacob Magid— Iran has agreed in principle to renew its funding for the Hamas terror group, according to a report published in a London-based Arabic daily Tuesday. Palestinian officials told Asharq al-Awsat that Ismail Haniyeh, the political leader of the Gaza-based terror group, will visit Tehran in the near future to bridge gaps between…

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Netanyahu Pits Trump Against the UN Over Jerusalem

By Israel Today— When US President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall sporting a kippa (yarmulka), it was a clear affirmation that the site is as the Jews say – Judaism’s holiest shrine. And, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequently pointed out, that was a clear repudiation of the position recently taken by the United…

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Netanyahu: Temple Mount will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever

By World Israel News— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel will never relinquish control over the Temple Mount and the Old City of Jerusalem. Speaking at the Knesset Wednesday during a special session in honor of Jerusalem Day and the 50th anniversary of the city’s reunification, Netanyahu acknowledged there are those who wish to…

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If Kushner has a Mideast peace plan, it’s a secret so far

By Jeff Mason and Luke Baker | JERUSALEM If Jared Kushner has a plan to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict, so far he’s giving little away. In the four months since President Donald Trump took office and gave his 36-year-old son-in-law the job of forging peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Kushner has kept his plans…

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Members of congress call on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

By Lahav Harkob, JPost— A bipartisan group of US congressmen called on President Donald Trump to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the deadline for him to make a decision continues to loom. “The American Embassy belongs in the Jewish capital of Jerusalem,” Congressional Israel Allies Caucus co-chairman Rep.…

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Trump: ‘I was humbled to place my hand upon the wall and pray in that holy space for wisdom from God’

The following is the full text of President Trump’s speech in Israel : (Screengrab via CBN News) Thank you, Prime Minister Netanyahu. I want to thank you and Sara for hosting us for what has been an unforgettable visit to this very special land. I also want to thank Chairman Itzik Molko, Acting Director Ayelet…

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Governor Mike Huckabee signs the Jerusalem Covenant

By Abra Forman, BCN— Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a strongly pro-Israel Evangelical Christian, has partnered with MK Rabbi Yehudah Glick in an effort to encourage millions of Israel lovers around the world to sign the historic Jerusalem Covenant. The Jerusalem Covenant is a renewal of the Biblical pact between God and the…

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