Robert Jeffress Says Israel Has Biblical Land Claim; John Kerry, Barack Obama ‘on the Wrong Side of God’

BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER— Outspoken Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has accused President Barack Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry of putting America on the “wrong side of God” after the United States failed to veto a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory East of Jerusalem. While speaking on…

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Trump ‘aggressively’ pursuing Netanyahu to attend inauguration

By Times of Israel-— Deputy Minister Michael Oren on Thursday slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s address on the peace process as historically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous, and called for a total reset of US-Israel ties. Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, also said that the outgoing administration’s critical view of the Israeli…

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‘We don’t need this America,’ deputy minister says after UN vote, Kerry speech

By RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Deputy Minister Michael Oren on Thursday slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s address on the peace process as historically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous, and called for a total reset of US-Israel ties. Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, also said that the outgoing administration’s critical view of the…

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Ukraine’s Jewish Prime Minister Who Voted Against Israel

By Tsvi Sadan— Prime Minister Netanyahu’s refusal to meet Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman after he voted in favor of UN resolution 2334 condemning all Israeli settlements as illegal, drew attention to the fact he is the first Jew ever to ascend to such prominence in Ukraine, a country whose past is tainted with bloody…

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Secretary Kerry’s suspension of disbelief

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger The term “suspension of disbelief” refers to well-intentioned subordination of documented-facts and common sense to one’s zeal and wishful-thinking: sacrificing long-term realism on the altar of oversimplification and short-term gratification and convenience. Secretary Kerry’s December 28, 2016 speech was replete with suspension of disbelief, totally inconsistent with Middle East reality,…

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Orthodox Rabbis compare Obama to Nebuchadnezzar

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— The Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America (TORA) condemned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) anti-settlement resolution as racist, comparing Obama, with a “perfect record of failure”, to evil kings like Nebuchadnezzar and Titus. TORA was formed to focus on the critical task of offering an authentic Torah viewpoint to the…

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The Hanukkah Menorah: The mystery and the messiah

By Aimee Herd/Asher Intrater, Ron Cantor, Breaking Christian News— “It is interesting that in Jewish tradition, it is that one special candle, the shamash, that leaves His special position above the other candles to come down and give light to the other unlit ones. Shamash means ‘servant.’ Once the shamash has brought light to the other…

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The First Step Towards Building the Third Temple: A Synagogue on the Temple Mount

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz Yaakov Hayman, the head of Yishai, an NGO dedicated to reinstating Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, is preparing to submit a survey map to the Israeli government to build four synagogues, one in each corner of the Temple Mount compound, a critical turning point steering Israel in the right direction…

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Trump Tightens Jewish Relations Ahead of January Inauguration

By Elizabeth Kratz/JNS.org President-elect Donald Trump, who frequently takes pride in his track record as a negotiator, this week named one of his campaign advisers on issues related to Israel as the incoming administration’s special representative for international negotiations. Real estate transactions lawyer Jason Dov Greenblatt, who alongside U.S. ambassador to Israel appointee David Friedman…

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Bennett tells Kerry: Pick up your Bible and Read it

By Arutz Sheva— Education Minister and Jewish Home Party head Naftali Bennett responded Wednesday to Secretary of State Kerry’s call for a “viable two state solution.” Bennett said that “Kerry quoted me three times anonymously in his speech in order to demonstrate that we oppose a Palestinian state.” “So let me state it explicitly:” “Yes.…

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Finally, a breath of fresh air for Israel

By Earl Cox, JPost— Donald Trump’s nomination of David Friedman as his new U.S. ambassador to Israel is encouraging for Israel and all who support her. It’s about time a U.S. ambassador is appointed who understands Israel’s history, security needs, the hostility surrounding her, and her international legal rights as a sovereign nation. Whether or…

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The UN Declares War on Judeo-Christian Civilization

By Giulio Meotti, Gatestone— 2016 has been a sumptuous year for the anti-Semites at the United Nations. The UN Security Council just targeted the only democracy in the Middle East: the State of Israel. The outgoing Obama Administration reportedly orchestrated what even Haaretz called a “hit and run” campaign in UN to denigrate the Jewish…

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Palestinians: The Nightmare of Christians

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Without question, Samir Qumsieh is one of the most courageous Christian leaders in the Middle East. Qumsieh is one of the few willing to risk his life to speak out against Muslim persecution of Christians in the Palestinian territories and the Middle East, generally. For the past four decades, Samir…

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Transcript claims to show US worked with Palestinians on UN resolution

By Times of Israel— An Egyptian paper published what it claims are the transcripts of meetings between top US and Palestinian officials that, if true, would corroborate Israeli accusations that the Obama administration was behind last week’s UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements. At the same time, a report in an Israeli daily Tuesday…

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