Trump and Netanyahu — a match made in heaven?

BY RAPHAEL AHREN, JPOST— On January 20, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will finally have a Republican president sitting in the White House. Netanyahu has often been called a Republican himself, and many observers of US-Israel relations believe he is eagerly awaiting Inauguration Day, when for the first time in his 10 years at…

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‘Trump’s election heralds coming of Messiah’ says Deri

By Jeremy Sharon, JPost— Shas chairman and Interior Minister Arye Deri said Thursday that Donald Trump’s election could herald the coming of the Messiah due to the blow he expects the next president will strike against the “non-Orthodox Jewish hold on the US government.” “There is no doubt that one can give thanks to God…

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First public prayer for president Trump held in Jerusalem

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News— Rabbi Tuly Weisz, director of Israel365 and publisher of Breaking Israel News offered the first public prayer for President-Elect Donald Trump in Jerusalem at the Bridges for Peace solidarity conference on Wednesday. Rabbi Weisz spoke at the Bridges for Peace gathering in Jerusalem. Entering the hall, he was informed…

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Russia, Trump team in touch during campaign, Kremlin says

By Times of Israel Staff, Times of Israel— Russia on Thursday confirmed that it had been in touch with President-elect Donald Trump’s team during the election campaign, the privately-owned Interfax Russian news agency reported.   The terse announcement quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying, “Russia had contacts with Trump team, this work…

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Israel won’t let Iran have military presence in Syria, Netanyahu tells Russian PM

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Israel will prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria, and will continue to intervene to stop Iran arming Hezbollah and other Shiite militias there, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, on Thursday in Jerusalem.   Moscow is a staunch supporter of Basher Assad’s…

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Joint Statement from Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, Co-Chairmen of the Israel Advisory Committee to Donald J. Trump

By Jason D. Greenblatt, Medium— It has been an exhilarating election cycle. Approximately seven months ago, we were blessed to have been tapped by Donald J. Trump to be his top advisors with respect to the State of Israel. We have been fortunate to work with a talented team of people and have put together…

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Trump advisor: ‘West Bank settlements are not an obstacle to peace’

President elect Donald Trump does not condemn Jewish building over the pre-1967 lines, nor does he believe in dictating the terms of any peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinian, a close legal advisor, Jason Greenblatt, told Army Radio on Thursday morning. “Mr. Trump does not view the settlements as being an obstacle for peace,” Greenblatt…

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America and its people

By Inna Rogatchi, Rogatchi Foundation— The last hours before the election day in the USA, not expecting a miracle, I have glanced on the TV screen, almost by chance. I saw a giant crowd of Mannequins at the Clinton’s rally, both literally and metaphorically: celluloid faces with an identical expression of pretending, supporting does-not-matter what…

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Trump Victory Means End of ‘Palestinian State’

By Israel Today Staff, Israel Today— Israeli politicians and commentators, like most others around the world, woke up Wednesday morning in shock over Donald Trump’s upset victory in the US presidential election. But Israel was probably one of the few countries where most people viewed Trump’s win as a good surprise. For months, local polls…

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Netanyahu hails Donald Trump as a ‘true friend’ of Israel

BY ILAN BEN ZION AND STUART WINER, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his election victory, saying the Republican is “a true friend of the State of Israel.” Netanyahu’s remarks were released a few hours after Trump proclaimed victory over his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, in a surprise…

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THE RISE OF GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM

By Susan Warner, Frontpagemag— When Israel declared its independence from Britain in 1948, it was an exuberant nation with a population beleaguered by the tragic murder of 6 million relatives, friends and fellow Jews in the Shoah. In 1948, many of the nascent country’s newest citizens’ recent memories were of years of brutal deprivation, murder,…

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In UNESCO, Palestinians claim ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls

By Israel Hayom— The Palestinian Authority is planning to claim ownership of the Dead Sea Scrolls and demand that UNESCO order Israel to surrender the artifacts, Israel Hayom learned over the weekend. Discovered in the Qumran Caves in the eastern Judean Desert between 1947 and 1956, the scrolls — a trove of 981 different texts…

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