Israel’s foreign minister to announce foreign-embassy relocation plan

By Ariel Kahana, JNS— The Israeli government is preparing an official initiative, including an incentives package, to encourage countries to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem. Foreign Minister Israel Katz will soon present a proposal to the Cabinet to designate the transfer of embassies to Jerusalem as a “national, diplomatic and strategic objective of the highest…

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Trump to launch peace conference with Arab leaders in Camp David

By Nahum Barnea, Ynetnews— The peace conference is to take place in Camp David, the U.S. President’s country retreat, and U.S. President Donald Trump is set to present his Mideast Peace Plan during the conference. According to an unnamed source in Washington, the conference is set to take place before the September 17 elections in…

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Rabbi and Messianic Jew Debate: Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic?

By David Lazarus, Israel Today— Chosen People Ministries is sponsoring a debate between Dr. Michael Brown and Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in New York City on August 8. The debate will take place from 7:30-9:30 PM (NY time) and will be streamed live on YouTube. According to Chosen People Ministries, a 125-year-old mission to the…

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Don’t Entrust Jerusalem to the Muslims or the Jews (or the French)

By Douglas Feith, Mosaic Magazine— In his essay in Mosaic on diplomacy, law, and Jerusalem, the estimable Michel Gurfinkiel asks, “What is international law?” and comments, “It’s easy enough to doubt, if not to mock, the idea that there is such a thing.” It sure is. The last century of U.S. policy on Jerusalem is…

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Reasons Why Peaceful Resolutions for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Always Fail

By Tawfik Hamid, Gatestone Institute— We must salute Jared Kushner’s attempt to bring a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. That said, the Palestinians’ unsurprising rejection of the peace offer requires some scrutiny, especially the true causes of the perennial failure to achieve lasting peace. Without understanding them, every attempt to solve this conflict, every…

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Aliyah Numbers Surge, Fueled by Wave of Russian Immigration to Israel

By Haaretz— Immigration to Israel rose by more than a quarter in the first half of 2019, fueled almost entirely by a continued surge in aliyah from Russia, according to internal Jewish Agency figures. In all of 2018, immigration showed a modest gain of 5 percent. A 73 percent increase in the number of individuals…

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US planning to roll out peace plan at meeting with Arab leaders – report

By Times of Israel— The United States is reportedly planning a conference with Arab leaders at Camp David, during which US President Donald Trump will roll out his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Invitations to the conference will be extended by Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, as he visits Israel and the Middle East…

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Netanyahu Pledges to Secure U.S. Support Not to Evacuate Settlements

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to secure US support not to evacuate settlements in any potential peace deal with the Palestinians. “No settlement or settler will ever be uprooted from here,” Netanyahu said, as he made a campaign stop in the Efrat settlement located in the Gush Etzion region just outside…

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Liberman: ‘No problem with Shaked, just with the messianics’

By Israel National News— YIsrael Beytenu Chairman MK Avigdor Liberman on Saturday emphasized that he is willing to sit with the New Right, but not with the “messianics.” At a Shabbatarbut (political and cultural forums that take place on the Sabbath) event in Hadera, Liberman said: “ Ayelet Shaked was an excellent Justice Minister and…

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Palestinians Have ‘Halted’ All Agreements with Israel, Says Abbas

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Thursday that the Palestinian leadership has decided to “halt” all agreements signed with Israel. Abbas reached out to Hamas, offering to end the dispute between the movement and his ruling Fatah faction. “We announce the leadership’s decision to stop dealing with agreements signed…

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Location of Apostles Peter and Andrew’s House in Galilee Discovered

By Stephen Weizman, Breaking Christian News— Excavations in Israel’s Galilee have uncovered remains of an ancient church said to mark the home of the apostles Peter and Andrew, the dig’s archaeological director said Friday. Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret Academic College, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, said this season’s dig…

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New UK Prime Minister Descended From Rabbi, ‘Feels Jewish’

By Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler, Breaking Israel News— Boris Johnson, the newly-elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, isn’t Jewish. But his Jewish ancestry and personal experiences volunteering on an Israeli kibbutz as a young man positively impact his feelings about the Land of Israel and the Jewish people. It’s all in the name Johnson’s…

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Greenblatt: Palestinian aspirations for Jerusalem don’t constitute ‘a right’

By JNS— The Palestinian aspiration to a have a capital in Jerusalem is “not a right,” and “international consensus is not international law” when it comes to creating a Palestinian state, said U.S. Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt on Tuesday. “It is true that the PLO and the Palestinian Authority continue to assert that east…

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