Obama enrages Israel on way out of the door

By Garth Kant, WND— Israeli officials are furious with President Obama for allowing the U.N. to pass a resolution Friday demanding the Jewish state “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.” With the U.S. taking the extraordinary move of abstaining, the Security Council unanimously passed the resolution,…

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Trump was extremely effective at stopping Obama from getting one last shot at Israel

By Breitbart— On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued President-Elect Donald Trump’s opposition to the UN resolution on Israeli settlements was an “extremely effective” means of stopping President Obama from getting “one last shot” at Israel out of “personal revenge.” Krauthammer said the resolution would have done “permanent…

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Israel warned Obama over UN vote, calling on Trump for help

By Michael Wilner, JPost— The Israeli government asked President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to intervene before a vote scheduled for Thursday at the UN Security Council condemning its settlement activity in the West Bank, just as Barack Obama planned to allow the resolution to pass. The Obama administration intended to let the resolution, spearheaded by…

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Israel Thanks Trump For Saving It From Spiteful Obama

By Israel Today— Israeli officials on Thursday thanked US President-elect Donald Trump for saving the Jewish state from one final jab from a spiteful President Barack Obama. Earlier in the day, Egypt tabled a resolution at the UN Security Council demanding Israel halt all Jewish settlement activity in the so-called West Bank, including the eastern…

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PM Netanyahu Delivers Christmas Greeting from ICEJ

PM Netanyahu Delivers Christmas Greeting from ICEJ from ICEJ on Vimeo. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday (December 21) to deliver his annual Christmas Greeting to the Christian world. In his traditional holiday greeting, Netanyahu stated: “To all of our Christian friends around the…

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Next Year in Jerusalem?

By James S. Robbins, U.S. News— In his March 2016 speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, then-candidate Donald Trump promised that his administration would “move the U.S. embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” Last week, ambassador to Israel designate David Friedman said he looks forward to working…

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Priests Partake of Leviticus Showbreads in Preparation for Third Temple

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— Last Saturday, a Shabbat reenactment of a Temple ritual took place in the holy city of Hebron, giving participants a taste of the Temple service as it was in Biblical times while taking a practical step towards preparing for the Third Temple. More than 80 participants were greeted in Hebron…

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Change is coming and change can be good

By Shoshana Bryan, Jewish Policy Center— President-elect Trump’s choice of David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel appears to be an excellent decision. It has already brought howls of protest from people invested heavily in the Oslo and subsequent accords, the “peace process” and the concept of the United States as an “evenhanded” broker between Israelis…

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Trump Advisor: West Bank Belongs to Israel

By Israel Today— A senior official in US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team visited this week and stated that the so-called “West Bank” clearly belongs to Israel. Becky Norton Dunlop (pictured) was touring the areas known biblically as Judea and Samaria when she told reporters: “Anyone who comes and visits Judea and Samaria sees that…

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Trump’s envoy to Israel is ready to slay some sacred cows

By Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe— DAVID FRIEDMAN avidly supports expanding Israeli settlements in the West Bank, unequivocally rejects a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and strongly believes the US embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Those positions put Friedman — Donald Trump’s bankruptcy lawyer and close friend —…

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Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

By Michael Wilner, JPOST— Israel’s Ambassador to the United States on Tuesday called on President-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv, where it has been since the early days of the state, to Jerusalem. At his annual Hanukkah receptions Ambassador Ron Dermer said that such a move “would be a great…

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