Amid coalition row, Lieberman warns Israel could be ‘on its way to elections’

By Yehuda Shlezinger , i24NEWS and Israel Hayom Staff— Former defense minister Avigdor Liberman said on Friday that Israel might be “on its way to elections” after his party refused to join a coalition due to a disagreement over the haredi draft law. Speaking to Israel’s Channel 13, the secular-nationalist Yisrael Beytenu party leader said…

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Jewry’s largest denomiation — and its most liberal — is embracing Al Sharpton

By Jonathan Tobin, Jewish World Review—- If the Rev. Al Sharpton were truly willing to repent for his past as a race-baiter and inciter of anti-Semitic violence, then having him speak at a Jewish event titled a “Consultation on Conscience” might be a good idea. Perhaps that’s what the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism…

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Olympics Committee Criticized For Removing Golan From Israeli Map

By JPost— Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev sent a strongly worded letter to the European Olympics Committee regarding their map of Israel, which doesn’t include the Golan Heights or West Bank. “From the point of view of the Israeli Government, Judea and Samaria (otherwise known as the West Bank) constitute an inseparable part…

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Netanyahu asks for international help as huge fires force evacuation of 3,500

By Jacob Magid and TOI Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directed the Foreign Ministry to reach out to nearby countries for “immediate” assistance in putting out the hundreds of fires that were ravaging the country Thursday evening, destroying dozens of houses and forcing the evacuation of some 3,500 from their homes. Later, the Foreign Ministry…

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Palestinians: The New Hamas List of ‘Traitors’

By  Gatestone Institute—- The Palestinian Hamas movement that rules the Gaza Strip has never tolerated any form of criticism. It does not accept any criticism from Palestinians living under its rule in the Gaza Strip. It does not accept any criticism from its rivals in the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its ruling Fatah faction. It…

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One Year Later, the U.S. Embassy Move

By Evelyn Gordon, JNS The first anniversary of the U.S. embassy’s move to Jerusalem sparked multiple articles in the Israeli press declaring it a failure for both U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. From the left-wing Ha’aretz to the centrist Times of Israel, headlines trumpeted the fact that only one minor…

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The Groups Who Hand AntiSemites their Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free-Card

By Melanie Phillips— What has caused the deeply alarming upsurge in antisemitism across the West? As many have observed, there are three principal sources: the political left, Islamic culture and neo-fascist or white-supremacist cults. One further factor, though, is crucial. Never disappearing altogether, antisemitism can be kept to a low level by condign social disapproval…

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Part of ‘Deal of Century’ To be Released on June 25 in Bahrain

By Omri Nahmias, JPost— The economic part of the US peace plan will be revealed on June 25 in Bahrain during an international conference, the White House announced Sunday. It is unclear when the political part of the plan will be released. According to a senior administration official, representatives from the EU, Asia and the…

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Does Mesha Stele Reading on Moabite Stone Shake Up Biblical History?

By Steve Law, Patterns of Evidence— The Mesha Stele, also known as the Moabite Stone, is one of the oldest and most remarkable artifacts connecting biblical history to the ancient world. The stele erected by King Mesha of Moab (modern-day Jordan, east of the Dead Sea) in his 9th century BC capital city of Dibon,…

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Peaceful-Coexistence in the Middle East?

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— “The Middle East and North Africa have a well-deserved reputation for being a region plagued by war and conflict. Every decade since the end of WW2 has seen at least one interstate conflict; it has also witnessed 25 types of intrastate war, including insurgencies, civil wars and protracted terrorism.…

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