Former Israeli Ambassador: Europe’s ‘Obsession’ With Jews Should Serve as Warning to America

By Lea Speyer, The Algemeiner— Europe’s “obsession” with Jews should serve as a warning to America as it grapples with how to support Israel, a former Israeli ambassador to the US wrote on Thursday. In an op-ed published by Newsweek, Michael Oren — a member of Knesset for the centrist Kulanu Party and chairman of…

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GOP Under Trump More Pro-Israel Than Ever?

By Israel Today staff, Israel Today— US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday declared on Twitter that the party’s platform is now more pro-Israel than it has ever been. Indeed, the Republican Party’s Platform Committee did make surprising policy changes that no previous candidate would or could have represented. The new platform erases all…

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Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu

By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times— The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday. Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to…

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“UNDIVIDED JERUSALEM”: GOP PLATFORM REWORDED TO BE UNASHAMEDLY PRO-ISRAEL

Sean Savage, Breaking Christian News— (Israel) — The Republican Party has reportedly reinstated language endorsing an “undivided” Jerusalem into the party’s platform ahead of its national convention in Cleveland later this month. According to CNN, which cited a first draft of the party platform that it obtained, the Republicans would reinstate a reference to an…

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Shared values shape relations

By Yoram Ettinger— Long-term trends in U.S.-Israel relations do not hinge solely, or even mostly, on U.S. presidents. This has been documented since Israel’s establishment in 1948, and especially since the early 1980s, when, despite systematic presidential pressures on Israel, bilateral cooperation in the fields of industry, commerce, science, technology, agriculture, homeland security and defense…

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Netanyahu to Christian Zionists: We have no better friends

By Veronica Neffinger, Christian Headlines.com— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently traveled to Africa where he met with Christian Zionists. CBN News reports that Netanyahu met with the pro-Israel African Christians in Nairobi, Kenya, and offered them a warm welcome from Israel. “Those of you who have come, come again. Those of you who haven’t…

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The Legacy of Light: the Schneerson Family and the Way of Remembrance

(C) Inna Rogatchi ART VIDEO for the Essay: Inna Rogatchi (C). The Legacy of Light – Homage to the Schneerson Family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP79ECmR1GU “For Inna Rogatchi the camera is an extension of her eye and heart. With them her memory captures quiet but deep passion. Inna’s The Schneerson Family Collection is a keystone to understanding Jewish…

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‘Annex the communities of greater Jerusalem’

By Yoni Kempinski, Israel National News— Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Wednesday evening called at a meeting of the Likud convention to promote an initiative to apply Israeli law to “the communities of greater Jerusalem”. He listed Maale Adumim, Givat Ze’ev, Beitar Illit and Gush Etzion as communities that should be annexed, and…

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Republicans possibly ready to reject two-state solution, Trump advisor says

By JTA— A policy adviser to Donald Trump told CNN that the Republican party might be due to assert more support for Israeli settlements, and possibly reject all together the idea of a two-state solution, which has long been a pillar of both Democratic and Republican policy in the region. David Friedman, a real estate…

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On first anniversary of Iran nuclear deal, American credibility in Middle East destroyed

By the Algemeiner— America’s credibility in the Middle East has been destroyed since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal a year ago, a former US ambassador to Iraq and Turkey asserted on Tuesday. In his analysis, titled, “The JCPOA’s Regional Impact: Sinking Confidence in the U.S. Balancing Role,” James F. Jeffrey — the Philip…

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The biblical basis for the Israel-Turkey reconciliation and its prophetic future

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Israel recently signed a controversial reconciliation deal with Turkey after six years of disharmony between the nations. While the recent deal can be attributed to a number of modern political considerations, an alliance between Israel and Turkey can clearly be understood to be bolstered by its Biblical roots.…

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