Who were the 1948 Arab refugees?

By Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— Contrary to conventional “wisdom,” most Arabs in British Mandate Palestine — and most of the 320,000 1948 Arab refugees — were migrant workers and descendants of 1831-1947 Muslim immigrants from across the Arab world. At the time, Britain enticed Arab immigration and blocked Jewish immigration. Thus, between 1880 and 1919,…

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Palestinian Christians target Western Evangelicals

By Shira Sorko-Ram, Maoz— There is a minority of Palestinian Christians who love Israel and believe what the Bible says about God’s purposes for His chosen people. These Christians risk their lives when they share this truth with the other 98% of Palestinians who are Muslims. Their belief that the Word of God foretold the rebirth of…

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Video: Rabbi Sacks explains the new anti-Semitism

By Ari Soffer, Israel National News— At the height of the UK Labour Party’s anti-Semitism crisis in April, former British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks penned a blistering critique of anti-Zionism, which he branded “the new anti-Semitism.” In an interview with the BBC on Wednesday, Rabbi Sacks elaborated on why today’s anti-Israel movement is the…

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Third of American students say BDS justified–survey

By Globes— One-third of American students believes that a boycott of Israeli is justified and represents a legitimate means of bringing pressure to bear, according to a survey carried out in the US in advance of a United Nations conference tomorrow, Channel 2 News Online reports. Channel 2 originally reported that the survey covered the…

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Why I am speaking out about the BDS movement and standing for Israel at the UN

By Jay Sekulow, Fox News— For decades, the State of Israel has been battling bullets and bombs. Now, a new weapon is being used against our most cherished ally – a weapon that poses grave danger. The rise of anti-Israel sentiments is apparent in this country and worldwide. A product of that hatred is the…

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‘Jerusalem was ours and will remain ours,’ PM says

By Marissa Newman, Times of Israel— “Our roots are deeper than any other nation’s, including to the Temple Mount. Jerusalem was ours and will remain ours,” he said, speaking in a special Knesset session marking Jerusalem Day. Israel doesn’t need to “make excuses for presence in Jerusalem,” he added, but he did not definitively rule…

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Steven Spielberg, in Harvard commencement speech, says anti-Semitism on the rise

By Jewish Telegraphic Agency— Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.” Spielberg, whose 99-year-old father Arnold sat in one of the first rows at his address before the Ivy League university’s class of 2016, told the graduates Thursday that the world “is…

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