After reports of Israeli strikes in Syria, Ya’alon issues warning

By Yaakov Lapin, Jpost— Israel will respond with zero tolerance to cross-border artillery fire from Syria, weapons trafficking to terrorists, and the distribution of chemical weapons to terrorists, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday. Ya’alon spoke at a kibbutz leadership conference at Kibbutz Ma’aleh Hahamisha outside Jerusalem. The defense minister’s comments came three days…

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Sen. Ted Cruz Opening Statement on Victims of Iranian and Palestinian Terrorism

By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewishinsider— U.S. Senator Ted Cruz called out the Obama administration for failing to acknowledge American victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks as he chaired a hearing for the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts on Wednesday. During the hearing, titled “Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American…

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Why Palestinians do not want cameras on the Temple Mount

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone— Why is the Palestinian Authority (PA) opposed to Jordan’s proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem’s Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews? This is the question that many in Jordan have been asking in light of the recent agreement between Israel and Jordan that was reached…

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Beware of friends bearing boycotts

By David Brog— Determined enemies launched the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel in order to accomplish through propaganda what they had failed to achieve through force of arms and terrorism: Israel’s destruction. But this ugly movement is now winning over some unlikely converts. In recent years, a series of self-proclaimed lovers of…

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Senators offer support for Israel amid uptick in violence

By Jordain Carney, The Hill— A bipartisan group of senators is backing a resolution supporting Israel amid an uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence. Senators are using the resolution to pressure President Obama, as well as the international community, to condemn forcefully the attacks against Israelis. They also want Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to take steps to…

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Did September’s Great Convergence fizzle?

By Dr. David Reagan, Lamb and Lion Ministries— The September 2015 issue of Charisma magazine featured stories on its cover about Bible prophecy. Collectively, they were billed as “The Great Convergence.” I was glad to see a major Christian magazine feature Bible prophecy on its cover. Unfortunately, most of the articles in the magazine were…

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Erdogan victory could mean more Turkey-Israel crises

By Ariel Ben Solomon, Jpost— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s resounding election victory came as bad news for Israel, which has suffered the brunt of his insults and schemes. Erdogan’s ruling Islamist AK Party now has a free hand to continue its crackdown against the local media that criticizes its government and others that are…

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Born-Again Christian Congressman Reaffirms Support of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

By JNI Media, Israel National News— “I am a born-again Christian,” Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) said on the “Yishai Fleisher Show,” and as such, “every time I come to Israel … it is always an eye-opening and heartwarming experience to see the interrelationship between our two shared faiths.” Garrett, who visited Israel with a bipartisan…

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House passes unanimous resolution against Palestinian incitement

By Arutz Sheva Staff, Israel National News— The US House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution condemning anti-Israel incitement in the Palestinian Authority (PA) Tuesday, JTA reports. The resolution, entitled House Resolution 293, notes the rampant incitement against Jews and Israelis from PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who, “in spite of the Oslo II agreement…

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Does Iran’s anti-Semitism run too deep for deterrence?

By George Will, Washington Post— Yale University historian Timothy Snyder is indebted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who recently made Snyder’s new book even more newsworthy than his extraordinary scholarship deserves to be. And Netanyahu is indebted to Snyder, whose theory of Hitler’s anti-Semitism is germane to two questions: Is the Iranian regime’s anti-Semitism…

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