For American Jews, Trump is key figure in Israeli election

By David Crary, Times of Israel— Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot for Israel’s national election, yet he’s a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of Tuesday’s balloting. At its core, the election is a judgment on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has won the post four times but…

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‘1 million Palestinians to settle in Jordan under Trump plan’

By David Rosenberg, Israel National News— A report released Friday morning claims that the soon-to-be released Middle East peace plan drawn up by the Trump administration – dubbed the “Deal of the Century” – includes large-scale resettlement of Palestinian Arabs in Jordan, the ceding of Jordanian territory to Israel, and the formation of a tripartite…

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Trump warns US Jews Democratic victory could leave Israel isolated

By World Israel News— President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could “leave Israel out there,” as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Trump touted his actions…

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Netanyahu: If I’m re-elected, I’ll extend sovereignty to West Bank settlements

By TOI Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s elections. Flatly ruling out Palestinian statehood, which he said would “endanger our existence,” Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to…

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‘My Belief in Jesus ‘Christ Makes a Real Difference’: Mike Pompeo Says His Christian Faith Puts Everything in Perspective

By David Brody, CBN— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the man at the center of so many complex and vital issues facing America right now. But one constant through it all is his Christian faith. Pompeo’s life so far includes a growing list of accomplishments: Eagle Scout, first in his class at West Point,…

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Trump team’s Middle East peace plan is beginning to look a lot like one state

By Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel— Trump administration officials have been silent and notably leak-free about what exactly is in the Middle East peace plan that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is shaping — until now. This week, in speeches to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, it became clear that the plan will likely not…

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In Morocco, Pope Francis Weighs in on Controversy Surrounding Jerusalem’s Status

By Charles Bybelezer, Media Line— Pope Francis, currently on a visit to Morocco, declared with King Mohammed VI that Jerusalem was the “common patrimony” of Christians, Muslims and Jews. The pope thereby threw his hat into the ring ahead of the upcoming release of US President Donald Trump’s much-hyped Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “The specific multi-religious…

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