How the Hebrew Bible molded revolutionary America

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS in Philadelphia approved the final text of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July, but it wasn’t until July 8, 1776 that the historic document had been printed and could be publicly read. From the tower at Independence Hall the great bell rang out, summoning…

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White House demands zero enrichment for Iran after cap broken

By Times of Israel— The United States will “never allow” Iran to develop nuclear weapons, the White House warned Monday, after Tehran said it had exceeded a limit on enriched uranium reserves set under a 2015 nuclear deal. “Maximum pressure on the Iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action,” said…

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Rouhani: Starting Sunday, Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

By Times of Israel—- Iran’s president warned Europe Wednesday that his country would “take the next step” in increasing its uranium enrichment this coming Sunday, and enrich to “any amount that we want.” The comments by President Hassan Rouhani at a cabinet meeting in Tehran further increase pressure on European partners to salvage the unraveling…

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Friedman: American Democratic Values Were Born Here

By Jerusalem Online—- US Ambassador David Friedman and the other US and Israeli dignitaries have attended the unveiling ceremony of the ancient Pilgrims Road. Pilgrim’s Road was an ancient road used by Jewish pilgrims on their way to the Temple Mount. US Ambassador David Friedman spoke at the ceremony describing the importance of this historical…

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Petah Tikva Names Major Square After U.S. President Trump on Eve of July 4th

By Jerusalem Post— US President Donald Trump is now honored with a major square in the city of Petah Tikva named after him, a press release on behalf of the city reported on Wednesday. The US president was honored during an official ceremony on Wednesday evening, the night before the American Independence Day. “Israel never…

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New Discovery in Jerusalem’s Discovery in Jerusalem’s City of David: 2,000-Year-Old Pilgrimage Road

By Yaakov Katz, JPost— In 2004, a sewage pipe burst in the middle of the neighborhood of Silwan in southeast Jerusalem. The municipality sent in a crew of construction workers to fix the leak, and as is the case in Jerusalem and especially in neighborhoods adjacent to the Old City, they were accompanied by a…

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Netanyahu: Iran’s breach of uranium cap marks ‘significant step’ toward nuke

By Times of Israel—- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of taking a “significant step” toward producing a nuclear weapon Monday, after Iran said it had exceeded the amount of enriched uranium it is allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal. Netanyahu said Iran’s announcement that it now holds over 300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium was…

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Friedman, Greenblatt Attend Archaeological Inauguration in City of David

By Hagay HaCohen, Jerusalem Post— US Ambassador David Friedman and US Middle East special envoy Jason Greenblatt attended the inauguration of Pilgrimage Road in the City of David on Sunday, triggering angry denunciations from Palestinian and left-wing circles for taking part in a “settler project.” Ministers Rafi Peretz and Uri Ariel, US Senator Lindsey Graham,…

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‘The stronger we make Israel, the safer we make the world’

By Arutz Sheva Staff— Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley discussed the US diplomatic efforts in the Middle East at the Israel Hayom Forum for US-Israel Relations held in Jerusalem on Thursday evening. Interviewed by Dr. Miriam Adelson, Haley said that her approach as UN ambassador of “kicking” anyone she saw doing the…

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Dozens of fires are daily nightmare for frustrated Israelis along Gaza border

By Matan Tsuri and Yoav Zitun, JNS— Dozens of fires have been documented in the Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip in recent weeks. The IDF has refrained from responding, and its current policy is to contain the situation. Meanwhile, 25 fires started in these communities on Thursday, and an incendiary balloon even landed on…

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Supremacists and jihadis form ‘two-pronged attack‘ threatening Jews in US

BY ARIEL BEN SOLOMON, JNS— “Far-right anti-Semitism is on the rise in the United States and Europe, but the response from both Jewish communities and law enforcement agencies has been defensive and case by case, rather than proactive and comprehensive,” Yigal Carmon, the president of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), told JNS in…

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Hezbollah Armed, Ready to Strike Israel, if Iran-US Tensions Grow

By CBN— With talk of possible U-S military action against Iran, there are questions about whether Israel might be dragged into any regional conflict because Hezbollah in Lebanon gets its money and marching orders from Iran. From the Israeli side of the border the Lebanese villages look peaceful and pastoral, but it’s hard to imagine…

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Bahrain Workshop to Open Amid Low Expectations

By Herb Keinon, JPost— After years of anticipation and preparation, the first part of US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan – the economic part – will be rolled out Tuesday evening and Wednesday at a luxury hotel in Manama, Bahrain. While dozens of government officials and representatives from around the world will take part…

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Palestinians reject US economic plan for Mideast peace

By Israel Hayom—- US President Donald Trump’s economic vision as part of the wider plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was met with contempt, repudiation and exasperation by Palestinians and many in the Arab world, even as some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance. The $50 billion “peace to prosperity”…

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White House finally unveils ‘Peace to Prosperity’ economic plan for Palestinians

By ERIC CORTELLESSA, Times of Israel— Days before the US-sponsored Bahrain conference, the White House released its proposal to boost the Palestinian economy by offering a $50 billion aid package that can only be implemented through an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The 40-page plan, which Senior Adviser Jared Kushner will push in Manama next week, rests…

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Trump’s Bahrain Meetup Could Bring More War to Israel

By Yochanan Visser, Israel Today— Hebrew University Professor Eli Podeh thinks the upcoming economic workshop in Bahrain has the “potential to aggravate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Podeh acknowledges that the Palestinian Arabs have been “serial refusniks” in all the processes which aimed to solve the now hundred-year-old conflict but nevertheless criticizes the US Administration of Donald…

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