Evangelical Christian Support for Israel Slipping?

By CBN— As the world continues to isolate Israel, American evangelicals are strong supporters of the Jewish state. Now, some fear that support could be quietly eroding. “Evangelical Christians have been a reliable source of support for Israel. But in recent years, institutions such as evangelical schools and mission groups are increasingly supporting Palestinian activism,”…

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French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy Says ‘New Wording’ is Making Antisemitism ‘Acceptable’ Again

By ALGEMEINER— French philosopher and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy told a New York audience on Sunday that an emerging new language for antisemitism is once again making the world’s “oldest hatred” acceptable. “Antisemitism in Europe is taking on a new form, is adopting a new wording which makes it again acceptable … by a growing…

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Liberation theology denounces Netanyahu’s reelection

By MARK TOOLEY, SPECTATOR— The reelection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will certainly inflame the small but outspoken segment of American Protestantism that is anti-Israel. Mainline Protestant elites, undeterred by their empty pews, have been ideologically hostile to Israel for decades. More politically significant is the growing segment of Evangelical elites, many of them shifting…

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Controversial Messianic business conference causing stir in Israel

By TULY WEISZ, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Jerusalem prides itself on being a center of business activity in the Start Up Nation, but one upcoming investor conference is causing a stir in the Holy City. The Israel Business Forum, hosted by the Messianic organization First Fruits: The Israel Center for Economic Advancement, has put some local…

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New invisibles: the Jews fleeing persecution in France

By MARK DAPIN, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD— Six weeks after the killings, armed police stand guard over the shuttered shopfront of the Hyper Cacher kosher superette in Porte de Vincennes, Paris, as if there were something left to defend. On January 9 this year, Amedy Coulibaly, a French-born gangster-cum-jihadist of Malian heritage, attacked the store with…

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AFDI wins again–Killing Jews is worship ad will go up in NYC

By WILLIAM BIGELOW, BREITBART— Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), won a major victory on Tuesday. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) must allow AFDI’s new ad that quotes Hamas TV saying “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” to…

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Israel grapples with question of Armenian genocide recognition

BY ARON HELLER, TIMES OF ISRAEL-— The Nazi genocide of European Jews is widely commemorated in Israel and etched deeply into the psyche of a country founded in the Holocaust’s aftermath. But when it comes to the 1915 Armenian genocide, Israel has largely stayed silent. Fearing repercussions from its former ally Turkey and wary of…

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Pastor Charles Stanley Declines Jewish Award for His Support of Israel

By HEIDI HALL, CHRISTIANITY TODAY— Megachurch pastor Charles Stanley has turned down an award from a pro-Israel Jewish group, citing controversy over his views about homosexuality. The Atlanta-based chapter of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) had planned to honor Stanley this week with its prestigious Tree of Life Award for his long support of the…

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Urging recognition, Jerusalem Armenians mark 100th anniversary of genocide

By MELANIE LIDMAN, TIMES OF ISRAEL— On Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m., as barbecue smoke wafts over the entire length of Israel as Independence Day ceremonies draw to a close, church bells will peal over the Old City of Jerusalem, echoing through its ancient stone alleyways. The bells from 18 churches will ring 100 times…

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Natan Sharansky passionate about bringing persecuted Jews to a safe haven

By NOA AMOUYAL, JPOST-— One doesn’t have to be very vigilant to realize European Jews are in crisis mode. The tragic May attack at the Jewish Museum in Belgium where four people died; the grisly shooting at the Hyper Cacher market in France in January that claimed an additional four lives; and repeated incidents of…

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Anti-Israel J Street Opposes Anti-BDS Bill

By the Zionist Organization of America— The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) strongly praises Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) for sponsoring the bipartisan United States-Israel Trade Enhancement Act of 2015 (S.619) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Juan Vargas (D-Cal) for sponsoring the United States-Israel Trade and Commercial Enhancement Act of 2015…

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Netanyahu: Independence Day a ‘Renaissance of National Culture’

By TOVA DVORIN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a special video greeting on Wednesday night, in honor of Israel’s 67th Independence Day. In the message, which was broadcast during the annual Independence Day event on Mount Herzl, Netanyahu spoke about Israel as a source of pride. “Independence Day is an occasion for…

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Commencing Memorial Day, PM says Jews have no future without Israel

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Tuesday afternoon at the first official event marking Memorial Day at Jerusalem’s Yad Lebanim memorial for fallen soldiers, commencing a day of national mourning ahead of the evening siren. The event marked the opening of some 28 hours of commemorations and ceremonies nationwide to honor the…

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Time to attack Iran

By DAVID RUBIN— The recently-signed framework agreement between the P5+1 group of nations and Iran, currently being promoted by the Obama administration and its many Democratic lackeys in Congress, has greatly increased the likelihood of a massive Israeli preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Even though the American (and other) sanctions on Iran haven’t officially…

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