Ted Cruz booed for supporting Israel at Christian conference

By ARI SOFFER, ARUTZ 7— Leading Republican Senator and Christian supporter of Israel Ted Cruz (R-Tx) was booed off stage at a gala dinner in support of the Middle East’s embattled Christian minority, after voicing support for Israel. Cruz was the keynote speaker at the event, hosted by the recently-founded In Defense of Christians (IDC)…

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The Conditions of Victory

By SHOSHANA BRYEN, GATESTONE— The Israeli public is in a notably bad mood. The Hamas rockets have, for the time being, stopped; the current cease-fire is holding. The tunnel threat, a strategic one most Israelis had not understood until several days into the war, has been alleviated; many Hamas rocket manufacturing facilities have been destroyed;…

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Egypt: Establish Palestinian state in Sinai

By ARYEH SAVIR, UNITED FOR ISRAEL— Egyptian President Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has reportedly proposed to Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas to extend the Gaza Strip into the Sinai area and establish a Palestinian state there. According to the plan, Egypt would provide a 1,600-square-kilometer area in the Sinai Peninsula near the Gaza Strip,…

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Tzipi, where is your allegiance… With Israel or Obama and Kerry?

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— Who is in denial? Is it Benjamin Netanyahu or Israel’s Minister of Justice, Tzipi Livni, or US Secretary of State, John Kerry? Livni and Kerry are again pushing for a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian talks. What is it about terrorists that Livni and John Kerry do not understand? One way to…

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Operation Aliyah to France

Why are we revitalizing our Operation Aliyah ministry? Because antisemitism is rapidly on the increase world-wide! The Jerusalem Connection is joining a chorus of high-profile figures who are pleading with France’s Jews to make Aliyah. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has said antisemitism in Europe is reaching pre-WWII levels. Vladimir Sloutsker, current head of the Israel…

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France leads world aliyah for the first time ever

By ARUTZ SHEVA— France for the first time has become the country with the highest numbers of aliyah (immigration to Israel), according to the French office of the Jewish Agency for Israel on Friday. “France is today the leading country for Jewish emigration to Israel. It has never been before,” said Ariel Kandel, who heads…

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Pro-Islamic state gathering on Temple Mount filmed by Israeli TV

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— Israel’s Channel 10 on Wednesday night broadcast what it said was footage from a recent “Islamic State gathering” on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The report, which is to be broadcast in full next week, said the gathering underlined that Islamic State intends to focus on Israel in the future. Formally,…

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Big media ignores Hamas’s ugliest crimes

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— During the recent war in the Gaza Strip, armed Hamas militias committed the ugliest crimes and violations. This charge was not made by the Israeli Government Press Office or the Israel Defense Forces spokesman. Rather, it was Palestinians who made this charge – and not just ordinary ones. Leaders of…

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PA plan seeks Palestinian state, IDF pullout within 3 years

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to present a framework for renewed peace talks with Israel, according to a Palestinian ex-minister close to Abbas. In an effort to jumpstart stalled peace talks and expedite the establishment of a Palestinian state, Abbas is preparing to present Israel with a specific timetable for…

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US condemns Israel over land claim in Judea and Samaria

By LEA SPEYER— The US condemned Israel on Sunday for its plan to appropriate some 1,000 acres of land in Judea and Samaria to state control. The land is close to where three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists in June. “We have long made clear our position to continued settlement activity,”…

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