Iran and Israel Preparing for Multi-Front War

By Yochanan Visser, Israel Today— Iranian leaders stepped up their war of words against Israel and the United States over the weekend while new information shows both the Israel Defense Forces and the Islamic Republic are actively preparing for a multi-front war in Israel. The new war of words started when Iran’s so-called moderate president…

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Russian FM: We Are Ready to Host Israeli-Palestinian Meeting and Act as Peace Mediator

By Algemeiner— Russia would be ready to host a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian officials and act as a peace mediator, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. Lavrov was speaking to reporters during a two-day trip to Rome. “It is impossible to create stability in the Middle East, including in Libya and Iraq, without…

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Even with Early Israeli Elections, the Left Will Lose

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— Israel is a multi-party parliamentary democracy. No one party has ever won an outright majority of seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament, the Knesset. And so, since the first Knesset was elected in 1949, all of Israel’s governments have been coalition governments comprised of one or two major parties and several minor…

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Theodore Herzl and the origins of Political Zionism

Theodore Herzl, the father of political Zionism, was Jewish by birth but he had zero Jewish education. He was born in Budapest, the son of rather wealthy but non-religious Jewish parents. They eventually moved to Vienna. His parents sought to fully assimilate Theodore and although they never actually converted they did not give him a…

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Why Israel let Hamas win

By Caroline Glick, JPost— Israel’s security cabinet’s decision Tuesday afternoon to walk away from the war Hamas initiated Monday and to accept a “ceasefire” is frustrating and infuriating. Hamas shot nearly 500 projectiles into Israel in under 24 hours. It blew up a bus with a Kornet anti-tank missile. Sixty Israelis were wounded, several critically.…

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How a museum became a beacon of reconciliation in America’s most divided city

By Rabbi Tuly Weisz, Fox News— For 2,000 years, the Bible has been the greatest source of division between Christians and Jews. In fact, our bitter history is full of biblically-driven religious intolerance and persecution. However, in America’s arguably most divided city – Washington D.C. – there is a place that serves as a model…

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Netanyahu Under Fire as Israelis Protest Gaza Ceasefire

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— Israelis learned about the latest Gaza ceasefire following a two-day, 500-rocket barrage from the likes of Hamas and Al Jazeera. Only later did the Israeli media inform the country that our cabinet had agreed to this cessation of hostilities. None of the top national leaders–including the prime minister, defense ministry…

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Government shakeup in Israel

By David Isaac, World Israel News— Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced his resignation in a press conference, Wednesday afternoon, expressing dissatisfaction with Israel’s ceasefire with Hamas. He says he will call for immediate elections. “I announce my resignation,” Liberman said. “Yesterday’s ceasefire, in combination with an agreement process with Hamas is a capitulation to…

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IDF readies for heavier Gaza conflict as massive missile barrage persists

By Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel— The Israeli military deployed additional troops and tanks to the Gaza Strip border on Monday following the largest barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel from the coastal enclave in a single day. The army was reportedly given a green light from policymakers to pummel terror…

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