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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IDF: A Special Army Preparing for Gog and Magog

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— The IDF represents Israel’s multicultural nature but underneath the wrinkled green uniform is a special army preparing for the very special war that precedes the Messianic era. Three rabbis weigh in on how this prophetic mandate affects every aspect of the IDF and Israel’s wars. Rabbi Rafi Peretz,…

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US and European nations warn Israel liable to attack Lebanon

By Tzvi Lev, Arutz 7— A London-based Arab newspaper reports that American and European nations informed Lebanon that Israel will attack the country if the Hezbollah militia continues to develop their long-range missiles. The Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah has been building factories in the heart of Beirut to convert missiles into highly-accurate precision weapons capable of…

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Catholic Church Calls For Israel to Rescind Nation-State Law

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Last week, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries issued a statement calling on Israel to rescind its Nation-State Law. The law, though controversial, has no real practical implications but the push-back from the Catholic Church may do serious damage to Jewish-Christian relations which have been steadily improving since the…

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The Spiritual Significance of Anti-Semitism

By Dr. Rivkah Lambert, Breaking Israel News-— According to the Anti-Defamation League, the number of reported anti-semitic incidents in the United States was 57% higher in 2017 than in 2016. The data for 2018 are not yet in. Unfortunately, the massacre at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh last month, in which 11 Jewish…

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With Mideast Peace Plan, Kushner Prepares his Debut

By Michael Wilner, JPost— At a standing desk in his cramped, high-ceilinged West Wing office, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser has labored for nearly two years over a detailed plan for peace in the Middle East. Along the way he has granted a mere handful of interviews, none of which have provided…

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Palestinian Authority: Hamas has sold Palestinian blood

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPOST— The Palestinian Authority on Friday accused Hamas of “selling Palestinian blood” in return for $15 million. The accusation came as Hamas began paying salaries to thousands of its employees and other Palestinians, after receiving funds from Qatar. The Qatari grant is believed to be part of understandings reached between Israel,…

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A girl’s doll is a poignant reminder of the horrors of Kristallnacht

By Hillel Kuttler, Times of Israel— For decades as an adult, Lore Mayerfeld kept a doll on a chair in an off-limits bedroom or high on a shelf. Her children — and later her grandchildren and great-grandchildren — knew not to play with the toy for fear of breaking it. Dressed in off-white pajamas adorned…

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Way out of the maze of longing: Leonard Cohen’s recipe

There are two years now after Leonard Cohen passed away. Our dear Leonard whom we were so incredibly privileged to know and conversed with. It did feel dizzy at the time, and nothing have changed over the years in this feeling of amazement of being speaking and exchanging views with Leonard. Our beloved ‘L.Cohen’. ‘This…

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Netanyahu praises ‘historic’ move to reinstate US sanctions on IranNetanyahu praises ‘historic’ move to reinstate US sanctions on Iran

By Israel Hayom—- Just before restoring U.S. sanctions on Iran, which had been lifted in 2015 under an international nuclear deal, the Trump administration carved out exemptions on Friday for eight countries that can still import oil from the Islamic republic without penalty. The U.S. sanctions take effect Monday and cover Iran’s shipping, financial and…

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