New Iran president thanks 'messiah' for victory

By REZA KAHLILI, WND— Iran’s newly elected president, Hassan Rohani, attributed his victory in the June 15 voting to the 12th Imam, Mahdi, a statement with ominous overtones in the Islamic regime’s quest for nuclear weapons. The Shiites believe that at the end of times, the 12th Imam, a 9th-century prophet, will reappear with Jesus…

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Israel's security policy in a changing Middle East

By MOSHE YAALON, WASHINGTON INSTITUTE— Israeli Defense Minister Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon believes that Israel’s recent period of relative peace could be shattered by conflict and instability spilling over from its neighbors. Speaking to a standing-room-only audience at The Washington Institute on June 14, he provided a sweeping assessment of the risks confronting Israel today, from…

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Hamas Urges Hezbollah to Withdraw from Syria

By BETH KANOPSIC, inCONTEXT— On Monday, a high-ranking Hamas official called on Hezbollah to withdraw from Syria and focus on fighting Israel. Reports of a rift surfaced after a round of reconciliation talks between Hamas’s leadership in Lebanon and local Hezbollah politicians. Hamas’s reaction to the violence in Syria shows the deepening divide in the…

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Video: Christian Zionist Settlement, the first Aliyah

“Early Zionist Settlement: First Aliyah” looks at the first wave of Zionist immigrants, who began arriving in 1882. The young idealists who made up this immigration, or aliyah, wanted to pave the way for a national rebirth. As Zeev Dubnow, a member of Bilu, the very first group of Zionist immigrants, wrote: “The ultimate aim…

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Feiglin: I Found the Money – We Spent It on Oslo

By MAAYANA MISKIN, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— The Oslo Accords, not Israeli “settlements,” are the real drain on Israel’s budget, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) said Monday night, speaking from the Knesset podium. Feiglin poked fun at Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid’s “where’s the money” election slogan, and at Lapid’s suggestion that Israeli communities in Judea…

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I will seek a demilitarized Palestinian state, says Netanyahu

By ISRAEL HAYOM— One day after Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett declared that the notion of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had reached a “dead end”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a response to the controversial statement on Monday, saying, “Foreign policy is shaped by the prime minister, and my view is…

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Islamic mandate: their way or no way

By EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— There are many religious and political forums being held across America and around the world for the purpose of attempting to foster understanding, and create an environment of tolerance, between Christians, Jews and Muslims. I am definitely a proponent of the need to understand one another and I am particularly…

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IRS: We Investigate Pro-Israel Groups for Terrorism Ties

By JOEL B. POLLAK, BREITBART– Eliana Johnson of National Review Online reports that Cincinnati-based IRS agent Gary Muthert told the House Oversight Committee that the IRS does, in fact, subject pro-Israel tax-exempt groups to higher scrutiny–by sending their applications to a special IRS unit that investigates them for ties to terrorism. It is unclear whether…

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