Israel passes historic law to cut funds to Palestinian Authority over ‘pay to slay’ policy

By Jewish News Syndicate— Israeli lawmakers overwhelmingly approved legislation late on Monday that withholds tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority to offset salaries paid by Ramallah to terrorists or their families. The bill, which passed 87-15, aims at putting to an end Palestinian Authority practices dubbed “pay to slay,” which provide salaries to Palestinian and…

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The Hurdles in Front of the Trump Peace Plan

By Melanie Phillips— President Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, his attempt at the “deal of the century,” will apparently soon be revealed to the world. His envoys, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, have been making the rounds in the region to get Arab allies on board. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau…

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Australia Ends Direct Aid to Palestinian Authority

By Israel Hayom— Australia said Monday that it has ended direct aid to the Palestinian Authority because Australian donations could increase the self-governing body’s capacity to pay Palestinians convicted of “politically motivated violence.” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Australia had cut funding to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development…

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Israel in the New Testament

By Rev. Malcolm Hedding, ICEJ— Today old and yet false theological schemes are emerging that challenge the biblical credentials underpinning Israel’s modern day restoration. The recent 70th year celebrations of Israel’s independence coupled with the democratic decision of the American people to move their embassy to Jerusalem has ignited intense debate in the wider Church…

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Prince William Refused Meeting with Jerusalem Mayor

By Deborah Danon, Breitbart— Prince William reportedly refused a request to meet with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in the capital out of concern that it would come across as a political statement. Barkat in turn refused to meet with the British royal outside the capital. According to Israel’s Channel 2, Barkat asked to meet with…

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Trump Tries to Bypass Palestinian Leadership in Peace Push

By Israel Today— US President Donald Trump’s envoys at the weekend tried to bypass the Palestinian Authority by appealing directly to the Palestinian Arab street not to reject a peace proposal that their leaders hadn’t even yet examined. Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and US Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt…

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Iran’s Death to Khamanei Protests Continue into Third Day

By Seth Frantzman, JPost-— Iran’s regime is struggling to restore calm in the capital, after three days of protests rocked central and symbolic areas, including the Bazaar and near the parliament. The protests have focused on the economic crisis in Iran and the feeling that the leadership is disconnected from the concerns of average Iranians.…

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After Erdogan’s Victory, What Should Israel Do?

By Herb Keinon, JPost— azans might have shot off fireworks in celebration, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas may have put in a congratulatory call, but there was obviously no joy in Jerusalem on Tuesday at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory – and that of his party – in Sunday’s election. Erdogan, who supports Hamas…

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Trump on US embassy move: ‘I receive more praise from evangelicals than from Jews’

By Jewish News Syndicate— U.S. President Donald Trump has received tremendous support from Jews for his decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but even more so from evangelical Christians, according to an interview with the U.S. leader by talk show host Mike Huckabee. During a June 18 interview that aired…

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