Burning all bridges, Abbas sets himself up for complete isolation

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Times of Israel— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is once again shooting in all directions. Earlier this year, he described Israel as a “colonial project” unrelated to Judaism. Now he has determined that the Palestinians have other enemies to deal with: everyone else, almost. In a speech before Palestinian leaders in…

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Vladimir Putin has been supportive of Jews, but antisemitism is rife in Russia

By SEMYON DOVZHIK, The JC— On the day of the presidential election last Sunday, Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar published a fascinating post on Facebook. “In my opinion, ” he wrote, “today’s Russia is one of the most attractive places in the world for the development of Jewish communal life.” “Unfortunately, in many places traditional religious…

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10,000 Christians to Visit Jerusalem in 2020 for the Feast of Weeks, Pentecost

By 1776Christian— Come July 2020, as many as 10,000 Christians from all corners of the world will gather in the holy city of Jerusalem to celebrate the Pentecost. Christians believe that this is the land where the Pentecost first happened, and in 2 years time they will unite here in faith to commemorate the special…

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France Seeks to Close Loopholes Allowing Online Antisemitism

By Tamara Zieve, JPost-— A comprehensive French plan to fight antisemitism seeks to overcome Internet challenges in the fight against hate speech, a French official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday at the sixth annual Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism in Jerusalem. Ambassador of France for Human Rights François Croquette was on a panel about…

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Antizionism is antisemitism

BY Sara Levi, JPOST— “If the United States is so pro-Israel, then why is there an uptick in antisemitism?” asked Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and president of the Tennessee-based pro-Israel Christian advocacy organization Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. Cardoza-Moore is in Israel to participate in the Global Conference…

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‘Jerusalem is not holy to Muslims, enough with this lie!’

By Arutz Sheva— Zionist Organization of America President Morton Klein spoke on Thursday night at the National Council of Young Israel’s annual dinner, debunking the myth that Jerusalem is holy to Muslims. “Jerusalem was the capital of Israel, under King David, 3,000 years ago,” Klein said. “It was never, ever, the capital of any other…

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Trump postpones his Israel-Palestinian peace plan indefinitely

By Debkafile— On Wednesday, March 14, President Donald Trump decided to take the plan off his immediate agenda. There was no formal announcement. Trump briefed his special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt to pass the word round among officials from the Middle East who were attending a conference at the White House on the Gaza…

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Poll: U.S. public sympathy for Israel at record high

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Two months after a Pew poll led to much hand-wringing in Israel because it indicated a deep partisan split over Israel, Gallup released its own poll this week showing that American public support for Israel has never been higher. Under the headline “Americans Remain Staunchly in Israel’s Corner,” Gallup – in…

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Iranian official on TV: ‘Liberation of Jerusalem is the most important thing’

By JNS— Hassan Rahimpour Azghadi of the Iranian Supreme Council for Cultural Revolution said in a lecture that aired on IRIB Ofogh TV on March 2 that the West was trying to prevent Iraq from becoming the leader of the Arab world. According to Azhgadi, Egypt has become a very poor country, thus losing its…

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Palestinian Textbooks Teach War and Not Peace

By Earl Cox, JPost— If Israel and the Palestinians are ever to forge an agreement meaningful to both sides, Palestinian educational reform must be a linchpin. Palestinian schools, including those run by UNRWA, model radical Islamic madrassas (religious schools), incubators of violence and terrorism that exploit education to indoctrinate the next generation. Billions in foreign…

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Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state By Victor Sharpe

Book Review By Joan Swirsky The word Politicide was first coined by Abba Eban––Israel’s foreign minister in 1967––to describe the attempted murder of the sovereign, independent State of Israel by enemies both within and outside of the fledgling state. When Victor Sharpe first read the word, he told me how it resonated in “the deepest…

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