Hamas leader: Protests mark the beginning of our return to ‘all of Palestine’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Times of Israel— Demonstrations Friday along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip mark the beginning of the Palestinians’ return to “all of Palestine,” Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech at the scene. “We are here to declare today that our people will not agree to keep the ‘right of…

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The Palestinian leadership’s promotion of death-seeking culture

BY Earl Cox, JPost— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s priorities are not geared toward helping his people, but on maintaining his grip on power, privilege, and finagling foreign aid. The PA’s increased payments to terrorists and their families to $403 million a year, from $347 million last year are a stark incentive to violence and…

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Palestinians slam Congress’s passage of Taylor Force Act

By Michael Wilner, JPost— The PLO excoriated Congress on Friday for passing the Taylor Force Act, a law that threatens to freeze State Department funds to the Palestinian Authority unless it ends its longstanding practice of compensating terrorists and the families of terrorists convicted in Israeli courts. The PLO envoy to Washington, Husam Zomlot, dismissed…

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Ancient Jewish Sources Indicate Trump Will Pave Way for Third Temple: Prominent Rabbi

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Rabbi Yosef Berger, the rabbi in charge King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, revealed to Breaking Israel News a 600-year-old Jewish source stating that the Third Temple will be prepared by descendants of Edom as a “reparation” for destroying the Second Temple. Additional hints from esoteric sources indicate…

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Hamas seeking alliance with Iran, Hezbollah to foil Trump peace plan – report

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, Times of Israel— Hamas has bolstered its relations with Iran and Hezbollah and is consulting with Russia and China as part of an effort to thwart US President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-announced plan for peace in the Middle East, Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip said Thursday. “Hamas is working to forge…

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Trump Admin Warns Palestinian Leadership It’s Skating on Thin Ice

By Israel Today— Washington’s patience for the Palestinian Authority leadership is nearly spent. Ever since President Donald Trump came to the White House, US-Palestinian relations have been tense, to say the least. Trump’s overt affinity for Israel, and his unwillingness to tolerate the outrageous claims and demands of Palestinian leaders is, according to most Israelis,…

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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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