Storm Clouds Gathering

By Isi Leibler, Israel Hayom— The Syrian civil war is almost over. President Basher Assad remains in power, and Iran and its proxy Hezbollah are the clear victors. Disconcertingly, the Americans and Russians have apparently agreed to let Hezbollah and Iranian ground forces remain, threatening Israel’s northern borders. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has given…

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Hezbollah Chieftain Nasrallah a ‘Target’ for Israel in ‘Next War in Lebanon,’ IDF General Says

By Ben Cohen, Algemeiner— The head of Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy Shia terrorist organization in Lebanon, will be a “target” for Israel in a future war on its northern border, an IDF General has stated in an interview with reporters in the southern port city of Eilat. “Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah is an IDF target…

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VP Pence: Trump Considering When and How to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

By Herb Keinon, JPost— US President Donald Trump is “actively considering when and how” to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, Vice President Michael Pence said Tuesday, placing the issue back on the agenda six months after Trump signed a waiver keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv. Pence’s comment came at an event put on…

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Danon touts ‘covert relations with a dozen Arab states’

By Itamar Eichner, Ynetnews— Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, is holding covert contacts with ambassadors from 12 Islamic and Arab countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel, Danon revealed to Ynet in an interview. Danon described the contrast between the past and the present, saying that most of the ambassadors would…

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Kuwaiti Journalist Sparks Outrage by Admitting Israel’s Not an Occupying Power

By Israel Today— Amid a quiet thawing of relations between Israel and more moderate Arab states, a leading Kuwaiti journalist this month sparked public outrage when he dared to get real about the Jewish state. Writer Abdullah Al-Hadlaq was taking part in a panel discussion on Kuwait’s Alrai TV when he not only rejected the…

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Netanyahu warns Assad thru Moscow: Don’t Let Iran Have Bases

By Debkafile—- Syrian military targets will be attacked if you let Iran set up bases in Syria, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Syrian ruler Bashar Assad via Moscow. This was reported Sunday night, Nov. 26 by senior officials in Jerusalem. The Israeli message, in an effect an ultimatum, notified the Syrian ruler that if he…

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The Man Who Can Surprise. Rainer Mahlamäki: Finnish Artist and Architect Looking Into the Depth of the Jewish History

By Inna Rogatchi The First Finlandia Prize for Architecture In the end of 2014, my husband Michael and I were positively surprised: the first ever Finlandia ( the Finnish National Award for achievements in culture) Prize for Architecture was awarded to Rainer Mahlamäki and his team for their project of the POLIN Museum of the…

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Palestinians: If You Do Not Give Us Everything, We Cannot Trust You

By Basaam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinians are once again angry — this time because the Trump administration does not seem to have endorsed their position regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians are also angry because they believe that the Trump administration does not want to force Israel to comply with all their demands. Here…

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How the Museum of the Bible Lets Visitors Literally Touch the Jewish Temple

By Julie Stahl and Chris Mitchell, CBN NEWS— The minds behind Washington, D.C.’s new Museum of the Bible are making sure to include the historic Land of the Bible to give visitors a more complete experience. There couldn’t be a more natural fit. Visitors to most museums are greeted with “Don’t Touch” signs when it…

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Bannon and the anti-Israel establishment

By Caroline Glick— Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner, Steven Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and current CEO of the Breitbart news website, said the US political establishment has “lowered the bar on what is supposed to be.” Bannon invited the pro-Israel activists to join what he referred to…

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