Why there is no peace in the Middle East

By Philip Carl Salzman, Gatestone— Living as an anthropologist in a herding camp of the Yarahmadzai tribe of nomadic pastoralists in the deserts of Iranian Baluchistan clarified some of the inhibitions to peace in the Middle East. What one sees is strong, kin-based, group loyalty defense and solidarity, and the political opposition of lineages, whether…

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Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas: US

By AFP News— A top aide to US President Donald Trump said Thursday that an emerging Palestinian unity government must recognise Israel and disarm Hamas, following a landmark reconciliation deal signed last week. “Any Palestinian government must unambiguously and explicitly commit to nonviolence, recognise the state of Israel, accept previous agreements and obligations between the…

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Arabs demand apology for ‘crime’ of Balfour Declaration

By Dalit Halevi, Arutz 7— The national and Islamic forces in the Ramallah district, an umbrella group that is comprised of all the Palestinian Arab organizations, on Wednesday issued a statement calling on Britain to apologize for the “crime of the Balfour Declaration,” in which Britain pledged to establish a national home for the Jewish…

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President Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away from UNESCO — for Now

By Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute— The State Department announced on Thursday that the United States would be withdrawing from the UN agency UNESCO. The U.S. agency citied financial reasons, the need for reform and the body’s “continuing anti-Israel bias.” President Trump’s decision to leave UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization –…

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“Radical Islamic Ideology – a Plague against Humanity”

By Earl Cox, JPost— Some time back it was reported that an alert Maryland police officer saw an Islamic woman in an SUV videotaping a bridge’s support structures. He arrested the driver, Ismail Elbarasse—a Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood operative. An FBI raid on Elbarasse’s home unearthed a trove of Islamic doctrinal books and key Muslim…

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Israeli jets hit Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to attack

BY Israel Hayom— The Israeli Air Force on Monday struck a Syrian missile battery that fired on its warplanes as they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon earlier in the day, the Israeli military said. IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said Monday’s strike targeted a Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery deployed 50 kilometers (30…

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Ancient Roman Theater Discovered Under Kotel Proves “Deep Connection of Jewish People to Jerusalem”

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In a surprising find by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), archaeologists have unearthed an ancient theater, the first ever found in Jerusalem, which proves Jewish heritage reaches back thousands of years. Dating back to the Roman period, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Western Wall rabbi have deemed…

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US leaves UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel bias’; Israel follows suit

By World Israel  News— The Department of State notified United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, the State Department announced Thursday. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns…

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‘Hezbollah determined to give itself option to attack America’

By Elad Benari, Israel National News— The United States on Tuesday announced multi-million dollar rewards for two senior members of the Hezbollah terrorist group. Reports earlier this week said the State Department would offer a reward of $12 million to anyone with information leading to the discovery, arrest, or charge of the two, but the…

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Hamas, Fatah reach Palestinian unity deal at Cairo talks

By FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMAD DARAGHMEH, Times of Israel— Rival groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip, a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials close to Egyptian-brokered negotiations said on Thursday. Details of the…

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Trump will decertify Iran deal, White House tells Republican leaders

By Michael Wilner, JPost— A senior White House official briefed Republican leadership Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal – a move that will keep the US within the agreement, but will begin a debate on Capitol Hill over whether to withdraw from it. Members of…

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Over 60 thousand participate in Jerusalem annual march

By Udi Shaham, JPost— Over 60,000 people attended the annual Jerusalem March on Tuesday. Delegates from organizations and countries from all over the world participated in the 3-km. walk. The first groups marching represented large organizations such as the Israel Electric Corporation, El Al, military and police platoons, and several NGOs. Following them was the…

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