White House: Abbas’s rhetoric ‘has prevented peace for years’

By TOI Staff— The White House on Wednesday panned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s comments against the US and its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying such rhetoric “has prevented peace for years.” In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “unimpressed” by Palestinians’ angry rhetoric over US recognition of the Israeli capital.…

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Iran vows support for Palestinian terror groups fighting US Jerusalem move

By Daniel Siryoti and Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom— Iran has officially offered Palestinian terrorist groups its support in mounting “resistance aimed at blocking the implications” of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on the city’s international status. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, a branch of the…

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Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem reflects Sunni Arab-Israel understanding

By Hillel Frisch, JPost— President Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem is a milestone in the history of the Jewish state. Yet it is also important for the reactions it elicited in the Middle East, which indicate how much the array of forces in the region has radically changed since the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006, and…

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Trump’s Jerusalem declaration sparks talk of 3rd Temple

By World Net Daily— While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before. “What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of…

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Netanyahu says Israel will not be lectured to by the likes of Erdogan

By Herb Keinon, JPost— srael will not be lectured to by a leader who bombs his own people, jails journalists and helps Iran and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a sharp rebuttal to the most recent anti-Israel tirade by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan – who is emerging as one of the…

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Israel: Frustrated, disappointed by Reform rejection of Trump’s statement

By JTA— Israel’s consul in New York, Dani Dayan, called “deeply frustrating and disappointing” the Union for Reform Judaism’s negative reaction to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Dayan said this on Wednesday, according to the Makor Rishon daily, following a statement by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, who head the Reform Union, on…

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The Biblical Significance of Jerusalem to Jews and Christians

By Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein— As all eyes are focused on Jerusalem once again because of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But to understand what is going on, you must start with why Jerusalem is so important, why this ancient city is so woven into the heart of the Jewish people.…

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Jerusalem – An Immovable Rock

By Charles Gardner, Israel Today— While the West continues to indulge in the most bizarre forms of political correctness, the Middle East is bracing itself for a possible Armageddon scenario involving nuclear weapons. The decision of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as a probable first step towards moving the American Embassy there…

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Survey: Younger Evangelical Support of Israel Is Declining

BY Chelsen Vicari, Juicy Ecumenism— Evangelicals find themselves divided by age when it comes to beloved support of Israel. Lifeway Research released a new survey on December 4, 2017, showing Evangelicals age 65 and older in full support of Israel’s existence, security, and prosperity as a nation-state. By contrast, Millennial Evangelicals ages 18-34 are simply…

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Trump, Rabbi Y. Yosef Photo: EPA facebook print send to friend comment Rabbis to Trump: ‘You are fulfilling prophecies’

By Kobi Nachshoni, Ynet— The letter, intiated by the Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and delivered by Yossi Dagan, the head of the Samaria Regional Council, told the American president, “You have a rare privilege to be the first president to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel.” “We are privileged…

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Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

By Alan Dershowitz— President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who…

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