Israel is going to war in Syria to fight Iran—

By Foreign Policy— Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz recently told a security conference in Herzliya, as reported by Reuters, that in a future war between Israel and Hezbollah the latter may be able to make use of an Iranian naval port, bases for Irans air and ground forces, and Tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen…

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US ambassador Friedman: Israel ‘only occupying 2% of the West Bank’

By Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post— The Trump administration may put forward an Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic plan within months, but is not tying itself to a hard and fast deadline, according to US Ambassador David Friedman. Friedman, in a brief snippet of a video interview with Walla that was broadcast on Thursday, said that the administration is…

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Security forces on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur

By Yori Yalon, Efrat Forsher, Shlomi Diaz, Lilach Shoval, Dan Lavie, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff Thousands of Jewish worshippers visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday night, for the culmination of Selichot penitential prayers ahead of Yom Kippur. Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Western Wall…

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Yom Kippur guide for the perplexed, 2017

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” More on Yom Kippur and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. Yom Kippur is one of the six main annual Jewish fasting days: (a) The 10th day of the Jewish month of Tishrei is Yom Kippur, an annual day of repentance for one’s misconduct toward fellow human-beings – in…

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In Response to UN Blacklist of Firms in Judea and Samaria, US Congress Proposes ‘Anti-Boycott Act’

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In response to United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) efforts to undermine Israel’s legitimacy through their Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Act of 2017, the U.S. Congress and Senate have introduced a bipartisan bill, the “Israel Anti-Boycott Act,” that would protect U.S. companies targeted by the international boycotts and…

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Israel foils ISIS-inspired attack at Jerusalem holy site

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom— Three Arab Israelis from the northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm were arrested in early September on suspicion of planning a shooting attack inside the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Thursday. Said Ghasoub Mahmoud Jabareen, 26, and Firas Saleh Mahmoud Muhajanah, 24, who identify…

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North Korea Again Threatens ‘Sacred’ War Against Israel

By Israel Today— North Korea has responded to Israel’s siding with the United States against Pyongyang’s nuclear arms program by threatening to destroy the Jewish state. After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized North Korea, the hermit regime issued the following statement: “This is an unpardonable insult and provocation to the dignity and social system in…

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Spot Report: “The inevitability of WW III — and more!”

Think on this:  And the four angels who had been kept ready for this very hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind.  The number of the mounted troops was 200 million. I heard their number. (Revelation 9:15-16)   Pray like this: Gracious Father, be pleased to give grace to your people that they…

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IDF Downs Hezbollah Drone Approaching Israel’s Golan Heights

By JNS— The IDF Tuesday intercepted and destroyed an Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated by the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah that entered the demilitarized zone of the Golan Heights near Israel’s border with Syria. An Israeli Air Force fighter jet fired a single Patriot missile at the UAV – an intelligence collection drone –…

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IDF Chief: Israel Seeking to Prevent Iran From Becoming North Korea of the Middle East

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— Israel’s goal is to “prevent Iran from becoming the North Korea” of the Middle East, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said in a Rosh Hashanah interview published by the Hebrew news site Walla on Wednesday. “This is an effort of the State of Israel, the moderate Sunni states…

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Bernie Sanders calls for rethink on US aid to Israel, Iran policy

BY Times of Israel Staff— US senator and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called for Washington to adopt a friendlier approach to Iran, and said he would consider supporting slashing US aid to Israel over the Jewish state’s policies towards the Palestinians. In an interview Thursday with The Intercept, the Jewish senator said the US…

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