The Embassy, the NIF, and the U.S.-Israeli Jewish divide

By Evelyn Gordan, Commentary— The Anti-Defamation League released a truly shocking poll of Israeli opinion last week. You wouldn’t guess that from reading the newspaper headlines, which were all about decades-old divisions in Israeli society. But here’s the shocking part: Over a fifth of respondents accused Diaspora Jews of contributing to those social divisions. While…

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Vice President Pence heading to Israel

By Ynet News— US Vice President Mike Pence is planning a trip to Israel in December when the country celebrates the festival of Hanukkah, it was announced by the White House Wednesday night. During the visit, Pence, a long-time supporter of Israel, will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas…

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‘Israel prepared to use force to stop Iran from acquiring nukes’

By David Rosenberg, Israel National News— Israeli Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) declared Thursday that the Jewish state is prepared to use military force to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons. During an interview in Tokyo, Katz said that Israel was hopeful that President Donald Trump’s October 13th decision not to…

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Israel-Hezbollah war is inevitable, sure to be devastating — defense experts

By Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel— A war between Israel and the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group is inevitable, though not necessarily imminent, and will be unavoidably bloody for both sides, according to an assessment by a number of former generals from around the world, known collectively as the High Level Military Group. In an…

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The Third Jihad: A Review

By Victor Sharpe Watch the documentary for free at Democracy Under Attack The Third Jihad covers a different aspect of Islam’s attempts at taking us over. Whereas “Obsession” concentrated on the violence against Western Civilization with America being central to that attack, this film concentrates almost entirely on the strategy to turn America into an…

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Russia agrees to keep Iran, Hezbollah forces away from Israeli border

By Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post— Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told Israel that Moscow has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border, where Iranian and Hezbollah forces will not be allowed to enter, Arab media reported Wednesday. The statement attributed to an Israeli diplomatic official by London-based Asharq Al-Awsat said that Russia had…

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Justice needed for American victims of Palestinian terrorism

By Michael Freund, Jpost— Not surprisingly, the incident came in the wake of weeks of ongoing anti-American incitement in the official Palestinian media. Just five days prior to the bombing, Palestinian television broadcast a sermon delivered in Gaza in which the preacher threatened “destruction for the United States” and noted ominously, “From this place [i.e.…

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Putin Cites Torah As “Eternal, Fundamental Values” At Elite Political Conference

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— At the 14th Plenary Session of the elite Valdai Discussion Club, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the academics and politician gathered at the prestigious conference when he responded to a question about the role of technology in modern conflicts by citing the Torah. The Valdai Discussion Club brings together scholars and politicians…

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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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