Birthing Israel, Changing History: The Balfour Declaration

By Shira Sorko-Ram, Maoz— November 2, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain declared that “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object…”…

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An Israeli View on What’s Happening in Lebanon

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today— The situation in the Middle East shifted dramatically last week. What was truly behind the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri? And to what extent is Israel involved in the situation? Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Saudi Arabia, and hasn’t returned to Lebanon since. Hariri quickly shot…

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Prince Charles’ 1986 Letter Blames Jews for Mideast Conflict and Takes on “Jewish Lobby” in America

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In a controversial letter written by Prince Charles in 1986 and newly released to the public, the monarch of England suggested that the “influx of foreign Jews” was partly to blame for the Middle Eastern conflict, and voiced his concern over the “Jewish lobby” in America. The letter was…

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‘This was never Palestinian land’

BY Hezki Baruch, Israel National News— Zionist Organization of America chief Morton Klein ridiculed claims that Israel has ‘occupied’ Judea and Samaria, telling supporters at the ZOA annual gala Sunday night in New York that no Palestinian Arab nation ever existed. “This was never their sovereign land,” said Klein. “And if it was their sovereign…

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AP Interview: Israel planning UN action against Iran

By Josef Federman— TEL AVIV, Israel — Following the surprising resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, Israel is planning a diplomatic offensive to step up pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah at the United Nations, a senior Israeli government minister said Thursday. Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told The Associated Press that he believes conditions…

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The Iran-Hamas-Hezbollah Connection

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone— The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has had enough. Last week, Iran finalized its takeover of Lebanon when Hariri resigned, and reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia. Hariri, denouncing Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, said he feared for his life. Hariri has good reason to be afraid of Hezbollah, the powerful…

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Messianic Lite: Chayei Sarah, “Life of Sarah”

This week’s parsha is Genesis 23:1 to 25:18 Parashah Chayei Sara covers an important event in Abraham’s faith journey. In Genesis 23, Abraham has lost his wife Sara. The details given are not about his mourning but rather the intricate negotiations between Abraham and the Hittites over a burial place for Sara. Considering this summer’s…

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Turks, Arabs Welcomed the Balfour Declaration

By Efraim Karsh, Middle East Quarterly— “100 years have passed since the notorious Balfour Declaration, by which Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people. This paved the road for the Nakba of Palestinian people and their dispossession and displacement from their land.” So Mahmoud Abbas…

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Netanyahu: A nuclear Iran ‘infinitely more dangerous’ than North Korea

By Ben Flanagan, Arab News— LONDON: Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran would be “infinitely more dangerous” than North Korea should it develop nuclear weapons, pointing to Tehran’s aim for “world domination.” Netanyahu, speaking at the Chatham House think-tank in London, pointed to Iran’s backing of Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen and…

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