Abbas’s Fatah Calls for “Day of Rage” Wednesday in Response to Temple Mount Turmoil

By JNS— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party called for a “day of rage” to take place in eastern Jerusalem and the disputed territories Wednesday. Additionally, Fatah’s military branch, Tanzim, determined that Friday prayers this week would be conducted in Palestinian public squares throughout the disputed territories, and that sermons would be devoted to supporting the…

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Christian Zionists still uncertain about Trump — but sure glad Obama is out

By Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel— Barack Obama is gone and the relief among the Christian Zionists and their Jewish friends who peopled certain corners of Washington, DC, this week was palpable. Gary Bauer, the veteran evangelical activist, laid it out at the opening session of Christians United for Israel’s annual conference on Monday. A…

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Obstacles to peace: a politically-incorrect diagnosis

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— Political-correctness suggests that the resolution of the Palestinian issue is predicated upon a dramatic Israeli land-concession and the establishment of a Palestinian state: the two state solution. Moreover, political-correctness has subordinated Middle East reality and long term national security to the achievement of the holy grail of peaceful-coexistence between Jews…

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Christian pro-Israel group lobbies to cut funding to PA

By JTA— Christians United for Israel activists will lobby for a congressional bill that cuts nearly all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority until it stops payments to the families of Arabs jailed for or killed in attacks on Israelis. The pro-Israel group, meeting this week in Washington, D.C., for its 12th conference, on Tuesday…

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Pence: Embassy move to Jerusalem is question of ‘when, not if’

By Benjamin Glatt, JPost— The US will never waiver in its support of Israel, its most cherished ally, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday at the 12th annual Christians United for Israel summit in Washington. “Let me say with confidence to all who are gathered here and to all the watching world: President…

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‘Anti-Zionism is a new form of anti-Semitism,’ French leader says

By Shlomo Cesana, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday denounced France’s collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out at those who negate or minimize the country’s role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to their deaths. He also condemned anti-Zionism as a new form of anti-Semitism and vowed to…

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White House Strongly Defends Israel After Temple Mount Killings

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz The world’s reaction was mixed after three armed Palestinians murdered two Druze Israeli policemen on the Temple Mount on Friday, with some countries and leaders decrying the violence while others chose to condemn Israel for closing the compound as a security measure. At around 7 AM on Friday, three Palestinian terrorists…

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New bill takes Jerusalem off negotiating table

By Abra Forman, BIN— Legislation preventing the division of Jerusalem in a possible peace deal is advancing through the Knesset, making it increasingly unlikely that the holy city will become a Palestinian capital in the future. Nicknamed the “United Jerusalem Bill”, the bill was approved on Sunday morning by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, allowing…

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Jerusalem On Edge After Police Officers Murdered at Temple Mount

By Israel Today— There was bolstered security in and around Jerusalem’s Old City just days after two Border Police officers were shot dead by Muslim terrorists following prayers atop the Temple Mount. Recently, Jordan, which administers the Temple Mount, complained about Israel installing metal detectors at the entrances to the holy site. So, Israel removed…

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Netanyahu reads from Bible to prove Hebron’s tomb of patriarchs is Jewish

By Aryeh Savir, WorldIsraelNews— Netanyahu read from the Bible to demonstrate that UNESCO’s resolution on Hebron negated religion, history and the facts. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read passages from the Bible during Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting as a refutation of Friday’s resolution passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage…

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