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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It’s Time for the U.S. to Stop Paying for Palestinian Terrorism

By Sander Gerber and Noah Pollak, Tablet— Congress, through a bill called the Taylor Force Act, is attempting to address a serious problem that has gone unchecked for decades: The Palestinian Authority is using western aid money to pay salaries and benefits to terrorists and their families, including to terrorists who have killed Americans. These…

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Netanyahu warns against Iranian move-in amid ceasefire in southwest Syria

By JPost— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that a ceasefire plan that took effect at noon in southwestern Syria should not allow for a vacuum to be filled by Iran and its proxies in the area near the border with Israel. Netanyahu added that Israel would welcome a genuine ceasefire in Syria, but…

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PM Netanyahu Statement on UNESCO Hebron Decision

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this afternoon, issued the following statement about the UNESCO decision: “This is another delusional UNESCO decision. This time they decided that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron is a Palestinian site, meaning that it is not Jewish, and that the site is in danger. Not a Jewish site?! Who is…

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Unesco Declares Hebron’s Core as Palestinian World Heritage Site

By ISABEL KERSHNER, NY TIMES— Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, declared the ancient and hotly contested core of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as a Palestinian World Heritage site in danger on Friday, despite a concerted diplomatic effort by Israel and the United States to scuttle the decision. The Palestinian Authority administers most…

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‘Hold cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs’

By Hezki Baruch, Arutz 7— Chairman Avi Roeh of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and Secretary-General Ze’ev (Zambish) Hever of the Amana housing organization which develops Judea and Samaria communities, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu inviting the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers to hold a cabinet…

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How Christian Zionists can solve the Western Wall crises

BY TULY WEISZ, NAPHTALI “TULY” WEISZ, Israel 365— Progressive American Jews are up in arms about the latest crisis regarding egalitarian prayer access to the Western Wall. Jewish groups are considering boycotts, canceling trips and in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, the Jewish Federation threatened to “reconsider” funding to Israel as a result. “We are…

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The erosion of Jewish identity in America

By Matthew M. Hausman, Arutz 7— American non-Orthodox Jews today are less religiously and ethnically grounded than their grandparents and more likely to define Jewishness in secular or political terms. They are also more likely to assimilate and intermarry and to view those who do both as positive role models. Not surprisingly, they tend to…

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