New Hamas Policy Lays Claim to Holy Places in Jerusalem, “The Muslim Birthplace of Jesus”

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Hamas’ new policy paper, perceived by the world as softening of their position, calls for ethnically cleansing the region by force in order to create a Muslim state. Israel claims it is an attempt to fool the world, and fix Hamas’ image as a terror organization. The paper…

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Fatah leader: Fatah and Hamas agree Israel has no right to exist

Fatah leader:  “To this moment, Fatah does not recognize Israel” Hamas leader:  “Our principles say that our land is all of Palestine, including the land that is under occupation (i.e., Israel)” Talk about establishing a state in the West Bank and Gaza “is a tactical step” Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik Fatah, which presents…

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Hamas rejects Abbas peace proposal outline to Trump

By Dov Lieber and Eric Cortellessa, JPOST— The Hamas terror group swiftly rejected statements made by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas with US President Donald Trump Wednesday, saying he had no authority to negotiate on behalf of the Palestinians. “No one has authorized Mahmoud Abbas to represent the Palestinian people and no one is obligated to…

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‘Former Israeli defense minister advised Trump on avoiding Obama’s mistakes’

By Gil Hoffman, JPost-— Former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon met with American officials who play central roles in President Donald Trump’s administration ahead of Trump’s election, and advised them how to avoid mistakes in the Middle East, Ya’alon told The Jerusalem Post in an interview that will be published on Friday. Ya’alon’s recommendations that Trump…

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President urges world to recognize Jerusalem, move embassies

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday called on the world’s nations to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move their embassies to the city. Minutes after the United Nations’ cultural agency voted on a resolution denying Israel’s ties to the city, the president told foreign ambassadors stationed in Israel that…

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Pence: Trump Giving ‘Serious Consideration’ to Moving Embassy

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— Speaking at a Washington event for Israel’s 69th Independence Day on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump is still seriously considering moving the US embassy to the capital. “As we speak, is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,”…

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Israeli minister calls to shut UNESCO’s Jerusalem office after contentious vote

BY STUART WINER AND RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev is expected to demand that the offices of the UN’s cultural body in Jerusalem be shut following a controversial resolution passed on Tuesday denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem. Regev, of the ruling Likud party, will present her demand…

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Minister calls for annexation of Jerusalem-area towns

BY Mordechai Sones, Arutz 7— Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz calls on Israel to annex large parts of Judea and Samaria in response to UNESCO’s vote rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. “The appropriate answer to UNESCO’s decision and to anyone else who doubts our right to sovereignty is to pass the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’ that…

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Nation marks Israel’s 69th birthday by celebrating in the sun

By Times of Israel– Thousands of Israeli citizens and visitors gathered Tuesday at parks and beaches, at official ceremonies and even in the streets to celebrate Independence Day. The festivities began Monday night, in accordance with the Jewish lunar calendar, with parties, concerts and fireworks in cities across the country. Israelis visited museums and army…

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As UNESCO Rejects Israel’s Sovereignty in Jerusalem, what future does the capital face?

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JPOST— In 1996, the PBS Frontline program aired a four-hour special on the Gulf War between the US and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The program revealed how Hussein’s atrocities against Kuwaiti civilians were integral to building public support for the war. “This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait,” George H.W. Bush…

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North Korea threatens Israel with ‘merciless, thousand-fold punishment’

By JPost— Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. In an interview with Hebrew news site…

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All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

By Times of Israel— All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body. The strongly worded letter, authored by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and released on Friday, was signed by every member of the…

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President Trump proclaims May ‘Jewish American Heritage Month’

By JPost— President Donald Trump declared May to be Jewish American Heritage Month in a press release Friday. “During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our nation’s strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people,” Trump said. Trump mentioned that the Jewish people have left “an indelible mark…

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