Untying the Gordian Knot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Dore Gold, Jpost— The problem of UNRWA is well known among experts on the Arab-Israel conflict. Last July, the Middle East Quartet was groping to find an explanation for why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict had not yet been resolved. Israel, which had gone through an escalation of knifing attacks on its citizens rightfully stressed in…

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Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF— The Palestinian Authority has paid out some NIS 4 billion — or $1.12 billion — over the past four years to terrorists and their families, a former director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and ex-head of the army’s intelligence and research division told a top Knesset panel on…

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Advanced imaging reveals rare Hebrew inscription from First Temple period

By Daniel Eisenbud, JPOST— It was a ground-breaking discovery hiding in plain sight for more than half a century. Utilizing advanced-imaging technology, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered an “invisible” inscription on the back of a pottery shard that has been on display at the Israel Museum for more than 50 years. The ostracon (ink-inscribed…

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The White House’s plan for peace in the Middle East

By Arutz Sheva— US Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt spoke to senior Israeli officials and representatives of the Palestinian Authority about the US plan for negotiating a final status agreement, Channel 20 reported. Among the items mentioned in the US proposal were: slowing building in Judea and Samaria, creating security arrangements in partnership with Jordan…

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Abbas’ Advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash: We Shall Not Relinquish a Single Micromillimeter of the Western Wall

By MEMRI— In a Friday sermon, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, advisor to PA President Abbas on Religious and Islamic affairs, said that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, along with the Al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall) was an Islamic religious endowment and could never belong to non-Muslims. “We cannot possibly relinquish a single millimeter, a single stone, a single micromillimeter…

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‘There is massive support for united Jerusalem among US Jews’

BY Dudi Caspi, Israel Hayom— As part of the celebrations marking the 50th year of the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War, the city of Los Angeles held an event led by former Foreign Ministry Director General Dr. Dore Gold. Hosting a “Jerusalem United: Fifty Years of Freedom, Three Thousand Years of Jewish History,”…

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Dore Gold’s fight for Jerusalem

By David Suissa, Jewish Journal— In a nutshell, Gold made a compelling and visual case for the deep, uninterrupted, 3,000-year Jewish connection to Jerusalem. Using artifacts from biblical times, ancient scrolls, recent archeology discoveries, legal documents from international bodies and other pieces of evidence that appeared on a large screen, Gold was like a trial…

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The Palestinian-North Korean Connection

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— A thorough examination of the track record of the Palestinian Authority, the PLO, Fatah (all three headed by Mahmoud Abbas) and Hamas is a prerequisite for a realistic assessment of the nature of the proposed Palestinian state and its potential impact upon vital US interests in the Middle…

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Jerusalem United (Forever?): The Hopeful, Unsure, Legacy of the 6 Day War

By Marc LiVecche, Providence Mag— On the third day of the 6 Day War, from atop the Mount of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, Colonel Mordechai (Motta) Gur, commander of the 55th Paratroopers Brigade, gives a historic order over the Israeli Defense Forces’ wireless: All company commanders, we’re sitting right now on the ridge…

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New Scroll for New Era: “Six Day War Scroll” Tells Story of Six Days of Divine Deliverance

By: Orly Gibson, Breaking Israel News– This week marks the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the Holy city of Jerusalem as a result of the miraculous victory of the Israeli army during 1967’s Six Day War. There is no mistaking the fact that this victory was a result of Divine Revelation and the fulfillment…

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Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Six Day War

By Sarah Stern, EMET— Exactly 50 years ago today, in an attempt to annihilate Israel and to create a “pan-Arabist movement,” Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser closed the Gulf of Aqaba and began amassing thousands of troops into the Sinai Peninsula. The United Nations had withdrawn its emergency forces from Gaza and the Sinai leaving…

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Is a “Friend of Hamas” Set to Be Next Prime Minister of England?

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— British Prime Minister Theresa May‘s decision to call for early decision backfired, as the results of Thursday’s election meant no party could win the necessary 326 seat majority of the 650 seat parliament, paving the way for anti-Israel Jeremy Corbyn. With the majority of the votes counted, May’s right-wing Conservative…

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