Red Alert: Jerusalem Connection Founder, Jim Hutchens, Passes July 13, 2021.

By Amy Zewe— This week we mourn the loss of our courageous and accomplished founder, Dr. Jim Hutchens—US Army Paratrooper and Chaplain. Ordained Referend and church leader for many years. Father to 3 and grandfather to 12 and great-grandfather to 7. To me, he was my beloved mentor. Jim founded The Jerusalem Connection (along with…

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How the Washington Post torpedoed the DC Jewish solidarity rally

By Michael Berenhaus, Israel Hayom— In its coverage of the recent “Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People,” the Washington Post seems to downplay the need for such a rally. In its article, Hundreds denounce antisemitism during rally at Capitol, the daily cherry-picks statistics in order to minimize the threat to Jews, citing an Anti-Defamation…

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Poll: 25% of US Jews believe Israel is ‘an apartheid state’

By i24NEWS and ILH Staff— A survey of US Jewish voters polled after May’s conflict between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip finds that a quarter believes that Israel is “an apartheid state.” Also, 34% believe that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians is similar to US racism and 22% believe that Israel is committing genocide against…

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Israel, UAE sign agricultural agreements

By Elad Benari, Israel National News— Israel on Tuesday signed its first agricultural agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE). UAE Minister of Food and Water Security Mariam Al-Muhairi joined Agriculture Minister Oded Forer in Tel Aviv for the signing ceremony, according to i24NEWS. The two countries agreed to cooperate on research and innovation, including…

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Israel to withhold $180M from Palestinian Authority over its ‘pay-for-slay’ policy

By Ariel Kahana , Lilach Shoval and Reuters, Israel Hayom— Israel will withhold $180 million in tax revenue it collected in 2020 on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, or about 7% of the PA’s total tax revenue, to offset stipends paid to terrorists and their families, the government said on Sunday. The decision – which…

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How to Speak Out Against Antisemitism

By Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe— PUBLIC OFFICIALS were quick to speak out after the brutal July 1 stabbing of Rabbi Shlomo Noginski outside Shaloh House, the Jewish day school and synagogue in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood. The sentiments they expressed were appropriate to the moment. They vowed to “stand with the Jewish community.” They described…

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New Iranian Plans to ‘Escalate’ Uranium Enrichment Draw ‘Grave Concern’ From France, Germany, UK Foreign Ministers

by Algemeiner Staff— The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom expressed “grave concern” on Tuesday over revelations from the UN nuclear watchdog that Iran has pledged further violations of limits on uranium enrichment. The International Atomic Energy Agency statement (IAEA) said Tuesday that Iran had given notice of new steps to produce…

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Red Alert: What is Independence, Anyway?

By Amy Zewe— One would think at least some components of independence is that so well-articulated in the notion of free speech and right to pursue happiness. These ideas can also include the right to pursue truth, discuss topics freely, engage in debate, compare and analyze data, conduct solid research, evaluate situations, get firsthand accounts…

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Lebanese report: Military conflict between Israel, Gaza closer than ever

By Dean Shmuel Elmas , i24NEWS and ILH Staff— A Lebanese newspaper affiliated with Hezbollah reported Monday that the various terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip have warned the Egyptian mediator attempting to broker a long-term ceasefire with Israel that a military conflict is closer than ever. Sources in Hamas told Al-Akhbar that the Egyptians…

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PA President Abbas urges Canada to help ‘stop Israeli aggression’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on Canada and the international community to “stop Israeli aggressions that violate international law.” He made the appeal during a meeting in Ramallah with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau. Garneau’s visit to Ramallah came as Abbas continues to face widespread criticism over…

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Palestinian journalists find themselves on front line of battle with PA

By Mohammad al-Kassim, Israel Hayom— Palestinian journalists never intended to become part of the news in the days after the killing of activist Nizar Banat, but the brutal treatment and the arrest of many of them at the hands of the Palestinian Authority security forces has forced them to call for international intervention and protection.…

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