Netanyahu most popular world leader among evangelical Christians in the US

By Ahuva Balofsky, Breaking Israel News— A new Brookings Institution survey, conducted last month, shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is overall the third-most admired world leader among Americans. The survey, the results of which were released Friday, examined the attitude of Americans regarding Israel and the Middle East. Opinions varied significantly among different groups,…

Vatican calls on Catholics to stop trying to convert Jews

By Times of Israel— Jews can secure eternal salvation without converting to Christianity, senior Catholic theologians said in a report published Thursday, in the latest refinement of their stance on a vexed theological issue. Addressing a question that has long blighted relations between the two faiths, the report also unequivocally stated that the Catholic Church…

Trump cancels Israel trip, will meet PM ‘after I become president’

By Times of Israel— Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Thursday he was “postponing” his Israel trip, saying he would meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he is “elected US president.” The GOP front-runner, who has drawn scads of criticism for a proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US, was scheduled to meet…

Photo: Palestinian Christmas Tree Of Terror Displays ‘Ornaments’ Of Jew Killers

By Breitbart— A Christmas tree erected on the campus of a West Bank university is decorated with pictures of Palestinian terrorists in lieu of traditional ornaments. The tree, placed on the grounds of Al Quds University, has come under fire for portraying jihadist “martyrs,” including terrorists involved in the recent wave of Palestinian violence against…

Answering John Kerry

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— On Saturday U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech before the Brookings Institute’s Saban Forum. Kerry focused on the Palestinian conflict with Israel and sought to draw a distinction between the two-state policy model, which he supports, and the one-state policy model, which he rejects. To justify his rejection…

Orthodox rabbinic statement on Christianity

By David Nekrutman, Times of Israel— For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism and the Jewish people 50 years ago, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public statement advocating partnership with Christians and appreciating the religious value of Christianity. Published on the website of the Center…

Quote of the week

“Words distinguish us from the beast. In a powerful Holocaust tale, Eli Wiesel painfully writes that when words lose their meaning, disaster follows. In today’s Middle East, lexicon; restraint means suicide. Terrorists have become militants. Self-defense is a war crime. Democracy is apartheid. Israelis and Jews have become Nazis. Warning civilians to get out of…