Rosh Hashanah (New Year) Guide for the Perplexed, 2020

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” The evening of September 18, 2020 will launch the 5781th Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah). 1. Annual reminder. The Hebrew word Rosh (ראש) means head/beginning and Hashanah (השנה) means the year. The root of the Hebrew word Shanah is both “repeat” and “change.” It constitutes…

Archaeology Proves Israel is the Jewish Homeland

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— No one questions the historic legitimacy of Egypt’s Sphinx, Italy’s Pantheon, or Greece’s Acropolis—nor the indisputable claims to their ancient heritage. Yet many individuals and organizations attempt to submerge Israel’s history and liquidate its claims to their ancient Jewish homeland. Yet, ancient discoveries once again serve as proof for…

The ‘Merchants of the Palestinian Issue’

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Palestinian leaders are continuing to show contempt for other Arabs, including those who for many years provided them with financial and political aid. Some Palestinian leaders are even indirectly inciting their people to carry out terrorist attacks against Gulf countries that engage in normalization with Israel. On September 3,…

PM: Kosovo to establish ties with Israel, open Jerusalem embassy along with Serbia

By Ynet— Israel and Kosovo have agreed to establish diplomatic ties and Kosovo, along with Serbia, will open embassies in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday. Kosovo, a predominantly Muslim country, has never before recognized Israel nor has Israel recognized Kosovo. Netanyahu’s statement came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump made a similar…