EU Still Trying to Fund Palestinian Terror-linked NGOs

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— For many years, Palestinians have received unconditional funding from Western donors. Here is how it worked: Palestinian organizations would submit an application for funding, and the donors would automatically sign the check or approve the wire transfer of millions of dollars or euros to the Palestinians’ bank accounts. In…

EU said to Debate Punishing Israel Over Annexation Plans

By Ariel Kahana, Jewish Press— The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Commission is reportedly debating punitive measures against Israel should it push forward with its plans to annex parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley in accordance with the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan. Sources familiar with the initiative told Israel Hayom that…

Bracing for Temple Mount violence, Israel boosts security

By Lilach Shoval, Itsik Saban, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff— Following a security assessment Thursday morning, amid escalating tensions at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, the IDF decided to deploy five battalions comprising hundreds of soldiers to the area to brace for potential violence on Friday. The decision will be finalized following another situation…