Nationwide fires under control, firefighters say

By Daniel Eisenbud, JPost— Hundreds of local emergency personnel, aided by an international fleet of firefighting planes, worked throughout the weekend to contain fires that continued to spread in the country’s Center and North, displacing thousands and destroying hundreds of homes, businesses and public areas. According to officials, the fires were under control Saturday night,…

Sen. Lindsey Graham targets aid to Palestinians

By Mary Orndorff Troyan, Greenville Online— A Kiawah Island couple’s letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham about their son’s death in Israel has prompted the South Carolina senator to threaten U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. Graham, along with Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., say the U.S. should stop all economic assistance to…

Hamas dominates World Vision Christian charity, usurping cash, provisions, and permits

By The Jewish Press— On Wednesday, Christian Today reported that Mohammad El Halabi, an employee of World Vision (WV), the world’s largest evangelical Christian charity, had been detained on June 15 at the Erez crossing “on his way home from routine meetings” and was being held “without access to legal counsel or family visits,” which…

Local Synagogue Goes Global With Crash Course on Threats to Christians and Jews

By JNS, Breaking Israel News— Half a world away from American suburbia, Christians and other Middle East minority populations are facing extinction from Islamic terror groups such as the Islamic State. At the same time, Israel, the world’s lone Jewish state, deals with the organized terrorism of Hamas and Hezbollah as well as so-called “lone…