In face of growing Iran threat, debate resurfaces over US-Israel mutual defense pact

BY YAAKOV LAPPIN AND JACKSON RICHMAN, JNS— Although proposals for a U.S.-Israel mutual defense pact are not new, the concept has recently gained momentum and attracted growing media attention in Israel. On Sept. 14, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to say that he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu by phone to “discuss…

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Rabbi who Predicted Trump Presidency Has Shocking New Prediction for Israel’s Next Government, Messiah

By Dr. Rivkah Lambert, Breaking Israel News— In an informal interview in his Jerusalem home, Jewish scholar and international speaker Rabbi Mendel Kessin, who believes that the world is teetering on the edge of redemption, explained what has to happen politically in order to serve the spiritual purpose of advancing redemption. “Something is going to…

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Israel Elections: Netanyahu and Gantz Stalemate

By JPost— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to carry on after a decade in office with a historic victory in Tuesday’s election, and to be tasked with forming a government for the sixth time, remained up in the air late on Tuesday, after exit polls predicted a stalemate. The final unofficial results were only expected…

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Watchdog report finds alarming spike in Israel-related anti-Semitism on college campuses

By Jewish News Syndicate— The number of Israel-related, anti-Semitic incidents against Jewish students on campuses increased 70 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a report published on Tuesday by the nonprofit watchdog AMCHA Initiative. In its report, “The Harassment of Jewish Students on U.S. Campuses: How Eliminationist Anti-Zionism and Academic BDS Incite Campus Anti-Semitism,”…

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Ilhan Omar: I Hope Israelis Will Make ‘Different Decision’ in Election

By Tamar Beeri, JPost— US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, an outspoken voice for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction movement (BDS) spoke about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Face the Nation on Sunday. “I certainly hope that the people of Israel make a different decision ,” Omar said. “My hope is that they recognize that his existence, his…

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US-Israeli Christian leader discusses peace process with Saudi crown prince

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman this week hosted an Israeli Christian leader in Jeddah, where the two discussed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The meeting between Jerusalem resident Joel C. Rosenberg and one of the Gulf’s most powerful rulers came as Riyadh has attempted to increase its outreach to…

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Palestinians’ Blood Libels Against Israel, Jews

by Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has long been serving as a center for various terrorist groups that are responsible for thousands of terror attacks against Israel. In the past few decades, these groups have engaged in smuggling various types of weapons from Egypt into the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian terrorists also…

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The British Financial Times praises Israel’s economy

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— According to the British daily Financial Times (August 28, 2019), the Israeli shekel ranks as the best performing currency against the US dollar among 31 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg, up almost 6%, as fund managers have sought refuge from global economic turmoil.  The shekel had strengthen thanks to Israel’s perceived…

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Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan: Trick or Treat?

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— If he wins reelection next week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to annex the Jordan Valley. Though his opponents see this pledge as political spin, whispers of an agreement on the matter between Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump suggests that this time around, Israel (through Netanyahu) means business.…

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Israel and John Bolton’s departure

By Caroline Glick, JPost— US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s departure from the White House has been the source of considerable concern in Israel. For decades, the veteran diplomat and former UN ambassador has been among the most powerful supporters of a strong US-Israel alliance in Washington. During his tenure as President Donald Trump’s National…

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Jewish adviser named interim replacement to Bolton

By JNS— Jewish adviser named interim replacement to BoltonFollowing the resignation on Tuesday of US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Charles M. Kupperman has taken up the post on an interim basis. Kupperman, a former defense contractor executive, served in the Reagan administration and was appointed deputy national security adviser in January. While he is…

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ENEWS: The Hebron Massacre

Last Wednesday, Israel held a day-long state ceremony at the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron. They gathered to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Hebron massacre—an early act of terrorism in 1929 that left sixty-nine Jews dead and dozens more seriously wounded. Hebron’s Jewish library, hospital, synagogue, and long-standing yeshiva were all…

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2,600-Year-Old Hebrew Seal Found Near Western Wall

By Leon Sverdlov, Jerusalem Post— A 2,600-year-old seal bearing a Hebrew name was uncovered in dirt excavated in 2013 near the Western Wall, archaeologist Eli Shukron said on Monday. The seal is inscribed with the name of “Adoniyahu Asher Al HaBayit,” meaning “Adoniyahu by Appointment of the House,” the most prominent role in the king’s…

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Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks, Islamist extremism doesn’t make much news — but it’s not for lack of trying

By Judith Miller, Jewish World Review— Eighteen years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, many Americans believe that the threat of Islamist terror is played out — but that’s only because our counterterrorism efforts have been so successful. Attempted terror attacks no longer make front-page headlines, but the list of foiled plots to…

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