UNRWA’s False Façade of Neutrality

By Asaf Romirowsky, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies— Walter Eytan, Israel’s first director-general of the Foreign Ministry, made the observation that “The refugees were a gift to Arab propaganda, which succeeded, by perverting the facts, in turning them into the gravest political liability with which Israel has had to contend in the first decade of…

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How Hamas Seized The Political Moment

By Ilan Berman, Al-Hurra Digital— Predictably, the latest violence in the Middle East has spawned a slew of theories about the reasons for renewed hostilities between Israel and Gaza. Conventional wisdom has settled on the notion that the conflict was driven by fresh Israeli-Palestinian frictions over things like denial of access to parts of Jerusalem,…

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Senior State Dept. Official: Hamas capabilities were not destroyed

By Yoni Kempinski, Israel National News— In advance of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to the region, a senior State Department official says that the Biden administration is “relieved” that the violence has ended. He told reporters that they worked behind the scenes to establish the ceasefire. “We appreciate the roles of Egypt,…

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No ceasefire in Jerusalem as violence continues – analysis

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Monday’s stabbing attack in Jerusalem shows that the situation in the city remains tense despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, which went into effect four days ago. That’s because the Palestinian Authority and Hamas have an interest in keeping Jerusalem in the headlines, each for its own reasons. The…

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Netanyahu determined to continue Gaza operation despite pressure from Biden

By Lahav Harkov, Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— US President Joe Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu he expects Israel to move towards a ceasefire with Hamas on Wednesday, but Netanyahu said Operation Guardian of the Walls will continue until Israeli citizens are secure. Following a phone call between the leaders, the White House said that Biden…

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Red Alert: Interview with Lela Gilbert

Special Guest Lela Gilbert, co-author of the recently published FRC (Family Research Council) paper titled “The Resurgence of History’s Oldest Hatred.”  Lela will discuss the overall atmosphere of antisemitism—drawing on her own time living in Jerusalem. She will also enlighten us with how antisemitism relates to Christians and to the current situation in Israel.

Sheikh Jarrah is the latest ‘single point of failure’ fiction

By Jonathan Schanzer and David May, Jerusalem Post Israel’s legal decision to evict Arab families from homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem was the spark that led to the latest eruption of hostilities. This is the narrative that has been regurgitated hundreds of times since the current conflict began. There’s one problem with…

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Netanyahu: ‘We Will Do Whatever It Takes to Degrade Hamas’ Terrorist Capabilites’

By Sharon Wrobel, Algemeiner-— Israel’s security cabinet has decided to continue its military operation in Gaza with full force as heavy rocket barrage is being fired at southern Israel and international pressure mounts to end the fighting. “We will do whatever it takes to degrade Hamas’ terrorist capabilities which will take time. I will do…

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As Iran’s Mullahs Incite Hamas Terrorism, Biden Administration Wants Sanctions Lifted

By Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute— Amidst the Iranian regime’s clear role in inciting terrorism against Israeli civilians, talks to lift sanctions against the regime are advancing in Vienna. The Biden administration is apparently offering even more concessions and sanctions relief to Iran’s leaders, concessions that “go beyond the nuclear-specific sanctions.” Meanwhile, these leaders from Iran…

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Hamas threatens to strike Tel Aviv after Senior PIJ commander killed

By Anna Ahronheim, JPost— Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida warned Israel that the terror group would resume firing towards Tel Aviv after the Israel Air Force struck another high rise building and several other buildings in the Gaza Strip. “The criminal Zionist enemy has intensified its bombing of civilian homes and apartments in the last hours,”…

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Americans Have the Right to Know About Biden’s Upcoming Deal with Iran’s Mullahs

By Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute— Since the nuclear talks began in Vienna between the Iranian regime and P5+1, the Biden administration has avoided being transparent about what is going on with the negotiations and what exactly is being offered to the Iranian regime — the one that the US Department of Justice has called the…

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Ancient scripture’s stamp of approval for modern Israel’s independence

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, AllIsrael.com— On a May 14, 1948 – the Sabbath – at 4 p.m., David Ben-Gurion walked to the front of the biggest room in a small white building, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Outside at 16 Rothschild Boulevardthe streets were full of people anxiously awaiting Ben-Gurion’s speech. Inside, theroom was…

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