Saudis told Abbas to accept Trump peace plan or resign — report

By Sue Surkes, Times of Israel— Saudi Arabia last week ordered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to either accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being put together by the Trump administration, or resign, according to an Israeli report Sunday. The Trump administration has begun drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal based on a two-state solution, officials and…

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Birthing Israel, Changing History: The Balfour Declaration

By Shira Sorko-Ram, Maoz— November 2, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Declaration, in which Great Britain declared that “His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object…”…

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An Israeli View on What’s Happening in Lebanon

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today— The situation in the Middle East shifted dramatically last week. What was truly behind the surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri? And to what extent is Israel involved in the situation? Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Saudi Arabia, and hasn’t returned to Lebanon since. Hariri quickly shot…

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Prince Charles’ 1986 Letter Blames Jews for Mideast Conflict and Takes on “Jewish Lobby” in America

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— In a controversial letter written by Prince Charles in 1986 and newly released to the public, the monarch of England suggested that the “influx of foreign Jews” was partly to blame for the Middle Eastern conflict, and voiced his concern over the “Jewish lobby” in America. The letter was…

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‘This was never Palestinian land’

BY Hezki Baruch, Israel National News— Zionist Organization of America chief Morton Klein ridiculed claims that Israel has ‘occupied’ Judea and Samaria, telling supporters at the ZOA annual gala Sunday night in New York that no Palestinian Arab nation ever existed. “This was never their sovereign land,” said Klein. “And if it was their sovereign…

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AP Interview: Israel planning UN action against Iran

By Josef Federman— TEL AVIV, Israel — Following the surprising resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, Israel is planning a diplomatic offensive to step up pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah at the United Nations, a senior Israeli government minister said Thursday. Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told The Associated Press that he believes conditions…

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The Iran-Hamas-Hezbollah Connection

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone— The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has had enough. Last week, Iran finalized its takeover of Lebanon when Hariri resigned, and reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia. Hariri, denouncing Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, said he feared for his life. Hariri has good reason to be afraid of Hezbollah, the powerful…

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Messianic Lite: Chayei Sarah, “Life of Sarah”

This week’s parsha is Genesis 23:1 to 25:18 Parashah Chayei Sara covers an important event in Abraham’s faith journey. In Genesis 23, Abraham has lost his wife Sara. The details given are not about his mourning but rather the intricate negotiations between Abraham and the Hittites over a burial place for Sara. Considering this summer’s…

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