Priests Bring First Harvest Offering to God in Holy Temple Reenactment by Sanhedrin

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— On Thursday, the day after the holiday of Shavuot, hundreds of people gathered in the Old CIty of Jerusalem for a reenactment of the Temple service known as bikurim, or the “bringing of the first fruits.” The ceremony included a special thanksgiving offering that sealed the recent Sanhedrin ruling establishing…

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Poll: Vast Majority of Israelis Prefer Sovereignty in Jerusalem Over Peace Deal

By JNS— While it is often reported that most Israelis favor a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an entirely different picture emerges once Jerusalem is added to the equation, a new survey has found. The poll, commissioned by Israel Hayom and conducted by Maagar Mochot, found 67 percent of Israelis would oppose a peace…

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Spicer: Embassy move a question of when, not if

By Elad Benari, Israel National News— White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday stressed that President Donald Trump still intends to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Speaking to reporters at his daily press briefing, Spicer spoke of Trump’s decision to sign the presidential waiver on the Jerusalem Embassy…

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In Our Hands: The Miracle Six Day War

By Faith McDonnell, Juicy Ecumenism— On Thursday, June 1, and Tuesday, June 6, there will be an encore screening of In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem. I saw this CBN documentary film about Israel’s Six Day War at the premiere earlier this week. If you have not seen it, you should find a participating theater and attend an upcoming encore. The…

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White House announces ‘postponement’ of Jerusalem embassy

By Michael Wilner, Herb Keinon, JPost— US President Donald Trump on Thursday “postponed” delivery on his campaign pledge to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, signing a waiver that officially delays a congressional mandate to do so. Explaining the move, White House aides said Trump hoped to maximize his chances of brokering…

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UN Chief: “Denial of Israel’s Right to Exist is Anti-Semitism”

By The Tower— The head of the United Nations told leaders from the Simon Wiesenthal Center that “denial of Israel’s right to exist is anti-Semitism,” the Jewish organization announced in a press release on Tuesday. Speaking at his offices at the UN headquarters in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres discussed the UN’s role in countering…

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Turkey Spending Millions to Grow Influence Over Jerusalem Arabs

By JNI— The Jerusalem municipality’s eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount, Hashiloach—an Israeli journal for thought and policy, created by the Tikvah Fund—reported last week. The city’s experts, David Koren and Ben…

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Iran agrees to renew funding to Hamas

By Jacob Magid— Iran has agreed in principle to renew its funding for the Hamas terror group, according to a report published in a London-based Arabic daily Tuesday. Palestinian officials told Asharq al-Awsat that Ismail Haniyeh, the political leader of the Gaza-based terror group, will visit Tehran in the near future to bridge gaps between…

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Netanyahu Pits Trump Against the UN Over Jerusalem

By Israel Today— When US President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall sporting a kippa (yarmulka), it was a clear affirmation that the site is as the Jews say – Judaism’s holiest shrine. And, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequently pointed out, that was a clear repudiation of the position recently taken by the United…

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