US leaves UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel bias’; Israel follows suit

By World Israel  News— The Department of State notified United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO, the State Department announced Thursday. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns…

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‘Hezbollah determined to give itself option to attack America’

By Elad Benari, Israel National News— The United States on Tuesday announced multi-million dollar rewards for two senior members of the Hezbollah terrorist group. Reports earlier this week said the State Department would offer a reward of $12 million to anyone with information leading to the discovery, arrest, or charge of the two, but the…

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Hamas, Fatah reach Palestinian unity deal at Cairo talks

By FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMAD DARAGHMEH, Times of Israel— Rival groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip, a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials close to Egyptian-brokered negotiations said on Thursday. Details of the…

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Trump will decertify Iran deal, White House tells Republican leaders

By Michael Wilner, JPost— A senior White House official briefed Republican leadership Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal – a move that will keep the US within the agreement, but will begin a debate on Capitol Hill over whether to withdraw from it. Members of…

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Over 60 thousand participate in Jerusalem annual march

By Udi Shaham, JPost— Over 60,000 people attended the annual Jerusalem March on Tuesday. Delegates from organizations and countries from all over the world participated in the 3-km. walk. The first groups marching represented large organizations such as the Israel Electric Corporation, El Al, military and police platoons, and several NGOs. Following them was the…

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Multiculturalism Is Splintering the West

By Giulio Meotti, Gatestone— The European Union’s official statistics on terrorism are dramatic: “In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and completed attacks were reported by eight EU Member States. More than half (76) of them were reported by the United Kingdom. France reported 23 attacks, Italy 17, Spain 10, Greece 6, Germany 5,…

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The Trump administration is withdrawing from Unesco, the U.N. cultural organization, citing unpaid dues and the group’s “anti-Israel bias”

By GARDINER HARRIS and STEVEN ERLANGER, NY Times— The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” The administration also cited mounting arrears at the organization as a reason for the…

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Senior WH Official says Trump decision to move embassy is a matter of “when not if”

By Michael Wilner, JPost— The Trump administration remains committed to moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but its Mideast peace team stands united behind the president in his resolve to delay the move, a senior White House official told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday. In a weekend interview with former…

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Mr. President, Don’t Put America at Risk with Flawed Iran Deal

By John Bolton, Gatestone— President Trump will address U.S. policy toward Iran on Thursday, doubtless focusing on his decision regarding Barack Obama’s badly flawed nuclear deal. Key officials are now briefing Congress, the press and foreign governments about the speech, cautioning that the final product is, in fact, not yet final. The preponderant media speculation…

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Exclusive interview: ‘Son of Hamas,’ the speaker who shocked the UNHRC

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Arutz 7— “Hamas, which I know well, is an ideological political organization that views extreme violence as a means to achieve its political ends. In the 21st century an individual or group that tries to achieve its goals by violent means should not be legitimized by anybody. In my definition, Hamas…

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Feast of Tabernacles: Celebrating 37 Years of Christians’ Prophetic Gathering in Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— On Wednesday, the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem will begin its 37th annual Feast of Tabernacles, a spectacular week of devotion and learning that will bring together over 6,000 pilgrims from nearly 100 nations. Based on the gathering of nations in Solomon’s Temple for the holiday of Sukkot, the 2017 Feast…

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