“Jihad Allowance”: Views of Work in the Middle East

By Nonie Darwish, Gatestone Institute-— Recently, the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, dismissed President Trump as just a “tradesman” who lacked the qualifications to handle political and international affairs. At face value, the criticism might sound similar to that of an opposition party alleging that Trump lacks political experience. Coming from an Islamic leader, however,…

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PM Netanyahu attends American Independence Day event

By Ministry of Foreign Affairs— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Tuesday, 3 July 2018), attended an event in honor of American Independence Day hosted by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Prime Minister Netanyahu: “It’s a wonderful celebration of 4th of July anytime in Israel but this year it’s special.…

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In bid to buy sway in Jerusalem, Turkey renovates homes and more in Muslim Quarter

By Yori Yalon, JNS— Turkey’s efforts to deepen its foothold in eastern Jerusalem are persisting unabated, Israel Hayom has learned. The Turkish nongovernmental organization Mirasimiz (“Our Heritage”) has recently been renovating homes in eastern Jerusalem and distributing food to Arab residents of the capital who are in need, with the aim of expanding Turkish influence…

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Israel passes historic law to cut funds to Palestinian Authority over ‘pay to slay’ policy

By Jewish News Syndicate— Israeli lawmakers overwhelmingly approved legislation late on Monday that withholds tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority to offset salaries paid by Ramallah to terrorists or their families. The bill, which passed 87-15, aims at putting to an end Palestinian Authority practices dubbed “pay to slay,” which provide salaries to Palestinian and…

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The Hurdles in Front of the Trump Peace Plan

By Melanie Phillips— President Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, his attempt at the “deal of the century,” will apparently soon be revealed to the world. His envoys, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, have been making the rounds in the region to get Arab allies on board. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau…

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