Biden Abandons Middle East Peace

By Caroline Glick— The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by…

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Palestinian Textbooks Incite Violence Against Israel

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— The world marked another International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers just a few weeks ago on February 12. Yet the Palestinians repeatedly violate this worthy United Nations and UNICEF-sponsored goal in their textbooks. Shaping young minds with erroneous history and facts is a mental “blunt instrument” that…

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Israel Identifies Ship Responsible for Dumping Iranian Crude Oil on Tel Aviv’s Beaches

By Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency, Jewish Press— Israeli authorities located the ship responsible for dumping crude oil into the sea which landed and covered the majority of Israel’s beaches. Minister of Environmental Protection Gila Gamliel announced Wednesday that the ship responsible for the pollution off the coast of Israel was identified. “We got our…

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Gantz says Israel moving to protect citizens from ICC

By Yonah Jeremy Bob, JPost— Defense Minister and Acting Justice Minister Benny Gantz alarmed government officials on Tuesday when he told Reuters Israel estimates that hundreds of its citizens might be subject – in the near future – to war crimes probes by the International Criminal Court. Gantz, who took over the Justice Ministry when…

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Purim miracles: From Saddam to corona and beyond

By Michael Freund, Jerusalem Post— As Israel takes its first tentative steps back toward normalcy in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, this weekend’s festival of Purim could not be more fortuitous. After the death and despair, the lows and the lockdowns of the past year, when our lives were upended in ways we could…

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Scholarship Opportunity to Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Imagine yourself, a young student, embarking on an exciting opportunity to connect your faith, your studies, and your future to the land and people who are the incubators of God’s plan. Imagine your vantage point in Jerusalem, in a location secured by a people dedicated to education. Hebrew University on Jerusalem’s main campus is atop…

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What Israel Is Telling Biden About Iran

By Ilan Berman, Al-Hurra Digital— Earlier this month, Israel’s intelligence community took the unprecedented step of publicly airing its most recent assessment of Iran’s nuclear progress. Iranian investments in atomic development are today at a “low point” as a result of U.S. and Israeli pressure, Major General Tamir Heiman, the head of Israeli military intelligence,…

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Red Alert: Antisemitism and College Campuses: Why the Focus?

By Amy Zewe—   Antisemitism takes form in many ways within the many folds of society. You may have noticed I have been concentrating on college campus happenings for a while now. The reason is because the dissemination of antisemitism into the greater community—into our halls of government, offices of associations and businesses, and even…

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Purim Guide for the Perplexed 2021

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative”, Ettinger Report— 1. Purim’s historical background. The 586 BCE destruction of the 1st Jewish Temple and the expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria – by the Babylonian Emperor, Nebuchadnezzar – triggered a wave of Jewish emigration to Babylon and Persia. The latter replaced Babylon…

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Purim’s Lesson on How to Defeat the Enemy: Keep Calm and Carry On

By Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Aish.com— While Purim is normally one of the happiest days on our calendar, this year it will mark a sobering milestone. Purim will essentially mark a full year of living through a pandemic that has radically changed our lives. While we are beyond grateful for the progress with treatments and vaccinations,…

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It’s the Dawn of a New Era for Jewish Life on the Gulf Coast

By Houda Nonoo, Alex Peterfreund, JPost— Jewish life in the Gulf has increased dramatically over the last decade. Many have come here for business reasons and stayed because of the wonderful lifestyle. While you may have heard of – and visited – the Jewish communities in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, you may be…

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