Catholic Churches in Jerusalem Blame Israel for Muslim Violence, Deny Biblical Roots of Temple Mount

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Amid the intensifying battles surrounding the Temple Mount, the Catholic Church expressed its concerns in terms that placed the blame entirely on Israel while referring to the site exclusively by its Muslim name. One bishop stated in an interview on Vatican Radio that there has, in fact, been…

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ALL EYES ON JERUSALEM AS MUSLIM “DAY OF RAGE” ENGULFS CITY

By CBN News— Israel Police deployed some 3,000 officers in and around Jerusalem Friday morning and announced that the Temple Mount would be open for traditional Muslim prayers. “Heightened security will take place in and around the Old City. Police and border police units mobilized in all areas and neighborhoods and will respond to any…

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Temple Mount Attack Highlights Sharp Discord Between Israeli Muslims, Druze, Christians

By JNS— Last Friday’s deadly terror attack near the Temple Mount shows how Israel is at the forefront of the clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and the West—not only with the Palestinians and surrounding Arab countries, but also from within its own minority populations. In the attack, Arab terrorists from the northern Israeli…

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Fatah says ‘campaign for Jerusalem has begun’

By Times of Israel— The Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party called Saturday for a continued struggle “to take control of the Al-Aqsa mosque.” In a statement sent to supporters, the movement of PA President Mahmoud Abbas said the “campaign for Jerusalem has effectively begun, and will not stop until a Palestinian victory and the release…

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American Jewry–on the path to self destruction

By Michael Laitman, JPost— If the Arabs learned from the Romans, whose legions destroyed Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, we would not be sovereigns in Israel today. Palestinian terrorism, however painful, does not pose an existential threat to the State of Israel. The hatred that Jews feel for their coreligionists, on the other hand, poses a…

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White House very concerned over Temple Mount tension

By Times of Israel— The White House is “very concerned” over tensions surrounding Jerusalem’s Temple Mount complex, it said in a statement late Wednesday, urging Israel and Jordan to restore calm to the area after days of violent clashes. Muslim worshipers have been protesting Israel’s decision to install metal detectors and other security measures at…

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Bracing for Temple Mount violence, Israel boosts security

By Lilach Shoval, Itsik Saban, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff— Following a security assessment Thursday morning, amid escalating tensions at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, the IDF decided to deploy five battalions comprising hundreds of soldiers to the area to brace for potential violence on Friday. The decision will be finalized following another situation…

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Israel: UNESCO is a full partner in Palestinian incitement

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel has charged that UNESCO’s actions have helped Palestinians use the Temple Mount to incite violence against Israel. “UNESCO is a full partner to the false incitement by Palestinians and radical Islam who claim that Al-Aksa is in danger,” Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO in Paris Carmel Shama HaCohen said on Thursday.…

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Minister: Israel Will Now Act to Reestablish Jewish Sovereignty Over Temple Mount

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, said Knesset Member Avi Dichter (Likud) on Tuesday. “Israel is the sovereign on the Temple Mount, period. The fact that the Waqf became a sovereign on…

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Abbas’s Fatah Calls for “Day of Rage” Wednesday in Response to Temple Mount Turmoil

By JNS— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party called for a “day of rage” to take place in eastern Jerusalem and the disputed territories Wednesday. Additionally, Fatah’s military branch, Tanzim, determined that Friday prayers this week would be conducted in Palestinian public squares throughout the disputed territories, and that sermons would be devoted to supporting the…

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Christian Zionists still uncertain about Trump — but sure glad Obama is out

By Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel— Barack Obama is gone and the relief among the Christian Zionists and their Jewish friends who peopled certain corners of Washington, DC, this week was palpable. Gary Bauer, the veteran evangelical activist, laid it out at the opening session of Christians United for Israel’s annual conference on Monday. A…

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Obstacles to peace: a politically-incorrect diagnosis

By Yoram Ettinger, The Ettinger Report— Political-correctness suggests that the resolution of the Palestinian issue is predicated upon a dramatic Israeli land-concession and the establishment of a Palestinian state: the two state solution. Moreover, political-correctness has subordinated Middle East reality and long term national security to the achievement of the holy grail of peaceful-coexistence between Jews…

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Christian pro-Israel group lobbies to cut funding to PA

By JTA— Christians United for Israel activists will lobby for a congressional bill that cuts nearly all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority until it stops payments to the families of Arabs jailed for or killed in attacks on Israelis. The pro-Israel group, meeting this week in Washington, D.C., for its 12th conference, on Tuesday…

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