Nation marks Israel’s 69th birthday by celebrating in the sun

By Times of Israel– Thousands of Israeli citizens and visitors gathered Tuesday at parks and beaches, at official ceremonies and even in the streets to celebrate Independence Day. The festivities began Monday night, in accordance with the Jewish lunar calendar, with parties, concerts and fireworks in cities across the country. Israelis visited museums and army…

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As UNESCO Rejects Israel’s Sovereignty in Jerusalem, what future does the capital face?

BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JPOST— In 1996, the PBS Frontline program aired a four-hour special on the Gulf War between the US and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The program revealed how Hussein’s atrocities against Kuwaiti civilians were integral to building public support for the war. “This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait,” George H.W. Bush…

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North Korea threatens Israel with ‘merciless, thousand-fold punishment’

By JPost— Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. In an interview with Hebrew news site…

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All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

By Times of Israel— All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body. The strongly worded letter, authored by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and released on Friday, was signed by every member of the…

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President Trump proclaims May ‘Jewish American Heritage Month’

By JPost— President Donald Trump declared May to be Jewish American Heritage Month in a press release Friday. “During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our nation’s strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people,” Trump said. Trump mentioned that the Jewish people have left “an indelible mark…

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Congressman: In Israel, Trump will announce embassy move

BY ERIC CORTELLESSA, Times of Israel— Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis (R) said Thursday that US President Donald Trump will announce the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem when he visits Israel at the end of May, fulfilling a campaign promise he appeared to walk back after assuming office. Trump’s planned visit…

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Is Israel delaying the US embassy move?

By Ido ben Porat, Israel National News— Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein related this morning to the delayed transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem. Edelstein told Army Radio that “It had been the intention of the new administration in Washington to declare the transfer of the embassy at the very beginning of , but for understandable…

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Israeli newspaper reports Trump will recognize entire Jerusalem as Israel’s capital during trip

By Sue Surkes, Times of Israel— US President Donald Trump will reverse longstanding US policy by officially recognizing the entire city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but will not implement his election campaign pledge to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported Thursday. There was no confirmation of…

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Israel may lose Europe in Jerusalem sovereignty battle at UNESCO

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel fears Europe might abstain or support a resolution that would reject Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem, which UNESCO’s executive board in Paris is likely to vote on at its meeting on Tuesday, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post. Representatives from European nations and Arab states held consultations in Paris…

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Israel Hints It Carried Out Airstrike on Damascus Airport

By Israel Today— Israel’s Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz on Thursday strongly hinted that the Jewish state had carried out a large aerial strike on Damascus International Airport earlier in the day. Various regional and international media reported massive explosions on the outskirts of Syria’s main airport early Thursday morning. Hours later, Katz told Israel…

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Clash of Israel and Amalek Replays as ISIS vs. Egypt on Identical Biblical Battlefield of Rephidim

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— The violent, ongoing conflict between Egypt and the Islamic State currently raging in the Sinai is a reenactment of the Biblical confrontation between Israel and Amalek, even taking place on the same battlefield, pointed out a military analyst who has turned to the Bible to make sense of…

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Remarks by President Trump at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Days of Remembrance

United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 11:30 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. Thank you. Friends, members of Congress, ambassadors, veterans, and, most especially, to the survivors here with us today, it’s an honor to join you on this very, very solemn occasion. I am deeply moved to stand before those who survived history’s…

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