World Council of Churches Sends Message of Support For Palestinian ‘Campaign For Jerusalem’

By DEBORAH DANAN, Breitbart— TEL AVIV – The World Council of Churches (WCC) officially endorsed the Palestinian “campaign for Jerusalem,” saying that Israel’s recent move installing additional security measures at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there was a “corrosive act in the midst of an already-fragile peace.” “Keeping the historical status quo and supporting equal rights…

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California Imam Prays for Allah to ‘Annihilate’ Jews in Public Sermon

By JOEL B. POLLAK, Breitbart The video of Shahin’s sermon was posted to the Islamic Center of Davis’s YouTube channel on Friday (Update: the video has since been removed), and translated and excerpted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), though portions of the sermon were delivered in English. The topic of the sermon was the ongoing controversy at the…

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World Council of Churches Endorses Palestinian Protests Over Temple Mount Security Measures

By Ben Cohen, Algemeiner— The World Council of Churches (WCC) has declared its support for the Palestinian campaign against Israeli control of Jerusalem’s holy sites, describing new Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount as a “corrosive act in the midst of an already-fragile peace.” “Keeping the historical status quo and supporting equal rights for…

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A politically incorrect diagnosis

By Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— Political correctness suggests that the resolution of the Palestinian issue is ‎predicated on 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…

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Israeli Sovereignty Over the Temple Mount Is Crucial for Peace

By Hillel Frisch BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 539, July 24, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Regardless of its direct security merits, Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount has been transformed by adversaries and Israel alike into an issue of sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Power-sharing there has always constituted a…

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Hamas leader praises ‘heroic’ terrorist who killed 3 Israelis

By Israel Hayom— The leader of Hamas, the Islamic terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, on Sunday praised the Palestinian terrorist who stabbed three Israelis to death in their Samaria home on Friday evening. Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Chaya, 46, and son Elad, 36, were murdered in the family home in Halamish, northwest…

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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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