Did Donald Trump and the Jews have a good week?

By Ben Sales, Times of Israel— Was this, at last, a good week for the Jews and President Donald Trump? Compared to the Trump administration’s initial few weeks, maybe. The president’s first month saw the White House omit Jews from a statement commemorating the Holocaust, then rebuke Jewish groups that criticized the statement and stay…

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Bennett orders closure of Hamas-run east Jerusalem school

By Daniel Eisenbud, JPost— Following a protracted joint probe by the Education Ministry, Israel Police and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), a Hamas-funded east Jerusalem elementary school teaching a violent, anti-Israel curriculum was ordered to close immediately on Thursday. According to a statement from Education Minister Naftali Bennett, the al-Nukhaba Elementary School, located in Sur…

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Quote of the week

“People who think ‘the Jews’ dominate business through hidden structures can’t build or long maintain a successful modern economy. People who think ‘the Jews’ dominate politics lose their ability to interpret political events, to diagnose social evils and to organize effectively for positive change. People who think ‘the Jews’ run the media and control the…

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Toward a true US-Israel partnership

By Caroline Glick, JPost— In his speech before the members of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations in Jerusalem this week, President Reuven Rivlin said that Israel has three overriding foreign policy concerns: “Number 1: Relations with America. Number 2: Relations with America. Number 3: Relations with America.” Israel’s security depends on…

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The delusion of the “two state solution”

By Joel Fishman, Mida— For some time, the slogan of the so-called “Two-State Solution” has constantly been presented in the media as a desirable goal, one that Israel and the Palestinians should implement in the interest of peace. Whenever one raises this idea, it is implied that Israel should make major sacrifices in exchange for…

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VP Pence joins cleanup effort at vandalized Jewish cemetery

By Israel Hayom— Vice President Mike Pence rolled up his sleeves on Wednesday and joined the cleanup efforts at a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals. The Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in University City, Missouri posted on Facebook that 154 headstones were vandalized in the damage discovered Monday. Pence condemned “this…

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In Israel, Some Wonder Where The Outrage Is Over U.S. Anti-Semitic Acts

By Daniel Estrin, NPR— News of recent anti-Semitic acts in the U.S. — like the toppling of tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis and bomb threats against Jewish community centers — is being followed closely in Israel. So is the Israeli government’s response to these incidents. Some Israelis are questioning whether Prime Minister…

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Haley’s Comet: Video of US Ambassador shooting down UN anti-Israel bias goes viral

By Brian Schrauger, Jerusalem Journal— Yesterday at 1:41am Israeli Standard Time, UN Watch, a non-proft organization that monitors UN activities, posted a video to its Facebook Page. Alerted to the post, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu took a look. Quickly sharing the clip on his Facebook Page, he thanked the featured speaker. Soon Israel’s Ministry of…

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Israel Does Not Cause Anti-Semitism

By Alan Dershowitz, Gatestone— In a recent letter to the New York Times, the current Earl of Balfour, Roderick Balfour, argued that it is Israel’s fault that there is “growing anti-Semitism around the world.” Balfour, who is a descendent of Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary who wrote the Balfour Declaration a hundred years ago,…

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The two-state solution; The Final solution

By Victor Sharpe— “— as envisaged, it was national suicide for Israel” For eight baleful years, President Barack Hussein Obama made Israel’s life utterly miserable as he pursued relentlessly his warped vision of a two state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But that vision, as envisaged, was national suicide for Israel. This version of a…

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Iran’s supreme leader backs ‘holy intifada’ to destroy ‘cancer’ Israel

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Calling Israel a “cancerous tumor,” Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday expressed support for a “holy intifada” to eradicate the Jewish state, arguing that the international community is headed toward confrontation with the “Zionist regime.” In the opening address of the regime’s sixth international conference in support of the Palestinian…

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The recorded deed to Jerusalem

By Earl Cox, Israel Always— While the Obama administration harmed its ally by strengthening its enemies, if President Donald Trump holds to his promises perhaps things will change going forward. But there is already talk of backpedaling. Days after United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 condemned Israeli settlements in the “occupied Palestinian territory” of Judea,…

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