Israel Denies Entry to Omar and Tlaib After Trump’s Call to Block Them

By Isabel Kershner, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Peter Baker, NY Times— Under intense pressure from President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Thursday barred two members of the United States Congress from entering Israel, reversing a previous decision to admit two of the president’s most outspoken critics. By enlisting a foreign power to take…

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The Longest Lasting Conspiracy Theory

By Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute— How often have we seen commentary concerning the situation in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, made with intensity even passion which purport to tell readers the “facts” about Israel? They often narrate falsehoods that might put to shame a string of fraudsters, conmen and conspiracy theorists. It seems, at…

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100 Years of the Temple Mount as a Tool of Muslim Propaganda

By Edy Cohen, Israel Today— The clashes witnessed atop the Temple Mount this week as the Jews’ mourning day of Tisha B’Av coincided with the start of the Muslims’ festival of Eid al-Adha were a reminder of how explosive the holy site remains. The Palestinian leadership needed no reminding. For the past several years, amid…

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US peace envoy: There’s ‘no international consensus’ on Mideast conflict

By Eric Cortellessa, Times of Israel— Facing criticism for his speech before the United Nations Security Council last month — and more broadly for the Trump administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the US envoy for Middle East peace shot back at the German ambassador to the UN, who said that Washington has “left…

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US State Department: Comparing Israeli Policy to Nazism Is Antisemitic

By Aaron S., Jerusalem Online— The US State Department has updated its definition of anti-Semitism, by adding that “making comparisons between contemporary Israeli policy and Nazi policy” is an example of anti-Semitism in public life. In 2018, the State Department adopted the definition of anti-Semitism established by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Most of…

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Netanyahu vows to push Israeli sovereignty in West Bank after terror attack

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to guarantee Israeli sovereignty in “all parts” of the West Bank as he participated in a cornerstone-laying ceremony for 650 new housing units in the settlement of Beit El. The event came hours after an Israeli student was found stabbed to death near…

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How the Jordan Option will impact Judea and Samaria

By Ted Belman, Israpundit— David Horowitz, in the article just below this, Goodbye withdrawal, hello sovereignty: The triumph of the settlers , understands that the tide has turned in favour of sovereignty, but what he doesn’t understand is the impact the Jordan Option will have on, … well, everything. The Jordan Option, as articulated by…

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Pompeo: Iranian leader ‘sick’ for calling for violence against Israel on Tisha B’Av

By Israel Hayom Staff— US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday assailed Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who on Saturday called for violent resistance to Israel. Amid recent reports that Israel could possibly take part in a joint coalition to safeguard international waterways in the Persian Gulf, Khamenei condemned a US blueprint to…

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Proposed Anti-Israel Ethnic-Studies Curriculum in California Has Jewish Community on Alert

By JNS.org— Hostility towards Israel and its supporters across college campuses throughout the United States and beyond—well-documented for years—has been the focus of pro-Israel groups. Now the anti-Israel movement may be officially trickling down into the high school system of the largest state in America. A new ethnic-studies curriculum under proposal by the California Department…

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Kushner Meets With Netanyahu to Push Mideast Peace Plan

By CBN— Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday after kicking off his Middle East tour in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. US Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, and Israel’s Ambassador to…

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Stars are Aligned for Annexation says Likud MK

By Jeremy Sharon, Jerusalem Post— We need more Irish in Ramallah,” Likud MK Uzi Dayan told Labor-Gesher candidate Hilik Bar sharply on Wednesday, after the latter referenced the Good Friday Agreement of the Irish peace process as a model for conflict resolution. “What we need are leaders like Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair,” Bar shot…

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Rouhani warns that ‘war with Iran is the mother of all wars,’ calls for peace

By JNS— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that any war with his country would be “the mother of all wars,” and insisted that Iran be allowed free travel in the Strait of Gibraltar. “Peace with Iran is the mother of all peace, war with Iran is the mother of all wars,” said Rouhani,…

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41 House Democrats head to Israel amid widening partisan divide

By David Rosenberg, Arutz 7— Two delegations of American lawmakers are slated to visit Israel this week, organized by a group linked to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). On Monday, 41 House Democrats led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Maryland) are scheduled to arrive in Israel, kicking off a week-long tour of…

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