New Nation-State Bill States Israel Is “National Home of Jewish People”, Revokes Arabic’s Official Language Status

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— A new nation-state bill declaring Israel the “national home of the Jewish people” passed its first hurdle in the Knesset on Sunday, marking the first time that an attempt to entrench the Jewish character of the state of Israel into law has advanced to this stage. The bill, which…

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UK government said to cancel Prince Charles’ visit to Israel

BY TAMAR PILEGGI AND RAOUL WOOTLIFF, Times of Israel— A potentially historic visit to Israel by a senior member of the British royal family scheduled for later this year has reportedly been canceled by the country’s Foreign Office over fears it would anger the UK’s Arab allies. The Sun tabloid reported Sunday that Prince Charles…

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Watch: Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into waste bin

By Reuters— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday symbolically tossed into a bin a Hamas policy paper published last week that set out an apparent softening of the Palestinian Islamist group’s stance toward Israel. In a document issued last Monday, Hamas said it was dropping its longstanding call for Israel’s destruction, but said it still…

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TRUMP IN ISRAEL: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A MEANINGFUL SPEECH

By Eric Mandel, JPOST-— Now that US President Donald Trump has met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and said, “We’re going to start a process which hopefully will lead to peace,” while UNESCO has endorsed another resolution claiming Israel illegally occupies every part of Jerusalem, including west Jerusalem, Trump is being lobbied to make…

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New Hamas Policy Lays Claim to Holy Places in Jerusalem, “The Muslim Birthplace of Jesus”

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Hamas’ new policy paper, perceived by the world as softening of their position, calls for ethnically cleansing the region by force in order to create a Muslim state. Israel claims it is an attempt to fool the world, and fix Hamas’ image as a terror organization. The paper…

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Fatah leader: Fatah and Hamas agree Israel has no right to exist

Fatah leader:  “To this moment, Fatah does not recognize Israel” Hamas leader:  “Our principles say that our land is all of Palestine, including the land that is under occupation (i.e., Israel)” Talk about establishing a state in the West Bank and Gaza “is a tactical step” Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik Fatah, which presents…

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Hamas rejects Abbas peace proposal outline to Trump

By Dov Lieber and Eric Cortellessa, JPOST— The Hamas terror group swiftly rejected statements made by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas with US President Donald Trump Wednesday, saying he had no authority to negotiate on behalf of the Palestinians. “No one has authorized Mahmoud Abbas to represent the Palestinian people and no one is obligated to…

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‘Former Israeli defense minister advised Trump on avoiding Obama’s mistakes’

By Gil Hoffman, JPost-— Former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon met with American officials who play central roles in President Donald Trump’s administration ahead of Trump’s election, and advised them how to avoid mistakes in the Middle East, Ya’alon told The Jerusalem Post in an interview that will be published on Friday. Ya’alon’s recommendations that Trump…

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President urges world to recognize Jerusalem, move embassies

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday called on the world’s nations to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move their embassies to the city. Minutes after the United Nations’ cultural agency voted on a resolution denying Israel’s ties to the city, the president told foreign ambassadors stationed in Israel that…

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Pence: Trump Giving ‘Serious Consideration’ to Moving Embassy

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— Speaking at a Washington event for Israel’s 69th Independence Day on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump is still seriously considering moving the US embassy to the capital. “As we speak, is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,”…

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Israeli minister calls to shut UNESCO’s Jerusalem office after contentious vote

BY STUART WINER AND RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev is expected to demand that the offices of the UN’s cultural body in Jerusalem be shut following a controversial resolution passed on Tuesday denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem. Regev, of the ruling Likud party, will present her demand…

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Minister calls for annexation of Jerusalem-area towns

BY Mordechai Sones, Arutz 7— Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz calls on Israel to annex large parts of Judea and Samaria in response to UNESCO’s vote rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. “The appropriate answer to UNESCO’s decision and to anyone else who doubts our right to sovereignty is to pass the ‘Greater Jerusalem Law’ that…

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