Saudi academic defends Trump’s Jerusalem move, saying Arabs should accept Israel’s ‘historic right’

By Alaraby— A Saudi academic has defended the controversial US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and called on Arabs to “accept” Israel’s claims to the holy city. Abdulhameed Hakeem, the head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Jeddah, made the remarks on US-based al-Hurra Arabic-language TV channel on…

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Exodus: Jews Flee Paris Suburbs over Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism

By SIMON KENT, Breitbart— French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the end of the Second World War. The Paris commuter newspaper 20 Minutes documents an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, saying it…

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Christian Reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem Speech: Are We Headed to a Major Reset in Jewish-Christian Relations?

By Rabbis Abraham Cooper And Yitzchok Adlerstein, Christian Post— President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was met with enthusiasm by most American Jews. Christian reaction to the announcement, however, has been an eye-opener, and might have greater impact upon future Jewish-Christian relations than the President’s announcement will ultimately have on the politics of…

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Jerusalem recognition: A Jewish-Christian reconciliation

By Daniel Friedmann, Ynetnews— US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital takes us back to the following question: Why we didn’t get such a recognition in the 18 years between the end of the War of Independence and the Six-Day War? As we all known, the armistice borders—known as the Green Line…

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Skyrocketing support for Trump among Israelis

By Gill Hoffman, JPost— At a time when President Donald Trump’s popularity has fallen in his own country, his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv has significantly increased his support among Israelis, according to a Smith Research poll taken on Wednesday…

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Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration Sparks Talk of a Third Temple

By World Net Daily— While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before. “What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of…

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Messianic Lite: Miketz, “At the End”

This week’s Torah portion covers Genesis 41:1 to 44:17. The text follows Joseph’s meteoric rise from forgotten prisoner to the pharaoh’s chief economic advisor, second in command only to Pharaoh. It exposes Joseph as a brilliant leader as he secures Egypt’s food supply in preparation for the coming seven years of plenty followed by seven…

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What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

BY Richard Pollock, Daily Caller— Following President Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded “equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine.” Protests over Trump’s move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent protests in…

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Amb. Friedman ‘proud to light menorah in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem’

BY Ynet— The US Ambassador David Friedman lit the Hanukkah menorah at the Western Wall Wednesday evening to mark the second night of the eight-day Jewish festival of lights. The lighting ceremony was attended by thousands as Friedman was flanked by the Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Jerusalem city’s Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Minister of…

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What the war over Jerusalem is really about

By Daniel Greenfield— Hamas has announced that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has opened the “gates of hell.” Its Muslim Brotherhood parent has declared America an “enemy state.” The Arab League boss warned that the Jerusalem move “will fuel extremism and result in violence.” The Jordanian Foreign Minister claimed that…

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White House: Abbas’s rhetoric ‘has prevented peace for years’

By TOI Staff— The White House on Wednesday panned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s comments against the US and its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying such rhetoric “has prevented peace for years.” In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “unimpressed” by Palestinians’ angry rhetoric over US recognition of the Israeli capital.…

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Iran vows support for Palestinian terror groups fighting US Jerusalem move

By Daniel Siryoti and Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom— Iran has officially offered Palestinian terrorist groups its support in mounting “resistance aimed at blocking the implications” of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on the city’s international status. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, a branch of the…

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Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem reflects Sunni Arab-Israel understanding

By Hillel Frisch, JPost— President Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem is a milestone in the history of the Jewish state. Yet it is also important for the reactions it elicited in the Middle East, which indicate how much the array of forces in the region has radically changed since the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006, and…

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