Iran and Israel: Once Friends, Now Foes

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBNIsrael— During the Persian Empire and beyond, rulers, religions, and the well-being of the Jewish community shifted like the Middle Eastern desert sands. When it comes to news about Iran, reports today are dominated by deadly threats to Israel from Iran’s Imams, whose goals are set on establishing a modern caliphate…

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Why are so many North American Orthodox rabbis silent on aliyah?

By Michael Freund, JPost— Over the years, as I take part in the annual festive celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut and the Divine restoration of Jewish sovereignty that Independence Day embodies, I have found myself increasingly troubled by a question that may be simple yet is anything but simplistic. To put it bluntly: why are so…

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Why France Refuses to Prosecute an Antisemitic Murderer

By Bari Weiss, Aish— This essay was originally published on journalist Bari Weiss’ Substack. Please subscribe and support her important work. In a normal world, everyone would know the name Sarah Halimi. It’s understandable if you don’t. The press didn’t obsessively cover her murder the way they cover other hate crimes – for reasons I…

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IDF Preparing for Escalation as PA Election Set to be Postponed

By Baruch Yedid, Jewish Press— Security officials in the Palestinian Authority (PA) estimate that the elections to the Legislative Council are likely to be postponed, leading to an escalation in the region. “We are awaiting Abu Mazen’s announcement of the postponement of the election before the end of the month,” a source in the security…

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Hezbollah Steps Up Preparations for Lebanon’s Collapse

By JNS News Service—- Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror organization is advancing its preparations for the possibility that the state may collapse, Reuters reported on Friday. The group is expanding its food ration card system, importing medicine and preparing storage for fuel to be delivered by the organization’s patron, Iran, the report said. These steps are aimed…

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Palestinian Elections: As In 2006, A Dangerous Idea

By Elliott Abrams, Pressure Points—- In January of this year, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas did something that had not been done since 2006: scheduled an election. Indeed, he scheduled three: an election on 22 May for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), the parliament for the West Bank that has been in suspension since 2007; an…

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Israeli officials decry ‘complete American capitulation’ in nuclear talks with Iran

By Ariel Kahana , Shahar Klaiman and Neta Bar, Israel Hayom—- Unnamed Israeli diplomats over the weekend unofficially expressed disappointment over what they called “complete American capitulation” in nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna. Learning the lessons from the Obama administration’s clashes with Israel in 2015, the Biden administration is trying to avoid any surprises…

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Iran has enriched uranium to 60%, parliament speaker reports

By News Agencies and Damian Pachter, Israel Hayom— Iran began enriching uranium up to 60% purity Friday, its highest level ever, after an attack targeted its Natanz nuclear site, Parliament Speaker Mohamed Bagher Qalibaf told state TV. The comment by Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, quoted by state television, did not elaborate on the amount Iran planned…

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Enews: How Studying in Israel Changed All of Us!

Over the last seventy years, Christian Zionists have given generously, in the hundreds of millions, to support Aliyah, aid victims of terror, and care for Israel’s poor. Jerusalem Connection has been deeply involved in all of these needs and remains involved. Scholarships for American students to study in Israel is a new venture for us…

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