Israel in the Trump era

By Caroline Glick— What can we expect from President-elect Donald Trump’s administration? The positions that Trump struck during the presidential campaign were sometimes inconsistent and even contradictory. So it is impossible to forecast precisely what he will do once in office. But not everything is shrouded in mystery. Indeed, some important characteristics of his administration…

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Netanyahu: Looking forward with Trump on twin interests

By Deborah Danan, Breitbart— “I, for one, find great encouragement in the fact that there’s this continuity of friendship,” Netanyahu said. In a satellite address to the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly in Washington on Tuesday, Netanyahu urged President Barack Obama to continue America’s “longstanding policy” of supporting direct negotiations between Israel…

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The Growing Gap between Israel and American Jews

By Moment— Ties between American Jews and Israel, while still strong, are fraying. With the help of rabbis and scholars, historians and journalists, diplomats and activists, Moment explores the forces pulling the Jewish state and the American Jewish community apart—and holding them together. Dov Waxman The age of unquestioning support for Israel from American Jews…

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Meet the Jews in Donald Trump’s inner circle

By Josefin Dolstein, Times of Israel— A — President-elect Donald Trump has a complicated history with Jews. On the one hand, his daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying Jared Kushner, and he’s spoken fondly about having Jewish grandchildren.   On the other, some of Trump’s supporters have links to the anti-Semitic far right…

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Spot Report: “The election is over — God has spoken!”

Think on this: “There is no authority except that which is established by God.”… ” I urge, then first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone — for kings (presidents) and all those in authority, that we may live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness. This is…

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PA threatens to make US ‘miserable’ if embassy moved to Jerusalem

By Dov Lieber, Times of Israel— The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations threatened to exact revenge on the US at the world body should President-elect Donald Trump make good on his promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Boasting that the Palestinians have a variety of tools at their disposal…

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Sanhedrin asks Putin and Trump to build a Third Temple in Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— The Nascent Sanhedrin is calling on Russian President Vladmir Putin and US president-elect Donald Trump to join forces and fulfill their Biblically-mandated roles by rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the Sanhedrin, contacted Breaking Israel News to announce that the election of Trump,…

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New poll shows 90% of pro-Israel evangelicals support Trump

By Breaking Israel News— A poll by Israel365 has found that pro-Israel Evangelical Christian voters are maintaining their strong support for presidential candidate Donald Trump during the contentious US election. In an email survey sent to 150,000 Israel365 daily newsletter subscribers, Israel365 asked readers which candidate he or she felt was better for Israel: Republican…

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Trump and Netanyahu — a match made in heaven?

BY RAPHAEL AHREN, JPOST— On January 20, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will finally have a Republican president sitting in the White House. Netanyahu has often been called a Republican himself, and many observers of US-Israel relations believe he is eagerly awaiting Inauguration Day, when for the first time in his 10 years at…

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‘Trump’s election heralds coming of Messiah’ says Deri

By Jeremy Sharon, JPost— Shas chairman and Interior Minister Arye Deri said Thursday that Donald Trump’s election could herald the coming of the Messiah due to the blow he expects the next president will strike against the “non-Orthodox Jewish hold on the US government.” “There is no doubt that one can give thanks to God…

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First public prayer for president Trump held in Jerusalem

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News— Rabbi Tuly Weisz, director of Israel365 and publisher of Breaking Israel News offered the first public prayer for President-Elect Donald Trump in Jerusalem at the Bridges for Peace solidarity conference on Wednesday. Rabbi Weisz spoke at the Bridges for Peace gathering in Jerusalem. Entering the hall, he was informed…

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Russia, Trump team in touch during campaign, Kremlin says

By Times of Israel Staff, Times of Israel— Russia on Thursday confirmed that it had been in touch with President-elect Donald Trump’s team during the election campaign, the privately-owned Interfax Russian news agency reported.   The terse announcement quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying, “Russia had contacts with Trump team, this work…

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