Pope Francis: God gave the land to Israel

By Israel Today— Amid the uproar caused by a UN resolution passed this week denying any Jewish connection to Jerusalem and its Temple Mount, Pope Francis on Wednesday insisted that Israel’s ties to the Holy Land are both ancient and divinely ordained. “The people of Israel, who from Egypt, where they were enslaved, walked through…

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Outpour of Christian support for Israel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— An outpouring of Christian support for Israel and decrying the UNESCO vote began during Sukkot, a Jewish holiday prophesied to have multi-national relevance. The resolution passed last week on the day after Yom Kippur, and was ratified by UNESCO’s Executive Committee on Tuesday. It referred to the Temple…

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Trump tells Jerusalem rally he’ll ‘make Israel, US safe again’

BY RAOUL WOOTLIFF AND RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told a Republican event in Jerusalem on Wednesday that he will work to make “America and Israel safe again.” “I love Israel and honor and respect the Jewish tradition and it’s important we have a president who feels the same way,”…

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Republican senators urge Obama to cut UNESCO ties over Jerusalem Resolution

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— A group of Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to suspend the US’s diplomatic ties with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in light of its recent adoption of resolutions denying Judaism’s connection to Jerusalem. “Because UNESCO continues to…

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Palestinian campaign vs Balfour shows hostility to Jewish state undimmed after 100 years

By David Horovitz, Times of Israel– Hidden away at the British Library — available for viewing only by special permission — is the original Balfour Declaration, foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour’s short but oh-so-resonant century-old letter of British government intent to revive Jewish sovereignty in the Holy Land. Also preserved, in an elegant folders kept…

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The coming shift: Hillary Clinton’s plans for Israel and Iran

By Michael Wilner, JPost— Hillary Rodham Clinton is preparing to dramatically shift the tone and tenor of relations with Israel away from a publicly disputatious posture adopted by the Obama administration, according to several of her top aides, who in conversation with The Jerusalem Post outlined, for the first time, her detailed plans for the…

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For the first time every Jews allowed to pray on the Temple Mount

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— In a not-so-subtle response to the recent UNESCO resolutions denying all connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish people, record-breaking numbers of Jews ascended to the Temple Mount over the three-week holiday period encompassing Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot – and in an incredible reversal of the usual status…

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Biblical Moses, the foundation of US – Israel Ties

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative”— According to Prof. Robert Bellah, a leading UC Berkeley sociologist, there is “a well-institutionalized civil religion” in the US, which stipulates separation between religion and state, but not between religion and society. In fact, President John Quincy Adams wrote: “The law given from Sinai was a…

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Poll: Palestinians Prefer Federation With Jordan

By Aviel Schneider, Israel Today-— Is an independent Palestinian state really all that important to the local Arab population? Well, not exactly, at least not according to a recent Palestinian opinion poll. The touted two-state solution seems to be more in line with the interests of Western powers than it is for Israelis and Palestinian…

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Gigantic turnout at the Kotel provides ‘answer to UNESCO’

By Eli Mendelbaum, Yael Freidson & Kobi Nachshoni, YNet— Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Western Wall throughout the day Wednesday in what appeared to be defiant display of rejection against UNESCO’s Tuesday adoption of a resolution which Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem. The deluge…

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Thousand of Christian pilgrims gather in Jerusalem on Sukkot

By Breaking Israel News— Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Western Wall throughout the day Wednesday in what appeared to be defiant display of rejection against UNESCO’s Tuesday adoption of a resolution which Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem. The deluge of attendants packed the holy…

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Israel’s ‘best’ not good enough to enlist Christians against UNESCO resolution

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Was Israel’s failure to recruit the Christian world against the controversial UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem a crushing, unforgivable diplomatic defeat, or does the Western world care so little about its religious and cultural heritage that there’s nothing even the savviest officials could have done to prevent it? By referring…

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Palestinians: Fatah Prepares for War with Israel

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone— Some 300 members of the Palestinian Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, have begun receiving “military training” in the Gaza Strip in preparation for war with Israel. The armed wing of Fatah, Aqsa Martyrs Brigades – The Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division, announced that its members have…

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Why Israel Greatly Fears Barack Obama’s Last Few Months In Office

By Michael Snyder, Prophecy News Watch— Between right now and January 20th, 2017 is a real “pressure point” for U.S. relations with Israel. Barack Obama has always desired to “leave a legacy” in the Middle East, and at this point the only option for accomplishing anything tangible is through the United Nations. The Israeli government is…

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