Evangelical Pastors’ Israel Trip Highlights ‘Miracle of Christian-Jewish Brotherhood’

By JNS— A delegation of 30 young evangelical pastors traveled to Israel earlier this month on their first visit to the Jewish state. Rabbi Pini Dunner, senior rabbi at California’s Young Israel of North Beverly Hills, accompanied the group in an expression of Jewish solidarity with evangelical Christians. “The overwhelming miracle of Christian-Jewish brotherhood in…

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Never before seen document penned by Nazi leader Himmler uncovered in Israel

By Joy Bernard, JPost— Germany will stand firmly by the Palestinian people in their fight against the “criminal” Balfour Declaration, was the main message conveyed in the telegram that was recently uncovered in the archives of Israel’s National Library. The rare document, which the library assesses dates back to 1943, was written by infamous SS…

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Prepare for battle: Israel, Hezbollah on the path to war

By Matt Brodsky, The Hill— Are Israel and Hezbollah headed for war? That’s the question many analysts are grappling with in the wake of recent escalations involving an Israeli strike inside Syria that targeted a weapons shipment meant for Hezbollah. It prompted Bashar Assad’s launch of three SA-5 surface-to-air missiles, triggering the first known use…

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Was Christopher Columbus a Marrano Jew? His Hebrew Writings Say Yes

By Tsivya Fox, BIN— The more historians research Christopher Columbus, the more they question the true origins of the great explorer credited for discovering America. In fact, there is growing speculation that Columbus was a Jew fleeing the Spanish Inquisition rather than an Italian hired by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to find riches in…

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“Trump Can Go Down in History as First President to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital”

By JNI— Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home) Chairman Naftali Bennett called on President Trump to right a “historic wrong” and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Almost 70 years ago, President Truman made history by being the first president to recognize the State of Israel,” Bennett said, , adding, “Now, President Trump can…

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Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration at 100: Resisting the Past

By Dr. Alex Joffe, Besa Center— On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinians have launched a campaign calling for an official British apology and compensation. This effort illustrates the ways in which honor, internationalization, symbolism, and playing on Western guilt shape the Palestinian culture of denial, which impedes progress towards either a…

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Israeli Minister: The Bible — Not Google — Gives Israel moral right to the land

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel’s moral claim to land comes from the Bible, not Google, Communications Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said in Washington on Tuesday at an event held in support of placing West Bank settlements within final borders of the Jewish state. “Defense is important and security is important, but the most important thing is…

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Palestinian Character confirms King Solomon’s words

By Earl Cox, Israel Always— The Jews are a blessed people. In the land of Moab, Moses presented the terms of God’s covenant. In exchange for obeying him and his Word, Israel had the opportunity to choose life and blessing, not death and curses for themselves, the foreigners among them, and their future descendants. Since…

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UN secretary-general reaffirms ancient Jewish ties to Jerusalem

By JTA– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his recognition of ancient Jewish ties to Jerusalem during a meeting with World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder. A statement Wednesday by the WJC said Lauder and Guterres met earlier in the week in New York, and that Guterres repeated comments he had made to Israeli radio in…

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The Newest Bigotry: Supporter of Israel Must Have Travel Ban ‘Bias’

By Alan Dershowitz, JPOST— A recent panel discussion regarding the Trump travel ban was infected by the bigotry of one of the participants. The host, Don Lemon, called on former prosecutor John Flannery to express his views on the decision of a federal judge to stay the order. This was Flannery’s response: “Here’s Trump saying…

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Jewish groups offer mixed responses to Friedman’s confirmation as Israel envoy

By JTA— Jewish groups offered varied reactions, including disappointment, tepid congratulations and enthusiasm, to the confirmation of David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel. On Thursday the US Senate confirmed Friedman, a longtime lawyer of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with his broadsides against liberal Jews, in a 52-46 vote that hewed…

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Report: US, Russia agree to help Israel ‘expel’ Iran from Syria

By Jerusalem Post— The United States, Russia and Israel have reportedly reached a consensus on the need to restrict and eventually expel pro-Iranian forces from gaining influence in Syria, the Kuwati daily newspaper Al-Rai reported Saturday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the Arab outlet, has reached an understanding with Washington and Moscow that pro-Iranian…

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Russia Advises Travelers: Don’t Criticize Israelis, Don’t Use Yiddish and Arabic Swear Words

By Liza Rozovsky, Haaretz— Being friendly and considerate to locals when traveling is always good advice, but the Russian Foreign Ministry seems to think much more specific instructions are needed for its citizens traveling the globe to “avoid undesirable incidents.” Advice such as not to overindulge on alcohol is one thing, but the ministry’s consular…

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