Putin said willing to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

By Times of Israel— Amid speculation over a developing Egyptian bid to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said late Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders for direct talks. In a briefing with newspaper editors in Cairo, Sissi said Israel is increasingly convinced of…

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Palestinian Mufti: All of Jerusalem is Islamic!

By Israel Today— The Palestinian Authority-appointed Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein (pictured), declared on Sunday that the entire city belongs to Islam and the Arabs, and must be defended against the Jews. Speaking on the 47th anniversary of an arson attack against the Al-Aqsa Mosque by an Australian man, Hussein urged all Arabs living…

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Salon: GOP must dump Jesus or risk irrelevance in post-Christian America

By Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart— Salon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant. Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window…

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Israel braces for damaging Obama UN initiative

By World Israel News— Although US Middle East expert Dennis Ross recently said he doubts President Obama will push for a UN resolution that may pave the way for a Palestinian state and would place unnecessary pressure on Israel before he leaves the White House, Israelis are skeptical and are preparing for the possibility nonetheless.…

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Jewish settlements are legal

By Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— The misperceptions, misrepresentations and ignorance over the legal status of Jewish settlements in the disputed ‎area of Judea and Samaria reflect the general attitude ‎toward the unique phenomenon of the reconstruction of the Jewish national ‎home in Israel.‎ ‎”Fidelity to law is the essence of peace,” opined Professor Eugene Rostow,…

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A Soros Plan, a marginalized Israel

By Eli Lake, Bloomberg— After the election of Barack Obama in 2009, the George Soros organization saw an opportunity to weaken the pro-Israel lobby’s influence in Washington. So his Open Society Foundations began an ambitious project in 2009 to persuade Europe and the U.S. to “hold Israel accountable” for violations of international law. This plan…

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Jewish persecution rampant on US campuses

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— Jewish students are the most persecuted minority on US college campuses, a representative of an Israeli advocacy group told lawmakers on Tuesday, during a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee held to discuss the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Amnon Goldstof, research director of Reservists on Duty —…

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Black Lives Matter group declares hostile anti-Israel platform

By Bob Eschliman, CharismaNews— The Black Lives Movement shocked their allies in the liberal-secular Jewish community with its recent Invest-Divest policy paper. The document is a wide-ranging rant against the United States in general. But in particular, this section of the document related to military spending was perhaps an eye-opener for the liberal Jews who…

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How Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values

By Elliot Bartky and Allon Friedman, JTA— With the presidential race heating up, a number of progressive Jewish commentators have portrayed the Republicans’ vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as a conservative extremist opposed to Jewish beliefs and values. As officers of the only statewide, grassroots Jewish and Israel advocacy organization in Indiana —…

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Hamas dominates World Vision Christian charity, usurping cash, provisions, and permits

By The Jewish Press— On Wednesday, Christian Today reported that Mohammad El Halabi, an employee of World Vision (WV), the world’s largest evangelical Christian charity, had been detained on June 15 at the Erez crossing “on his way home from routine meetings” and was being held “without access to legal counsel or family visits,” which…

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Hack exposes billionaire Soros’ support of anti-Israel agenda

By Eli Leon, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff— Hackers leaked hundreds of confidential reports from Jewish billionaire George Soros’ network of philanthropic organizations to the DC Leaks website over the weekend, revealing some troubling information. The reports detail the organization’s activities in Israel and the Palestinian Authority and expose the scope of Soros’ donations,…

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Evangelical Lutherans to US: End Israel aid if settlements stay

By Jewish Telegraphic Agency— The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approved a resolution calling on the US government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and “enable an independent Palestinian state.” Voting at its triennial assembly in New Orleans that ended Saturday, the church also sought a halt to…

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Prelude to a pogrom

By David Nabhan, The Jewish Chronicle— Very recently filmmaker Ami Horowitz documented how Portland State University students reacted when being asked to pledge money to purchase explosives to bomb Israeli schools, hospitals and synagogues. Far from recoiling in shock and horror or immediately placing calls to Homeland Security, the students reacted in a different way:…

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