Amid fears of attacks on Israelis, UAE said to nab Iranian terror cell

By Times of Israel Staff— Amid fears of Iranian revenge attacks on American and Israeli targets for the killing a year ago of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, authorities in the United Arab Emirates have reportedly arrested a number of Iranians in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the past few days on suspicion that…

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UN adopts $3.2 billion budget over US and Israel objections

By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press— After down-to-the-wire negotiations, United Nations members have adopted a budget for 2021 that was higher than Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed and was strongly opposed by the Trump administration for including money to commemorate the outcome of a 2001 conference in South Africa that it called anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. The…

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Mossad chiefs: Iran may avenge Soleimani killing after Biden inauguration

By Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post— Two former Mossad chiefs and a former national security council chief all said on Sunday that Iran had failed to avenge the assassination of one of its most senior officials in 2020 and likely would not do so prior to US President-Elect Joe Biden taking office. However, they all…

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God’s Beloved Son Jesus, THE LIGHT in a World Looking to the Heavens

By Arlene Bridges Samuels— On December 21, 2020, the longest day each year, Saturn and Jupiter converged in the skies in a celestial phenomenon not observed with the naked eye since the year 1226. My husband Paul and I saw it with and without our binoculars as Saturn and Jupiter presented the earth with their…

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Netanyahu plans full closure of air travel into Israel

By Hezki Baruch, Israel National News— Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pushed Monday morning for a total ban on the entry of foreign nationals to Israel, citing recent outbreaks abroad of a fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus. Speaking at the opening of a meeting of the Coronavirus Cabinet, Netanyahu said the government was keeping a…

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The Rogatchi Foundation Culture for Humanity Award 2020

By The Rogatchi Foundation— The Rogatchi Foundation is happy to announce our new laureates in year 2020. In this special, challenging year, our Foundation has come with new Culture for Humanity Global Initiative, to help the wide public to cope with challenging times caused by a mass factor, such as pandemics, via arts and culture,…

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Ishmael Reunites with Isaac as Gulf Muslims Light Menorah with Chief Rabbi in Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel 365— On Monday, an improbable sight appeared as delegations from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, wearing traditional Arab garb, took part in the public lighting of the Hanukkah menorah at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. “HANUKKAH MIRACLE” “Who would have believed that peace would come to our home…

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The Miracle of the Abraham Accords Shining Brightly During Hanukkah

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— Although the eight days of Hanukkah festivities are ending, seasonal miracles are continuing to spread light across the Middle East. When Israeli children play dreidel games, the Hebrew phrase, “A great miracle happened here” is ever-present. Each dreidel (spinning top) is stamped with Hebrew letters that stand for “A…

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Iran’s Plan to Topple Arab Leaders

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Iran’s Islamist proxies in the Arab world have resurfaced to condemn last week’s normalization agreement between Israel and Morocco just as they did with similar accords reached in the past few months with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan. As usual, the Islamists and their patrons in Tehran,…

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Farm to table … Israeli style

By Earl Cox, Israel Always—- Despite COVID having crashed much of the tourism-based economy of Israel, serious incidences of anti-Semitism on the rise around the world to include in America’s wholesome heartland of Boise, Idaho, certain sectors of Israel are continuing to flourish. Israeli scientists, entrepreneurs and developers never stop looking for ways to make…

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