Spot Report: “Is our government really from God?”

Think on this: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1) Pray like this: Father, we do believe you have graciously given us the government we have. Move us and help us to earnestly undergird our leaders in…

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Tolerating the intolerant: The tipping point of multiculturalism

By Linda Goudsmit, Israpundit– It is often necessary to look backward to move forward. The United States of America was founded upon the democratic principles of freedom, equality, justice, and upward mobility – the opportunity to assert power over oneself and determine one’s own destiny. “Only in America” describes the wonder of upward mobility where…

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Israel can’t afford rupture with diaspora over Western Wall

By Lahav Harkov, Greer Fay Cashman, JPost— Israel and Diaspora Jewry need to renew discussions about the egalitarian section of the Western Wall, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said in Moscow on Thursday. “I’m very worried by the fact that it’s been a tense week and that there is no dialogue,” he said.” I think that…

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Israel Accuses Iran of Using Star of David as Target During Ballistic Missile Test

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of using a Star of David as a target during a medium-range ballistic missile test last year. The Jewish state’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, gave the Security Council what he said was new satellite imagery of a white Star of David painted on the ground next…

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The next war will be bloody: A trip along Israel’s tense northern border

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM, SETH J. FRANTZMAN, JPost— “The next war will be pretty bloody for both sides. Israel will evacuate its population and I suggest the Lebanese do the same,” Lt.-Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi told The Jerusalem Post at a briefing in Metulla, Israel’s northernmost town at the border with Lebanon. Zehavi heads Alma, a local…

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Ambassador Haley: US will block any appointment of Palestinian to UN post

By World Israel News— US Ambassador to the United Nation (UN) Nikki Haley on Tuesday told Congress that the Trump administration’s policy was to prevent any Palestinians from serving in UN positions, unless and until the US recognizes an independent Palestinian state. “If we don’t recognize Palestine as a state, we needed to acknowledge, also,…

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Israel gears up for Jerusalem sovereignty fight in UNESCO

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel is pushing to sway the 21 nations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reject a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, when the committee meets in Krakow, Poland, July 2-12. The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of…

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ZOA Appalled: Abbas’ PA Calls for UNESCO Resolution Designating Hebron a Palestinian Site

By ZOA— The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is appalled that Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA) is seeking to have the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) register the Old City of Hebron, one of the four Jewish holy cites mentioned in the Bible and site of the Tomb of the Jewish Patriarchs…

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Israel gears up for Jerusalem sovereignty fight in UNESCO

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Israel is pushing to sway the 21 nations on UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to reject a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, when the committee meets in Krakow, Poland, July 2-12. The diplomatic battle comes at the same time Israel is dealing with the American Jewish community over the centrality of…

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Washington Saying Ramallah Isn’t Giving Peace a Chance

By JNI MEDIA— The meetings last Wednesday and Thursday, between resident Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and US special envoy to the peace process Jason Greenblatt with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, were described as “disheartening” by PA officials who spoke to Al-Hayat. According to the PA officials, the…

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US pressure on Israel? No need to panic!

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom— Can Israel afford to defy US presidential pressure to concede land, which is historically and militarily critical to the future of the Jewish State? US presidential pressure has been an integral part of the US-Israel saga since 1948. However, in retrospect, US pressure on Israel has been based…

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