Deadline for preventing elections Tuesday night

By Gil Hoffman, JPost— The deadline for passing the 2020 state budget and avoiding early elections is Tuesday night at midnight and not Wednesday night at midnight as originally thought, the Knesset’s spokesman announced on Wednesday. The Knesset legal adviser ruled that the December 23 deadline for passing the budget, which was set in a…

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Red Alert: Fighting Antisemitism is a Team Sport

By Amy Zewe— Thank you all for your continued viewership and support for The Jerusalem Connection Report where we work hard to support the Jewish people worldwide and the Jewish homeland established as the modern state of Israel. Over the last several years our organization has partnered with other Christian organizations who have Zionism as…

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Mobilizing Christian Leaders against Anti-Semitism

By ICEJ Staff— Over recent weeks, the USA Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem gathered over 400 pastors and Christian leaders for an informative series of webinars discussing the explosive growth of anti-Semitism in the United States. Organized in collaboration with eight other organizations under the banner of the American Christian Leaders for Israel…

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Abbas seeks Qatar’s support for international peace conference

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— In the context of his effort to improve Palestinian relations with the Arab countries, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas began a two-day visit to Qatar, where he met on Monday with the country’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Abbas’s visit, the first since November 2019, comes in the…

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Netanyahu to become first world leader to be vaccinated against coronavirus – on camera

By Israel National News— Israel’s coronavirus vaccination program is set to kick off next Sunday, and the first people in the country to be vaccinated – in front of the cameras – will be the Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and the Health Minister, Yuli Edelstein, Kan News reports. Netanyahu will become the first world leader…

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Artza gift boxes bring Holy Land experiences to Christians in America after tourism lockdown

By Jeannie Law, Christian Post— Friends of TJCR: Save 15% off of your first Artza order with code TJCRARTZA A holiday subscription box by Artza is bringing the Holy Land into the homes of people all over the world who aren’t able to visit Israel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The gift boxes contain food,…

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Enews: Hannukah and the Menorah

Today I interviewed Arlene Bridges Samuels. Arlene pioneered Christian outreach for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). After she served nine years on AIPAC’s staff, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem USA engaged her as Outreach Director part-time for their project, American Christian Leaders for Israel. Arlene is now an author at The Blogs-Times of Israel.…

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The Menorah—Israel’s National Symbol is a Hanukkah Inspiration

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— The imposing 15-foot-high bronze menorah that stands like a sentinel outside Israel’s Knesset Building has long been a tourist favorite. A photo op in front of this extraordinary candelabrum offers a lasting memory for groups or lone visitors who pose before Israel’s official national symbol. The magnificent seven-branch Knesset…

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As election nears, Likud MK renews fight against PM by forming new party

By Israel Hayom— Likud MK Gideon Sa’ar, the leading rival of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inside the ruling Likud party, announced on Tuesday that he was breaking away to form a new political party ahead of elections expected early next year. In a statement broadcast on national television, Sa’ar said that Netanyahu had bungled the…

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Red Alert: Can a Definition Help?

Since schools, including universities and colleges, are working largely online with their students with very limited in-person events, is the gathering and collaborating sinister powers the propagate anti-Israel, anti-Zionism and as a result, Anti-Semitism at all at bay during these difficult times? Remote, virtual, or in-person, the virus of hate seems to spread in any…

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Obama’s New Book Lacks Important Context and Omits Significant History About Israel

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN— Former President Barack Obama has penned a 728-page memoir, A Promised Land, that was released on November 17 and has already amassed record-breaking sales in its first week: 1.7 million copies. Lauded for its eloquent use of language, the book nonetheless has engendered criticism regarding Israel—and I’d like to add…

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Direct conflict with Israel ‘could make Iran regional superpower’

By Neta Bar, Israel Hayom— Hardline Iranian daily Kayhan on Sunday called on Tehran not to delay in exacting vengeance for the assassination of the country’s nuclear mastermind last month. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 59, who headed Iran’s military nuclear program, was assassinated Friday in a drive-by shooting in the city of Damavand, east of Tehran, on…

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Amid pandemic, Chabad’s largest Hanukkah campaign yet to reach 8 million

By Dovid Margolin, Chabard.org— One night in early November, Vienna exploded with the sharp cracks of automatic gunfire. An Islamist terrorist had struck the Austrian capital. By the time police neutralized him, he had murdered four and injured 23, leaving the cobblestone streets of old Vienna stained with blood. The gunman had marked all Austrians…

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