US Congressmen: “Judea and Samaria Not West Bank But Part of State of Israel”

By JNS— U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) spoke to an Israeli delegation this week about congressional support of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Israel National News reported. “I want to say to all the people of Samaria that they are beloved by the American people, and we believe that Judea and Samaria are…

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Bible Most Important School Subject

By Israel Today— Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett this week stressed that the Bible and Jewish faith are the most important topics children learn in school. Bennett, himself a religious Jew, previously led a campaign to force religious Jewish schools to teach core subjects like math and science if they wanted to receive government funding.…

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How Syria is Changing Israel’s Position in the Middle East

BY Moran Stern, Atlantic Council— Despite decades of contentious relations between Israel and Syria, including three wars, Syria giving refuge to the National Liberation Movement (Fatah) combatants in the 1960s, and continued failed peace negotiations, the 57-mile border with Syria has remained Israel’s most stable for more than four decades, even after the outbreak of…

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Obama sends message to enemies that US still has Israel’s back

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Now that the long drawn outght negotiations between Israel and the United States over the 10-year military aid agreement has ended, the carping in Israel will begin. “Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could have received much more had he negotiated with US President Barack Obama before the Iran deal,” some of his…

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How Christians embracing Torah could signal ultimate redemption

By Rivkah Lambert Adler, BIN— When Christians seek to live, as best they can, according to the Torah, how should Jewish people react? And does it have any implications for the ultimate redemption? This inspiring new phenomenon is found today all over the globe. In Aqaba, Jordan, a community of approximately 70 non-Jews is striving…

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Obama Fumes as Netanyahu Schools Him on Real Peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend uploaded another YouTube video, this time taking at the assertion (most often made by the Obama Administration) that the presence of Jews in Judea and Samaria (the so-called West Bank) is an obstacle to peace. “I am perplexed by this notion,” stated Netanyahu, “because no one would suggest that…

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Israeli victory is the only way to advance peace process

By Gregg Roman, The Hill— At his first security briefing, Avigdor Liberman, Israel’s Defense Minister, declared that Israel no longer has “the luxury of conducting drawn-out wars of attrition.” 100 days into his term, with no sign of the decades-long conflict slowing, it is clear that the time has come to apply that principle to…

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Netanyahu and Abbas to hold first official talks in 6 years in Moscow

By Herb Keinon, JPost— The Middle East diplomatic process may be moving north. Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed “in principle” to meet in Moscow. The announcement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a weekly news conference culminates a week…

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UNESCO responds to Sanhedrin demand to end Muslim occupation of the West Bank

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— In a powerful letter, exclusively obtained by Breaking Israel News, the nascent Sanhedrin recently blasted the ongoing efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to give Muslims complete sovereignty of the Temple Mount, prompting a response from the UN body which claims it recognizes the Jewish…

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Israel: Rise of Social Media Linked to Rising anti-Semitism

By EDITH M. LEDERER, ASSOCIATED PRESS— Israel’s U.N. ambassador demanded Wednesday that media companies “stop providing a platform for hate sites,” saying there is a clear link between the rise of social media and the rise of anti-Semitism. Danny Danon told a High-Level Forum on anti-Semitism that on Twitter, 63 percent of all anti-Semitic tweets…

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Messianic Jews in US Targeted by Islamic Hit-List, Ignored by Media

By Kehila News— On July 5, the counter-terrorism consulting firm SITE Intelligence Group issued an alert that a pro-ISIS hacker group calling itself the United Cyber Caliphate had published a list of targets in the USA, with calls to independent jihadists to “kill them all”. According to SITE, some 1700 individuals were named, including members…

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