Minister eyes 50,000 immigrants per year as 2015 numbers soar

By Stuart Winer, Times of Israel— Some 30,000 new immigrants arrived in Israel during 2015, the highest number to be absorbed by the country in over a decade, according to new figures released jointly by the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency for Israel. Minister Ze’ev Elkin on Tuesday urged even…

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Zionism, Christian history, and the Pope

By Kevin Madigan, Boston Globe— POPE FRANCIS RECENTLY declared that attacks not just on Jews but on the State of Israel are equally anti-Semitic. In a late-October address to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II decree that transformed relations between Jews and Catholics, the pontiff concluded: “The State of Israel has…

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ISIS leader Baghdadi to Jews: Palestine will be your graveyard

By REUTERS, YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST— The Islamic State released a taped message on Saturday with a purported speech by it’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he threatened the Jewish State. “We are getting closer to you day by day,” said the message. “Do not think that we have forgotten about you.” “God…

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Op-Ed: For many, salvation is not of the Jews but of the Palestinians

By Richard Mather, Israel National News— For Christians, Muslims, atheists and even Jews, Palestinianism offers a new kind of replacement theology in which Palestine is the True Israel and Israelis are cast out of the family of nations because of their stubborn loyalty to the land. Replacement theology or supersessionism is the teaching that the…

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In Reaching Out to Jews, The Vatican Forgets Who Jesus Is

By Michael Brown, Christian Post— An important new statement from the Vatican on the relationship between the Catholic Church, the Jewish people, and Jesus Christ makes many praiseworthy points. At the same time, it misunderstands Jesus’ own mission to His Jewish people, thereby undermining fundamental tenets of the New Testament along with the very nature…

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An Old-New Solution for an Old-New Problem

By Nathan Moskowitz, Breaking Israel News— The BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) movement which masquerades as a humanitarian bulwark against the evils of “occupation” is ostensibly nothing more than the most recent incarnation of old-fashioned, hard-core, pernicious anti-Semitism. BDS has created a toxic environment for Jewish students on many campuses. Students, who show pride in their…

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Orthodox Rabbis Bring Jesus Home for Christmas

By David Lazarus, Israel Today— More than 25 prominent rabbis from Israel and abroad recently issued a statement calling for a renewed look at Jesus, Christians and the New Testament faith. Quoting from their own sages, these outstanding Orthodox rabbis are not ashamed to exalt the name of Jesus, welcoming the carpenter from Nazareth back…

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COMMENTARY: Do Christians Only Have Half the Story?

By Brian Hennessy, Israel Today— If someone started watching the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, in the middle of the film, would they ever figure out the point of the story? Or appreciate the challenges Jimmy Stewart had to overcome? I doubt it. They would learn how the story ended, but remain largely ignorant…

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Truth Report:”Hallowing the name of Yahweh this Christmas” (Matthew 6:9-13)

“This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from…

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Evangelical Beliefs on Israel Match Prophetic Doomsday Scenarios

By Rivkah Lambert Adler, Breaking Israel News— A recent survey of Christian Evangelicals has them echoing Jewish prophecies, associating trouble in Israel and the rest of the Middle East with End Times. Brookings Institute, a Washington DC-based think tank, recently released the results of their survey entitled American Attitudes Toward the Middle East and Israel.…

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