White House welcomes Hamas-linked group, shuns Muslim reformers

By Steven Emerson, Israpundit— Hassan Shibly, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida, has accused the FBI of killing two men in cold blood in separate incidents. But Obama administration officials still find him to be a suitable representative of the American Muslim community at Monday’s White House meeting on combating religious discrimination,…

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US Congress votes to punish banks financing Hezbollah

BY: AFP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, Times of Israel— The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to impose tough new sanctions on banks that knowingly do business with the Lebanon-based Shiite movement Hezbollah. The bill targeting the Iran-backed Hezbollah, which is considered a terrorist organization by Washington and Israel, passed the Senate last…

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Upcoming Conference to Study Assault on Pro-Israel Evangelicals

By Dexter Van Zile, Breaking Israel News— Evangelical Protestants are part of the backbone of American civil society. Numbering about 90 million people, these Bible-believing Christians have eclipsed mainline Protestants who comprised the Protestant establishment that ruled the roost in the United States in the decades before, during and after World War II. Many elites…

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Vatican Is Wrong, Jews Need Jesus for Salvation, Says Messianic Group

By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post— A leading Messianic group in America has responded to the Vatican’s recent claim that Jews do not need to be believers in Jesus Christ to be saved, by saying that the Apostle Paul would have been “horrified” at the suggestion. David Brickner, executive director of Jews for Jesus, said…

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Jews Don’t Need to Convert to Jesus…The Pope Knows Best!

By Oliver Melnick, NewAntisemitism.com— When it comes to Judeo/Christian relations, the Catholic Church carries centuries of baggage from anti-Judaism to anti-Semitism to anti-Zionism. At the Council of Nicaea in 325 CE, the Catholic Church was officially propelled onto the world scene and continued to widen a theological gap between Christians and Jews. A gap that…

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Moderate Islam’s Real Litmus Test? Israel

By Liel Leibovitz, Tablet— Has the American Dream a better ambassador than Syed Farook? The father of suspected San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook arrived from Pakistan in 1973, determined to make a better life for himself and his family. He earned a degree in engineering, worked hard, and raised his children; one of them,…

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70% of Muslims Support Democrat Party, Pew Reports as Trump Calls for Ban on Entrance to US

By Christian Post— As GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stirred controversy this week by saying he would bar Muslims from entering the U.S., the Pew Research Center noted that a majority of American Muslims prefer the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. A growing percentage of American immigrants are Muslim — with their percentage doubling from…

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Netanyahu most popular world leader among evangelical Christians in the US

By Ahuva Balofsky, Breaking Israel News— A new Brookings Institution survey, conducted last month, shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is overall the third-most admired world leader among Americans. The survey, the results of which were released Friday, examined the attitude of Americans regarding Israel and the Middle East. Opinions varied significantly among different groups,…

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Vatican calls on Catholics to stop trying to convert Jews

By Times of Israel— Jews can secure eternal salvation without converting to Christianity, senior Catholic theologians said in a report published Thursday, in the latest refinement of their stance on a vexed theological issue. Addressing a question that has long blighted relations between the two faiths, the report also unequivocally stated that the Catholic Church…

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Trump cancels Israel trip, will meet PM ‘after I become president’

By Times of Israel— Controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Thursday he was “postponing” his Israel trip, saying he would meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he is “elected US president.” The GOP front-runner, who has drawn scads of criticism for a proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US, was scheduled to meet…

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Will Rising Terror and Antisemitism Push American Jews to Israel?

By Batya Medad, The Jewish Press— Last night at the Begin Prize Ceremony in Jerusalem, Zeev Elkin predicted that rising international antisemitism will bring the annual aliyah rate back up to what it was over twenty years ago, when the USSR opened the gates just before its collapse. American Jews have always pooh-poohed such talks…

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