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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Photo: Palestinian Christmas Tree Of Terror Displays ‘Ornaments’ Of Jew Killers

By Breitbart— A Christmas tree erected on the campus of a West Bank university is decorated with pictures of Palestinian terrorists in lieu of traditional ornaments. The tree, placed on the grounds of Al Quds University, has come under fire for portraying jihadist “martyrs,” including terrorists involved in the recent wave of Palestinian violence against…

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Orthodox rabbinic statement on Christianity

By David Nekrutman, Times of Israel— For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism and the Jewish people 50 years ago, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public statement advocating partnership with Christians and appreciating the religious value of Christianity. Published on the website of the Center…

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The Democratic Party is anti-Israel

By Yitzhak Benhorin, YNET— Thirty-seven percent of Americans support sanctions against Israel as a response to settlement-building, according to a survey conducted ahead of the upcoming Saban Forum, which opens on Friday evening in Washington. The survey also revealed that 27 percent of Americans support economic sanctions against Israel, while 10 percent are in favor…

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Trump, Carson flop with Jewish Republicans

By BEN SCHRECKINGER, Politico— Donald Trump joked about Jewish stereotypes, declined to affirm his support for a united Jerusalem, and told his audience they wouldn’t back him because he did not want their money. Reading from a prepared text, Ben Carson repeatedly pronounced the name of the Palestinian group “Hamas” as if it were a…

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Messianic Jewish victim of California attack had argued with shooter about Islam

BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF AND AGENCIES, Times of Israel— One of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting was identified on Thursday as a Messianic Jew who had a heated discussion with the shooter about Islam weeks before the attack. The details came to light as investigators tried to determine whether the rampage that…

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ZOA to Trump: ‘We’re disappointed and alarmed’

By Hillel Fendel, Israel National News— Front-running Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, generally hawkish on Muslims-vs.-West issues, has alarmed some pro-Israel elements in the United Statements with a speech he delivered on Thursday. Peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority “has to do with Israel and whether or not Israel’s willing to sacrifice certain things,”…

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Israel extremely nervous over Russian operations on its Golan border

By Debka File— On the outside, Israel is all smiles and full of praise for way the coordination with Moscow is working for averting clashes between its air force and Russian warplanes over Syria. This goodwill was conspicuous in the compliments Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Vladimir Putin traded when they met on the…

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Israel honors GI who told the Nazis, ‘We are all Jews’

By Aron Heller, Times of Israel— The Nazi soldiers made their orders very clear: Jewish American prisoners of war were to be separated from their fellow brothers in arms and sent to an uncertain fate. But Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds would have none of that. As the highest-ranking noncommissioned officer held in the German POW…

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