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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Israel: IAEA report proves Iran nuke program had military dimension

BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF AND RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— A newly released report by the UN’s atomic watchdog on the military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program “proved beyond any doubt that Iran operated a secret program to develop nuclear weapons, including after 2003,” Israel said Wednesday night. The UN report said Iran conducted…

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As Putin Becomes One of World’s Most Powerful Players, His Surprising Jewish Connection is Revealed

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— In the long history of Jews in Russia, the government has rarely been an ally, and often been the source of persecution. Current Russian president Vladimir Putin, however, is a powerful exception, with Jews playing a significant role in his personal history and his inner circle. With the…

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The American War Against the Jews

By Caroline Glick, Breaking Israel News— The foundations of American Jewish life are under assault today in ways that were unimaginable a generation ago. Academia is ground zero of the onslaught. The protest movements on campuses are first and foremost anti-Jewish movements. For the past decade or so, Jewish communal leaders and activists have focused…

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