Where Israel’s Christian Minority Stands Today

By Israel today staff, Israel Today— Lt. (Res.) Shadi Khalloul (seen standing on Netanyahu’s left) has been interviewed by and written for Israel Today on several occasions.   As a leading representative of the Holy Land’s reborn Aramaic Christian community, Khalloul this week penned for the Gatestone Institute a summary of where Israel’s Christian minority…

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39 Percent of GOP ‘Evangelical’ Voters Don’t Believe Bible Is Literal Word of God

By  Michael Gryboski, Christian Post— Nearly four in 10 Republican voters who identify themselves as “born again” or “evangelical” don’t believe the Bible is the literal Word of God.   Pew Research published an analysis last week on the evangelical vote in the 2016 election season, using data accrued from the 20014 Religious Landscape Study.…

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Absent from AIPAC, Sanders slams Israeli occupation, ‘disproportionate’ use of force

BY REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL, Times of Israel— WASHINGTON — While declaring his commitment to Israel’s security, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) accused Israel of using disproportionate force in its military operations and pilloried the settlement policies of the Netanyahu government, in a speech released Monday while the candidate campaigned in Salt Lake City,…

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Hundreds protest against ignored ‘American Intifada’ in New York

By Matt Wanderman, Arutz 7— Hundreds of Russian-speaking Jews gathered to protest anti-Semitism in New York this past Wednesday. The rally was organized by a number of the community’s leaders, including Ari Kagan, Margarita Kagan and Gregory Davidzon. Eugene Lekakh, the Director-General of the American Forum on Russian Jewry, explained that Islamist violence has been…

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The Obama doctrine unplugged

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— It was ironic that the day The Atlantic monthly published what was supposed to be the definitive work on US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he was removing the bulk of his military forces from Syria. Jeffrey Goldberg’s long profile titled, “The Obama Doctrine,” sought…

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Khamenei: “We Must Have Relations with Whole World Except the U.S. and Zionist Regime”

By TheTower.org Staff, The Tower— Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged his nation to engage with every country in the world except for the United States and Israel, The Independent reported on Saturday. “I do not favour cutting ties with West, but we must know who we are dealing with,” Khamenei said, according to…

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US democracy at stake amid campaign violence, major Jewish group warns

By REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL, Times of Israel— Washington- Threats of political violence endanger the viability of American democracy, the American Jewish Committee warned Thursday, a day after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump predicted that there would be “riots” if his party tried to edge him out through a brokered convention. “I think you’d have riots. I…

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Israeli-Russian Ties Stronger Than Ever, Experts Say

By Jonathan Benedek, Breaking Israel News— President Reuven Rivlin’s visit to Moscow this week looks to be another sign of growing cooperation between Israel and Russia. It also comes against the backdrop of Russia’s military withdrawal from Syria, announced earlier this week, But while that withdrawal may bring change to Syria, the Israeli-Russian relationship looks…

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JESUS’ FINAL DAYS IN JERUSALEM- Biblical history comes alive in Jerusalem

By Susan Michael, ICEJ USA — One of the most memorable moments of any tour to Israel is standing on the Mount of Olives and looking across the valley at the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount. One can’t help but imagine the magnificent Temple of King Herod standing there, or Jesus walking through the…

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