Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem

By Michael Wilner, JPOST— Israel’s Ambassador to the United States on Tuesday called on President-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv, where it has been since the early days of the state, to Jerusalem. At his annual Hanukkah receptions Ambassador Ron Dermer said that such a move “would be a great…

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12 dead, 50 injured as truck plows into crowd at Berlin market

By Israel Hayom— A truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing 12 people and injuring 50 others in what Germany’s interior minister said looked like a terrorist attack. Local media reported Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, but security sources said those claims were still being…

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No Holds Barred: Tillerson can influence Arab governments to recognize Israel

By Shmuley Boteach, JPost— The pro-Israel community should welcome Tillerson’s appointment. President-elect Donald Trump has nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Given his extensive involvement in the Middle East with the Arab oil producers and seeming lack of exposure to Israel, the immediate response of some in the pro-Israel community has…

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Former Israeli Defense Minister Outlines ‘Grand Proactive’ Middle East Strategy for Trump Administration

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— US President-elect Donald Trump will need to “formulate a grand strategy for the Middle East” with the primary question being “whether the United States intends on playing a more active or even more proactive role” in the region than it did during outgoing President Barack Obama’s time in office, a former…

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Trump taps adviser Friedman as ambassador to Israel; he expects to work from Jerusalem

BY ERIC CORTELLESSA, Times of Israel— President-elect Donald Trump will nominate his adviser and long-time friend David Friedman to be the next US ambassador to Israel, his transition team announced Thursday, in a statement that quoted Friedman predicting he would work from “Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.” The 57-year-old bankruptcy attorney, a Hebrew-speaker, served along with…

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Incoming ambassador says looking forward to working from ‘Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.’

By i24News— President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated David Friedman — an attorney and campaign adviser who backs moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem — as ambassador to the Jewish state. “The bond between Israel and the United States runs deep, and I will ensure there is no daylight between us when I’m…

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How Trump Could Make Quick Move to Jerusalem For U.S. Israel Embassy

By Efraim Cohen, NY Sun— Could President-elect Trump be the leader who finally moves the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? He promised during his campaign to implement the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which calls for Jerusalem to be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel and for the Embassy to be…

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ADL’s Greenblatt: Trump Has ‘More Intimate Relationship With Jewish People Than Any Other President’

By Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart— The Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt said that President-elect Donald J. Trump “walks into the Oval Office with a more intimate relationship with the Jewish people than any other president in the history of the United States of America.” Greenblatt made the statement while participating in a “dinner-style information conversation” about political…

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“Hate Spaces” Film Exposes Campus Intolerance; Anti-Semitism

By Noah Beck, Breaking Christian News— A new documentary, “Hate Spaces,” exposes the epidemic of campus intolerance favoring Muslims and anti-Israel activists over Jews and Israel supporters when it comes to free speech, academic freedom and protection from abuse. The film is being released theatrically by Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), a Boston-based nonprofit…

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Israel Vows to Protects Its Christian Soldiers

By Israel Today— A growing number of Arabic-speaking youth are volunteering to serve in the Israeli army. And that has meant an increase in intimidation and threats from those in the Arab community who oppose coexistence within the Jewish state. At the annual holiday gathering hosted by the Christian Empowerment Council (CEC) last week, Israel…

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Netanyahu in Kazakhstan warns Iran: We’re a tiger, not a rabbitNetanyahu in Kazakhstan warns Iran: We’re a tiger, not a rabbit

By Raphael Ahren, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a visit to Kazakhstan Wednesday to send a warning to arch-enemy Iran: Don’t underestimate us, we are tigers, not rabbits. During a meeting Wednesday morning in Astana with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the host asked Netanyahu whether he could deliver a message to Iran’s…

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