Terrorists Call for Killing Jews — from UN HQ in Gaza

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Leaders of several Palestinian factions are again calling for stepping up terrorist attacks against Jews. The difference is that this time, the calls were made during a sit-down strike held by Palestinians outside the offices of the United Nations in the Gaza Strip. The leaders of the Palestinian factions chose…

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Blue and White-Likud talks to address specifics of PM’s leave of absence: report

By Michael Bachner, Times of Israel— The Blue and White party has done extensive research on the possible ramifications of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taking a leave of absence if he is indicted in any of the three pending corruption cases against him, and the issue is likely to come up during Sunday’s meeting between…

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US criticizes Turkey over ‘unwarranted’ invasion into Syria

By Associated Press— After spending four tumultuous days engulfed in the chaotic ramifications of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper lashed out Thursday at Turkey for its military assault across the border on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Speaking at the German Marshall Fund, Esper said Turkey’s “unwarranted” invasion into Syria…

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A Christian Soldier says, “We Are All Jews Here.” No Surrender in Nazi POW Camp

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel—- A World War II soldier’s frayed diary is tucked away in a cigar box. His granddaughter uses the true story for her college history project. His son, Rev. Chris Edmonds is compelled to track down any still-living Jewish soldiers his Dad saved; a legacy far bigger than he…

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‘Pontius Pilate built Pilgrim’s Road in Jerusalem’

BY JNS— Archaeologists now believe that Jerusalem’s “Pilgrim’s Road” was built by none other than Pontius Pilate, the infamous Roman governor of Judea. The ancient road in the City of David, which was preserved under the ashes of the Roman sack of Jerusalem in 70 CE, was used by pilgrims to ascend from the Siloam…

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Netanyahu, the media and the fate of Israeli democracy

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— The ongoing criminal probes against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhahu are reaching their climax. After conducting a marathon four-day pre-indictment hearing for Netanyahu earlier this month, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reportedly intends to complete his review of the state prosecution’s cases and decide whether to indict Israel’s longest-serving prime minister…

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‘Entry of radical Islamist forces into northern Syria is disturbing,’ says ex-Israeli intelligence official

By Yaakov Lapin, JNS— Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Turkish invasion on Oct. 10, stating that Israel “warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” and that “Israel is prepared to…

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Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault, Assad makes land grab

By Reuters , Israel Hayom Staff– Turkey ignored new sanctions from the United States to press on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army entered one of the most hotly contested cities, filling a void created by Donald Trump’s abrupt retreat. A week after reversing US policy and moving…

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‘We assume there are weapons stockpiled on the Temple Mount’

By Yoav Limur, Israel Hayom— ‘We assume there are weapons stockpiles on the Temple Mount’ “The Palestinians will never drop the matter of the Temple Mount. It’s a tool that they, and parts of the Arab and Muslim world, use to take on Israel,” former Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman and former head…

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Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2019

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” More on Sukkot and other Jewish holidays, see Ettinger’s ebook: Jewish Holidays, Guide for the Perplexed. 1. US-Israel special ties are highlighted by Columbus Day (October 14, 2019), which is always celebrated around Sukkot (October 13-20, 2019). According to “Columbus Then and Now” (Miles Davidson,…

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