Pandemic races through Israel as 2nd lockdown looms

By Ariel Kahana , Gideon Allon, and Israel Hayom Staff— Cabinet ministers approved a series of restrictions on public gatherings and venues on Friday in an effort to curb the second outbreak of the coronavirus, which has been gripping Israel over the past two weeks. The Health Ministry said 1,832 new infections were confirmed between…

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French Consul ‘too vague’ on issue of legitimizing Arab terrorism

By Donna Rachel Edmunds, JPost— Failure by the French Consul to condemn Palestinian calls for terrorists to be released from jail endangers Israeli lives by legitimizing terror as a weapon in the Israeli-Arab conflict, an NGO told The Jerusalem Post. French Consul-General, René Troccaz, recently met with PLO Executive Committee Secretary and Chief Negotiator Saeb…

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Don’t accept the myth of ‘Jewish privilege’

By Jonathan Tobin, Israel Hayom— For one day at least, Twitter became a forum for some honesty, as opposed to the usual orgy of nastiness and pointless memes. After seeing the hashtag #Jewishprivilege used to spread anti-Semitic smears, a Jewish activist responded – and the result was a tidal wave of tweets testifying to the…

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Red Alert: Let’s Make Another List!

By Shelley Neese– In addition to the general statement that Israel today sits on the forefront of cures, treatments and prevention of Parkinson’s, various cancers, Alzheimer’s, cardiac conditions, and more, let’s add the latest ailment, Corona virus. Let’s examine what specific contributions Israelis and/or Jews contributed to modern society that touch our everyday lives; and…

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Black Lives Matter Protesters Take U-Turn to Blatant Antisemitism

By Clarion Project— Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters took a U-turn into blatant antisemitism recently – that’s if you don’t count targeting Jewish businesses during the riots in Los Angeles as a function of antisemtism. At a rally in Washington, D.C. lead by Harvard student Christian Tabash, protesters could be heard chanting their accusations that…

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Germany’s Continuing Anti-Semitism Problem

By Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute— Almost all anti-Semitic crimes in Germany in 2019 were committed by right-wing extremists, according to a recently published government report, “Politically Motivated Crime in 2019.” In the report, “politically motivated crimes” are divided into right-wing crimes, left-wing crimes, crimes motivated by foreign ideology, crimes motivated by religious ideology and unassigned…

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As annexation start date comes and goes, Netanyahu presses on with US talks

By Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will continue to discuss a possible annexation of parts of the West Bank with the US administration, his office said in a statement Wednesday, the target day the premier had set to begin the contentious process. At the same time, Netanyahu convened top Israeli security brass, including…

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Does Israel have the Right to Annex Settlements?

By Susan Michael, International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem— The Trump administration unveiled the long-awaited peace plan between Israel and the Palestinian people in January 2020. Perhaps the most realistic and balanced of any peace plan to date, it was rejected by the Palestinian Authority in less than two hours. One of the most controversial pieces…

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EU Still Trying to Fund Palestinian Terror-linked NGOs

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— For many years, Palestinians have received unconditional funding from Western donors. Here is how it worked: Palestinian organizations would submit an application for funding, and the donors would automatically sign the check or approve the wire transfer of millions of dollars or euros to the Palestinians’ bank accounts. In…

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Shin Bet reveals attempt by Hezbollah to recruit Israeli citizens

By Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post— Hezbollah in Lebanon is working to recruit Israeli civilians in order to carry out terror activities for the Shi’ite terror group, an investigation by Israel’s Shin Bet security agency has found. The Hezbollah cell, as well as the identity of Hezbollah detainees and recruits, was discovered following the June 6…

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Jordan said to warn Israel of harsh response to even minimal annexation

By TOI STAFF— Jordan has reportedly made clear to Israel that it will not accept even a limited annexation of West Bank land and will respond to any such move in the same way it would react to the unilateral annexation of all settlements and the Jordan Valley, as initially intended by Prime Minister Benjamin…

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Report: PA ready to resume negotiations with Israel

By Daniel Siryoti , Erez Linn and i24NEWS, Israel Hayom— The Palestinian Authority is ready to resume peace talks with Israel and has relayed a message to that effect to the international peacemaking Quartet, French news agency AFP reported on Monday, According to the report, the Palestinians are “ready to resume direct bilateral negotiations from…

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It’s a little late for Jews to get even with St. Louis

By Jonathan Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate— Who says Jews and Muslims can’t work together? In St. Louis, an Israeli-American restaurant owner and a pair of Muslim activists have joined forces in order to exact retroactive justice against a historical figure that hated both groups. Their target is King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) who was…

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