Hezbollah: Narco-Terror and Crime in Latin America

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, Jewish Policy Center— Will the Biden administration go after Hezbollah’s drug trafficking and money laundering networks? Hezbollah’s direct involvement in the drug trade is well documented, ongoing, and a threat to U.S national interests. The Biden administration needs to build on the past four years and pursue Hezbollah’s money laundering and drug…

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Worldwide Religious Persecution: Where Does Israel Stand

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— As we enter a new year, religious persecution will undoubtedly continue to impact millions across the globe, with such atrocities as Nigeria’s Christians being massacred, China’s Muslim Uighurs enslaved, and Jews murdered in their synagogues. For three years, an organization called Church in Need tracked Christian persecution in particular…

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Should Israel’s political parties be splitting up or uniting?

By Jerusalem Post— Something very strange is happening in the Israeli political scene, and it’s not good. As the country gears up for the fourth election in two years, instead of learning from the past and doing everything to avoid previous mistakes, would-be political leaders are establishing ever-more new parties and lists. This is the…

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Turkey and Israel: Premature Optimism for Normalization

By Burak Bekdil, Gatestone Institute— It has been more than a decade since Turkey and Israel, once strategic partners, broke up badly, with an angry Ankara passionately vowing to isolate Israel internationally. It has also been exactly four years since the two countries decided to give peace a chance once more and appointed ambassadors. They…

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Amid fears of attacks on Israelis, UAE said to nab Iranian terror cell

By Times of Israel Staff— Amid fears of Iranian revenge attacks on American and Israeli targets for the killing a year ago of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani, authorities in the United Arab Emirates have reportedly arrested a number of Iranians in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the past few days on suspicion that…

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UN adopts $3.2 billion budget over US and Israel objections

By Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press— After down-to-the-wire negotiations, United Nations members have adopted a budget for 2021 that was higher than Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposed and was strongly opposed by the Trump administration for including money to commemorate the outcome of a 2001 conference in South Africa that it called anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. The…

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Mossad chiefs: Iran may avenge Soleimani killing after Biden inauguration

By Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post— Two former Mossad chiefs and a former national security council chief all said on Sunday that Iran had failed to avenge the assassination of one of its most senior officials in 2020 and likely would not do so prior to US President-Elect Joe Biden taking office. However, they all…

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God’s Beloved Son Jesus, THE LIGHT in a World Looking to the Heavens

By Arlene Bridges Samuels— On December 21, 2020, the longest day each year, Saturn and Jupiter converged in the skies in a celestial phenomenon not observed with the naked eye since the year 1226. My husband Paul and I saw it with and without our binoculars as Saturn and Jupiter presented the earth with their…

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Netanyahu plans full closure of air travel into Israel

By Hezki Baruch, Israel National News— Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pushed Monday morning for a total ban on the entry of foreign nationals to Israel, citing recent outbreaks abroad of a fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus. Speaking at the opening of a meeting of the Coronavirus Cabinet, Netanyahu said the government was keeping a…

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The Rogatchi Foundation Culture for Humanity Award 2020

By The Rogatchi Foundation— The Rogatchi Foundation is happy to announce our new laureates in year 2020. In this special, challenging year, our Foundation has come with new Culture for Humanity Global Initiative, to help the wide public to cope with challenging times caused by a mass factor, such as pandemics, via arts and culture,…

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