More and more Jews visiting the Temple Mount

By ISRAEL TODAY— The number of Jewish visitors to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount saw a significant boost over the past year, despite ongoing efforts to discourage non-Muslims from ascending the holy plateau and a firm ban on all Jewish and Christian prayer. Last month, the Temple Institute made a “freedom of information” request to the Israel…

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Iranian expansionism and the nuclear talks

By DORE GOLD, ISRAEL HAYOM— Looking back to the earliest agreements between the superpowers over nuclear weapons, Washington was in a tough diplomatic quandary in dealing with Moscow, one not very different from its hard dilemmas it faces today in its negotiations with Tehran. When the U.S. completed its talks with the Soviet Union in…

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Pro-Palestinian UK Priest Suggests Jews Behind 9/11

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The Church of England has launched an investigation into charges of anti-Semitism made against one of its more controversial vicars, Dr. Stephen Sizer. Sizer, it would seem, has joined the ranks of what the Americans call “truthers” – those who insist that the truth has been concealed regarding who was…

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Europe’s Jews ponder: Is it time to flee again?

By MATTHEW SCHOFIELD, FRESNOBEE— Eighty years ago, Jael Botsch-Fitterling’s parents decided something was very wrong in Germany, the nation they called home. Chancellor Adolf Hitler had just named himself fuhrer, and anti-Semitism was becoming national law. Her parents and other relatives packed up and fled. Because of that move, six years later she was born…

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Why Netanyahu, The Churchill Of Our Time, Must Speak Before Congress

By STEVE FORBES, FORBES— It is fitting and proper–indeed essential for our very security–that Speaker John Boehner has extended an invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to address Congress on Iran and its efforts to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them anywhere in the world. The invitation has bipartisan support…

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Israel says Turkish criticism inappropriate at Holocaust memorial service

By REUTERS and ISRAEL HAYOM— Israel on Wednesday accused a senior Turkish official of “misusing” a Holocaust commemoration to criticize Israeli policy, the latest exchange in a bitter row between the former allies. Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek late on Wednesday addressed members of Turkey’s tiny Jewish community and others at a Holocaust Memorial Day…

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White House lashes Israeli envoy over Netanyahu speech

By TIMES OF ISRAEL— In a scathing rebuke, a senior Obama administration official has charged that Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, has been working to advance the political fortunes of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the expense of the US-Israel relationship, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The accusation marks a striking escalation in…

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The media’s denigration derby vs. Netanyahu

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— With just seven weeks to go before voters head to the polls, Israel’s largely left-wing media has gone on a rampage. Tossing aside any pretense of objectivity, a slew of prominent journalists and media outlets are doing everything in their power to demonize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and evict him from…

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Canada’s FM: A Jewish state today is more important than even a few years ago

By RAPHAEL AHREN— John Baird has no intention of apologizing. The Palestinians would like the Canadian foreign minister to say he’s sorry for his government’s unabashedly pro-Israel stance. They shouldn’t hold their breath. In fact, Baird is waiting for an apology from Ramallah — not for having his car pelted with eggs and shoes Sunday…

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Leading Evangelism Movement Slams Christian Zionism

By ISRAEL TODAY— The Lausanne Movement, the world’s leading Christian evangelism movement, has once again taken aim at what it believes to be the sinful practice of Christian support for the State of Israel, or Christian Zionism. “For over 60 years, many evangelicals have clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology…

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