Born in Jerusalem? Where’s That?

By: David Rubin June, Breaking Israel News— By a 6-3 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court has invalidated a law of Congress from 2002 that would have forced the State Department to alter its long-standing policy of not listing Israel on passports as the birthplace for Jerusalem-born Americans, instead listing only “Jerusalem.” The court ruled that Congress…

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Why Would “Christ at the Checkpoint” Compare Israel to ISIS?

By: OLIVIER MELNICK, New Antisemitism— While I was recently traveling throughout Israel, I drove about 600 miles. Looking at the landscape around me, I quickly realized that we were often driving nearby the Palestinian territories and at times even through some Arab neighborhoods. It was as if someone had ripped pages from the Bible and made…

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Defense minister: Palestinian state unlikely ‘in my lifetime’

By MITCH GINSBURG, Times of Israel— Israel’s defense minister on Tuesday mirrored contentious remarks made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the run-up to national elections in March, cautioning against the notion of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and stating that he did not foresee such a development in his lifetime. Moshe Ya’alon,…

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Op-Ed: Christianity Gone Beserk

By: STEVE APFEL, Israel National News— Christian people are not like Muslims. They have no tradition of putting themselves out for co-religionists. Under attack they’ll remember to pray for them, perhaps; but picket embassies, occupy piazzas, marshal the media into battle, take the UN by storm – never. Christendom right now is in dire straits.…

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Anti-Semitism is the Motivation for the BDS Campaign Whose Goal is to Delegitimize Israel

By: Amb. Freddy Eytan, JCPA— Israel is rightly alarmed at the escalating scale of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. BDS constitutes a concrete threat to the future of Israel’s economic, academic, cultural, sports and political standing. BDS is not only a well-organized and structured global operation that aims to push for Israel to withdraw…

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Americans On Iran: Continue Present Negotiations But Okay For Israel To Bomb Facilities

By: JOHN ZOGBY, Forbes— Public opinion on the Iran nuclear deal provides mixed signals for the President and Congress, according to a new Zogby Analytics poll. On the deal itself, the poll asked 909 likely voters nationwide which of the statements represented their views more: Continue present negotiations between the major powers and Iran that…

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Obama Blocks Move of US Embassy to Jerusalem

By: RAPHAEL POCH, Breaking Israel News— In a move that is becoming all too typical of the U.S. President Barack Obama and his policies towards Israel the President enacted a waiver, preventing the move of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem for at least another six months. The move which goes against Congressional legislation mandating…

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‘Explosion’ of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel crimes in Germany

By: JTA, Times of Israel— BERLIN — An exponential rise in anti-Israel crimes in Germany committed by foreigners and immigrants in 2014 points to an urgent need for action, a German politician says. The government should support Arab and Muslim groups engaged in education against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, Green Party parliamentarian Volker Beck said in…

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US Supreme Court: No ‘Israel’ allowed on passports of Americans born in Jerusalem

By: YONAH JEREMY BOB, JPOST— In a major blow to a 13-year-old effort to bolster Jerusalem’s status under American law as an undisputed part of Israel, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Congressional law which authorized placing “Israel” on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans. The 6-3 split ruling was also a…

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Israel means never having to say you’re sorry

By RON JAGER— In the recent weeks since the national elections in Israel and the emergence of a right-wing political coalition lead by the Likud, one can notice a distinct change in the international atmosphere whenever Israel is concerned. The past weeks have brought a tsunami of anti-Israel, anti-Zionist, and anti-Semitic actions that have clearly…

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