The ICC’s European Puppet Masters

By Caroline Glick— Last Saturday, the justices of the International Criminal Court (ICC) took a major swipe at the Jewish state. They ruled that the ICC prosecutor is permitted to open a formal investigation of Israel for fake war crimes. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the decision referring to it as “pure anti-Semitism.” Netanyahu added,…

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The Return of ISIS is a Challenge Biden Must Not Ignore

By Con Coughlin, Gatestone Institute— As the Biden administration prepares to implement its new policy on the Middle East, it is vital that its preoccupation with reviving the Iran deal does not result in the White House overlooking the considerable threat the Islamist fanatics of ISIS continue to pose to global security. Since taking office,…

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Iran’s Army Test Fires ‘Smart’ Short-Range Missile

By Hana Levi Julian, Jewish Press-— Iran’s armed forces test-fired a sophisticated new short-range missile on Sunday, the country’s official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. General Kioumars Heidari was quoted in the report as saying the missile’s range was 300 kilometers (186 miles). He added that the “smart” missile is capable of working under…

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Jerusalem’s Temple Mount: Arguably the Most Disputed Real Estate on Earth

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— Three thousand years of recorded history sit atop, around, and below the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city. The 37-acre trapezium-shaped platform rises 2,400 feet above ground. Judaism’s holiest site, the Western Wall (Kotel in Hebrew), is on the southwest side. Built by King Herod during Roman occupation,…

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Abbas’ path to elections is fraught with peril

By AP and ILH Staff— Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ call for elections has thrown his political future into peril, forcing him to negotiate competing demands to engage with a friendlier US administration, mend the rift with his militant Hamas rivals and keep his unruly Fatah movement from breaking apart. The presidential decree issued last month,…

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What signals is Biden sending about his Middle East policy?

By Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post— “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” Will Rogers once quipped, a remark as true in diplomatic relations as in personal ones. Which is why the first weeks and months of a new American administration are so important: they set a tone, they create those first…

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Red Alert: What is Good and What is Bad?

By Amy Zewe—- Let us start with the bad news so we can end on a brighter note…. The Biden administration will re-join the UN’s Human Rights Council, reversing Trump’s withdrawal. The withdrawal was due to the antisemitic attacks Israel repeatedly endured when other member nations commit blatant human rights violations, but Israel is the…

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Netanyahu Back in Court Today to Respond to Charges of Bribery, Fraud, Breach of Trust

By David Israel, Jewish Press— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will stand in a Jerusalem District Courtroom on Monday to respond verbally to the charges against him. The hearing in the three cases will begin with an oral statement by each of the defendants: Netanyahu, Arnon (Noni) Mozes, and Shaul and Iris Elowitz, in response to…

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Will the Trump Successes in the Middle East Survive?

By Guy Millière, Gatestone Institute— December 22, 2020. 9:30 am. A plane takes off from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel for Morocco’s capitol, Rabat. Economic, political, cultural and strategic agreements between Morocco and Israel are signed for a full normalization of relations between the two countries. Morocco is the fourth Arab Muslim country in 2020…

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The ICC Aids and Abets Terrorism

By Yoav Limor, Israel Hayom— Starting Friday evening, Israel’s diplomatic-security-legal systems have been on high alert because of the International Criminal Court’s decision that it has the jurisdiction to investigation Israel for alleged “war crimes.” The court’s ruling throws the hot potato decision about whether or not to launch an investigation against Israel into the…

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One New Man, Week 3, Shared Teachings from Jim Hutchens

Who are Abraham’s Descendants? In Romans 9, Paul makes an astonishing assertion. He claims that physical linage will not be the criteria that determine Abraham’s descendants. He writes: “It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they…

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The Israel Law Center: Fighting for Justice on Court Battlegrounds

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— “Money drives terrorism,” declares prominent American attorney Alan Dershowitz. “If funding is cut, terrorism is reduced.” So says Dershowitz in his review of Nitsana Darshan-Leitner’s 2017 book Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters. The book addresses Israel’s tactics of starving terrorist organizations of the funds they…

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Iran’s War in Yemen: America’s Problem

By Shoshana Bryen, The Hill— “The Senate voted on Thursday to end American military assistance for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen,” wrote the New York Times in a recent article that never mentioned Iran, thereby missing the entire point. The Senate’s goal was to punish Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, for…

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The U.N. Refugee Agency With Few Actual Refugees

By Richard Goldberg and Jonathan Schanzer, Wall Street Journal— Lost amid President Trump’s unceremonious send-off were a pair of Jan. 14 tweets from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo : Of the more than five million people identified as “Palestinian refugees” by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, fewer than 200,000 meet the criteria for…

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Israel Headed to Fourth Elections in Two Years

By David Parsons, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem—- As we enter the new year 2021, Israel is heading to its fourth elections in the past two years. This election will yet again focus on whether to continue under the security and stability the country has known under longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or finally move on…

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WATCH: Is Iran Playing Hardball With the United States?

US officials issuing dire warnings as they discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the new Joe Biden administration. The US State Department has issued serious warnings about Iran indicating that the regime is not far from breakout time for a nuclear bomb. The accelerated actions of the regime seem like Iran is taking advantage of…

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