Ukraine Jews get fast-track aliyah

By JTA— Israel implemented special procedures to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones. The new procedures were implemented earlier this month and formulated in a new executive directive issued by the headquarters of Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to its branches, the authority’s spokesperson, Sabine Haddad, told…

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Left-Wingers Succeed In Splitting Israel’s Coalition

BY EARL COX, ISRAEL ALWAYS— Its official. The current government in Israel is dissolving. An early election has been set for March 2015. As one of the tens of millions of Evangelical Christians who stand fervently with Israel and her citizens, it brings much relief to finally see Prime Minister Netanyahu fire the two leading…

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Obama set on obstructing Netanyahu’s re-election

By DEBKAFILE— President Barack Obama and his White House National Security team headed by Susan Rice have decided to seize on the political crisis besetting the Israeli government and the upcoming general election on March 17 for action to bar Binyamin Netanyahu’s reelection to a fourth term as prime minister. This decision reverberated through Future…

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Shurat Hadin charges US Presbyterian Church with having ties to Hezbollah

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL— Shurat Hadin, (the Israel Law Center) has filed a legal complaint against the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), alleging violations of the US tax code for unlawful political lobbying and contact with Hezbollah, a US-designated terrorist organization. The Tel Aviv-based organization publicized the submission of its 38-page complaint with the US Internal Revenue…

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Increasing numbers of Jewish Democrats disillusioned with Obama

By ISI LEIBLER— It has been reported that American Jews still voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party in the recent midterm congressional elections. At the same time, there is mounting evidence that increasing numbers of American Jews at the grassroots level have become disillusioned and in many cases outraged by the shabby manner in which…

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US Congress passes Israel strategic partnership bill

By ASSOCIATED PRESS– US lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to pass legislation making Israel a “major strategic partner” of the United States, deepening a bilateral bond that has recently shown signs of strain. In a voice vote, the House approved the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014, which expands cooperation in defense and security, energy,…

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Likud counters center-left bid to unseat Netanyahu

By  ISRAEL HAYOM— Over the last two days, since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni from the coalition, the center-left parties have been talking about joining forces in efforts to unseat the incumbent prime minister in the upcoming early elections, set for March 17, 2015. In response,…

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