Sharansky predicts further growth in Ukrainian aliyah

By SAM SOKOL, JPOST— Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky forecasts a 400 percent increase in immigration from Ukraine for the coming year, citing worsening economic conditions and the ongoing civil war in the country’s east as contributing factors. Speaking with The Jerusalem Post by phone from Dnipropetrovsk on Sunday, Sharansky said despite the avowed intent…

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Swastikas deface Temple Mount

Swastikas alongside the Star of David, the ancient Jewish symbol, greeted visitors to the Temple Mount – Judaism’s holiest site – on Sunday morning, following incitement on Friday by Palestinian Authority Chair Mahmoud Abbas, who stated that Jews should be prohibited from visiting the compound. Abbas called on Palestinians living in east Jerusalem to maintain…

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PA Confident on UN Vote Forcing Israeli Withdrawal by Year’s End

By ARI YASHAR, ARUTZ SHEVA— Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign minister Riyad al-Malki on Monday appraised that the PA will succeed in garnering enough UN Security Council votes to demand Israel withdraw from Judea and Samaria by a certain deadline. “I will inform the Israelis of their diplomatic downfall in the Security Council before the start…

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Video: Ron Lauder calls for Jews and Christians to work together

Ron Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, spoke at the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles is a wonderful foretaste of that future time when all peoples will come up to Jerusalem to celebrate Sukkot. The yearly celebration gathers people from more than 80 nations worldwide to Israel. Lauder praised the strong bond…

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Evangelical Christian Prayer Vigil Blocked by Rabbis

By NIR HAR-ZAHAV, ARUTZ 7— Pressure from the Chief Rabbinate and the Derech Emuna Rabbinic organization has succeeded in causing police to cancel an evangelical Christian prayer service, that was planned for Wednesday at the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount, near the Hulda Gate. International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) organized the prayer vigil for…

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Israeli president thanks evangelical Christians for support or Israel

By JEREMY SHARON, JPOST— President Reuven Rivlin addressed the massed ranks of delegates to the 35th annual Feast of Tabernacles event at the Jerusalem Payis Arena on Monday night, and thanked them for their support of the Jewish state, saying that the connection of Zionism to the Christian community had “deep historical roots.” “Thank you…

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Is rebuilding Gaza more important than halting Ebola?

By MICHAEL FREUND— This past Sunday, some 50 nations from around the world gathered for a major donor conference aimed at raising billions of dollars to tackle what organizers described as an urgent humanitarian predicament. A host of prominent figures, including UN Secretary- General Ban Ki Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Norwegian…

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Temple Mount riot foiled

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Jerusalem Police units stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound early Monday and prevented dozens of masked assailants from carrying out a planned attack. The assailants had amassed on Temple Mount with rocks and fireworks with the intention of confronting police and disrupting the peace. Overnight, the assailants gathered weapons and prepared Molotov cocktails…

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Operation SOS instead of High Holidays – Jewish Life in the Eastern Ukraine

by INNA ROGATCHI— With recent Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur celebrations all over the Jewish world, it is worth to reflect on the Jews jammed in between two sides of the non-stopping conflict in Ukraine, especially in its Eastern part. How there were celebrating their main holiday? How the New Year in their lives has…

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