23, 554 people the world over sign the Jerusalem covenant

By RAPHAEL POCH, BIN— On Sunday, May 25th, during a rather busy visit by Pope Francis to Jerusalem, a group of Jews and Christians from around the world gathered together to honor the city of Jerusalem and express their unending connection with the holy city. In culmination of the tireless effort by the Israel365 organization,…

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Pope ascends Temple Mount on last day in Israel

By LEA SPEYER, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Pope Francis made his way to Tel Aviv yesterday after meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and holding mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square on Sunday. During his visit with Abbas, the pope called for unity between Israel and the “State of Palestine” and said the failure of peace…

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Netanyahu: Brussels attack result of ‘endless incitement’

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Israeli officials harshly condemned the deadly shooting attack in Brussels on Saturday, linking the incident to the anti-Jewish climate prevalent in many countries. Addressing his cabinet on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “There are certain figures in Europe who are quick to condemn the construction of every apartment in Jerusalem, but…

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Video: Inna Rogatchi. Jerusalem. My stones.

Musical video-essay by Inna Rogatchi on the collection of her original works in fine art photography and art collages. The video-esssay has been created for commemoration of the Day of Jerusalem in 2014. The inaugural public presentation of the short film had been the part of the Special Event in Tallinn, Estonia, commemorating the Day…

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More members of US congress set to visit Judea and Samaria

By ANAV SILVERMAN, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Since last summer, 16 US Congressmen have toured through Judea and Samaria including two recent visitors, Andy Harris (R-Maryland) and Ron DeSantis (R-Florida), who toured the region with the Yesha Council on a Yes! Israel Mission last week. The two members of the US House of Representatives and their…

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Letting go of Abbas

By CAROLINE GLICK— What makes PLO chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas tick? In 2008, when Abbas rejected then prime minister Ehud Olmert’s expansive offer of Palestinian statehood, he did so for the same reason that Yassir Arafat rejected then prime minister Ehud Barak’s expansive offer of Palestinian statehood at Camp David in 2000.…

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Arabs claim Pope Will ‘Recognize Palestine’

By ARUTZ SHEVA— Palestinian Authority (PA) and Arab Christian sources are already celebrating Pope Francis’s visit to Israel starting next Sunday, saying his choice to begin the trip directly in PA-held Bethlehem is meant to “recognize Palestine” and “oppose the occupation.” “He is taking a helicopter directly from Jordan to Palestine – to Bethlehem. It’s…

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