In stinging defeat, UN rejects Palestinian bid for statehood

By LEA SPEYER, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— The UN Security Council rejected on Tuesday the Palestinian draft resolution calling for the full Israeli withdrawal from East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria by the end of 2017. The resolution, which was submitted on Monday by Jordan on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, called for peace negotiations to center…

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America: Israel Among Top Most “Unacceptable” Countries

By DAVID LAZARUS, ISRAEL TODAY— The US State Department in 2014 condemned Israel as one of the most “unacceptable” countries in the world, just behind North Korea. According to an article published last week by Foreign Policy, over the past year the Obama Administration State Department cited Israel for “unacceptable behavior” more times than Pakistan,…

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Faith under fire: Evangelical Christians “God’s frauds”

By LEA SPEYER, BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS— Evangelical Christians are under attack in a newly released piece by Newsweek which calls those of the faith “God’s frauds.” In its pre-Christmas issue, the magazine launched a vitriolic war on the Bible in an article by Kurt Eichenwald, titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” Eichenwald’s attempts…

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Myths about Israel and Zionism

By GERALD MCDERMOTT, ROANOKE TIMES– Once again, Israel is at the top of the news. Jeffrey Goldberg reports in the Atlantic that the Obama administration is “red-hot” over Israel’s recent announcements of new building in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. This kerfuffle comes on top of Israeli denunciations of Irish and British statements recognizing…

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What if Jesus was born now?

By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN, BIN— The recent wave of terrorist incidents that has Israelis looking over their shoulders—both literally and figuratively—overlapping with the holiday season, got me thinking: What if Jesus were born today? As 2014 ends, Israelis have been plagued with war, increased terrorism, and an ongoing incitement of violence and worse. Jesus was a…

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ISIS Closing in on Israel from the North and the South

By RIYADH MOHAMMED— The war against ISIS is taking a dangerous, perhaps inevitable turn. The terror organization has been keen to expand to southern Syria and the Syrian capital of Damascus. Now it says it has recruited three Syrian rebel groups operating in the south of the country in an area bordering the Israeli occupied…

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When “Jihad” Johnny comes marching home

By RON JAGER— Islamic terrorist organizations received an unanticipated victory after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A short time thereafter, the Russian army unilaterally withdrew from Afghanistan, resulting in their humiliating defeat, and this war became the first “Jihad” war in modern history that attracted Muslims, mainly Sunnis, from all over the Arab world…

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A Maccabean solution for the Gaza Strip

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— This past Friday, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket into southern Israel without any provocation, setting off air-raid sirens and rekindling fears of a return to this past summer’s hostilities. Indeed, although barely four months have passed since the end of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas is said to be actively…

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