Netanyahu encourages Israeli Arab Christians to join IDF

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has officially put his weight behind growing efforts to encourage young Israeli Arab Christians to join the Israeli army and fully integrate with Israeli society. The government has tried to initiate such programs in the past, only to create rifts in the Christian community and more…

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When synagogues burned in the Land of Israel

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— This week marks the eighth anniversary on the Hebrew calendar of one of the darkest chapters in Israel’s recent past. It was on the 8th of Elul, 5765, (September 12, 2005), that Israel stood by and watched as Palestinian mobs ransacked synagogues abandoned by the Jewish state after the withdrawal from…

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Israel approves 900 additional homes in East Jerusalem

By ADIV STERMAN, TIMES OF ISRAEL— Two days before the scheduled resumption of peace talks with the Palestinians, a diplomatic source said Monday that Israel secretly authorized construction of 900 new housing units in East Jerusalem. The Housing Ministry later confirmed that additional permits for housing construction had indeed been issued. The new units will…

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Paying the ultimate price, again

By YOSSI TZUR, ISRAEL HAYOM— Today (Monday) we bereaved families will once again hold a “ceremony” at the Supreme Court. Every few years, under one pretext or another, the government decides to release murderous terrorists. Perhaps in exchange for a captive soldier, perhaps to recover soldiers’ bodies, or merely as a precondition for talks. Talks,…

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Destruction of Israel guaranteed, ayatollah says

By REZA KAHLILI, WND— Iran’s supreme leader promises in a newly released audiotape the destruction of Israel and Palestinians’ return to that land. Fars News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, last week posted an audiotape of excerpts of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speeches to Palestinian officials and others with a title “Palestine will…

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Activists Demonstrate Against Temple Mount Discrimination

By KOCHAVA ROZENBAUM, ARUTZ 7— In wake of Tuesday’s decision by police officials in charge of the Temple Mount to ban non-Muslims entrance to the holy site, some two hundred protesters stood Wednesday morning at the foot of the Mugrabi entrance seeking to reverse their exclusion. The mass protest was prearranged following an announcement by…

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