Palestinian ‘Moderates’ Celebrate Terror

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinian ruling Fatah faction, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its first terrorist attack against Israel by reminding everyone that it remains committed to the “armed struggle as the only way to liberate Palestine.” Thousands of Fatah supporters took to the streets…

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2,000-year-old Hasmonean coins unearthed in Shiloh over Hanukkah

By Ilanit Chernick, JPost— A wet sifting project in ancient Shiloh has led to the discovery of some 20 ancient coins this week as the world marked the final days of Hanukkah. The find was made by the Associates for Biblical Research, directed by archaeologist Dr. Scott Stripling. It was announced on Monday. According to…

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Elements Trying to Outflank Hamas

By Yaakov Lappin, JPost-— Elements in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the Iranian-backed terror faction in Gaza, have been trying to outflank Hamas and brand themselves as the “true” jihadist entity operating out of the Strip, and civilians in both Israel and Gaza have been paying a price as a result. Iran supplies PIJ with…

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Two Reasons Why so Many Still Don’t Grasp the New Anti-Semitism

By Melanie Phillips—- At last Sunday’s rally against antisemitism in Westminster, more than 3,000 people listened to a range of speakers denounce anti-Jewish bigotry. Beyond that rally, however, reaction among the general public to the hatred in the Labour party directed at Israel and the Jewish people does not seem to reflect its eye-watering scale…

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The End of a Jewish Presence in Europe?

By Guy Millière, Gatestone Institute—- On December 3, the French National Assembly passed a resolution adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. The resolution stressed that the definition “encompasses manifestations of hatred toward the State of Israel justified solely by the perception of the latter as a Jewish collective.” MP Meyer Habib, who…

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‘Erdogan turns blind eye as Hamas plots attacks on Israel from Turkish soil’

By Israel Hayom—- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is turning a blind eye to the fact that senior Hamas officials based in Istanbul are actively plotting terrorist attacks against Israel, British daily The Telegraph reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the interrogations of several terror suspects derived that senior Hamas operatives are using Turkey’s…

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PA Taking Over Greek Orthodox Church Land in Bethlehem

By Baruch Yadid, Jewish Press— The Christian Greek Orthodox community in Bethlehem has been in a tumult in recent days following the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) intention to expropriate the lands of the Church of Nativity which belong to the Church. A few days ago, 11 institutions associated with the Greek-Orthodox Church published a statement protesting…

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‘Brazil will move its embassy to Jerusalem’

By Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom— Son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that Brazil was committed to moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in 2020. Bolsonaro Jr. spoke during a meeting inaugurating an office of Brazil’s APEX-Brasil trade organization in Jerusalem. Bolsonaro Jr. said that he…

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Recently Revealed Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount: First Stage in Third Temple Construction

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— On Thursday morning, for the first time since the Temple stood in Jerusalem, a minyan (quorum) of ten Jews stood and prayed on the Temple Mount. Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount was legally mandated in a 2015 Jerusalem magistrate court decision but a clause in the ruling…

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Iran’s Plan to Foil the Gaza Ceasefire

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute—- Iran seems concerned that its Palestinian allies in the Gaza Strip may reach a long-term ceasefire with Israel. That is probably why Iran summoned leaders of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) to Tehran after reports in the Arab media suggested that the Egyptians have made significant progress in their efforts…

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