Thousands of Christian pilgrims expected for Feast of Tabernacles

By TRAVELUJAH— Despite the recent tensions in Syria, over 5,000 Christian pilgrims from nearly 100 nations will descend on Jerusalem for the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s annual celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. The festival begins Friday evening (20 September) in Ein Gedi at the Oasis Hotel and continues to Jerusalem’s International Convention Center for…

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Western strike force for Syria disperses

By DEBKAFILE— Russian President Vladimir Putin, while engaged in active cooperation with President Barack Obama over Syria, was not averse to going over his head to push his agenda with “the American people” in an article he published in The New York Times Thursday, Sept. 12. He continues to protest against all the evidence that…

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Netanyahu: Message to Syria will be heard clearly in Iran

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Ever since U.S. President Barack Obama surprised the world by seeking congressional approval for a military strike on Syria, concerns have grown among Israeli government officials in Jerusalem about a decline of America’s status in the Middle East and the implications for Iran’s nuclear program. No Israeli spokesperson has made an official…

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Reviving an ancient Temple Mount tradition

By ARI SOFFER, ARUTZ 7— The Jewish festival of Sukkot will soon be getting underway, just a few days after Yom Kippur, capping off the festive Hebrew month of Tishrei. Sukkot commemorates God’s protection of the Jewish people during their 40 year stint wandering the desert, following the dramatic Exodus from Egypt. It is also…

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Will the architects of Oslo finally repent?

By MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Twenty years ago this week, Israel committed one of the greatest strategic blunders in its modern history, one that is still casting a long and painful shadow over the entire Middle East. Ignoring military intelligence, moral principles and basic common sense, then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo Accords with PLO…

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Obama puts military strike on hold to give Russian proposal a chance

By DEBKAFILE— US president Barack Obama went against the words of his advisers, Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice Monday, and offered in TV interviews early Tuesday, Sept. 10, to “absolutely” put on hold military action against Syria, as well as the vote in Congress,  if Bashar Assad abandoned chemical…

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Ancient golden treasure found at Temple Mount

By ARUTZ7— In summer excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount, Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar made a stunning discovery: two bundles of treasure containing thirty-six gold coins, gold and silver jewelry, and a gold medallion with the menorah (Temple candelabrum) symbol etched into it. Also etched into the 10-cm medallion…

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