41 House Democrats head to Israel amid widening partisan divide

By David Rosenberg, Arutz 7— Two delegations of American lawmakers are slated to visit Israel this week, organized by a group linked to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). On Monday, 41 House Democrats led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Maryland) are scheduled to arrive in Israel, kicking off a week-long tour of…

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Temple Institute Practices Burning the Red Heifer

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— The requirement of a Red Heifer is probably the most enigmatic biblical commandment, and one that continues to capture the imaginations of Jews and Christians alike. The preparation and purpose of the Red Heifer as described in Numbers 19 indicates that the entire Temple service depends on the presence of…

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How King Abdullah II is Working to Undermine Peace With Israel

By Yochanan Visser, Israel Today— Several Israeli media outlets reported over the weekend that Jordanian King Abdullah II had turned-down a request for an urgent meeting from Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu. The report appeared to be not true according to Israeli Government officials who responded to an inquiry by this reporter. Still, if the…

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‘We will have to agree to the Deal of the Century’

By Ben Ariel, Israel National News— Associates of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel will have to say “yes” to US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century”, even if it includes problematic elements, because the Trump administration has been the friendliest administration to Israel to date, and any other administration would give…

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Pro-Third Temple Politicians: ‘Prepare for War’

By David Sidman, Breaking Israel News— Responding to reports of an upcoming Israeli-Arab Peace summit hosted by the Trump administration, former MK Moshe Feiglin said that the result of this initiative will be a “war. Moshe Feiglin, a former parliament member and current head of the Zehut party took to social media saying that the…

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Mudar Zahran affirms that Trump’s peace plan “will be successful”

By Leandro Fleischer, Ynet Espanol (translated by IsraPundit)— Mudar Zahrán (45) is a Jordanian-Palestinian writer who leads the Jordanian Opposition Coalition group. The persecutions he has suffered due to his strong criticism of King Abdullah II led him to exile in Britain. This Arab intellectual is also a firm detractor of the Palestinian leadership. In…

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58 Jewish groups gather in NY to mobilize against anti-Semitism

By JNS , Israel Hayom Staff— Fifty-eight Jewish organizations gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a “National Consultation on Responses to Anti-Semitism” to address ever increasing anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, Europe and around the world. Organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and hosted at the UJA-Federation…

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Israel’s foreign minister to announce foreign-embassy relocation plan

By Ariel Kahana, JNS— The Israeli government is preparing an official initiative, including an incentives package, to encourage countries to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem. Foreign Minister Israel Katz will soon present a proposal to the Cabinet to designate the transfer of embassies to Jerusalem as a “national, diplomatic and strategic objective of the highest…

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Trump to launch peace conference with Arab leaders in Camp David

By Nahum Barnea, Ynetnews— The peace conference is to take place in Camp David, the U.S. President’s country retreat, and U.S. President Donald Trump is set to present his Mideast Peace Plan during the conference. According to an unnamed source in Washington, the conference is set to take place before the September 17 elections in…

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Rabbi and Messianic Jew Debate: Is the New Testament Anti-Semitic?

By David Lazarus, Israel Today— Chosen People Ministries is sponsoring a debate between Dr. Michael Brown and Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in New York City on August 8. The debate will take place from 7:30-9:30 PM (NY time) and will be streamed live on YouTube. According to Chosen People Ministries, a 125-year-old mission to the…

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Don’t Entrust Jerusalem to the Muslims or the Jews (or the French)

By Douglas Feith, Mosaic Magazine— In his essay in Mosaic on diplomacy, law, and Jerusalem, the estimable Michel Gurfinkiel asks, “What is international law?” and comments, “It’s easy enough to doubt, if not to mock, the idea that there is such a thing.” It sure is. The last century of U.S. policy on Jerusalem is…

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Reasons Why Peaceful Resolutions for the Arab-Israeli Conflict Always Fail

By Tawfik Hamid, Gatestone Institute— We must salute Jared Kushner’s attempt to bring a peaceful solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. That said, the Palestinians’ unsurprising rejection of the peace offer requires some scrutiny, especially the true causes of the perennial failure to achieve lasting peace. Without understanding them, every attempt to solve this conflict, every…

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Aliyah Numbers Surge, Fueled by Wave of Russian Immigration to Israel

By Haaretz— Immigration to Israel rose by more than a quarter in the first half of 2019, fueled almost entirely by a continued surge in aliyah from Russia, according to internal Jewish Agency figures. In all of 2018, immigration showed a modest gain of 5 percent. A 73 percent increase in the number of individuals…

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US planning to roll out peace plan at meeting with Arab leaders – report

By Times of Israel— The United States is reportedly planning a conference with Arab leaders at Camp David, during which US President Donald Trump will roll out his plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Invitations to the conference will be extended by Jared Kushner, Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, as he visits Israel and the Middle East…

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Netanyahu Pledges to Secure U.S. Support Not to Evacuate Settlements

By Tovah Lazaroff, JPost— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to secure US support not to evacuate settlements in any potential peace deal with the Palestinians. “No settlement or settler will ever be uprooted from here,” Netanyahu said, as he made a campaign stop in the Efrat settlement located in the Gush Etzion region just outside…

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