Trump’s Latest Moves Make Officials Jumpy In Jerusalem

By Ilan Berman, The Hill— For Israel, a few weeks can make a world of difference. As recently as this past Fall, officials in Jerusalem were waxing optimistic over the new, more favorable regional environment confronting the Jewish state, and about America’s reinvigorated approach to the Mideast under President Trump. But now, the Administration’s unexpected…

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Hosting top Trump aide, PM asks US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

By RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Hosting a senior aide to US President Donald Trump in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “The Golan Heights is tremendously important for our security,” Netanyahu told US National Security Adviser John Bolton, during a joint…

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Qumranology: UNESCO’s Folly

In October 2016, UNESCO’s executive board ratified a resolution which attempted to erase 3,000 years of Jewish religious history in Jerusalem. The resolution was drafted by Jordan and submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan—with the enthusiastic support of the Palestinian Authority, a full member of UNESCO since 2011. The central aim…

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Jesus, the Temple and an Ancient Weight Stone

By Tsvi Sadan, Israel Today— “An amazing archaeological discovery.” This is how Prime Minister Netanyahu called the recent discovery of a 3,000-year-old beka stone used for weighing a half-shekel worth of silver. The little weight stone was found during on-going excavations at the foundation of the Western Wall. Obviously, Netanyahu is using this finding as…

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Palestinians’ New Year’s Resolutions

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone— The Palestinians are celebrating the beginning of 2019 by promising Israel more violence, a “revolution until victory,” and another year of conflict and suffering. The messages that the Palestinians are sending to Israel offer anything but hope. On the contrary, they are making it clear that Israel should expect yet more…

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By pulling out, America leaves Syria ‘deserted’ for Israel’s foes

By Israel Kasnett, JNS— The Israel Air Force carried out airstrikes on Tuesday night against a series of targets involving Iranian weapons’ transfers to Hezbollah, as well as several senior members of the terror organization. Syrian air defenses reportedly fired 30 anti-aircraft missiles in response, allegedly placing a number of civilian airliners in danger. Russia…

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2018 Christian Statistics in the Holy Land Show Sharp Contrast with the Rest of the Middle East

By Breaking Christian News— Just in time for Christmas, the Israel Bureau of Statistics has published figures on Christians living in Israel. According to the report, around 175,000 Christians live in the Holy Land, which makes them 2 percent of the total population. Of those, 77.7 percent are Arab Christians. (Photo Credit: Israel Today) In…

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Netanyahu’s Coalition Collapses; Israel heading to Elections on April 9th

By Gill Hoffman, Lahav Harkov—JPOST Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the parties in his coalition decided Monday to disperse the Knesset this week and initiate an early general election on April 9, 2019. Netanyahu boasted to his Likud faction that his coalition lasted four years and had key diplomatic, security and economic accomplishments. He said…

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