The Jewish-Christian divide

BY DAN CALIC, YNET– One of the challenges preventing improved relations between Christians and Jews is that both have misconceptions about the other. For example, one of the biggest misconceptions is that most Jews and Christians think Jesus abandoned Judaism, the religion of his birth, in order to start Christianity. They are both incorrect. Jews…

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Shavuot, Pentecost, and Holy Land Christians

BY TRAVELUJAH— It is commonly believed today that the Jewish festival of Shavuot and the Christian holy day of Pentecost have little, if anything, to do with one another. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the two are actually the same holiday, albeit with varying traditions and an extended interpretation on the Christian…

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Palestinian refugees forever?

BY ALEXANDER JOFFE AND ASAF ROMIROWSKY, UPI— Palestinian identity is founded  on three parts. One is that resistance to Israel is permanent and holy. Another is that Palestinians are, individually and communally, refugees, made so at the hands of Israel. The third part is that the world, specifically the United Nations and Western countries, must…

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Israeli archaeologists find earliest evidence of Bethlehem's existence in Jerusalem dig

BY NIR HASSON, HAARETZ— A piece of clay was found during archaeological excavations at the City of David, in Jerusalem, bearing the name of the city of Bethlehem in ancient Hebrew script. The piece of clay dates back to the First Temple period (1006 – 586 BCE), making it the first tangible evidence of existence…

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The Jewish-Christian divide

BY DAN CALIC, YNET– One of the challenges preventing improved relations between Christians and Jews is that both have misconceptions about the other. For example, one of the biggest misconceptions is that most Jews and Christians think Jesus abandoned Judaism, the religion of his birth, in order to start Christianity. They are both incorrect. Jews…

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Israel revives military option after Obama rejects its nuclear demands of Iran

DEBKAFILE— Israel has withdrawn its pledge to US President Barack Obama not to strike Iran’s nuclear sites before the November presidential election after he rejected its minimal demands for nuclear negotiations with Iran. This is reported exclusively by debkafile’s Washington sources. In public, Israeli ministers still talk as though they believe in results from the…

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