Brokered by the U.S. the Abraham Accord Goes Modern

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN— Ancient history is once again surfacing in modern times. Several generations have passed since the first of a series of world-changing events occurred—when Israel was reestablished as a modern state in 1948. Later, the Israeli-Arab peace treaties of 1979 and 1994—followed by the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem in 2018—also…

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From Israel and the Emirates, a lesson in Middle East diplomacy

By Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe— RIGHT AFTER news broke of the peace agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel came reports that a similar deal with two other Gulf states, Oman and Bahrain, might be in the works. Israel’s intelligence minister told an interviewer he expects diplomatic ties to be established with Sudan…

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US exploring ways to make Trump peace plan binding

By Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom— The US administration is examining the possibility of issuing a document that would commit future governments to President Donald Trump’s peace plan, Israel Hayom has learned. The idea has been presented to senior White House officials and is under discussion. At this stage, it is still unclear how understandings between…

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McCollum introduces bill prohibiting US recognition of Israeli annexation

By JNS—- Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) introduced a bill on Friday that would prohibit the United States from recognizing Israel’s application of sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act would also prohibit U.S. assistance to areas where Israel has applied sovereignty. It is co-sponsored by Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.),…

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Israel Offers Aid to Lebanon Amid Catastrophe

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— Once considered the “Paris of the Middle East,” Beirut has been in decline for decades. When 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate were recklessly stored (and then neglected) for years in a port warehouse, it was a recipe for disaster. And on August 4, a massive explosion blasted a 141-foot-deep…

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Huge Kingdom of Judah Complex Discovered Near U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

By Steven Law, Patterns of Evidence— Near the new US embassy in Jerusalem, another impressive administrative building has recently been uncovered. This one is 2,700 years older, dating to the time of the last kings of Judah. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) made the discovery in the Arnona neighborhood, less than two miles…

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Palestinians part of intl. system despite rejecting every peace plan

By Jonathan Schachter and Jonathan Schanzer, Jerusalem Post— Last week’s announcement about the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE appears to have put annexation plans on ice. But the debate was revealing. The hand-wringing in America about annexation struck a stark contrast to Israelis and Palestinians, who have been more concerned about the…

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DeSean Jackson and Edward Mosberg

By M.H. Bolí Over the July Fourth holiday, which came in the middle of the current outcry from the African American community, Philadelphia Eagle’s star wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, posted an anti-Semitic quote falsely attributed to Hitler. In it, he claimed that Jews are “blackmailing America” to keep secret that “the Negroes are the real…

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Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations

By the BBC— Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a deal to normalise relations, with Israel agreeing to suspend its controversial plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. In a surprise statement by US President Donald Trump, who helped broker it, the countries called the accord “historic” and a breakthrough toward…

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Egypt demands end to balloon attacks on Israel

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Egypt has demanded that Hamas and other Palestinian groups stop the incendiary balloon attacks on Israel, Palestinian sources said on Wednesday. Senior Egyptian intelligence officials contacted leaders of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and warned them that the continued attacks on Israel could lead to an all-out military confrontation…

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Red Alert: When Does a Drip Fill a Bucket?

By Amy Zewe To follow up on last week’s report on Twitter: The social media platform removed Stars of David and locked out users claiming use of the image, and the user, were violating community standards. Couple that with the revelation from The Washington Post about Twitter’s response to Israeli ministers requesting Iran’s leaderships’ posts…

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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after over 60 fires sparked by arson balloons

By Aaron Boxerman, Times of Israel— Israeli helicopter gunships and tanks attacked at least three sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to a rash of airborne arson attacks that sparked more than 60 fires in Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said. The IDF said its forces targeted “a military base, underground infrastructure…

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Israel Calls on UN Security Council to Enforce Resolution 1701 and Disarm Hezbollah

By Algemeiner— Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to enforce Resolution 1701 — the measure that ended the Second Lebanon War exactly 14 years ago and mandated the disarmament of the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Ashkenazi addressed ambassadors from the US, France, Britain, Russia, China, Germany, Ireland, Kenya, South Africa,…

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Even during the pandemic, it’s always the Jews

By Rabbi Marvin Hier, Israel Hayom— One of the most frightening twists of the global coronavirus pandemic is the worldwide uptick in anti-Semitism. This almost included a prime-time slot on Fox’s “Soul TV” for America’s most notorious anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan. Just a few days ago in his Final Call magazine, Farrakhan’s defenders tried to cover…

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Palestinians’ Chief Negotiator or Chief Liar?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Ahmed Erekat, a 26-year-old Palestinian from the village of Abu Dis, south of Jerusalem, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers on June 23 after ramming his car into an Israeli military checkpoint. One soldier was lightly wounded in the attack. Footage released by the Israeli authorities leaves no room for…

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