“That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”: Maestro Mehta and Israel

By Inna Rogatchi, Times of Israel— JERUSALEM, MEHTA, MAHLER AND HATIKVA Beneath the Music Those are quite difficult moments, the moments of farewell. Especially if people are tight on in a family-like motto for the span of two generations. No wonder that the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, brilliant and one of a kind, to me, took…

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General James M. Hutchens’ legacy to continue at Beeson Divinity School with new scholarship for military chaplains in his name

By Kristen Padilla, Beeson Divinity School— General James M. Hutchens was brought to faith in Jesus Christ while he was an enlisted paratrooper by his Army unit chaplain. And because of that chaplain, General Hutchens not only became a Christian but also felt a call to follow him into military chaplaincy. After leaving the Army…

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How Moscow Inherited The Middle East

By Ilan Berman, Al-Hurra Digital— What a difference four years can make. In the Fall of 2015, Russia’s government made the decision to formally launch a military offensive in support of the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Back then, the Kremlin’s regional position was profoundly weak. After a period of protracted post-Cold War decline,…

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Isaiah’s Prophesied Crown of Beauty from Ashes: Holocaust Survivors Celebrate in Sukkah Hosted by German Christians

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Sukkoth became a time for a very special manifestation of ingathering this year, as the grandson of a Nazi soldier hosted Holocaust survivors in his personal Sukkah in the Galilee. More than 200 Holocaust survivors made the trip to Poriya Illit near Tiberias from towns across Israel to…

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Terrorists Call for Killing Jews — from UN HQ in Gaza

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Leaders of several Palestinian factions are again calling for stepping up terrorist attacks against Jews. The difference is that this time, the calls were made during a sit-down strike held by Palestinians outside the offices of the United Nations in the Gaza Strip. The leaders of the Palestinian factions chose…

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Blue and White-Likud talks to address specifics of PM’s leave of absence: report

By Michael Bachner, Times of Israel— The Blue and White party has done extensive research on the possible ramifications of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taking a leave of absence if he is indicted in any of the three pending corruption cases against him, and the issue is likely to come up during Sunday’s meeting between…

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US criticizes Turkey over ‘unwarranted’ invasion into Syria

By Associated Press— After spending four tumultuous days engulfed in the chaotic ramifications of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper lashed out Thursday at Turkey for its military assault across the border on Syrian Kurdish fighters. Speaking at the German Marshall Fund, Esper said Turkey’s “unwarranted” invasion into Syria…

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A Christian Soldier says, “We Are All Jews Here.” No Surrender in Nazi POW Camp

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel—- A World War II soldier’s frayed diary is tucked away in a cigar box. His granddaughter uses the true story for her college history project. His son, Rev. Chris Edmonds is compelled to track down any still-living Jewish soldiers his Dad saved; a legacy far bigger than he…

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‘Pontius Pilate built Pilgrim’s Road in Jerusalem’

BY JNS— Archaeologists now believe that Jerusalem’s “Pilgrim’s Road” was built by none other than Pontius Pilate, the infamous Roman governor of Judea. The ancient road in the City of David, which was preserved under the ashes of the Roman sack of Jerusalem in 70 CE, was used by pilgrims to ascend from the Siloam…

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Netanyahu, the media and the fate of Israeli democracy

By Caroline Glick, Jpost— The ongoing criminal probes against Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhahu are reaching their climax. After conducting a marathon four-day pre-indictment hearing for Netanyahu earlier this month, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit reportedly intends to complete his review of the state prosecution’s cases and decide whether to indict Israel’s longest-serving prime minister…

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‘Entry of radical Islamist forces into northern Syria is disturbing,’ says ex-Israeli intelligence official

By Yaakov Lapin, JNS— Israel has been closely monitoring Turkey’s brutal offensive against the Kurds in northeast Syria in recent days. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the Turkish invasion on Oct. 10, stating that Israel “warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” and that “Israel is prepared to…

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Trump sanctions fail to slow Turkey assault, Assad makes land grab

By Reuters , Israel Hayom Staff– Turkey ignored new sanctions from the United States to press on with its assault on northern Syria on Tuesday, while the Russia-backed Syrian army entered one of the most hotly contested cities, filling a void created by Donald Trump’s abrupt retreat. A week after reversing US policy and moving…

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