Meet “Team Jerusalem Connection”

The Jerusalem Connection has a mission-essential core of volunteers who work almost entirely behind the scenes. Today, we are bringing them center stage to introduce all of our readers to the people who keep the TJCI machine’s gears grinding, wheels rolling, and motor cranking. We are so grateful for their years of support! Marilyn Henretty…

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2nd Jewish temple waiting to be 'unearthed'

BY WORLDNETDAILY— One of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists declared today that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple period – including the Second Temple itself – lie underneath the Temple Mount surface, just waiting to be excavated. Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University accused the site’s Islamic custodians of destroying Jewish artifacts while…

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Lawyers, not IDF, at forefront of battle against flotilla

BY RON FRIEDMAN, JPOST— In an effort to prevent the upcoming flotilla into Gaza, the Shurat HaDin Law Center has threatened lawsuits against companies offering services to the participating ships. In letters to maritime insurance firms and satellite communications companies, Shurat HaDin, an independent non-profit organization, has warned that any companies that provide services that…

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Remembering Six Days in 1967

BY MICHAEL OREN, FOREIGN POLICY— “We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants,” declared Palestine Liberation Organization leader Ahmad al-Shuqayri. “As for the survivors — if there are any — the boats are ready to deport them.” A half-million Arab soldiers and more than 5,000 tanks converged on Israel from every direction, including the West Bank,…

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IDF rebuffs ‘Naksa’ rioters trying to cross Syrian border

BY YAAKOV LAPPIN AND HERB KEINON— Hundreds of Palestinian rioters repeatedly tried to infiltrate Israel throughout Sunday in two locations on the Syrian border, but were rebuffed by an IDF determined to prevent a repeat of the “Nakba Day” scenes in which activists spilled into Israeli territory. Syrian television claimed 20 activists were killed, and…

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'Obama vision' becomes basis for Mideast peace

BY ISRAEL TODAY— Just as Israeli officials feared, US President Barack Obama’s “vision” of pushing Israel back to it’s 1967 borders has become the basis for international peace efforts in the Middle East. Last week, France offered to host renewed peace talks based on the “Obama vision.” Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the weekend accepted…

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No blind eye to the 'worst of the worst'

BY JEFF JACOBY, BOSTON GLOBE— It was the torture of elementary-school students in Deraa that gave momentum to the current Syrian uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime. The children, some as young as 10, were picked up by security agents for scrawling antigovernment graffiti on a school wall. When they were released days later, there…

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The real Egyptian revolution

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— The coverage of recent events in Egypt is further proof that Western elites cannot see the forest for the trees. Over the past week, leading newspapers have devoted relatively in-depth coverage to the Egyptian military authorities’ repressive actions in subduing protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo, particularly during their large protest…

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Relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem!

Click here and add your virtual signature to our letter to Congress in support of this bill.  This is a historic opportunity! In 1995 Congress overwhelmingly passed “The Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act.” According to the Act, it became the policy of the U.S. government to recognize Jerusalem as the united, and undivided capital of Israel. Despite the…

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500 Palestinians set for mass ‘fly-in’ to B-G Airport July

BY OREN KESSLER, JPOST— In the wake of “Nakba Day,” “Naksa Day” and an anticipated Gaza-bound flotilla later this month, pro-Palestinian activists are planning to send hundreds of Palestinians living abroad on commercial flights to Ben-Gurion Airport next month in a dramatic display of solidarity. According to a report released this week by the Intelligence and…

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Peres: World needs missile defense system against Iran

BY HAARETZ SERVICE— President Shimon Peres called on Thursday for the creation of a missile defense system that would surround Iran, in an interview with Israel Radio. The United States, NATO and countries in the region must join forces, Peres said in the interview, adding that all countries in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia…

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Tensions rise on streets of Jerusalem

BY ISRAEL TODAY As they have every year for the past 44 years, Israeli Jews on Wednesday marched through the streets of central Jerusalem waving Israeli flags and celebrating the reunification of their ancient capital. The path of the annual parade takes marchers through or near to several Arab-dominated neighborhoods, as it closely follows the…

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