Jewish prophecy suggests Messiah may be coming soon

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— A medieval Jewish prophecy regarding the coming of Israel’s Messiah appears to correspond to the current situation in the Middle East, Israel National News reported at the weekend. A piece of rabbinic literature known as the Yalkut Shimoni touches on many future scenarios both for the nation of Israel and…

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Jewish prophecy suggests Messiah may be coming soon

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— A medieval Jewish prophecy regarding the coming of Israel’s Messiah appears to correspond to the current situation in the Middle East, Israel National News reported at the weekend. A piece of rabbinic literature known as the Yalkut Shimoni touches on many future scenarios both for the nation of Israel and…

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PA TV song commemorates Arafat's death

BY PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH— On the recent anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death, official Palestinian Authority TV produced and broadcast a music video praising Arafat. The lyrics of the song glorify death, describing how “death for the sake of Palestine is good,” and how “I have poured the blood of self-sacrifice on your path.” The song…

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Iran Mulling Creation of 100-million-Strong Muslim Basij Army

BY FARS— “We will form the 100-million-strong Basij force of the Muslim world to materialize the promise of the late Imam Khomeini about the freedom of the noble Quds,” Naqdi said. He underlined that Basij will bravely and steadfastly continue its struggle and fight for the freedom of Quds from the occupation of the Zionist…

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PA rebuffs US, Israeli opposition to unity deal

BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH, JPOST– The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation effort is an entirely Palestinian affair and no one has the right to intervene in it, a Palestinian Authority official in Ramallah said on Saturday. The official, who was responding to reports about Israeli and American opposition to efforts to achieve reconciliation between the two rival parties,…

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Egypt: 'At least 12 dead in Tahrir Square protests'

BY REUTERS– Police backed by the army used batons and teargas on Sunday to charge protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding Egypt’s ruling generals swiftly hand power to civilians, in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. Medical sources said as many as 11 died in Sunday’s violence. With little more…

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B'tayavon: Moroccan chicken with dates

*Tu Bishvat is a Jewish minor holiday, usually falling around January. I always liked when this holiday came around because my classmates brought dried fruits and nuts to class. Finally a holiday with a healthy theme! I always gained a couple pounds during Hannukah when you’re supposed to eat donuts. Consider this recipe kosher for…

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