Netanyahu: If I’m re-elected, I’ll extend sovereignty to West Bank settlements

By TOI Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s elections. Flatly ruling out Palestinian statehood, which he said would “endanger our existence,” Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to…

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‘My Belief in Jesus ‘Christ Makes a Real Difference’: Mike Pompeo Says His Christian Faith Puts Everything in Perspective

By David Brody, CBN— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the man at the center of so many complex and vital issues facing America right now. But one constant through it all is his Christian faith. Pompeo’s life so far includes a growing list of accomplishments: Eagle Scout, first in his class at West Point,…

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Trump team’s Middle East peace plan is beginning to look a lot like one state

By Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel— Trump administration officials have been silent and notably leak-free about what exactly is in the Middle East peace plan that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is shaping — until now. This week, in speeches to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, it became clear that the plan will likely not…

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In Morocco, Pope Francis Weighs in on Controversy Surrounding Jerusalem’s Status

By Charles Bybelezer, Media Line— Pope Francis, currently on a visit to Morocco, declared with King Mohammed VI that Jerusalem was the “common patrimony” of Christians, Muslims and Jews. The pope thereby threw his hat into the ring ahead of the upcoming release of US President Donald Trump’s much-hyped Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. “The specific multi-religious…

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Israel’s Golan Sovereignty Should Have Been Recognized Years Ago

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— DURING A White House meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, President Trump signed a formal proclamation that the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. In so doing, the president acknowledged a longstanding fact of life, bolstered a vital American ally, promoted stability in a deeply unstable neighborhood,…

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