Netanyahu: Preemptive strike against Iran still an option

By Jerusalem Post— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel has not ruled out a preemptive strike against Iran, during a memorial service on Tuesday for those who fell in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. “A preemptive strike is a difficult thing to do,” said Netanyahu. “I know that if Iran wants to base itself…

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Knesset votes 9-6 in favor of limiting anti-Netanyahu protests

By Gil Hoffman, Jerusalem Post— The Knesset Law Constitution and Justice Committee voted nine to six on Tuesday morning to approve changes to the Coronavirus Law that would limit protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The amendments, which must still pass in the Knesset plenum, would limit the protests during the current lockdown to people…

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PA starts steps towards international peace conference

By Elad Benari, Israel National News— The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Sunday started diplomatic steps to hold an international conference at the beginning of 2021 for the peace process with Israel, a senior official said, according to the Xinhua news agency. The PA mission to the United Nations has begun the preliminary steps with UN…

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2,000-year-old Inkwell Found in Khirbet Brakhot

By Jonathan Laden, Biblical Archaeology Review— A rare intact inkwell was found in a large Second Temple period building. It is a clay cylinder with a round handle. The discovery of this inkwell supports the hypothesis that writing, and therefore literacy, was practiced by more than the administrators among the ancient Israelites. As Alan Millard…

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Time to hold the PLO accountable for its crimes

By Caroline Glick— Earlier this month, the Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government announced that PLO Executive Committee Chairman Saeb Erekat has been hired as a senior fellow for the school’s Future of Diplomacy Project for the 2020-2021 school year. This week, former senior Justice Department official, attorney Neal Sher sent a letter to US Attorney…

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Palestinian Leadership Responds to the Abraham Accord

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN— Evangelical Christians have long venerated President Harry Truman for his boldness as the first world leader to recognize Israel’s statehood in the United Nations vote on May 14, 1948. Now, 72 years later, another momentous decision has taken place. When President Trump and a trio of Middle East leaders signed…

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Tighter lockdown to deal Israeli economy NIS 35B blow

By Eran Bar-Tal and Hili Yacobi-Handelsman, Israel Hayom— Clamping down on economic activity as part of a tighter lockdown is projected to cost Israel an estimated NIS 35 billion (over $10 billion), Finance Ministry Chief Economist Shira Greenberg said on Wednesday during a meeting of the so-called coronavirus cabinet during which stricter measures were discussed…

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Gov’t approves total coronavirus lockdown starting Friday

By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, JPost— The country is heading back into a complete lockdown, which is to begin Friday and is likely to last until at least the end of the holidays. After eight hours of deliberations, the coronavirus cabinet made its recommendations, which were brought to the full cabinet for a late-night vote. By 6:30…

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Gantz orders IDF to build field hospital for virus cases as hospitals fill up

By Aaron Boxerman, Times of Israel— Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday ordered the military to prepare to establish a field hospital for coronavirus cases as hospitals overflow across the country. “Gantz has ordered staff to begin preparations to build an army field hospital that would contain about 200 beds,” a statement from the Defense…

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Red Alert: Why Is the EU such a stick-in-the-mud? And who else is covered dirt?

By Amy Zewe Why Is the EU such a stick-in-the-mud? And who else is covered dirt? Serbia and Kosovo have agreed, thanks to the Trump administration’s brokering, to seek peace with each other and recognize Israel. Serbia will move its embassy to Jerusalem and Kosovo will establish one in Jerusalem. This peace between Serbia and…

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Iran’s Missile Violations: Where is the International Community?

By Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute— Not even a word of condemnation has been issued by either the United Nations or the European Union on the Iranian regime’s latest violations and acceleration of its threatening ballistic missile program. Instead, the UN and the EU are still committed to lifting the arms embargo on Tehran and keeping…

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What the U.S. Can Do to Advance Israeli-Palestinian Peace

By Andrea M. Berlin, J. Andrew Overman, The National Interest— Against the backdrop of normalization between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and more recently Bahrain, are continued condemnations by Palestinian leaders. Palestinian president Abbas called the moves a “stab in the back,” “despicable,” and a “betrayal.” Even so, rumors regarding Saudi normalization continue to…

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