Israeli Control of the Jordan Valley is Non-Negotiable

By Gershon Hacohen, Jewish News Syndicate— Three fundamental questions crystallize the distinctions between the various positions on the matter of Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley. The first question: How wide a swath of the Jordan Valley must Israel keep to meet its security needs—merely the area between the border crossings and Highway 90, or…

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Understanding the Lessons of the Holocaust

By Alan Rosenbaum, Jpost— “International Holocaust Remembrance Day is special, because it was established by a resolution of the United Nations. Not by the Jewish people but by the world as a whole.” Yaakov Hagoel, vice chairman of the World Zionist Organization and the head of the Department for Israel and Countering Antisemitism, says on…

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At Holocaust forum, Pence says world must stand strong against ‘anti-Semitic Iran’

By Israel Hayom— The central event of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem took place on Thursday, with dozens of world leaders in attendance to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was the first dignitaries to speak, saying he was going to speak in…

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Iran warns ‘freedom fighters’ worldwide will avenge Soleimani’s killing

By Israel Hayom— The new commander of Iran’s Quds Force threatened on Monday that “freedom-seekers” all over the world who are inspired by the Iranian ideology will avenge the death of his predecessor, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, adding that Tehran’s enemies only understand the “language of force.” Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike…

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What’s Next for the Iran Nuclear Deal?

By Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute— Britain, France and Germany, the three European signatories of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have activated the agreement’s dispute mechanism in an effort to force Tehran into compliance with its commitment to curb its nuclear program. The three European countries —…

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Immigration: Is the ‘melting pot’ separating?

By Earl Cox, JPost—- Many reading this article will recall being taught to understand America as a “melting pot” – a blending of cultures, faiths, hopes and aspirations which, when fully combined, resulted in a delicious American pie where the sum total was more desirable than its individual parts. This was during a time when…

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The ‘both sides are to blame’ fallacy

By Moshe Phillips, Israel National News— The “both sides are to blame” line is often heard in contemporary policy debates. Israelis and Palestinian Arabs are both to blame for the absence of peace, argue the pundits and politicians. When there’s a terrorist attack on Israeli “settlers,” journalists say both sides are to blame because the…

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Poland and Israel’s loss of diplomatic wisdom

By Caroline Glick— Next Thursday is supposed to mark another diplomatic triumph for Israeli diplomacy. On January 23, the Fifth World Holocaust Forum will convene at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp. According to Yad Vashem and the World Holocaust…

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United Hatzalah’s Emergency Room Assistance Program Expands to Rabin Medical Center

By Raphael Poch— On Monday, United Hatzalah and Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah announced a partnership that will see the two entities work together to cut down the waiting time and the overload of patient intake in the medical center’s emergency room (E.R.). The partnership will see United Hatzalah EMTs volunteer for shifts assisting…

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Why Some Palestinians Love Soleimani

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— Why are Iran’s Palestinian proxies, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, disturbed about the death of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, who was killed in a US airstrike on January 3, 2020? The two Iranian-backed groups in the Gaza Strip were quick to mourn the “martyr”…

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Israel: Iran to Go Full Nuclear by December

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— IDF intelligence reported that Iran will have enough uranium for a nuclear warhead by the end of year but President Trump is leading a multinational effort to prevent this from happening. An article published in Haaretz on Tuesday reported that Israeli military intelligence estimated that by the end…

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