Netanyahu pledges Israel ‘will not contradict in any way’ Trump’s plan

By Reuters— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday reiterated his support for Trump’s plan, telling Fox television: “We will not contradict in any way the outline that the president put forward.” He added that the Palestinians must prove themselves before statehood. “Getting Hamas out of Gaza isn’t going to be easy,” he added. “Assuming we…

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An uninterrupted Jewish presence in the land of Israel

By Dr. Alex Grobman, Israel National News— A popular myth perpetuated by Israel’s enemies is that Jews are intruders in the Middle East who have no historical, legal or religious connection to the land of Israel and have taken land from the indigenous Arab population. Nothing can be further from the truth. Palestine as an…

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The Trump Plan: How Israel Should Respond

By Moshe Koppel, JPost— President Trump’s announcement of his plan promises to dramatically change the nature of the relationship between Israel and its neighbors. Although the details of the plan require further study, the main outlines are already clear. The United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over major portions of Judea and Samaria, including all…

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Christian Ministry Shows Official State Ceremony of Yom HaShoah to World

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel—- The Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Princes have flown out of Ben Gurion Airport after attending Israel’s 5th World Holocaust Forum. The events were impressive and the speakers eloquent. I wait with hope to measure the success of Israel’s massive effort to steer the ship of peace into a…

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Second Chances for Nations and Christians: 5th World Holocaust Forum

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel— While fifty heads of state are gathered in Jerusalem, Israel on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it’s also an opportune time for Christian citizens of the world to make decisions about the evil encore of antisemitism. The time for Christian apathy, inaction, fear, and denial…

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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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