Europe’s About-Face on Israel

By Melanie Phillips, Algemeiner— A strange, startling, and deeply unfamiliar sound was heard this week. A Trump tweet imploding perhaps? Kim Jong-Un finally destroying his nuclear arsenal? A distant rumble from the Hawaii volcano? No. It was the sound of the European Union and United Nations loudly supporting Israel against attack. In the heaviest onslaught…

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President Trump about to Make Decision about Jerusalem with Bigger Impact than US Embassy Move

By Avi Abelow, Israel Unwired— Currently, the US Jerusalem consulate is an anti-Israel office that is under the direct control of the State Department and NOT the White House. AP is reporting that this might come to an end. To understand the current, and horrible state, of the US Jerusalem Consulate, listen to what journalist…

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Christ at the Checkpoint 2018: Was Christ Really at the Center?

By Arthur Schwartzman, Israel Today-— “This conference is not about taking sides,” said the chairman of Bethlehem Bible College, Tanas Kassis, in his opening remarks to the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, held last week in the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala. “We don’t want you to go back and say, I’m on the Palestinian side…

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Black Lives Matter Has an Israel Problem

By Jason Hill, Mosaic Magazine-— The leaders of Black Lives Matter have written a profoundly anti-Israel (and anti-American) manifesto in which they accuse Israel of “genocide” and “apartheid.” The manifesto endorses the “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) movement and takes the view that the United States justifies and advances the global war on terror via its…

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Messianic Lite: Beha’alotcha, “When You Set up”

This week’s Torah portion covers Numbers 8:1 to 12:16. It begins with divine instructions on how to care for the Tabernacle’s golden seven-branched lampstand, maintaining its everlasting light. It continues with guidelines for consecrating the Levites. At this point in Numbers, it has been exactly a year since the former slaves left Egypt so they…

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Ambassador David Friedman: Republicans support Israel more than Democrats

By Times of Israel— Republicans are undoubtedly better friends of Israel than Democrats are, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Wednesday, lambasting the Democratic Party for failing to sufficiently mobilize its constituents to support the Jewish state. “The argument that I hear from some Democrats that Republicans are seizing the pro-Israel mantle is true,…

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Russia Brokers Deal Keeping Iran Out of Region Bordering With Israel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Russia is doubling-down on its demand that non-Syrian forces step back from the border with Israel. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressed the situation in Syria on Tuesday at the international Primakov Readings Forum, an international think-tank annual summit held in Moscow. TASS Russian news agency reported his…

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Netanyahu vows to respond ‘with great force’ to mortar barrage from Gaza

By Michael Bachner, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to respond “with great force” to a barrage of at least 28 mortar shells fired in the morning at communities in southern Israel, one of which landed just outside a kindergarten less than an hour before children were due to arrive. “Israel views…

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The Jerusalem Embassy and the Triumph of Truth

By Caroline Glick, JPost— Monday’s ceremony marking the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, Israel, had a clear message: It is time to embrace truth. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, put it plainly when he said, “In December last year, President Donald Trump announced to the world that the U.S.…

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Israeli Minister Calls for Recognition of Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

By The Media Line— In an interview with the Reuters news agency on Wednesday, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said that control of the area for the past 51-years is now top priority in diplomatic talks with the United States. “I believe there is great ripeness and a high probability this will happen,” Katz said, predicting…

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