Trump envoy to visit Israel next week for talks on peace plan, Gaza

By ERIC CORTELLESSA, Times of Israel— The Trump administration’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process will travel to Israel next week to meet with officials, as the White House prepares to release its peace plan and attempts to calm the situation at the Gaza border. “I can confirm that Special Representative Jason Greenblatt will be…

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UNESCO Slammed by US Religious Freedom Commission for Denying Jewish Connection to Holy Sites

By Algemeiner— UNESCO, the cultural and educational agency of the United Nations, was sharply attacked on Thursday by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom for undermining the historic connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. “The idea that there’s a question about the Jewish historical presence in the Holy Land and…

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Defense Minister: Israel is on its way to war

By Jack Gold, World Israel News— Egyptian mediation has failed and Israel is on its way to war. That was the message Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman delivered Monday to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Israel has recently seen an increase in the intensity and the volume of violence and attacks emanating from Gaza,…

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Battle for Young Evangelicals’ Views on Israel Could Determine the Future of U.S. Policy

By Amir Tibon, Haaretz—- Evangelical support for Israel has never been more influential in the United States than it is today, under President Donald Trump. But some Evangelical leaders are worried, and they think Israel should be as well. A battle is being waged in Christian Evangelical communities over the future of their support for…

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Will Saudi Arabia Replace the Jordanian Waqf on The Temple Mount?

By Rachel Avraham, Jerusalem Online–— “I believe that in the coming decades, things can change especially because the young people do not believe in the tyrannical slogans in the Arab world,” Mendi Safadi, who heads the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Human Rights and Public Relations, stated. Mendi Safadi, who heads the Safadi Center…

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Palestinian Sharia Judge Admits: Jihad Against Israel is All About Islam

By Robert Spencer, Frontpagemag-— The Supreme Sharia Judge of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Al-Habbash, admitted it last Wednesday: the Palestinian war against Israel is a jihad that will never be solved by negotiations. According to Palestinian Media Watch, Al-Habbash, a close advisor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, declared: “Jerusalem is the arena of conflict between…

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Open-end drama: Benjamin Balint’s search into the Kafka’s legacy

By Inna Rogatchi, Times of Israel— Kafka’s Last Trial is a rare book. Benjamin Balint did prove himself as a fine observer of multi-dimensional dramas, shrewd thinker, and very able writer. There is much more in this not that large book of 275 pages: many fundamental questions raised there; several remarkable characters brought to public…

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CAMERA condemns ‘Christ at Checkpoint’ organizers for hosting anti-Semitic speaker

By JNS— The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) has condemned organizers and planners of the “Christ at the Checkpoint” Conference for hosting Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer, a well-known purveyor of anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. The conference is currently taking place in Oklahoma City as part of the organization’s concerted…

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Normalizing Anti-Semitism in the US

By Dr. Asaf Romirowsky, Besa Center— EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Anti-Semitism is growing increasingly normalized in American society, particularly in progressive circles. Today’s progressive Left, led by Bernie Sanders and others like him, is even further removed from the facts than the Democratic Party was under Clinton. One of the most pernicious effects of this normalization relates…

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Christian Zionists: Who Are We, What Do We Think and Do?

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel— Theodor Herzl is celebrated as the founding father of Zionism. He is a leader much admired in the pro-Israel Christian community. A lesser known figure though played a significant part in Herzl’s life, work, and thought. He is Rev. William Henry Hechler, whom Herzl called the “Father of…

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At Last, The Truth Is Told!

By Earl Cox, Jpost—- Since Israel’s unilateral disengagement from Gaza in 2005, the standard of living for the Palestinian people in Gaza has steadily declined, even though Israel gifted the Palestinians with thriving agricultural lands, productive greenhouses and beautiful beachfront communities. From day one of possessing Gaza, the Palestinian leadership began to demolish the greenhouses,…

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Fire balloons in Jerusalem: Will arson terror spread to all of Israel?

By Jack Gold, World Israel News—- A fire balloon was found for the third time in a week in Jerusalem, this time in the southwest neighborhood of Ein Kerem, raising fears that Gaza’s arson terror will spread to the center of the country. In addition to Jerusalem, balloons tied to flammable materials were recently found…

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