Palestinians: Americans Now Legitimate Targets

By Bassamm Tawil, Gatestone Institute— There is a new development in Palestinian hatred of the Trump administration: the Palestinian leaders’ verbal attacks on the US are now being translated into acts of violence against US delegations visiting Palestinian communities in the West Bank. The Palestinian campaign against the US began in December 2017, when President…

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Ambassador Friedman: Evangelicals ‘Support Israel With Greater Devotion’ Than Many Jews

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz— The historic opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was a religious as well as a political event with several prominent Christian leaders present. This support was not lost on US Ambassador David Friedman. In an interview with the New York Times on Saturday, Friedman said that Evangelical Christians “support Israel…

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Israel and Turkey in All-Out Diplomatic War, and It Could Get Worse

By Yochanan Visser, Israel Today— Turkish-Israeli relations hit a new low this week after Turkey’s hot-headed dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Israel “a terror and an apartheid state” that was committing “genocide” in Gaza. Erdogan also accused Israel Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu of having “the blood of Palestinians on his hands” after 60 Palestinian Arabs…

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Gaza Riots: Really About the Embassy?

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— Much of the world is convinced that the Palestinian protests that took place on May 14 and 15 were directly connected to the inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. This misapprehension can be traced directly to the international media, which helped create the impression that the clashes that took…

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Leading Scholar: Trump’s Embassy Move, Recognition of Jerusalem Represent ‘Important Turning Point’

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel’s capital represented an “important turning point” and “act of courage and integrity,” a leading scholar told The Algemeiner. The new embassy was dedicated on Monday at a ceremony attended by numerous dignitaries, including the…

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Netanyahu’s Finest Hour

By Caroline Glick, JPost— At the start of his cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump discussed his announcement Tuesday afternoon that he is removing the US from his predecessor Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and reinstating the nuclear sanctions that were suspended with the deal’s implementation in January 2016. European and other international…

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13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza

By Yair Rosenberg, Tablet Mag— The cacophony that accompanies every upsurge in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can make it seem impossible for outsiders to sort out the facts. Recent events in Gaza are no exception. The shrillest voices on each side are already offering their own mutually exclusive narratives that acknowledge some realities while scrupulously avoiding…

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Hamas Admits Most Killed at Gaza Border Were Terrorists

By Israel Today— A Hamas official admitted in an interview with Arab media this week that the vast majority of those killed during mass riots at the Gaza borders were members of the terror group. According to Hamas official Salah Bardawil, 50 of the 62 claimed fatalities were Hamas terrorists. In other words, the international…

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Guatemalan President Arrives to Reopen Embassy in Jerusalem

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales arrived in Israel on Tuesday to take part in the official reopening of the Central American country’s embassy in Jerusalem’s Malha Technology Park on Wednesday. Guatemala had an embassy in Jerusalem until 1980. But it pulled it out – along with several other countries – when the…

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