Messianic Lite: Va’etchanan, “and I pleaded”

This week’s Messianic Lite is our second Torah portion in Deuteronomy. It covers 3:23 to 7:11. According to Bible translator Robert Alter, the book of Deuteronomy is Moses’ “valedictory address.” He recapitulates the narrative of the Exodus, reinforces the points of the law, and repeats previous exhortations. Moses understands the threat facing God’s people as…

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Turkey’s Erdogan: The Making of a Latter Day Sultan

BY TERRANCE J. MINTNER, THE MEDIA LINE— Analysts largely agree that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has done more to shape Turkey than any other leader since Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk), the legendary leader who founded the Turkish republic in 1923. Atatürk, who served as the country’s first president from 1923-1938, worked tirelessly to put Turkey on…

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Farrakhan’s Bigotry Finds Traction Among Progressives and Alt Right

By Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman, Israel Behind the News— Louis Farrakhan, octogenarian leader of the unIslamic, anti-white Nation of Islam, has been active ever since the 1960s sowing the seeds of racism, anti-Semitism, and hate for our blessed American nation. So why worry about an aging bigot today? Suddenly, Louis Farrakhan’s life’s work is…

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Erdogan Labels Israel ‘Racist,’ Netanyahu Responds to ‘Turkish Massacres’

By David Brummer, Breaking Israel News— Turkish strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being racist and becoming a state based on apartheid, following the passing of the Nation State Bill late last week. In response, Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu accused Erdogan of “massacring Syrians and Kurds.” The Knesset’s decision to pass the bill…

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Tensions Rapidly Escalating Between the US and Iran

By ICEJ News— U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a strong warning to Iranian leaders over the weekend to be “cautious” in threatening the US or face consequences “few throughout history have ever suffered before.” The tweet came in response to Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s speech on Sunday in which he said “America should know peace…

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Prime minister hails ‘defining moment in Zionism’ as ‎nation-state bill becomes law

By Israel Hayom— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ‎praised lawmakers for voting to pass controversial legislation known as the ‎nation-state bill into law, saying the move was “a ‎defining moment in the annals of Zionism ‎and the ‎history of the State of Israel.”‎ MKs voted on the bill following a heated, 11-‎hour debate that…

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Netanyahu commends Trump for commitment to Israel in Russian talks

By World Israel News Staff— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended the “abiding commitment” of the US and President Donald Trump to the security of Israel, as expressed at a meeting on Monday between the American head-of-state and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The friendship between Israel and the US has never been stronger,” Netanyahu declared…

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Can the US and Israel rely on Putin to force Iran out of Syria?

By Sean Savage, JNS— “As far as Syria is concerned the task of establishing peace and reconciliation in this country could be the first showcase example of successful joint work,” Putin said. U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin just concluded a bilateral summit in Helsinki, Finland, that proved to be one of…

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Putin: Trump ‘Paid Particular Attention’ To Israel’s Security at Summit

By JPost— Russia and the United States are working together to ensure Israel’s security with regards to the advancement of the Syrian regime against rebels near the Golan Heights, US President Donald Trump said to reporters after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Trump “paid particular attention” to Israel’s security during the…

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