A massacre in Pittsburgh and the ‘hardening’ of Jewish America

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe—- A POLICE CAR, unmarked but with blue lights flashing, was parked in front of my Brookline synagogue when I arrived for Shabbat services late Saturday afternoon. Since Orthodox Jews don’t turn on the TV, radio, or computer on the Sabbath, I knew nothing about the horrifying slaughter that had occurred…

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Suspected Pittsburgh synagogue gunman threatened Jewish groups before

By Israel Hayom— The suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which left 11 people dead and six injured, is a 46-year-old local man named Robert Bowers who in the past had posted virulent anti-Semitic messages on social media filled with slurs and conspiracy theories, and had threatened Jewish groups. Two hours before…

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ADL: Pittsburgh shooting likely deadliest anti-Semitic attack in US history

By Times of Israel— Saturday’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, the Anti-Defamation League, an organization focused on combating anti-Semitism, said Saturday. Eleven people were killed and at least six were injured in the massacre, according to CBS Pittsburgh. “We believe…

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Why I Changed My Mind on the People and Land of Israel

By Gerald McDermott, Juicy Ecumenism— Professor Gerald R. McDermott of Beeson Divinity School spoke October 17 at the Christ at the Checkpoint conference in Oklahoma City. We’ve republished McDermott’s remarks here on the land of Israel and a new Christian Zionism for the benefit of our readers. I am grateful to be invited to this important…

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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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