Israeli-made military robot set to play diverse battlefield roles

By Yaakov Lappin, Jewish News Syndicate— A new autonomous unmanned ground vehicle introduced by Israeli companies Elbit Systems and Roboteam, called “Rook,” can carry out a remarkable number of roles on the battlefield. Elad Levy, CEO of Roboteam, told JNS that the ground robot is tailor-made to client needs through its ability to be assembled…

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Sorry, Everyone, Hamas is Still a Terrorist Group

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— One of the arguments that is being raised against the British government’s recent decision to designate Hamas an extremist terrorist organization is that the Gaza-based movement, which does not recognize Israel’s right to exist, has changed and now supports the establishment of a Palestinian state next to Israel. Opponents…

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Hanukkah in Ancient and Modern Israel: “A Great Miracle Happened There”

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— On Sunday, November 28, Jewish families worldwide began celebrating Hanukkah—lighting up their homes each day with candles in their Hanukkiahs, their menorah candelabras. By December 6, when the festival ends, all the candles will be glowing. Children are enjoying eight days of gifts and playing dreidel games, and families…

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Tehran Seeks a ‘Better Deal’

By Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker—- “Iran is prepared to reach a ‘good agreement’ quickly, with the goal of protecting the Iranian people’s rights and interests,” the Iranian foreign minister announced as Ali Bagheri Kani, the country’s chief negotiator, was arriving in Vienna for another round of nuclear negotiations. Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper posits that the Islamic…

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Red Alert: What do we have to gain from perspective?

  Welcome to part 2 of our 2-part conversation with writer Dara Horn. Dara is an established novelist and recently published her first non-fiction book called People Love Dead Jews. Dara’s repertoire of work also includes essays and articles published in a variety of periodicals as she comments on various events that affects the Jewish…

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As Vienna talks resume, Iran’s military vows to destroy Israel

By Ruthie Blum, Israel Hayom— Renewed negotiations over a return to or revision of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers from which former President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 – kicked off in Vienna on Monday with feigned fanfare. The Islamic Republic has made…

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Jim Hutchens laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

On November 12, 2021, Dr. Jim Hutchens, Brigadier General, Chaplain, Pastor, Founder of The Jerusalem Connection, was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Chaplain’s Hill, joining his Beloved, Pat Mercer Hutchens, to reside in glory for eternity. The Jerusalem Connection is forever grateful to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for their work…

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Red Alert: Part 1, Interview with Dara Horn. What do we have to gain from perspective?

By Amy Zewe— You are invited to join me this week, Nov. 24, and next, for an exciting interview with writer and podcaster Dara Horn. Dara is an established novelist and recently published her first non-fiction book called People Love Dead Jews. Dara’s repertoire of work also includes essays and articles published in a variety…

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Israel Hosts Fifth Christian Media Summit in Friendship and Unity

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— A week ago, I attended Israel’s Government Press Office (GPO) Christian Media Summit (CMS). Held virtually in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, this year’s summit drew more than 100 media professionals and opinion leaders from across the world. According to the CMS website, the summit’s goal is to…

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Ruins of a Hellenistic fortress show ‘tangible evidence’ of Hanukkah story, Israeli archaeologists say

By Shira Hanau, JTA.ORG— Archaeologists excavating a 2,100-year-old fortress say it provides “tangible evidence” of the events from the Hanukkah story. The site, located west of Hebron in the Lachish Forest, includes remnants of a fortress made of stone and wood that the archaeologists working with the Israel Antiquities Authority believe was burned by the…

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The Abraham Accords: A successful call to the region to change the record

By Boaz Bismuth, Israel Hayom— On Oct. 21, the Turkish paper Sabah reported that an extensive operation by Turkish security forces had resulted in the arrest of 15 Mossad agents. The surprising report didn’t upset us especially, since it was clear that it wasn’t the most reliable article of the year. But the report should…

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New Senate Bill Calls for Annual Review of Palestinian Curriculum for ‘Racist Violence Against Jewish People’

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— A bill that would mandate an annual review of hate speech, incitement, and antisemitism in educational materials used by the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees was introduced in the United States Senate on Tuesday. The Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act (S.3209), introduced by Sen.…

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Knesset Education Committee in Historic Statement: Israeli Schoolchildren Must Visit Temple Mount

By David Israel, Jewish Press— Responding to aggressive lobbying by the Beyadenu movement (Dani Dayan’s Daughter Sings Hatikvah Quietly on Temple Mount), the Knesset Education Committee on Tuesday debated the place of the Temple Mount in the country’s education system. Coalition and opposition MKs alike agreed that the Israeli education system is failing to convey…

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Senior UAE delegation to visit Tehran

By Arutz Sheva—- A high-level delegation from the United Arab Emirates will soon visit the Iranian capital of Tehran, Reuters reports. The delegation is expected to seek to de-escalate tensions between the UAE and Iran as the Islamic Republic resumes negotiations with western powers in Vienna over its nuclear weapons program. On Monday, Anwar Gargash,…

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