Netanyahu proposes ‘new model’ for peace

By YNetnews— Israel’s prime minister is suggesting a “new model” for peace with the Palestinians that would allow them to govern themselves but maintain Israeli control over security. Speaking at a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Benjamin Netanyahu declined to endorse a “two-state solution” favored by the Palestinians and…

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We’re keeping the holy sites’ in any peace deal, Netanyahu vows

By Jacob Magid, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Thursday that Israel would retain control over Jerusalem’s holy sites in any peace deal, while ensuring “complete religious rights for those of all faiths.” His comments came amid speculation over the content of US President Donald Trump’s peace plan. “We’re keeping the holy…

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Remembering Holocaust Survivors, If Not Now, When

By Tsivya Fox, Breaking Israel News— Approximately 200,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel, one third of whom live in abject poverty. With International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaching this Saturday, January 27 and having in mind that an average of 40 Holocaust survivors die each day, now is the time to ensure that those who suffered…

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Washington said reexamining entirety of US aid to Palestinians

By TOI Staff, Times of Israel— The US leadership is looking beyond its recent cuts to the the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, with the State Department reexamining the entirety of its aid budget to the Palestinian Authority, Hadashot news reported Wednesday. According to the TV station, which indicated the report was based on US…

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Jordan’s King Abdullah: No Peace Process or Peace Solution Without the U.S.

By Rebecca Montag, JPost— King Abdullah of Jordan said that there will not be a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the United States, despite US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We cannot have a peace process or peace solution without the role of the United…

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Pence’s Western Wall Visit Affirms Prophecy And Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

By Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News— US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Western Wall on Tuesday afternoon signified the Jewish people’s eternal connection with Jerusalem. While Pence used Biblical references in his address to the Knesset on Monday to attest to Jerusalem’s Jewish past, his visit to the Western Wall in the context…

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Pence’s Biblical Knesset Address Affirms America’s Christian Connection to Israel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Vice President Mike Pence’s address at a special session of the Israeli Knesset on Monday emphasized the unbreakable alliance between the US and Israel. But even more significant in his speech was his description of a common bond in the Bible between the respectively dominant religions of the…

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Full text of speech by Vice President Mike Pence to the Knesset

President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Speaker Edelstein, Leader Herzog, members of the Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court, citizens of Israel it is deeply humbling for me to stand before this vibrant democracy to have the great honor to address this Knesset, the first Vice President of the United States to be afforded that privilege…

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Abbas, You can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

By Earl Cox, Israel Always— President Donald Trump recently tweeted a clear, long overdue message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: you can’t have it both ways. Offended by Trump’s December speech, which clearly left Jerusalem’s final boundaries to be negotiated by both sides, Abbas overreacted with trademark false accusations, and a huffy rebuttal of…

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Palestinians: Abbas’s Big Bluff – Again

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone— PLO leaders who met in Ramallah on January 15 recommended that the Palestinians revoke their recognition of Israel. The recommendation came in response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PLO leaders also advised their leadership to suspend security coordination with Israel. They also called for…

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Palestinian leader’s anti-American rant gives Trump cause to cut funding

By Caroline Glick— For decades, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has been touted by American leaders as a moderate man of peace. U.S. leaders from George W. Bush to Barack Obama, and from Condoleezza Rice to John Kerry, all insisted that Abbas is the Palestinian leader who will make an historic deal with Israel. President…

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Abbas has opened the door to Israel-Jordan negotiations

By David Singer, Arutz 7— The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict. This threat – unless unconditionally revoked – would…

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Trump Rebuffs Netanyahu, Says Embassy Won’t Move This Year

By Israel Today— US President Donald Trump poured cold water on his friend and ally, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Wednesday by rejecting the notion that America’s embassy could move to Jerusalem by the end of 2018. A day earlier, Netanyahu had gleefully told reporters during his ongoing visit to India that the relocation of…

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