Think tank: Potential ‘northern war’ is Israel’s gravest threat

By Lilach Shovel, Israel Hayom— Israel’s northern frontier will be the source of greatest concern in 2018, according to the Institute for National Strategic Studies’ strategic assessment for the year, submitted to President Reuven Rivlin on Monday. The institute’s report warns that Israel could find itself fighting the “first northern war” simultaneously against three adversaries:…

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Jerusalem, the UN, and evangelical diplomacy

By David Parsons, Israel Hayom— The decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel has brought great satisfaction to the Israeli public. Seventy years after the State of Israel’s establishment, its capital has been officially recognized by the world’s largest superpower. Two weeks later, Guatemalan…

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Happy New Year President Trump

Happy New Year Jerusalem – A four-storey digital billboard in Jerusalem at the Friends of Zion Heritage Center says it all. “Thank you President Trump you’re making Israel Greater”. No president in history has ever built such an alliance for the State of Israel and the Jewish people, and no president has courageously stood up for the State of Israel on the global…

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Slams Tehran Regime Over Treatment of Iranian Christians

By Algemeiner— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Tehran regime on Friday over its treatment of Iranian Christians. Referring to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent Twitter Christmas greeting, Netanyahu noted, “Saying ‘Merry Christmas’ while jailing Christians in your own country is the height of hypocrisy.” Addressing Iranian Christians directly, Netanyahu said, “We stand…

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Israel Announces “Donald Trump Train Station” in Jerusalem

By Israel Today— Israel Railways has decided to name the final stop on its soon-to-open high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem line after US President Donald Trump, reported Yediot Ahronot. The much-anticipated rail line was originally supposed to terminate at a new station being built adjacent to Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station and the International Convention Center (known locally…

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The Seeds of Messiah Planted in the UN Jerusalem Vote

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— The Tenth of Tevet, a fast day that began Thursday morning, commemorates the beginning of the Greek siege of Jerusalem, an event one rabbi sees mirrored in the hateful United Nations vote last week that attempted to isolate Jerusalem from the world. In the spirit of one of…

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Iranian Parliament Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine

By JPost–– The Iranian parliament voted to approve a plan on Wednesday that would require the government of Iran to recognize Jerusalem as the permanent capital of the Palestinian people, Iranian news agency Fars reported. The vote yielded 207 supporters and met with no opposition. On December 6, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as…

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Jerusalem’s Christian Communities Feel Anxiety in Testing Times

By Greer Fay Cashman, Jerusalem Post— In as much as Christian communities enjoy freedom of worship in Israel, they are fearful of an intrusion into their rights by a proposed bill circulating in the Knesset. Concern to this effect was voiced on Wednesday by Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem at the annual pre-New…

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Displeased with Palestinians, Arab states chart new Jerusalem policy

By Daniel Siryoti, Israel Hayom— Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are displeased with the way the Palestinian Authority has reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy to the city, Israel Hayom has learned. Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit announced over…

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Ambassador Friedman: Stop using the word ‘occupation’

By Gary Willig, Arutz7— US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman recently asked the State Department to cease using the term ‘occupation’ to describe Israel’s presence in Judea, Samaria, and eastern Jerusalem, according a report by Kan, the Israel Broadcasting Corporation. According to the report, the State Department objected to the request, but eventually agreed to…

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Saudi Writers: Why Should Saudi Arabia Pay the Price for the Mistakes of the Palestinians?

In a recent TV interview, Saudi writer Mohammed Al-Saed said that over the past century, Arab groups, regimes, and political parties had “peddled in the Palestinian cause and pinned all their mistakes on it to serve their own economic interests and survival.” Talking about the missed opportunities for a Palestinian state over the past century,…

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Israeli Prime Minister Offers to Give Christians Guided Tour of Israel for Christmas 2018

By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post— https://www.christianpost.com/news/israeli-prime-minister-offers-give-christians-guided-tour-israel-christmas-2018-211298/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday wished “Merry Christmas” to Christians and said he is “very proud” to be the leader of a country that doesn’t shy away from saying “Christmas.” “It’s a pleasure for me, on Christmas Eve, to be here, standing in Jerusalem, the holy city,” Netanyahu…

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An avalanche of embassy moves to Jerusalem begins

By Monica Showalter, American Thinker— Last week, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv would move to Israel’s actual capital, Jerusalem. As the cognoscenti shrieked, some ten nations are now planning to do the same in a snowball effect. According to the New York Post: Israel is in talks with more…

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Christians Bringing Bible Study to the Knesset

By Tuly Weisz, BIN— The rising influence of Evangelical Christians in America’s corridors of power is having a positive impact on the State of Israel on a regular basis. US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and Vice President Mike Pence’s planned trip to Israel are signs that Evangelicals are…

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