What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

BY Richard Pollock, Daily Caller— Following President Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded “equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine.” Protests over Trump’s move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent protests in…

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Amb. Friedman ‘proud to light menorah in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem’

BY Ynet— The US Ambassador David Friedman lit the Hanukkah menorah at the Western Wall Wednesday evening to mark the second night of the eight-day Jewish festival of lights. The lighting ceremony was attended by thousands as Friedman was flanked by the Western Wall Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, Jerusalem city’s Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Minister of…

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What the war over Jerusalem is really about

By Daniel Greenfield— Hamas has announced that President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has opened the “gates of hell.” Its Muslim Brotherhood parent has declared America an “enemy state.” The Arab League boss warned that the Jerusalem move “will fuel extremism and result in violence.” The Jordanian Foreign Minister claimed that…

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White House: Abbas’s rhetoric ‘has prevented peace for years’

By TOI Staff— The White House on Wednesday panned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s comments against the US and its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying such rhetoric “has prevented peace for years.” In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “unimpressed” by Palestinians’ angry rhetoric over US recognition of the Israeli capital.…

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Iran vows support for Palestinian terror groups fighting US Jerusalem move

By Daniel Siryoti and Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom— Iran has officially offered Palestinian terrorist groups its support in mounting “resistance aimed at blocking the implications” of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on the city’s international status. Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, a branch of the…

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Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem reflects Sunni Arab-Israel understanding

By Hillel Frisch, JPost— President Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem is a milestone in the history of the Jewish state. Yet it is also important for the reactions it elicited in the Middle East, which indicate how much the array of forces in the region has radically changed since the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006, and…

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Trump’s Jerusalem declaration sparks talk of 3rd Temple

By World Net Daily— While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before. “What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of…

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Netanyahu says Israel will not be lectured to by the likes of Erdogan

By Herb Keinon, JPost— srael will not be lectured to by a leader who bombs his own people, jails journalists and helps Iran and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a sharp rebuttal to the most recent anti-Israel tirade by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan – who is emerging as one of the…

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Israel: Frustrated, disappointed by Reform rejection of Trump’s statement

By JTA— Israel’s consul in New York, Dani Dayan, called “deeply frustrating and disappointing” the Union for Reform Judaism’s negative reaction to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Dayan said this on Wednesday, according to the Makor Rishon daily, following a statement by Rabbi Rick Jacobs, who head the Reform Union, on…

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The Biblical Significance of Jerusalem to Jews and Christians

By Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein— As all eyes are focused on Jerusalem once again because of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But to understand what is going on, you must start with why Jerusalem is so important, why this ancient city is so woven into the heart of the Jewish people.…

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Jerusalem – An Immovable Rock

By Charles Gardner, Israel Today— While the West continues to indulge in the most bizarre forms of political correctness, the Middle East is bracing itself for a possible Armageddon scenario involving nuclear weapons. The decision of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as a probable first step towards moving the American Embassy there…

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