‘This was never Palestinian land’

BY Hezki Baruch, Israel National News— Zionist Organization of America chief Morton Klein ridiculed claims that Israel has ‘occupied’ Judea and Samaria, telling supporters at the ZOA annual gala Sunday night in New York that no Palestinian Arab nation ever existed. “This was never their sovereign land,” said Klein. “And if it was their sovereign…

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AP Interview: Israel planning UN action against Iran

By Josef Federman— TEL AVIV, Israel — Following the surprising resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, Israel is planning a diplomatic offensive to step up pressure on Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah at the United Nations, a senior Israeli government minister said Thursday. Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told The Associated Press that he believes conditions…

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The Iran-Hamas-Hezbollah Connection

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone— The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has had enough. Last week, Iran finalized its takeover of Lebanon when Hariri resigned, and reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia. Hariri, denouncing Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, said he feared for his life. Hariri has good reason to be afraid of Hezbollah, the powerful…

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Messianic Lite: Chayei Sarah, “Life of Sarah”

This week’s parsha is Genesis 23:1 to 25:18 Parashah Chayei Sara covers an important event in Abraham’s faith journey. In Genesis 23, Abraham has lost his wife Sara. The details given are not about his mourning but rather the intricate negotiations between Abraham and the Hittites over a burial place for Sara. Considering this summer’s…

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Turks, Arabs Welcomed the Balfour Declaration

By Efraim Karsh, Middle East Quarterly— “100 years have passed since the notorious Balfour Declaration, by which Britain gave, without any right, authority or consent from anyone, the land of Palestine to another people. This paved the road for the Nakba of Palestinian people and their dispossession and displacement from their land.” So Mahmoud Abbas…

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Netanyahu: A nuclear Iran ‘infinitely more dangerous’ than North Korea

By Ben Flanagan, Arab News— LONDON: Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has said Iran would be “infinitely more dangerous” than North Korea should it develop nuclear weapons, pointing to Tehran’s aim for “world domination.” Netanyahu, speaking at the Chatham House think-tank in London, pointed to Iran’s backing of Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Houthis in Yemen and…

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Anti-Defamation League ‘Astonished and Horrified’ by Two-Thirds Increase in Antisemitic Incidents in 2017

By Ben Cohen, Algemeiner— The head of the Anti-Defamation League declared his organization was “astonished and horrified” by a recent steep rise in antisemitic incidents in the US, as the ADL released new data on Thursday that compared 2017 with the previous year. ADL’s Audit of Antisemitic Incidents — which covers the period from January through…

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Israeli Military Says It Will Prevent Jihadist Takeover of Syrian Druze Village on Golan Border

By Barney Breen-Portnoy, Algemeiner— In an unusual public declaration on Friday, the Israeli military announced it would thwart a potential takeover of a Syrian Druze town by jihadists. The IDF statement came after a Nusra Front suicide bomber killed at least nine people in Hader, which is located just across the border from Majdal Shams…

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Documenting Anti-Semitism Across the U.S.

By ADL— New data released today by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) show that the number of anti-Semitic incidents remain significantly higher in 2017 compared to 2016. In addition to the significant bump in the first quarter of this year, there was also a distinct increase after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., in…

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