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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Survey: Younger Evangelical Support of Israel Is Declining

BY Chelsen Vicari, Juicy Ecumenism— Evangelicals find themselves divided by age when it comes to beloved support of Israel. Lifeway Research released a new survey on December 4, 2017, showing Evangelicals age 65 and older in full support of Israel’s existence, security, and prosperity as a nation-state. By contrast, Millennial Evangelicals ages 18-34 are simply…

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Trump, Rabbi Y. Yosef Photo: EPA facebook print send to friend comment Rabbis to Trump: ‘You are fulfilling prophecies’

By Kobi Nachshoni, Ynet— The letter, intiated by the Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and delivered by Yossi Dagan, the head of the Samaria Regional Council, told the American president, “You have a rare privilege to be the first president to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Israel.” “We are privileged…

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Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

By Alan Dershowitz— President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who…

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Trump’s Christmas Gift to Israel – Is It a Fulfillment of Prophecy?

By Ryan Jones, Israel Today— And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:3) Jerusalem has always been a focal point of tension and conflict, from…

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Relocating US Embassy to Jerusalem – US interest! 

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” 1. Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem – as prescribed by the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act – represent President Trump’s resolve to focus on US interests, defy Arab pressure/threats, and overrule the politically-correct bureaucracy of the State Department. 2. Relocating…

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Chris Matthews bashes ‘crazy’ Christians with ‘mythical’ beliefs about Jerusalem

By Bradford Richardson, The Washington Times— MSNBC host Chris Matthews said “crazy” evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have “mythical beliefs” about the ancient city. “Don’t think this isn’t related to Alabama next week,” Mr. Matthews said Wednesday on “Morning…

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Israel rejects Turkey’s threat to cut ties over US Jerusalem declaration

By Shlomo Cesana and Eldad Beck, Israel Hayom— Israeli officials on Tuesday leveled harsh criticism at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over his threat to sever diplomatic ties with Israel if U.S. President Donald Trump goes through with his plan to recognize Jerusalem’s as Israel’s capital. Erdogan warned Monday that the move would be “a…

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