ICC prosecutor went after Israeli settlements, but not Cyprus

By Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post— Former International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda broke her commitment to decide the case of the Turkish settlements occupation of Northern Cyprus before leaving office Wednesday, despite publicly committing to do so, and going after Israel as early as late 2019. Amid the all-important ICC debate about whether Israeli…

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Red Alert: When do labels and leaders hide or propel antisemitism?

By Amy Zewe— We are seeing some new twists in the uptick of antisemitism by many factions. Certainly, we have been identifying and calling out actions and rhetoric by particular groups such as Black Live Matter BLM (not the notion that race discrimination isn’t real, exists and needs attention, but the actual group or affiliation…

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Public Security Minister: Flag March will be held tomorrow in our eternal capital

By Israel National News— Public Security Minister Amar Bar-Lev (Labor) clarified Monday afternoon that the Jerusalem Flag March would take place in Jerusalem tomorrow in accordance with the outline approved by the police. “The flag march will take place, this is the plan,” Bar-Lev said at the beginning of the Labor Party meeting. As for…

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Bennett-Netanyahu handover meeting lasts only 25 minutes

By Gill Hoffman, Jerusalem Post— The transition meeting of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on Monday lasted only 25 minutes. No further meetings are planned between them. Netanyahu declined to take part in the traditional transition ceremony, and the brief meeting took place behind…

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To Biden Administration: Record of Iran’s Top “Moderate” Mullah

By Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute— Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has long been labeled in the West a “moderate” or “diplomatic sheikh” who will change the Iranian regime for the better. The Obama administration reached a deal with the Rouhani’s administration and lifted sanctions against the Iranian regime; and now the Biden administration is forging ahead…

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Is Egypt planning to retake control of the Gaza Strip?

By Khaled Abu Toameh, JPost— Scenes of dozens of Egyptian bulldozers, cranes and trucks entering the Gaza Strip last Friday have left some Palestinians wondering whether Egypt is planning to return to the coastal enclave it ruled between 1948 and 1967. The Egyptian decision to send building equipment and engineers to the Gaza Strip came…

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Dead Sea Scrolls: 2,000 years ago Jews used biblical ‘paperbacks’

By Rossella Tercatin, JPost— Some 2,000 years ago, Jews used formal beautifully written biblical manuscripts for public reading, but also informal and sloppily written biblical texts for personal use, new research on the Dead Sea Scrolls has shown. In addition, some of the scrolls might be more ancient than previously thought, suggesting that the current…

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Swearing-in of Bennett-Lapid gov’t that would replace Netanyahu set for Sunday

By Michael Bachner, Times of Israel— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to end his 12 consecutive years in power in five days, as Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin announced Tuesday that a vote would be held on swearing in the new “change government” during a special parliamentary session on Sunday, a day before the deadline…

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Will Mike Evans’s verbal salvo damage Christian and Jewish relationships?

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, All Israel News— I am writing today with some trepidation. When I express my opinions, I try to do so honestly yet diplomatically without name-calling or negative adjectives. However, I am now compelled as a respectful supporter of Israel to add my perspective on Mike Evans comments this past week. Evans…

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A Personal Reflection on Israel’s Never-Ending Conflict with Hamas

By Lela Gilbert, FRC Blog—- On May 20, a news alert on my computer tersely announced that Israel was launching retaliatory strikes into the Gaza Strip. And, as always, this was in response to volleys of rockets launched by Hamas from Gaza into southern Israel. In fact, since some 50 rockets had struck Israel just since April,…

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Arab Journalists and Pro-Israel Christians Agree: Hamas is the Problem

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBNIsrael— When United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Israel, and the United States signed the Abraham Accords on the White House lawn on August 13, 2020, it signaled a historic, miraculous opening of cooperation and benefits to each nation. Morocco and Sudan then joined the Accords, and the cooperative efforts have proven…

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