What Is the World Council of Churches?

By Malcolm Lowe, Gatestone— The World Council of Churches was founded with a noble aim: to overcome the divisions of Christianity and restore the unity of purpose of Christ’s original followers. After the retirement of its founding spirit, Willem Visser ‘t Hooft, it drifted away from its original concerns, a development that accelerated after his…

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Erdogan, Haniyeh and Abbas are praying for an intifada

By Ron Ben-Yishai, Ynet— The Islamists who incited and ignited the metal detector crisis at the Temple Mount wanted an intifada. They haven’t given up their wish just yet. That’s the main reason the Waqf was preventing Muslim worshipers from returning to the Temple Mount until Thursday afternoon, although the Israeli government had already removed…

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Trump taps Kansas Governor Brownback as religious freedom envoy

By JTA— President Donald Trump nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, who has a long history of cooperation with the Jewish community on religious freedom issues, as his envoy on religious freedom. “While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of…

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Catholic Church’s Denial of Jewish Ties to Temple Mount “Heresy”, “Violates Torah”, Accuses Christian Leader

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz. Breaking Israel News— The Catholic Church’s response to recent turmoil over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem confirms that the Church is using Islamic replacement theology, in “direct violation of the Torah”, to “promote heresy” and deny the Jewish and Biblical connection to the Mount, said prominent Christian and Jewish voices in…

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Could Temple Mount Violence Affect Embassy Move?

By Stewart Ain, Jewish Week Media Group— The deadly Palestinian protests that erupted in Jerusalem following the installation of magnetometers at the entrance to the Temple Mount should give the Trump administration pause. “If magnetometers produced this kind of reaction, what reaction will there be to moving the American embassy to Jerusalem?” asked Aaron David…

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Who is the sovereign on the Temple Mount?

By  Michael Laitman, JPost— It is no secret that the Arab smear campaign in the media and the organized “popular” protests against the placement of metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount have nothing to do with security measures. From the perspective of the Wakf (the Islamic organization controlling and managing the Temple…

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Days of Israel fires back, tells Erdogan: Ottoman Empire is so yesterday

By JNS— The Israeli government shot back at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s fiery statements regarding the Temple Mount, telling the Turkish leader that the days of the Ottoman Empire are over. In a speech to the Turkish parliament Tuesday, Erdogan accused Israel of “using the fight against terrorism as a pretext to take Al-Aqsa…

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77% of Israelis see removal of metal detectors on Temple Mount as capitulation

By Elior Levy, Yael Friedson, Ynetnews— The majority of Israelis think the removal of the metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount constitutes a capitulation by the Israeli government, according to a Channel 2 News poll published on Tuesday. Seventy-seven percent of participants responded “yes” to the question whether the removal of metal…

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JTA: ZOA Calls On Secy/State Tillerson to Resign Over Israel-Hating Report On Terrorism

By ZOA— The Zionist Organization of America called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resign over the State Department terrorism report that the ZOA called “bigoted, biased, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating (and) error-ridden.” “This Tillerson State Department Report blames Israel for Palestinian Arab terrorist attacks on innocent Jews and Americans, ignores and whitewashes the Palestinian Authority’s…

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