Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8/14/18

Israel tops list of most powerful countries The Jewish state beats European nations in new report.

Senior Israeli Minister: Israel Closer Than Ever to Ousting Hamas TEL AVIV - Israel could oust the Gaza-ruling Hamas, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday as a report emerged that the terror group's leaders were in the IDF's crosshairs.

IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in Syria and Iraq despite the group's recent losses, according to a United Nations report.

Palestinians (Again) Try to Get Israel Kicked Out of the UN The Gaza border region is finally quiet, but the diplomatic war between Israel and the Palestinians is still raging.

Israeli official: Agreement with Hamas is almost ready Israeli official says five-year peace agreement giving Hamas airport, seaport, is 'virtually' ready.

Why is Nobody Talking about the Union for the Mediterranean? The EU countries involved in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) appear unbothered by promoting "integration" -- or even claiming "a common heritage" -- with countries such as Mauritania, where, according to recent reports, up to 20% of the population (Haratines and other Afro-Mauritanian groups) is enslaved, and anti-slavery activists are regularly tortured and detained.

Support for two-state solution at lowest in nearly 20 years - poll 43% of Palestinians and Israeli Jews back the two-state solution; last year, the Palestinian figure was 52% and the Jewish figure was 47%.

Islamist organization: Join forces against Israel Senior member of extremist Islamist organization calls on Arab armies to unite their forces against Israel.

Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontier The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, reflecting Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes.

How Can Amalek be Identified Today? Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a prominent Israeli mystic, gave a sermon that was published on Sunday. In it, he referred to Hamas as "he seed of Amalek."

Monday, August 13, 2018

8/13/18

Iran unveils new short-range fateh ballistic missile The latest Fateh missile called the Al-Mobeen or "The Divine Conquest."

'The Palestinians' goal is to wipe Israel off the map' Deputy Minister Michael Oren blasts PA's demand to expel Israel from the UN over the Nationality Law.

PM threatens snap elections if no solution found to IDF Draft Law During coalition leaders meeting, Netanyahu gives ultimatum to call elections within two weeks in event that government fails to swiftly resolve coalition dispute over conscripting Haredim into the IDF, which for months has divided the government.

Israeli-Palestinian support for 2 states at 20 years low, poll says The data is "the lowest in more than a decade, when a steady decline in support began, and the lowest in almost two decades of joint Palestinian-Israeli survey research."

Israel's Great Weakness: An Attack on Its Nuclear Reactors? Israel's nuclear establishment has been conducting drills simulating attacks against the country's two nuclear reactors.

Have The Temple Vessels Been Located? After nearly a decade of writing, the remarkable story of one man's quest to decipher the ancient map leading to the gold and silver Temple vessels is being published.

Controversial Nation-State Law Echoes The Bible Despite the fact that it created a swirl of political controversy, the recent passage of the nation-state law in the Israeli Knesset is seen by many Bible-based Jews and Christians as affirming the Biblical connection between the Land of Israel and the Jewish people.

Israel seeks early re-tender of mining rights to shore up Dead Sea While government has rarely intervened in operations of biggest extractor, matters are about to change as Israel seeks to re-tender mining concessions as much as eight years ahead of schedule.

UN Enabling Hamas's War Machine This ceasefire initiative is rather disturbing: it requires no meaningful concessions on the part of Hamas.

The reason Turkey's economic collapse is so scary is that Iran, Russia, and Syria are waiting in the wings Lots of things are going wrong in Turkey at once, driven by the collapse of its currency, the lira.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

8/11/18

Hamas Arrested Salafi Cell Suspected Of Grad Missile Launch There are Salafi people in all of the Palestinian factions that are recognized as "light."

Residents Of Gaza Border Communities Fatigued By Endless Cycle Of Violence Sderot’s 24,000 people were victim to rocket strikes Wednesday.

'There is no deterrence. Go to war now' Former IDF chief says terror organizations like Hamas will only be deterred by threats to their existence after 180 rockets fired at Israel.

The Next Syria Showdown The Syrian civil war is over, and the next phase begins now.

Battle Against Christians On Temple Mount It is well-known that Jews are restricted from praying on the Temple Mount but a recent encounter illustrated how Christians who revere the site are treated in the same roughshod manner by the Waqf (Islamic Religious Authority).

Thousands in Hevron for Forefathers' celebration The entire Tomb of Forefathers and Mothers is open to Jews for the Celebration of the Forefathers and Mothers and Erev Rosh Hodesh.

China: We Might Help Assad with the War in Syria Direct military assistance from China would mark a dramatic shift in Middle East geopolitics.

Europe: Prayer in Public Spaces A few months ago, a global media tempest erupted after Polish Catholics held a mass public prayer event across the country.

COMMENTARY: The Welsh Revival and Love for Israel, Part I Amid great expectancy of a renewed outpouring of the Spirit in the land of revivals, my wife and I were profoundly blessed and stirred by a recent visit to Wales.

Will Europe end like the Roman republic? Invaded by barbarian tribes, culturally impotent and with a collapsed family structure, Europe was ready for defeat when Rome fell - as it is now.

Friday, August 10, 2018

8/10/18

"Hamas must understand - Israel is not weak" Yossi Kuperwasser claims that Israel needs to send the message that there’s a “price to pay."

Israel’s Southern Mayors Decry Hamas Ceasefire Hamas sources claimed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, but Israeli sources have yet to confirm this.

ANALYSIS: What's Behind the Latest Escalation in Israel's South? The situation in southern Israel deteriorated significantly Wednesday night after Hamas started to pound the Israeli towns and communities in the Gaza belt with 180 rockets and mortar shells.

Sweden's Government Funds Anti-Semitism As major Swedish cities such as Malmö have become known as places where Jews are threatened, anti-Semitism in Sweden has attracted international attention.

2.4 Million Tourists Came To Israel So Far In 2018, Ministry Says The ministry of tourism said in a statement that the number of tourists is 46 percent more than in 2016, almost double the number of tourists that entered during the same period that year.

Celebrating 40 years of the rebirth of Shilo 2,000 attend celebrations marking 40th anniversary of establishment of Shiloh in Binyamin, where the Tabernacle and the Holy Ark once stood.

Is Russia Ready For Another War? Libya And Yemen Leaders Ask For Vladimir Putin's Help Leaders of influential armed movements in Libya and Yemen have appealed for Russian intervention to solve the crises that have ravaged their respective countries in the wake of a regional uprising years ago.

Goldman Sachs sees orderly Brexit with PM May getting deal through parliament Goldman Sachs sees Prime Minister Theresa May clinching a Brexit deal on access to European Union markets for goods and getting it approved by the British parliament, though it cautioned that a disorderly exit and national election remained possible.

What Does Traditional Judaism Teach About Non-Jews? As we debate the pros and cons of the Nation-State Law and analyze whether changes should be made to it, we should take these traditional Jewish values to heart.

Why Your Jordan Bucket List Shouldn’t End at Petra A bedrock in a famous region, Jordan contains ancient ruins and cultural treasures that go far beyond its most famous attraction.

Trump's 'Arab NATO' faces skepticism, commitment issues President Trump’s plan to bring America’s top Arab Middle East allies to the White House this fall in a bid to forge a military alliance against Iran and radical terrorism groups has the potential to transform the military balance in one of the world’s most unstable regions — if the putative allies can find a way to get along.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

8/9/18

Israel Pounds Hamas After 19 Injured In Rocket Barrage, One Critical The Israel Air Force retaliated by striking targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening after 19 people were treated for injuries resulting form rocket attacks from Gaza against southern Israel.

Gaza official says this round of escalation is 'over' Half an hour after air raid sirens sound in Israel, Gaza official says escalation is 'over.'

After 150 Hamas rockets, IDF high command weighs full-scale operation against Hamas The IDF General Command conferred Wednesday night, Aug. 8, on a full-scale military operation against Hamas after it launched a non-stop barrage of 150 rockets against Israel.

IDF says war in Gaza approaching, communities near Strip could be evacuated Senior military officials say many troops will be sent to southern front after Palestinian terrorists launch more than 150 rockets, mortar shells overnight.

IDF Officer: War With Gaza is Close A senior IDF officer told Army Radio on Thursday morning that he saw a new full-scale war with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as inevitable.

To The Brink Of War: How Hamas And Israel Got Here Hamas says it wants Israel to end the 10-year blockade of Gaza and to ease up restrictions on goods flowing to the strip.

Hamas Blackmail, Media Silence Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, says it wants Israel and Egypt to keep the border crossings with its coastal territory open on a permanent basis.

How Assad, ISIS, and the Russians Cooperated to Carry Out a Massacre The slaughter in the Druze region of Syria cost hundreds of lives last month. 

Senior US Navy officials say Russian and Chinese subs are now operating near America’s east coast In March, Russian state-owned media outlets made a surprising announcement: a new documentary series had entered into production that promised to tell the story of Russian nuclear attack submarine commanders sneaking their vessels into American harbors.

Let My People Pray At The Temple Mount — It Will Teach Palestinians A Lesson This past Wednesday, I ascended to the Temple Mount, as I have done many scores of times, and, following the police security check, was permitted to enter the compound Muslims call the Haram A-Sharif, the Noble Sanctuary.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

8/8/18

Hamas-Israel truce would be like a 'painkiller, not an antibiotic,' say observers All of the economic benefits being offered to Gaza as part of a package deal-an improvement in the water and electricity supplies, the construction of a seaport, the cancellation of debts owed by the Hamas government, a relaxation of the Israeli security blockade-hinge on an agreement.

Russia and Israel reach understanding on Golan border line Israel's ambassador to Russia said Israel insisted on the full withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria.

Brace yourselves: The next Israeli election is on the way Tuesday night's Supreme Court ruling requiring the Knesset to pass a new law to draft yeshiva students made it very likely that Israel's next election will take place in early 2019.

EU skips over Israel EU plans connecting Judea and Samaria to Gaza airports, sea, and railways without informing Israel; Minister Katz rejects plan out of hand.

Liberman warns Assad planning to rebuild large Syrian army after civil war Defense minister also praises Trump's reimposition of Iran sanctions, saying Tehran was using relief provided by nuke deal not to support its economy but rather to fund terror.

Fractured union: Israel has all but given up on the EU Netanyahu increasingly considers ties with Brussels a 'lost cause,' believing he can reap same benefits by improving relations with individual member states. Many Israelis agree.

Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true - a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.

This is the impact of the EU on trade We live in an era of increasing doubts about the benefits of trade openness among the general public and policymakers, as evidenced by the spread of anti-globalisation political platforms in Western countries.

Local Christians Spar Over Israel Declaring Itself the 'Jewish State' Israel's new Nation-State Law has been the source of both local and global condemnation.

Rare 2,200-year-old earring a goldmine for scholars of Hellenistic-era Jerusalem Gold filigree animal-headed jewelry item illuminates an opaque era of Jerusalem's history -- and may reset ancient city borders.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

8/7/18

Seeking 'WORLD PEACE,' Trump says US won't trade with those who trade with Iran Saying he's reimposed 'most biting sanctions ever' on Islamic Republic, US president tweets: 'I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!'

Israeli minister says 'good chance' Iran will renegotiate nuclear deal Gilad Erdan slams 'morally bankrupt' EU for trying to salvage accord; Israeli intelligence community said optimistic that new sanctions will force major change in Tehran.

Bolton: Blocking Strait of Hormuz will be Iran's 'worst mistake' -instead it must 'come to table' Closing the Strait of Hormuz would be the biggest mistake Iran has ever made, the US president's national security advisor John Bolton said.

Ehud Barak attacks:'Bennett and Shaked threaten future of Zionism' Former DM: 'Vision of Jewish Home with man and woman heading it is racist and messianic, with their rabbis Lior and Ginsburgh.'

Despite US sanctions, Tehran steps up quest for dialogue with Trump administration A key sentence signaled Tehran's quest for diplomacy in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's bitter diatribe over re-imposed sanctions on Monday, Aug. 6.

Israel and Gaza may be on the verge of war. It could be worse than in the past. "I'm honestly surprised we haven't seen a full-blown war yet," one expert said.

Hamas: Israel won't be able to sleep in peace Terror group says peace agreement may fail if Israel eliminates terrorists who fire at IDF soldiers.

Turkey intends to reopen consulates in Iraqi-Kurdistan On Friday last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed that his nation planned to reopen their consulates located in two of Iraq's largest cities.

Britain Is Preparing For a 'No Deal' Brexit Before Britain's 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, Britain's then-prime minister David Cameron adamantly refused to make plans for what his government would do if the country voted to leave.

Christian Millennials Visit Israel, Realize Media's Been Lying to Them An international group of millennials have seen the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a new light after engaging with both sides - and being shocked by what they discovered.

Monday, August 06, 2018

8/6/18

Jerusalem Mayor issues wake-up call to Europe Nir Barkat addresses heads of European countries calling on them to join Israel and fight terrorism before it reaches their countries.

Majority of Palestinians oppose Trump's Peace Plan, Oslo Accords The survey found that if presidential elections were held in which only Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh ran, 35.3% said they would vote for Abbas, while 19.3% said they would vote for Haniyeh.

Uproar Over Israel's Definition of Itself Crosses Ethnic Lines It's taken a backlash by Israel's staunchest Arab supporters to spark one of the biggest outpourings of discontent with the Netanyahu government in years.

European Union 'deeply' regrets return of US sanctions on Iran Diplomatic chief Mogherini, along with foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, says multi-nation alliance will work to keep 'financial channels' with Tehran open.

Hamas discusses battle-readiness in response to Israeli pessimism Amid talks on a proposed ceasefire deal mediated by the UN and Egypt, Hamas leaders hold a meeting to discuss a possible military conflict with Israel, following the Israeli Security Cabinet statement Sunday that 'the IDF is prepared for any scenario.'

"Be Cursed Forever": Extremist Persecution of Christians, January 2018 "Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country." - Pastor Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, executive director of Voice of Northern Christian Movement, Nigeria.

What would happen if Britain left the EU with no deal? BREXIT is due to happen on March 29th 2019, two years after Theresa May invoked Article 50, the withdrawal provision of the EU treaty.

Do latest Corbyn disclosures show the rift in Labour now too wide to bridge? As opposition leader's unapologetic supporters entrench themselves despite yet more anti-Semitism allegations, it's hard to see how his hard left and Labour's centrists can coexist.

Matteo Salvini: Can Italy trust this man? Standing smoking in his green puffer jacket, Matteo Salvini blended in with his bodyguards and aides.

Return of the Biblical Harp After more than 2,000 years, the prophetic sound David's harp is heard once again in Jerusalem. When the Third Temple is rebuilt, these biblical harps will return, to be used in Jewish worship.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

8/4/18

Fatah Warns Hamas Against Reaching Truce Accord With Israel The warning came amid unconfirmed reports that Israel and Hamas were close to reaching a long-term truce agreement.

ANALYSIS: Have Iranian forces withdrawn from the Israeli border in Syria? On Monday, the pro-Assad coalition in Syria finally finished off the last pockets of Islamist resistance along the Israeli border on the Golan Heights after a six-week-long campaign which included the ‘liberation’ of the Daraa and Kuneitra provinces in southwest Syria.

Iranian protesters blame their government, not US, for failing economy Religious school attacked near Tehran as opponents slam regime; rial has slipped to record lows ahead of sanctions restarting Monday after Washington pulled out of nuke deal.

Corbyn under fire again for ‘vague, meaningless’ article against anti-Semitism Observant Jews unable to respond to opinion piece published by UK Labour leader just before start of Sabbath; critics note he appears to have copied section from earlier article.

Trump Readies Mideast Team for Peace Plan Rollout U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Israel entrusts its North Front security to Russia, Gaza – to indirect US intervention Hamas has burned to a cinder more than 35,000 dunams of flourishing Israeli land – half the area of Tel Aviv, the whole of Beersheba – since launching its “March of Return” on March 31.

Will Imran Khan Change Pakistan's Relations With Israel? Khan married the British socialite Jemima Goldsmith in 1995. Goldsmith is not Jewish, but has ethnic Jewish roots and recounts being “made familiar with Jewish tradition."

UN report: North Korea cooperates militarily with Syria, tries to sell weapons to Middle East groups A confidential UN report reveals that North Korea has not stopped its nuclear, missile program in violations of UN sanctions.


IDF strikes second Gaza cell launching incendiary balloons The military says it targeted two separate groups in the northern and southern parts of the Palestinian enclave.

Friday, August 03, 2018

8/3/18

Iran's $100 million aid to Hamas and Islamic Jihad Analysis: While aid to Hamas and Islamic Jihad is only a tenth of the funds to Hezbollah, the budget for the Lebanese organization was reduced this year amid economic hardship in Iran, but that of the Gaza terror groups remained the same.

PA attacks US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman On July 30, 2018, US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited the grieving widow of Yotam Ovadia, who was murdered four days prior by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, Tareq Dar Yusuf.

Iran's Naval Exercise Threatens Strategic Straits of Hormuz The tensions come as Israel warned it will oppose any Iranian attempt to block the Bab al-Mandab straits at the south end of the Red Sea.

Let Putin and Russia rebuild Syria. U.S. taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill The civil war in Syria is continuing, though at a less intensive pace, but it has been abundantly clear for months that President Bashar Assad and his government have won.

Russia's 8 military Golan positions - problematic for Israeli security. Hizballah creeps ever closer The Russian decision to set up 8 military positions along the Syrian-Israeli Golan border will impede rather than help consolidate security on Israel's northern front - in more ways than one.

Annual Pride Parade Takes Over Jerusalem Participants in the Jerusalem parade congregated in Liberty Bell Park amid heavy security, and at 17:30 began wending their way through the city.

The Far Right Aims to Take Control of the European Union Next Year The past year has been a historically bad one for liberal democracy in Europe.

Will Emmanuel Macron help Theresa May save her Brexit deal? Theresa May will meet with Emmanuel Macron on Friday to discuss Brexit.

Jewish Groups Slam Episcopal Bishop for Spreading 'Blood Libel' An Episcopal bishop spread a "blood libel" against the Jewish state at the Episcopal Church's General Convention in July, according to CAMERA analyst Dexter Van Zile.

Gaza truce proposal would ease blockade, end fire balloon attacks - report Hamas leaders said to mull five-year, Egypt-backed ceasefire plan that could see international aid flowing into the beleaguered enclave.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

8/2/18

IAF kills 7 ISIS Militants 200 meters from Golan Heights border The ISIS members were 200 meters from the Israeli border, the army said.

Regev in east Jerusalem: Palestinians don't have deep roots here 'No matter how deep they dig, a Palestinian coin won't be found here,' culture minister says at launch ceremony for Yemenite heritage project in Silwan; on Nationality Law she adds, 'Only the Jewish people are entitled to national rights between the river and the sea.'

PM: Israel will help open narrow strait in Red Sea if Iran closes it In a multi-front confrontation, he said, "we'll be less selective, and the damage to our enemies will be more difficult. I hope they will take this into account."

ANALYSIS: Have Iranian forces withdrawn from the Israeli border in Syria? On Monday, the pro-Assad coalition in Syria finally finished off the last pockets of Islamist resistance along the Israeli border on the Golan Heights after a six-week-long campaign which included the 'liberation' of the Daraa and Kuneitra provinces in southwest Syria.

Iran gearing up for major drill threatening to shut Strait of Hormuz CNN says Islamic Revolutionary Guards readying for exercise, possibly with 48 hours, to demonstrate ability to shut waterway vital for international shipping, global energy supplies.

Brexit or Armageddon? Depends who you ask Brexit is looming and so is Armageddon, if you believe the headlines in Britain.

How defining anti-Semitism became a defining problem for the UK Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn is widely accused of tolerating or ignoring anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Israel speech, among other forms of Jew hatred.

Jeremy Corbyn Praised Hamas Terrorists as 'Brothers' on Iran State TV UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of giving his personal support to murderous anti-Israel Hamas terrorists who between them killed upwards of 600 people.

Media Comment: Is Our State Democratic? The law does not prevent the election of a non-Jewish prime minister. So what is the whole brouhaha about?

Netanyahu: If Iran tries to block Bab al-Mandeb, it will face a coalition with Israel in full military array Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday, Aug. 1, that Israel would be there if Iran tried to block the Red Sea's Bab al-Mandeb Straits.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

8/1/18

Holocaust denial is not illegal in America, Facebook notes Zuckerberg's comments sparked concern among American Jewish organizations and prompted admonition from the German government, which reminded that Holocaust denial is against the law there.

Mike Huckabee dons hard hat, lays bricks for new West Bank settlement homes Former Arkansas governor and Trump confidant says US president would be thrilled to see Israeli construction over the Green Line; refers to Efrat as a 'bridge to peace'.

UK foreign secretary warns against messy EU divorce Britain's foreign secretary warned anew against a "messy divorce" with the European Union that could poison future relations as he visited Austria on Wednesday, bringing his message to the country that holds the EU's rotating presidency.

How Popular Is Iran in Lebanon? EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Iran's hard power in Lebanon is well-known.

Russian Envoy: Israel Agrees to Removal of Iranian Troops 85 KM from Golan New footage of Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria released.

Trump heads for summit with Rouhani. Israel caught by surprise President Donald Trump said Tuesday night July 31: "I have a feeling they'll be talking to us pretty soon. And maybe not, and that's OK too."

Corbyn apologizes for comparing Israel to Nazis at 2010 gathering Corbyn is wrestling with accusations that his party has been tolerant of antisemitism among some of its members.

Belgian funded PA school still named after terrorist mass murderer PA ignores Belgian demands to change name, yet Belgian funding of the PA continues unabated.

Central African Republic: Russian journalists die in ambush Three journalists, believed to be Russians, have been killed in an ambush in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Erodgan: US remarks show 'Evangelist, Zionist mentality' As the crisis escalates between Turkey and the US over the trial of Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, who was charged with terror offenses and accused of involvement in the 2016 military coup, Erdogan slams Trump's 'unacceptable' threat of sanctions.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

7/31/18

Syria proclaims control of borders with Israel = Iranian/Hizballah forces now face IDF Golan positions Three glaring inaccuracies appeared in the Syrian claim on Tuesday, July 31, that its army had won control of the entire border with Israel, which failed to credit Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiites.

Syria boots IS from Golan Heights, retaking full control of frontier with Israel Assad forces complete six-week-long bloody campaign to regain command of war-torn country's southwest corner for first time in seven years.

Russian ambassador to Israel: We can't force Iran to leave Syria Anatoly Viktorov says Iranian-backed forces have a 'very important role' in fighting opponents of Assad regime.

Russia's endgame in Syria: Iran for Ukraine? Russia wants to use the gains it made in Syria as a bargaining chip with the US on Ukraine and the economic sanctions.

Iran's long game in Syria While the Obama administration was joyous over its nuclear deal with Iran, they paid little or no attention to Iran's efforts supporting terrorists in the Middle East and their increasingly active involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Caroline Glick: The Stakes in Syria Continue to Rise The threat that Iran will choose to initiate a devastating war in the Middle East, from its perch in Syria, continues to rise.

The Secret Reason Arabs Reject the Jewish Nation-State Law Some Israeli Arab leaders speak disparagingly about Israel for publicity.

Eurozone Economic Growth Slows, Inflation Accelerates as U.S. Trade Talks Loom Eurozone economic growth eased to its slowest pace in two years last quarter, according to an early estimate from the region's statistics office, but a faster reading for currency area inflation suggests the European Central Bank will likely keep its current interest rate and asset purchase plans in place despite the unexpected weakness.

The Legitimacy of Israel's Nationality Law Upon passing the Nationality Law in Israel's Knesset (Parliament) by a vote of 62 to 55, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the podium and declared, "One hundred and twenty-two years after Theodore Herzl published his vision we have enshrined into the law the basic principle of our existence."

Majority of Israeli Jews Support Nation-State Law, Polls Determine 61% of Israeli Jews do not think the law will impact the Druze community's commitment to the state of Israel, one poll found.

Monday, July 30, 2018

7/30/18

Abbas Warns 'Fateful and Dangerous' Measures In The Works Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinians are planning to make "fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months," leading to speculation that he intends to sever ties with Israel.

'Abbas is directly responsible for attack' Economy Minister: 'Anyone who talks of political settlement and desire to live in peace cannot finance murderers and martyrs.'

Hamas Claims Gaza Protests are 'Peaceful,' Then Calls for Killing Every Jew One of the top Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip last week again claimed that ongoing demonstrations along the coastal enclave's border with Israel are "peaceful" in nature.

Dignity for the Palestinians Given that all Palestinian leaderships have called for a Palestinian state that will encompass and obliterate the state of Israel, it is not surprising that they cannot bear to accept any proposal that will give them only one small state (or two small states) in the territory allotted to them by the United Nations in 1947.

Israel's Nationality Law: What, exactly, does it say? Claims that the law is not strong enough conflict with claims of racism and apartheid. What's the truth? Read the new law in full.

Saudi Arabia: No peace talks without eastern Jerusalem Saudi Arabia reportedly tells allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem or "right of return".

A majority of Leave voters now believe May's Brexit deal will be bad for Britain More than half (51%) of Leave voters and two-thirds (65%) of the public now believe the outcome of Brexit negotiations will be bad for Britain, according to a Sky poll.

Churches may have to pay taxes, and members of Congress may pay politically Members of Congress should be able to work together to protect houses of worship from having to pay taxes, especially in an election year when both parties want to earn the faith community's vote.

Newly released minutes show US pressure on Israel to leave West Bank in '78 Marking 40 years to Camp David accords, the Center for Israel Education is rolling out memos detailing negotiations that led to Israel-Egypt peace treaty.

Religious IDF soldiers forced to listen to transgender lecture Soldiers in commanders course complain after being forced to listen speech lauding transgender lifestyle. IDF says lecture was a mistake.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

7/28/18

Dozens Of Palestinians Riot At Temple Mount Following Friday Prayers During the dispersal of the rioters, the police used stun and smoke grenades to control the clashes as police forces arrested a number of suspects.

Syria regime now on Israel’s doorstep after seizing Quneitra province Syrian government forces on Thursday raised the flag in the buffer zone separating Syrian-held territory from the Israeli Golan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Pence: Religious persecution happens in free countries, too US VP Pence cites attacks on European Jews to make a point about bigotry.

Iran general warns Trump war would 'destroy all you possess' An Iranian special forces commander has warned President Donald Trump if the US attacks Iran it "will destroy all that you possess".

Abbas's Fatah: Israel Planning To Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque The Palestinians have since used the incident to revive their long-standing charge that Israel was planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to rebuild the Third Temple.

Report: U.S. Considering Military Options To Keep Strait Of Hormuz Open Officials claim that any military action would be carried by U.S allies, not the U.S armed forces, with the Saudis being the logical choice.

Erdoğan's Turkey: Unwanted in Arab Lands In June, crowds gathered at a square in Tehran to protest Iran's sliding currency and other economic woes.

Exclusive: Polls point to anti-EU surge in European Parliament Eurosceptic parties could expand their strength in the European Parliament by over 60 percent at elections next May, adding pressure on EU leaders pressing for deeper integration after Brexit, a survey by Reuters of national opinion polls suggests.

Military Affairs: Can Israel Handle A Multi-Front War? With fronts ripe for conflict to break out at any moment, the IDF’s ability to operate effectively on multiple fronts simultaneously is crucial for Israel to deal with the region’s unpredictability.

Arab Media Claims Israel Wielding the Forces of Nature in War Against Islam In addition to its military prowess, some Arab journalists are now telling their readers that Israel is wielding the very forces of nature in its supposed war against the Muslim world.

Friday, July 27, 2018

7/27/18

Dozens of Palestinians riot at Temple Mount following Friday prayers During the dispersal of the rioters, the police used stun and smoke grenades to control the clashes as police forces arrested a number of suspects.

Austria's Sebastian Kurz tells Theresa May to avoid 'hard Brexit' Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz has told Theresa May it is "important to avoid a hard Brexit", after talks with the UK prime minister.

UK voters back Brexit deal referendum as May's ratings plunge: polls The proportion of voters who favor a referendum on the final terms of any Brexit deal has overtaken those who do not for the first time, while Prime Minister Theresa May's approval ratings have plunged, according to opinion polls.

Syria regime now on Israel's doorstep after seizing Quneitra province Assad's forces raise flag in buffer zone bordering strategic Israeli Golan Heights following ouster of rebels.

Netanyahu to recruits: 'We are managing tough fronts, in the south and the north' PM speaks to 2018 IDF recruits. 'We are at battle. This involves exchange of blows, but ultimately it is a test of strength of will.'

3.7 Earthquake hits Sea of Galilee and surrounding area Dozens of tremors have been felt around northern Israel in recent weeks.

Pence: Religious persecution happens in free countries, too US VP Pence cites attacks on European Jews to make a point about bigotry.

Iran general warns Trump war would 'destroy all you possess' An Iranian special forces commander has warned President Donald Trump if the US attacks Iran it "will destroy all that you possess".

Erdogan's Turkey: Unwanted in Arab Lands "[Erdogan] does not even understand that Turks are not Arabs and Arabs have no intention go back to Ottoman rule."- Arab attache.

Two Gazans, including 14-year-old, said killed in border riots Over 40 Palestinians reported injured as thousands rally near security fence, attack troops with bombs, rocks; IDF strikes balloon-launching squad, causing no casualties.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

7/26/18

Rocket shot down by Iron Dome as Gaza border violence persists IDF says nine projectiles fired at Israel since Wednesday evening as fighting ramps up after soldier injured by sniper and Israel retaliates.

Netanyahu: We will do what is necessary to maintain security "We are in a battle, but it is a test of willpower, we are exhausting all the possibilities, but we are very, very determined to defend our borders."

Scoop: Israel turns down Putin's offer to host summit with Palestinians Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to organize a summit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow because he didn't want to undercut President Trump's forthcoming Middle East peace plan, according to Israeli officials.

What is behind the Hamas-Iran rapprochement? On July 16, Qassem Sulaimani, the commander of the Quds Force within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, was scheduled to address a conference in Gaza via a satellite link from Tehran.

Hamas official urges killing of Zionist Jews, praises ‘peaceful’ Gaza protests Alluding to recent violence and fears of war, Fathi Hamad says armed factions in the enclave have their 'finger on the trigger'

Will Friday Night's Blood Moon Eclipse Determine How the Messiah Will Come? On the night of Friday, July 27th, the longest lunar eclipse of the century will appear in the heavens over Israel, with one rabbi labeling it "an omen for Israel."

Abbas's Fatah: Israel planning to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque The Palestinians have since used the incident to revive their long-standing charge that Israel was planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to rebuild the Third Temple.

Syrian flag raised in Quneitra, on Syrian side of Golan Heights Pro-Assad forces raised the Syrian flag in Quneitra on Thursday, as the government continued its push to regain full control of the Syrian Golan Heights, strategic territory that borders Israel and Jordan.

Exclusive: Polls point to anti-EU surge in European Parliament Eurosceptic parties could expand their strength in the European Parliament by over 60 percent at elections next May, adding pressure on EU leaders pressing for deeper integration after Brexit, a survey by Reuters of national opinion polls suggests.

Israel's two fronts explode: IDF officer hurt in Gaza. Russia praises IDF strike on ISIS letting Syria, Hizballah reach Kinneret The surreal effect of the latest happenings on Israel's Gaza and northern fronts is caused by at least six cooks stirring two volatile broths, of which the IDF is the least pro-active.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7/25/18

Century's longest 'blood moon' stokes doomsday fears Celestial event triggers apocalyptic predictions from Evangelicals linking the lunar eclipse to the US Jerusalem embassy move.

Iraq is finally taking action as protests and public dissent continue to build A lump sum of $15 million is being extracted from the Iraqi government's emergency budget for crisis containment solutions - specifically regarding the out of control protests and widespread chaos currently engulfing southern Iraq.

Special Report: How Iraq's agricultural heartland is dying of thirst One day in June, a giant irrigation pump deep in the Mosul Dam Lake sputtered briefly into life.

How BBC radio programmes misled by adding one letter and a plural "Settlements are communities established by Israel on land occupied in the 1967 Middle East war."

Wave of the future: Over half the newest immigrants are under 17 Over half of Wednesday's newest immigrants are children, and 35% of the immigrants will reside in Israel's periphery.

Western Wall not about to crumble, experts say after stone comes crashing down Hebrew University academics emphasize that while constant monitoring and a early warning system are necessary, the monumental Herodian-era site should stay open to the public.

PA: What is "Zionist ISIS-ism"? Israeli MPs visiting the Temple Mount Jewish Israeli MPs "defile" Muslim holy sites, says Abbas' antisemitic advisor: Allowing Israeli MPs to visit the Temple Mount is "Zionist ISIS-ism"

Arab Media Claims Israel Wielding the Forces of Nature in War Against Islam In addition to its military prowess, some Arab journalists are now telling their readers that Israel is wielding the very forces of nature in its supposed war against the Muslim world.

Palestinian Authority Silences Students By targeting Palestinian journalists and university students, the Palestinian Authority shows that it has turned the territories under its control into a dictatorship that systematically grinds public freedoms into the ground.

The Third Temple and the Messianic Era: What's the connection? Interview with the head of Machon Shilo, Rabbi David Bar-Hayim.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

7/24/18

Israel Downs Syrian Fighter Jet with Patriot Missiles The last time a Syrian jet was downed by Israel was in 2014.

IDF after downing plane: We warned Syria against entering Israeli airspace Israeli military says it stressed repeatedly it would not allow breach; adds Sukhoi fighter jet took off from Iran-linked base, traveled two kilometers over Golan Heights border.

Turkish President Erdogan says 'spirit of Hitler has re-emerged in racist Israel' President Erdogan of Turkey has launched an astonishing attack on Israel - saying the "spirit of Hitler has re-emerged" among administrators.

Israel rebukes Turkey's Erdogan over 'Hitler' comparison Israel's prime minister has angrily rebuffed comments by the Turkish president who called Israel the "most fascist, racist state" in the world.

Rabbis Worried After Stone Falls Out of Jerusalem's Western Wall One of the large ancient cut stones making up what's now known as the "Western Wall" of Jerusalem's Temple Mount fell from its place and crashed to the platform below early Monday morning.

How Iran Could Use a Chinese Military Strategy to Wage War Against America After reading the whole report, along with just a quick parsing of many other documents and resources on Iran's military over the years, one can easily come to the conclusion that Iran's forces, when confronted close to its shores, would not be easily subdued.

The Real Conflict with Iran The mullahs should fear financial warfare, not a military assault.

Should We Be Anticipating War With Iran? No, but It Could Get Nasty The escalating invective between President Trump and Iran's leaders, reminiscent of the president's bombastic exchanges with North Korea, have raised fears of a military confrontation in the Persian Gulf - a vital conduit for global oil supplies - or perhaps even something bigger.

The US in Eurasia: New Challenges EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the US the sole indisputable world power with almost unlimited resources.

Netanyahu's message to parents around the world PM Netanyahu tells parents around the world about terrorist attack on preschool as the children were playing. 'Hug your children'. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

7/23/18

In a First: Israel Fires Two David Sling Interceptor Missiles The Syrian rockets landed in Syria. Israel suffered no damage or injuries from the rockets.

Israel rebuffs Russian offer to keep Iranian forces from Golan: official Israel rebuffed on Monday a new Russian offer to keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line, an Israeli official said, complicating Moscow's bid to stabilize the country as the civil war there wanes.

ANALYSIS: Israel in Crisis Mode as Assad Regime Forces Reach Golan Border While the Israeli army was busy saving the lives of 800 members of the Syrian rescue organization "White Helmets" this weekend, the Russian-Iranian-backed Assad regime forces mercilessly pounded the last pockets of resistance in the Yarmouk Basin.

Iran's Rouhani Warns Trump: War with Iran 'Is the Mother of all Wars' U.S. President Donald Trump was warned Sunday not to pursue hostile policies against Tehran, because "America should know... war with Iran is the mother of all wars."

Putin's top officials sent to Jerusalem after DEBKAfile disclosed his rift with Netanyahu. Israeli David's Wand in first operation Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chief of Staff Gen. Valery Gerasimov were sent urgently to Israel on Monday, July 23 over the Putin-Netanyahu rift that was exclusively disclosed by DEBKAfile.

Over 1,000 Jews ascend Temple Mount Hundreds of Jews arrive this morning to Temple Mount for Tisha B'Av fast. 9 detained by police.

Is evidence of Temple's destruction being destroyed by a bid for Jewish unity? Archaeologist Prof. Dan Bahat files a High Court petition to stop Western Wall construction.

Jordan condemns Jewish visitors to Temple Mount Jordan issues official condemnation against mass Jewish visit to Jerusalem holy site.

Brexit: What would a 'no deal' look like? "No deal" can be a confusing term in the Brexit debate because there are, in fact, several potential deals waiting to be done.

Award Winning Archaeologist: Smashed Idols Show Biblical Jerusalem Was Religious Archeologists in Jerusalem say they have uncovered evidence from the Temple Mount that appears to corroborate large sections of the Bible's description of religious practice in the ancient city.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

7/21/18

This comparison shows how Russia’s latest nuclear weapons dwarf America’s (and everyone else’s) When it comes to nuclear weapons, there’s no denying that the United States and Russia remain the only heavyweight contenders on the planet.

Russian Ambassador: Moscow Ready to Discuss Putin Visit to White House Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said on Friday that Moscow is ready to discuss the possibility of President Vladimir Putin visiting the White House, but added it was important to “deal with the results” of the meeting between Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump in Helsinki before arranging another talk.

How Russia wangled Israel into phony Gaza “ceasefire,” and acceptance of Iranian/Hizballah in the north Israel came out of its “wide-scale” operation against Hamas terror on Friday night, July 20, leaving Hamas holding the initiative for the next round of violence. The IDF operation was almost as phony as the Gaza “ceasefire.”

Idf Soldier Killed On Gaza Border; Hamas Agrees To Ceasefire The Israel Air Force struck over 60 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip during the intensive confrontation in Gaza Friday night, a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson's Office stated.

Israeli soldier killed by Hamas sniper. Snipers used for the first time by Hamas killed an Israeli solder in cross-fire from Gaza on Friday, July 20. 

FBI Director: Russia is a concern, but China represents the ‘most significant threat we face’ Despite America’s focus on Russia’s ongoing efforts to exert influence over the American people, FBI Director Christopher Wray made a point not to lose sight of what many consider to be a far more significant threat to America’s long-term security: China.

Turkey: American Pastor Brunson in Prison; ISIS Terrorists Roam Free A Turkish court has decided to continue holding American Pastor Andrew Brunson in prison, to await a fourth hearing on October 12.

For these I weep The oft-quoted verse from Lamentations 1:16, read on eve of the 9th of Av fast, is as apt today as it was when the Prophet Jeremiah said it while mourning the destroyed first Holy Temple.

Brexit: What would a 'no deal' look like? "No deal" can be a confusing term in the Brexit debate because there are, in fact, several potential deals waiting to be done.

Large Number Of Israelis Fast On Tisha B'av, Poll Finds The findings come from a new study by Professor Camil Fuchs for the Jewish People Policy Institute and was published ahead of Tisha B’Av which falls on Saturday night and Sunday.

Friday, July 20, 2018

7/20/18

Tiptoeing past Armageddon: U.S. and Iranian forces' dangerous battlefield dance On Feb. 1, 2017, exactly 12 days after President Trump's inauguration, then-national security adviser Mike Flynn strode to the White House lectern to deliver a 101-second statement that excoriated Iran for its "destabilizing behavior across the entire Middle East."

Days after Helsinki summit, Russia shows off Putin's 'super weapons' Russia on Thursday broadcast a series of videos showing the testing and operation of a new generation of nuclear and conventional weapons, days after Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed how to avoid an arms race.

A Syria without Iran: mission impossible? Putin and Trump have agreed to pressure Iran for the sake of Israel's "security."

Netanyahu, Putin Speak as Assad Forces Poised to Control of Border Area PM Netanyahu and President Putin spoke by telephone four days after Putin's meeting with US President Donald Trump in Moscow, in which both leaders spoke of the importance of Israel's security.

Assad's return to Golan complicates Israel's war with Iran The Assad regime claims the 1974 agreement forbids the IAF from entering Syrian airspace in the Golan.

ISIS Begins, a Novel of The Iraq War Ken Timmerman's new novel highlights the urgency of saving persecuted Christians.

Palestinians Slam Nation-State Law as 'Racism, Apartheid' The Palestinian Authority's Information Ministry in Ramallah said that the nation-state law is a declaration of war on the Palestinians' land, rights, identity, and language.

Saudi Arabia and Israel: Know Thine Enemy EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel have reached new heights in the past two years, culminating in a recent report that a meeting had taken place between Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Discovery of Jewish Mosaics in Israel Bring Color to Biblical Accounts A site in Israel continues to turn up stunning polychromatic mosaics from the late Roman empire that challenge current notions of ancient Jewish aesthetics and the art of depicting scripture.

We did not know: How Ethiopian Jews discovered the Second Temple was gone Up until the age of 9, I lived in a world where the Beit HaMikdash - the Holy Temple in Jerusalem - actually existed.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

7/19/18

Israel passes Jewish state law, enshrining 'national home of the Jewish people' After hours of furious debate, Knesset narrowly approve quasi-constitutional Basic Law, which critics say discriminates against Arabs and other minority communities.

EU expresses concern over Israel's Jewish nation-state law The European Union on Thursday said it was concerned about a new Israeli law which declares that only Jews have the right of self determination, and said it would complicate a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

In Israel, hard-right Hungarian PM hails himself and Netanyahu as 'patriots' Meeting with the premier, Viktor Orban celebrates 'excellent ties,' vows 'zero tolerance' for anti-Semitism, claims Jew-hatred declining in Eastern Europe while rising in the West.

Why Netanyahu is cozying up to Europe's renegades As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bumps heads with Western European leaders over their support for their Iran nuclear deal and their ubiquitous criticism of Israeli settlements, he has found a different set of European allies.

Russia concerned about military confrontation between Israel and Iran "We do everything possible to prevent the escalation of the conflict," said Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Dzhagaryan.

Did Isaac Newton Study Solomon's Temple to Learn About Physics? Saul Kullok, a scientist with many patents to his name who has used his mathematical genius to study the Bible, has discovered clues in the construction of Solomon's Temple that describe scientific principles with remarkable accuracy.

Why Iran Supports Palestinian Terror Groups The Iranian general did not offer to build the Palestinians a hospital or a school.

Unlikely partners? China and Israel deepening trade ties On paper Israel and China are unlikely close trading partners.

British people would rather stay in the EU than accept a no-deal Brexit A new poll suggests Remain would defeat no-deal Brexit by 55% to 45% in three-way referendum based on first and second preference.

Quneitra falls to Syrian army. Damascus: 1974 accord permits Syrian air flights over Israel's Golan border Syrian rebel resistance to the Syrian Army advance on Quneitra opposite the Israeli Golan crumbled on Thursday, July 19, in the absence of Israeli military support.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7/18/18

Just Like Obama, Trump's Russia Policy Speaks Louder Than His Words Following Monday's summit in Helsinki, many American pundits and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticized President Trump for what they perceived as his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

In battle for Putin's affections, cupid favors Xi over Trump In the race to woo Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping is beating Donald Trump.

The Impact on India of the Collapse of the Iran Nuclear Deal EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The withdrawal of the US from the Iran nuclear deal is likely to deal a blow to India's strategic investments in energy-rich Iran and land-locked Afghanistan as the Chinese strategic footprint there grows.

How the World Really Views Israel The nations of the world want to know what Israel knows and have what Israel has -- whether they have formal diplomatic relations with Jerusalem or not.

Trump and Putin Promised Israel Security. Someone Tell Iran. Trump and Putin suggested in Helsinki they're working to assure Israel's security, but Iran hasn't gotten the message.

Watch: This Tisha B'Av - the people are ready Temple Institute: It is time to transform the mourning over the past into preparation for the future - the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.

Jerusalem Mufti Warns That Israeli Excavations 'Endanger' Al-Aksa The mufti claimed that Israel was carrying out excavation works at the Umayyad palaces, under the northern part of the Islamic Museum, which is located west of al-Aksa Mosque.

'Earthquakes are an attempt to destroy Al-Aqsa mosque' Jordanian journalist claims Israel created recent earthquakes in order to destroy mosque, church.

State Comptroller warns: 'Major earthquake would kill 7,000, destroy bridges' State Comptroller finds Israel only partially prepared for major earthquake, which would have devastating consequences.

Is it time to do away with Tisha B'Av? So here I am, sitting in my car, crawling at a snail's pace in the midst of a traffic jam on Begin Boulevard, the cross-Jerusalem highway. Around me are hundreds of frustrated drivers.