Friday, October 19, 2018

10/19/18

Israel and US postal services issue joint Hanukkah stamp Communications Minister Kara and US Ambassador Friedman attend commemorative launch, which also marks 70 years of diplomatic relations.

Terror leader tells Gazans to keep border protests nonviolent after flareup Organizer of 'March of Return' says Friday demonstrations along security fence is about 'masses gathering in a peaceful manner,' not clashes with Israeli troops.

U.S. Envoy Haley: Palestine is Not Any State At All "The Palestinians are not a UN Member State or any state at all. The United States will continually point that out in our remarks at UN events led by the Palestinians," Haley said.

Why Palestinians Do Not Have a Parliament In the absence of a parliament, the Palestinians have no address to express their grievances.

10,000 Rioters at Gaza Border, in Tense IDF-Hamas Standoff The intensity of protests along the Gaza fence today, might be an indicator of how the recent increase in tension will play out.

Russians 'will go to heaven' in event of nuclear war: Putin Russians will "go to heaven" as martyrs in the event of nuclear war because Moscow will only ever use nuclear weapons in retaliation, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Stephen Hawking: There is no God. Albert Einstein: There is. The incredible Stephen Hawking, who died last March, was outspoken about his own particular lack of faith in God, even as scientists around him began to reach the opposite conclusion, namely that the Big Bang Theory and others like it seemed to prove that someone or something greater must have lit the fuse.

Even after 46 years, Fatah still lauds its Olympics massacre The world was enraged when 8 Palestinian terrorists from Fatah's Black September took 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Olympics in Munich on September 5, 1972, and later murdered them.

On the verge of a nervous Brexit breakdown? "A Brexit deal may never be reached," according to the EU's chief Brexit negotiator on the morning after the (summit) night before.

New Jerusalem Museum Looks at the Origins of Christianity After extensive renovations, Terra Sancta Museum showcases archaeological artifacts linked to the life of Jesus.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

10/18/18

IDF tanks, equipment spotted moving towards Gaza Residents of southern Israel post photos of tanks and military equipment moving towards Gaza.

Palestinian Authority Blames Israel for Entire Gaza Fiasco, Naturally Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas convened his cabinet yesterday to address the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Delegation Granted More Rights at UN G77 Meetings: US, Australia, Israel Vote No Australia Says Reconsidering Policy Strategy in Middle East.

U.S. Warns of Bigger 'Risk' That Nations Will Attack One Another Over War in Syria The United States has warned of a heightened risk of countries attacking one another over the war in Syria, where recent international incidents have raised new concerns that a wider conflict could be sparked.

Hamas warns Israel in new video 'We recommended that you read us correctly.' Hamas releases new propaganda clip amid a rise in tensions.

Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

Pat Robertson: C'mon, We're Not Going To Blow Up A Key Middle East Alliance Over One Little Murder Lefties are marveling that a brand-name Christian conservative would be encouraging followers to look the other way at an assassination, but they're forgetting Jesus's parting words at the end of the Sermon on the Mount: "If you want to make an omelette, you've got to break a few eggs."

Should the State Dept. Verify That Palestinian Authority & UN Textbooks Aren't Teaching Hatred of Israelis & Jews? Palestinian education reform is seen to be a key element in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.

Time To Bet On Putin? How The Iranian Sanctions Will Boost Russian Stocks Love him or hate him, now might be the time to place a bet on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jerusalem Hosts First-Ever International Tourism Security Summit Tourism in Israel is booming. Despite figures from tourism research company IPK International that in 2017, 56% of people viewed Israel as one of the unsafest countries in the world to visit, hopes that the country will hit an all-time record of four million tourists by the end of 2018 are high.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/17/18

Israel surprised by Palestinian upgraded missile attack on two major cities. Iron Dome didn't react How did Hamas get hold of the advanced Tornado-G Grad missiles aimed at Beersheba and Greater Tel Aviv early Wednesday, Oct. 17?

Netanyahu: Israel will Act with 'Great Strength' Against Hamas "If these attacks do not stop, we will stop them," Netanyahu said.

EU: Rocket fire towards Israel must stop immediately EU calls for 'de-escalation.' 'The cycle of violence and despair must be broken. Only a political solution can put an end to the violence.'

Russian and Egyptian presidents sign partnership treaty Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi signed a strategic cooperation treaty Wednesday that is intended to bolster trade and other ties between the two nations.

What Do We Really Know about Saudi Arabia? For years, Pakistan was a vexing ally of the United States.

Why the Iranian Threat Goes Far Beyond Nuclear Weapons Prior to the Islamic Revolution that swept Iran in 1979, the status of Shiite Muslims in the Arab world (about 20 percent of all Muslims) was that of inferiors.

Is Erdogan aiming to end Turkey's dream of EU membership? President Erdogan has renewed his call for a referendum to determine if Turkey will continue with its European Union (EU) membership talks or end them once and for all.

Eisenhower, The Rebbe and the Bombs That Weren't Dropped A hassidic rebbe lecturing the supreme commander of the Allied forces about the failure to bomb Auschwitz was not exactly an everyday occurrence.

EU Internet Censorship Will Censor the Whole World's Internet As the EU advances the new Copyright Directive towards becoming law in its 28 member-states, it's important to realise that the EU's plan will end up censoring the Internet for everyone, not just Europeans.

The Passion of the Olive Trees: Settlers pelt U.S. diplomatic personnel in the West Bank Some of the basic things America is losing with the onset of the Obama administration are sanity and common sense in our diplomatic representation abroad.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10/16/18

Signaling war, Liberman urges cabinet to okay 'serious blow' to Hamas in Gaza Defense minister says daily riots along security fence cannot continue, believes large military campaign could bring 4-5 years of calm.

Liberman: Israeli Operation Against Hamas Needed to Halt Gaza Violence "The only formula in my opinion is rebuilding in exchange for disarmament. At the moment, we need to make decisions, and I hope the cabinet will make decisions."

Netanyahu: Israel Continues to Act Against Iran in Syria Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel continues to act against the establishment of Iranian military in Syria, and emphasized that he stays in constant contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

'Friends of Zion' Building $100 Million Campus to Defend Israel's Brand Earlier this month, the Friends of Zion Museum surpassed 50 million members on social media, making it one of the largest Pro-Israel platforms in the world.

Australia considers following US on Jerusalem embassy Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

REPORT: Hungary Calls on EU to Cease Funding NGOs Hostile to Israel Hungary's foreign minister is believed to have called on the European Union to cease financially supporting non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that oppose Israel or that facilitate illegal migration.

Christians Sentenced to Death Under Sharia Law In response to the latest abuses against Christians, Amnesty International has initiated an "urgent action" appeal.

Putin-Rouhani cut deal to ensure Iran evades US sanctions, Israel said to warn Agreement sealed in Tehran last month provides for Iran to export crude oil to Russia, where it will be refined and sold worldwide, Foreign Ministry document reportedly specifies.

ISIS's New Plans to Get Rich and Wreak Havoc The terrorist organization has lost almost all its territory but has found new ways to make vast sums of money.

Did the Khashoggi affair spring from a coup attempt against the Saudi crown prince? A peek into the mystery may have been offered by US President Donald Trump's suggestion on Monday, Oct. 15 that "rogue elements" may have engineered the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

Monday, October 15, 2018

10/15/18

IDF bombs Hamas post after explosive damages Gaza fence No Palestinians said injured in Israeli airstrike in southern Strip, which comes amid uptick in violence along border and threats of war.

Education Minister: 'Time to move to iron fist' Jewish Home Chairman: 'We must prevent terrorists from infiltrating into Israel and set clear rule: Infiltrating terrorist doesn't return.'

The Palestinian Battle against a Plan that Does Not Exist While Palestinian hatred for President Trump and his administration does not come as a surprise, what is strange is that the two Palestinians factions -- Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip -- are now using the US president's awaited plan to throw mud at one another.

World War 3 Fears as Russia Accuses US of trying to Divide Syria as a challenge to Assad A Russian diplomat has accused the US of trying to divide Syria by supporting the Kurdish troops in the north and east of the country as a challenge to the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

5 Big Reasons No Nation Wants to Wage a War Against Israel Since 1948, the state of Israel has fielded a frighteningly effective military machine.

No Israeli air strikes during past month. Iran replenishes destroyed arms stocks. It will be 30 days on Wednesday, Oct. 17 since the last Israeli air strike was conducted against Iranian targets in Syria, and the shooting down by Syria of the Russian IL 20 spy plane.

What Middle Eastern Media Is Saying About Khashoggi's Fate According to the invaluable BBC Monitoring press surveys of Middle Eastern newspapers, the coverage of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has differed enormously from country to country.

Brexit: If nobody's talking, how can a deal be reached? Dominic Raab didn't go to Brussels on Sunday sure of wrapping up every loose end of the Brexit process, tying a ribbon on it and carrying it home to give Theresa May the best ever present at work first thing Monday morning.

Rabbi Yehudah Glick Channels King David in Celebration of Life and God's Temple A very special gathering took place on Sunday night, commemorating a personal miracle that will go down in history as a powerful part of the prophetic return of the Jewish Temple.

In 1973, the Yom Kippur War Gave the World a Horrifying Glimpse of What a Modern Mechanized Warfare Would Look LikeThe Yom Kippur war resulted in the death of 2,500 to 2,700 Israelis and an estimated ten to 16,000 Arab soldiers - and wounded over twice that number.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10/13/18

Andrew Brunson: Pastor in Turkey row arrives home in US A US pastor has arrived home after more than two years detention in Turkey, in a case that has strained relations between the two countries.

Iran’s Syria Presence None of Israel’s Business: Russia A senior Russian official has dismissed the Israeli regime’s demand that Iran be forced out of Syria, saying that the issue is none of Tel Aviv’s business as it is Syria’s sovereign right to authorize Iranian forces on its soil.

Syria War: U.S., Russia Deals With Turkey, Key To Preventing Conflict, Could Now Be In Major Trouble Turkey's deals with Russia and the U.S. in Syria may be in jeopardy after local challenges emerged to two precarious international arrangements designed to avoid new violence in a seven-year war.

Jamal Khashoggi: Trump to 'punish' Saudis over journalist President Donald Trump has said the US will inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom is found to be responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish newspaper says Jamal Khashoggi’s slaying recorded on his Apple Watch Account alleges Saudi operatives tried to delete the audio recordings by using the journalist’s finger; however the devices do not have a fingerprint ID unlock function.

Brexit will weaken Europe, isolate Britain and fuel global tensions Leave aside the particulars of this month's Brexit drama — Theresa May's dance moves, Boris Johnson's attacks on May's plan, and the latest warnings from European capitals — it's time to brace for Brexit.

Rebuilding Syria: The Responsibility Principle Twice during 2018, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met to discuss their various interests in Syria.

Normalizing Anti-Semitism in the US Anti-Semitism is growing increasingly normalized in American society, particularly in progressive circles.

Global Warming in Perspective The study of earth’s history is not a subject of idle curiosity.

Despite surge from Russia, aliyah falls in 2018 Immigration to Israel declines in 2018, despite 35% increase in immigration from Russia, as French aliyah declines.

Friday, October 12, 2018

10/12/18

UNESCO's War On Israel's Matriarchs UNESCO has passed several resolutions attacking the connection between Israel and the Jewish holy sites, but this week, the Executive Board passed two new resolutions aimed specifically at the Biblical matriarchs.

Andrew Brunson, American pastor detained in Turkey, is freed, sentenced to time served Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who was imprisoned and then placed under house arrest in Turkey due to his alleged ties to an outlawed group, was ordered freed on Friday and sentenced to time served, a Turkish judge ruled.


Pompeo Ramps Up Pressure On Iran, Aiming To Oust It From Syria U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo continued the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against the Iranian regime on Wednesday, promising to oust its presence in Syria.

UNESCO to Danon: Israel Approved Compromise on Jerusalem On Wednesday UNESCO's 58-member executive board approved by consensus, two resolutions with regard to the status of Jerusalem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general.

IDF releases footage of Gaza tunnel discovery, destruction Israeli military liaison to Palestinians accuses Hamas of diverting funds from Strip's residents for use in its terrorist activities.

PA Edict: Selling Property to Israelis an Act of 'High Treason' "The council stressed that selling [property] to the occupation or facilitating the transfer of its ownership, through mercenaries, is a great betrayal of religion, the homeland, and morals."

Cabinet to vote on first new homes in Hevron in 16 years Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman submits plan for 31 new Jewish homes in Hevron to cabinet to overcome issues with military outpost.

Ronald Reagan comes back to life at presidential library - via virtual reality Every four years, Republican presidential hopefuls invoke the spirit of President Ronald Reagan.

Winter is Coming: Embracing the Jewish 'Off Season' Just as the winter nourishes the land, priming it for a spring awakening, it is our challenge to embrace the Jewish "off season," a period almost entirely devoid of holidays, to cultivate our spirits.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

10/11/18

Again, Is "Palestine" Really Part of Syria? "Considered Palestine a constitutive part of Syria."

Trump's peace plan for two Palestinian states kicked off by fuel trucks for Gaza Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu won praise from US special ME negotiator Jason Greenblatt for letting the Qatar-funded fuel trucks go through to the Gaza Strip on Oct 9.

How Palestinians Lie to Europeans In the eyes of Hamas and its supporters, it is fine for Palestinians to throw explosive devices and firebombs at soldiers, but it is completely unacceptable for the soldiers to defend themselves.

Meet the Assads: Jeremy Bowen reveals how Syria's 'dangerous dynasty' swept to power The BBC's Middle East editor traces the origins of President Bashar al-Assad's brutal ruling family ahead of a new series, A Dangerous Dynasty: House of Assad.

IDF Presents: What it takes to be a great leader What does it take to become a great leader? Current and past chiefs of the IDF General Staff give their answers.

How trouble in Europe might trigger a global debt crisis Richard Harris says the EU has more to lose than the UK in the Brexit battle, for Britain's departure might mean the beginning of the end of European federalism.

Italy Puts Itself on a Collision Course With E.U. Leadership Populist political parties have made big gains in a number of European countries in recent years, but Italy is the first large euro-zone economy where a government openly hostile to the E.U. has taken charge.

Brexit aside, British troops test ability to reinforce Europe British troops disembarked in the Netherlands on Wednesday en route to Norway to test NATO's ability to move personnel and armor quickly across Europe, an exercise officers said showed London's commitment to European security after Brexit.

The Stakes Are High for a Museum in the Holy Land A museum in Jerusalem addresses skeptics who doubt the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.

Tony Blair sees 50-50 chance of another Brexit referendum Former British leader Tony Blair said there was a 50-50 chance of another Brexit referendum as Prime Minister Theresa May will be unlikely to secure a parliamentary majority for any divorce deal.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

10/10/18

UNESCO: Rachel's Tomb and Cave of Patriarchs Part of 'Occupied Palestine' Both resolutions were sponsored by Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan, and approved within minutes at the Commission's meeting.

ANALYSIS: A New Palestinian-Israeli War on the Horizon On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu told his cabinet the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were preparing for war against Hamas and other Iranian-backed terror organisations in the Gaza Strip.

Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Two days after Netanyahu said Putin understands the territory's importance for Israel, Russian FM says any change of status would violate UN resolution.

Abbas' advisor: Islam's religious war to destroy Israel has started The most important religious figure in the Palestinian Authority and the closest to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, continues to tell Palestinians that the conflict with Israel is an uncompromising religious war for Islam against Israel and Jews.

Ginosar: Thousands of Christians March in Jesus' Footsteps with Four Species More than 25,000 Evangelical Christians came to "The Galilee Boat" exhibit at Kibbutz Ginosar during the intermediary days of the recent Sukkot holiday.

Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula One race - not because he's a big fan but for yet another meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bolton: "Palestine is a 'So-Called' State" Reporter: You just addressed Palestine and said it is a "so-called state." Is that language productive...

Turkey's Syrian Quagmire Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not understand that his biggest divergence with Russia is over the future of all of Syria, not just a Syrian province.

Pakistan: Death or Life for Christian "Blasphemer"? In her memoirs, Asia Bibi wonders "whether being a Christian in Pakistan today is not just a failing, or a mark against you, but actually a crime."

Days after Netanyahu vow, Russia rejects Israeli Sovereignty over Golan Lavrov statement comes after Netanyahu said Putin understands importance of Israeli control of heights; Deputy Russian PM says of Russian plane downing that 'incidents happen'.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

10/9/18

Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word 'Jerusalem' found near city entrance Unearthed in what was an artisan's village 2.5 km from ancient Temple, inscribed column from 100 BCE features Aramaic, Hebrew, two of the languages used by Jerusalemites of the era.

Barkan attack terrorist to be paid monthly salary - for life Foreign ministry launches Twitter campaign to encourage international pressure on PA to stop paying terrorist salaries.

A powder keg in the West Bank Analysis: The IDF must reexamine the security arrangements at the industrial zones and find out how the Barkan terrorist got a rifle in despite metal detectors.

PA curriculum inciting terrorism David Bedein, Director Of Israel Resource News Agency, speaks about the search for any education aimed at peacefully solving the conflict.

Nikki Haley resigns as UN ambassador, stays mum on next move Nikki Haley abruptly announced her resignation Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, catching staff and lawmakers by surprise and leaving Washington guessing about the next move for one of the administration's most prominent figures.

Christopher Columbus - the hidden Jew? With a murky past, theories abound for the origin story of the intrepid explorer - from pirate to crypto-Jew.

Goodbye to a friend: Israel thanks Nikki Haley PM Netanyahu, Israeli leaders thank outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for her support. 'We will never forget you.'

This is how Europe's national borders could be redrawn after Brexit These three regions of Western Europe could look very different within 10 years if the secessionists find new support in the wake of economic crisis and a rising tide of nationalism.

How Iran Plans to Take Gaza The situation in the Gaza Strip is unlikely to witness any positive changes.

Jihadism, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the "Frontier States" The continuing radicalization of Islam, which presents a fundamental security challenge for the western world, gives new dimension to the term "frontier state."

Monday, October 08, 2018

10/8/18

Russia imports Iranian teams for S-300s in Syria. Shocked alarm in US, Israel DEBKA Exclusive: The US and Israel were alarmed to learn that Moscow had decided to man the S-300 anti-air missiles sent to Syria with Iranian teams, DEBKAfile's exclusive sources report.

IDF Increases Presence Alongside Gaza Border, After Uptick in Hamas Violence Additional troops and Iron Dome missile-defense systems have been deployed to the Israeli border with Gaza following an uptick in riots along the security fence.

Netanyahu Says Israel Preparing for War With Gaza Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stark warning to the Palestinian Authority and to the international community during Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.

Fatah blames Israel for yesterday's murder of 2 Israelis Fatah claims Israel commits "terror and murder," but yesterday's killing of Israelis was merely an "operation".

University of Michigan Lecture Compares Netanyahu to Hitler A mandatory lecture for University of Michigan art students reportedly featured a former Black Panther leader who compared Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler.

Two years after pastor Andrew Brunson was jailed in Turkey, Sen. Lankford demands his release Republican Oklahoma Senator James Lankford once again called for the release of "unjustly" jailed U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson on Sunday, exactly two years after Turkey imprisoned the American in the months following the failed July 2016 coup attempt.

Iran's Idea of "Human Rights": Persecute Christians "The government often uses it [the charge of 'acting against national security'] against converts instead of the charge of apostasy... in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny." - Morning Star News, July 13, 2017.

Europe paves the way for its decline Europe is declining. It's getting richer too slowly - so slowly that it's being left behind by the rest of the world.

If Trump Wants the Ultimate Deal, He Must Not Repeat These Mistakes Israeli-Palestinian peace is elusive because both sides' and the United States' have made a series of damaging but preventable errors.

World War 3 FEARS: Iranian General vows to DESTROY Israel in FURIOUS attack A TOP Iranian General has vowed to destroy Israel, warning "there will soon be no way to escape but the sea", raising fears of a major outbreak of conflict in the volatile Middle East.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

10/6/18

For First Time Since Second Temple: Golden Vessel Used In Libation Ceremony On Thursday, a bit of the former glory of the Temple was witnessed by three hundred people who took part in the full-dress reenactment of the Sukkot water-libation ceremony.

Iranian official warns Netanyahu: Practice swimming in the sea Deputy commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards threatens that Israel could be destroyed by Hezbollah.

Analysis: Netanyahu Heard Loud And Clear In The United Nations Drowned out by the Kavanaugh controversy in the US, Netanyahu’s UN speech still made waves where it counts most.

Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker says chance of deal has increased Top EU officials have expressed optimism that a Brexit deal can be struck by the end of the year.

US to send Israel more F-35s after Moscow supplies S-300s to Syria – reports The US will reportedly provide Israel with more F-35s after Russia supplied Syria with S-300 missile systems. 


Watch – Merkel in Jerusalem: Palestinians Must Accept Israel as Jewish State The Times of Israel reports: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday underlined her recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, indicating that she supports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s view that the Palestinians, too, should accept this definition in an eventual peace agreement.

When Will the Next War Erupt in the Middle East? The Middle East is sitting on a powder keg. No one knows when it will blow up. 

Overblown war rhetoric surrounds IDF’s boosted effort to quell rising Gaza violence Hamas’ threats of a full-scale Gaza war and the scope of Israeli military reinforcements around the enclave are highly exaggerated, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. 

Russia seeking communications channel between Israel, Iran in Syria — report Government source tells Arabic daily Moscow could serve as mediator to alleviate regional tensions.

Friday, October 05, 2018

10/5/18

Overblown war rhetoric surrounds IDF's boosted effort to quell rising Gaza violence Hamas' threats of a full-scale Gaza war and the scope of Israeli military reinforcements around the enclave are highly exaggerated, DEBKAfile's military sources report.

Hamas Responds to Liberman: Empty threats won't affect our resilience Defense Minister Liberman warned Hamas in a Tweet on Friday morning not to escalate riots along the Gaza border.

IDF, Hamas one miscalculation away from another Gaza War Over the past few weeks, the protests along the border fence have increased in intensity and Gazans have been hurling improvised explosive devices such as firecrackers and grenades at IDF forces.

Is Genocide Threatening Nigeria's Christians? Is the world turning a blind eye to another imminent genocide?

Lieberman to Hamas: Holidays are over, beware 'We got through the High Holy Days just as we had planned, without a war erupting and while exacting a heavy price from the rioters on the Gaza border,' says defense minister, hinting at Israeli response now that holidays are over.

Top Iran Revolutionary guard warns Netanyahu will have to 'flee into the sea' 'I tell the prime minister of the Zionist regime to practice swimming in the Mediterranean because soon you will have no choice, but flee into the sea,' says deputy commander.

Angela Merkel's Problematic Policy Toward Israel There are two disturbing aspects of Germany's policy vis-a-vis the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Salaries rewarding terrorists won't be stopped, says Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners Ignoring the international criticism and condemnation of the Palestinian Authority's rewarding terrorist murderers with generous salaries, Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr, has emphasized that these salaries will continue

In Jerusalem, Merkel says Palestinians must accept Israel as Jewish state German chancellor says Berlin endorses two-state solution, but acknowledges there are 'many' other possible ways to solve conflict; says Iran's troops must leave Syria.

Russia to supply India with 5 S-400 systems, defying Washington sanctions A contract for the delivery of five S-400 systems, one of Russia's most advanced anti-aircraft weapons, has been signed between Moscow and New Delhi, the Kremlin has confirmed.

When Will the Next War Erupt in the Middle East?  The Middle East is sitting on a  powder keg.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

10/4/18

Once Cursed in the Bible, The Dead Sea is Now a Blessing for Life - But it is Endangered For those who have visited the lowest point on the face of the earth, Ezekiel's end-of-days prophecy of the Dead Sea coming to life seems impossible, yet recently, scientists have been shocked to discover that the sinkholes appearing around the sea are quickly filling up with fish and other forms of life previously unseen in the inhospitable region.

Israel Must Rethink Its Syria Strategy After Downing of Russian Plane The downing of the Russian plane requires Israel to reevaluate the continued relevance of its years-long air campaign in Syria.

Assad Survives Syria Civil War, Says Arab Nations Prepping to Reopen Diplomatic Missions Syria's bloody civil war is almost over, with Arab and Western delegations readying to resume diplomatic ties, a confident President Bashar al-Assad told a Kuwaiti newspaper Wednesday.

Germany, Israel agree Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Merkel Germany and Israel agree that Iran should never be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons but they differ on how to achieve this goal, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday at a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Syrian Foreign Minister to UN: We Will Liberate Golan From 'Terrorist' Israel Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem recently addressed the UN General Assembly, accusing Israel of supporting terrorism while warning that his country intends to "liberate" the Golan Heights from Israel.

Will There Be a Second Arab Spring? The Middle East's youthquake could still have its revolution.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for an arms embargo on Israel A disturbing glimpse at the U.K. Labor Party's leader -- and his dark Jew-hating world.

Donald Tusk launches scathing attack on 'insulting' Jeremy Hunt for comparing EU to Soviet Russia European Commission president Donald Tusk lashes out at the UK foreign secretary after he compares the EU to Soviet Russia.

Brexit Bulletin: Done by December? Today in Brexit: May is plotting on two fronts to get Brexit over the line.

Washington Watch: China Syndrome President Donald Trump is taking no chances. He already has an excuse in case Republicans take a drubbing in next month's congressional elections: it was a Chinese plot.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

10/3/18

Dismissing Ancient Jew-Hatred, Sanhedrin Rebuts Criticism In an op-ed published on Charisma News, Ron Cantor, a Messianic Jewish spokesman actively involved in attempts to convert Jews in Israel, accused the nascent Sanhedrin of preparing the way for the Third Jewish Temple.

ANALYSIS: New Revelations Prove Netanyahu Right on Iran's Nuclear Program On Friday, Iran responded to the speech Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu gave during the annual General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City in which he revealed Iran has another never disclosed nuclear site in its capital Tehran.

Israel more prepared for war than in 1967, warns defence minister Israel is more prepared for war than it has been for decades, the country's defence minister warned, as tensions continued to rise.

The United Nations: Abbas's Palestinian playground Quite simply, Mahmoud Abbas, elected leader of the Palestinian Authority in 2009 (with no elections since then) is engaged in national-identity negation.

For First Time Since Second Temple: Golden Vessel Used In Libation Ceremony [PHOTO SPREAD] On Thursday, a bit of the former glory of the Temple was witnessed by three hundred people who took part in the full-dress reenactment of the Sukkot water-libation ceremony.

Syria's S-300s are being integrated in Russia's national nuclear C3 command and control system When Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Oct. 2 that the "unified" S-300 air defense systems in Syria will be installed in Syria by Oct. 20, he really meant its integration in the Russian homeland system.

New Iraq President Barham Saleh names Adel Abdul Mahdi as PM Iraq's new President Barham Saleh has named veteran Shia Islamist politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock.

Turkey: Erdogan's International Juggling Circus Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chinese President Xi Jinping are discussing more trade -- and in their local currencies, rebuffing the dollar

UK's May tells party to drop dream of a 'perfect' Brexit British Prime Minister Theresa May told her fractured Conservative Party on Wednesday to abandon dreams of a "perfect" Brexit and back her as divorce negotiations with the European Union enter their "toughest" final phase.

Israel: Russia Gets Embarrassed And Threatening Russia, Turkey and the Assad government see the continuing Israeli airstrikes on Iranian targets in Syria as a matter between Israel and Iran.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

10/2/18

Iranian propaganda gone wrong Currently, the Iranian government is celebrating the nation's struggle against the invading Iraqi forces during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.

Iran made a ridiculous excuse after shooting itself with a failed ballistic missile Iran on Monday fired a barrage of ballistic missiles at what it called terrorist militants in Syria, but Kurds in Iran's northeast reported soon after that they had been struck by one of the missiles.

Palestinians, You Don't Have to Live Like Refugees President Trump is right to defund UNRWA, whose anti-Israel propaganda undermines efforts to make peace.

Turkey: Building Mosques, Erasing Christianity While Turkey's latest mosque is being inaugurated in Germany, the greatest Christian Orthodox theological school has remained closed for almost 50 years by the order of the Turkish government.

Did Archaeologists Find First Ever Evidence of Biblical Exodus? Archaeologists have long disputed whether the Exodus described in the Bible was a factual, historical account of the Jews' arrival from Egypt or whether the evidence points toward a non-Biblical version - an internal social development in the region.

How seriously should Israel take Syria's Golan Heights threat? Experts said the Syrian regime felt more confident after Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem pledged that Syria will retake Golan Heights from Israel in his address to the UN General Assembly.

As world's opinion of Trump plummets, Israelis love him even more According to the Pew poll conducted from May through August, Israel was tied with the Philippines with the highest favorability rating of the United States under Trump.

Defense Minister: 'We will reveal more information about Hezbollah' Liberman says Israel will reveal more info about Iranian missiles in Lebanon, amid Lebanese attempts to discredit Netanyahu's UN speech.

COMMENTARY: Jews Everywhere Reminded From Where Their Help Comes Against the shameful background of blatant anti-Semitism at Britain's annual Labour Party Conference, Jews everywhere are being reminded of where their help comes from.

Monday, October 01, 2018

10/1/18

Dozens of Jews ascend Temple Mount Visitors pray near gates of Mount until opening, then ascend Mughrabi Gate singing. Among visitors: MK Shuli Mualem Refaeli.

ANALYSIS: New Revelations Prove Netanyahu Right on Iran's Nuclear Program On Friday, Iran responded to the speech Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu gave during the annual General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City in which he revealed Iran has another never disclosed nuclear site in its capital Tehran.

How Seriously Should Israel Take Syria's Golan Heights Threat? Experts said the Syrian regime felt more confident after Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem pledged that Syria will retake Golan Heights from Israel in his address to the UN General Assembly.

Israel's 'Nationality' Law and Palestinian Lies It is far from clear why the Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip should be concerned about Israel's new Nation-State Law.

Rev Guards fire 8 missiles from Iran at ISIS in E. Syria Tehran state media reported that on Monday, Oct. 1, IRGC missiles targeted the "headquarters of the terrorists" east of the Euphrates in Syria in reprisal for their attack on a military parade in Ahvaz on Sept. 8, which killed 30 people and injured scores.

Simchat Torah All Year Round When I was a child, we were told that all we had to do was turn up in synagogue twice a year, stand when the rabbi says to stand, sit when he says to sit, remain seated through his entire sermon, and for this we will be forgiven for all our sins and be good Jews.

Russia ramps up anti-Israel measures in Syria for possible war of attrition At some point in the last 48 hours, the fallout from the Russian Il-20 plane disaster has evolved into hostile steps by Moscow against Israel, as reported by DEBKAfile.

Morton Klein: World Leaders Ignore Danger of a Palestinian State The long-standing platitude that peace can only come to Israel and Palestinian Arabs through the creation of a Palestinian state seems alive and well.

Libya in Chaos: Where To? Post-Qaddafi Libya is divided between two governments, and the consequence of that division is mounting chaos.

End of Days Expert on Iran: 'Things Are About to Get Biblical!' As Iran and Israel come into direct conflict in Syria and world leaders wonder what to do about Iran's nuclear program, Rabbinic authorities look to prophecy to find clear answers for a developing situation that one end-of-days expert says is "about to get Biblical."

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9/29/18

Tracing the High Priest’s Footsteps on the Temple Mount In Hebrew, the word aliyah means “to ascend.” When I became a bat mitzvah at the age of 12, I ascended the bimah (elevated platform) to read the Torah and mark becoming a responsible Jewish adult who fulfills mitzvot (commandments).

Israel Lays Bare Iran's Secrets, Dares the World to Actually Do Something About It The international community has not been forthcoming about the true extent of Iran's nuclear program.

Is Russia taking control of Syria's air defences? Russia has been talking about selling the S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria for almost a decade.

Powerful Shiite trio agrees on Iraqi prime minister candidate The most recent name to surface as a likely candidate for Iraq's premiership is Adel Abdul Mahdi, a former head of the Ministry of Oil and Ministry of Finance and a one-time vice president of the country.

PA sues US over embassy relocation PA files case with International Court of Justice, asking that it order Washington to remove relocated embassy from Jerusalem.

PM vows to keep ‘open mind’ on US peace plan, won’t voice support for 2 states Netanyahu tells CNN he prefers ‘substance’ over ‘labels’; would like to see Palestinians ‘have all the power to govern themselves, but none of the powers to threaten us’.

Help the People of Iran During a recent speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hinted that America would support the Iranian people should they seek to replace their regime.

EXCLUSIVE Interview: Defending Israel’s Defenders Few armies of its size attract the world’s interest and attention to the extent that the IDF – Israel Defense Forces – does.

Netanyahu to UN chief: Send IAEA to inspect Iranian nuke sites Israeli Prime Minister meets UN Secretary-General in New York, urges UN to take action on Israelis held captive by Hamas terror group.

3 Steps to Address the Growth of European Populism European populists are not out to deconstruct the European project. So what do they want?

PM reveals to UNGA 'another secret' atomic facility Netanyahu accuses Europe of ‘appeasing’ Iran instead of confronting it, issues stern warning that ‘what Iran hides, Israel will find’; PM also slams IAEA for failing to carry out inspections of Iranian nuclear archive exposed by Israel, while warning Hezbollah ‘Israel knows what you’re doing ... will not let you get away with it.’

Thousands March Through Jerusalem’s Streets in Support of Israel With flags from all over the globe waving high, a colorful march of some 80,000 Israelis and foreign friends of Israel descended on the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon for the annual Jerusalem March to celebrate Israel and pray for peace.

Tens of thousands gather at Western Wall for priestly blessings Thousands of worshippers pack Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza to receive a blessing from members of Judaism's priestly caste; US ambassador to Israel Friedman: 'It's an opportunity to bless the people of Israel.'

Russia’s first Krasukha-4 electronic warfare unit lands in Syria. It can jam spy satellites, enemy radar The Russian Krasukha-4 mobile electronic warfare system, which can neutralize spy satellites and ground-and airborne radars and damage enemy EW, landed in Syria on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

IDF and Russian army on collision course in Syria The IDF was rocked back by the Russian accusations (which are summarized below.) Israeli officers had pretended optimistically that all was well between the two militaries after Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Amikam Nurkin’s briefing to Russian officers in Moscow last Thursday. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

9/28/18

Thousands March Through Jerusalem's Streets in Support of Israel With flags from all over the globe waving high, a colorful march of some 80,000 Israelis and foreign friends of Israel descended on the streets of Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon for the annual Jerusalem March to celebrate Israel and pray for peace.

PM reveals to UNGA 'another secret' atomic facility Netanyahu accuses Europe of 'appeasing' Iran instead of confronting it, issues stern warning that 'what Iran hides, Israel will find'.

Netanyahu to Iran: We Have Our Eyes on You It was the prime minister's most masterful performance at the United Nations General Assembly.

Analysts: Israel Will Act In Syria Despite Russia's S-300 Defense System (with AUDIO) Russia's deployment in the coming weeks of advanced the S-300 missile defense system in Syria will limit air strikes carried out by Israel and the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State but not stop them entirely, according to defense analysts.

Tens of thousands gather at Western Wall for priestly blessings Thousands of worshippers pack Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza to receive a blessing from members of Judaism's priestly caste.

Iran mocks new nuclear claims by Israel's PM Iran has ridiculed claims by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it is hiding a warehouse used to store prohibited nuclear technology.

Peace proposals: As long as there will be no Israel Trump's long awaited plan for Middle East peace will be missing the essential ingredient that would allow the PA to accept it.

Abbas Tells UN That Palestinians Have Been Angels, It's All Israel's Fault You could hear the desperation in his voice. Like a child caught red-handed in a mischievous act, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was eager to blame someone else, anyone else.

Putin's adviser in Tehran with a deal: Israel to stop Syrian air strikes, Iran to halt arms shipments DEBKAfile Exclusive: President Vladimir Putin sent his national security adviser Nikolai Patrushev to Tehran on Thursday, Sept. 27, to test a proposal.

Israel's Lessons from Two Historical Events This month marks the 45th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War and the 25th Anniversary of the Oslo Accords signing.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

9/27/18

Pence: We're proud to stand with Israel US Vice President reiterates Washington's support for Israel following meeting between Trump and Netanyahu.

Iran says Israel will 'regret' further attacks on Syria The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council has said Israel will be sorry if it continues to attack Syria's army and its allies.

European Parliament Committee Votes to Freeze 15M to PA Over Inciting Textbooks "There was only a vision of one state from the river to the sea, which is not EU policy," IMPACT-se CEO Marcus Sheff said.

What Is the Right Strategy with Hamas: Make Concessions or Fight? What should the strategy regarding Hamas be -make concessions or initiate a fourth round of fighting?

25 years after Oslo, PA and Fatah still don't recognize Israel PA Minister of Education with map of "Palestine" that erases all of Israel.

Jerusalem's new high-speed train starts regular trips to Ben Gurion Airport Line runs every 30 minutes for 21-minute journey - free for first 90 days but travelers must purchase online voucher in advance.

Report: Britain Slated to Outlaw the Entire Terrorist Entity Hezbollah Britain banned Hezbollah's military wing in 2008 because the Lebanese militia attacked UK soldiers in Iraq.

Left Turn: Corbyn Promises Immediate Recognition of Palestinian State if Labour Elected A newly elected UK Labour government will immediately recognize the Palestinian state, party leader Jeremy Corbyn promised on Wednesday.

Brexit Bulletin: Planning for Failure With just a nervous few weeks left before the U.K. and the European Union hope to strike a deal, both sides have been thinking about what happens if the deadlock can't be broken.

Editorial: Calling Iran What It Is  On September 20, 2001, speaking to a joint session of Congress, President George W. Bush famously articulated the key component of what would later be called the Bush Doctrine: "From this day forward," the president said, "any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

9/26/18

IN Media: U.S. Ambassador Friedman Joins Western Wall Priestly Blessing "I want to wish all those who observe the festival of Sukkot a chag sameach," Friedman said.

Trump Praised by Middle East Nations for Iran 'Maximum Pressure' After UN Mockery Although President Trump was laughed at by world leaders during his speech before the United Nations on Tuesday, his Iran hardline found a supportive audience with representatives for countries throughout the Middle East.

Trump: 'We're with Israel 100%' 'Israel has no choice but to be aggressive,' Trump says regarding Syria, and expresses support for two-state solution.

King Abdullah: We Will Protect Jerusalem's Muslim, Christian Character Abdullah said that the best way forward was a two-state solution on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital and a secure Israel.

Trump to Netanyahu: 'I like' two-state solution, want peace in 'my first term' At UN meet, US president insists Palestinians will 'absolutely' return to negotiating table, peace plan to be presented in 2-4 months.

Russia's first Krasukha-4 electronic warfare unit lands in Syria. It can jam spy satellites, enemy radar DEBKA Exclusive: The Russian Krasukha-4 mobile electronic warfare system, which can neutralize spy satellites and ground-and airborne radars and damage enemy EW, landed in Syria on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Former Envoy: Israel-Russia Crisis Artificial, Driven by Anti-Semitism The crisis between Israel and Russia resulting from a Russian military aircraft being shot down over Syria last week is "calculated and artificial, unrelated to reality or the facts, because the Russians want payment," former Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Magen said in an interview.

ANALYSIS: Why Russia is Lying About Israel's Role in Downing of its Spy Plane On Tuesday, a cartoon in Israel's leading newspaper Yediot Acharonot showed Syria's President Bashar al-Assad standing next to a Russian officer as Russia's President Vladimir Putin drives a giant truck with the S-300 anti-aircraft missile shield towards the ruthless Syrian dictator.

It's a Very Awkward Time to Be a British Lawmaker in Europe "People would ask me, 'What exactly does the U.K. want?' And frankly, for two years I haven't been able to give them an answer."

The Palestinians' Three No's: What They Mean When Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad talk about "paying a political price," they are referring to demands that the Palestinian terrorist groups lay down their weapons, halt terrorist attacks on Israel, and abandon their dream of eliminating Israel.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

9/25/18

Thousands gather at Western Wall in J'lem for Sukkot festival Worshippers gather in Old City of Jerusalem for first Intermediary Day of Sukkot festival.

Netanyahu heads to New York for UN speech, Trump meeting PM also expected to confer with leaders of Europe and Egypt, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, UN chief Guterres and American Jewish leaders.

US vows 'maximum pressure' on Iran but says it's not seeking regime change Trump's national security adviser calls for 'massive changes' in Islamic Republic's behavior; Tehran's oil minister says Washington won't be able to halt crude exports.

Iran Blames U.S. and its Allies for Terror in Iranian City The early morning attack is one of the bloodiest in decades.

Israelis 'Rejoice Before God' With Help of Colel Chabad On the holiday of Sukkot, the Jewish people are commanded to "rejoice before God" (Leviticus 23:40). This merry-making is often explained as stemming from the Jewish people's unshakeable trust in God.

Scientists Discover that the 7 Special Foods Praised in the Bible Have Miraculous Health Benefits The Bible praises the Land of Israel for its seven special foods.

Rouhani, Erdogan Discuss Fight against Terror, US Sanctions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, exchanged views about a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East and the world.

Video: Andrew Gillum Ally Staged Flash Mob to Promote Boycott of Israel An organization that has a close relationship with Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum organized a flash mob in Israel to officially endorse the extremist Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting the Jewish state.

Half of world's poor are children New statistics show 1.3 billion live in multidimensional poverty, and 879 million are at risk of joining them.

Iran video threatens missile strikes on Israel, Gulf states Revolutionary Guards issue yet another threat, warning Israel, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates that Iran's elite military unit intends to avenge military parade attack that killed 25 people, most of whom were their comrades.

Monday, September 24, 2018

9/24/18

UN General Assembly: as it happens The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly - also known as the 'general debate' - begins on Tuesday, September 25.

Report: Netanyahu to Deliver 'New Information' on Iran During U.N. Speech Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver "new information" in his speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly, according to a close associate of the Israeli leader.

PMW asks the US to deny Abbas entry for UN speech Palestinian Media Watch sent a letter last week to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas be denied entry to the US for the UN session this week due to his direct responsibility for paying salaries to terrorists and rewarding families of terrorists who were killed during their attacks.

U.S. Victims of Terrorists in Israel Ask Trump to Bar Abbas The family members called the decision to allow Abbas's entry to the US "a slap in the face to every American who has suffered from terror."

Sukkot: The story of our faith Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains how the Sukkah is emblematic of the essence of life and man's relationship with Hashem.

After plane downed, Russia to give Syria advanced S-300 anti-aircraft system Moscow will also jam radars of military planes striking from Mediterranean; Kremlin claims 'premeditated' action by Israeli pilots caused destruction of aircraft.

Erdogan vows to defend Jerusalem from Israeli 'invaders' Turkish leader says will fight against 'those who perform state terror on Palestinians,' a week after Hebrew media report suggesting possible reconciliation between the two nations

Brexit Is Just One Of Many European Problems There can be no doubt that the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, suffered a hurtful humiliation in Salzburg, Austria this past week as the leaders of the other 27 European Union (EU) nations rejected her Chequers Brexit plan.

"We Are Bigger than Your Jesus!" If any measure of peace between Muslims and Christians is to prevail, no church can exist in the village, local Muslims said.

IDF and Russian army on collision course in Syria The Russian Ministry of Defense leveled several grave charges against Israel on Sunday, Sept. 23 as having caused the loss of the Russian IL-20 plane with 15 servicemen aboard.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9/22/18

Jews erect Sukkot in preparation for holiday Throughout Israel, Jews commence building Sukkot to celebrate 7 day festival beginning Sunday evening; devout Jews scrutinize etrogs, palm fronds, myrtle and willow branches at 4 species markets.

How a Chinese fruit became a Sukkot symbol A new book researched over a decade by Rabbi David Moster says that ancient Jews used any fruit on hand for the four species ritual, including pomegranates, dates, figs, or grapes.

Trump Admin Pressed to Deny Palestinian President Entry to U.S. Pro-Israel activists seek to block Abbas from U.S. for terror ties.

State Department: Palestinian Authority Funding Terrorists Instead of Hospitals The Trump administration on Thursday said that Palestinian plans to pay the family of a terrorist who killed an American-Israeli last week showed why the US was correct in cutting funding for East Jerusalem hospitals.

Netanyahus Host Post-Yom Kippur Bible Study Event Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, held a public Bible study session at their official residence, last night.

Iran military parade attacked by gunmen in Ahvaz Gunmen have opened fire on an Iranian military parade in the south-western city of Ahvaz, killing at least 25 people, including civilians, and injuring 60, state media say.

The Tehran Summit and Iran’s Regional Ambitions The recent Russian-Turkish-Iranian summit in Tehran underscored the Islamic Republic’s determination to take an active and central part in the future reconstruction of Syria so as to promote a range of civilian and security interests that are bound to work to Israel’s detriment.

PA arrests Palestinians for selling land to Israelis/Jews, follows Mufti's religious prohibition Earlier this year, the Palestinian Authority Mufti ruled that Islam forbids selling land to "enemies," as reported by Palestinian Media Watch. Doing so would be "treason" and "a sin."

Abbas bluster at UN isn’t what should worry Israel With sources saying PA chief is prepared to sever the flow of PA funds to Gaza if his demands to Hamas not met, the threat of violent conflict grows.

Why is Sukkot the most joyous time of the year? The Ushpizin: Welcoming the seven holy shepherds into the Sukkah.