Saturday, June 23, 2018

6/23/18

Failed Israeli-Russian deal opens SW Syria to Syrian bombardment, Iranian/Hizballah presence When non-Muslims deny Muslim minorities the rights that Muslim-majority countries systematically deny non-Muslim minorities, extremist Muslims in Turkey seem to have the habit of threatening non-Muslim lands with holy war.

Turkey: Erdogan's "Holy War" Obsession When non-Muslims deny Muslim minorities the rights that Muslim-majority countries systematically deny non-Muslim minorities, extremist Muslims in Turkey seem to have the habit of threatening non-Muslim lands with holy war.

Collapse of nuclear deal will affect European security too: Kharrazi Since Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the multilateral nuclear agreement Iran has threatened it will leave the agreement if Europe fails to give assurances to Iran of the benefits of the agreement.

Poseidon Is Russia's New 100-Megaton Monster Bomb Doomsday has a name. Moscow christens their newest nuclear apocalypse machine “POSEIDON” — after the Greek God of oceans, earthquakes, and tsunamis.

Israeli Startups Fostering Biblical Values According to Start Up Nation’s two authors, Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Israel – a young country of 7.1 million people, surrounded by enemies and in a constant state of war since its founding and lacking important natural resources – has produced more start-up companies per capita than any other country.

British Ambassador: Prince William Is Not A Political Figure “There is no political message, the Duke is not a political figure,” Quarrey told reporters at a briefing at his Ramat Gan residence where William, the Duke of Cambridge, will hold a reception.

NYC truck jihadi: The Islamic State is “leading a war” to “impose Sharia” When Saipov says that ISIS is “leading a war,” he is absolutely correct, and he is also correct that the goal of this war is to “impose sharia on Earth.” 

Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat' US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an "extraordinary threat" from its nuclear weapons - just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang.

Concert Joining All 70 Nations to Praise God on Anniversary of Creation of the World The nascent Sanhedrin and the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center has announced a special concert to be held in Jerusalem, gathering voices from around the world to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the world.

Friday, June 22, 2018

6/22/18

Jared Kushner Meets Netanyahu on Mideast Peace Plan The Jerusalem Post reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his appreciation to US President Donald Trump for his support for Israel during a four-hour meeting Friday afternoon with Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jason Kushner, Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt, and US ambassador David Friedman.

ANALYSIS: Has Iran's Multi-Front War Against Israel Already Begun? That Israel is fighting a two-front, and perhaps even three-front, war with Iran became apparent following events in Syria and Gaza this week.

Reality Check: Could Turkey's next president be too powerful? The winner of the upcoming election in Turkey will preside over a brand new presidential system of government.

Border Police in Hebron defuse 2 bombs planted near Tomb of the Patriarchs Devices discovered near security checkpoints; incident comes after 2 IEDs thrown at forces in city this week.

Israel's National Security Adviser Holds Secret Meetings in Moscow National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat recently visited Moscow and met with Russia's Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev and other Russian officials, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday.

Muslim cleanup project 'illegally disturbed, removed' ancient soil on Temple Mt Ramadan 'beautification' effort was deliberately provocative, part of bid to erase traces of pre-Muslim era heritage, claims activist-archaeologist; Israeli authorities checking.

Britons still deeply divided 2 years after Brexit vote It's been two years since the shoppers and traders of London's Romford market voted by a wide margin for their country to leave the European Union.

Palestinians: How to Achieve a Better Life "It's become safer to demonstrate against Israel than against Abbas or the Palestinian Authority."

New Genetic Study: 90% of Species Appeared Almost Simultaneously A new gene study presents serious difficulties for the scientific theory of evolution, while bringing science one giant step closer to the Biblical story of creation.

'The Holocaust will be a picnic after we're done with you' South African Jews report 'flurry of viciously anti-Semitic' incidents.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

6/21/18

Sara Netanyahu's Lawyer: Fraud Indictment is 'Ridiculous and Bizarre' Cohen called the limitations on expenditures for the prime minister's residence unconstitutional.

Public Security Minister: 'Big chance of large-scale Gaza operation' Minister Erdan rejects observation deterrence is lost, says Israel may have to launch larger operation. 'There may be no choice.'

PA honors murderer of 3 as role model to encourage reading PA Education Minister uses terrorist who murdered 3 people on Jerusalem bus as symbol for 'national reading day' for children.

U.S. close to releasing Mideast peace proposal that Palestinian leadership may immediately reject The Trump administration is close to releasing a long-awaited Middle East peace proposal that officials said would present U.S. goals for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, despite the Palestinian position that President Trump cannot be an honest broker.

Major BDS groups have ties to Palestinian terrorist organizations, ministry says The Strategic Affairs Ministry on Tuesday named 42 major anti-Israel organizations as having clear ties to Palestinian terrorist groups.

Visiting Jordan, Merkel calls for countering 'Iranian aggression' German leader says Europe concerned over Tehran's missile program and its presence in Syria, which threatens Israel, Jordan.

15 fires sweep south as kite terror continues Firefighters scramble to contain flames in western Negev, Shokeda Forest and the Be'eri Forest as Palestinians in Gaza fly incendiary kites and balloons across border.

Hungary's Orban: "Everyone should be wary of the idea of Islam being part of any European country" Speaking at a Budapest conference, Hungarian leader Victor Orban emphasized the failure of European countries over the last five years.

ANALYSIS: Has Iran's Multi-Front War Against Israel Already Begun? That Israel is fighting a two-front, and perhaps even three-front, war with Iran became apparent following events in Syria and Gaza this week.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad: Israeli Airstrikes Will Be Answered With Rocket Fire Terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip, including Hamas and the Islamic Jihad warned Wednesday that Israeli airstrikes on the Strip will be met with rocket fire from Gaza.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6/20/18

Israeli Kids Counter 'Terror Kites' With 'Peace Balloons' Israeli children (and their parents) living in the region adjacent to the Gaza Strip did something extraordinary on the weekend in response to ongoing Palestinian attacks on their communities.

Syrian Army Steps Up Attacks in Southwest, Jordan Concerned An offensive in the southwest would risk a major escalation of the seven-year-old war.

'IDF ready for ground war in Gaza if Hamas continues attacks' Israeli security officials say Hamas escalations could spark new ground war in Gaza.

The Three-State Solution Given Gaza's sharp deterioration over the past 25 years - under the PA's rule (1994-2007) and then under Hamas' - it is time to consider a new paradigm for resolving the Strip's endemic predicament.

IDF Vows to Return Security of Southern Israel After Night Rocket Salvo Some 45 rockets and mortars were fired toward Israeli communities between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A mortar shell landed in the yard of a kindergarten in the Eshkol Regional Council.

US Quits UNHRC Over 'Chronic Bias' Against Israel US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that the US is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council, citing the world body's "chronic" bias against Israel as one of the primary factors for the withdrawal.

On defence, the EU is shooting everyone in the foot In a speech on security cooperation earlier this month Brexit Secretary David Davis neatly summed up Brussels' intransigence when he said the EU was "shooting itself in the foot just to prove the gun works".

Turkey: Erdogan's "Holy War" Obsession When non-Muslims deny Muslim minorities the rights that Muslim-majority countries systematically deny non-Muslim minorities, extremist Muslims in Turkey seem to have the habit of threatening non-Muslim lands with holy war.

The Jekyll & Hyde Israel-Jordan Relationship Despite ups and downs, at the political level the two nations share "bon voisinage," or good neighborliness.

Thanksgiving Concert to Recall Blessing of Creation The nascent Sanhedrin and the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center has announced a special concert to be held in Jerusalem, gathering voices from around the world to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of the world.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6/19/18

The Worst-Kept Secret Military Secret on the Planet: Israel Has Nuclear Weapons The idea that Israel might lose a conventional war seems ridiculous now, but the origins of the Israeli nuclear program lay in the fear that the Arab states would develop a decisive military advantage that they could use to inflict battlefield defeats.

Prince William, Jerusalem is not 'occupied Palestinian territory' Prince William's coming visit has lost much of its lustre now that we see that he is following in the footsteps of his predecessors and the pro-Arab British government that blocked Jewish entry into Israel while the Holocaust raged.

UN chief warns Gaza violence is close 'to the brink of war' Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the escalation of violence in Gaza is "a warning to all how close to the brink of war the situation is," and he is urging Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers to recommit to the cease-fire that ended their 2014 war.

Palestinians: Victims of Arab Apartheid Tens of thousands of Palestinians are now living in a Lebanese ghetto called Ain Al-Hilweh, and the world seems to be fine with that.

US intelligence officials: North Korea will sell nuclear tech to Iran While the Trump administration is still touting its supposedly successful summit with North Korea - even claiming that Pyongyang is "no longer a nuclear threat" - senior U.S. intelligence officials worry that a new security challenge is emerging.

US envoy hails Netanyahu meeting with Jordan king on peace talks Ahead of his Middle East trip, Jason Greenblatt says sit-down in Amman 'very important to both countries and to the entire region'.

Britain Gives UNHRC Six Months to Cease Anti-Israel Bias Johnson: We share the view that a dedicated agenda item focused solely on Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is disproportionate and damaging to the cause of peace.

Over half of all Russians want Vladimir Putin to remain president after 2024, poll shows Over half of respondents in a Russian poll said that they would prefer Vladimir Putin to remain in power after his current term expires in 2024, regardless of the direct constitutional ban on such move.

Israeli Scientist Finds Mathematical Formula that Proves Prophecy Saul Kullok, a scientist with many patents to his name, has developed a formula correlating the axis of the earth and the latitudes of Israel's Biblical borders to Prophecy.

Monday, June 18, 2018

6/18/18

Muslims Desecrate Mezzuzot at Cave of the Patriarchs Jews were banned from the Cave of the Patriarchs on June 8, the last Friday of Ramadan, and all Jewish symbols and objects that could be removed were taken from the site.

EU funding legal proceedings against IDF soldiers, watchdog group finds NGO Monitor: EU gives $290,000 to a program headed by three leftist groups seeking to eradicate the "culture of impunity" among Israeli security forces.

In five years, over 13,812 immigrants make Jerusalem their home Most of the new immigrants hail from the US, France, England, and Argentina.

Defense Minister: Kite terror will not be allowed to continue Defense Minister Liberman says anyone who thinks kite terror can continue is 'wrong.'

Russia Hosts National Day Reception in Jerusalem for First Time The Times of Israel reports: The Russian Embassy in Israel on Thursday evening for the first time hosted its National Day reception in Jerusalem, a nod to Moscow's April 2017 recognition of Western Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinians throw cold water on 'meaningless' US peace push Abbas spokesman says next week's Kushner and Greenblatt Middle East trip 'won't achieve anything' since the Trump administration is trying to circumvent PA leadership.

Ex-IDF Intel Chief: Trump Moves Will Bring Israel Closer to War Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin claimed Trump pushes Iran to get nuclear bomb.

New Colombian president open to moving embassy to Jerusalem Ivan Duque, who said he wanted to have the best possible ties with Israel, defeats leftist challenger, though some see seeds of political shift for conservative country.

BDS is a dirty business. Those who battle it on Israel's behalf must stay clean. After years of lousy PR, a new donor-backed firm is working with a well-funded ministry to thwart Israel's detractors.

The Worst-Kept Secret Military Secret on the Planet: Israel Has Nuclear Weapons The idea that Israel might lose a conventional war seems ridiculous now, but the origins of the Israeli nuclear program lay in the fear that the Arab states would develop a decisive military advantage that they could use to inflict battlefield defeats.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

6/16/18

Khamenei Fires Air Force Chief over Israeli F-35 Deep Penetration of Iran’s Sky Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei fired Iranian air force commander Brigadier General Farzad Ismaili, who had been in office since 2010, because the latter had hid from him the fact that Israeli F-35 planes had penetrated Iran’s sky, the Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida reported on Saturday.

Iran poised to resume enrichment at deep Fordow facility After Iran warned it will leave the nuclear accord unless benefits are forthcoming, an atomic energy official in Tehran said that uranium enrichment would resume at Fordow – if that happens.

UN sides with Hamas against Israel over Gaza clashes, ignores “Palestinian” violence This is no surprise, given the UN’s ongoing targeting of Israel, but it is inexcusable. 

“The Qur’an says the highest dignity man can attain is that of making war in person against the enemies of his religion” Ramadan Day 30 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad: Sharaf ad-Din Ali Yazdi, a fifteenth-century Persian who wrote a biography of the Mongol Muslim warrior Tamerlane, observed that “the Qur’an says the highest dignity man can attain is that of making war in person against the enemies of his religion. 

Waqf gets rid of priceless Temple era remains Muslims use Ramadan closure of Temple Mount to Jews to get rid of dirt containing artifacts precious to Jews – apparently forever.

Australian army unit flew Nazi flag on deployment Australia confirms reports soldiers flew swastika flag from army vehicle, PM says soldiers were punished.

Hamas Threatens Israel With Thousands Of Burning Kites Hamas warned Thursday that it would dispatch some 5,000 burning kites into Israel from the Gaza Strip to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

“The terror will begin”: The Islamic State calls for lone-wolf jihad attacks at World Cup Even if nothing happens at the World Cup, these threats serve to “strike terror in the enemies of Allah” (Qur’an 8:60).

PA official: Jews 'are not a people' Watch PA envoy to Iraq says Jews “are not a people”, invites Iraqi militias to “liberate Palestine”.

Israel Moves To Thwart Growing Hamas Maritime Threat A series of offensive and defensive Israeli actions are keeping Hamas off balance.

Friday, June 15, 2018

6/15/18

Trump's 5 Rules for Ruling the World Trump isn't reacting to the world. The world is reacting to him.

Israel Moves to Thwart Growing Hamas Maritime Threat A series of offensive and defensive Israeli actions are keeping Hamas off balance.

Turkey election: Four dead in clash as pre-poll tension rises Four people are dead and eight wounded in southern Turkey, after election campaigning descended into violence.

Trump Team Seeks to Avoid 'Dead on Arrival' Peace Plan Internal discussion continues over the timing of its release.

Khamenei: Israel will soon perish, Palestinians should vote on 'right of return' Iran's supreme leader says the main problem with the 'Zionist regime' is its 'fundamental illegitimacy'.

Immigration, terrorism top concern list of Europeans: poll BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Immigration and terrorism are the two top concerns for the European Union as a bloc, but trust in the EU and optimism about its future are on the rise, a European Commission poll showed.

DEBATE: Putin in Power until 2024: What Does it Mean? Vladimir Putin easily won the recent election in Russia and secured another presidential term.

UN Condemns Israel, But Won't Censure Hamas The United Nations' bias and hypocrisy was on full display this week when the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of condemning Israel for the violence on the Gaza border, but refused to do the same for Hamas.

Hamas Threatens Israel With Thousands Of Burning Kites Hamas warned Thursday that it would dispatch some 5,000 burning kites into Israel from the Gaza Strip to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

West Bank Eviction: The Last Battle or a Start of a New War? Settlers in Netiv Ha'avot were uprooted this week, but they could become the last batch to face eviction.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

6/14/18

Trump's Mideast peace plan won't have pro-Israel bias, U.S. officials say Senior U.S. officials involved in drafting President Trump's Middle East peace plan pushed back on claims from Palestinian leadership and from some officials in Europe that the plan will be biased in favor of Israel.

Israel has bombed Iranian-backed militias in Syria: Netanyahu JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.

IDF Intel Chief: Iran Determined to Maintain Strike Capability from Syria Israeli officials have repeatedly voiced concerns over the growing Iranian presence on its borders.

Assad: I wouldn't object to permanent Iranian base in Syria Syrian President says his country's relations with Iran and its presence in Syria are non-negotiable.

Gems Hidden For Messianic Era Being Discovered In Carmel Region Many people read prophecy, some understand its relevance in current events, but Avi Taub, CEO of Shefa Yamim, took it one step further and founded a multi-million dollar mining and exploration company based on prophecy.

Trump's new Middle East agenda: Iran before Palestinians A New Yorker report describes evolution of President Trump's Middle East policy, secret talks between Israel and Gulf States, Abbas's rejection of 'best possible deal', and how one US official warned Israel 'don't take advantage of us.'

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region WASHINGTON (AP) : The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week as it finalizes its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip.

The Rampage: Supersonic Missile Developed to Destroy High Quality Targets The missile can be fitted to the Israel Air Force's F-15, F-16 and F-35 fighter jets and is meant to be dropped outside areas protected by air-defense systems.

'We'll hit Israel with 5,000 incendiary kites, balloons' Gaza terrorists say they will send 5,000 kites and helium balloons attached to explosives into Israel tomorrow.

Unusual minuscule 1,000-year-old Arabic clay amulet unearthed in City of David Discovered in ongoing digs near Old City of Jerusalem, the amulet's two-line inscription praises Allah and reflects the devotion of 'Kareem'.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

6/13/18

Don't Repeat the "Peace Plan" Futility It's time once again for Trump's boldness, not for business as usual.

When Putin drops hints, the West should listen Putin is hinting at a Syrian Euphrates partition - and beyond. This is a positive plan that the USA should join.

Pope: 'Never forget the Shoah' "It should be a warning of an obligation to reconciliation, of reciprocal comprehension and love toward our 'elder brothers,' the Jews."

Erdogan Fights to Keep Power as Bloomberg Poll Shows Tight Votes Turkey's election this month could go down to the wire, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing a tougher battle to cement power or even an upset, according to a poll commissioned by Bloomberg.

Slavoj Zizek: EU must create a new world order to stop Donald Trump While most other western leaders fiddle and seethe, Donald Trump powers ahead as bully-in-chief.

Iranians defy regime on Twitter, express support for Israel A campaign this week to counter Quds Day rallies in the Islamic Republic saw thousands of tweets with the hashtag #WeStandWithIsrael, Israeli Foreign Ministry official says.

Scoop: Kushner to visit Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia for peace plan talks President Trump's Middle East peace team, senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, will travel to Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia next week to discuss the next stages of the peace effort and the crisis in Gaza, a senior U.S. official tells me.

In a First, Haley Proposes U.N. General Assembly Vote to Condemn Hamas The proposed vote on Hamas' responsibility over Gaza in the 193-member UN chamber amounts to a referendum on the militant group.

The "Trump Doctrine" for the Middle East Trump has shown the strength of the United States and restored its credibility in a region where strength and force determine credibility.

Dyeing Practice Not Dead: Tekhelet Discovered from 3,500 Years Ago A new exhibit exploring the heavenly and mysterious color "tekhelet," a vibrant blue dye mentioned 49 times in the Hebrew Bible and later chosen as the central color of Israel's national flag, will open at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem on June 1.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6/12/18

Did Trump Achieve What Obama Couldn't? "Life is full of irony, as this week we've seen Obama's successor, US President Donald Trump, take more or less the same tack."

Iraqi Christian: "We have actually been weakened by the stance taken by the Vatican" Aziz Emmanuel al-Zebari is right. Last September, the Pope met in the Vatican with Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the secretary general of the Muslim World League (MWL), a group that has been linked to the financing of jihad terror.

Mass Demonstrations in Jordan Threaten to Topple Government The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy, has issued a short report suggesting "alarm bells are ringing for the Jordanian regime," and arguing that "the masses could cross the fear barrier, leading to an intifada against the kingdom similar to the Arab Spring."

Abbas Adviser: Jews Have No Claim to Jerusalem TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' senior adviser Mahmoud al-Habbash last week said that President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is part of a plot to divide the Arab world and that any Jewish connection to the holy city is an imperialist myth and distortion of history.

Rabbi Ariel's First-Hand Account Of 1967 Temple Mount Battle Rabbi Yisrael Ariel ascended the Temple Mount on Wednesday to commemorate 51 years since he had stood there as a young man, guarding the site after he and his comrades-in-arms had conquered the holiest site in Judaism.

Likud minister: Kim summit shows Trump can deal with tyrants; bring on Rouhani Gilad Erdan says similar meeting with Iran's president would 'not be terrible,' as long as goal remains to end Tehran's nuke program and change the 'nature of the regime'.

North Korea: Don't forget to tell your children they're seeing a miracle 1980's Washington held three world friction points kickoff arenas for WWIII: Israel/Arabs, India/Pakistan, North/South Korea. Commentary

Toning down rhetoric, Khamenei claims Iran never wanted to throw Jews in sea Supreme leader says only Egypt's Nasser called for expulsion, while Tehran wants a referendum of descendants of all who lived in Palestine 100 years ago, including Jews.

Dramatic increase in number of Muslim visitors to Temple Mount 91,000 Muslims arrive for Laylat al-Qadr prayer on Temple Mount; about 10,000 arrive at Cave of Patriarchs.

Syrian Army 'Boosts Air Defenses Near Israeli Border' Additional defenses are set to be deployed in the coming days, an Assad forces commander tells Reuters.

Monday, June 11, 2018

6/11/18

IDF Reservists Called Up for Surprise Drill on Northern Border Israeli army reservists were surprised on Sunday to receive orders to immediately leave their jobs and families and report to the northern border with Syria.

Erdogan Predicts 'War Between the Cross and Crescent' over Austria Mosque Closures Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria's impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response.

As bulldozers near, outpost residents vow they'll be back, and they may be right 15 families in Nativ Ha'avot neighborhood in settlement bloc south of Jerusalem feel imminent razing will ultimately strengthen their claim to hilltop.

Putin and Lessons from Lenin and Gromyko Andrei Gromyko believed that the so-called Westphalian system, in place at least until the Second World War, had been replaced by a duopoly in which only the USSR and the United States counted as powers that could truly affect things.

Report: Israeli F-35s entered Iranian airspace undetected, locked on suspected nuclear sites Two Israeli F-35 stealth fighters flew undetected over Iranian airspace in the past month, according to a report.

Pioneering Interreligious Relations "Jews were viewed as the enemies of God, in league with the devil, responsible for the tragedies of the world," he said, but the Church now sees us as "dearly beloved elder brothers."

The Oslo Disaster Prof. Efraim Karsh, the incoming director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, indicts the Oslo diplomatic process as "the starkest strategic blunder in Israel's history" and as "one of the worst calamities ever to have afflicted Israelis and Palestinians."

An End-of-Days Guide to the Palestinians and Gaza As Israel's southern border is threatened by rockets, mortars and incendiary kites, End-of-Days experts weigh in on the prospective roles that Palestinians in Gaza play in the Messianic era.

New Strategic Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The geostrategic, diplomatic, and economic influence of the Eastern Mediterranean is more significant today than ever before.

Netanyahu: "The Iranian regime shouts, 'Death to Israel.' In response, Israel shouts, 'Life to the Iranian people.'" Beautiful. This superbly encapsulates the humanity of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the face of the hatred and violence taught in the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

6/9/18

Rouhani says ‘Israel can never feel safe’ as thousands in Iran mark Quds Day Protesters burn Trump effigies, chant 'Death to Israel, America' in annual pro-Palestinian events across the Islamic republic.

What Kim Is Column: Summits won't change the nature of the North Korean tyranny.

Iran’s move toward uranium enrichment is message to EU to stand up to US, but it might be too late Iran’s move to get ready to enrich uranium is an attempt to send a message to Europe, encouraging it to resist US pressure to abandon the nuclear deal, experts told RT. 

Hamas: Riots will continue until Jerusalem is liberated Hamas leader Haniyeh says “March of Return” protests will continue until Jerusalem is liberated and the Gaza blockade ends.

Where is our Temple? Are We Still Living with the Spies? As we pray at the Western Wall and gaze up at the Temple Mount, we cannot help but wonder why there is no Holy Temple today. 

Signs of Judaism Erased From Cave of Patriarchs for Ramadan On Thursday night, Joshua Wander, a resident of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem went to the Cave of the Patriarchs, Judaism’s second holiest site, and was shocked to see that all vestiges of Judaism or Hebrew were removed, leaving him to pray in what he described as “essentially and ostensibly a Mosque.”

Palestinians: "Burn the Jews!" The Palestinians, who have been sending flaming kites from the Gaza Strip into Israel the past few weeks, say that their real goal is to "burn the Jews" and destroy Israel. 

Nasrallah: 'The Whole World Can Not Remove Us From Syria' When speaking to Israel, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that if Israel will continue the occupation a great war will come.

Iran marks International Quds Day Iranians poured into the streets in large numbers in different cities across the country to mark International Quds Day, which falls on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Quarter Of A Million People Celebrate Tel Aviv’s 20Th Pride Parade The LGBTQ community celebrates three historic milestones: 10 years to the founding of the Gay Center in Tel Aviv, 20 years to Tel Aviv’s first Pride and 70 Years of Israeli Independence.

Friday, June 08, 2018

6/8/18

Israeli Air Force on top alert for Palestinian rocket fire on last Ramadan Friday All Israel's security branches, the air force, military, emergency teams and firefighters are on top preparedness against Hamas' threat to outdo its former record of violent ourbreaks on June 8, the last Friday of Ramadan. Iran too has proclaimed the date "Jerusalem Day."

Analysis: How the Media Serve as an Echo Chamber for Hamas US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman this week harshly criticized the international media for being an "echo chamber" for Hamas and other Palestinian organizations in their reporting on the Gaze border riots over the past two months.

IAF Conducts Extensive Drill Simulating War On Multiple Fronts Amid ongoing tensions on Israel's southern and northern fronts, the Israel Air Force concluded a large scale training exercise simulating a scenario in which Israel finds itself engaging adversaries on multiple fronts.

Uproar After Israeli Teacher Asks Students to Pray Against Gay Parade Israel, or at least the Greater Tel Aviv area, has made a name for itself of late as a place of great tolerance for homosexuality, and even a top travel destination for the LGBT crowd.

Trump, at White House Iftar, hails Ramadan's "timeless message of peace, clarity, and love" "Clarity," really? Not "charity"? The White House website says "clarity," so that's that.

Argentina cancels World Cup warm-up match with Israel "in sympathy with the Palestinians" Argentina were set to play in Jerusalem ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Knesset Hearing Reveals EU Efforts to Increase Arab Control in Biblical Heartland In the past three years alone, at least 42,000,000 (nearly $50 million, or NIS 175 million), half of which was contributed by the European Union, has been donated for the express purpose of facilitating Arab control over Area C.

Pompeo's stark warning: We won't let Iran develop a nuclear weapon "We're watching reports that Iran plans to increase its enrichment capacity," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Thursday, June 7.

Recalling History: Rabbi Ariel Encounters His Past On The Temple Mount Rabbi Yisrael Ariel ascended the Temple Mount on Wednesday to commemorate 51 years since he had stood there as a young man, guarding the site after he and his comrades-in-arms had conquered the holiest site in Judaism.

Pride Week: While Tel Aviv celebrates - Jerusalem fights Situated in the heart of Jerusalem, The Open House, for short, services some 20,000 members of Jerusalem's LGBT community every year.

Masked Palestinians throw rocks, chairs at visitors on Temple Mount During one of the routine daily group visits on the Temple Mount, Palestinian men inside the al-Aqsa mosque threw large rocks at the visitors as they came within proximity of the holy place.

Israel blames Iran for Gaza border violence Israel has accused Iran of fuelling recent violence on the Gaza border that has seen more than 100 Palestinians killed amid protests against Israel

Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque At least 17 people have been killed and 80 wounded by explosions that destroyed a mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say.

Syria not 'immune', Israel will destroy Assad's forces if attacked, says Netanyahu Israel will "destroy" any Syrian forces that attempt an attack against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned. He also cautioned President Assad against inviting Iranian troops into Syria.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

6/7/18

Trump, at White House Iftar, hails Ramadan's "timeless message of peace, clarity, and love" "Clarity," really? Not "charity"? The White House website says "clarity," so that's that.

Argentina cancels World Cup warm-up match with Israel "in sympathy with the Palestinians" Argentina were set to play in Jerusalem ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Knesset Hearing Reveals EU Efforts to Increase Arab Control in Biblical Heartland In the past three years alone, at least 42,000,000 (nearly $50 million, or NIS 175 million), half of which was contributed by the European Union, has been donated for the express purpose of facilitating Arab control over Area C.

Pompeo's stark warning: We won't let Iran develop a nuclear weapon "We're watching reports that Iran plans to increase its enrichment capacity," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Thursday, June 7.

Recalling History: Rabbi Ariel Encounters His Past On The Temple Mount Rabbi Yisrael Ariel ascended the Temple Mount on Wednesday to commemorate 51 years since he had stood there as a young man, guarding the site after he and his comrades-in-arms had conquered the holiest site in Judaism.

Pride Week: While Tel Aviv celebrates - Jerusalem fights Situated in the heart of Jerusalem, The Open House, for short, services some 20,000 members of Jerusalem's LGBT community every year.

Masked Palestinians throw rocks, chairs at visitors on Temple Mount During one of the routine daily group visits on the Temple Mount, Palestinian men inside the al-Aqsa mosque threw large rocks at the visitors as they came within proximity of the holy place.

Israel blames Iran for Gaza border violence Israel has accused Iran of fuelling recent violence on the Gaza border that has seen more than 100 Palestinians killed amid protests against Israel

Iraq arms cache explosions destroy Baghdad mosque At least 17 people have been killed and 80 wounded by explosions that destroyed a mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, medical sources say.

Syria not 'immune', Israel will destroy Assad's forces if attacked, says Netanyahu Israel will "destroy" any Syrian forces that attempt an attack against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned. He also cautioned President Assad against inviting Iranian troops into Syria.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

6/6/18

US to boost its military presence in Israel, top up Israel's advanced arsenal A broad-based US plan to fortify Israel's armed forces against a potential military showdown with Iran has just been approved by President Donald Trump.

Israel Tweets Perfect Response to Yet Another Iranian Threat to Destroy Her Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was at it again this week, threatening to wipe the State of Israel off the map.

Netanyahu: 'Iran's desire to destroy Israel the source of Gaza's problems' PM, in meeting with Theresa May, blames Iranian regime's hatred for Israel for Gaza's suffering.

Will Bringing the Jews of Ethiopia Home Fulfill Prophecy? Seffi Blilin moved to Israel from Ethiopia nine years ago with her mother, father and four siblings.

Iran to boost uranium enrichment if nuclear deal fails Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers collapses.

Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow is not trying to split the European Union.

Netanyahu: 'Iran's uranium enrichment is part of plot to annihilate Israel' PM vows that Israel will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, says Tehran pursuing expanded uranium enrichment to destroy Israel.

Iran to increase uranium enrichment. US-Israeli strike on nuclear facilities comes closer Iran is to inform the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on Tuesday, June 6, of its decision to increase uranium (UF6) enrichment capacity in response to the US exit from the 2015 nuclear accord.

Analysis: Rabbis Squabbling Over Conversion While Jerusalem Burns The endless rabbinical squabbling and dallying over conversion will ultimately seal the fate of the Jewish population in the Jewish state.

The toy that's wreaking HAVOC on the South "They are harming that symbol. They are making us fear something that is so beautiful, clean and playful, and has connotations of family, community, love and happiness."

How a finnish Kibbutz became a center for messianic Jews "The Finnish people that lived here turned their life to be with the same as the local life of the Jewish people", said Tsuriel Bar David, manager of the Yad HaShmona hotel.

Same-sex spouses have EU residence rights, top court rules The European Union's top court has ruled in favour of a Romanian gay man's right to have his US husband live with him in Romania.

Christ at the Checkpoint 2018: Was Christ Really at the Center? "This conference is not about taking sides," said the chairman of Bethlehem Bible College, Tanas Kassis, in his opening remarks to the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, held last week in the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala.

Seeking French support, Netanyahu raises alarm over Iran enrichment plan Day after meeting with Germany's Chancellor Merkel to rally support for radically changing the Iranian nuclear deal, PM Netanyahu attempts to garner French support after Iranian supreme leader tells UN watchdog of 'tentative' plans to produce machinery for enriching uranium.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

6/5/18

Iran to boost uranium enrichment if nuclear deal fails Iran says it has begun work on increasing its uranium enrichment capacity, in case its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers collapses.

Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow is not trying to split the European Union.

Netanyahu: 'Iran's uranium enrichment is part of plot to annihilate Israel' PM vows that Israel will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, says Tehran pursuing expanded uranium enrichment to destroy Israel.

Iran to increase uranium enrichment. US-Israeli strike on nuclear facilities comes closer Iran is to inform the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna on Tuesday, June 6, of its decision to increase uranium (UF6) enrichment capacity in response to the US exit from the 2015 nuclear accord.

Analysis: Rabbis Squabbling Over Conversion While Jerusalem Burns The endless rabbinical squabbling and dallying over conversion will ultimately seal the fate of the Jewish population in the Jewish state.

The toy that's wreaking HAVOC on the South "They are harming that symbol. They are making us fear something that is so beautiful, clean and playful, and has connotations of family, community, love and happiness."

How a finnish Kibbutz became a center for messianic Jews "The Finnish people that lived here turned their life to be with the same as the local life of the Jewish people", said Tsuriel Bar David, manager of the Yad HaShmona hotel.

Same-sex spouses have EU residence rights, top court rules The European Union's top court has ruled in favour of a Romanian gay man's right to have his US husband live with him in Romania.

Christ at the Checkpoint 2018: Was Christ Really at the Center? "This conference is not about taking sides," said the chairman of Bethlehem Bible College, Tanas Kassis, in his opening remarks to the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, held last week in the Bethlehem suburb of Beit Jala.

Seeking French support, Netanyahu raises alarm over Iran enrichment plan Day after meeting with Germany's Chancellor Merkel to rally support for radically changing the Iranian nuclear deal, PM Netanyahu attempts to garner French support after Iranian supreme leader tells UN watchdog of 'tentative' plans to produce machinery for enriching uranium.

Monday, June 04, 2018

6/4/18

Khamenei: 'Tehran will attack tenfold if attacked by enemies' 'Our enemies have staged economic and psychological warfare against us and new American sanctions are part of it.'

Netanyahu: Israel developing ties with Arab states against Iran Prime Minister Netanyahu tells German Chancellor Merkel 'We have contacts with Arab states that are developing because of our common concern with Iran and its aggressive designs,' notes these ties could help peace process with Palestinians as well.

MSNBC host: Ahmadinejad was right, Israel shouldn't exist 'God isn't a realtor'. Joy Reid slammed establishment of Israel, said Iran's Ahmadinejad was right in denunciations of Jewish state.

PM: Israel does more for Gaza than any other nation Netanyahu says in Germany that Israel does more to prevent a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip than any other country in the world.

Ten steps for restoring the IDF's deterrence against Hamas terror Give up tit-for-tat operations and switch to surprise attacks. Palestinian terror chiefs routinely head for bunkers before launching rockets and mortars.

What's the Deal With Kuwait, and Why's the World Ignoring It? Kuwait calling for a UN resolution to set up an international "protection mission" for the Palestinians is just the latest in a long list of initiatives to condemn and vilify Israel by the oil-rich emirate.

Thousands celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary in New York A celebration organized by the Ministry of Culture and New York's Israeli Consulate took over Times Square to celebrate Israel.

Netanyahu heads to Europe to discuss 'Iran and Iran' Speaking before departing to Berlin, from where he will fly to France and the UK to meet European leaders, Netanyahu reiterates importance of ratcheting up pressure on Iran against its nuclear program, expresses hope that disagreements with European allies will be bridged 'with time.'

Fulfilling Zechariah 8:23 With Torah Books for Non-Jews "There is currently a surge in the publication of books that convey Torah teachings to the non-Jewish world, and such literature is being published at an ever-increasing rate, for one good reason."

EU army looms? Merkel backs Macron's European Defense Force initiative Chancellor Angela Merkel has supported "in principle" the idea of a joint European Defense Force proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. Germany's opposition had been the main stumbling block for the much-discussed project.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

6/2/18

June 12 summit is on, says Trump after 2 hours with top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, right-hand of North Korea’s ruler, hand-delivered a letter from Kim Jong-un to US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, June 1.


German intelligence: Iran still working to acquire WMD technology Dossier concludes Tehran has been conducting industrial espionage focused on technology and engineering companies in bid to boost missile program.

Iranian official: We dealt the Zionists a 'heavy blow' Senior Iranian official says Israel is "a cancerous tumor".

Report: Putin gives OK to Israeli strikes on Syria Al-Sharq al-Awsat says Israel and Russia agreed to “limit” Iran's presence, and allow Israel to target "menacing bases" in Syria.

Emerging From The Chaos Of Isis, Baghdad’s Bad Boy Triumphs Once thought a failed state, Iraq has emerged from the chaos of ISIS to hold successful elections.

Idf Investigating Shooting Death Of Palestinian Nurse In Gaza Protests 21 year-old Razan al-Najar was shot in the chest on Friday.

Saudi Arabia threatens ‘military action’ if Qatar purchases Russian S-400 systems – report Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened “military action” against Qatar should its neighbor acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems, according to Le Monde, citing a letter from King Salman to the French presidency.

Syrian Government Seeks To Consolidate Army And Recapture Southwest The southwest, near the borders with Jordan and Israel, remains one of the big chunks of Syria still outside Assad's control, which has recovered swathes of the country with the help of Russia.

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy The new government has pledged to pursue a host of populist policies, including reclaiming national sovereignty from the European Union over issues ranging from border protection and immigration to economics and finance.

Friday, June 01, 2018

6/1/18

US-North Korea: Trump says summit with Kim is back on Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June is back on, the US president says, a week after it was scrapped.

Iranian, Hizballah, Syrian troops building up opposite Quneitra and Daraa DEBKAfile Exclusive: Contrary to widespread reports, Syrian, Iranian and Hizballah forces were moving into southern Syria on Friday, June 1 opposite the Jordanian and Israeli (Golan) borders.

IDF: Some Hamas Rockets Made in Iran; UNRWA Sacks Used in Terror Tunnels As Hamas changed tactics, ending eight weeks of violent riots attacking Israel's security fence in favor of rocket and mortar barrages, unlikely sources for their terror efforts were discovered.

Arab Media: Russia Green-lights Israeli Military Actions Against Iranian Military in Syria An Arabic news source reported on the ongoing negotiations between Israel and Russia concerning the Iranian military presence in Syria, stating that Russia has agreed to "a green light" for Israeli military strikes against Iranian military target.

Ahead of Lieberman's Moscow talks, Hizballah troops positioned at Israeli border disguised in Syrian uniforms Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's landing in Moscow on Thursday, May 31, was preceded by stealthy Iranian and Hizballah moves into three strategic locations facing Israel's Golan border.

Former Mossad Chief: In 2011, Netanyahu ordered 2-week Iran attack plan The former Mossad chief decided to examine whether the prime minister was even authorized to issue a directive that could drag Israel into the war.

Is Biblical King Og Rematch About to Take Place In Syria? Daraa, a small city in southern Syria noted for being the powderkeg that set off Syria's civil war seven years ago is about to become the scene of what may be the final battle between Syrian government forces and the rebels.

Haley Slams UN Security Council For Not Condemning Hamas Rocket Attacks U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the Security Council for its failure to censure Hamas rocket attacks against Israel on Wednesday.

IDF attacks 65 targets in Gaza Israel Air Force attacks 65 targets belonging to Hamas in Gaza.

The Threat of Erdogan And what the U.S. must do about it.

ANALYSIS: What and Who are Behind the Massive Escalation in Southern Israel Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed Palestinian terror organization, attacked southern Israel Tuesday morning by lobbing between 50 and 60 mortar shells at Israeli towns and communities in what is called the "Gaza belt."

No sign Hamas, Jihad intend de-escalating their rocket-mortar assault on Israel Israel's policymakers don't seem to have a clear plan for stopping the Palestinian rocket/mortar assault on the communities next door to the Gaza Strip, after nearly 100 rockets and mortar shells were launched against them all day Tuesday, May 29.

Ministers threaten Gaza retaking should conflict escalate Ministers Shaked and Steinitz say armed conflict and retaking of the Gaza Strip are now on the table after more than 70 rockets, mortar shells were fired into Israel's south in less than a day.

EU and UN Decry Worst Gazan Mortar Attack on Israel Since 2014 War The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) came out condemning a mortar barrage from Gaza that struck Israel on Tuesday morning, the worst since the 2014 war.

As Gaza front cools, Iran and Syria move on their next flashpoint -Quneitra Hours after the Palestinians paused on Wednesday, May 30, in their broadest rocket/mortar assault on Israel in four years, their Iranian backers were already moving on the Golan.

ANALYSIS: Understanding Iran's Plan for Israel and the Middle East US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week announced a new policy that aims to roll back Iran's hegemonistic drive in the Middle East and to prevent the Islamic Republic from attaining a nuclear weapon.