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."