Monday, June 17, 2019

6/17/19


Atomic Threat: Iran reveals it will break America's uranium stockpile limits within 10 DAYS dramatically ramping up tensions with Trump Iran announced today it intends to smash the strict uranium stockpile limits set under the nuclear deal it struck with the world's leading powers.

Netanyahu: World Must Sanction Iran if it Enriches More Uranium Than Allowed  "Israel is standing on the same front with the United States, moderate Arab states, and with other countries in its opposition to Iranian aggression," Netanyhau said.

Arab League head warns no Mideast peace deal without Palestinian state The head of the Arab League warned on Monday that attempts to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict will be in vain without the establishment of a Palestinian state on all territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.

Militants open fire on IDF troops entering Gaza - Report There were no reported injuries or casualties.

Why haven't more Embassies moved to Jerusalem? - Analysis Despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's push, few countries have emulated the US move.

Netanyahu appoints extreme right leaders as ministers in interim government Netanyahu is at odds with Smotrich over his intention to halt all transportation-related work on Saturdays.

Liberman: We'll force gov't with Likud, Blue and White to block ultra-Orthodox Yisrael Beytenu leader promises 'liberal-national' coalition after elections; Likud: Cat is out the bag - Liberman wants leftist government; Blue and White: Better late than never.

Global Christian Persecution Remains High, Media Interest Remains Low While you might have seen a decrease in mainstream media reporting regarding Christian persecution, there has only been an increase in the persecution taking place against Christians around the world.

Three Mistakes The U.K. Government Made In The Brexit Negotiations It is often claimed that politics is the art of the possible.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

6/15/19

The Quick Read About… Turkey’s Troubling Russian Shopping Spree Back in 2017, Turkey agreed to purchase Russia’s advanced S-400 air defense missile system over the strong objections of both the US and NATO, of which Turkey is a member.

Oil tanker attacks: did Iran’s ties with China just go up in smoke? When Shinzo Abe headed to Tehran this week for the first visit by a sitting Japanese prime minister in four decades, some in the diplomatic world imagined he could be the man to bring Iran back to the negotiating table with the United States.

'Deal of Century' now has one goal, saving Netanyahu - Analysis White House is expected to redirect the American peace plan to ensure the political survival of Netnayahu in an attempt to appeal to US evangelicals.

Jerusalem municipality removed Dome of Rock from backdrop to Netanyahu speech According to report, mural depicting landmarks on Temple Mount and Old City removes the iconic golden dome from its base.

Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast: Bringing the Power of Prayer into Politics This week, Christian leaders from around the world met with Israeli officials in the Knesset to pray for Israel at the third annual Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.

'Next war will be worst in Israel's history' IDF Major General Yitzhak Brick: 'Every day 1,000 - 2,000 missiles could hit us in the next war - God help us.'

Britain will NOT leave the EU this year even with No Deal, Brussels warns amid claims Boris Johnson will U-turn on his promise to leave on October 31 Britain is unlikely to leave the European Union this year – even in the event of No Deal, Brussels said last night.

The Mullahs Promise "Demise of Israel" and American Civilization The Iranian government continues to defy international standards, as it refuses to act as a rational and constructive state, even apart from its repeated malign behavior in the Gulf of Oman this week.

UK politicians more interested in ousting Theresa May than solving Brexit, EU president Juncker says The president of the European Commission has criticised the British political class for being more interested in ousting Theresa May than finding a solution to Brexit.

Did the US Ambassador Misspeak or Was He Hinting at a Trump Plan for Israel to Annex Judea and Samaria? Though there are currently almost half-a-million Jews living in Judea and Samaria (excluding Jerusalem), Israel has never annexed the areas.

Friday, June 14, 2019

6/14/19

'Next war will be worst in Israel's history' IDF Major General Yitzhak Brick: 'Every day 1,000 - 2,000 missiles could hit us in the next war - God help us.'

Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears Jordan's King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a U.S. deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians.

Russian-Iranian Strains Raise Possibility of US-Israel-Russia Deal on Syria With Israel set to host an unprecedented meeting of the national security advisors of the US, Russia, and Israel, this week's efforts by German FM Heiko Maas and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to mediate between the US and Iran could prove to be but a sideshow.

White House admits Palestinian economic growth depends on peace deal Ahead of Bahrain conference, which the PA is boycotting, administration official touts 'exciting roadmap'; Jordan implies it hasn't decided to attend.

Mercy Gate Illegally Being Turned into Mosque by Waqf, State looks on The police has contradicted the state's reported comments specifying that "the Waqf has installed a loudspeaker for the muezzin and inserted prayer mats into the compound."

AJC Survey: 3/4 of US Jews say Israel is vital to 'long-term Jewish future' Seventy-two percent of American Jews polled in a survey this month said that "a thriving State of Israel is vital for the long-term future of the Jewish people."

Arabs' Nightmare: Absorbing Palestinians Lebanon says it fully supports the Palestinians in their fight against Israel -- but would like to see them leave the country as soon as possible.

Sudan Crisis News: What is the crisis and how did it start? Sudan is currently facing a major issue between the local people and the government backed by military forces.

Amid increased tensions, Hamas calls on mediators to save Gaza truce Holding Israel responsible for failing to fully implement the understandings, Khalil al-Haya, a senior Hamas official, warned that Hamas may be forced to respond to the alleged foot-dragging.

'Many horrible people have been popular': Tory Muslim chief compares Boris Johnson to Hitler Mohammed Amin, the Conservative Party's Muslim chief, says he'll quit after 36 years if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, as he believes the former foreign secretary doesn't have the "basic morality and integrity" for the job.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

6/13/19

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers around the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment.

Gulf of Oman incident and Iran's dangerous game - Analysis Four tankers off the UAE port of Fujairah had been struck on May 12, a month before the incident on June 13. The most recent incident is much more serious. The US navy has been sent to assist.

EU calls for 'maximum restraint' after Gulf of Oman incident The European Union (EU) called for "maximum restraint" to avoid escalation after two tankers were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, forcing their crews to evacuate the vessels.

EU slams Turkey in its annual report // Saudi Arabia's Emergency Arab Summit  In its annual report on Turkey, the European Union says the country is 'backsliding' on a number of legal and economic fronts.

Did the US Ambassador Misspeak or Was He Hinting at a Trump Plan for Israel to Annex Judea and Samaria? Though there are currently almost half-a-million Jews living in Judea and Samaria (excluding Jerusalem), Israel has never annexed the areas.

The Six-Day War and the Israeli Dream The Six-Day War was a decisive turning point in the Zionist enterprise.

Turkey to get Russian S-400 missile system 'in July' amid row over US jets Turkey's President Erdogan says he hopes a Russian missile system that Washington sees as a threat to US jets will be delivered in July.

Boris Johnson has one foot in No10 after landslide victory in Tory leadership election as Leadsom, McVey and Harper are Out The Brexiteer big beast won more than twice as many votes as nearest rival Jeremy Hunt - with Michael Gove and Dominic Raab trailing behind.

Macron's EU ambitions slipping away after top ally's bizarre rant Emmanuel Macron's EU ambitions were dealt a huge blow this week after his party's leader in Brussels unceremoniously alienated practically all her allies with a bizarre rant.

Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa Russia is seeking to bolster its presence in at least 13 countries across Africa by building relations with existing rulers, striking military deals, and grooming a new generation of "leaders" and undercover "agents", leaked documents reveal.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

6/12/19

Outrage in PA over Israeli flag on Temple Mount Palestinian Arab TV channel furious at the raising of a blue and white flag, similar to the Israeli flag, on the Temple Mount.

Israeli missile attack claimed by Syria hit Iranian-held Tel Al Harrah radar overlooking Golan The Israel missile strike that Syrian military sources claimed took place early Wednesday, June 12, struck Iranian radars situated at Tel Al-Harrah, a hill overlooking the Golan, Galilee and the Sea of Galilee, DEBKAfile reports.

Who's to Blame for Middle East Instability? Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, asks a number of questions in response to the West's claim that Iran is behind the ongoing instability in the Middle East.

Palestinians Urge Egypt, Jordan to Reconsider Going to U.S. - Led Conference Egypt, Jordan will attend the conference on the Palestinian economy, Palestinians afraid the US will kill its dream of statehood.

Iran Increases Production of Low-Enriched Uranium, According to IAEA Iran has increased its uranium enrichment since U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, warned the International Atomic Energy Agency on Monday.

Amid unrest, Moldova says it will move its embassy to Jerusalem Announcement comes as political turmoil rocks the nation, which would become the only European country with embassy in capital.

Iran's Has the Most Ballistic Missiles in the Middle East The Fateh-series missiles are the solid-fueled counterparts of Shahab missiles.

The Rise and Fall of ISIS ISIS is now defeated, and this timeline highlights the terror groups' rise, its fearful reign, and its powerful collapse.

France's Macron backs Merkel for EU post - if she wants it French President Emmanuel Macron says he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she wanted to be the head of the European Union's executive body.

IDF General: Lebanon to pay heavy price in next Israel-Hezbollah war Head of IDF's Northern Command Maj.-Gen. Amir Baram says Beirut "cooperating" with Shi'ite terror group.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6/11/19

Ateret Cohanim Wins Major Court Victory in Re-Establishing Jewish Presence in Jerusalem On Monday, the Jerusalem District Court ruled in favor of real-estate companies working with Ateret Cohanim concerning three large areas in Jerusalem.

The Difference Between 'Retaining' and 'Annexing' Territory "You can retain territory without annexing it," Baker said. "That is what we did in the [Oslo accord] interim agreement, we retained Area C...we haven't annexed it."

ISIS reborn: Terror group forming new caliphate extending to India - shock report The horrific development was interrogated by former Pentagon official Michael Maloof on RT this morning.

Egypt, Jordan and Morocco to attend U.S. peace plan conference in Bahrain Egypt and Morocco have informed the White House they will attend the conference in Bahrain at which the Trump administration will launch the economic portion of its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, U.S. official tells me.

What Hiding One's Kippa Says About Europe Germany's national antisemitism commissioner, Felix Klein, recently said, "I cannot advise Jews to wear kippot everywhere all the time in Germany."

Francis wants first papal visit to Iraq Pope Francis said on Monday he wants to travel to Iraq next year, which would be the first ever papal trip there.

IAEA chief worried about rising tension over Iran nuclear issue The U.N. atomic watchdog's chief said on Monday he was worried about rising tensions over Iran's nuclear program and called for de-escalation through dialogue, departing from his usual guarded language on the country.

"Europe Will Not Be Europe" In the United Kingdom, the Brexit Party victory at 31.6% of the vote was a remarkable achievement that showed the persistent willingness of millions of Britons to leave the European Union.

UK politicians more interested in ousting Theresa May than solving Brexit, EU president Juncker says The president of the European Commission has criticised the British political class for being more interested in ousting Theresa May than finding a solution to Brexit.

Who will replace European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker? It is all change at the heart of the EU, and the key role of Commission president is up for grabs as Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to pass the baton at the end of October.

Monday, June 10, 2019

6/10/19

Next stop, annexation station: 7 things to know for June 10 Both the Trump administration and the Wall Street Journal are accused of trolling the Palestinians, as annexation and one-state become the talk of the town.

U.S. ambassador: Israel can annex part of West Bank U.S. Ambassador David Friedman told the New York Times on Saturday that Israel has the right to annex some, but "unlikely all" of the Palestinian West Bank.

Iran Warns U.S. Navy and 'Zionist' Military: Prepare to Be Crushed U.S. Navy forces now gathered in the Persian Gulf region will be hit with "unimaginable reciprocal blows" if any attack is made on Iran, a top military aide to the country's leadership said Sunday.

Iran's foreign minister: Netanyahu wants to destroy us, and we will respond Zarif hosts German counterpart Heiko Maas in Tehran, calls for end to US 'economic war' on his country; says Trump peace plan is 'crime against Middle East'.


Hamas-Gaza amasses 10,000 rockets, plans a new Iran-sponsored militia in Syria Israel's Chief of Staff Lt, Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Friday, June 8: "The slowdown of Hamas-instigated violence on the Gaza border, including the incendiary balloons, is the outcome of an equation reached with Hamas on the operational level and we have decided to give it a chance."

Palestinians Announce 'Popular Uprising' Against Trump Peace Plan A "popular Palestinian uprising" against U.S. President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan was announced Sunday following a meeting of PLO faction representatives, Palestinian civil society organizations and private individuals in the West Bank city of el-Bireh.

Syrian Opposition Documents Iranian Missile Caches in Country - Report Israel has warned Tehran against stockpiling weapons in Syria, says it's a redline.

Are the ultra-Orthodox Israel's new kingmakers? Battle between secular forces within Israel's right and the ultra-Orthodox likely to dominate Israel's snap elections.

Russia vs. Israel: The War That Could Become a Nuclear Disaster There are deconfliction mechanisms in place, including a hotline between the Israeli and Russian militaries.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

6/8/19

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! Arutz Sheva news updates will be back on Sunday night, with the conclusion of the festival of Shavuot.

EU mini-summit set to discuss top jobs succession European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker arrives at a European Union leaders summit after European Parliament elections to discuss who should run the EU executive for the next five years, in Brussels, Belgium May 28, 2019.

Putin hails 'UNPRECEDENTED relationship' with China as US relations sour VLADIMIR Putin said ties between Russia and China stand at “an unprecedented level" after the two countries blocked a UN bid to condemn the massacre of civilians in Sudan.

Ex-IAEA Deputy General Warns Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb in Six Months Iran could have a nuclear bomb in six to eight months, the former deputy head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog has warned.

Shavuot: A Surprising Friendship On Shavuot, we hold on to the Torah with love and friendship, while expressing complete faith in its words that bring joy to our hearts.

Temple Mount Sifting Project reboots, aims to salvage ancient temple artifacts At Jerusalem Day event, minister vows funds for project in which 500,000 artifacts from all eras of J’lem settlement have already been found in dirt illegally dumped by Muslim Waqf

Why Jared Kushner's approach to Middle East 'peace' is doomed to fail From the beginning, it appeared farcical that a group of ideologically driven men with personal ties to the U.S. president and Israel, no experience in world politics and no interest in international law or the universality of human rights could deliver peace to the Middle East.

Putin’s Turkish Gambit The first-ever NATO member state to shoot down a Russian military jet has willingly fallen in line with Vladimir Putin’s “Turkish Gambit,” a strategy designed to drive a deep crack into the NATO alliance.

The Priorities of Palestinian Leaders Some 18 Palestinian journalists, political and social activists, and academics have been killed in Syria in recent years, while dozens of others have been arrested.

The Transatlantic Relationship on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day US President Donald Trump's attendance at this week's commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in northern France comes at a time when the future of the transatlantic relationship between the US and Europe is under unprecedented strain.

Friday, June 07, 2019

6/7/19

Temple Mount Sifting Project reboots, aims to salvage ancient temple artifacts At Jerusalem Day event, minister vows funds for project in which 500,000 artifacts from all eras of J'lem settlement have already been found in dirt illegally dumped by Muslim Waqf.

Religious Affairs: How close are we to a 'Jewish Republic' of Israel? A look into the heavy political clout of the haredi parties that could eventually impact the nation's tenuous religious-secular balance.

Netanyahu rebukes MK who said Israel should be governed by Jewish law Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday publicly rebuked an MK and potential government minister who called for Israel to be governed by Jewish law, the Hebrew news site Mako reported.

Oh, When the LGBTs Go Marching In As the annual Jerusalem Gay Parade grows in size, so, too, does opposition from conservative residents of the Holy City.

Shavuot: A surprising friendship On Shavuot, we hold on to the Torah with love and friendship, while expressing complete faith in its words that bring joy to our hearts.

Iranian threat on U.S. forces 'imminent,' Middle East commander says "I think we're still in the period of what I would call tactical warning," the general added. "The threat is very real."

Ex-IAEA Deputy General Warns Iran Could Have Nuclear Bomb in Six Months Iran could have a nuclear bomb in six to eight months, the former deputy head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has warned.

Religion vs. state may become central issue in Israeli election campaign The conflict over the draft law is just one of several deep disagreements over the role of religion in Israeli society.

Syria's New Assad Statues Send a Sinister Message: 'We Are Back' The rebuilding of monuments honoring Bashar al-Assad's family taunts the opposition he brutally crushed.

Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast: Bringing the Power of Prayer into Politics This week, Christian leaders from around the world met with Israeli officials in the Knesset to pray for Israel at the third annual Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

6/6/19

Reclaiming Jerusalem for the Jewish people This project brings redemption to the here and now, replete with miracles.

Likud says no way to religious MK who sought justice ministry after talk of Torah law Chances of the religious MK receiving the ministry he desires plummet after his statements about his desire for Israel to be run by Jewish law.

54% of religious Jews support gay marriage, partnership The survey was conducted over the phone, with 500 Israelis being questioned to represent the Israeli public with an error margin of 4.5%±.

Is the Temple Mount ours? Perhaps, but not under our control What really matters on the Temple Mount? Why do Muslims not allow anyone to pray there?

With nod from Jordan and Gulf, Israel upgrades section near Temple Mount The project cost NIS 6 million and was budgeted through a cabinet decision that passed in May 2017.

The Transatlantic Relationship on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day US officials were shocked when Angela Merkel said she had no intention of meeting the target [of minimum defence spending of 2 percent of GDP] by 2024, but that Germany might be able to reach it by 2030.

Trump/Netanyahu Effigies Executed at Gaza Protests Violent riots held weekly on Israel's southern took a decidedly anti-American twist on Friday when Palestinians hung life-sized effigies of U.S. President Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and former Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

The Latest: Sudan official disputes protesters' death toll A Sudan Health Ministry official says 61 people have been killed across the country since the military launched a deadly crackdown on protesters earlier this week, disputing the death toll of 108 announced earlier by protesters.

The big picture continues: The War of Gog and Magog Anyone who knows Tanach knows about the War of Gog and Magog. What they may not know though is what it means in modern-day terms.

Gaza's Past and Gaza's Present Israel's difficulties with Gaza have long historical antecedents. Philistia, an ancient geographical area that contained modern-day Gaza in its southern portion, was a trouble spot for the inhabitants of the Land of Israel as long ago as the time of Judges.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

6/5/19


Iran Is Too Smart to Go to War If the Iranians have their way and are able to control the level of the flames, they will make sure that tensions with the US fall short of war due to the massive disparity in military capability and lack of mutual vulnerability.

Iran's Khamenei on Eid al-Fitr: 'Deal of the century' will never happen This is typical language of the Iranian regime and its allies, especially Hezbollah.

EU urges US to respect both sides in Mideast peace moves European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is urging the United States to respect the needs of both Israelis and the Palestinians in any future Mideast peace moves.

Hamas: We Confused Iron Dome System During Fighting Last Month Hamas attempted to confuse Israel's Iron Dome missile defense batteries during the recent round of fighting between Israel and terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip, a commander in Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades told the organization's Al Qassam website on Tuesday.

The United States Cannot Isolate Iran Without Turkey A smart doctrine for U.S. strategy in the Middle East is "do not confront Turkey and Iran at the same time."

Netanyahu: Arab States 'Moving Faster' than the Palestinians Toward Peace Sunni Arab states are moving faster than the Palestinians toward normalizing ties with Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Making Real Arab-Israeli Peace at the Bahrain Conference Bahrain allows the Arab states to reach back, meet their obligations under UN Resolution 242 and restart the process the way the United Nations intended....


Shavuot Will Be Celebrated This Coming Saturday Night! This weekend, from Saturday night to Sunday night, Shavuot - The Feast of Weeks - will be celebrated in Israel.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

6/4/19

Report: Hamas Replenished Rocket Supply, 10,000 Rockets Stockpiled A media report cited Israeli security officials as saying that terrorist groups in Gaza have replenished their supplies of rockets and now have approximately 10,000 rockets ready to be fired at Israel.

Netanyahu Warns Iran: Hurt Us and Get Hurt Far Worse Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Iran that Israel would continue to hit back hard just as it had done earlier in the day with strikes on Iranian targets in Syria.

Syria: Iran is not leaving, despite U.S. and Israeli pressure The report seeks to downplay rumors that an upcoming US, Israel and Russia trilateral meeting in Israel would examine Iran's presence in Syria.

Kushner heads to Brussels to brief EU officials on peace plan US president's Mideast peace adviser to meet EU's Juncker amid widespread doubts, including within Trump administration, about proposal's feasibility.

Archeology and Gemology Combined at Israeli University Lab Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, according to Marilyn Monroe, but precious and semi-precious stones were used thousands of years before to make amulets, impression seals and objects in the Temple and to beautify the robes of the High Priest.

New Israeli election highlights tense ties to ultra-Orthodox The trigger for Israel's unprecedented repeat election touches upon one of the major fault lines in Israeli society - the role of the growing ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in modern life.

Trump Allies Want to Put Jared Kushner's Peace Plan on Hold: Report Portions of Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan are expected to be announced around June 25, and as the deadline approaches, the administration's confidence in the White House senior adviser appears to be waning.

Trump discovers that Middle East peace isn't as easy as he thought Just three months into his presidency, Donald Trump declared with confidence, "I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians."

UK to leave EU on October 31, deal or no deal, Boris Johnson says as he launches leadership bid Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, promised on Monday to lead the country out of the European Union on October 31, launching his leadership bid in a campaign video.

Nasrallah: Trump's peace plan is unjust and it is our duty to oppose it Hezbollah Secretary-General delivered speech on International Jerusalem Day, referring to the American administration's plan "I have hope that we will be able to prevent the historic crime."

Monday, June 03, 2019

6/3/19

The Battle for the Temple Mount That Took Place This Jerusalem Day A battle was fought on the Temple Mount on Sunday morning between Palestinians who resorted to violence and the Israeli police who stood firm, protecting the rights of Jews to visit their holiest site on a special day.

Fatah calls for violence in order to prevent the Jerusalem Day Parade to the Western Wall Fatah calls to come to the Damascus Gate of the Old City at 5:00 p.m., the exact same time at which the traditional flag parade will pass the spot on its way to the Western Wall.

At the UN, the battle for Jerusalem is eternally waged - Analysis At the United Nations, the diplomatic battle for a united Jerusalem is eternally waged on almost a monthly basis, whether it is in UN forums in Geneva, Paris or the UN headquarters in New York.

The Prospect of an Iran-Israel Escalation The recent rise in military tensions in the Persian Gulf between the US and Iran introduces a heightened possibility that Iran will activate proxies against Israel.

Smotrich: Israel will be governed as in the days of King David and King Solomon "Why is a state of law in which the person who determines the laws is Aharon Barak, and small group of people who were not elected, ok?" he asked.

Tens of thousands join Flag March to mark unification of Jerusalem Annual parade wends through Muslim Quarter of Old City; Waqf reports several Palestinians arrested, dozens injured in clashes with police on Temple Mount.

A Call to Slaughter Jews at Toronto's Al Quds Day March Khaybar - (or Khaibar) is an oasis lying about 95 miles (150 km) north of Medina (ancient Yathrib), Saudi Arabia.

Israeli politics likely to delay key part of Trump admin's peace plan President Trump said on Sunday he is unhappy that Israel will be embroiled in a new election campaign, as his administration prepares to launch its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan - the full release of which will likely now be delayed.

Making Sense of the European Elections The election results reflect a generational shift and suggest that European politics increasingly will be dominated by ideological clashes over two competing mega-issues: the fight against climate change championed by the pro-EU globalists; and the opposition to mass migration and multiculturalism led by the anti-EU national populists.

The Miraculous Story of How Hebron Was Taken 52 Years ago without Firing a Single Shot While the holiday of "Jerusalem Day" was marked with great fanfare on Sunday, June 2nd, today marks the 52nd anniversary of "Hebron Day" when the IDF liberated Judaism's second holiest city in a thrilling military conquest.

Saturday, June 01, 2019

6/1/19

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Nasrallah: War against Iran will engulf the whole region In speech on "Al-Quds Day", Hezbollah leader denounces US peace plan, says it must be confronted.

Iran leaders mock Trump peace plan as thousands rally on anti-Israel Quds Day The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has, in a statement, called on Muslim people around the world to show their support for the oppressed Palestinian nation by attending the International Quds Day rallies, which are to be held across the globe on May 31.

Iran leaders mock Trump peace plan as thousands rally on anti-Israel Quds Day Rouhani, Zarif join annual Tehran protests; demonstrators burn effigies of US president, Netanyahu; rallies in Iraq and Lebanon too.

US officials on WW3 ALERT: Footage reveals DISTURBING tests at Iran's secret military base THE US military is on alert after Iran released a disturbing video revealing a secret underground base which has a huge stockpile of missiles - amid fears of an attack on American troops.

Ten Day Old Red Heifer Candidate Checked For Eligibility Rabbinic experts traveled this week from Jerusalem to two separate locations in Israel where a small number of red heifer candidates are being raised, as part of the Temple Institute’s Raise a Red Heifer in Israel program, initiated four years ago.

Netanyahu is implicitly touted by Trump and Putin in his fight for re-election Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received an unforeseen boost on Wednesday, May 29, while he was announcing a new election on Sept 17 after failing to set up a government.

Why Are Israelis Headed Back to the Voting Booths? In a stunning and first-ever circumstance in the history of the State of Israel, there will be a second Knesset election held this year.

Thousands of Muslims worship in Mecca for the final days of Ramadan Influx of visitor descend on Saudi Arabian city for what believers consider the holiest month of the year.

EU leaders agree to pick new 'Mr or Ms Europe' next month European Union leaders engaged in a first skirmish on Tuesday over who should become the next chief of the European Commission, giving themselves a short deadline to agree on the bloc’s top jobs and a target of assigning half of them to women.

UFOs Are Real, But Don't Assume They're Alien Spaceships Aliens shouldn't be the default explanation for weird stuff in the sky.

Friday, May 31, 2019

5/31/19

Iranians demand Israel's destruction at annual 'Quds Day' riots Thousands of Iranians rallied Friday to mark Quds, (Jerusalem) Day, which will see demonstrations and rioting across the Mideast as the Trump administration prepares to offer an Israel-Palestinian peace plan.

Iran leaders mock Trump peace plan as thousands rally on anti-Israel Quds Day Rouhani, Zarif join annual Tehran protests; demonstrators burn effigies of US president, Netanyahu; rallies in Iraq and Lebanon too.

Trump Administration to Release Mideast Peace Plan 'When the Timing is Right' As Israel heads to the polls on Sept. 17, the fate of the release of the Trump administration's entire Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and the Palestinians remains to be seen, an administration official told JNS on Thursday.

The Biblical Forebears of Netanyahu's Downfall Our biblical forebears wandered between three political models: dictatorship, anarchy and a tribal confederation.

Jerusalem: The Beating Heart of Jewish History If you do a Google search on any Jewish topic, you will almost certainly be directed to the site myjewishlearning.com.

Editor's Notes: Why is Israel really going to new elections? While this turn of events is bad, there was something refreshing watching Liberman stand up for a principled cause, in this case the haredi draft bill.

Field Report: Syrians are Cheering Israeli Airstrikes on Their Country Support for Israel Growing among Syrians and Druze on Golan Heights.

Netanyahu Should Talk to European Nationalists The nationalist leaders of central and eastern Europe are a mixed picture when it comes to Israel.

Former Head of Pentagon's Secret UFO Program Has Some (Strange) Stories to Tell The former leader of the U.S. government's top-secret UFO program has stories to tell, and he is sharing some of them for the first time in a new documentary.

Israel Is Using Archeology To Erase Non-Jewish History Every Jerusalem Day, thousands of people descend on Jerusalem, waving flags as they march through the Old City in what is known as the "flag parade" to celebrate the Six-Day war victory in Jerusalem.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

5/30/19

Israel goes back to elections as Netanyahu fails to form coalition Exactly one month after the 21st Knesset were sworn in, a majority of the Knesset voted late Wednesday to disperse themselves and initiate an unprecedented repeat election on September 17.

Political Drama: Israel Goes to New Elections, Again The 21st Knesset has been dissolved just weeks after being sworn in.

A third election in 2019? It can certainly happen - Analysis The premise was that polls at the time were predicting 61 MKs for the Center-Left bloc, which included Arab parties unwilling to enter any coalition.

EU races to replace its president as Brexit and trade tensions hang over Europe The next president - who'll replace Jean-Claude Juncker - needs to be approved by a majority of the 28 member states, but also by a majority of lawmakers at the European Parliament, the EU's legislative arm.

Iran Calls on World's Muslims to Attend Quds Day Rallies The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has, in a statement, called on Muslim people around the world to show their support for the oppressed Palestinian nation by attending the International Quds Day rallies, which are to be held across the globe on May 31.

Iranian Billboard Shows Destroyed US-Israeli Ships: 'We Drowned Them All' The Iranian Fars News Agency released a video this week showing a large billboard that was put up in Vali-e Asr Square in Tehran in honor of Quds Day.

'Deal of the Century' in question as Kushner meets with Israel's prime minister Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday afternoon.

EU Elections: Member states vote for the seats Results have started to come in from the elections to the European Parliament.

Jerusalem Rabbi Doesn't Want Pride Flags In City Aryeh Stern, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, called on city leaders to prohibit the flying of the Rainbow flag as part of a coming Pride parade.

Netanyahu is implicitly touted by Trump and Putin in his fight for re-election Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received an unforeseen boost on Wednesday, May 29, while he was announcing a new election on Sept 17 after failing to set up a government.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

5/29/19

Iran Threatens "We Are the Absolute Power in the Region" The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said this week that Iran has "absolute power" in the region.

German Intel: Iran wants to expand to weapons of mass destruction Iran was termed a "risk country" in the 335-page document outlining serious threats to the security and democracy of the state of Bavaria.

Netanyahu hours away from deadline for forming coalition government Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had until late Wednesday to form a new ruling coalition with a recalcitrant ally or face the possible end of a decade of combative leadership of Israel.

Trump team to meet leaders of Israel, Jordan as it sells Mideast plan White House adviser Kushner, the chief architect of the 'deal of the century,' embarks on a tour in the region in order to rally support for a US-engineered conference in Bahrain next month, where the initial stage of the peace proposal is said to be unveiled.

Don't Even Think About It: Why No One Wants to Fight Israel's Army Much like the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli Army came from humble-but more established-beginnings.

Israel's Tourism Triumph Despite the best efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS), Israeli tourism has flourished beyond any expectation.

Kushner on Middle East tour ahead of peace rollout President Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, the head of the White House's Israeli-Palestinian peace team, traveled to the Middle East on Monday night on a visit to Morocco, Jordan and Israel, a senior White House official told me.

Palestinian education teaches kids to anticipate the end of Israel A Palestinian teacher and her school's principal appeared on official PA TV, and the teacher openly expressed the school's educational methodology, teaching students about the anticipated end of Israel.

6 key takeaways from the critical European elections The results are in from this week's European Parliament elections, a massive, 4-day democratic exercise spanning 28 countries, 400 million voters and hundreds of parties all vying for a voice in the 751-seat assembly.

The Palestinian War on the Trump Peace Plan In the past few days, the Gaza-based groups have issued several statements hinting that they would use all means, including terrorism, to foil the US peace plan.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

5/28/19

Ten Day Old Red Heifer Candidate Checked For Eligibility Rabbinic experts traveled this week from Jerusalem to two separate locations in Israel where a small number of red heifer candidates are being raised, as part of the Temple Institute's Raise a Red Heifer in Israel program, initiated four years ago.

Analysis: Syrian war is once again escalating Islamist rebels, with Turkish support, push back against Syrian regime and its Russian ally, as US accuses Syrian army of chemical attacks.

US officials on WW3 Alert: Footage reveals disturbing test at Iran's secret military base The US military is on alert after Iran released a disturbing video revealing a secret underground base which has a huge stockpile of missiles - amid fears of attack on American troops.

Knesset Dispersal Bill Passes First Reading "There is no reason to paralyze the country for another year and a half and waste billions when there is a solution [to the dispute over the conscription bill]," Netanyahu said.

Another Election? What is It Good For? In his short announcement last night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged that Avigdor Liberman is ready to send Israelis back to the voting booth over semantics.

Merkel, Macron clash in search of "Mr or Ms Europe" German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron disagreed on Tuesday over who should be the next chief of the European Commission as EU leaders met to begin bargaining over candidates for the bloc's top jobs in the next five years.

Did Putin win the EU elections? European populists have proclaimed victory at the EU vote. Should the Kremlin rejoice?

What Next in Europe? In the European Parliament elections, held last week, parties critical of the direction of the European Union made substantial, but not decisive, gains.

Christian Archaeologist Attacked by Palestinian Authority in their Legal Battle Against Biblical Archaeology The Israeli Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Bible last week in a case brought by the Palestinian Authority in which they tried to have archaeology in Judea and Samaria declared a crime.

It is Not Surprising to See an Increase in Jew-hatred in Western Europe "But Israel is doing bad things to the Palestinians," the European apologists insist, "and we are sensitive to the plight of the underdog."

Saturday, May 25, 2019

5/25/19

German Antisemitism Commissioner warns Jews in Germany to not wear kippot "I cannot advise Jews to wear the kippot everywhere all the time in Germany," Klein told the Fuke media group.

Editor's Notes: The "New" Defense Minister Liberman It was like any other defense minister’s visit before him – except for what Liberman was wearing.

Iran says US troop move 'threatens international peace' "Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to international peace and security and must be confronted," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the official IRNA news agency.

Christianity CRACKDOWN: Horrifying account of 'extreme persecution' suffered in Iran A VICTIM of Christian persecution in Iran has given an account of the “extreme persecution” she suffered by Iran's theocratic regime.

The extreme right will likely grow in the European Parliament, but don't panic (yet) The results from across the 28 countries participating will likely be too muddled to be a game-changer.

Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel sources said on Saturday.

The Middle East Anti-Peace Movement Ibrahim al-Karaki, the mayor of the Jordanian city of Al-Karak, 87 miles to south of Amman, with a view to the Dead Sea, is under attack for hosting Israeli (Jewish) tourists during the Jewish Passover holiday.

Fatah seeks reconciliation with Hamas; Hamas promises "extermination" of Israel Hamas promises Israel and its people: "slaughter, extermination, and annihilation"

The Far Right Wants to Gut the EU, Not Kill It Rather than opting to leave the EU like the U.K., Europe’s far-right parties have instead advocated for change “from within.”

Johnson leads race to succeed May, but he’s not the only pro-Israel would-be PM A dozen Conservative MPs are jostling to replace UK leader, and several would maintain her support for Israel. A key question is who would defeat Corbyn in the next election.

Friday, May 24, 2019

5/24/19

Should Israel's Pro-Gay Agenda Offend Evangelicals? Israel prides itself (pun intended) on its pro-gay attitudes in an attempt to show the world that the Jewish State is an open, democratic and accommodating society.

Henry Kissinger assesses Trump's 'Deal of the Century' for Mideast, praises Israeli PM Famed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will mark his 96th birthday Monday, but he hasn't retired from sharing his insights on global affairs.

Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.

Khamenei: Iran's Youth 'Will Witness Demise of Israel, American Civilization' Iranian youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday said in comments translated by Reuters.

How Will Brexit Affect the Middle East and North Africa? With its global repercussions, it is inevitable that Brexit will affect the Middle East and North Africa.

Jordanians call for a third Intifada to Thwart 'Deal of the century' Jordanian thought leaders are calling for a third Palestinian intifada against Israel in order to thwart the "Deal of the Century."

Liberman: It looks like Israel will be facing new elections 'I said explicitly that we wouldn't compromise on the draft law. They should've listened to me but they preferred to act condescendingly.'

Even the Russians don't seem interested in the European elections Voter turnout for the European Parliament election has fallen steadily in the past four decades-from 62% in the first vote in 1979 to 43% in the last one in 2014.

Why The New European Parliament Will Mark The Beginning Of A New Era In EU Policy-Making As 426 million Europeans are being called upon to head to the polls in this week's European Parliament (EP) elections, Brussels and the EU are bracing for a new era.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

5/23/19

Russia Disinformation Remains Active It's entirely appropriate that, as Vladimir Bukovsky's Judgment in Moscow is finally published in English, I am again attacked in the Russian press for "masterminding" a big war between the United States and Iran.

Risk of nuclear war is highest since WW2, perhaps it is time to start paying attention Debates over pressing issues such as climate change, healthcare and global poverty will ultimately be rendered pointless if crazed neocons decide to make the world uninhabitable by launching a nuclear war.

India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for 'historic mandate' Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a "historic mandate" of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election.

Israel seeking international assistance in battling wildfires across country Assistance sought from Greece, Croatia, Cyprus - Turkey will likely not be asked to help considering recent tensions.

Lieberman returns to defense in next Netanyahu government. IDF will stop firing at Gaza rioters Avigdor Lieberman stands ready to regain the defense portfolio in the cabinet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hopes to put together next week.

Palestinians: The New Hamas List of 'Traitors' One of the Arabs who have dared to speak the truth about Hamas and Islamic Jihad is Nadim Koteich, a prominent Lebanese journalist, who recently accused Islamic Jihad of starting the last round of fighting with Israel.

Iraq's Christians 'close to extinction' The Archbishop of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has accused Britain's Christian leaders of failing to do enough in defence of the vanishing Christian community in Iraq.

Khamenei predicts demise of Israel and the US Iranian Supreme Leader says Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization.

British PM Theresa May to step down on Friday amid cabinet revolt over Brexit plan - report UK Prime Minister Theresa May could announce her resignation from the office on Friday after a cabinet mutiny and another high-profile resignation over her Brexit plan, the Times has reported.

Navy Again Sends Warship to Disputed S. China Sea Military presses freedom of navigation against Chinese claim to own entire sea.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

5/22/19

China Rolls Out 'Viral' Trade War Song with Anti-American Lyrics China's latest effort to rally the public for a protracted trade war with the United States is a "viral" song spread by the authoritarian government on social media, titled simply "Trade War."

Israel, European Jewry watching carefully as EU votes for New Parliament Israel's interest in the election, one diplomatic official said, is that the parliament be "as least anti-Israel as possible."

Russian Plans for This Week's European Union Elections Russian President Valdimir Putin is actively cultivating a network of contacts in EU member states with the aim of building a pro-Russian bloc in the next EU parliament, one that will be active in calling for the sanctions to be lifted.

Egypt's Mubarak: 'Deal of the Century' will lead to an explosion "Any solution imposed on the region based on the imbalance of power will not last."

Half of Americans: War with Iran will happen in next few years Half of all Americans believe that US will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," new poll finds.

Russia wades into Turkey-U.S. S-400 tensions Moscow considers the US demands to Turkey to "give up the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems unacceptable."

Iran concerned over Trump's 'Anti-Palestinian Plot' Tasnim termed the Bahrain event a form of "Arab betrayal" and that the US was trying to get Riyadh to use "petrodollars" to "sell Palestine."

Trump officials to Congress: Goal is deterring Iran, not war Poll finds Americans oppose preemptive strike on Islamic Republic, but huge majority supports massive retaliation if Iran attacks US forces.

DEBATE: Is an EU Army Possible? In recent public comments, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron talked about the possibility of a collective European army.

Documents offer rare look inside Syrian government crackdown Documents obtained by Washington-based Syria Justice and Accountability Center show how Bashar Assad's shadowy security agencies spied on the populace at large, sought to eliminate dissidents through detention, intimidation or killings and systematically persecuted Kurdish minority even before the onset of the 2011 uprising against Assad.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

5/21/19

Virginia Lawmaker Connected to Anti-Semitic Groups A member of the Virginia legislature and former volunteer for Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) is connected to multiple anti-Semitic organizations and is the son of a Hamas fundraiser.

Why the left mocks the Bible At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad are Terrorist Organizations and Should be Treated as Such The leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) walked away from the negotiating table a long time ago and show no interest in returning.

Israel's Ambassador Turns to the Bible In what can only be considered an historical speech before the world's governing authorities, Israel's ambassador to the UN gave a surprising defense for the right of the Jewish people to the whole Land of Israel-the Bible.

Former Intelligence Officer: Here is how the U.S. could confront Iran Pregent's map shows a variety of pressure points where Iran, its allies and proxies are present.

Iran inches towards restarting nuclear program after attacking Gulf oil infrastructure How big a threat is Iran's decision on Monday, May 20, to increase fourfold production of low-grade enriched uranium and halt the "modernization" of its Arak plant?

Israel allows armored vehicles for PA security forces After years of refusal, Israel allowing PA security forces access to 10 light armored vehicles from the EU as PA refuses to accept any tax funds over terror payments withholding spat.

Why Israel eyes the EU with distrust Walk down the sea front in Tel Aviv in recent weeks and you cannot fail to grasp the gusto with which people here embraced the concept of Eurovision; the posters, the parties, the wall-to-wall media coverage all testament to the enthusiasm which Israelis invested in the competition.

Arthur: Alabama Public Television bans gay wedding episode Alabama Public Television (APT) has refused to broadcast a cartoon which shows a same-sex wedding.

Iran's reach puts U.S. forces, allies in striking range Iran backs militias in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are also based, and in Lebanon and Yemen, located next to Washington's closest regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Monday, May 20, 2019

5/20/19

Palestinians reject US economic peace summit in Bahrain, say they won't attend Senior officials say Palestinians were not consulted about 'workshop' in Manama; bid will fail without political solution.

Iran claims to have quadrupled uranium enrichment Iranian official says country enriching uranium at a greatly accelerated rate, no longer accepts any restrictions on enrichment.

Burkina Faso: The New Land of Islamic Jihad and Christian Slaughter "The assailants asked the Christians to convert to Islam, but the pastor and the others refused"

ANALYSIS: Turkey's Dark Past and Present Exposed At the end of April during the annual commemoration of the Turkish destruction of the Armenian Christian community Israeli lawmakers again called for official recognition of the genocide by three successive Turkish governments at the beginning of the last century.

Iranian Commander: We are ready to confront the enemy He claimed that the country's northwestern region was prepared for any attacks.

Rocket attack near US Baghdad embassy had Iran's signature. Trump spurns Saudi bid for US strike on Yemeni Houthis Both sides said they don't seek war, yet US-Iranian war tensions were notched up again on Sunday, May 19, by a single rocket that missed the US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone.

Watch: Ethiopian Jews making Aliyah welcomed at Ben Gurion Rev Anthony Abma: 'An amazing act of redemption,' but one which will only be complete with 'complete Jewish sovereignty over all of Israel.'

Trump: If Iran wants to fight, that will be the end of them US President warns Iran not to threaten his country again.

Why did Israel snub new Jewish president of Ukraine? Not one senior Israeli official was present when Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in on Monday morning in Kiev; Ukrainian Israelis worry snubbing the new regime could harm bilateral relations in the future.

Is Russia trying to sway the European elections? EU officials say Russia is using disinformation to influence the outcome of this week's European Parliament elections.