Monday, May 25, 2020

5/24/20

Sanhedrin to Hold Shavuot (Pentecost) Offering in Samarian Hills The Sanhedrin is holding a reenactment of the Shavuot offering on Tuesday and will include a reenactment of the Thanksgiving offering in recognition of God’s mercy in ameliorating the coronavirus pandemic.

How settler leaders may have scuttled a US plan for immediate annexation Israeli mayors flew to DC for Trump plan rollout, believing US would back sovereignty within days, but 1 of them says colleague’s press release blasting proposal changed everything.

Erdogan vows: ‘We will not allow Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. Muslims that he will not allow Israeli annexation of “Palestinian lands” during a video message on Sunday.

Khamenei: We will support any entity who fights Zionist regime Responding to outrage over a cartoon calling for a “Final Solution.” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explained on Wednesday, May 20, that he seeks “only Israel’s destruction, not all the Jews.”

Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, though corona puts damper on festivities Jerusalem is marking the annual celebration of the unification of Israel’s capital city Thursday with the annual parade being replaced by a human chain around the famous Old City – with social distancing observed.

Israel’s 35th government is sworn into office Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday, May 17, took the oath as prime minister of his 5th government and future alternative PM, while his partner Benny Gantz was sworn in in the reverse order, ready to take over the premiership on Nov. 17, 2021. Gantz also officiates as defense minister.

Israel: Ashkenazi takes over Foreign Ministry, says Trump peace plan 'historic opportunity' Gabi Ashkenazhi, former Chief of Staff and a member of the Blue and White alliance, took over Israel's Foreign Ministry Monday as the country's new government settled in.

Iran's Khamenei: Israel will not survive Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Israel will not survive and will "be eliminated" on Twitter Friday morning.

Netanyahu to Khamenei: 'Those who threaten Israel face destruction' The war of words between Jerusalem and Tehran ratcheted up another several notches Wednesday as Israel responded to Iran's threats of annihilation with its own message of destruction.

20 years after IDF’s withdrawal from Lebanon, Israel and Hezbollah brace for war In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Israeli troops took part in a military drill to prepare for possible conflict with Iran-backed Lebanese terror group.

P.L.O. Seeks Vatican Assistance in Dealing with Israel over West Bank The secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) contacted the Vatican Wednesday to “inform” of their concerns over possible Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank.

Israeli Experts Warn: America Leaving Middle East Could Pave Path for China Takeover Although Israel and Europe are coming out of the COVID-19 crisis (at least for now), the US is still deeply submerged in it, with 1.52 million confirmed cases, tens of thousands of new cases per day, 90,000 deaths and economic chaos.

Germany Takes Back its Sovereignty from the European Union Germany's Constitutional Court has issued an unprecedented ruling that directly challenges the authority of both the European Central Bank and the European Court of Justice.

Dr. Zelenko promises: Use of hydroxychloroquine with Zinc 'will end coronavirus plague' In interview with Arutz Sheva, Dr. Zelenko says treatment with hydroxychloroquine and Zinc within first 5 days reduces death rates by 85%.



Watch: The liberation of Jerusalem On this day in the Hebrew calendar, we celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

5/23/20

Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, though corona puts damper on festivities Jerusalem is marking the annual celebration of the unification of Israel’s capital city Thursday with the annual parade being replaced by a human chain around the famous Old City – with social distancing observed.

Israel’s 35th government is sworn into office Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday, May 17, took the oath as prime minister of his 5th government and future alternative PM, while his partner Benny Gantz was sworn in in the reverse order, ready to take over the premiership on Nov. 17, 2021. Gantz also officiates as defense minister.

Israel: Ashkenazi takes over Foreign Ministry, says Trump peace plan 'historic opportunity' Gabi Ashkenazhi, former Chief of Staff and a member of the Blue and White alliance, took over Israel's Foreign Ministry Monday as the country's new government settled in.

Iran's Khamenei: Israel will not survive Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Israel will not survive and will "be eliminated" on Twitter Friday morning.

Netanyahu to Khamenei: 'Those who threaten Israel face destruction' The war of words between Jerusalem and Tehran ratcheted up another several notches Wednesday as Israel responded to Iran's threats of annihilation with its own message of destruction.

20 years after IDF’s withdrawal from Lebanon, Israel and Hezbollah brace for war In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Israeli troops took part in a military drill to prepare for possible conflict with Iran-backed Lebanese terror group.

P.L.O. Seeks Vatican Assistance in Dealing with Israel over West Bank The secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) contacted the Vatican Wednesday to “inform” of their concerns over possible Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank.

Israeli Experts Warn: America Leaving Middle East Could Pave Path for China Takeover Although Israel and Europe are coming out of the COVID-19 crisis (at least for now), the US is still deeply submerged in it, with 1.52 million confirmed cases, tens of thousands of new cases per day, 90,000 deaths and economic chaos.

Germany Takes Back its Sovereignty from the European Union Germany's Constitutional Court has issued an unprecedented ruling that directly challenges the authority of both the European Central Bank and the European Court of Justice.

Dr. Zelenko promises: Use of hydroxychloroquine with Zinc 'will end coronavirus plague' In interview with Arutz Sheva, Dr. Zelenko says treatment with hydroxychloroquine and Zinc within first 5 days reduces death rates by 85%.

Watch: The liberation of Jerusalem On this day in the Hebrew calendar, we celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.

Friday, May 22, 2020

5/22/20

Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, though corona puts damper on festivities City is set to mark the 53rd anniversary of the liberation and unification of the capital.

Iran's supreme leader calls for Israel's destruction in Twitter screed on anti-Israel holiday Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, launched into a lengthy anti-Israel diatribe on Twitter Friday as he marked Quds Day, a holiday held in Iran toward the end of the month of Ramadan meant to express support for Palestinians and opposition to Israel's existence.

Hostile cyberattack on Israeli internet sites: “The countdown has begun” Israel’s national cyber authority warns users to avoid links to the websites disrupted on Thursday, May 21, by hostile hackers.

Iran's Khamenei: Israel will not survive The ayatollah said Gaza can now defeat Israel with Iranian weapons.

Watch: The liberation of Jerusalem On this day in the Hebrew calendar, we celebrate the liberation of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.

PA: All of Israel is “Palestine” and “ours” – in song on official PA TV LIVE Hardly a day goes by without PA leaders emphasizing to the Palestinian people that Israel has no right to exist, and that all of Israel is “Palestine.”

U.S., Russia, EU and UN to discuss possible summit on Israel-Palestine Officials from the U.S., Russia, EU and UN will hold a video-conference today to discuss the possibility of an international meeting to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Western diplomats tell me.

Middle East on edge again ahead of 2020 election, here's why Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday night that he has severed security cooperation agreements with the U.S. and Israel, over the Israeli government's plan to vote on a proposal to annex contested parts of the West Bank.

In Stunning Reversal, Turkey Emerges as Libya Kingmaker With a succession of quick victories, Turkish-supported forces in Libya have rolled back the gains of a would-be strongman whose allies, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, now face tough choices.

Annexation will be a game-changer for Europe’s role in the Middle East Annexation will be the greatest challenge that Europe has faced in the conflict since the oil crisis after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

5/21/20

Netanyahu to Khamenei: 'Those who threaten Israel face destruction' Israel's prime minister responded to series of provocations, including a poster threatening a Final Solution.

Israeli websites hacked in cyberattack: ‘Be ready for a big surprise’ 300 sites defaced with clip of Tel Aviv burning; while security agencies are bracing for Iran-linked attack for Quds Day, after port hack blamed on Israel, expert sees no Iran role.

1 in 10 Israelis now call Jerusalem home Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, is also the nation’s most populous city, with 924,800 residents, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics ahead of Jerusalem Day 2020.

Netanyahu: Iran will face destruction if it attempts a ‘final solution’ “Any regime that threatens the destruction of the State of Israel faces a similar danger,” Netanyahu said.

Tonight Israel Celebrates the Anniversary of Liberating Jerusalem: But there’s Still Work to Do Thousands of Israeli high school students from all over the country converge on Jerusalem to celebrate Yom herut Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Liberation Day), beginning this year on Thursday night, May 21.

Iran’s Top General Says End of Israel Imminent Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, says the Palestinian intifada has entered a new critical phase and the end of the Israeli occupation is very close.

Iran's Mullahs Advancing Anti-Israel Agenda Despite Coronavirus Recently, Iran's parliament, the Islamic Consultative Assembly, unanimously approved an "urgent bill" directed against Israel.

Hints of settlement evacuations in Trump's peace plan - settlers "If the result of this agreement is the creation of a terror state in Judea and Samaria, then we are ready to give up on sovereignty" – Yesha Council head David Elhayani.

China voices concern over Israel’s West Bank annexation plan Chinese ambassador to the UN says two-state solution the only way forward.

'Har Habayit Beyadenu' - The Temple Mount is in our hands! The League of Nations did not grant the Jews a homeland, it recognized a pre-existing right. Israel realized it in 1948 and 1967. Op-ed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

5/20/20

20 years after IDF’s withdrawal from Lebanon, Israel and Hezbollah brace for war In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Israeli troops took part in a military drill to prepare for possible conflict with Iran-backed Lebanese terror group.

IDF chief says army 'will not hesitate' to go after enemy after Iran reportedly hit by cyberattack 'The IDF has a moral obligation to protect the citizens of the country from terrorist armies around us.'

Ayatollah Khamenei Issues Poster Calling for ‘Final Solution’ Against Israel Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office released a poster on May 19 calling for the “Final Solution” against Israel.

Iran Refutes Reports of Syria Withdrawal, Wants to Partner With Iraq to Expel U.S. From Middle East Iran is refuting reports that it's reducing its presence in Syria and said it is seeking to bolster its ties with neighboring Iraq as the Islamic Republic pushes forward with a plan to expel the United States from the Middle East.

Why Russia is losing its hold on Syria Putin and Assad are pursuing different policies and endgames, a disconnect that has put their alliance in doubt.

P.L.O. Seeks Vatican Assistance in Dealing with Israel over West Bank The secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) contacted the Vatican Wednesday to “inform” of their concerns over possible Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas ends security agreement with Israel and US Declaration follows the creation of a new Israeli government which is officially contemplating annexation of some areas of the West Bank.

Turkey vs. Egypt, UAE and Russia in Libya, who is winning? Turkish media is celebrating this a great victory. Turkey has recruited poor Syrian rebels to fight in Libya and violates an arms embargo.

UN: Israel must abandon 'annexation' plans The UN's special Mideast envoy called Wednesday on Israel to drop plans to apply its sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, joining a growing international chorus of opposition.

‘Shabbat’ revealed: UK’s ‘blank’ Dead Sea Scroll fragments yield a holy surprise The University of Manchester’s Reed Collection was just a pile of 2,000-year-old leather scraps from Qumran — until Prof. Joan Taylor spotted one ghostly letter, then another.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

5/19/20

Israeli Experts Warn: America Leaving Middle East Could Pave Path for China Takeover Although Israel and Europe are coming out of the COVID-19 crisis (at least for now), the US is still deeply submerged in it, with 1.52 million confirmed cases, tens of thousands of new cases per day, 90,000 deaths and economic chaos.

Defense Min. Gantz pledges to 'seek peace,' advance Trump's Mideast initiative Outgoing minister Bennett urges next government to 'finish job' in Syria.

Israel: The Settlements Are Not Illegal Indigenous peoples have the right to the lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned, occupied or otherwise used or acquired (Art. 26.1) and that the exercise of these rights shall be free from discrimination of any kind (Art. 2). — UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), adopted by the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007.

'Regrettable that EU ignored the threats Israel faces' 'Regrettable that EU ignored threats Israel faces,' says Israeli Foreign Ministry, after EU 'strongly urges' Israel not to apply sovereignty.

Has Russia grown tired of Syria's Bashar al-Assad? In April, a series of articles were published by a Russian media outlet criticising Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the corruption of his regime.

Iran's Khamenei: 'West Bank must be armed, just as Gaza' Supreme leader fumes against Trump's Middle East peace plan amid uptick in West Bank violence.

Germany Takes Back its Sovereignty from the European Union The seemingly obscure ruling... has called into question the legitimacy of the EU's supranational legal and political order.... The German court's ruling marks a new phase in the debate over the balance between national and supranational sovereignty.

Iran’s DM Warns of Crushing Response to Aggressors Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has warned the enemies that any threat to the Islamic Republic’s national interests and security will draw a rapid and crushing response, making a reference to the January missile attack on the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Iraq.

US asking Israel to eliminate China ties in sensitive areas Israel’s ‘polite deflection won’t cut it anymore’ on China ties, US official says; academic tech research among areas in which US seeking to have Israel cut cooperation.

Jerusalem's population rises, more Arabs and ultra-Orthodox join workforce Israel's capital is also its largest city, in which its population and industry continued to grow in 2019.

Monday, May 18, 2020

5/18/20

The Man Just Appointed to Head Israel’s Police Wants to Make the Temple Mount Jewish Again A newly appointed minister may seem at first glance to be an unlikely choice for Public Security Minister but a closer look, bolstered by some insider information in the form of old videos, shows that Amir Ohana may be the key to seeing an Israeli flag finally flying over Judaism’s holiest site: the Temple Mount.

Israel’s 35th government is sworn into office Binyamin Netanyahu Sunday, May 17, took the oath as prime minister of his 5th government and future alternative PM, while his partner Benny Gantz was sworn in in the reverse order, ready to take over the premiership on Nov. 17, 2021.

Israel: Ashkenazi takes over Foreign Ministry, says Trump peace plan 'historic opportunity' Ashkenazi: 'President Trump presents us historic opportunity to shape Israel's future for decades to come'.

Israeli Sovereignty, Not Appeasement, is the Key to Lasting Peace In the coming months, Israel is expected to apply its civilian law and administration to the 30 percent of Judea and Samaria (or the "West Bank") that President Donald Trump's recently unveiled peace plan anticipates remaining with Israel after a final peace agreement.

Israel's Supreme Court to hear Temple Mount access petition Two applicants are requesting access for Jews to ascend to the holy ground, denied since the lockdown started.

Iran's Security Forces Have Dedicated Their Existence To Fighting America Hezbollah’s utility to Iran has increasingly gone beyond traditional terrorist attacks.

Iranian Lawmakers Endorse Anti-Israel Motion ahead of Quds Day The Iranian Parliament has endorsed an anti-Israel motion which outlines the manner of confrontation on the national and international scale with the Tel Aviv regime’s “atrocities”.

Iran's Khamenei Calls Israel 'Rabid, Predatory Dog' as Jewish State Swears in New Government The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Khamenei railed against Israel this weekend as the Jewish state's parliament approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new unity government.

Iran, Russia Dismiss Reports of Deal on Removal of Assad The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation have separately rejected the reports of an agreement on removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

Pope’s words on interfaith prayer against coronavirus sparks controversy among Catholics Pope Francis is being accused of "blasphemy" and "sacrilege" by some Catholics for participating in an interfaith prayer Thursday with Muslims, Jews and Christians, calling on God to end the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

5/16/20

Iran Urges Int’l Support for Palestine Liberation on ‘Nakba Day’ Iran has condemned the Israeli regime’s occupation of the Palestinian land and voiced its support for Palestinian people.

Jordan’s king warns of ‘massive conflict’ if Israel annexes land in West Bank Abdullah does not rule out suspending peace deal with the Jewish state, insists two-state solution ‘the only way forward’.

The Jordan Valley Annexation Dilemma: A Realistic Approach The declared intention of the new Israeli government to pave the way for the implementation of sovereignty in certain parts of the West Bank, with the blessing of the Trump administration, is prompting vigorous debate.

European nations ratchet up pressure on Israel over proposed annexation plans EU states considering limiting Israel's access to preferential markets if it pushes annexation through.

Israel Remains Focused On Iran Rivalry Despite Virus Comments last week from an unnamed Israeli defence official that Iran was reducing its presence in Syria sparked fierce debate about Tehran's next moves and how the Jewish state should respond.

Iran progresses anti-Israel bill, plans to establish embassy in Jerusalem The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Tuesday including a list of measures against the State of Israel, such as the establishment of an Iranian consulate or embassy in Jerusalem to 'Palestine,' boycott measures and bans on contact and agreements between Iran and Israel.

While world focuses on pandemic, ISIS eyes comeback The forces that drove ISIS to the brink are now passing up the opportunity to deliver the coup de grace.

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel targeting missile sites in Syria Hezbollah chief also denies presence of Iranian troops in Syria beyond 'military advisers and experts'.

Christian, Jewish Leaders Respond to God TV’s Attempted Proselytization in Israel In the midst of the controversy over God TV’s plan to broadcast evangelical messages in Hebrew on Israeli cable television, Breaking Israel News asked a number of Christian and Jewish leaders to weigh in.

Israel considers shutting down evangelical Christian God TV's channel “There are 9 million people in Israel who need to hear the gospel of Jesus," channel CEO Ward Simpson said.

On budget eve, EU defence money at risk from coronavirus European Union plans for a multi-billion euro defence fund have been thrown into doubt by the economic shock of the coronavirus, officials and diplomats say, potentially threatening three years of unprecedented military cooperation.

Horowitz on Newsmax TV: Churches are an Essential American Institution In his recent appearance on Newsmax TV, Freedom Center founder discussed with "Greg Kelly Reports" how Democrats are using socialist attitudes to stifle Christian values in the United States.

Friday, May 15, 2020

5/15/20

Jordan’s king warns of ‘massive conflict’ if Israel annexes land in West Bank Abdullah does not rule out suspending peace deal with the Jewish state, insists two-state solution ‘the only way forward’.

King of Jordan threatens confrontation with Israel over annexation King Abdullah II of Jordan said that if Israel fulfills its promise to annex the Jordan Valley, it will lead to a 'massive' confrontation.

What Netanyahu does in the next few months will seal his legacy Political Affairs: What the PM decides to do in Judea and Samaria will determine how he will be remembered.

Why Hamas Loves Human Rights Watch The HRW report focuses on only three Arab towns in Israel – Jisr al-Zarqa, Qalansawa and Ein Mahel, with a total population of 50,000. It deliberately ignores the other two million or so Arab Israelis.

PICTURES: Iran Building Large Weapons Facility in Syria Iran is building a new weapons storage facility in eastern Syria at a military base near the Iraqi border, Fox News reported Wednesday citing a private Israeli intelligence firm.

Coronavirus: IS could exploit COVID-19 pandemic to carry out terror attacks, EU warns Islamic militants and right-wing extremists "could view attacks on medical personnel and facilities as highly effective".

Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation Jordan’s king is warning Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank.

How Coronavirus Revealed the Weakness of Europe Coronavirus has underlined the frailty of the “European project” and deepened anxiety about its future.

China’s Heavily Defended Fortress Near The Middle East And Indian Ocean The Chinese Navy is building a string of overseas bases. So far the largest and furthest afield is in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa.

Horowitz on Newsmax TV: Churches are an Essential American Institution In his recent appearance on Newsmax TV, Freedom Center founder discussed with "Greg Kelly Reports" how Democrats are using socialist attitudes to stifle Christian values in the United States.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

5/14/20

Netanyahu Refuses to Divulge Secret Agreement with Jordan over Temple Mount The Israeli government does not deny that there is a secret agreement with Jordan over the Temple Mount reports Galatz journalist Yuval Segev.

Israel Finally Has A New Government — So What Comes Next? After three elections and 18 months of political deadlock, on Wednesday Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that he had formed a unity government.

European nations ratchet up pressure on Israel over proposed annexation plans EU states considering limiting Israel's access to preferential markets if it pushes annexation through.

US State Dept.: Israel decision on annexation may 'take a while' US State Department officials predicted on Wednesday that Israel's new government will likely refrain from immediately declaring sovereignty over West Bank territory a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an official state visit to Jerusalem.

Iran Urges Int’l Support for Palestine Liberation on ‘Nakba Day’ Iran has condemned the Israeli regime’s occupation of the Palestinian land and voiced its support for Palestinian people.

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel targeting missile sites in Syria  Hezbollah chief also denies presence of Iranian troops in Syria beyond 'military advisers and experts'.

A world in crisis even without the pandemic: Five looming problems Perhaps understandably, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many other international stories off the news agenda.

While world focuses on pandemic, ISIS eyes comeback The forces that drove ISIS to the brink are now passing up the opportunity to deliver the coup de grace.

The Chinese View of Western-Russia Competition The ongoing competition between Russia and the West is likely to continue unabated for years to come.

Evangelicalism and US Politics: Trump Using Religion to Prop Up Israel Mohammad Masjed-Jamei, a scholar of religion and a former diplomat, has weighed in on the impact of evangelical Christianity on the US politics and the country’s foreign policy, especially during the tenure of President Donald Trump.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

5/13/20

Pompeo says Iran is attempting to ‘foment terror’ amid coronavirus outbreak Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that Iran is trying to “foment terror” while the world struggles to get a grip on the coronavirus pandemic, a report said.

Watch: Netanyahu meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 'Killing of IDF soldier highlights importance of preserving Israel's right to self defense,' says Pompeo during meeting with Netanyahu.

Report: Abbas to hold meeting with Hamas, Islamic Jihad over annexation plans 'Abbas wants to show that there is a consensus among the Palestinians regarding annexation.'

Poll: Most east Jerusalem residents prefer having Palestinian citizenship According to a new poll conducted by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, there has been a dramatic change in the political preferences of Palestinian residents living in eastern Jerusalem.

Report: Talks over reopening Ben Gurion airport by June 1 underway The plan will reportedly allow tourism to and from so-called 'green countries'.

Israel considers shutting down evangelical Christian God TV's channel “There are 9 million people in Israel who need to hear the gospel of Jesus," channel CEO Ward Simpson said.

Turkey: Erdogan's "Leftovers of the Sword" "Leftover of the sword" (kılıç artığı in Turkish) is a commonly used insult in Turkey that often refers to the survivors of the Christian massacres that mainly targeted Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians in the Ottoman Empire and its successor, Turkey.

Russia slams U.S. assertion at U.N. that it remains party to Iran nuclear deal Russia’s U.N. ambassador slammed the United States on Tuesday as “ridiculous” for arguing it was still a member of the Iran nuclear deal two years after it quit, so Washington could trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Tehran.

The Jordan Valley Annexation Dilemma: A Realistic Approach The declared intention of the new Israeli government to pave the way for the implementation of sovereignty in certain parts of the West Bank, with the blessing of the Trump administration, is prompting vigorous debate.

UK should answer Israeli annexation with harsh economic sanctions, MPs say House of Lords committee asks government to weigh limiting Jewish state’s preferential access to British markets if it applies sovereignty in West Bank.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

5/12/20

Iran progresses anti-Israel bill, plans to establish embassy in Jerusalem Iranian MPs chanted "down with Israel" after the bill was approved.

A Golden Opportunity to Develop the West Bank Communities A comprehensive planning blueprint is needed for the western Land of Israel from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

'No single cure': Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019, ADL says 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2019, including 61 physical assault cases, 1,127 instances of harassment and 919 acts of vandalism, Anti-Defamation League reports.

What Israel's Wars in Gaza Show America About Future Conflicts A report shows what America's own forces can learn. It appears that even a high-tech nation may be forced to send ground troops into a costly land war.

Israel Remains Focused On Iran Rivalry Despite Virus Comments last week from an unnamed Israeli defence official that Iran was reducing its presence in Syria sparked fierce debate about Tehran's next moves and how the Jewish state should respond.

Report: Israeli officials say Iranian cyberattack on water supply crossed major red line Sustained cyberattack on civilian infrastructure targets prompts fury in Jerusalem.

What the EU's Kowtowing to China Means for the World So much for a "geopolitical" European Commission (EC). The EU has long labored under critiques of being toothless and feeble on the world stage, but Ursula von der Leyen's use of the phrase to mark her new term at the EC's helm in December seemed to presage a change of tack.

On budget eve, EU defence money at risk from coronavirus European Union plans for a multi-billion euro defence fund have been thrown into doubt by the economic shock of the coronavirus, officials and diplomats say, potentially threatening three years of unprecedented military cooperation.

Coronavirus: Lockdown for Europeans, Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants While Europe is experiencing an economic shock without precedent, and tens of millions of Europeans have lost their livelihoods, migrants in Europe illegally are being showered with free housing and healthcare.

Christian, Jewish Leaders Respond to God TV's Attempted Proselytization in Israel In the midst of the controversy over God TV's plan to broadcast evangelical messages in Hebrew on Israeli cable television, Breaking Israel News asked a number of Christian and Jewish leaders to weigh in.

Monday, May 11, 2020

5/11/20

It's Final: Israel's new government to be sworn in on Thursday Israel delays swearing in of unity government to Thursday, due to upcoming visit by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo visits Israel on the day its new government is sworn in US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to pay a short visit to Israel on May 13, ending a pause in his international travels due to coronavirus.

EU Looks to 'Penalize' Jerusalem if Judea and Samaria Liberated The European Union's Foreign Affairs Commission is reportedly debating punitive measures against Israel should it push forward with its plans to annex parts of Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley in accordance with the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan.

Is a cyber war brewing in the Middle East? In the Middle East there has been an increased role of cyber war and cyber security, much as the region is also at the forefront of experiments with new weapon systems.

Where is the Ark of the Covenant? How holy relic could be hidden below Jerusalem The Ark of the Covenant has been lost for more than 2,000 years but one expert believes the holy relic could be lurking deep beneath Jerusalem.

Mufti of Jerusalem warns of 'hasty' reopening of Al-Aqsa mosque It is the first time since 1967 that the third holiest site in Islam has been closed to the faithful.

PA: Blow up Israeli civilians in Haifa and Atlit - TV song urges suicide-terror against Israel Even the Coronavirus crisis is not enough to cause the Palestinian Authority stop indoctrinating Palestinians that nothing surpasses dying as a "Martyr" while murdering Israeli civilians.

Poll: Eastern Jerusalem Arabs say they want to be part of 'Palestine' The poll found that only 15 percent of eastern Jerusalem Arab residents surveyed said they would pick Israeli citizenship.

Experimental drilling starts for controversial train route to Jerusalem Old City Infrastructure panel initially rejected plan to extend fast rail, approved it under pressure from Transportation Minister Smotrich; involves excavating for 2 miles under Jerusalem.

As Nations Amass Against Israel, the IDF Troops Need God Now More than Ever In a recent interview, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said that there's "no reason" for Iran to set up military installations in Syria noting that the Islamic Republic doesn't even share a border with them.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

5/9/20

In triumph for Netanyahu, 72 MKs endorse him as PM, paving way for new coalition After 16-month crisis, large Knesset majority — including rival-turned-ally Gantz — asks president to task Likud incumbent with setting up government; swearing-in set for May 13.

Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan: Dead on Arrival For critics of the president, the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan was dead long before any deal even materialized.

Defense officials: Iran pulling out of Syria as Israel pummels its forces there Amid increased reports of IDF strikes on Tehran-linked bases, security officials say Israel wants to make clear to Damascus that Iran is a burden, not an ally.

'We'll never allow a missionary channel to broadcast in Israel' Communications Minister and cable broadcasting authority vow to investigate new Christian TV channel over concerns of missionary activity.

Israel plans thousands of new settler homes ahead of Pompeo visit Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.

Will Turkey's Army Once Again Punish Assad For Breaking A Syrian Ceasefire? Assad's forces have often not lived up to their military commitments.

‘China, Russia Prioritize Own Interests in Friendship with Iran’ An expert on international relations says China and Russia give priority to their own interests in their relationship with Iran, and Tehran should not count on them.

Russian group's 1,200 mercenaries fighting in Libya: UN report Report says private contractor Wagner Group deployed forces in specialized military tasks, including sniper teams.

Democracy At Risk In Central And Eastern Europe, Report Finds Democracy is weakening across Central and Eastern Europe as well as Eurasia amid the rise of Chinese and Russian influence, according to a new report by Freedom House, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

Coronavirus: European Leaders Cower in the Face of China Australia and the United States are leading a campaign for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis bombshell: Benedict's plot to cause Vatican chief 'misery' exposed POPE BENEDICT is "making Francis' life a misery" as rumours of a major row between the two Vatican titans continue to boil, an expert has warned.

Friday, May 08, 2020

5/8/20

High Court Orders Netanyahu to Reveal if he Made a Secret Deal with Jordan over Temple Mount Following an emergency request to allow Jewish access to the Temple Mount, Israeli Supreme Court Justice Dafna Barak ordered the legislative branch of the government to respond to a petition filed by Temple Mount activists.

Netanyahu gets nod from Rivlin to form government, seemingly cementing rule Move comes after large Knesset majority - including rival-turned-ally Gantz - tells president it endorses Likud incumbent as prime minister; government to be sworn in next week.

Friedman to 'Post': We need to strengthen Israel-US ties with peace plan Diplomatic Affairs: Marking two years since the move of the embassy to Jerusalem, David Friedman talks about annexation, the peace process and rapprochement in the Gulf.

Poll shows majority of Israeli Jews against West Bank annexation Only 13% said they are satisfied with the current status quo.

Second Passover Reenactment Cancelled, Protest Held Against Possible Secret Deal Banishing Jews From Temple Mount While Muslims have free and exclusive access to the Temple Mount, a second attempt to hold a reenactment of the holiest Temple service of the year was canceled.

Have Russian Ambitions been Dented by Setbacks in Syria and Libya? April hasn't been a good month for Russia in the Middle East. In Libya, General Khalifa Haftar has been on the defensive following the UN-backed Tripoli government's advances, including the capture of several cities as well as hitting Haftar's armories and supply lines.

Does Turkey Need NATO's Help To Fight Off Russia In Syria? "The correlation of forces is decidedly against Russia in Syria."

China's Massive Trade Imbalance: The Rope with Which They Would Hang Us China's communist leadership quickly recognized that if the U.S. continued to demand economic reciprocity, China could easily lose its ability to claim solo superpower status for the remaining decades of the 21st Century.

Too early to tell if EU will continue to exist as it does today, historian says Kiran Klaus Patel, author of "Project Europe: A History," discusses the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the European Union.

Iraq will be hit harder by the oil price drop than by coronavirus or Isis The threat is so acute because the country's 38 million people are only just emerging from 40 years of crisis and war.

Thursday, May 07, 2020

5/7/20

In triumph for Netanyahu, 72 MKs endorse him as PM, paving way for new coalition After 16-month crisis, large Knesset majority - including rival-turned-ally Gantz - asks president to task Likud incumbent with setting up government; swearing-in set for May 13.

Gantz asks president to entrust Netanyahu with premiership The Netanyahu-Gantz coalition government is scheduled to be sworn in next Wednesday, May 13, as legislation goes through.

Russian group's 1,200 mercenaries fighting in Libya: UN report Report says private contractor Wagner Group deployed forces in specialised military tasks, including sniper teams.

Is Iran really leaving Syria? Earlier this week senior defense officials in Israel announced that after years of Israel's war-between-war campaign to drive Iran out of Syria, the Islamic Republic was finally withdrawing from the war-torn country.

Why Trump's Plan for Middle East Peace Will Fail The path to peace remains blocked by an obstacle that only the most wrenching - and, therefore, the most improbable - concession by one of the two parties to the conflict can remove: Israel's surrender of its identity as a Jewish state or the Palestinians' surrender of the right of return.

Bible breakthrough: How 3,000-year-old inscription proves existence of House of David KING DAVID's story is central to the Bible and the Jews' determination of their identity and roots - though difficult to prove, an expert claimed that one significant discovery in 1993 revealed how the House of David was indeed real.

New Iraq prime minister after five months of deadlock Iraq's parliament has approved a new government, ending months of deadlock as the country battles an economic crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.

Democracy At Risk In Central And Eastern Europe, Report Finds Democracy is weakening across Central and Eastern Europe as well as Eurasia amid the rise of Chinese and Russian influence, according to a new report by Freedom House, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

Coronavirus: European Leaders Cower in the Face of China The equivocation of European leaders is a reflection not only of Europe's geopolitical weakness and economic overdependence on China, but also of a moral vacuum in which they refuse to stand up for Western values.

Netanyahu's Son Foretells End of EU: Europe will become 'Christian and Free' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest son, Yair, blasted the European Union on Tuesday for supporting a joint Israeli-Arab Memorial Day event.

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

5/6/20

Israel Has No Time To Prepare For A Land War With Hezbollah Sometimes - as with Russia in 1941 - a nation has sufficient time and strategic depth to remedy logistical shortfalls.

Netanyahu-Gantz unity government takes shape amid 11th hour wrangling The nervous distrust marking the maneuvers leading up to the May 7 deadline for 61 MKs to present a government is unlikely to derail the Netanyahu-Gantz government coalition deal.

Friedman to 'Post': To annex, Netanyahu must tell Abbas he'll negotiate state Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must offer Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to negotiate, based on the establishment of a Palestinian State in 70% of the West Bank, for the US to support Israel moving forward with annexing the other 30%, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told The Jerusalem Post.

Pandemic boosts Palestinian PM as potential Abbas successor One man has become the face of the Palestinians' response to the COVID-19 crisis, and it's not President Mahmoud Abbas.

Israel plans thousands of new settler homes ahead of Pompeo visit Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.

When Judges Rule: A Comparison between the US and Israel Were the Supreme Court of Israel to decide that Benjamin Netanyahu is legally prohibited from forming a government in which he served as prime minister because he is under indictment, it would be usurping the role of the Knesset (which has not enacted such a prohibition) and the electorate...

Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the US: A Slippery Oil Triangle Oil relationships are as unstable and volatile as romantic ones. Following a deadlocked OPEC summit in February, Moscow and Riyadh announced they would ramp up production, sending already low prices tumbling.

Will Turkey's Army Once Again Punish Assad For Breaking A Syrian Ceasefire? Assad's forces have often not lived up to their military commitments.

US ambassador says Washington 'ready to recognize annexation' within weeks David Friedman tells newspaper that applying sovereignty in parts of West Bank is up to Israel, as long as it's done within framework of Trump peace plan.

Rare Astronomic Occurrence: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, Super 'Flower' Moon to Happen Simultaneously On Wednesday night, the annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower will be visible around the world.

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

5/5/20

14 pro-Iranian militiamen killed in airstrikes in Syria Israel 'likely' behind airstrikes on pro-Iranian militias in Syria, observer group says, after 14 fighters killed in strikes.

Defense officials: Iran pulling out of Syria as Israel pummels its forces there Amid increased reports of IDF strikes on Tehran-linked bases, security officials say Israel wants to make clear to Damascus that Iran is a burden, not an ally.

Why We Should Care About Islamic State Now (They Are on the Rise Again) In the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic the crises of tomorrow can fester. A resurgence of Islamic State (IS) is likely to be one of them.

Putin's Religious Soft Power Hits Jerusalem The recent "backpacker deal," the Crimean Peninsula annexation, and Russia's Sochi Olympic Games are all examples of Vladimir Putin's global "smart power" strategy, which combines soft and hard power.

Western Wall reopens for prayer Following easing of restrictions on public prayer, Western Wall reopens. Plaza will be divided into small prayer sections.

20-Year-Old Prophecy of War Between China and America Igniting WW3 Begins to Take Shape As the pandemic that began in Wuhan ravages the world, tensions between the U.S. and China are flaring up, being manifested even in the military realms to a worrying degree as Chinese warships engage their American counterparts and U.S. bombers patrol the skies of Asia.

International Outrage Over Denmark's Fake Bible: Time to Discard It This misleads the reader twice. Once, the Danish Bible Society statement dodges the truthful assessment that the word "Israel" was omitted or replaced in the Hebrew Bible in 9% of its occurrences and in the New Testament nearly completely.

50% Increase in Jews Worldwide Looking to Emigrate Home to Israel The amount of Jews from the US and Canada that filed applications to immigrate to Israel during April increased by 50% compared with the same month last year according to Nefesh B'Nefesh.

'We'll never allow a missionary channel to broadcast in Israel' Communications Minister and cable broadcasting authority vow to investigate new Christian TV channel over concerns of missionary activity.

Pope Benedict 'doing absolute best to sabotage Francis' amid gay marriage-Antichrist row POPE BENEDICT has been accused of "doing his absolute best to sabotage Francis" after his shocking comments linking gay marriage to the Antichrist were exposed in a bombshell new book.

Monday, May 04, 2020

5/4/20

Emergency Request Submitted to Allow Jews to Return to the Temple Mount Attorney Itamar Ben Gvir submitted an emergency request on behalf of Jewish/Israeli Temple Mount activists Arnon Segal and Yehuda Etzion on Monday to Israel's Supreme Court.

Netanyahu fate at stake as coalition deal challenged in top court Israel's top court on Monday heard challenges to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to secure a governing coalition, with opposition figures arguing a deal on a new unity administration would unlawfully shield him in a corruption trial.

Trump's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan: Dead on Arrival For critics of the president, the Trump administration's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan was dead long before any deal even materialized.

Putin to Assad: Syria's prime economic assets are Russia's due Moscow has visibly cooled to the Syrian president Bashar Assad after Russian military intervention in 2015 saved his regime from the Syrian revolt.

Top Iran official threatens to destroy Israeli cities amid simmering row with US A former leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, Rezaei is believed to be a top adviser to the Ayatollah.

'Wasteful' US and China-chasing India: What 5 biggest military powers are spending more than a TRILLION DOLLARS on Global defense spending saw its largest annual increase in a decade in 2019, proving that the trend for bloated military budgets is here to stay - but expenditure doesn't always correlate simply with power, analysts told RT.

China, Russia Prioritize Own Interests in Friendship with Iran' An expert on international relations says China and Russia give priority to their own interests in their relationship with Iran, and Tehran should not count on them.

ISIS begin new wave of deadly attacks as terrorists exploit coronavirus ISIS terrorists have launched a series of attacks in Syria and Iraq as authorities grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

Mullahs Threaten Trump with October Surprise "No War on Iran" placards are appearing where "No wars by Iran" would make more sense.

Pandemic Sets the Stage for a Western-Asian Ideological Contest As the shock from the coronavirus pandemic decreases over the coming months, both China and the West are likely to record successes in the economic and political realms.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

5/2/20

Israel: Unusual Independence Day celebrated under nationwide curfew conditions Under normal circumstances, Israelis would celebrate Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) in outdoor parties, large municipal and town gatherings, and festivities.

Up against the clock and the constitution, new coalition is far from a done deal 9 days remain for Netanyahu and Gantz to form government. 

Will annexation destroy Israeli-Jordanian peace, set kingdom aflame? “The peace treaty with Egypt and the peace treaty with Jordan are in a way, the two cornerstones, of our [regional] policy and our security for the last 30 to 40 years.”

Netanyahu: 'We will always be prepared for war' to defend Israel Israel will always be "prepared for war to prevent danger," Israel's caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday in his speech to the Remembrance Day ceremony honoring the memory of Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

Netanyahu: Land of Israel is National Home of Jewish People according to Bible Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked the 100th anniversary of the San Remo conference on Sunday in a Facebook post where he said: “The Land of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, according to history, the Bible, justice, and international law.”

Israel expects 'huge wave' of new immigrants this year despite coronavirus Approximately 100,000 new immigrants are expected to move to Israel in 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Go battle Covid-19 at home! Chinese Navy ‘expels US warship from territorial waters’ A US warship was “expelled” from disputed South China Sea waters after Beijing’s navy scrambled fighter jets and naval assets to escort it away, accusing Washington of “provocative” actions at sea.

Cold War Foes U.S., Russia, Spark Biggest Military Spending Jump In A Decade Global military spending surged the most in a decade last year, boosted by Cold War foes the United States and Russia, as well as China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Israel celebrates 72, yet in PA world Israel still does not exist April could be called “creative map month” in the PA. As Palestinian Media Watch ‎has documented, the PA as policy always completely erases Israel in maps and ‎replaces it with “Palestine.” 

Waqf Threatens to Overpower Israeli Police to Control Temple Mount The manager of the Al-Aksa Mosque and high ranking official in the Wakf Omar Al-Qiswani warned that “if Israel opens the Mughrabe Gate for Jewish pilgrims, we will open all of the gates to the Muslims.”

Friday, May 01, 2020

5/1/20

11 European ambassadors warn Israel against West Bank annexation Envoys from UK, France, Germany, other states say move would violate international law, harm regional stability, Israel's international standing.

Will annexation destroy Israeli-Jordanian peace, set kingdom aflame? "The peace treaty with Egypt and the peace treaty with Jordan are in a way, the two cornerstones, of our [regional] policy and our security for the last 30 to 40 years."

PLO's Program of Deception and Lies "The PLO recognizes the right of the State of Israel to exist in peace and security..."

Egyptian TV show about Israel's destruction opens real world rift Israel's foreign ministry reminds Egypt of peace deal after sci-fi drama El-Nehaya airs.

Temple Mount closed to both Jews, Muslims over coronavirus The Waqf agreed to shut down the Temple Mount to Muslims during the coronavirus crisis, in exchange for a ruling that denies Jews access to the site.

Iran Warns Germany of 'Consequences' for Total Ban on Hezbollah Germany's total ban on Lebanon's Hezbollah terrorist organization drew a swift response Friday from Iran, with the Islamic republic saying "consequences" would follow.

How Italy Could Crash the Global Economy It's unstable enough to need a major bailout, and big enough to crash the Euro.

Tourism industry looks toward the day after the coronavirus E-conference organized by Israeli tech firms brings tourism industry leaders to chart plan for day after coronavirus pandemic.

Americans say their religious faith has grown amid pandemic - poll Among American Jews, the vast majority (69%) have said that their faith has not changed as a result of the coronavirus.

The Roman Globalist Church Pope Francis accelerates Catholicism's descent into humanist utopianism.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

4/30/20

Netanyahu calls on Hezbollah to be banned worldwide Germany outlaws Hezbollah, raids mosques and local leaders' homes.

Israel celebrates 72, yet in PA world Israel still does not exist April could be called "creative map month" in the PA. As Palestinian Media Watch has documented, the PA as policy always completely erases Israel in maps and replaces it with "Palestine."

Top PA official: 'We were "owners" of this land for more than 6,000 years' - it will be liberated Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah, Mahmoud Al-Habbash said: "They [Israel] know that this land has had people and owners for more than 6,000 years, and that we were here before them, before they were even known in history.

Abbas to dismantle Palestinian Authority if Israeli annexes an inch of land Mahmoud Abbas has urgently summoned PLO and Fatah leaders to Ramallah next week to rally around his decision to dissolve the Palestinian Authority if the Netanyahu-Gantz government annexes one inch of the West Bank.

Israel expects 'huge wave' of new immigrants this year despite coronavirus Approximately 100,000 immigrants are expected to immigrate to Israel in 2020.

Arab foreign ministers condemns Israeli plan to annex parts of occupied West Bank Arab countries condemned Israel's plan to de facto annex parts of the occupied West Bank as a "new war crime" against Palestinians, the Arab League said in a statement after a video conference of Arab foreign ministers on Thursday.

Special Report: Trump told Saudis: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support - sources As the United States pressed Saudi Arabia to end its oil price war with Russia, President Donald Trump gave Saudi leaders an ultimatum.

Militants, fringe groups exploiting COVID-19, warns EU anti-terrorism chief The coronavirus pandemic is fuelling extremism on the far-right and far-left in Europe and giving Islamic State and other militants cover to regain influence, the European Union's counter-terrorism chief has warned.

Researchers say Vatican archives show pope Pius XII knew of WWII killing of Jews German scholars exploring newly opened trove of documents find letter indicating pope was aware of massacre of Jews in Warsaw and Lviv from own sources, but denied it to Americans.

Is the Dead Sea Dying? This week, we're distilling the salty truth about the Dead Sea, starting with the shocker that it's neither a sea and nor is it dead. Yet.