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Palestinian terrorist killed while attacking Israeli forces

August 20, 2017
Palestinian terrorist killed while attacking Israeli forcesThe Tapuach Junction after a previous attack. (Flash90)
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A Palestinian terrorist was shot dead over the weekend while attempting to stab Israeli forces.

A Palestinian terrorist was shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria as he attempted to stab Israeli border policemen stationed at a checkpoint.

One soldier, 21, was lightly wounded from a ricochet, and taken to a hospital for treatment.

The terrorist was identified as Qutaiba Zahran, 17. On Sunday morning, IDF forces arrested one of the terrorist’s relatives.

The Tapuach Junction has been the site of multiple Palestinian terror attacks.

This incident is the latest in a long series of Palestinian terror attacks over the past two years, claiming the lives of 52 victims and wounding close to 700.

In related news, IDF forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria on Saturday night arrested five Palestinians wanted for terrorism, including one member of the Hamas terror group.

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Israel demolishes terrorist’s home; victim’s widow demands death penalty
August 16, 2017
Israel demolishes terrorist’s home; victim’s widow demands death penaltyDemolition of home of Omar al-Abed (IDF Spokesperson's Office)
Israeli forces demolished the home of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered a father and his two children, but the victim’s widow is demanding his execution.
Israeli forces early Wednesday morning demolished the home of a Palestinian terrorist who murdered three Israeli family members.
The IDF said in a statement that, acting in accordance with directives from the government, it destroyed the home of Omar al-Abed in the Palestinian village of Kubar.
On July 21, al-Abed infiltrated the Salomon home in Halamish and fatally stabbed Yosef Salomon, 70, and his children Chaya Salomon, 46, and Elad Salomon, 36. Yosef’s wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded.
The brutal attack occurred as the family was gathered around the table for a festive Sabbath meal and to celebrate the birth of a new grandson.
Al-Abed, who was shot and neutralized during the attack by a soldier on furlough, will soon stand trial.My Home Has Been Destroyed Forever’ Responding to the news, Michal Salomon, who lost her husband, sister-in-law and father-in-law in the attack, called for the death penalty for the terrorist, or at least bare minimum prison conditions for terrorists.
https://worldisraelnews.com/israel-demolishes-home-terrorist-murdered-3-family-members/?

Israel strips Al Jazeera reporter’s credentials for clear ethics breach
August 16, 2017
Israel strips Al Jazeera reporter’s credentials for clear ethics breachAl Jazeera reporter Elias Karram (L) addresses Muslim Brotherhood channel on Israeli "occupation." (Youtube/Screenshot) Al Jazeera correspondent Elias Karram, who stated that his “media work is an integral part of the [Palestinian] resistance,” has lost his press credentials in Israel.
Nitzan Chen, director of the Government Press Office (GPO), decided on Wednesday to revoke the GPO card of senior Al Jazeera Jerusalem correspondent Elias Karram pending a hearing.In a May 26, 2016, interview with Dar al-Iman, the Muslim Brotherhood television channel, the contents of which were delivered to the GPO this week – along with additional material by Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, a Druze Israeli, and Ofir Gendelman, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman for the Arab Media – Karram said: “As a Palestinian journalist in an occupied area or in a conflict zone, media work is an integral part of the resistance and its educational political activity. The journalist fulfills his role in the opposition with the pen, voice or camera because he is part of this people and he carries out resistance in his unique way.”
https://worldisraelnews.com/al-jazeera-journalist-loses-press-credentials-playing-integral-part-resistance/?

American tourist assaulted after giving Nazi salute in Germany
August 14, 2017 American tourist assaulted after giving Nazi salute in GermanyHitler giving the Nazi salute. (AP)
An American tourist in Germany was punched after raising his arm to give the Nazi salute in Dresden.
A drunken American man was punched by a passerby as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden, German police said. Dresden police said Sunday the 41-year-old, whose name and hometown weren’t given for privacy reasons, suffered minor injuries in the Saturday assault.
The American, who is under investigation for violating Germany’s laws against the display of Nazi symbols or slogans, had an extremely high blood alcohol level, the police said.His assailant fled the scene, and is being sought for causing bodily harm.
https://worldisraelnews.com/american-tourist-assaulted-after-giving-nazi-salute-in-germany/?

WATCH: ‘When I make a statement, I like to be correct,’ Trump asserts August 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump stood by the statement he made Saturday condemning both sides for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying that not all the facts were available. “When I make a statement, I like to be correct” – and as the investigation shows, the statement was “excellent,” he said.
His reference to the the “head of Walmart” referred to the CEO’s accusation that Trump failed to take an opportunity to unite the nation by not immediately slamming the White Supremacists.
VIDEO 4 mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmEbeNXBNRU
https://worldisraelnews.com/watch-make-statement-like-correct-trump-asserts/?

Netanyahu ‘outraged by anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism’
August 15, 2017 Netanyahu ‘outraged by anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism’Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Hillel Maeir/TPS)
The Israeli prime minister publicly condemned anti-Semitism and racism three days after the Charlottesville car-ramming attack in which a neo-Nazi killed a young woman and wounded several others.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu communicated his dismay about the hate rallies and violence in Virginia three days earlier, which ended with several people wounded and the death of a 32-year-old counter-protester. “Outraged by expressions of antisemitism, neo-Nazism and racism,” Netanyahu declared via his “PM of Israel” Twitter account. “Everyone should oppose this hatred,” he added.
While race had been a primary focus of the Charlottesville rally on Saturday, organized by a patchwork of “white nationalist” groups, including neo-Nazis and even Klansmen, the demonstrators’ chants devolved into anti-Semitic tropes at various points.
https://worldisraelnews.com/netanyahu-outraged-anti-semitism-racism-us-nazi-killing/?God At Eventide by Two Listeners

Nikki Haley: Iran can’t use nuclear deal to hold world hostage
August 16, 2017
Nikki Haley: Iran can’t use nuclear deal to hold world hostageUS Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (AP/Mary Altaffer)
Iran must be held accountable for all its actions, despite the nuclear deal, Haley said.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Iran should not be allowed “to use the nuclear deal to hold the world hostage.”
Haley commented Tuesday after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart the country’s nuclear program in wake of new US sanctions imposed against the Islamic Republic. Rouhani said Tehran could quickly advance its nuclear program if the US continues “threats and sanctions” against Iran.
Haley warned that “the nuclear deal must not become “too big to fail,” adding that “Iran, under no circumstances, can ever be allowed to have nuclear weapons.”
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Israeli President shocked by anti-Semitism at Virginia rally, stands with American Jews
August 17, 2017
Israeli President shocked by anti-Semitism at Virginia rally, stands with American JewsPresident Reuven Rivlin (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) Rivlin expressed shock over anti-Semitism displayed at a recent US white supremacist rally, but said American leaders would succeed in dealing with “this difficult challenge.”
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed his “support and solidarity” in a letter to Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the wider American Jewish community.
“The very idea that in our time we would see a Nazi flag – perhaps the most vicious symbol of anti-Semitism – paraded in the streets of the world’s greatest democracy, and Israel’s most cherished and greatest ally is almost beyond belief,” Rivlin wrote in the missive.
“We have seen manifestations of anti-Semitism again and again arise across the world; in Europe and the Middle East. In the face of such evil, we stand now as we did then….With faith in humanity, with faith in democracy, and with faith in justice. I know that the great nation of the United States of America and its leaders will know how to face this difficult challenge, and prove to the world the robustness and strength of democracy and freedom.”
https://worldisraelnews.com/rivlin-shows-solidarity-with-us-jews-in-wake-of-charlottesville-violence/?



WATCH: Barcelona terror suspect railed against ‘Israeli occupation’
August 17, 2017
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Driss Oukabir, a man of Middle Eastern origin, is under arrest as a suspect in the horrific Barcelona terror attack Thursday afternoon that killed 13 people and wounded 50. He reportedly had been railing against “Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands” on social media and posted anti-Semitic comments.
Another suspect, described by authorities as a terrorist, died in a shootout with police.
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Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; at least 14 dead, 100 injured
August 17, 2017
Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; at least 14 dead, 100 injuredA person is treated in Barcelona, Aug. 17, 2017, after a van crashed into a crowd of residents and tourists. (AP/Oriol Duran)
A van rammed into a crowd in a popular Barcelona district in what police say was a terror attack. At least 14 people are dead and 100 injured. Police in Spain have confirmed there are fatalities after a white van slammed into pedestrians in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district Thursday afternoon.
Catalan police tweeted that “there are mortal victims and injured from the crash” without specifying numbers. The Barcelona-based La Vanguardia newspaper is reporting at least one dead and 20 injured.
The El Pais newspaper and various local media reports said police were treating the crash as a terror attack.
In a photograph on public broadcaster RTVE, three people were lying on the ground in the street of the northern Spanish city, apparently being helped by police and others. Other videos showed five people down and recorded people screaming as they fled the scene.
https://worldisraelnews.com/terrorist-plows-into-crowd-in-barcelona-at-least-1-dead-many-injured/?


WATCH: Chaos on streets of Barcelona after deadly car-ramming
August 17, 2017
People on the streets of a popular sight-seeing and commercial district in Barcelona were shocked and frightened after a terrorist rammed his van into a crowd of pedestrians at the height of the tourist season, causing death and serious injuries.
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeppZrTXjko
Barcelona Terror Attack: 13 Dead, Dozens Injured | NBC Nightly News


Police chase after Palestinian criminals ends with 10 injured
August 17, 2017
Police chase after Palestinian criminals ends with 10 injuredIllustrative. (Israel Police)
A high-speed police chase targeting Palestinian car thieves in the center of Israel ended with 10 injured.
A high-speed chase by police after suspected car thieves in the center of Israel on Thursday ended with 10 injured motorists.
Police spotted the thieves operating in the Haifa area and gave chase, targeting a vehicle suspected as stolen.
While fleeing, they endangered traffic and at some point hit a taxi and its 10 passengers.
Police set up a checkpoint in the Netanya area, but the criminals breached it. One officer felt his life was in danger and fired in the air, bringing the thieves to a halt.
The injured taxi passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
MORE https://worldisraelnews.com/police-chase-palestinian-criminals-ends-10-injured/?


ISIS suicide bomber in Gaza kills and wounds Hamas officials
August 17, 2017
ISIS suicide bomber in Gaza kills and wounds Hamas officialsHamas victim Nadal Jaafri. (Twitter)
An ISIS-affiliated bomber blew himself up, killing and wounding Hamas officials in Gaza.
A suicide bomber blew himself up when Hamas security officers at a border crossing in Gaza tried to stop him from infiltrating into Egypt. The explosion killed one Hamas official and wounded several others.
Gaza’s Interior Ministry said that the assailant died and a companion was injured. One of the people wounded was reportedly in serious condition.
Palestinian media identified the dead victim as Nadal Jaafri, a member of Hamas’ military wing as well as a border crossing official.
The Bomber’s family issued a statement condemning what he did, offering condolences to the security officer’s family and refusing to hold mourning observances.
MORE https://worldisraelnews.com/gaza-isis-suicide-bomber-kills-wounds-several-hamas-members/?
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MK Yehudah Glick Sets Up Camp in Front of Temple Mount to Protest Netanyahu’s Ban [WATCH]
By Abra Forman August 14, 2017 , 11:30 am
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“In the days to come, The Mount of Hashem’s House shall stand Firm above the mountains; And it shall tower above the hills. The peoples shall gaze on it with joy.” Micah 4:1 (The Israel Bible™)
Rabbi Yehudah Glick. (Photo: TMHF)
On Monday, Member of Knesset (MK) Yehudah Glick defiantly set up his office outside the entrance to the Temple Mount for a day in order to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ongoing ban against MKs visiting the holy site.

“The Temple Mount is a place that is open free to everyone – Jews, Christians and Muslims. Only MKs are not allowed up on the mount,” Glick, a member of Netanyahu’s own party, the Likud, told Breaking Israel News. “It is against the law – illegal and absurd.”

Netanyahu instated the ban nearly two years ago during a rise in deadly violence and terror around the country in an attempt to avoid “provocations” and to de-escalate tensions surrounding the Temple Mount and the Old City.

Since then, Glick said, the prime minister promised several times to cancel his mandate against MKs going up on the mount – after Passover, after Ramadan and then again at the end of July. But each time, Netanyahu extended the mandate instead.

“Enough is enough,” Glick said with a closed fist. “I am not going to go through another series of holidays not being able to go on the Temple Mount. The time has come to change this decision.”

Glick, a leading advocate for equal right to prayer on the Mount (currently, only Muslims are permitted to pray), temporarily moved his office to the gate through which Jewish paratroopers famously entered in 1967 to reclaim the Mount. It is the site where the Lt. Gen Motta Gur uttered the iconic statement, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”

“Going up on the Temple Mount is important for every Jew. It is the only place in the world that a Jew is obligated to go to, it is the place upon which the Divine presence rests,” declared Glick.


He believes the ban also carries an important message which weakens Israel’s position in Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s move to forbid MKs to go up on the Mount indicates that the Temple Mount is not “truly” under Israeli sovereignty, he explained to Breaking Israel News.

He added that the Knesset symbolizes Israeli sovereignty more than anything else.

“I cannot tolerate [the situation] anymore,” said Glick. “It is quite absurd.”

The MK said today’s protest is a first in a series of acts he plans to hold to push the prime minister to decide in his favor. Though he would not reveal his next steps, Glick said he and his followers would not stop until the issue rises to the top of the prime minister’s agenda and, ultimately, is reversed.

Glick’s decision to make a stand at the Temple Mount has a personal element as well. His wife Yaffa, who in years past joined him in his crusade for Jewish rights on the Mount, recently suffered a serious stroke, and is currently being cared for in a long-term nursing facility in Jerusalem. The lawmaker shared that during this personal crisis, the Temple Mount is the only place he would like to go to pour out his heart.
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/93184/yehudah-glick-sets-temple-mount-office-protest-absurd-mk-ban-interview/#jODuaXDbYZgXlXLK.99

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Major Upcoming Solar Eclipse Holds Divine Moral Warning for America: Rabbi
https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/93188/major-solar-eclipse-recalling-egyptian-plague-darkness-divine-message-us/?By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz August 14, 2017 , 12:30 pm
“And in that day —declares my God— I will make the sun set at noon, I will darken the earth on a sunny day.” Amos 8:9 (The Israel Bible™)
An eclipse of the sun. (Shutterstock)
The Biblical plague of darkness will be dramatically replayed next week when a rare solar eclipse transits across the full width of the United States. This astronomical phenomenon, unique in the entire solar system, is described in ancient Jewish sources which one rabbi interprets as a divine warning specifically targeting the United States.

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will mark a trail from the Northwest US to the Southeast Atlantic Seaboard. The eclipse will occur on the last day of the Hebrew month Av, a day known as Yom Kippur Katan, the “small day of repentance.” The morning after the eclipse, Jews will begin blowing the shofar every morning for a 40-day period of profound repentance leading up to Yom Kippur. This corresponds to the 40 days Moses was on Mount Sinai atoning for the Jewish people.

The upcoming eclipse is exceedingly rare and viewed from a larger perspective, the heavenly bodies are creating a picture that clearly has divine import. Though it has been 99 years since an eclipse travelled the length and breadth of the US, the next such occurrence will be in just seven years. On April 8, 2024, another total solar eclipse will transverse North America, but the visible path will go in the opposite direction, passing from the Northeast to the Southwest.


The “path of totality” of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse across the continental US. (Wikimedia Commons)
The paths of the two eclipses form a transcontinental ‘X’. In a strange coincidence, the only spot in the path of both eclipses, receiving a double-dose of this modern plague of darkness, and the point of the longest duration for both eclipses, is a part of southern Illinois known, appropriately enough, as Little Egypt.

Just as the original plague of darkness was meant as a warning to Egypt, Rabbi Lazar Brody, an American-born Hasidic rabbi and teacher, understands this present-day manifestation to be a divine message.

“In Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism), the sun represents the nations of the world, and the moon represents Israel,” Rabbi Brody told Breaking Israel News. “This eclipse is only over the United States. That is a shout from above, saying, ‘America, get your act together, Come back to the Almighty and cast away all your legalization of what the Torah calls abominations’.”

Rabbi Brody explained that the message implicit in an eclipse is that God’s light has not been extinguished.

“Through man’s actions, God’s influence in the world is being hidden in a state of hester panim (hiding God’s face),” Rabbi Brody explained.

Rabbi Brody quoted the Talmud (Succah 29a) which states that if an eclipse appeared in the West, it is a sign that idol worship has prevailed.


“Idol worship isn’t only bowing down to idols. In the US, there are people who worship homosexuality and perversion, one of the reasons the Talmud states for a solar eclipse.”

The divine significance of the event is emphasized by the fact that as far as scientists can discern, solar eclipses are unique to planet Earth. Ira Machefsky, an amateur astronomer with 60 years of experience, explained this unlikely confluence of circumstances.

“The moon is 400 times smaller than the sun but they appear to be the same size in the sky,” Machefsky explained to Breaking Israel News. “But the moon almost precisely blocks out the sun when it passes between the sun and the earth. This is because the sun is approximately 400 times further away from the earth than the moon.”

Though a man of science, Machefsky sees the Hand of God in this unique placement of the sun and moon.


Total solar eclipse
“No other planet in our solar system has solar eclipses because the odds of this happening precisely as it does on Earth are so infinitesimally small,” Machefsky explained. “Scientists have yet to discover another planet that has solar eclipses. They call this Earth’s ‘grand coincidence’, but I call it ‘the causal proof of the existence of God’.”

Machefsky explained that the moon is moving away from the Earth at the rate of one centimeter every year, and in the future, the moon will appear smaller in the sky, making solar eclipses a thing of the past.

“Eventually, there won’t be solar eclipses,” Machefsky said. “This unique phenomenon will disappear from the universe.”

Though the nation of Israel is unaffected by the upcoming solar eclipse, spiritually and celestially, stargazers in Israel were treated to a partial lunar eclipse just one week ago. Since the moon is the heavenly body that represents Israel, Rabbi Brody understood that as bearing a message for the Jews.

“This lunar eclipse said to me that there is a blemish in the faith of the Jews,” Rabbi Brody said. “And I am not talking about the non-religious. The religious Jews need to repent even more. Faith and mitzvot (Torah commandments) lift us above the stars. When we cling to Hashem above, we don’t have to worry about what’s happening in the world below.

“But when Jews cling to the ways of the American lifestyle,” Rabbi Brody warned, “We lose that connection with Hashem (God).”

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Netanyahu blasts minister for ‘undermining’ him amid corruption scandal
August 8, 2017
Netanyahu blasts minister for ‘undermining’ him amid corruption scandalPM Benjamin Netanyahu (Hillel Maier/TPS)
Netanyahu went on the offensive, accusing his transportation minister of planning to replace him should he be forced to resign.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on the offensive Tuesday, attacking a senior cabinet member, assumed to be Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz, for “undermining him”, and allegedly planning to replace him should he be forced to resign amidst multiple corruption scandals.
“He can continue to make plans for replacing me all he wants,” Netanyahu said. “We’ve heard about a ‘senior Likud minister’. Let him go on making plans. You all know who it is. Can we say his name out loud yet? Where’s the shame in saying his name?!”
Public broadcaster Kan said Netanyahu had reportedly told party activists that political elements to his right are trying to topple his government before adding “I don’t know what they want from me.”
“I don’t see there is any problem here,” Netanyahu said. “We are talking about bribery and breach of trust with respect to Case 2000 (the accusation that he colluded with Yedioth Aharonot publisher to promote legislation to close the Yisrael Hayom newspaper, a pro-Netanyahu competitor to Yediot, in exchange for favorable coverage).
“There are 40 people who voted in favor of a bill to close the newspaper Yisrael Hayom and they are accusing me of bribery and breach of trust? Is anyone investigating them? What led them to propose this law?” Netanyahu declared.
Rally to Gather Support for PM
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Jordanian king’s rare trip to Ramallah seen as warning to Israel
August 7, 2017
Jordanian king’s rare trip to Ramallah seen as warning to IsraelKing Abdullah II of Jordan (R) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP/Raad Adayleh/File)
Abdullah’s visit to the PA – his first since December 2012 – signals that Amman is siding with Ramallah on the Temple Mount crisis and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jordan’s king flew by helicopter to Ramallah on Monday — a rare and brief visit seen as a signal to Israel that he is closing ranks with the Palestinians on key issues, most notably the Temple Mount crisis.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Abdullah II met for about two hours, after a red-carpet welcome for the monarch at the Palestinian government compound in Ramallah.
The two leaders discussed the recent showdown with Israel over the Mount – administered by the Jordanian Muslim Trust since Israel captured the Old City of Jerusalem in June 1967 – including confronting alleged Israeli attempts to expand its role there, said Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki.
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American ambassador tells UN to fight Hezbollah, not Israel
August 8, 2017
American ambassador tells UN to fight Hezbollah, not Israel‬‏US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (AP/Bebeto Matthews)
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Ambassador Haley challenged the UN chief’s demand that Israel “stop violations of Lebanese airspace,” which essentially equated Israeli defense measures with Hezbollah terror strategies.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley did not mince words in her response to demands by the world body that Israel cease its military operations against the Hezbollah terror army, which operates on its border with Lebanon. Specifically, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “Israel must withdraw its forces from Lebanese territory and stop violations of Lebanese airspace.”
Guterres was apparently referring to Israel’s defensive measures, necessitated by the free reign Hezbollah had been given by Lebanon and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which was assembled “to confirm Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon” and “monitor the cessation of hostilities.”
Guterres’ comments are in line with the UN’s historically anti-Israel posture and its record of singling out the tiny Jewish state for censure, criticism, and generally unequal treatment.
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Al Jazeera booted from Israel for supporting terror
August 7, 2017
Al Jazeera booted from Israel for supporting terrorEmployees at Al Jazeera's Jerusalem office. (Youtube)
After accusations of inciting terror in Israel during the Temple Mount crisis, the Qatari-controlled network now finds itself booted from the Jewish state.
On Sunday, Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara announced an official request to revoke the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists in Israel and to shutter the company’s Jerusalem headquarters.
The move was prompted in large part by Al Jazeera’s dubious coverage of the events surrounding the recent Temple Mount crisis, which was initially sparked by three Arab terrorists who murdered in cold blood two Israeli policemen on duty at the holy site. After the Israeli government installed much-needed security measures on the Temple Mount compound, where the terrorists had stashed their weapons in the Al-Aqsa Mosque prior to the attack, massive rioting and violence by Palestinians ensued.
Most tragically, a Palestinian terrorist barged into the home of the Salomon family on Sabbath eve and stabbed to death three family members who had gathered to celebrate the birth of a baby boy.
I Speak Arabic…You Cannot Fool Me’
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In bizarre twist, Palestinians demand Jordan reopen Israeli embassy
August 8, 2017
In bizarre twist, Palestinians demand Jordan reopen Israeli embassyPalestinian President Abbas (R) and Jordan's King Abdullah II in Ramallah, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (AP/Nasser Nasser, Pool)
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In a rare instance of aligned Israeli-Palestinian interests, Palestinian leaders are lobbying Jordan to reopen the Israeli embassy in Amman.
In a bizarre twist to what began as a tense diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan, Palestinians are demanding that King Abdullah II reopen the Israeli embassy in Amman. The Israeli government office has been closed since the end of July, when an Israeli security guard killed a Jordanian terrorist attempting a stabbing attack with a screwdriver.
After initially refusing to release the security guard, whose name Jordanians later leaked in a transparent to attempt to facilitate revenge by vigilantes, the 28-year-old Israeli was permitted to return to his homeland. When the guard received a warm welcome from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Jordanians demanded a full criminal investigation into the incident, refusing to permit Israeli embassy employees to return without a trial for the guard.
The diplomatic shutdown in Amman apparently had unintended consequences, however, with hundreds of passports stuck in limbo in the shuttered Israeli embassy. According to Israel Hayom, the passports belong either to Jordanian citizens of Palestinian origin or businessmen connected with the Jordanian royal family.
These individuals are seeking Israeli entry permits to visit family or to close deals but can’t travel anywhere outside the Hashemite kingdom without their passports.
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Analysis: Al Jazeera – the terrorist propaganda network
August 7, 2017
Analysis: Al Jazeera – the terrorist propaganda networkAl Jazeera bureau, Jerusalem (Hillel Maier/TPS)
Networks have their biases. But none comes close to Al Jazeera‘s persistent role as the biggest promoter of terrorist propaganda.
By John Rossomando, The Algemeiner
Al Jazeera‘s support for terrorism goes far beyond on-air cheerleading. Many of its employees have actively supported Al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups. In fact, concerns over the network’s consistent pro-terrorist positions prompted several Gulf States to demand that Qatar shut the network down in June.
Sheikh Said Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, director of Qatar’s government information office, called such demands “a condescending view [that] demonstrates contempt for the intelligence and judgment of the people of the Middle East, who overwhelmingly choose to get their news from Al Jazeera rather than from their state-run broadcasters,” in Newsweek.
But a week earlier, United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash detailed Al Jazeera‘s connections to terrorists and terror incitement in a letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Al Jazeera constantly violates a 2005 UN Security Council resolution that calls on member states to counter “incitement of terrorist acts motivated by extremism,” Gargash charged.
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Report: Arab League undermines Israel’s bid for Security Council seat
August 8, 2017
Report: Arab League undermines Israel’s bid for Security Council seatArab League Summit in Jordan, March 2017. (AP/Sam McNeil)
The Arab League is reportedly working to undermine Israel’s bid to win a seat on the UN Security Council next year.
By: Barney Breen-Portnoy/The Algemeiner
The Arab League is working to undermine Israel’s bid to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council next year, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed Israeli diplomatic official.
The official said Israel was “concerned” by the Arab League’s activities and would take steps to counter them.
Israel is the only country in the Middle East never to have held a Security Council seat. The 10 non-permanent spots — which are two-year terms — on the 15-member council (the five permanent members are the US, UK, France, Russia and China, all of which have veto power) are allocated in accordance with regional blocs.
Since 2000, Israel has been part of the Western European and Others Group (WEOG).
The elections for the 2019-2020 term will be held in June 2018. To get a Security Council seat, Israel will have to receive the support of at least two-thirds of the 193 members of the General Assembly.
Israel’s competitors for the WEOG seats are Belgium and Germany.
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US Senate advances bill to stop ‘sick’ Palestinian terror salaries
 August 3, 2017
US Senate advances bill to stop ‘sick’ Palestinian terror salariesSen. Lindsey Graham. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Congressmen unequivocally condemn official Palestinian salary-for-terror policy, as the Taylor Force Act passes a key hurdle.
By: Ben Cohen, The Algemeiner
US lawmakers denounced on Thursday the Palestinian Authority’s “sick” policy of paying salaries to terrorists and their families after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Taylor Force Act — which conditions $300 million of annual aid from the US on the PA ending the policy.
The committee approved the act by a 17-4 vote on Thursday morning, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the committee’s chairman, announced.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the principal aim of the bill, which will now return to the Senate for a vote during the fall session, was to prevent the PA from providing financial incentives for acts of terrorism.
“If you’re a young Palestinian, maybe the best thing you can do for your family in terms of income is to become a terrorist,” Graham said. “That’s sick.”
The act is named in memory of Taylor Force — a former US Army officer and veteran of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars who was murdered in Tel Aviv in a Palestinian stabbing attack in March 2016. The 28-year-old Force, a Vanderbilt University graduate student, had been visiting Israel as part of a school-organized spring break trip.
“This is a big day for the Taylor Force family,” Graham said at a press briefing following the vote. “This bill will cut off all funding to the PA until they change their laws which reward terrorism, which reward people for killing a young man like Taylor Force. I don’t want his death to be in vain.”
Corker said that the legislation “will force the Palestinian Authority to make a choice: either face the consequences of stoking violence or end this detestable practice immediately.”
Corker added that interviews with several Palestinian prisoners had shown that part of their motive for engaging in terror was to “ensure that they did something egregious enough to at least get a five-year sentence, where the payment is stepped up.”
“That’s sick. That’s sick,” Corker emphasized.
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sraeli hospitality scores big with Hollywood stars

 August 2, 2017
Israeli hospitality scores big with Hollywood starsLegendary Welsh singer Tom Jones with Etai Eliaz, General Manager of the Dan Tel Aviv. (Courtesy)
“The only downside of coming to Israel is that as soon as you get here, you realize how much more there is to see in such a short time.”
By Steve K. Walz, Exclusive to World Israel News
It makes no difference whether you are the “First Lady” of prime-time TV or the iconic “King of Hard Rock,” Israeli hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem treat every one of their VIP guests like royalty, which is why a growing number of Hollywood TV stars and rock legends are coming back to the Holy Land for “private visits” sans the hoopla.Am
During the past five years, Israeli music business entrepreneurs and American Jewish organizations alike have invested substantial sums of money to bring some of the biggest names in the music world and Hollywood to the Holy Land. In the case of the musical stars, it’s business mixed with pleasure. With the Hollywood celebs, Jewish organizations such as America’s Voices in Israel in tandem with various Israeli government ministry’s, underwrite the cost of their visit within the context of seeing and experiencing the “other Israel.”
Five star hotels such as the Dan Tel Aviv and David InterContinental in Tel Aviv, along with the Inbal, Mamilla and King David Hotels in Jerusalem are only too happy to host both the rock stars and Hollywood celebs.
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Israeli forces bust 15 more Palestinians for Temple Mount violence
 August 3, 2017
Israeli forces bust 15 more Palestinians for Temple Mount violenceIsraeli police arrest a Palestinian rioter. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Police arrested another 15 suspects in connection with last week’s rioting in Jerusalem. 
Israeli forces arrested 15 Palestinians in several Jerusalem neighborhoods late Wednesday night, as Israeli forces continued to crack down on Palestinians who participated in the riots surrounding the Temple Mount.
Earlier in the week, Israeli forces netted 33 Palestinians in Jerusalem for leading and instigating the violent incidents, bringing the number of Palestinians detained this week to 48.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba Samri said that the Palestinians were detained over “violence and disturbing the order in Jerusalem,” which included rock-throwing and blocking roads.
She added that some were also detained for setting fire to trash cans, throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting fireworks at Israeli forces during the clashes.
These violent actions “put the lives of others at risk and caused injuries to a number of police officers,” Samri added.
Meanwhile, Samri said that Israeli authorities had also extended the remands of 31 of the 33 Palestinians arrested during earlier raids.
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Israel’s first-ever single malt whisky goes on sale
 July 30, 2017
Israel’s first-ever single malt whisky goes on saleM&H single-malt whisky (Facebook)
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The Milk & Honey Distillery has put the first-ever single malt whisky produced in Israel on an online auction.
Israel’s first whisky distillery is chalking up a new achievement with the first international auction of an alcoholic beverage produced in Israel.
The first bottles will be sold at the whiskyauctioneer.com international online public auction, which begins August 11 and runs for a period of 10 days, as a special edition (1-100) of the “experimental series” for the first-ever single malt whisky produced and bottled in Israel.
The whisky is kosher. The distillery is very strict about the kosher certification of its products, ingredients and process, and its employees do not work on the Sabbath.
The Milk & Honey Distillery was founded in Tel Aviv, the first modern Hebrew city, in order to produce the first Israeli whisky, and it embodies the Israeli pioneer and entrepreneurial spirit.
After a three-year aging process in barrels, the product falls under the definition of whisky in Scotland and most countries around the globe.
Distillation of the barrel was done at the distillery’s early stages, ahead of the move to its new location in south Tel Aviv as well as before the current industrial equipment was purchased and the crowdfunding campaign was launched on Indiegogo.
International Expert Served as Consultant
The barrel was distilled in January 2014 at a kibbutz in the Sharon region by head distiller Tomer Goren together with the late master distiller Dr. Jim Swan, as part of his role as consultant to the distillery at the time. Swan, who passed away at the beginning of February 2017, never had the opportunity to taste his first Israeli masterpiece. Swan was considered an international expert on the production of whisky in warm climates and served as a consultant to leading distilleries around the world.
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WATCH: Are Iran and North Korea colluding on nukes?
 August 3, 2017
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, warns about the dangerous partnership formed by North Korea and Iran, two rogue nations that he convincingly argues are colluding to develop nuclear weapons.
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Netanyahu, Liberman call for IDF ‘Hebron Shooter’ to be pardoned

 July 30, 2017
Netanyahu, Liberman call for IDF ‘Hebron Shooter’ to be pardonedConvicted IDF soldier Elor Azaria and his father Charlie leave the Tel Aviv military court after his unsuccessful appeal. (Flash90)
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Netanyahu and Liberman, supported by the right, are calling for Elor Azaria, an IDF soldier who shot a neutralized terrorist, to be pardoned.
In March 2016, Elor Azaria, a combat medic stationed in Hebron, fired a fatal shot at a neutralized terrorist as he lay wounded on the ground after committing a stabbing attack against the soldier’s colleagues.
Azaria was sentenced in February to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of manslaughter. An Israeli military court in Tel Aviv on Sunday rejected his appeal, in which the defense maintained he felt his life was in danger, saying he thought the terrorist could have been carrying a bomb on his body.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, supported by politicians on the right, are calling for the soldier to be pardoned.
“My opinion has not changed on the question of granting a pardon to Elor Azaria, as I expressed it after the [January] conviction,” the prime minister tweeted as soon as the appeal was rejected. “When the subject comes up [in the context of pardon deliberations], I will offer my recommendation for a pardon to the relevant authorities.”
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Israeli reporters faced ‘lynch mob’ attack by Arabs in Jaffa
 July 31, 2017
Israeli reporters faced ‘lynch mob’ attack by Arabs in JaffaGilad Shalmor (Photo: Eyal Ben Yayish/Channel 2)
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While covering the funeral of an Arab killed fleeing a crime scene, an Israeli reporter and cameraman became the victims of an Arab mob’s rage.
In a horrific attack during an Arab funeral procession, two Israelis found themselves at the center of what they could only subsequently describe as a “lynch mob.” The two Israelis, reporter Gilad Shalmor and photographer Gal Zeitman of Israel’s Channel 2, received a savage beating after arriving in Jaffa to document the funeral of a young Arab who was killed by police as he fled a crime scene over the weekend.
The reporter and cameraman made their way to the center of the procession, which involved aggressive shouts of “Allahu akbar.” Before Shalmor and Zeitman knew what was happening, a group of Arabs surrounded them and began kicking and punching them until they fell to the ground.
According to a report by Arutz Sheva, Zeitman posted his painful account on Facebook, detailing the ordeal and the sense of panic he and his co-worker experienced as they realized none of the other attendees had any intention of helping them escape the bloodthirsty mob.
Shalmor also took to social media, posting his own account of the events
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Turkey: Tens of thousands call to ‘hit, hit Zionists’
 July 31, 2017
Turkey: Tens of thousands call to ‘hit, hit Zionists’An anti-Israel demonstration in Turkey. (AP)
A mass anti-Israel rally in Turkey showcased a disturbing soundtrack, including a theme song instructing listeners to “hit, hit Zionists.”
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Turkey to denounce Israel following its introduction of security measures at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which led to widespread Palestinian violence.
Protesters waved Turkish and Palestinian flags Sunday at the “Great Jerusalem Meeting” in Istanbul’s Yenikapi Square, called by the Islamist Felicity Party. Revelers were serenaded with a jingle that included the lyrics, “Hit, hit Zionists.” One banner proudly waved at the event read, “Down with USA-Israel.”
The Islamist party leader, Temel Karamollaoglu, told the crowd that Muslims would not give up on Jerusalem.
The Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which has been linked to terrorism, also sponsored the event
https://worldisraelnews.com/turkey-tens-thousands-call-hit-hit-zionists/?


Police arrested 33 Arabs in connections with last week’s rioting in Jerusalem. 
Israeli police conducted a massive counter-terrorism operation in Jerusalem on Sunday night and arrested 33 Arab residents of the city in connection with the riots that rocked the capital last week.
The suspects allegedly took part in the week-long violence in Jerusalem, blocking roads, hurling rocks and firebombs at police and disturbing the peace.
Several policemen were wounded during the violent clashes, while three rioters were killed and dozens were wounded.
Seven of the suspects are minors, the youngest aged 13.
The police said they were able to apprehend the “hard core” of the rioters.
Using footage of the riots, surveillance and intelligence, police were able to identify and arrest the main instigators.
The riots erupted when Israel placed new security measures on the Temple Mount after three terrorists murdered two Israeli policemen at the site.
https://worldisraelnews.com/police-net-33-arrests-jerusalem-counter-terrorism-sting/?


Knowing the truth about the Middle East, Iraqis expressed support for Israel in their struggle against the Palestinians.
By: Ben Cohen/The Algemeiner
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesperson for the Arab media reported on Sunday that he had received several messages on social media from Iraqi citizens expressing support for Israel during the violent Palestinian campaign to end the Jewish state’s control of access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
“I received quite a few messages of support for Israel from Iraqis who condemned Palestinian terrorism because they suffered from it as well,” tweeted Ofir Gendelman, who represents the prime minister’s office in contacts with Arabic-language media.
Gendelman’s post was accompanied by photos of the messages of solidarity in Arabic with Iraqi passports placed alongside them, as proof of origin.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/iraqis-declare-support-for-israel-in-social-media/?

Palestinians Waste Half of Foreign Aid on Terror Payments
Jul 31, 2017
Hundreds of millions of foreign aid dollars to the Palestinians are used by their government to finance and promote terrorism. 
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has significantly increased its spending on salaries to terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons and to families of terrorist “martyrs” – those killed while committing acts of terror against Israel. These payments consume half of the foreign aid received by the PA.
According to the PA’s own budget, salaries to incarcerated and released terrorists will amount to 552 million shekels ($153.4 million) in 2017, a 13 percent rise over the 2016 proposed budget and 11 percent more than actual expenditures in 2016.
The money will be transferred to the Palestinian National Fund, the financial arm of the PLO, which was designated by Israel as a terror organization due to its involvement in paying terrorist salaries.
Altogether, the expenditures for supporting terror in the 2017 PA budget are 1.24 billion shekels ($344 million).
A report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs shows that this sum constitutes 7 percent of the total budget, similar to the last several years, but amounts to 49.6 percent of foreign aid received by the PA due to the diminishing amount of external aid expected in 2017.
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Netanyahu supports bill annexing surrounding towns into Greater Jerusalem
 July 27, 2017
Netanyahu supports bill annexing surrounding towns into Greater JerusalemPM Netanyahu (Ohad Zweigenberg/POOL)
A bill strengthening Jerusalem and its environs has received Netanyahu’s support. 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed his support for a legislation bill that calls for the incorporation of towns surrounding Jerusalem into the Israeli capital, essentially annexing them to Israel in the process.
The Greater Jerusalem Law, proposed by Member of Knesset (MK) Yoav Kisch, would incorporate Givat Ze’ev to the northwest of Jerusalem as well Beitar Illit and the Etzion bloc of communities, which are situated southwest of Jerusalem, and Ma’aleh Adumim, to Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries – thus creating a greater metropolitan area and, in effect, annexing those Israel communities, which serve as home to some 150,000 Israelis.
The bill also proposes turning Arab villages in the area that lie outside the security barrier into an independent municipality within Greater Jerusalem.
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WATCH [SHOCKING]: California Imam calls for killing Jews ‘down to very last one’
 July 26, 2017
In a truly appalling sermon given on American soil, Islamic preacher Ammar Shahin, called for a worldwide genocide of every single Jew. The preacher even explained why he believes the genocide must happen.
California Friday Sermon: Imam Ammar Shahin Cites Hadith, Prays for Annihilation of Jews
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Survey: 77% of Israelis oppose removing Temple Mount metal detectors
 July 26, 2017
Survey: 77% of Israelis oppose removing Temple Mount metal detectorsMetal detectors outside Temple Mount (Yonatan 
Almost four out of five Israelis disagree with removal of metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount, a recent survey finds. 
The Israeli public, by an overwhelming margin, is disappointed with the Security Cabinet’s decision to remove metal detectors from the various entrances to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, according to a survey originally reported by Israel’s Channel 2. 
The survey, conducted by the online psychology website Midgam and Israeli internet panel and digital data collection agency iPanel, reveals that 77 percent of respondents believe that the decision to remove the metal detectors was a form of capitulation on Israel’s part. Seventeen percent disagreed with such an assertion.
The metal detectors were placed at the entrances of the Temple Mount after two Israeli police officers were shot and killed at the site by Muslim terrorists who used weapons previously stashed at the mosque compound. Subsequently, Palestinians rioted in protest of the new security measures, and the Palestinian Authority suspended “all ties” with Israel.
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Bennett exposes Arab Knesset members’ ‘blood libel’ against Israel
 July 26, 2017
Bennett exposes Arab Knesset members’ ‘blood libel’ against IsraelJewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett (L) and PM Benjamin Netanyahu. (Emil Salman/POOL)
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Education Minister Naftali Bennett highlighted the culpability of Arab Knesset members who have remained silent in the face of barbaric attacks by Palestinian terrorists.
Verbal fireworks went off in the Knesset plenum Wednesday afternoon as Education Minister Naftali Bennett called for national unity in the war on terror and accused Arab MKs of promoting lies in order to incite violence against Israel.
“Some of the leaders of Israeli Arabs, from Sheikh Raed Salah onwards, including some people sitting here: MK Hanin [Zoabi], MK Ahmed Tibi. In this hall, in the Israeli Knesset, are partners in a blood libel. A simple blood libel against Israel.
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Report: Kushner spoke with Jordanian King to end crisis
 July 26, 2017
Report: Kushner spoke with Jordanian King to end crisisTrump envoy Jared Kushner (L) and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, June 21, 2017. (Matty Stern/US Embassy Tel Aviv)
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President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reached King Abdullah II to help end a diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan.
US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, spoke with Jordanian King Abdullah II to help bring an end to a diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over the weekend, according to a report in Haaretz.
The crisis threatened to spiral out of control, with Jordanian forces demanding to interrogate a security officer who shot and killed a Jordanian attacker. The Jordanian government even closed off the compound and prevented Israeli embassy staff from leaving.
Kushner spoke with the Jordanian monarch after the administration was approached by Israel for assistance resolving the situation.
“We decided to quickly approach the highest level officials because we understood this was a volatile situation and that we had to end the crisis as soon as possible,” said an anonymous senior Israeli official quoted by Haaretz. “The Americans were very helpful and played a significant role in resolving the embassy crisis.”
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WATCH: Proof of Biblical account of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem
 July 26, 2017
Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on the eastern slope of the City of David in Jerusalem exposed evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians.
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Artifacts from Kingdom of Judea found in Jerusalem's City of David
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Palestinians end boycott of Temple Mount
 July 27, 2017
Palestinians end boycott of Temple MountThe entrance to the Tempe Mount. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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Muslim leaders ended their Temple Mount boycott on Thursday after Israel removed the last security measures recently introduced to thwart terror attacks at the holy site.
Israel’s police late Wednesday night removed a set of security cameras and gates it installed at the entrance to the Temple Mount. Following these steps, Palestinian and Muslim leadership ended their boycott of the Temple Mount and allowed their followers to return to the compound.
“After extensive discussion and after achieving this victory in this round we call on our people in Jerusalem and inside (Israel) and anyone who can access the Al-Aqsa Mosque to enter … en masse,” the Islamic leaders declared in a statement.
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Israel mocks Turkey’s call for Muslims to march on Jerusalem
 July 26, 2017
Israel mocks Turkey’s call for Muslims to march on JerusalemTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AP/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Israel has dismissed Erdogan’s accusations against the Jewish state regarding the Temple Mount crisis as well as his call to Muslims for Holy War.
Israel dismissed and even ridiculed accusations leveled by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who claimed Israel was exploiting the fight against terrorism as a pretext for taking over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Speaking to lawmakers of his AKP Party on Tuesday, Erdogan welcomed Israel’s removal of the metal detectors, but said Turkey would not accept measures that treat Muslims wanting to pray as “terrorists.”
Israel has removed the new metal detectors in an attempt to deescalate the tensions surrounding the issue. However, it has plans to install a network of smart cameras to meet the security requirements at the site.
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Palestinians continued Temple Mount riots despite removal of metal detectors
 July 26, 2017
Palestinians continued Temple Mount riots despite removal of metal detectorsIsraeli police and Muslim worshipers at the entrance to the Temple Mount. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
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Palestinians still boycotted the Temple Mount and called for further violence, despite Israel’s removal of metal detectors.  
Muslim worshipers on Wednesday morning continued their boycott of the Temple Mount and once again held their morning prayers outside the holy site, despite Israel’s removal of the metal detectors that sparked the latest round of violent protests.
The morning prayers were preceded by Palestinian riots around the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday night.
Wednesday’s prayers came a day after Israel seemingly capitulated to the weeklong Palestinian violence and removed the security measures installed at the site after Arab terrorists shot and killed two Israeli police officers at the compound.
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Jewish tourists threatened in Jordan, banned from praying at Aaron’s Tomb
 July 24, 2017
Jewish tourists threatened in Jordan, banned from praying at Aaron’s TombAn anti-Israel demoonstration in Jordan. (PressTV)
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Jewish Israeli tourists in Jordan were threatened with jail if they prayed in the Hashemite Kingdom.
Jordanian authorities threatened Jewish visitors from Israel with jail if they prayed anywhere in the Hashemite Kingdom.
The Israelis intended to see the Tomb of Aaron, the biblical High Priest and brother of Moses. According to Jewish tradition, Aaron is buried on Mount Hor, adjacent to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in modern Jordan.
“It emerged that they were not allowed [to show] any religious symbols, ” Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon told Times of Israel
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.Jordan: Israeli Embassy Officer Attacked; Government Standoff Ensues 
Jordanian authorities demand the right to question an Israeli embassy security officer who killed an attacker and accidentally shot a bystander.    
An Israeli security officer at the embassy in Amman was stabbed late Sunday night by a Jordanian worker who had entered the embassy compound for routine furniture replacement.
The security officer, the Jordanian landlord and two Jordanian workers were present during the incident. One of the workers attacked and stabbed the Israeli security official with a screwdriver from behind.
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Israeli embassy staff returns to Israel from Jordan
 July 25, 2017
Israeli embassy staff returns to Israel from JordanIsraeli embassy in Jordan (AP)
After a tense day of negotiations, Israel’s Amman-based embassy staff, including a wounded guard, were released from Jordan.
Israel’s embassy staff in Amman returned from Jordan on Monday night, hours after a telephone call between King Abdullah and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) head Nadav Argaman visited the Jordanian capital earlier in the day to facilitate an end to a tense situation.
After being stabbed Sunday night by a 17-year-old terrorist of Palestinian origin, the Israeli security guard at the embassy opened fire, killing the assailant. A Jordanian who was present at the time of the attack was inadvertently hit by the gunfire and later died.
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Palestinian terrorist stabs Israeli in Petah Tikvah
 July 24, 2017
Palestinian terrorist stabs Israeli in Petah TikvahScene of the attack. (Roy Alima/Flash90)
A Palestinian terrorist wounded a civilian in a stabbing attack in Petah Tikvah. 
A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and wounded an Israeli in the city of Petah Tikvah, in the center of Israel, on Monday.
The terrorist, 21, a resident of Qalqilya who was in Israel illegally, stabbed his victim and then fled the scene. An Israeli who saw the attack hit the terrorist with his car, knocking him down. The terrorist was apprehended by a passerby and subsequently turned over to the police, who took him into custody.
The Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) stated that the terrorist previously served time in Israeli prisons for security-related offenses.
The victim, an Israeli Arab from Ar’ara in his thirties, sustained moderate wounds to his upper body and was taken to Beilinson hospital in the city for treatment. Reports say he is a truck driver who was eating his lunch.
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Israel seeks means to deescalate Temple Mount crisis
 July 24, 2017
Israel seeks means to deescalate Temple Mount crisisIsraeli forces secure the Old City of Jerusalem. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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As tensions rise around the Temple Mount, Israel looks for ways to peacefully resolve the crisis. 
Israel is seeking various ways to deescalate the tensions surrounding the Temple Mount, which have generated Palestinian violence and are threatening to devolve into a Muslim holy war against Israel.
The Security Cabinet convened late into Sunday night, but has reached no decision about the new security measures Palestinians blame for the crisis.
The group of ministers were briefed on the latest developments, including the attack on a security guard at Israel’s embassy in Jordan.
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WATCH: Son of Iranian hostage thanks Trump for ‘strongest wording’ in 10 years
 July 24, 2017
Dan Levinson personally thanks Donald Trump for the president’s help in trying to free his father, Robert Levinson, an American former FBI agent held hostage by Iran since disappearing in 2007 while working a cigarette smuggling case on Kish Island in the Persian Gulf.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=633oQM5NkPc

Gaza terrorists fire rocket at Israel for second consecutive night
 July 24, 2017
Gaza terrorists fire rocket at Israel for second consecutive nightA Gaza terrorist fires a projectile at Israel. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90)
For the second night in a row, Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired a rocket at Israel.
Palestinian terrorists based in Gaza fired a rocket toward southern Israel on Sunday night. The rocket exploded in an open space in the Eshkol region, causing no injuries or damage.
The alarm system in Israel did not go off, and IDF forces are searching for the projectile.
In response, an IDF tank shelled a post belonging to the Hamas terror organization in the southern Gaza strip.
Israel holds Hamas, which rules the Strip, responsible for any attacks launched from Gaza.
This attack comes just a day after another rocket was fired from Gaza into Israel, exploding in an open space as well.
Since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, there have been multiple rocket attacks from Gaza. Dozens of projectiles have exploded in Israeli territory, often prompting an Israeli response.
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Arab League to hold summit on Temple Mount crisis
 July 24, 2017
Arab League to hold summit on Temple Mount crisisArab League members meet in Jordan. (AP/Sam McNeil)
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The Arab League is holding an urgent summit to debate the Temple Mount crisis and the increasing violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
On Thursday, the Arab League will convene for an urgent summit focusing on the Temple Mount crisis and the dramatic increase in violence and terror in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
Planning for the summit, initiated by Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, is being coordinated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Jordan’s Petra News Agency reported.
On Sunday, Safadi discussed the issue with his European counterparts from Sweden, Norway, France and Germany.
Safadi stated Jordan’s position regarding the Temple Mount crisis in several tweets.
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WATCH: Everything you need to know about UK’s rising antisemitic crime in 2 minutes
 July 17, 2017
Quickly rising rates of anti-Semitic crime combined with a drastic drop in prosecutions has UK Jewry facing an uncertain future. See what steps the Jewish community would like to see taken by law enforcement.
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Senior Israeli ministers demand death penalty for terrorist who slaughtered family
 July 23, 2017
Senior Israeli ministers demand death penalty for terrorist who slaughtered familyDefense Minister Liberman (L) and IDF Chief of Staff Eisenkot at site of Halamish terror attack. (Ariel Hermoni/Ministry of Defense)
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Two senior ministers are demanding that the terrorist who slaughtered three civilians in their home in Samaria be put to death.  
Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett, chairman of the Jewish Home party, has called on the IDF’s prosecution to demand the death penalty for Omar al-Abed, the Palestinian terrorist who butchered three family members in their home on Friday night.
Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman concurred with Bennett’s call to have al-Abed executed.
“The option of the death penalty exists in military courts. There is no need for special legislation; only a request [for it in court]. I call on the military prosecution to demand the death penalty for the terrorist who murdered the Salomon family,” Bennett stated after visiting the family’s home.
“In such an extreme case, there is indeed room to impose the death penalty and that is within the jurisdiction of the Judea and Samaria military courts,” Liberman told Ynet  on Sunday. Liberman has long supported the death penalty for Palestinian terrorists.
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US State Dept Slammed for Blaming Israel for Palestinian Terror
B’nai B’rith International slammed a US State Department report blaming Israel for Palestinian Arab terror and violence, JTA reported.
Last Thursday, B’nai B’rith International harshly criticized the US State Department for releasing a report that largely blames Israel for Muslim aggression, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA).
“It is astonishing that [the Department of] State is parroting the false Palestinian narrative,” said B’nai B’rith in its statement.
“If it were not released by the State Department, it would be easy to mistake the inflammatory and accusatory language as coming directly from the Palestinians.”
The new US State Department report clearly blames Israel for Arab terrorism, citing a “lack of hope in achieving Palestinian statehood, Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank, settler violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, the perception that the Israeli government was changing the status quo on the Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount, and IDF tactics that the Palestinians considered overly aggressive.”
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Over 10,000 people attended the funeral for the three Solomon family victims of Palestinian terror who were savagely stabbed to death during their Shabbat meal at home.
More than 10,000 Israelis, including Housing Minister Yoav Galant, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, Opposition Leader Yitzhak Herzog and a swath of MKs from the Labor, Likud and Jewish Home parties descended on the city of Modi’in for the joint funeral of Yosef, Chaya and Elad Salomon, who were butchered in their home in the Samaria town of Neve Tzuf-Halamish on Friday night.
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Terrorist breaks into home in Samaria, murders 3 members of same family
 July 23, 2017
A Palestinian terrorist murdered three members of the same family in Samaria, claiming it was in response to the newly installed metal detectors at the Temple Mount.
A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed three family members to death Friday evening in the Jewish community of Neve Tsuf (aka Halamish) in Samaria. The vicious murder occurred as the family was enjoying their Shabbat meal and celebrating the birth of a new grandson.
An off-duty soldier who heard the commotion rushed to the scene and shot and wounded the terrorist – Omar al-Abed from the village of Kobar near Ramallah.
The victims were identified as Yosef Salomon (70) and his children Chaya Salomon, 46, and Elad Salomon, 36. Yosef’s wife Tova, 68, was seriously wounded and underwent surgery at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center
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Turkish leader: Muslims won’t remain silent over Temple Mount
 July 23, 2017
Turkish President’s inflammatory rhetoric singles out Israeli security measures on the Temple Mount. 
Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned Israeli security precautions at the Temple Mount, threatening that the Islamic world would not remain silent.
Erdogan addressed reporters Sunday in Istanbul before departing on a visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.
“No one can expect the Islamic world to remain unresponsive after the humiliation Muslims suffered with the restrictions at the Noble Sanctuary,” he stated.
Earlier last week, Israel installed metal detectors at the shrine following a deadly attack by Muslim terrorists there who killed two Israeli policemen.
Palestinians perceive the metal detectors as an encroachment on the rights of Muslims, who have blamed the security measures for their protests in various spots throughout the world.
Erdogan called on Israel to remove the detectors in a phone conversation with his counterpart Reuven Rivlin on Thursday.
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BDS activist ignores slaughter of Jews, praises Palestinian ‘resistance’
 July 23, 2017
Prominent BDS advocate Linda Sarsour praises Muslim protests at the Temple Mount, while refusing to acknowledge the murder of innocent Israeli victims by Palestinian terrorists.
Muslim-American radical activist Linda Sarsour, who inserted her anti-Israel agenda in the 2017 Women’s March she had led after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, continues her campaign against the Jewish state, whitewashing Palestinian terrorism.
Sarsour, who recently came under fire for encouraging “jihad” against the Trump administration, took to Facebook Sunday to post about the current status of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, where three Arab terrorists opened fire a little over one week ago, killing two Druze Israeli policemen. In the aftermath of that attack, the Israeli government required worshipers at the site to pass through metal detectors
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UN chief calls on Palestinians and Israelis to show ‘maximum restraint’
 July 23, 2017
After a terrorist murdered three family members in their home, preceded by the death of three Arabs who rioted against heightened security in Jerusalem, Guterres “call[ed] on all to refrain from any actions or words that could further escalate an already volatile situation.”
The countries that comprise the international Quartet say they are concerned about “escalating tensions and violent clashes” in and around the Old City of Jerusalem.
Envoys from Russia, the US, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) issued a statement Saturday saying they “strongly condemn acts of terror, express their regret for all loss of innocent life caused by the violence, and hope for a speedy recovery to the wounded.”
They called on all sides to show “maximum restraint, refrain from provocative actions and work towards de-escalating the situation.”
The envoys welcomed assurances by Israel’s prime minister that “the status quo at the holy sites in Jerusalem will be upheld nd respected.” And they encouraged Israel and Jordan to work together to uphold it.
A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist stabbed three family members to death Friday evening in the Jewish community of Neve Tsuf (aka Halamish) in Samaria. The vicious murder occurred as the family was enjoying their Shabbat meal and celebrating the birth of a new grandson.
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Defense Minister: We can cope without PA security coordination
Liberman says Israel can cope without security coordination with the Palestinians and that it’s the Palestinians who will lose out.
On Sunday, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Ynet News that Israel can cope without a working security arrangement with the Palestinian Authority (PA).
“We’ve managed for many years without security cooperation, we’ll manage now as well,” the Defense Minister asserted.
Liberman’s statement follows PA leader Mahmoud Abbas’ announcement that he has canceled security coordination with Israel. This is the first time during Abbas’ leadership othat the PA has made this decision.
The Israeli Defense Minister emphasized that the security coordination basically benefits the Palestinian Authority.
“It’s not that the security coordination is an Israeli need. Before our needs, it’s a Palestinian need first and foremost, and therefore if they want it, it will continue, if they don’t want it, they won’t. It’s their decision.”
In a speech in Ramallah on Friday, Abbas declared a freeze of all relations with the Jewish state, 
 July 23, 2017
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Israeli forces arrest 25 Hamas members
 July 23, 2017
Israeli forces arrest 25 Hamas membersIsraeli forces face Palestinian rioters. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Israel continues its efforts to counter Palestinian terrorism and violence.
Israeli security forces arrested 25 members of the Hamas terror group at various locations throughout Judea and Samaria over the weekend, part of their stepped-up counter-terrorism actions in the wake of escalated tension in the past week.
Israel augmented its forces in the Judea and Samaria region and placed them on high alert after the terror attack in Halamish on Friday night, in which a Palestinian terrorist murdered three family members in their home on the Jewish Sabbath.
On Saturday morning, IDF soldiers searched the terrorist’s family home in the village of Kobar and detained one of his brothers, the IDF said.
Soldiers searched the house and measured it in preparation for demolition. Anticipating this, local residents said the family emptied its home of valuables. Later, clashes erupted as residents burned tires and hurled rocks at Israeli troops who had searched the home. The military says about 50 people attacked troops who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas.
The terror attack followed a day of violent Palestinian riots, which erupted over tensions at the Temple Mount. Three Palestinians were killed in street clashes.
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Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza causes no injuries
 July 23, 2017
Gaza-based terrorists launched a rocket at Israel but caused no injuries or damage.
Palestinian terrorists launched a rocket from the Gaza Strip towards Israel on Sunday morning. It exploded in the South, but failed to cause any damage or casualties.
The alarm system in Israel did not go off.
Since Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, there have been multiple rockets attacks from Gaza. Dozens of projectiles have exploded in Israeli territory, often prompting an Israeli response.
Israel hold Hamas, which rules the Strip, responsible for any attacks launched from Gaza.
Hamas praised the terror attack in Samaria Friday night that claimed the lives of three family members. The terror organization is protesting the installation of metal detectors on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the wake of another deadly attack a week earlier on the holy site.
By: World Israel News Staff
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Trump administration backs Israel’s closing of Temple Mount

 July 16, 2017
Trump administration backs Israel’s closing of Temple MountWhite House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (AP/Susan Walsh)
The Trump administration strongly condemned Friday’s terror attack and backed Israel in its closure of the Temple Mount.
The White House on Saturday backed Israel’s closure of the Temple Mount following a terror attack on Friday, in which two Israeli policemen were murdered, and condemned the attack in a strongly-worded statement.
“The people of the United States are heartbroken that terrorists brutally gunned down two Israeli police officers,” said Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “There must be zero tolerance for terrorism. It is incompatible with achieving peace and we must condemn it in the strongest terms, defeat it, and eradicate it.”
In the attack, three Arab terrorists emerged from the Temple Mount and killed two Israeli Druze police officers stationed nearby, prompting Israel’s closure of the holy site.
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WATCH: Brave Muslim Woman Bashes UN at Abraham’s Tomb
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A brave Muslim woman bashed UNESCO for denying Jewish ties to the Old City of Hebron, including the Cave of the Patriarchs.
Sara Zoabi, an Israeli Muslim Arab, spoke out against the UN’s anti-Israel bias, despite having received death threats the last time she stood up for the Jewish state.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) not only declared the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriachs in Hebron to be a Muslim mosque, but even went so far to accuse Israel of endangering the “Palestinian World Heritage Site.”
In actuality, it’s Israel that has removed any danger to the site, safeguarding it and allowing all faiths to pray there. Under Muslim rule, by contrast, Jews were forbidden to pass the seventh step on a staircase outside the Tomb.
Watch as this brave woman bashes the UN, in Arabic for denying Jewish ties to the resting place of Abraham and Sara
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Report alleges Saudi king secretly contacted Israel on Temple Mount crisis

 July 18, 2017
Report alleges Saudi king secretly contacted Israel on Temple Mount crisisPresident Donald and First Lady Melania Trump and King Salman (AP/Evan Vucci)
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The Saudi monarch reportedly sent a message to the Jewish state via the US in an effort to solve the Temple Mount crisis.
On Tuesday, the London-based Arabic media outlet Elpah reported that the King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud contacted Israel via the Americans in an effort to defuse the crisis following the terrorist murder of two Israelis on the Temple Mount. It was reportedly the Saudi king’s personal intervention via the White House that prompted Israel to reopen the Temple Mount to Muslim worshipers.
While Israel reopened the site just two days after the attack, the Palestinian Authority and the Jordanian Waqf, an Islamic Trust that Israel entrusted to oversee Temple Mount activities, incited raucous protests in response to necessary security measures such as metal detectors.
According to unnamed sources quoted in the Elpah report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the Saudis via the Trump Administration that the status quo remains on the Temple Mount. Israel’s neighbor Jordan was allegedly also involved in the communication process.
Saudi officials were reportedly invited by Israel’s Prime Minister to visit the al-Aksa Mosque in order to see for themselves that the status quo is maintained on the Temple Mount. Riyadh has so far not responded to the Israeli invitation.
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Negotiations for Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange reach a standstill
 July 19, 2017
Negotiations for Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange reach a standstillIsraeli captive Avera Mengistu (Social media)
Indirect negotiations between Hamas and Israel have reached a deadlock over Israel’s demand for proof that its captured citizens are indeed alive.
The Lebanese paper Al Akhbar reported that Israel had offered to free an unknown number of Arab minors, women and Hamas parliamentarians. In return, Israel wants live video documentation as evidence that Avera Mengistu, Jumaa Ibrahim Ghanima and Hisham Al Sayeed are still alive.
According to the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Akhbar, Hamas rejected Jerusalem’s offer. Gaza’s Islamist rulers reportedly demanded that Israel free 55 Palestinian prisoners as a precondition for releasing the requested video material. These prisoners were in fact released during the Shalit deal and later rearrested by Israel. IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, captured in 2006, was freed in 2011 in exchange for 1027 Palestinian prisoners.
Egypt is coordinating the talks between Israel and Hamas and has reportedly suggested that the deal include the release of the bodies of IDF soldiers Oren Shaul and Hadar Goldin, who were killed during the Gaza war in 2014. Hamas has so far refused to comply.
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WATCH: Fatah Quotes Abbas in Calling for More Terror!
The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas uses its leader’s own words to call for an escalation in terror.
Mahmoud Abbas, who heads the Palestinian Authority (PA), Fatah and the PLO, took no measures to stop the Fatah party from rebroadcasting his own words to incite Arabs to commit more terror.
Official PA TV broadcast Abbas’s 2014 terror-inciting speech no fewer than 19 times over the past three days, in the wake of a terror attack by Israeli Arabs at the entrance to the Temple Mount.
The only way to put an end to the deadly rampage was to follow the armed terrorists as they fled to the Temple Mount. Yet PA TV repeatedly played Abbas’ order to prevent Jews from entering the area, essentially demanding that Israel not act to stop terror attacks.
Fatah Facebook rebroadcasts Abbas' call to prevent Jews "in any way" from “defiling our holy places”
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Palestinians seek diplomatic gains in China
 July 19, 2017
Palestinians seek diplomatic gains in ChinaChina's President Xi Jinping and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in 2013 (AP/Jason Lee)
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Abbas arrives in China to garner support for and investment in the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday was hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, when he arrived for a three-day visit with the objective of building diplomatic and economic ties.
Abbas stressed the importance of the Chinese peace initiative, the “four-point proposal” put forward by Xi in 2013, which calls for achieving a two-state solution, the fostering of mutual security cooperation and peace through development.
Addressing the Chinese Academy of Governance in Beijing, Abbas said he was ready to cooperate with China on setting up the appropriate mechanisms to achieve the initiative, the Palestinian official WAFA news agency reported.
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IDF fully exposes its massive humanitarian aid program for Syrian civilians
 July 20, 2017
IDF fully exposes its massive humanitarian aid program for Syrian civiliansAn IDF soldier feeds a Syrian baby. (IDF)
The IDF exposed the full extent of its massive humanitarian aid to Syria, known as “Operation Good Neighbor.”
The IDF on Wednesday fully exposed for the first time the extent of its humanitarian aid to Syria, including the provision of lifesaving medication, dozens of tons of clothes and hundreds of thousands of liters of fuel and food, as part of “Operation Good Neighbor.”
The IDF mission began over four years ago, when an injured Syrian came to the border asking for medical help from the IDF. Back then, there was no policy, just a commander’s on-the-spot decision to provide care to an injured civilian. Since then, the aid has continued on a near-daily basis.
In June 2016, as part of a decision to expand humanitarian aid efforts, the IDF Northern Command established the headquarters of Operation Good Neighbor, an operation dedicated to Syria’s citizens in distress. The objective is to provide humanitarian aid to as many victims as possible, while delicately balancing this effort with Israel’s policy of non-involvement in the Syrian civil war, which has destroyed the country over the past six years.
The first activities coordinated by the headquarters took place in August 2016. Since then, there have been more than 110 aid operations of various kinds.
“Based on my 20-year medical career, I can truly say that the medical care we have provided to our neighbors here in the north of Israel is one of the most significant efforts to treat those in need that I have ever witnessed,” said Col. Dr. Noam Fink, Chief Medical Officer of the Northern Command. “I deeply hope that our contribution will have a direct impact on the lives of our Syrian neighbors.”
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Palestinian terrorist killed while attempting to stab IDF soldiers
 July 20, 2017
Palestinian terrorist killed while attempting to stab IDF soldiersIsraeli security forces in the city of Hebron. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Israeli security forces eliminated a Palestinian terrorist who attacked them during an operation.
A Palestinian terrorist was shot and killed by IDF forces on Thursday in Gush Etzion as he attempted to stab them.
The troops, who were operating in the Palestinian village of Takua, were attacked by the knife-wielding Palestinian. They responded to the threat by shooting the terrorist dead.
No Israelis were wounded in the incident.
Palestinian sources named the terrorist as Mohamed Hussien Tanuh, 20.
Palestinians rioted at the spot of the incident after the attack, causing damage to Israeli vehicles passing near and subsequently forcing the police to shut down the route.
This attack comes just two days after a terrorist rammed his car into two IDF soldiers who were manning a checkpoint near the Palestinian town of Beit Anoun, in the Hebron area.
The two soldiers were lightly wounded, while the terrorist was shot dead.
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US demands Hezbollah end weapon stockpiling
American UN ambassador Nikki Haley blasts Hezbollah for stockpiling arms and demands UN action to stop it.
On Wednesday, American UN Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed Hezbollah for stockpiling weapons in southern Lebanon that threaten the region, and Israel specifically. In a meeting with UN’s special Lebanon envoy Sigrid Kaag, Haley demanded that the UN halt Hezbollah’s destabilizing activities. The meeting took place before Thursday’s scheduled Security Council meeting concerning the UNIFIL peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon.
The US mission to the UN released a statement stressing the gravity of the situation in southern Lebanon. The statement explained, “Ambassador Haley expressed alarm over the build-up of weapons by Hezbollah, a situation that demands the international community’s attention to prevent the further escalation of regional tensions.”
Haley, who is supportive of the Jewish state, demanded stronger UN action to defuse Hezbollah’s arms buildup against Israel.
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Sen. McCain, close friend of Israel, diagnosed with brain tumor

 July 20, 2017
Sen. McCain, close friend of Israel, diagnosed with brain tumorSenator John McCain and PM Netanyahu (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Senator John McCain, war hero and close friend of Israel,  has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war, political maverick in Congress for more than three decades and a close friend of the state of Israel, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor.
The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain had a blood clot removed from above his left eye last Friday. He and his family are considering further treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.
“Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot,” his office said in a statement late Wednesday.
The American Cancer Society puts the five-year survival rate for patients over 55 at about 4 percent.
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Netanyahu unabashedly told the Irish foreign minister what he thinks of his country’s biased stance against Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday in Jerusalem with Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney and chided him for his country’s consistent support for the Palestinians against Israel.
The Israeli leader, according to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, “expressed his dissatisfaction over Ireland’s traditional stance and told the foreign minister that his country does not condemn Palestinians for incitement and for glorifying those who commit terrorist attacks.”
He also asked “why Ireland helps NGOs that call for the destruction of Israel,” the statement read.
For instance, Ireland supports Breaking the Silence (BtS), a radical left-wing NGO that publicizes anonymous testimonies allegedly given by of former IDF soldiers in order to harm the Israeli military.
Ireland, along with many European countries, ignores the main issue of the conflict, which is not the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria or the “occupation,” but the Palestinians’ refusal to recognize the Jewish state, Netanyahu charged.
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Israel denies committing to construction freeze in Judea and Samaria
 July 12, 2017
Israel denies committing to construction freeze in Judea and SamariaConstruction workers in Ma'ale Adumim, near Jerusalem. It is the largest city in Judea and Samaria. (AP/Dan Balilty/File)
Netanyahu’s office denies commitment was made to slow construction, a claim recently reported by Arab media.
As US President Donald Trump’s administration prepares to facilitate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Arab media outlet Al-Hayat claimed that Israel had agreed to slow down construction in Judea and Samaria, reported Ynet News. According to Al-Hayat, Trump’s special advisor and Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt relayed to a Palestinian delegation that Israel would place constraints on construction during peace negotiations.
In response to these reports, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office announced, “There is no such commitment.”
Greenblatt allegedly made the comments while meeting with the PLO Executive Committee, headed by Saeb Erekat. The meeting took place during Greenblatt’s “interim visit” this week, which serves as a precursor to Trump’s anticipated announcement of new peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria remains a point of contention for the Palestinians, who consistently seek to frame construction in that region as an obstacle to peace
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Netanyahu clear front-runner in latest Israeli polls

 July 12, 2017
Netanyahu clear front-runner in latest Israeli pollsPM Benjamin Netanyahu. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90)
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Polls show Benjamin Netanyahu remains the top choice for Prime Minister of Israel.
While recent political coverage in Israel has been dominated by the Labor Party’s selection of a new leader, Avi Gabbay, polls suggest that Israelis prefer the sitting prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his party. Polls conducted by Channel 2 and Channel 10 showed Netanyahu and the Likud scoring a sizeable lead over Gabbay and Labor.
Of those polled by Channel 2, 34 percent preferred Netanyahu for prime minister, with 13 percent choosing Gabbay. Third and fourth place in the poll went to Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid, with a nod from 12 percent of respondents, and Jewish Home’s Naftali Bennet receiving 6 percent.
In addition to gauging support for individual candidates, the polls also demonstrated that Netanyahu’s Likud party would garner more seats in the Knesset than the Zionist Union, the coalition with which Gabbay’s Labor Party is aligned, if the elections were held today.
Indeed, both polls showed Likud taking at least five more seats in the Israeli parliament than the Zionist Union. Channel 10’s poll showed Likud claiming 29 seats to Zionist Union’s 24, while Channel 2 projected Likud with 25 seats and Zionist Union with 20.
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2 Arabs charged for aiding terrorists in murder of Israeli policewoman
 July 12, 2017
2 Arabs charged for aiding terrorists in murder of Israeli policewomanStaff Sergeant Hadas Malka (Social media)
Two Arabs were charged with negligent homicide for their part in a recent terror attack in Jerusalem that resulted in the death of a young policewoman.
An Jerusalem Arab with Israeli citizenship and a Palestinian were charged Wednesday with negligent homicide for their part in the terror attack in the capital last month in which Policewoman Staff Sergeant Hadas Malka was murdered.
Arrested shortly after the attack, they are suspected of having illegally driven undocumented Palestinians into Jerusalem, including the terrorists.
“Anyone who drives illegal aliens into Israeli territory needs to know and expect that a terrorist may be among them, seeking to carry out an attack, meaning that on a certain level he is an accomplice to the terror attack and its severe consequences,” police said in a statement.“This is the third time that the police has been able to establish enough evidence to indict drivers of illegals with negligent homicide, after they illegally smuggled into Israel Palestinians who went on to carry out terror attacks,” the statement continued.  The police underscored that they “will reach anyone who was involved in any way, whether directly or indirectly, in terror attacks and will work to prosecute them to the full extent of the law.”
In related news, the IDF informed the family of one the terrorists on Tuesday that their home in Deir Abu Mash’al was slated for demolition. The family was given 72 hours to appeal the decision.
Malka was killed in late June during a double terror attack at the Damascus Gate at the entrance to the Old City.
In the first attack, two terrorists shot at a police patrol at the Damascus Gate and attempted to stab the officers. Both terrorists were shot dead by police.
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Under attack, IDF forces kill 2 terrorists in Jenin gun battle
 July 12, 2017
Under attack, IDF forces kill 2 terrorists in Jenin gun battleIDF forces in action. (IDF)
IDF forces, responding to an attack, killed two Palestinian terrorists. 
IDF forces shot and killed two terrorists during a gunfight in the Palestinian city of Jenin early Wednesday morning.
The elite Maglan unit was conducting a counterterrorism operation in the city when they came under a barrage of gunfire and improvised explosive devices. The soldiers fired back, killing two combatants in the process.
Another two Palestinians were reportedly wounded in the battle. There were no Israeli casualties.
Palestinian sources named the dead assailants as 17-year-old Aws Muhammad Youssif Salamah and 20-year-old Saad Nasser Hassan Abd al-Fattah Salah.
The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported that Salah’s brother is imprisoned in an Israeli jail and his father was permanently disabled after being shot by Israeli forces. The report, however, provided no information on the circumstances surrounding either case.
In related news, IDF forces arrested 21 Palestinians wanted in connection with terrorism at various locations throughout Judea and Samaria. Two are members of the Hamas terror organization.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News
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Palestinian antiquities thieves caught stealing pillars from ancient church
 July 12, 2017
Palestinian antiquities thieves caught stealing pillars from ancient churchAncient pillars at Beit She'an (Illustrative) 
The IDF caught two Palestinians red-handed with stolen Byzantine-era pillars from an ancient church.
Israeli authorities arrested two Palestinian thieves who attempted to steal artifacts from a Byzantine-era church in Judea and Samaria, the IDF said Monday.The suspects were apprehended near the Jewish community of Tekoa with three pillars from a Byzantine church in the back of their work truck. The pillars are inscribed with ancient pseudo-Greek script.
Following the arrests, the IDF Civil Administration’s archaeological unit underscored the need for continued action against the theft of antiquities.“We will continue in the war on the history of Judea and Samaria with operations against antiquities thieves, who damage archaeological sites,” said Benny Har, deputy head of the Civil Administration’s archaeological unit, The Times of Israel reported.In May, the Israel Police and the IDF recovered a hoard of Jewish antiquities during a raid on a home in the village of Beit Ula near Hebron. The items included dozens of ancient coins, oil lamps, jewelry and Jewish ritual objects.
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Canada bans Israeli wines produced in ‘occupied territory’
 July 13, 2017
Canada bans Israeli wines produced in ‘occupied territory’Psagot wines (Screenshot)
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, a government body, has banned wines from Judea and Samaria because, it says, the label – Product of Israel – is “unacceptable” for wines produced in “occupied territory.”
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has ordered the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to prohibit vendors from selling wines produced in Judea and Samaria because they are labelled as products of Israel.
In a letter dated July 11, 2017, Vincent Caron, the LCBO’s senior policy adviser, informed vendors that the CFIA had instructed them on July 6 that “Product of Israel” – as these wines are labelled – “would not be an accepting country of origin declaration for wine products that have been made from grapes that are grown fermented, processed, blended and finished in the West Bank occupied territory.”
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United Arab Emirates official blasts Al Jazeera’s anti-Semitism
 July 13, 2017
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Al Jazeera engages in anti-Semitism, discrimination and incitement to religious hatred, a senior Arab official says.  
A top official from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently accused the Qatari-run Al Jazeera satellite television station of engaging in anti-Semitism, discrimination and incitement to religious hatred.
Al Jazeera has “promoted anti-Semitic violence by broadcasting sermons by the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi,” according to a letter released by Anwar Gargash, the UAE’s minister of state for foreign affairs.
Gargash added that Qaradawi had “praised Hitler, described the Holocaust as ‘divine punishment,’ and called on Allah to ‘take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people…and kill them, down to the very last one.’”
The UAE’s letter comes amid a wider dispute between Qatar and its Arab gulf state neighbors. Last month, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies, including the UAE, cut ties with Qatar for its support for Islamic terrorism and its cooperation with Iran.
Shutting down Al Jazeera is among Arab gulf states’ demands for a restoration of relations with Qatar.
By: JNS.org 
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Israel, Palestinians ink historic water deal
 July 13, 2017
Israel, Palestinians ink historic water dealUS Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt (C), Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi (L) and PA Water Authority head Mazen Ghoneim announce water deal in Jerusalem. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool, via AP)
A milestone agreement reached by Israel and the PA should have far-reaching benefits, particularly to the Palestinians, although it remains questionable whether it could help jumpstart peace negotiations.
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators announced a far-reaching agreement Thursday to provide the Palestinian Authority (PA) with 33 million cubic meters of water a year, as part of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal project.
At a press conference hosted by United States Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Israel’s Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and PA Water Authority Chairman Mazen Ghuneim, Greenblatt said the agreement, as well as a deal to open an electricity sub-station in Jenin, are examples of competing sides exhibiting a “pragmatic approach” to solving a regional issue together for the benefit of all sides.
“This agreement allows us to launch the Red-Dead project that is a crucial project for Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority,” he said.
Hanegbi added that the deal “proves that water can serve as a means for reconciliation and cooperation.”
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Leading American lawmakers expressed reservations about a law that could significantly curb Palestinian terrorism.
Senate Democratic and Republican lawmakers demonstrated consternation over the Taylor Force Act, legislation that would cut US economic aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) if it continues to issue payments to terrorists and their families.
At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday, the committee’s chairman, Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), questioned the legislation’s “all or nothing” approach and suggested Israel would not necessarily support cutting funding to the PA due to fear of the PA being weakened.
Corker pointed to calls he received last year from Israeli officials who were concerned about a similar proposal by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to cut US funding to the PA.
The legislation is named after American war veteran Taylor Force, who was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist who left 10 others wounded in Jaffa last March. Force, 29, served tours of duty in the US Army in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a graduate of the prestigious West Point Military Academy. He was in Israel as part of a Vanderbilt University trip.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction praised the terrorist who murdered Force as a “heroic martyr,” and the PA has yet to condemn the attack.
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Rivlin to Irish FM: If Jews Have No Ties to Jerusalem, Irish Have No Ties to Dublin
In a meeting with the Irish foreign minister, Rivlin stressed the importance of recognizing the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.
President Reuven Rivlin met on Wednesday at his residence in Jerusalem with senior Irish diplomat Simon Coveney, whose visit to Israel was his first outside Europe as Ireland’s foreign minister. They discussed the relationship between the two countries, but the diplomatic process with the Palestinians, regarding which the Irish are notoriously biased in favor of the Palestinians, was the focus of their meeting.
Rivlin noted the Palestinians’ “tragic rejection” of Israel as a Jewish state, or as a state at all, and stressed the importance of recognizing the connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.
Ridiculing a string of resolutions endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that deny Judaism’s connection to its holiest sites, and specifically that Israel has no connections to Jerusalem, Rivlin said that “to suggest the Jewish people have no connection to Jerusalem, is to suggest the Irish people have no connection with Dublin or Guinness!”
Referring to the ties between Israel and Ireland, Rivlin noted that “the relationship between Israel and Ireland is very important, in spite of differences of opinion which we have from time to time.”
While there is an impression in Israel “that Ireland takes a different position to Israel, can I say that in essence though, we are yearning for the same thing that I think the vast majority of Israelis are, which is a peaceful future,” Coveney stated.
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Man caught carving swastikas outside Jewish-owned NY building
 July 12, 2017
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A vandal was recorded carving some 30 swastikas into a New York sidewalk. 
An apparently anti-Semitic vandal was caught on camera carving over two dozen swastikas into a freshly paved sidewalk in a Brooklyn neighborhood in front of a building under construction. The owners are Jewish.
Surveillance footage taken at around midnight Saturday shows the vandal, with a flashlight in his mouth and a tool in his hand, drawing some 30 Nazi symbols on a street described by the media as “ethnically diverse.”
The suspect was also proudly taking photographs of his handiwork.
“This guy’s on a mission,” New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said. “He wants to make a statement, and he does.”
Hikind said crews had just poured fresh concrete that day, arousing suspicion that the vandal lives in the area.
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UN Report Says Hamas-Ruled Gaza May Become ‘Unlivable’
 Gaza, under Hamas rule, has deteriorated to the extent that it may become unlivable, the UN warns.
A new report by the United Nations (UN) said the Gaza Strip may become “unlivable” by 2020, while Israel said the Palestinian terror group Hamas, which has ruled Gaza for the past decade, is largely to blame for the situation.
According to the report, the population in Gaza is growing faster than the coastal territory’s infrastructure and economy, which are deteriorating more rapidly than expected.
“We predicted some years ago that Gaza would fast become unlivable on a host of indicators and that deadline is actually approaching even faster than we predicted—from health access, to energy to water,” Robert Piper, the UN coordinator for humanitarian aid and development activities, told AFP following the report’s release.
The report said Gaza’s population, which is currently 2 million and is projected to grow to 2.2 million by 2020, is being squeezed as resources like food and clean water become scarcer, and while pollution and energy shortages become more prevalent.
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PM Netanyahu: New Jerusalem Tourist Center Will Show World "the Truth"
By JNS July 10, 2017 , 8:30 am
“For truly my words are not false; one that is upright in mind is with thee.” Job 36:4 (The Israel Bible™)
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A view of Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo: Shmuel Spiegelman via Wikimedia Commons)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel would finalize plans to construct the Kedem Center for tourists in eastern Jerusalem, outside the Old City, following the U.N. cultural body UNESCO’s passage of its two latest anti-Israel resolutions.
“Today I have instructed that procedures be completed for the construction of the Kedem Center for displaying the historical and archaeological findings for the City of David,” Netanyahu said at Israel’s weekly cabinet meeting.
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“This will be an impressive structure with extensive displays. The entire world will see the truth and the first visitors whom I will invite there will be UNESCO and U.N. delegations,” he added.
UNESCO passed a resolution July 5 condemning Israeli activity in Jerusalem’s Old City, referring to Israel as an “occupying power” there. Two days later, UNESCO approved a measure designating the Old City of Hebron—including the Cave of the Patriarchs, one of Judaism’s holiest places—as an endangered Palestinian heritage site.
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Do Psychedelic Drugs Cause the 'Prophetic Effect'?
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz July 11, 2017 , 11:30 am
“And Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before Hashem, which he commanded them not.” Leviticus 10:1 (The Israel Bible™)
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In their search for possible benefits of psilocybin ‘Magic Mushrooms’, researchers at Johns Hopkins University put out a call for clergy from different faiths to determine if this natural psychedelic can help man connect with God. Rabbis, even those who have benefitted in the past from this experience, are reluctant, highlighting that the true ‘God experience’ cannot be confined to a laboratory.
After nearly 50 years of a ban on studying psychedelic drugs and marijuana, scientists are beginning to discover that psychoactive substances bear many physiological and psychological benefits for mankind. Two researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview, Roland Griffiths and Matthew Johnson, have been studying the powerful effects of psilocybin for over a decade. They discovered the natural substance is effective in reducing depression and end-of-life anxiety associated with terminal cancers. Psilocybin was also found to be effective in helping end addiction.
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/91286/can-psychedelics-enhance-the-mystical-religious-experience/#6ZGhWCbYkF5eYmVr.99


New Research Sheds Light on Centuries-Old Cannons Discovered Off Israel's Coast
By JNS July 11, 2017 , 7:30 am
“‘Bind up the testimony, seal the instruction among My disciples.’” Isaiah 8:16 (The Israel Bible™)
Illustrative: A “falcon” cannon. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
A research study conducted at Tel Aviv University indicates that three centuries-old bronze cannons discovered off the coast of Megadim in northern Israel may have been the private property of merchants, rather than belonging to a naval force.
According to a research report published in the August edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science, the cannons were likely part of a weapons cache belonging to sailor merchants, whose ship wrecked off the coast of Haifa in the late 16th century or early 17th century, during what is known as the “Age of the Sail” from 1571–1862.
The researchers’ conclusions are based on the first-ever chemical analysis of Venetian bronze cannons from the 16th century, and serve as a basis for future surveys of similar cannons
The three cannons were initially discovered in 1972, and two were brought ashore for further analysis. In 2013, the third cannon was retrieved. The first two cannons are classified as “sakers,” measuring around 11.5 feet long, and the third cannon is a “falcon,” measuring nine feet long.
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Why Would Anyone Destroy the Ten Commandments?
By Tsivya Fox July 11, 2017 , 12:30 pm
“And God spoke all these words” Exodus 20:1 (The Israel Bible™)
The Ten Commandments statue in Arkansas that was destroyed. (Photo: Facebook)
The day after a monument depicting the Ten Commandments was installed at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock,  Michael T. Reed II drove his 2016 Dodge Dart into the 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall), 6,000 pound (2,721-kilogram) granite slab, shattering it to pieces. Apparently, Reed livestreamed the escapade on Facebook using a video camera inside his car. A man’s voice in the video is heard saying, “Oh my goodness. Freedom!” as the car crashes into the monument.

The Ten Commandments structure was installed with little fanfare and no advanced notice two years after lawmakers approved a measure permitting the privately funded statue on state grounds. Previously, the state Supreme Court decided that the religious display on public property violated the Constitution. However, Republican Senator Jason Rapert, who spearheaded the project, argued that the Capitol grounds were beautiful but lacked a monument honoring the historical, moral foundation of law.
“The Ten Commandments are the basis for most of the laws in civilized nations,” noted Roni Segal, academic adviser for The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies, a company which offers courses on Bible and and Biblical languages, to Breaking Israel News. “It is true that the original Ten Commandments, which appear twice in the Bible, in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-22, have some religious components like knowing that there is only one God and keeping the Sabbath. In fact, Catholics and Protestants have a bit of a different version, which adds to the challenges of publicizing them.”


Newly Released Video Shows Arab Hebron Mayor Boasting of Murdering Jews
By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz July 9, 2017 , 1:30 pm
“Woe to them that devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they execute it because it is in the power of their hand.” Micah 2:1 (The Israel Bible™)
Hebron Mayor Tayseer Abu Sneineh (Photo: Facebook)
A video showing the newly elected Arab mayor of Hebron Tayseer Abu Sneineh boasting about murdering Jews to his constituents was released on social media last week, just two days before UNESCO voted to exclusively recognize the Muslim history of the city while simultaneously designating it a world heritage site.
Abu Sneineh ran his successful campaign just a few months ago based on his past merits: in 1993, he was elected to the to the Waqf (the Muslim authority) which administers the mosque in the Cave of the Patriarchs. He is also member of the Fatah party, formerly known as the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), headed by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas. But the accomplishment of which he spoke most proudly throughout his campaign was spilling Jewish blood with his own hands in the streets of Hebron, the city he now runs.
In May 1980, after careful planning, Abu Sneinah and three others attacked a group of Jews returning from Friday night prayer. Using automatic weapons and hand grenades, the terrorists murdered six Jews and injured 20 in the most deadly terror attack since the 1967 war. The victims were young yeshiva (Bible school) students, two of them Americans and one Canadian. The four terrorists were sentenced to life imprisonment, but were released in the early 1980’s in a prisoner exchange deal.
With no pretense of remorse, Abu Sneinah boasted to his constituents about his role in the murders as seen in a video just released last week which showed Abu Sneinah speaking to a group of Hebron Arab residents, describing how he and his cohorts waited in order to kill the most Jews.
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Hebron’s Tomb of Patriarchs is Jewish

 July 9, 2017
Netanyahu reads from Bible to prove Hebron’s Tomb of Patriarchs is JewishPM Netanyahu reads from the Bible during the Cabinet meeting. (Ohad Zweigenberg/POOL)
Netanyahu read from the Bible to demonstrate that UNESCO’s resolution on Hebron negated religion, history and the facts.  
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read passages from the Bible during Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting as a refutation of Friday’s resolution passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee designating the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Hebron a Palestinian heritage site.
“I would like to read from Genesis 23:16-19: ‘And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant…And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre–the same is Hebron–in the land of Canaan. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth,'” Netanyahu read.
“The connection between the Jewish People and Hebron and the Tomb of the Patriarchs is one of purchase and of history which may be without parallel in the history of peoples,” Netanyahu declared.
“Of course this did not prevent the UNESCO World Heritage Committee last Friday from passing yet another delusional resolution which determined that the Tomb of the Patriarchs, the same Cave of Machpelah, is a Palestinian heritage site,” the Israeli premier derided the resolution.
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WATCH: How the UN Erases Jewish History and Legitimizes Terror
The UN’s denial of Jewish roots, even in the most clearly Jewish sites, legitimizes jihadist terror.
How do the UN and those who engineer its anti-Israel resolutions and campaigns justify promoting a twisted version of history that erases the Jewish tradition?
In the UN’s version of events, how do they justify the massacre of Jews at their holiest sites, such as the cave in Hebron purchased by the first Jew, Abraham, to bury his wife, the first Jewess, Sarah?
Watch this short video on the UN’s dangerous path, as this organization and its agencies throw the Bible and other history books into the garbage.
Boomerang | UNESCO eradicates Jewish history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zzepFLcFkI
Published on 7 Jul 2017
UNESCO continue to lie about Jewish connection to the Holy Land


WATCH: Netanyahu condemns UN denial of Abraham as Jewish patriarch
 July 9, 2017
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a strongly worded video and transferred $1 million from Israel’s UN membership fees to Jewish heritage projects in Hebron, after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Friday that the Tomb of the Jewish Patriarchs is a “Palestinian heritage” site.
Watch to see Netanyahu’s question for the UN.
PM Netanyahu Statement on UNESCO Hebron Resolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjxgB33pVH4
Published on 7 Jul 2017
This is another delusional UNESCO decision.



Oldest mosaic of Bible’s Jonah found in Galilee
 July 9, 2017
Oldest mosaic of Bible’s Jonah found in Galilee One of the Huqoq mosaics. (Jim Haberman/Wikicommons)
Recently discovered panels on an ancient synagogue floor in the Galilee show  famous biblical sagas unfolding.
A mosaic depicting the biblical story of Jonah has recently been uncovered at the synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. This represents the first time the story of Jonah has been discovered decorating the floor of a synagogue in Israel.
The panel, exposed by a team led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness, shows the biblical story of Jonah and the whale with a twist: Jonah’s legs are shown dangling from the mouth of a large fish, which is being swallowed by a larger fish, with this larger fish being swallowed by an even larger fish.
Additional mosaics found at the late Roman era synagogue at Huqoq include a medallion in the center of the uppermost (northern) panel depicting the Greco-Roman sun god Helios in a quadriga, a four-horse chariot, surrounded by personifications of the months and the signs of the zodiac, contained within a square frame with personifications of the four seasons in the corners.
The third and southernmost panel contains a detailed scene of men at work constructing a stone structure, apparently the Tower of Babel.
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WATCH: Muslim author blasts Palestinian activist’s call for ‘Jihad’ against Trump
 July 9, 2017
Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a pro-peace Muslim commentator and author of In the Land of Invisible Women, condemns Palestinian-American Linda Sarsour’s claim that she was misunderstood when she said she hopes “Allah accepts” fighting against Trump “as a form of jihad”.
Muslim activist claims 'jihad' comments were misinterpreted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7SRDTzIOkY


Former BBC Head Slams Network for Anti-Israel Bias
Previous network head chides BBC for demonstrable bias and anti-Israel agenda.
A former chairman of the BBC blasted the network for its biased coverage of a recent Palestinian terror attack in Jerusalem.
In a speech before the House of Lords on Wednesday, Lord Michael Grade recalled that in its initial report of a lethal attack by three Palestinians on Israeli police officers in June, which resulted in the death of 23-year-old Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka, the BBC’s headline read, “Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.”
Grade acknowledged that the network reacted to criticism by changing the headline to “Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem,” redirecting its focus to the victim of the attack, rather than its perpetrators. However, he said that the initial headline played a role in “the drip-drip effect of unqualified, un-contextualised singling out of Israel for criticism.”
“If the BBC can get this wrong,” Grade continued, “it is little wonder that Israel finds it so hard to put aside the idea that some critics are motivated by something more sinister than political commentary.”
The BBC apologized for the incident, claiming in was a mistake which was subsequently corrected.
In October 2015, Grade leveled a similar criticism against the BBC for highlighting the deaths of Palestinian terrorists killed by Israeli security forces while carrying out attacks, but ignoring the effects of those assaults on Israelis. “An emotional interview is conducted with the father of a dead Palestinian youth who had been killed committing a fatal terror attack,” Grade observed at the time. “However, the report failed to show the emotional distress caused to Israelis by any of these recent attacks. This is inexcusable.”
Grade also criticized the network for reporting that the Palestinian youth was unaffiliated with any terror group, “before immediately showing footage of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) banners” in his family’s house.
A parliamentary inquiry into the rise of anti-Semitism in Britain during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas found that “the media, and in particular the BBC, had a role to play in whipping up anger through emotive content in the news and analysis that was broadcast.”
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Anonymous Arab ambassador: ‘Sorry’ for UNESCO vote on Hebron

 July 9, 2017
Anonymous Arab ambassador: ‘Sorry’ for UNESCO vote on HebronOutside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron (Chaim Blaycher/TPS)
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An unnamed Arab UNESCO ambassador expressed regret for supporting the agency’s most recent anti-Israel resolution.

The ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) of an Arab country that does not have diplomatic ties with Israel has apologized to Israel’s UNESCO ambassador, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, for voting for the most recent resolution declaring Hebron’s Old City and the Cave of the Patriarchs to be exclusively a Palestinian World Heritage Site.

“Sorry for today, it was too heated, it is difficult to say it was a secret vote,” the ambassador told Shama-Hacohen in a message through Whatsapp, as originally reported by the Israeli news outlet, Yedioth Ahronoth.

“I know my friend,” replied Shama-Hacohen. “For me, it is like you did it.”

The Arab ambassador apparently conditioned his voting against the resolution so long as it would be by secret ballot. However, when the vote was held out in the open, the ambassador had “no choice” but to vote in favor.
Israel has already responded in protest to the resolution with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement over the weekend that it  would cut another $1 million from UN membership payments to be allocated instead for a museum of Jewish heritage in Hebron.
The United States is looking at similar moves of its own, as noted by US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley after the vote.
“The United States is currently evaluating the appropriate level of its continued engagement at UNESCO,” she said after the vote, deeming the resolution “an affront to history.”
Haley added that the resolution only serves to “further discredit an already highly questionable UN agency.”
By: World Israel News Staff
https://worldisraelnews.com/anonymous-arab-ambassador-sorry-unesco-vote/?

WATCH: Iran to create ‘Shiite Crescent’ via Syria ceasefire
 July 9, 2017
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Former Green Beret commander Michael Waltz fears Iran and Hezbollah will exploit the new Syria ceasefire to launch a continuous arc of Shi’ite control from Iran to Lebanon.
Michael Waltz talks pitfalls of Syria cease-fire agreement
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Defense Minister: No breakthrough with Hamas on missing Israelis
 July 9, 2017
Defense Minister: No breakthrough with Hamas on missing IsraelisHadar Goldin (L) and Oron Shaul. (Social media)
Israel refutes reported progress with Hamas regarding five Israelis who disappeared in Gaza, while leaders express opposition to a terrorist-information swap.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday there is no substance to reports that Israel and Hamas were close to a preliminary deal on the way to a prisoner exchange.
“There are no contacts with Hamas; there is an ongoing effort to achieve the release of our soldiers and civilians held in captivity by Hamas. There is no breakthrough,” Liberman told the Galei Yisrael radio station.
“We do not negotiate with terrorist organizations, there are various parties that are negotiating with them, such as Egypt and others, but we have no intention of ever holding direct negotiations with the murderers of Hamas,” Liberman added.
Liberman’s comments followed reports in the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar claiming that the first stage of a deal would be concluded within the next three months.
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Netanyahu conditionally supports new Syria ceasefire
 July 9, 2017
Netanyahu conditionally supports new Syria ceasefireNetanyahu (3R) addresses the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday. (Ohad Zweigenberg/POOL)
Israel can only welcome a Syria ceasefire that leaves no room for the military presence of Iran and its proxies. 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed conditional support for a ceasefire in Syria, during a meeting with his cabinet earlier on Sunday.
“Israel will welcome a genuine ceasefire in Syria but this ceasefire must not enable the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria in general and in southern Syria in particular,” Netanyahu stressed.
Netanyahu made his remarks as a new ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia was set to go into effect on Sunday in southwest Syria, near Israel’s Golan Heights region, establishing a “de-escalation zone” in the Syrian province of Deraa as well as in nearby Sweida and Quneitra.
The prime minister also said that he had not only spoken earlier this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the matter but with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as well.
“I had deep discussions about this last week with US Secretary of State Tillerson and with Russian President Vladimir Putin,” Netanyahu noted. “Both told me that they understand Israel’s position and will take our demands into account.”
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Sunday attacked the Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing it would kill more Americans each year than the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“Now obviously nobody can predict exactly how many people will die if they lose their coverage. Nobody can make that prediction,” Sanders said at a rally in Morgantown, W.Va. “But what experts at the Harvard School of Public Health estimate, is that if 23 million Americans were to be thrown off the insurance they currently have, which is what the House bill would do, up to, up to 28,000 Americans every single year could die.”
Sanders then compared the Republican health care plan to the Sept. 11 terror attacks carried out by al Qaeda that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
Bear in mind, this is a socialist claiming that a revised health care system is going to cause massive amounts of death and hysteria.

The same socialist mindset and platform which has led a country like Venezuela to force its own people to ration toothpaste. Socialism kills people.

But yeah, fixing Obamacare, now that’s bad. Terrorism-level bad.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen liberals compare things they don’t agree with to the horrific events that occurred on 9/11. They make such comparisons because they’re simple-minded people.

Hollywood actor Robert De Niro compared the election results to 9/11. As did so many other snowflakes in coping with Hillary Clinton’s loss. Harry Reid compared Russian hacking to 9/11.

To paraphrase the Geico commercials: If you’re liberals, you compare Republicans to terrorists. It’s what you do.

Meanwhile, the Republicans will continue trying to fix the Obamacare mess – the one that actually increased mortality rates while it was policy.

The chart above translates to 11,000 excess annual U.S. adult deaths relative to the pre-Obamacare trends.

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Israel Wants Trump to Consider Alternatives in Peace Process
Israeli Defense Minister Liberman advocates a regional arrangement for peace with the Palestinians, instead of the as-yet unsuccessful bilateral approach.
During a weekly meeting with the political party he chairs, Yisrael Beiteinu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called upon US President Donald Trump’s advisor on Israel, Jason Greenblatt, to end efforts aimed at a bilateral peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority (PA).
“I doubt if we can advance anything, let alone a historic or far-reaching agreement,” Liberman said, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Greenblatt, tweeted on Sunday night that he was “headed back to Israel and the Palestinian Territories to continue our efforts to try to achieve a lasting peace.”
At Monday’s meeting, Liberman argued against a bilateral peace process by pointing to the repeated failed attempts using this approach.
“Therefore we call on the American envoy to ditch the bilateral track and instead invest all efforts into a regional arrangement,” Liberman continued.
“If all the energy is invested in normalizing ties between Israel and the Arab states, the Palestinians and all others will have no choice but to join the initiative.”
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WATCH: Netanyahu dons skull cap to read from Bible at cabinet meeting
Netanyahu dons a “kipa” (skull cap) and invokes the Biblical account of Hebron, which contradicts the UN’s latest anti-Israel resolution.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wore a traditional Jewish head-covering, or “kipa,” at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting in order to show reverence as he read from the Bible.
The departure from normal protocol at such meetings was precipitated by a vote by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee Friday passing a resolution to designate the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Hebron a Palestinian heritage site.
Watch as Netanyahu reads the dramatic words describing the first land acquired by a Jew in the Land of Israel, making Hebron truly unique
.PM Netanyahu's Remarks at Weekly Cabinet Meeting - 9/07/2017
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Haifa residents demand UNESCO Square be renamed
 July 11, 2017
Haifa residents demand UNESCO Square be renamedView of UNESCO Square from the Baha'i Gardens. (young shanahan/Wikicommons)
Haifa residents are demanding that the city’s UNESCO Square be renamed in the wake of a string of anti-Israel resolutions passed by the organization.
Several Haifa residents are demanding that a square in the city center named after the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) be renamed following the organization’s passing of a string of resolutions that deny Judaism’s connection to its holiest sites.
Most recently, UNESCO voted to declare Hebron’s Old City, including the Cave of the Patriarchs, a Palestinian World Heritage Site.
The square in Haifa, an ethnically and religiously diverse city, was named “The UNESCO Square for Peace and Tolerance” in 2008, after the organization added the Baha’i Gardens, situated right above it, to the list of World Heritage Sites.
Nir Shuber, a local activist, told Israel’s Walla news that social media has been abuzz with traffic on the issue. He launched a petition calling to rename the square.
“UNESCO is the last organization that can be described as working towards tolerance and peace,” he stated.
Given UNESCO’s anti-Israel positions, it is not merely a coincidence that in recent years, UNESCO Square has become the location for demonstrations against the Jewish state, Shuber said. He suggested that the square be named after Israel Prize winner Vered Hulda-Gurevich, who had helped disabled IDF veterans and their families, late President Shimon Peres, or late Haifa Mayor Aryeh Gur’el.
In 1975, former Haifa Mayor Abba Hushi changed the name of “The United Nations Boulevard” to “Zionism Boulevard” following the UN General Assembly’s passage of a resolution that equated Zionism with racism.
By: World Israel News Staff


6 Members of ‘Lost’ Jewish-Indian Tribe Join IDF
After ending a 2,700 year old exile by returning to Israel, six members of the Indian Jewish community have taken the next step and joined the IDF.
Six members of a “lost” Jewish tribe from India, the Bnei Menashe, will serve together in the same IDF combat unit. All six soldiers immigrated to Israel within the last two years.
The soldiers — Khananya Baite, 21; Ayal Haokip, 20; Ben Gurion Kipgen, 19; Amos Pulamte, 20; Michael Sitlhou, 22; and Binyamin Tungnung, 20 — will serve in the IDF Givati Brigade’s 432nd “Tzabar” battalion.
“I grew up in the state of Manipur in India, and in 2015 I was allowed to immigrate to Israel with all the members of my family — except for my older brother and his family, who remained in India,” Tungnung said at his IDF swearing-in ceremony.
“Three months ago I joined the IDF and was happy to discover that I was serving in the same unit with five friends,” he continued. “My family’s dream was always to immigrate to Israel and build our future there, and my private dream was always to serve as a soldier in the IDF.”
The soldiers recently made aliyah with the help of Shavei Israel, a Jerusalem-based nonprofit that calls itself “the only Jewish organization today that is actively reaching out to ‘lost Jews’ in an effort to facilitate their return [to Israel].”
Members of the Bnei Menashe community are said to descend from Jews hailing from the tribe of Manasseh who were banished from ancient Israel to India in the 8th century BCE.
In 2005, then-Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel Shlomo Amar officially recognized the Bnei Menashe as a “lost” tribe. Since then, some 3,000 Bnei Menashe have made aliyah, and 7,000 remain in India.
“More than 2,700 years after their ancestors were exiled from the Land of Israel, the Bnei Menashe are returning home and proving time and again that they have a strong desire to integrate into Israeli society and make a real contribution to the state,” said Michael Freund, founder and chairman of Shavei Israel.
By: JNS.org
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WATCH: NFL Hall-of-Famer Learns Importance of Community in Israel
NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis reminisces about all of the lessons he learned from the Israelis he met in the Holy Land.

Jerome Bettis, also know as “The Bus,” is sixth on the NFL’s all-time rushing list. After leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory in Super Bowl XL in his native Detroit, Michigan, the halfback retired and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bettis is keen to use his notoriety to help his fellow Americans, visiting steel plants to promote job growth in the US.

Fresh from a trip to the Holy Land, Bettis shares some amazing insights into how Israelis make their small nation so successful, and he thinks Americans can benefit from the lessons he learned!
What NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis had to say about Israelis might surprise you
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Rwandan president gets warm reception from Israeli leaders

 July 10, 2017
Rwandan president gets warm reception from Israeli leadersNetanyahu greeting Kagame back in 2013. (Amos Ben Gershom/ GPO/Flash90)
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Both Netanyahu and Rivlin thanked the Rwandan president for his country’s UN voting record. 
Israel’s leaders warmly greeted Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Monday as he arrived in Israel for a two-day visit to expand cooperation in a number of sectors.
Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin hailed Rwanda’s record under Kagame’s leadership of abstaining from many anti-Israel votes at United Nations (UN) forums.
“We see how you stand up for Israel in international forums,” Netanyahu said, noting that “bilateral relationships should be reflected in multilateral forums.”
“There is a dissonance between us and a few other nations still,” Netanyahu lamented.
Netanyahu has expanded upon a campaign over the last two years to get African countries to avoid making anti-Israel votes in UN bodies, most recently during an address at a conference of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The Israeli prime minister reportedly became the first non-African leader to address ECOWAS. In a similar manner Kagame became the first African leader to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March during the organization’s annual conference.
Rivlin expressed confidence and optimism about Rwanda’s membership in the UN Human Rights Council.
“We know that Rwanda is now going to be member of the UN Human Rights Council,” Rivlin said. “This is a body which is always against Israel, so we welcome all those who are prepared to speak for us.”
By: World Israel News Staff
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Opinion: To fight anti-Semitism, Indian PM should launch Jewish Studies program
 July 10, 2017
Opinion: To fight anti-Semitism, Indian PM should launch Jewish Studies programPM Netanyahu and Indian PM Narendra (Modi Kobi Gideon/GPO
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel means the time is ripe for Jewish Studies to be introduced to Indian academia.
By: Navras Jaat Aafreedi
Indo-Israel relations have never been in as sharp a focus as now, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jerusalem, the first ever by an Indian prime minister, marking the 25th anniversary of bilateral relations between the world’s largest democracy and the world’s only Jewish State. This PM’s visit is indicative of the fact that the time has come for Jewish Studies to be introduced in Indian academia. It reminds us of Victor Hugo, who said: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”
India cannot ignore the study of a civilization as ancient as Judea with which it has had links for ages and a modern state with whom it shares more interests than with any other, that is Israel. Jews are India’s smallest religious minority while the Muslims are its biggest.
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WATCH: Are grenade-dropping drones newest terror weapon?
 July 10, 2017
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Brett Velicovich, a former Special Operations analyst and the author of Drone Warrior, discusses the challenges posed by, and options for combating, terrorist use of drones. These tiny aircraft can be configured to carry weapons such as grenades, which can then be dropped on their targets.
How can US prevent ISIS from using drones for attacks?
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Palestinian terrorist wounds IDF soldier in attack
 July 10, 2017
Palestinian terrorist wounds IDF soldier in attackScene of the attack. (TPS)
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A Palestinian terrorist wounded an IDF soldier in a vehicular attack in Gush Etzion.
A Palestinian terrorist on Monday ran his car into an IDF post near Tekoa, in Gush Etzion, moderately wounding an IDF soldier.
The terrorist rammed his car into a pillbox manned by IDF soldiers at the T junction near Tekoa, and then exited his car with a knife in his hand with the intent of stabbing soldiers.
In response, IDF soldiers shot and killed him, with one soldier moderately wounded from a poll that fell on him as a result of the car ramming.
The victim, 20, was taken to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem with wounds to his legs.
This incident is the latest in a long series of Palestinian terror attacks, which has plagued Israel for over a year, claiming the lives of 47 victims and wounding close to 700.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News
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Mennonite Church USA Votes to Boycott Israel
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The Mennonite Church USA has voted to boycott companies profiting from Israel’s “occupation.”
The Mennonite Church USA voted Thursday to divest from any financial holdings of companies profiting from Israel’s “occupation.”
A divestment resolution, which received 98-percent support among the 550 delegates at the Church’s national convention in Orlando, Florida, says the Protestant sect “opposes the Israeli military occupation while taking a stand against anti-Semitism and affirming the need to build stronger relationships with Jewish communities.”
The resolution asks the Church’s $3 billion financial agency, Everence, to “review investment practices for the purpose of withdrawing investments from companies that are profiting from the occupation.” It also calls on individual adherents of the Mennonite denomination to review their investments.
The economic impact is expected to be minimal.
Mennonites had rejected a divestment proposal at their last national meeting two years ago amid fears that the resolution would be considered anti-Jewish. In addition to opposing anti-Semitism, the statement adopted Thursday endorses a review of the Mennonite response to the Holocaust.
Dawing its roots from the Radical Reformation of the 16th century in Germany and Switzerland, Mennonite Church USA was formed as a result of the 2002 merger between the Mennonite Church and the General Conference Mennonite Church.
Like other mainline Protestant movements, Mennonite Church USA has suffered substantial membership declines in recent decades. Its stated membership was just 75,000 in 2016.
Earlier this month, another mainline Protestant church, the United Church of Christ, overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Israel for its alleged treatment of Palestinian children.
By: AP and JNS.org
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Israel grants Palestinians new power plant

 July 10, 2017
Israel grants Palestinians new power plantThe signing of the agreement with Israeli and Palestinian officials. (COGAT)
Israel gave the Palestinians control of a new power station, a significant boon to the Palestinian economy.
The Israel Electricity Company (IEC) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday signed the first commercial agreement between them, which will increase the electricity supply in northern Samaria.
During a ceremony marking the historic signing, an electrical substation in the Jenin area, in Samaria, transferred into Palestinian control.
The station will significantly strengthen the Palestinian economy.
The agreement stipulates that the new power station, which begins operating in the next two days, will increase the electricity supply by about 60 megawatts to northern Samaria, including the Palestinian cities of Jenin, Qabatiya and Tubas.
The new substation is capable of providing up to 135 megawatts and is one of four of its kind owned by the PA, with the other three still under construction.
This agreement is the fifth such pact to be signed by Israel and the Palestinians in the last three years in the areas of finance, power and water.
An Encouraging Historic Moment
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WATCH: Syrian ceasefire holds, terror groups not bound
 July 10, 2017
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Mike Baker, a former CIA Covert Opps Officer, discusses the Syrian ceasefire brokered by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, highlighting the various terror groups that are not bound by the agreement, which potentially endangers Israel.
Eric Shawn reports: The Syrian ceasefire is holding, for now
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Egyptian-Palestinian meeting points to Gaza leadership change

 July 10, 2017
Egyptian-Palestinian meeting points to Gaza leadership changeMohammed Dahlan (AP/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
An Egypt-Hamas deal may lead to a change in Palestinian leadership.   
Egyptian and Palestinian leaders met amid signs of a rapprochement between Cairo and the Hamas Islamic terror group that could shake up Gaza’s political landscape and marginalize Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas.
Against the backdrop of this shifting reality, Abbas and Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met in Cairo on Sunday.
According to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency, al-Sissi affirmed to Abbas that he “supports the legitimate Palestinian leadership” and described the meeting as “successful.”
Officials close to Abbas said the Palestinian leader had requested the meeting to seek clarifications on what appears to be an emerging power-sharing agreement between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and an exiled Abbas rival, former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan.
Under the deal — parts of which have been confirmed by other parties involved — Hamas would retain control over Gaza’s security, while Dahlan would eventually return to Gaza and handle its foreign relations.
Abbas has been working to block the return of Dahlan, a former Abbas aide who fell out with his boss several years ago and went into exile.
Several Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have been pressing Abbas to allow Dahlan, a millionaire businessman, to reclaim a leadership position in the PA. Abbas has so far effectively blocked Dahlan’s return to the top ranks of Palestinian leadership.
By: AP and World Israel News
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Israel and India: Leaders Support Peace, Ignore Two-State Solution
Leaders from Israel and India expressed support for a peaceful resolution to the Palestinian conflict – without openly endorsing a two-state solution. 
A joint statement endorsed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi cites their support for the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, but does not mention or endorse a two-state solution.
The two leaders on Wednesday published a document with 22 clauses marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between their countries and summarizing Modi’s historic first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Ministe
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Hamas praises UNESCO denial of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem
 July 6, 2017
Hamas praises UNESCO denial of Israeli sovereignty in JerusalemHamas terrorists in Gaza (AP/Adel Hana)
Hamas pleased with UNESCO’s criticism of Israel as “occupying power” in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The Hamas terror group, which rules the Gaza Strip, gave high praise to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution labeling Israel the “occupying power” in the Old City of Jerusalem and criticizing archeological excavations in the city.
The Jordanian-sponsored resolution, passed on Tuesday, “regrets the failure of the Israeli occupying authorities to cease the persistent excavations, tunneling, works, projects and other illegal practices in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, which are illegal under international law.”
Hamas spokesman Abedllatif Al Qanoua, on Wednesday stressed that UNESCO’s resolution “demolishes the false Israeli narrative and asserts the Palestinian right in Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque.”
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Jews from 80 countries arrive in Jerusalem to celebrate Zionism, Judaism, brotherhood and unity through sports.
Some 10,000 Jewish athletes converged on Jerusalem this week to participate in the 20th Maccabiah Games, marking the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
The 20th Maccabiah, known as the Jewish Olympics, is the largest in history with a record number of athletes from 80 countries around the world, representing the third largest sporting event in the world.
The athletes, including some 2,500 Israeli athletes, will participate in Maccabiah events and compete in 40 different sports in four categories – Youth, Open, Master and Paralympics.
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Trump urges Russia to halt support for Iran and Syria
 July 6, 2017
Trump urges Russia to halt support for Iran and SyriaPresident Trump delivers a speech in Krasinski Square, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, July 6, 2017. (AP/Alik Keplicz)
While Trump urged Russia to cease support for Syria and Iran, US Secretary of State Tillerson stressed openness to cooperation with Russia in Syria. 
US President Donald Trump called upon Russia to end its support for Syria and Iran while addressing the Polish people at a memorial for the Warsaw uprising during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
“We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere and its support for hostile regimes including Syria and Iran, and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and the defense of civilization itself,” Trump said.
Trump made his remarks on the eve of his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany in which both leaders are expected to touch upon issues and policies with each other over Ukraine and Syria.
Despite the Trump administration’s opposition to Russia’s support for the Syrian government, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the United States is open to further cooperation with Russia in managing the ongoing civil war in Syria.
“The United States and Russia certainly have unresolved differences on a number of issues, but we have the potential to appropriately coordinate in Syria in order to produce stability and serve our mutual security interests,” Tillerson said on Wednesday before departing to the G20 summit.
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Israel’s Casspi signs with NBA’s Golden State Warriors
 July 6, 2017
Israel’s Casspi signs with NBA’s Golden State WarriorsOmri Casspi (AP/Gerald Herbert)
Another milestone for an Israeli athlete. Casspi joins the Golden State Warriors, 2017 NBA champions.
Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi signed a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors, the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) champions.
Casspi closed the $2.1 million agreement during a midnight conference call with the team’s representatives, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.
A native of Holon, Casspi joined the NBA in 2009 as the first Israeli-born player in the league’s history. His last team was the Minnesota Timberwolves, who signed him after he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Casspi had suffered a broken thumb in his first game with New Orleans.
The Pelicans acquired him in February from the Sacramento Kings as part of their trade for All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins.
In eight NBA seasons, the 6-foot-9 Casspi has averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, while shooting about 37 percent from three-point range.
The Warriors will be his sixth NBA team.
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Orphaned terror victim meets Indian Prime Minister in Israel
 July 6, 2017
Orphaned terror victim meets Indian Prime Minister in IsraelNarendra Modi embraces Moshe Holtzberg at their meeting on Wednesday. (Ohad Zweigenberg/POOL)
Nine years after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks left Moshe Holtzberg an orphan, the 10-year-old met the Indian Prime Minister on his visit to Israel, telling him he hopes to return to Mumbai. 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the first sitting Indian head of state to visit Israel, not only received a very warm and friendly welcome from his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, but also from Moshe Holtzberg, a young victim of terrorist attacks in the city of Mumbai, India. The November 2008 attacks left 166 dead, including Holtzberg’s parents.
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Israel’s Indian community celebrates Israel-India relations
 July 6, 2017
Israel’s Indian community celebrates Israel-India relationsPM Netanyahu and PM Modi at the joint event. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
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Indian-Israeli Jews celebrated the blossoming ties between their birth country and their homeland. 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening were present at a special rally held in Tel Aviv and attended by thousands of members of the Indian community in Israel.
Performers brought a taste of India to the stage, before Netanyahu and Modi addressed the crowd.
“These are the Jews of India,” declared Netanyahu. “They love India, they love Israel. They love our friendship.”
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Israeli Security Forces Thwart Major Terror Attack in Jerusalem
Vigilant Israeli security forces thwarted a major Palestinian terror attack in Jerusalem. 
On Tuesday, Israeli Police searched six Palestinians at a checkpoint on the southeastern outskirts of Jerusalem, finding in their possession a bag containing knives, stun grenades and Molotov cocktails. By discovering the weapons, the police foiled an attempted terrorist attack.
Border police officers at the Mizmoria Checkpoint, at Jerusalem’s southern entrance, noticed that the back and front license plates on the suspects’ car did not match.
The officers stopped the vehicle and instructed the six men to get out of the car. All were Palestinians, and none of them were carrying identity cards or permits to enter Israel.
The vehicle was later found not to have a valid license.
The crossing was shut down and a sapper was called to the area to check the car, while the suspects were transferred to a Border Police station for questioning.
Police said the suspects admitted they were headed to Jerusalem to carry out a terror attack.
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Abbas remains defiant in his quest to reward Palestinian terrorism. 
Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas has pledged not to stop paying salaries to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists and to the families of so-called “martyrs,” who are in reality terrorists killed while committing attacks, even if it costs Abbas his presidency.
Abbas’ Fatah Movement quoted him on their Facebook page as saying “even if I will have to leave my position, I will not compromise on the salary  of a martyr, shahid, or a prisoner, as I am the president of the entire Palestinian people.”
According to its 2016 budget, the PA pays 26,800 families of “martyrs” a total of 660 million shekels ($183 million) per year, and 6,500 terrorist prisoners receive PA salaries amounting to 486 million shekels ($135 million) a year.
Citing Abbas’ promise,  Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen emphasized that the issue of salaries to terrorist prisoners and “martyr” families is not about money, but is rather about the “Palestinian historical narrative.”
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Orthodox Jewish fighter murdered in Florida during home invasion
 July 5, 2017
Orthodox Jewish fighter murdered in Florida during home invasionAaron Rajman (Facebook)
Jewish MMA fighter Aaron Rajman was shot dead during an invasion of his home. 
Mixed martial arts (MMA) star Aaron Rajman was shot during an invasion of his home in Boca Raton, Florida, on Monday night.
Rajman, a 25-year-old Orthodox Jew, fought a group of men who invaded his home and was shot during the scuffle. He subsequently died of his wounds in the hospital.
The invaders fled in a vehicle after the incident.
Local police have launched an investigation.
Rajman had a 2-2 professional record and was part of American Top Team, one of the most prestigious MMA gyms in the US.
A friend told local WPBF News that Rajman was close to Chabad-Lubavitch and described him as deeply involved with the local Jewish community and committed to his faith.
By: World Israel News Staff
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Israeli officials blast UNESCO resolution calling Israel ‘occupying power’
 July 4, 2017
Israeli officials blast UNESCO resolution calling Israel ‘occupying power’(UNESCO)
Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon deemed UNESCO body a “faux heritage committee” after it declared Israel an “occupying power” in Jerusalem. 
Senior Israeli officials strongly condemned a resolution passed by the World Heritage Committee in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) labeling Israel an “occupying power” in Jerusalem.
“Nothing is more disgraceful than UNESCO declaring the world’s only Jewish state the ‘occupier’ of the Western Wall and Jerusalem’s Old City,” said Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon shortly after the vote in Krakow, Poland.
“Yesterday, I toured the City of David and the Old City with UN ambassadors from around the world and explained the deep and ancient connection between the Jewish people and the holiest sites of our nation,” he continued. “No faux ‘heritage committee’ can sever the bonds between our people and Jerusalem.”
Tuesday’s resolution condemns Israeli archeological discoveries of evidence pointing to the Jewish people’s long-held connection to Jerusalem, and “regrets the failure of the Israeli occupying authorities to cease the persistent excavations, tunneling, works, projects and other illegal practices in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, which are illegal under international law.”
The following ten states voted in favor of the resolution: Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Tunisia, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Turkey, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and Cuba. The Philippines, Jamaica and Burkina Faso voted against with another eight countries, Angola, Croatia, Finland, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Korea and Tanzania, abstaining.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s response to the vote echoed Danon’s.
“UNESCO’s repeated fake claims do not change the Jewish connection to Jerusalem or reality on the ground,” he said.
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Woman in US charged in plot to poison Israeli ex-husband
 July 5, 2017
Woman in US charged in plot to poison Israeli ex-husbandDanielle Layman (YouTube)
A woman in the US wan charged with a murder-for-hire plot to end a custody battle with her Israeli ex-husband.
An Israeli expat living in Oklahoma is accused of trying to hire someone via Craigslist to travel to Israel and kill her ex-husband using ricin poison.
Federal prosecutors charged 37-year-old Danielle Dana Layman on Saturday with using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. Prosecutors said in a news release Monday that Layman posted on the classifieds website advertising a seemingly innocent “10 day gig overseas.”
According to an affidavit, the ad read: “For production overseas, looking for talent, 30-45 years old. Doesn’t have to be a professional actor. Required: Creative, outgoing and friendly, positive personality, boldness and bravery (some stunts may seem risky, although they are completely safe).” It added that experience in acting, magic shows and casino dealing was preferred.
Operation Insecticide
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Workmen suspected of stealing IDF weapons
 July 3, 2017
Workmen suspected of stealing IDF weaponsSome of the recovered stolen weapons. (Police spokesman)
Police busted a ring that stole weapons from the IDF and sold them to criminals.  
An intensive investigation by Israel’s security forces exposed a network that traded in stolen weapons.
The network stole assault weapons, and other IDF military equipment, while conducting construction work on a southern base in May.
The network is suspected of stealing 33 M-16 assault rifles and selling them to criminal elements.
A two-member crew working on the base stole the weapons and sold 10 of them to a criminal ring in the South and another 18 rifles to a crime gang in the North that same day. They sold another five guns four days later.
The transfer was made by hiding the guns in a car trunk and exchanging cars with the crime ring at a gas station.
The police recovered 11 of the stolen weapons and another three weapons, as well as a large drugs cache. Police confiscated the suspects’ vehicles used during the burglary.
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IDF officer killed in training accident
 July 5, 2017
IDF officer killed in training accidentLieutenant David Golovenchich (Facebook)
An IDF officer was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise. 
An IDF officer was accidentally shot and killed by one of his troops in Hebron on Tuesday.
Second Lieutenant David Golovenchich, 22 of Efrat, a platoon commander in the Golani Brigade, conducted an exercise simulating a stabbing terror attack at a checkpoint in the city when he was accidentally shot twice in his chest by one of the troops stationed there.
Medical teams were alerted to the site and fought for his life, but to no avail.
The IDF instituted a commission of inquiry to investigate the incident.
IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot also ordered a halt to all exercises on Thursday and a review of safety procedures throughout all units.
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US-backed Syrian forces breach ISIS capital
 July 4, 2017
US-backed Syrian forces breach ISIS capitalSDF fighters around Raqqa. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)
In a major development, US-backed fighters breached the wall surrounding Raqqa, ISIS’ capital. 
US-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall around Raqqa’s Old City, the US military said Tuesday, marking a major advance in the weeks-old battle to drive Islamic State (ISIS) out of its self-declared capital.
The US Central Command said the coalition conducted targeted strikes on two “small portions” of the Rafiqah Wall, allowing the fighters “to advance into the most heavily fortified portion” of the city. It said the strikes allowed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters to bypass booby traps and snipers, and left most of the 2,500-meter (yard) wall intact.
The head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abdurrahman, said the breaching of the wall was the most important development to date in the battle for Raqqa.
He said three SDF units advanced toward the wall under air cover, breaking through the ISIS defenses, and that heavy clashes were underway.
The Kurdish-led SDF launched a multi-pronged assault on Raqqa last month after securing the surrounding countryside. On Sunday, the US-backed fighters crossed the Euphrates River on the southern edge of the city, completing its encirclement.
The US-led coalition is providing close air support to the SDF, which has already driven the terrorists from much of northern and eastern Syria.
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Is radical Islam horrifying the West into paralysis?
 July 5, 2017
Is radical Islam horrifying the West into paralysis?An ISIS terrorist issues threats in a clip. (Screenshot)
With policies dictated by fear of negative media images spread across the globe, the West’s decision-making is susceptible to appeasement, censorship and retreat to avoid facing the horrible reality and fighting it head on. 
By: Giulio Meotti/ Gatestone Institute
September 2015. Thousands of Syrian migrants crossing the Balkan route were heading toward Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel was on the phone with Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, talking about a number of measures to protect the borders, where thousands of policemen were secretly located along with buses and helicopters. De Maizière turned for advice to Dieter Romann, then head of the police. “Can we live with the images that will come out?” de Mazière asked. “What happens if 500 refugees with children in their arms run toward the border guards?”
De Maiziére was told that the appropriate use of the measures to be taken would have be decided by the police on the field. When de Maizière relayed Romann’s response to the Chancellor, Merkel reversed her original commitment. And the borders were opened for 180 days.
Governing Through the Polls
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North Korean leader to scientists: send deadly ‘gifts’ to Americans
 July 5, 2017
North Korean leader to scientists: send deadly ‘gifts’ to AmericansNorth Korea launches an ICBM. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea vowed to continue developing nuclear weapons, announcing that its arsenal is not up for negotiations. 
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Wednesday that his nation will “demonstrate its mettle to the US” and plans never to put its weapons program up for negotiation. These comments come just one day after North Korea successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Kim’s hard line suggests that North Korea will conduct more weapons tests until it perfects nuclear-armed missiles capable of striking anywhere in the United States. Analysts say Kim’s government believes nuclear weapons are the key to its own survival and could be used to wrest concessions from the United States.
While Tuesday’s ICBM launch, confirmed by US and South Korean officials, represents a new stage in North Korea’s efforts to develop long-range nuclear-armed missiles, the communist nation isn’t there yet, and many analysts say it needs more tests to perfect such an arsenal.
US Seeks Stronger Counter-Measures
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Israel to build thousands of homes in eastern Jerusalem, ending contruction freeze
 July 3, 2017
Israel to build thousands of homes in eastern Jerusalem, ending contruction freezeConstruction in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
New construction plans in Jerusalem contradict an earlier report suggesting an ongoing freeze on building in eastern portions of the capital. 
A long-held construction freeze of Jewish homes in Jerusalem neighborhoods located in areas captured from Jordan during the Six-Day War in 1967 appears to have dissipated, according to a Ha’aretz report.
City planning committees are in preparations to authorize approximately 2000 new units in such neighborhoods.
The plans contradict a report, rejected by the Prime Minister’s Office, on Israel Army Radio some two weeks ago that claimed the Israeli government was abiding by a construction freeze in the Israeli capital.
Four buildings will be constructed in the largely Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, located north of the Old City, one of which will be a new building for the Ohr Somayach Yeshiva (a religious seminary).
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Netanyahu Sees ‘Very Warm and Friendly’ Attitude Towards Israel
“The attitude toward Israel was very warm and friendly and included many things that are important to our security and our economy,” Netanyahu said of his latest visit to Europe.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Israel’s blossoming diplomatic relations, saying that the prevailing attitude toward Israel is “very warm and friendly.”
Speaking at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Monday, Netanyahu stated that “Israel is a democracy, the only true democracy in the Middle East, and as such we have special ties with the democratic world.”
Over the weekend, Netanyahu traveled to Germany for the funeral of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, during which he met with several European leaders.
“The attitude toward Israel was very warm and friendly and included many things that are important to our security and our economy,” Netanyahu reported.
Relating to American Independence Day, Netanyahu said that “we are celebrating the festive day of the strongest democracy in the world, our greatest friend – the United States; our alliance with it is strengthening.”
Building a Strong Friendship with India
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WATCH: Palestinian preacher on Temple Mount calls for slaughter of Americans
 July 3, 2017
Palestinian cleric Sheikh Nadhal Siam, also known as Abu Ibrahim, had threatening words for Americans, Europeans, and the current Arab rulers, in an address at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.
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Israeli parties agree to work on passing bill that would keep Jerusalem united
PM Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Jewish Home party agreed to draft text for a bill that would require the consent of two thirds of Israel’s Knesset members to relinquish parts of Jerusalem in any peace agreement.
Officials in the Likud and Jewish Home parties were at loggerheads during a meeting of the Ministerial Committee for Legislation over the proposed legislation, known as the “United Jerusalem” bill.
Netanyahu was said to have pulled the so-called “United Jerusalem” bill from this week’s agenda for the Ministerial Committee for Legislation.
Ministers from both parties were said to be at a stalemate over which of the two parties would take the lead in finalizing the bill’s details. Likud Ministers pushed for a Likud-based committee to take on the initiative, while Jewish Home insisted on having the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, chaired by Jewish Home member and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, do so.
Shortly after the meeting, Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett said Netanyahu pulled the bill from this week’s agenda.
“Five minutes ago, the prime minister vetoed the United Jerusalem bill,” Bennett said.
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IDF Destroys Monument for Terrorist; Palestinians Vow to Rebuild
Palestinian terror
The IDF destroyed a monument recently dedicated to a terrorist responsible for the murder of 26 Israelis, and the Palestinians have vowed to rebuild it. 
IDF forces on Friday destroyed a monument recently dedicated to terror mastermind Khaled Nazzal, and the Palestinians have vowed to rebuild it, continuing their declared policy of venerating terrorism and terrorists.
The square in Jenin was recently dedicated by the local municipality to Nazzal, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and commander of its military branch, who planned the notorious Ma’alot Massacre.
In the May 1974 Ma’alot Massacre, terrorists took school children and their teacher hostage, and eventually murdered 22 children and four adults.
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Israel will not ‘remain indifferent’ to Iranian missile factory in Lebanon
 July 3, 2017
Israel will not ‘remain indifferent’ to Iranian missile factory in LebanonDefense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yonatan
There is no place for Iran or Assad in Syria’s future, Liberman said, while stressing that Israel will not hesitate to react to security threats. 
Israel will not be bound by any political agreement on Syria’s future as long as the Iranians are part of it and as long as Bashar Assad remains president of the war-torn country, Defense Minister Avidgor Liberman said on Sunday.
“There are efforts to reach an arrangement. This does not obligate us,” Liberman told a briefing of military reporters at IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv. “We will not accept any agreement in which the Iranians are involved. Regardless, we reserve the right to freedom of action and we will operate in accordance with our own security interests.”
The only acceptable agreement to Israel, Liberman said, would be one that included the withdrawal of Iran and its proxies from Syria, along with Assad’s removal from power.
“We will not agree to an arrangement that legitimizes Assad after he killed civilians and used chemical weapons,” continued Liberman. “We cannot accept the ‘axis of evil,’” meaning the alliance between Assad, Iran and their proxy terror groups.
“We will continue to assist Syrians in the vicinity of the border with the provision of basic goods and medical treatment, as we have done so far for approximately 3,000 people,” he underscored.
A fifth round of peace talks between Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Iran is scheduled to take place in the Kazakh capital of Astana this week.
Liberman also addressed recent reports of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) building an underground precision-guided missile factory in Lebanon to arm Hezbollah.
“We are aware of the phenomenon, and we know what needs to be done,” said Liberman. “In the past year, Iran has been working to establish an accurate production infrastructure for both Lebanon and Yemen. We cannot and will not remain indifferent to this.”
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Israel submits landmark suit against terrorist’s estate
 July 3, 2017
Israel submits landmark suit against terrorist’s estateThe scene of the truck attack. (Sebi Berens/Flash90)
Israel is taking a new approach to its war on terrorism, hitting a terrorist financially, even after his death.
Last month, the Jerusalem District Attorney submitted a landmark NIS eight million suit against the widow and children of Fadi al-Qunbar, a terrorist who murdered four IDF soldiers and wounded 15 in a ramming attack at Armon Hanatziv in January.
The four victims were Lt. Yael Yekutiel, 20, from Givatayim; Shir Hajaj, 22, from Ma’aleh Adumim; Shira Tzur, 20, from Haifa, and Erez Orbach, 20, from Alon Shvut.
Israel National News reported on Sunday that the suit is against Qunbar’s estate for the damages that the attack he committed caused to the state, including the cost of establishing memorial plaques for the soldiers, the payments to their families, and even burial costs. The estimated cost for each victim is NIS two million.
Kunbar’s widow and four children, who are the beneficiaries of Kunbar’s estate, could be affected by the suit.
The prosecutor intends to submit a series of similar suits against the families of other terrorists, another step taken by Israel in an attempt to deter potential terrorists by causing significant financial harm to terrorist families after their attacks, similar to the demolition of the terrorists’ homes.
The prosecution confirmed that another claim had already been made against another terrorist, and another claim will be submitted in the coming days.
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Iran holds cartoon contest mocking Trump
 July 3, 2017
Iran holds cartoon contest mocking TrumpUS President Donald Trump (Greg Allen/AP/File)
Some 1,600 works of art mocking Trump are on display in Tehran. 
Iranians have organized a “Trumpism” cartoon contest in which hundreds of participants have submitted artwork mocking the US leader.
The same organizers have held cartoon contests mocking the Holocaust. They claimed that the contest, which is infamous for displaying anti-Semitic works and Holocaust denial, was meant to highlight Western double standards on free speech and not to cast doubt on the Nazi genocide.
The logo for the Trump contest is based on the Nazi emblem, with a diagonal “T” in a white circle against a red background. One cartoon shows President Donald Trump painting a Hitler-like mustache on the face of the Statue of Liberty.
The exhibition, which opened Monday, includes some 1,600 works from Iranians and participants from another 75 countries.
“This contest considers Trump a symbol of US capitalism and hegemony that many intellectuals compare with Nazism,” said Masoud Shojaei-Tabatabai, an organizer for both the “Trumpism” and Holocaust cartoon contests.
Iranian cartoonist, Hadi Asadi, winner of the top prize, got $1,500.
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Ambassador Haley: US will block any appointment of Palestinian to UN post
 June 29, 2017
Ambassador Haley: US will block any appointment of Palestinian to UN postUS Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (AP/Andrew Harnik)
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The Trump administration will prevent any Palestinians from serving in UN positions until the US recognizes an independent Palestinian state, Haley stated.
US Ambassador to the United Nation (UN) Nikki Haley on Tuesday told Congress that the Trump administration’s policy was to prevent any Palestinians from serving in UN positions, unless and until the US recognizes an independent Palestinian state.
“If we don’t recognize Palestine as a state, we needed to acknowledge, also, that we could not sit there and put a Palestinian forward until the US changed its determinations on that front,” Haley told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.
In February, the US blocked the appointment of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to lead the UN’s political mission in Libya. Though the post was unrelated to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the US described the move as an act of support for Israel.
On Wednesday, responding to a reporter’s comment that such a decision was “discriminatory,” the State Department stood by Haley’s remarks, tying the move to block Fayyad’s appointment to US concerns about “Palestinians’ efforts to achieve recognition of Palestine as an independent state through the United Nations system.”
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Elite IDF troops kill armed Palestinian in shootout
 June 29, 2017
Elite IDF troops kill armed Palestinian in shootoutThe Duvedevan unit in action (IDF Spokesman)
The IDF continues its operation to stamp out the Palestinian illegal weapons trade.  
The IDF’s elite Duvedevan undercover unit encountered an armed Palestinian on Wednesday night and killed him in a shootout.
The unit was operating in the Palestinian village of Jabel Jooar, in the Hebron area, to locate illegal weapons when the soldiers encountered an armed Palestinian who opened fire on them. In response to the immediate threat, the IDF forces fired back and killed him. His weapon was recovered.
Similarly, on Wednesday IDF forces sealed a Palestinian workshop located in Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem. The workshop was used to produce illegal weapons.
These weapon busts are the latest among dozens of successful operations carried out by Israeli forces to stem the flow of illegal weapons traded by Palestinians.
Since the beginning of 2016, in a special effort to stop prolific Palestinian weapons production, Israeli forces have shut some 45 plants in the Judea and Samaria region and seized over 50 gun-producing machines, and at least 450 weapons.
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WATCH: Trump may allow PA funding for some terrorists in Israeli prisons
 June 29, 2017
Arab press reports claim the Trump administration is negotiating over which terrorists the Palestinian Authority may continue funding, preferring to limit stipends to terrorists in Israeli jails who were not “successful” in killing their victims.
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=lIbZTaB-Vd4
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Israel pressures Hamas to release captive and remains of IDF soldiers
 June 29, 2017
Israel pressures Hamas to release captive and remains of IDF soldiersHadar Goldin (L) and Oron Shaul. (Social media)
Israel stops family visits for 1200 Hamas prisoners in an effort to redeem an Israeli citizen and the bodies of two IDF soldiers. 
OnThursday, Israel denied family visits to approximately 1200 Hamas prisoners in order to pressure Gaza’s Islamist rulers to release Israeli citizen Abera Mengistu and return the bodies of two IDF soldiers. The soldiers were killed by Hamas during the 2014 Protective Edge military campaign in Gaza.
Israel’s Prison Service (IPS) declined to comment on the decision.
Hamas Prisoners’ Affairs Ministry rejected the decision, describing it as “punishment” and “a declaration of war against the prisoners.” The Gaza-based terrorist regime pledged it would challenge Israel’s decision “whatever the cost.”
Lt. Hadar Goldin’s family reacted by saying that changing the hostage equation was long overdue.
“For over two years, we have been demanding the Israeli government act to cancel family visits and improved conditions for Hamas prisoners in Israeli jails. The family believes the equation must be changed on the issue of hostages, with pressure put on Hamas to lead it to the realization keeping hostages is a burden, not an asset.” Alongside his comrade Oron Shaul, IDF soldier Hadar Goldin was killed when Hamas violated an internationally negotiated ceasefire during the Gaza War in 2014.
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WATCH: Evidence reveals which color blue King Solomon wore
 https://worldisraelnews.com/watch-color-blue-king-solomon-wear-new-evidence-tells-us/?
 June 29, 2017
A joint study by the Israel Antiquities Authority, Tel Aviv University, and Bar-Ilan University discovered stripped clothing worn by people who worked at copper mines in Timna, in southern Israel, during the time of Kings David and Solomon.
VIDEO What color blue did King Solomon wear? New evidence tells uS 3,000 YEAR OLD DYE
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 June 29, 2017
Germany cancels billion-dollar Israeli drone dealAn IAF Heron. (Tsahi Ben-Ami/Flash90)
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Germany withdraws from billion-dollar drone deal with Israel due to its offensive capabilities
Germany cancelled a billion-dollar drone leasing deal with Israel due to the advanced Heron-2 drones’ offensive capabilities. The decision comes one week after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner, the Socialist Democratic Party (SPD), threatened to undermine the deal of leasing sophisticated drones from Israel Aerospace Industries. German parliament members voiced disappointment after learning Heron or “Eitan” drones have offensive capabilities.
Last year, when the deal was made public, Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen embraced the fact that the Israeli drones can be armed, saying that “it is important for the protection of soldiers.” However, the German SPD Party, which sank the deal, is ideologically opposed to preemptive targeted drone strikes
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Israel repels cyberattack on hospitals
 June 29, 2017
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Israel was successful in thwarting a cyberattack on several Israeli hospitals.
Israel’s National Cyber Defense Authority was successful in thwarting a cyberattack on several Israeli hospitals on Wednesday night.
The authority announced that there were attempts overnight to hack several hospitals.
Some 50 computers at eight hospitals were affected and were dealt with immediately.
No damage was cause, a statement by the authority said.
The attack was blocked by the hospitals’ information security personnel together with the National Cyber Defense Authority and “is being closely monitored.”
The hospitals’ functioning has not been impaired, the authority stressed.
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Iraqi army vanquishes ISIS stronghold in Mosul
 June 29, 2017
Iraqi army vanquishes ISIS stronghold  in MosulIraqi forces advance in Mosul. (AP/Bram Janssen)
In its last effort to uproot ISIS from Mosul, Iraqi forces achieved a symbolic victory by taking a landmark mosque in the city’s center. 
Iraqi forces on Thursday captured the compound of a landmark mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group — a hugely symbolic site from where the top ISIS leader declared an Islamic “caliphate” nearly three years ago.
The advance comes as Iraqi troops push deeper into the Old City, a densely populated neighborhood west of the Tigris River, where the al-Nouri Mosque with its 12th century al-Hadba minaret once stood, and where the ISIS terrorists now make their last stand in what are expected to be the final days of the battle for Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city.
Iraqi special forces reached the al-Nuri Mosque compound and took control of the surrounding streets on Thursday afternoon, following a dawn push into the area, Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi of the elite force told The Associated Press.
Damaged and destroyed houses dot the route Iraqi forces have carved into the congested district — along a landscape of destruction where the stench of rotting bodies rises from under the rubble.
Thursday’s push comes more than a week after Iraqi forces launched the operation to retake Mosul’s last ISIS-held parts of the Old City neighborhood, with its narrow alleyways and dense clusters of homes.
Taking the mosque is a symbolic victory — from its pulpit, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in July 2014 declared a self-styled Islamic “caliphate,” encompassing territories then-held by the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.
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Former PM Olmert, imprisoned for corruption, granted early release
 June 29, 2017
Former PM Olmert, imprisoned for corruption, granted early releaseFormer Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (Amit Shabi/POOL)
Olmert will go home on Sunday after serving two thirds of his term. He was serving time  for bribery and obstruction of justice.
Israel’s former Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence in Matisyahu Prison for bribery and obstruction of justice, was released by the parole board of Israel’s Prison Service on Thursday and will go home on Sunday, after serving 16 months of his term.
The State Attorney’s Office asked the court to delay implementing the decision to release Olmert, but it is unclear where they intend to take the case.
Olmert became the first Israeli premier to be imprisoned after a years-long legal saga relating to five corruption cases that forced him to resign in 2009, while serving as Israel’s leader.
Olmert, 71, was convicted in March 2014 in a wide-ranging case that accused him of accepting bribes to promote a controversial real-estate project in Jerusalem. The charges pertained to a period when he was mayor of Jerusalem and trade minister, years before he became prime minister in 2006.
Later in September 2016, Olmert was convicted of unlawfully receiving funds for private use from American Jewish businessman Morris Talansky.
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Suspect arrested in vandalism of Boston Holocaust memorial  
 June 29, 2017
Suspect arrested in vandalism of Boston Holocaust memorial  Site of the shattered panel at the Holocaust memorial. (AP/Stephan Savoia)
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Boston’s Holocaust memorial was vandalized, sending shockwaves through the community. 
Boston Police arrested a man suspected of using a rock to vandalize and shatter one of the panels of the New England Holocaust Memorial early Wednesday.
The suspect, James Isaac, 21, was charged by police with malicious destruction of personal property and destruction of a memorial place.
Isacc’s court-appointed attorney, Rebecca Kozak, entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf, saying he suffers from mental health issues, is “struggling considerably” and is participating in a partial hospitalization program at a mental health facility.
Isaac was held on $750 bail, but it was then revoked and he was held for violating the terms of his probation in other pending cases.
The vandalism “will not be tolerated in Boston,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. “Together with the Boston police, we will make sure anyone involved in this act will be held responsible.”
“As a city we stand with the Jewish community,” Walsh stated at the memorial later in the morning.
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Hamas constructs new buffer zone between Gaza and Egypt
 June 28, 2017
Hamas constructs new buffer zone between Gaza and EgyptEgyptian security forces in Sinai (AP/File)
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Hamas has announced construction of a buffer zone along its border with Egypt.
On Wednesday, the interior ministry in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip said it will start building a buffer zone on the Gaza-Egypt border after reaching an agreement with Cairo. The purpose is allegedly to bolster border security and improve ties with the Egyptian government.
The buffer zone will be a closed-off military area along the southern portion of the Gaza-Sinai border. It will measure 12 kilometers in length and 100 meters in width into the Gaza Strip. Observation towers, lighting and cameras will be used to provide improved border control.
Hamas Security Chief Tawfiq Abu Naim confirmed that the project is the result of a recent understanding between the Gaza-based terror group and Egypt. Specific stated goals are to improve the monitoring of the border area in order to prevent infiltration and smuggling. However, it remains unclear how the Hamas tunnels underneath the Gaza-Sinai border would be affected by the new construction plans.
Abu Naim stressed the importance of cooperation with his Egyptian counterparts.
“The message to the Egyptian side is a calming one: Egyptian national security is part of Palestinian national security, and we will not let the peace along the southern border be disturbed,” he stated.
An unnamed Egyptian official informed Haaretz that the situation in Gaza is of great importance to Egypt’s national security and that Egypt is in constant dialogue with Hamas.
Haaretz reported that according to information from sources in Gaza, many families will be forced to move out of the border area.
Two weeks ago, new Hamas Prime Minister Yahya Sinwar traveled with a delegation of senior officials for talks with Egyptian intelligence representatives in Cairo.
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Netanyahu: Israel will be Here Long After Iranian Regime Disappears
“We were here in this country for thousands of years before the Ayatollahs took the Iranian people hostage, and we will be here long after their theocratic tyranny becomes a footnote in history,” Netanyahu stated.
Israel will live on long after Iran’s theocracy has disappeared, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told thousands of Jews during Birthright-Israel’s annual Mega Event in Rishon Letzion on Sunday night.
“Maybe the Iranians need to learn Jewish history, since last week in Tehran they set up a digital clock counting down the time to Israel’s destruction” said Netanyahu.
“We were here in this country for thousands of years before the Ayatollahs took the Iranian people hostage, and we will be here long after their theocratic tyranny becomes a footnote in history,” the prime minister underscored.
Last week, Iranians burned Israeli and American flags and unveiled an “Israel Doomsday Clock” in Tehran’s Palestinian Square during festivities marking al-Quds Day. The clock predicts Israel’s demise by 2040; the date refers to a September 2015 speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, asserting that Israel will “not see the end of these 25 years.”
Netanyahu said that Israel is a strong country with the ability and willingness to defend itself from threats as well as to reach out in peace to those who wish for it.
Students could hold their heads high while expressing their support for Israel, he added. “When they attack us, stand proud and say whose side you are on: The free people of Israel or those chopping off heads? If you stand for the free, stand for Israel, stand for the truth.”
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Iran Sets Up Clock Counting Down to Israel’s Destruction
Iran has begun its 25-year countdown to Israel’s destruction, preferably at its own hands.  
Iran unveiled a digital clock in Tehran’s center counting down the days to what it says will be the destruction of Israel in 2040.
The event took place as part of the annual al-Quds Day celebration, during which millions of Iranians marched under the banner, “Death to Israel, Death to America.”
The timeframe appears to stem from comments made in 2015 by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who vowed there will be “nothing” left of Israel by the year 2040, the UK’s Independent reported.
In September 2015, Khamenei proclaimed, “You [Israelis] will not see the coming 25 years and, God willing, there will not be something named the Zionist regime in next 25 years.”
He later tweeted in broken English that Israel “will not see next 25 years; God willing, there will be nothing as Zionist regime by next 25 years. Secondly, until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists.”
Khamenei calls for Israel’s destruction almost on a weekly basis.
The display was set up in Tehran’s Palestine Square, and local media reported that more than one million people participated in the anti-Israel demonstration. President Hassan Rouhani and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani were among the officials present.
“Israel is the most malignant terrorist in history. [Israel is the] mother of terrorism,” Larijani stated, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
Iran staunchly supports terrorist groups seeking to annihilate the State of Israel, including Hamas and Hezbollah.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) on Friday displayed three surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, including the Zolfaghar — the type that Iran used last week to target the Islamic State group in Syria. Another missile on display was the Ghadr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) that can reach both Israel and US bases in the region. Iran has repeatedly threatened to use its missiles against Israel.
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WATCH: Why is Germany’s Foreign Minister Slamming Israel?
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel claimed that Israel is acting like a rogue state, but what was really behind his accusation?
German Foreign Minister Compares Israel to China and Russia
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Facebook Refuses to Block Holocaust Denial
 June 26, 2017
Facebook Refuses to Block Holocaust DenialFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AP/Steven Senne)
Facebook will not block Holocaust-denying content on its platform in countries where it remains legal, saying it is merely the expression of an opinion.  
Facebook will continue to allow Holocaust-denying content on its platform in countries where Holocaust denial is legal, a Facebook executive announced.
Israel’s NRG news reported Monday that Facebook’s head of policy in Israel, Jordana Cutler, in a letter to Member of Knesset (MK) Uri Maklev, wrote that Holocaust denial is illegal in Israel, and therefore such content is blocked for Israeli users as well as in other countries where it is illegal. However, where Holocaust denial is permitted, the social media platform will not block the content.
In the letter to Maklev, chairman of the Knesset’s committee on Science and Technology, Cutler explained that Facebook’s policy is to follow the lead of local governments and law, and that Holocaust denial will be available in several countries, even though it is “disturbing content.”
Facebook opposes many opinions expressed on its platform, she said. Furthermore, while Holocaust denial is based on lies, Facebook enables a discourse that could refute these historical fallacies.
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Israel Faces Battle for Jerusalem and Hebron at UN Conference 
Israel will face another two Arab-sponsored UNESCO resolutions attempting to erase the Jewish ties to the Land of Israel.
Israel will find itself fighting on two fronts at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee annual assembly in Poland next week after Jordan put forward a motion to keep the Old City of Jerusalem on its list of endangered sites. Another motion will seek to have the Old City of Hebron – including the Tomb of the Patriarchs – added to the list and registered under the “State of Palestine.”
The wording of the resolution on Jerusalem has been watered down from a similar one passed last year which made no mention of Jewish ties to the site. However it still attacks  Israel for “persistent excavations, tunneling, works, projects and other illegal practices in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City of Jerusalem, which are illegal under international law.”
The international body also cites Israel’s refusal to allow UNESCO to appoint a permanent representative to be stationed in eastern Jerusalem.
A Shift in Diplomacy?
Diplomatic sources said that the softening of the resolution was a result of more and more countries supporting Israel, rather than automatically backing the Palestinian position.
“The softening of the text does not stem from a love of Israel or from a change of heart of the Palestinians and their partners but because of growing pressure on them and the results of recent votes, which from their point of view are disastrous,” said Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Hacohen.,
The previous vote on Jerusalem passed by 10-2 with 8 against and one no-show.
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WATCH: What's it Like to be Attacked with Fireworks and Stones? 
Israel Police recently released a video of five Palestinian teenagers attacking Jews with stones while shooting fireworks at them. An investigation led to their arrests in their homes in the Isawiya neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Police operation against stone throwers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQuGNYXxwJI


Technology Revolution Prepares IDF for Breakthrough High-Tech Combat 
The IDF is upgrading its integrated systems in order to face 21st century high-tech combat in the Middle East.
In the not too distant future, an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) battalion commander may stare out at the urban sprawl of a Gazan neighborhood. As he surveys the residential buildings, the locations of enemy terrorists hiding in apartments will be visible, marked in red by the augmented reality (AR) military glasses he’s wearing.
On the third floor of a building, he will see a hostile combatant crouching and pointing a shoulder-fired missile at him. On the fifth floor, he will know two snipers are lying in wait. Behind the building enemy mortar launchers hide, and the path leading to the structure is booby trapped with explosives.
The battalion commander will pass on the coordinates of these threats to Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft hovering overhead, which will promptly destroy the targets.
The commander may receive an incoming alert message on his eye wear; a terrorist cell is spotted moving in his direction from the Gazan coastline. With the push of a button on the screen of a tablet-like device, the commander could order an Israel Navy missile ship, waiting in the sea, tens of miles away to launch a precision strike on the target.
And then the commander will lead his soldiers forward.
This is a fictional scenario today, but it could become reality soon, thanks to the high-tech revolution of the IDF’s network-centered warfare (NCW).
MORE https://unitedwithisrael.org/big-data-prepares-the-idf-for-21st-century-combat

Netanyahu: Every Jew Can Pray at the Western Wall 
Netanyahu says the controversial government decision to maintain the status quo at the Western Wall does not alter the fact that Jews from all streams are free to pray at their holy site.
Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman clarified the Israeli government’s position concerning prayer rights at the Western Wall following its latest decision on the issue, which caused outrage among Reform Jews and their supporters.
The Reform movement had won approval for an upgrade of its area in the Western Wall plaza so it would have the same status as the traditional, separate male and female prayer sections. Due to opposition from ultra-orthodox parties as well as some members of Minister Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party, the government shelved the plan and decided instead to maintain the status quo for the time being.
“It is important to Prime Minister Netanyahu that every Jew is able to pray at the Western Wall,” Braverman stressed, explaining that the Israeli leader had issued three directives that have largely gone unnoticed.
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IDF Strikes Syrian Military Target for Second Time in a Day
For the second time in 24 hours, Israel bombed Syrian targets in retaliation to Syrian mortar fire.
Israel’s Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike against Syrian military positions in the Golan Heights on Sunday in response to several mortar rounds fired into Israel earlier in the day.
The mortar rounds exploded in an open space, causing no casualties nor damage.
In response, an IAF aircraft bombed two Syrian regime artillery positions and an ammunitions truck.
This attack came just a day after an IAF aircraft bombed a Syrian military position, including two tanks belonging to President Basher- al-Assad’s army. The Syrians reported that two soldiers were killed and several were wounded in the incident.
In response, an IAF aircraft bombed two Syrian regime artillery positions and an ammunitions truck.
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Fearing Attacks by Hezbollah, Israel Upgrades Barrier at Lebanon Border 
Fearing that Hezbollah might stage a ground invasion of the Jewish state and attack northern communities, Israel is building an upgraded barrier at the border with Lebanon.
Hebrew-language media reported Sunday that the IDF is expected to start construction of a wall on the Israeli-Lebanese border within the next month.
The initial stage of a new wall along the border with Lebanon will be built from Rosh Hanikra, at the northwest corner of Israel, running around 12 kilometers to Hanita to the east, and from Misgav Am to Metula.
The wall, the tender for which was published over a year ago, comes in response to fears that the Hezbollah terrorist group will stage a ground invasion of northern Israel and attempt to take over Israeli communities along the border.
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Polish official under fire for saying Poles participated in Holocaust
 June 26, 2017
Polish official under fire for saying Poles participated in HolocaustAdam Bodnar, Poland's human rights commissioner (Courtesy)
Poland’s human rights commissioner is facing fierce criticism for saying the “Polish nation” took part in its implementation of the Holocaust.
A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the “Polish nation” took part in the implementation of the Holocaust.
Adam Bodnar, the country’s human rights commissioner, or ombudsman, apologized for the comment, but members of Poland’s conservative government say he should resign.
The incident threatens to weaken Bodnar, who heads one of the last state institutions still independent from the ruling conservative Law and Justice party.
After taking power in 2015, the party moved quickly to consolidate its hold over the Constitutional Tribunal, public media and other state bodies in a way that has eroded checks and balances, sparking criticism by the European Union (EU).
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Is Trump Considering Dropping His Peace Initiative? 
 June 26, 2017
Is Trump considering dropping his peace initiative?President Donald Trump (AP/Alex Brandon)
Conflicting reports have emerged on Trump’s plans for his initiative to lead diplomatic negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.  
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering stopping his push to promote a peace initiative between Israel and the Palestinians after a round of failed meetings between his envoys and the Palestinians last week.
Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and US Consul General in Jerusalem Donald Blome met last week in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas and his senior advisers to discuss the prospects for possible diplomatic negotiations with Israel.
Abbas reportedly left the meeting furious
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US Ambassador Slams Hamas at Ceremony Honoring Fallen IDF Soldier 
US Ambassador David Friedman blasted Hamas for refusing to return the body of fallen IDF soldier Hadar Goldin.
On Sunday, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended a ceremony at Jerusalem’s Ammunition Hill Wall of Honor, where a plaque was dedicated in honor of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The ambassador condemned Hamas for refusing to return Goldin’s body to his family. “The pain of [Goldin’s] parents is unforgivable and unspeakable, and we hold Hamas responsible,” Friedman stated.
“The United States is very clear that Hamas is a terrorist organization and a brutal and evil organization, and the US is committed to defeating Hamas and we’re committed to ending the suffering of Israeli parents – and any of those who have suffered from their acts of terrorism,” he said.
Friedman rejected the suggestion of direct negotiations with the Islamist group in charge of the Gaza Strip, saying, “I have no interest in [negotiating] with [Hamas] directly, but they will be defeated. I’m certain of that.”
The Wall of Honor is dedicated to Jewish soldiers who died while protecting their home countries. It was erected by the Jewish National Fund.
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WATCH: ISIS Terrorists in Iraq Trapped
he battle to free Mosul from ISIS control nears its end as the few hundred remaining terrorists have retreated to a one-square mile area of the city and are now surrounded by Iraqi forces.
ISIS sleeper cells attack as battle for Mosul nears end
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Muslims Boycott Israeli-Arab Art Festival
 Some Muslims have decided to boycott an Arab art festival held in Israel, to which a curator responded that they were motivated by anti-Semitism.
At the behest of the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, several Muslim artists have decided to boycott the Mediterranean Biennale, an Israeli Arab-run festival held in the Sakhnin Valley in the north, where several Arab villages are situated.
The Third Mediterranean Biennale – in which 60 artists from 25 countries, including Kuwait, Morocco and Algeria, will display their works – is scheduled to open this week.
However, five Muslim artists demanded that their works be removed from the exhibit, saying they wished to show solidarity with the Palestinians.
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WATCH: Misplaced Songs of Holocaust Victims Rediscovered 
Misplaced recordings of Holocaust survivors singing melodies and recounting their pasts have resurfaced at the University of Akron. The recordings were made by David Boder, a psychologist from Chicago, who visited former prisoners and recorded their songs on a newly rediscovered reel.
Long-silenced songs of Holocaust survivors are rediscovered
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When the death camps and ghettos of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, a psychologist from Chicago visited former prisoners and recorded their interviews. Unheard for decades, a long-missing reel of songs has been rediscovered, offering a haunting document of the horrors of the Holocaust. David C. Barnett of PBS member station WVIZ reports.
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WATCH: Israel Air Force strikes Syrian soldiers, destroys tanks
 June 25, 201
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released video footage showing the Israel Air Force striking Syrian Army positions Saturday, killing several soldiers and destroying a heavy machine gun and two tanks. The positions targeted in the strikes had fired ten mortars into Israel earlier in the day.
IDF video showing Israeli airstrikes in Syria, June 26, 2017
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WATCH: How Do Muslim Israeli Soldiers Celebrate Ramadan?
Muslim IDF soldiers stand guard even during the long hours of the Ramadan fasts, after which the army helps them celebrate their holy month.
Muslims worldwide fast each day of the holy month of Ramadan, from dawn till sunset.
The Muslim calendar, like the Jewish one, is lunar, but it does not share the Jewish calendar’s leap years, which keep the Jewish months in the same seasons from year to year. Ramadan, therefore, falls in different seasons and this year it came out in June, making for particularly long fast days.
Nonetheless, Muslim soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces stand guard during the long hours of the fasts, as do their Jewish comrades on Jewish fast days, such as Yom Kippur.
See what awaits the IDF Muslim warriors at the end of each fast day.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/watch-how-does-the-idf-celebrate-ramadan/?


Israel bars UNESCO from Hebron
 June 25, 2017
Israel bars UNESCO from HebronOutside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron (Chaim Blaycher/TPS)
Israel has turned down UNESCO’s request to visit Hebron, citing “politicization” of the holy site.
Israel has turned down a request by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to visit Hebron ahead of an upcoming vote by the organization to register the town’s Old City as a Palestinian World Heritage Site.
“As a matter of principle, Israel will not provide legitimization to any Palestinian political move under the guise of culture and heritage,” said Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen.
The Palestinian Authority submitted a request to list Hebron’s Old City, including the Tomb of the Patriarchs, as a World Heritage Site in 2012 – a process that could take years – but is now trying to fast-track the application by claiming that the site is endangered.
Shama-Hacohen described the Palestinian request as “tainted by politicization, lies and libel against the State of Israel and against the Jewish people’s connection to the site… the Palestinians have opened another front in the religious and cultural war they are trying to impose on us.”
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meets July 2-12 in Krakow, Poland, for its annual assembly.  Hebron’s Old City is listed on the agenda as ‘Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town, Palestine.’
“The Cave of Machpelah is the world’s most ancient Jewish site and the second holiest place for the Jewish people, after the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Cave and the adjoining field were purchased—at full market price—by Abraham some 3700 years 
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WATCH: The Surging Power of Nazi-saluting Hezbollah 
The Hezbollah terror organization, which adopted the Nazi salute and remains committed to the destruction of Israel, has seen its popularity and strength grow considerably since joining Shi’ite-Sunni conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
PBS NEWS What the rising power of Hezbollah means for the Middle East
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Hezbollah, considered a terrorist group by the U.S. and others, has been a crucial fighting force in Syria's civil war, integral to the survival of the Assad regime. While the Lebanese militant group’s popularity across the Middle East has plummeted, its military might has been hugely strengthened, an evolution that is being anxiously watched by Israel. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=FE4vosdzTM8



Israel bombs Syrian target in response to mortar fire
 June 25, 2017
Israel bombs Syrian target in response to mortar fireIsrael Air Force F-16I jet fighter (Ofer Zidon/Flash90)
Israel bombed Syrian targets in retaliation to Syrian mortar fire, acting on its long-standing promise to respond to every incident – intentional or not.
IsrAel’s Air Force (IAF) carried out an airstrike against a Syrian military position in the Golan Heights on Saturday in response to 10 mortar rounds fired from Syria into Israel earlier in the day.
The mortar rounds exploded in an open space, causing no casualties nor damage.
In response, Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft targeted the source of the fire, as well as two tanks belonging to President Basher- al-Assad’s army. The Syrians reported that two soldiers were killed and several were wounded in the incident.
Syria’s SANA news reported that “as part of the Israeli enemy’s continuing support for terrorist organizations,” Israeli warplanes attacked “service facilities and residential buildings” at the same time Jabhat al-Nsura terrorists were attacking the area.
The report said that the IAF launched the attack from within Israeli territory, “claiming a number of lives and causing material damage.”
An IDF spokesman tweeted that due to “the unacceptable breach of Israeli sovereignty,” an official protest has been filed with United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), the UN force situated on the Israel-Syria border, which is tasked with maintaining the ceasefire between the Israeli and Syrian forces.
https://worldisraelnews.com/israel-bombs-syrian-target-response-mortar-fire/?


Amazon Removes Pro-Israel Book, Continues Selling Pro-Palestinian Apparel 
Amazon has again exposed its anti-Israel bias: Anti-Israel sales are approved, while a pro-Israel book is removed from the site. 
Amazon has removed a book proving that the myth of Palestinian peoplehood, history and culture was false, while continuing to sell pro-Palestinian shirts calling for Israel’s destruction.
The recently published book, titled A History of the Palestinian People: From Ancient Times to the Modern Era, is described as “the fruit of many years of research, during which thousands of sources have been meticulously reviewed in libraries and archives worldwide,” resulting in a 132-page history that draws one conclusion: There is no Palestinian people, history or culture.
“It is no doubt the most comprehensive and extensive review of some 3,000 years of Palestinian history, with emphasis on the Palestinian people’s unique contribution to the world and to humanity,” reads the description of the book, which consists of dozens of blank pages.
Th book sold hundreds of copies in only a few days, and it reached a remarkable ranking of 341 in the All Books category, a ranking of 49 in History, and was #1 in Middle East History.
Amazon has removed the title, apparently the result of an anti-Israel campaign.
The author, Assaf Voll, received a message from Amazon stating that “during a quality assurance review of your CSP catalog, we found that your book(s) are resulting in a disappointing customer experience. Indicators of a poor customer experience may include customer refunds and feedback. As a result, the following book(s) have been removed from sale on Amazon.”
Voll wrote on his Facebook page that he has no doubt that the removal of his book is the result of a consorted campaign, and that he has received hundreds of threats through social media.
https://unitedwithisrael.org/amazon-removes-pro-israel-book-continues-selling-pro-palestinian-apparel/?


Hezbollah Disguising Military Outposts as Environmental Project 
Israel has again warned that Hezbollah is preparing hostilities against the Jewish state under the guise of civilian activity. 
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon presented new evidence to the Security Council (UNSC) revealing that the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group has established a series of outposts along the border with Israel under the guise of an agricultural organization.
The agricultural NGO, Green Without Borders, is funded by and operates on behalf of Hezbollah, Israel charges.
In a letter sent to UNSC members on Tuesday and published in the media Thursday, Danon explained that in April, a United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol was denied access by a group of locals to an observation post flying the ‘Green Without Borders’ flag.
Danon included in his letter to the UNSC photographs of the observation posts and their locations.
“The well-documented proof of Hezbollah’s dangerous provocation verifies that Hezbollah conducts reconnaissance activity near the Blue Line [the UN-drawn boundary between Lebanon and Israel] and disguises it as civilian activity, in clear violation of UNSC resolutions 1701 and 1559,” Danon wrote.
He warned that “Hezbollah’s continued military buildup and destabilizing activities in southern Lebanon have serious repercussions on both regional stability and the ability of the Lebanese government to effectively control its country.”
“The international community cannot continue to turn a blind eye to Hezbollah’s flagrant violations of UNSC resolutions,” the ambassador continued. He concluded his letter by calling on the UNSC to demand that the government of Lebanon dismantle these observation posts immediately.
The IDF on Thursday released photos and a video of the Hezbollah observation posts. One video showed a pair of uniformed men climbing onto a watchtower on spots used by Green Without Borders.
UN Denies Charges
https://worldisraelnews.com/hezbollah-disguising-military-outposts-as-environmental-project/?



Israel and India Boost Ties Ahead of Historic Modi Visit 
Israel approved a set of measures to further cement developing relations with India.

Israel and India are strengthening ties and will establish a joint innovation, research, and development fund ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Jewish state next week, the first by a sitting Indian prime minister.

In a sign of the warming relationship between the two countries, Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved several decisions that will strengthen these ties, including expanding exports, deepening cooperation in agriculture and water, the establishing of a joint innovation, research and development fund, and an increase of tourism from India to Israel.

Speaking at the beginning of the Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his “friend” Modi’s visit to Israel is historic.

“In the 70 years of the country’s existence no Indian Prime Minister has ever visited and this is further expression of the State of Israel’s military, economic and diplomatic strength,” Netanyahu stated.

“This is a very significant step in strengthening relations between the two countries. India is a huge country with over 1.25 billion people and is one of the world’s largest, growing economies. Ties between Israel and India are on a constant upswing,” he added.

Of the newly approved decisions, Netanyahu said they are “an additional expression of Israel’s enhanced international position in recent years, as we strengthen the State of Israel.”
https://worldisraelnews.com/israel-india-boost-ties-ahead-historic-modi-visit/?


Israel Continues to Lead in Global Innovation, UN Index Finds 
Once again, Israel has been recognized as a leading force in the technology sector.
Israel continues to cement its status as a leader of global innovation, the United Nations’s Global Innovation Index for 2017 has found.
For the seventh consecutive year, Israel topped the innovation index’s category for the northern Africa and western Asia category. The Jewish state ranked 17th overall in the report’s group of high-income countries, improving its standing by four places from 2016.
“Israel has shown improvement in gross expenditure on R&D and ICT (information and communication technology) exports, while keeping its top spots worldwide in research, venture capital deals, GERD (gross domestic expenditure on R&D) performed by business, and research talent in business enterprise,” the report said.
The Global Innovation Index surveys 127 economies, gauging standards from patent filings to education spending, aiming to provide policy makers with a comprehensive view of innovative activity that increasingly drives economic and social growth.
The index’s 10th edition, titled “Innovation Feeding the World,” was released Wednesday. The findings—co-authored by the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization, Cornell University and the European Institute of Business Administration—noted a continued gap in innovative capacity between developed and developing nations, as well as “lackluster growth rates” for R&D activities on the government and corporate levels.
The GII 2017 focuses on innovation in agriculture and food systems. 
https://unitedwithisrael.org/israel-continues-to-lead-in-global-innovation-un-index-finds/?



WATCH: Who will be on Israel’s borders after ISIS is defeated?
 June 25, 2017
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Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says victory over ISIS is coming and the Trump administration needs to assemble a strategy to ensure that the Russia-Iran-Syria-Hezbollah alliance does not gain ground against Israel and other US allies.
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Hungarian Jewish community protests glorification of Hitler ally
 June 25, 2017
Hungarian Jewish community protests glorification of Hitler allyHungary's Miklós Horthy (L) and Adolf Hitler in 1938 (Ladislav Luppa/Wikicommons)
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Jewish groups are protesting the description of an anti-Semitic Nazi-collaborator as an outstanding statesman by Hungary’s prime minister. 
The Hungarian Jewish community has voiced objection to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s characterization of Admiral Miklos Horthy, the World War II-era leader who allied Hungary with Nazi Germany and who signed anti-Jewish laws between WWI and WWII, as an “exceptional statesman.”
In a speech on Wednesday, Orban called Horthy and other Hungarian leaders “exceptional statesmen” for leading the country after the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I.
Horthy signed the Numerus Clausus in 1920, which degraded the Hungarian Jewry into second-class citizens, as well as the anti-Jewish laws in 1938 and 1939 respectively.
András Heisler, president of MAZSIHISZ – the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary, said on Thursday that a man who led the anti-Semitic edicts must not be called “exceptional.”
“The anti-Semitism of the era under his name, which he also took on, cannot be put as an example for the future generations,” Heisler stated.
“The Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary is following public activity ahead of the 2018 parliamentary elections with concern. We believe more progress would be possible if the contesting political parties would focus on the questions of the present and future, instead of evaluating Horthy,” he added.
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Three times in a year shall all thy males appear
before Hashem thy God in the place which He shall choose; on the feast of unleavened bread,
and on the Shavuot, and on the Sukkot;
and they shall not appear before Hashem empty.
Deuteronomy 16:16 (The Israel Bible™)

sha-LOSH p’-a-MEEM ba-sha-NAH yay-ra-EH khol z’-khu-r’-KHA et p’-NAY a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha ba-ma-KOM a-SHER yiv-KHAR b’-KHAG ha-ma-TZOT u-v’-KHAG ha-sha-vu-OT u-v’-KHAG ha-su-KOT v’-LO yay-ra-EH et p’-NAY a-do-NAI ray-KAM

Shabbat Inspiration
The Hebrew word ‘shalosh’ means three. Three indicates a strong unit or bond, as it says in Ecclesiastes (4:12), “A chain of three cannot be undone.” Perhaps for this reason there are three times a year when every Jew is commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem and appear before God. This guarantees that he will re-connect with his Creator at least three times a year, ensuring that the bonds between them remain strong and will not be undone. Today, tens of thousands of Jews make the pilgrimage by foot to the Western Wall in Jerusalem. The Israeli climate often leaves these pilgrims tired and hungry upon their arrival at the Western Wall. Colel Chabad generously provides food and water for these pilgrims to alleviate their discomfort and allow for them to worship and pray happily and without physical distraction.
 

Israel will strike with ‘full force’ in war with Hezbollah

 June 22, 2017
Israel will strike with ‘full force’ in war with HezbollahIAF Commander Major-General Amir Eshel (Hagai Frid/Courtesy)
“What we could do in 34 days during the Second Lebanon War, we can now do in 48 hours,” Israel’s air force commander said, urging “full force” in war with Hezbollah.
The commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) said that in recent years the IAF has significantly improved its offensive capabilities, and “what we could do in 34 days during the Second Lebanon War, we can now do in 48 hours.”
“This is potential power unimaginable in its scope, much different to what we have seen in the past and far greater than people estimate,”  IAF Commander Major-General Amir Eshel declared.
He said that  said that a war breaks out with Hezbollah, Israel must strike “with all our strength from the start.”
Speaking at the 17th annual Herzilya Conference held at the IDC on Wednesday, Eshel addressed the shared strategic challenges facing Israel and several other Middle Eastern countries.
“There is an unusual meeting of interests between Israel and other regional states in the fight against terror” he said, explaining that the IAF has developed methods “to act in a way that is effective and determined, while avoiding an escalation into war.”
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Liberman: Abbas is pushing Hamas into war with Israel
 June 22, 2017
Liberman: Abbas is pushing Hamas into war with IsraelDefense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Flash 90)
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Liberman says PA leader Mahmoud Abbas is seeking a war between Israel and his arch-rival Hamas by cutting off supplies to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
On Thursday, at the annual Herzliya Conference, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned that Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas intends, in the long run, to stop all payments of supplies to Gaza and thereby provoke an armed conflict between his rival faction Hamas and Israel.
The defense minister stressed that Israel has no interest in an escalation of war with her neighbors. “I have no intention of initiating any military activity; not in the summer and not in the fall, not in the South and not in the North. Our objective is to prevent war and the only way to do that is through credible deference,” Liberman said.
Liberman said that Israel is caught in the middle of an internal Palestinian power struggle, which is causing a humanitarian crisis for Gaza’s 2 million residents who have to subsist on less than four hours of electricity a day.
The defense minister was pessimistic regarding the prospects of solving the crisis anytime soon
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WATCH: ISIS blows up its main mosque as it retreats from Iraq
 June 22, 2017
ISIS blew up the historic 12th century al-Nusri mosque, where ISIS leader al Baghdadi declared a new caliphate three years ago, as it retreated Wednesday from Mosul, its last stronghold in Iraq.
ISIS blows up historic Mosul mosque
Iraqi PM says the strike shows the terror group declaring defeat
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IDF: Hezbollah has forces in ‘every 3rd or 4th house’ in Lebanon

 June 22, 2017
IDF: Hezbollah has forces in ‘every 3rd or 4th house’ in LebanonHezbollah fighters in Lebanon. (AP/Hussein Malla)
The Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces warned that Hezbollah is using the civilian population in Lebanon as human shields, and their presence in the area is a violation of UN resolutions.
The IDF’s chief of staff said on Tuesday that the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group has a presence in “every third or fourth house” in southern Lebanon, in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSC) 1701, which called for the removal of all armed groups from the area.
Speaking at the annual Herzliya Conference, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said that Hezbollah was ensconced in some 240 villages and towns in southern Lebanon, and remains the most immediate threat to Israel. He added that the Islamist group receives sophisticated weaponry from Iran, some of which is supplied by Russia.
Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explained in July of last year that Hezbollah’s widely-reported tactic of hiding military assets in civilian areas would lead to mass casualties.
Reports emerged in 2013 that Hezbollah was offering reduced-price housing to Shiite families who allow the terrorist group to store rocket launchers in their homes. An Israeli defense official told The New York Times in May 2015 that the buildup of Hezbollah’s terror infrastructure in southern Lebanese villages meant that “civilians are living in a military compound” and that their lives were at risk. A few days later, a newspaper linked to Hezbollah bolstered the Israeli assessment
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WATCH: Nazi artifacts discovered behind hidden wall in Argentina
 June 21, 2017
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Agents from the international police force Interpol raided an art collector’s home in Argentina, where they uncovered a large trove of Nazi artifacts hidden in a secret room, reachable through a hidden passageway.

Trove of Nazi artifacts discovered in Argentina
Interpol agents uncover a large trove of Nazi artifacts from musical instruments to images of Adolf Hitler hidden in a secret room in Argentina
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Turkey invests millions to return Muslim control over Jerusalem
 June 21, 2017
Turkey invests millions to return Muslim control over JerusalemTurkish-funded Murabitat anarchists on the Temple Mount. (PJTN)
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Is Turkey hoping for a return of the Ottoman Empire to Jerusalem?
Turkey is reportedly positioning itself as a Muslim power in Jerusalem by investing millions of dollars in the Old City and the Temple Mount.
According to an investigative report, due to be published in full in the coming weekend edition of Israel Hayom, the Turkish government-funded Cooperation and Coordination Agency, also known as TIKA, has invested millions of dollars into 63 different projects “defending and strengthening the Muslim heritage and character of Jerusalem” since 2004.
Turkey has teamed up with Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, which was outlawed in November 2015, as well as with former Jerusalem mufti Sheikh Akram Sabri.  Both are opposed to Israel’s existence.
Another Turkish organization has contributed funds to transporting male and female Islamic activists, known as Murabitoun and Murabitat respectively, to the Temple Mount. Jewish visitors to their holiest site have been intimidated and harassed by these Muslim fundamentalists, seeking to undermine peace in the Old City, for years. They, too, were recently banned.
Among other activities, TIKA has invested resources in restoring the Ottoman Muslim archives on the Temple Mount, renovated the Muslim cemetery adjacent to the eastern wall of the Temple Mount, and been involved in numerous community-related work throughout the eastern sections of Israel’s capital.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has consistently supported TIKA’s work and condemned Israel’s control of Jerusalem, which he labels “an insult.”
Last month, in a speech at the International Al-Quds Forum in Istanbul, Erdogan urged Muslims to make frequent visits to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located on the Temple Mount, in order “to protect the Muslim identity” of the site, the Turkish daily Sabah reported.
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WATCH: Israeli video exposes Hamas’ abuse of Palestinians
 June 19, 2017
 
Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry marked the 10th anniversary of Hamas rule over Gaza on Thursday by publishing a video, titled “Ten years of Hamas oppressive rule in Gaza,” detailing not only the radical Islamic organization’s terrorism, but also its oppressive rule over the residents of the Strip.

Ten years of Hamas oppressive rule in Gaza
Hamas, a radical Islamic terrorist organization ruling the Gaza strip for the past 10 years, has turned it into a terrorist stronghold. Hamas' oppressive rule is a threat to Israel, to Palestinians and to the stability of the Middle East.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi9bvVJgWtE

Russia considers retaliatory sanctions against the US
 June 21, 2017
Russia considers retaliatory sanctions against the USRussian President Vladimir Putin (AP/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service/File)
Tensions between Moscow and Washington increase as the Kremlin considers retaliatory measures over US sanctions on Russia.
On Wednesday, Russia said that it considers retaliatory measures and sanctions against Washington in response to a planned round of fresh U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
“It goes without saying that the main principle of reacting to sanctions is reciprocity,” Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov informed reporters.
“At our experts’ level, naturally, different variants (of Russian) sanctions are now being formulated and proposed.”
Sanctions is Washington’s response to Russia’s occupation and annexation of Ukrainian Crimea. The international community has overwhelmingly rejected Moscow’s claims to the contested semi-peninsula following a disputed Crimean referendum.
Peskov did not specify whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would refuse to meet President Donald Trump at the upcoming G-20 conference, scheduled to be held in Hamburg on July 7-8.
“Its a possibility,” Kremlin’s Press Secretary said. “Nothing has been decided yet.
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A Jewish suspect was arrested regarding the desecration of a synagogue in Jerusalem.
Worshipers arriving at a synagogue in the center of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning were shocked to find was desecrated, with four swastikas spray-painted on the walls and three religious books set on fire.
Police and forensic investigators arrived at the scene, collected evidence and launched an investigation into the incident.
Similarly, police received several complaints of swastikas painted on nearby buildings.
A suspect was arrested later in the day – a 38-year-old Jew said to be mentally unstable and who reportedly committed similar acts in the past.
He was questioned by police and then turned over to the welfare authorities.
Several rabbis and spiritual figures expressed dismay at the vandalism.
“It is inconceivable that worshippers arrived at a synagogue situated in the center of the Holy City and encountered such difficult sights,” the Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau, stated.
“I was horrified to hear about the disturbing act of vandalism committed in the Lelov study hall in Jerusalem, Shas party chairman and Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said, Arutz-7 reported. “This is a serious attack against all of us. It is hard to believe that a terrible hate crime like this against religious Jews could take place in the heart of the State of Israel.”
By: World Israel News Staff
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Michigan: Man critically wounded in Islamic terror attack
 June 22, 2017
Michigan: Man critically wounded in Islamic terror attackLt. Jeff Neville (Linkedin)
A man shouted “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing and critically wounding a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport.
A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, in an attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal and court officials said.
The terrorist, Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Montreal, was immediately taken into custody. A criminal complaint charging him with committing violence at an airport says Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why he didn’t kill him.
Authorities have no indication at this time as to whether the suspect was involved in a “wider plot,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios. “At this time we view him as a lone-wolf attacker,” Gelios said. “We have no information to suggest any training.”
The criminal complaint says Ftouhi stabbed airport police Lt. Jeff Neville with a large knife after yelling “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is greater,” which is typically used by Muslim terrorists during attacks.
According to the FBI, Ftouhi said something similar to “you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die.”
More charges against Ftouhi could be filed as prosecutors take the case to a grand jury seeking an indictment, Gelios said. The Flint Journal, citing court officials, said Ftouhi is a dual citizen of Canada and Tunisia.
Neville, initially in critical condition, is now in satisfactory condition, airport police Chief Chris Miller said at a Wednesday afternoon news conference where the charge against Ftouhi was announced.
The attack prompted officials to evacuate and shut down the airport and add security elsewhere in the Michigan city.
Investigation in 2 Countries
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WATCH: Israeli researchers working to conquer antibiotic-resistant germs
 June 22, 2017

Hebrew University professor Nathalie Balaban and other Israeli researchers are working on a method to optimize treatment regimens to avoid under and over-treatment of infections, and, ultimately, to prevent the creation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Israeli Researchers Are Working to Conquer Antibiotic Resistance
Researchers are screening for bacterial tolerance to over over-treatment

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Saudi Arabia: King reshuffles royal succession, names son as 1st heir
 June 21, 2017
Saudi Arabia: King reshuffles royal succession, names son as 1st heirSaudi King Salman (R) and his son Mohammed bin Salman (Saudi Press Agency via AP)
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sent shock waves through the Kingdom when he removed the Crown Prince and instated his son instead.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession.
The monarch stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from his title as crown prince and from his powerful position as the country’s interior minister overseeing security. The announcements were made in a series of royal decrees carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
The all-but-certain takeover of the throne by Mohammed bin Salman awards near-absolute powers to a prince who has ruled out dialogue with rival Iran, moved to isolate neighboring Qatar over its support of Islamist groups and led a war in Yemen.
The prince already oversees a vast portfolio as defense minister and is spearheading economic reforms. He has become popular among Saudi Arabia’s youth for pushing reforms that have opened the deeply conservative country to entertainment and greater foreign investments as part of an effort to overhaul the economy.
Stability in the Kingdom for Decades to Come
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Egypt supplies fuel for Gaza to briefly ease electricity crisis
 June 22, 2017
Egypt supplies fuel for Gaza to briefly ease electricity crisisEgyptian fuel trucks arrive in Gaza. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90
Egypt has begun to aid Gaza in its power crisis; Abbas is upset.
Egypt has supplied the Gaza Strip with 1 million liters (220,000 gallons) of diesel fuel to address a growing electricity crisis, amid an ongoing control feud between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas.
Egypt’s shipment undercut a high-stakes campaign by PA head Mahmoud Abbas, who is trying to weaken Hamas by gradually reducing the flow of electricity to the territory he lost to the terrorists in 2007.
Gaza’s power plant shut down in April, after Hamas refused to buy heavily taxed fuel from Abbas’ government.
This left the territory with electricity sent solely from Israel, but paid for by Abbas. The electricity from Israel covered about one-third of Gaza’s needs, meaning Gazans were getting power for only about four hours a day.
In recent days, Israel cut the electricity flow by 40 percent, at Abbas’ request.
The output of the power plant, which resumed operations Thursday, makes up for the Abbas-initiated cuts, said Mohammed Thabit, a spokesman of the Gaza electricity company.
Hamas officials said more fuel shipments are expected this week, adding that 1 million liters can keep the plant running for three-and-a-half days.
Abbas has not commented publicly on the Egyptian shipment, but aides said he is upset with the country for undercutting his pressure campaign.
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Netanyahu Starts Twitter War with Palestinians After Brutal Murder
 June 21, 2017
After paying a condolence call to the family of a young terror victim, Prime Minister Netanyahu took to Twitter Monday night no less than seven times to attack Palestinian leader Abbas for “naming yet another public square for a mass murderer,” decorating a terrorist’s home and generally “poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth.”
Netanyahu Attacks Abbas on Twitter
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In an age where combating ‘fake news’ has become a top priority for those who claim to care about the truth, recognition that Israel is the longest-standing subject of fake news is long overdue.  
By Judith Bergman, World Israel News
Academic and media professionals, journalists and diplomats, governmental, non-governmental and international organizations have been rewriting the history of Israel – both ancient and modern – for decades, portraying Israel as an abhorrent state, guilty of the lowest forms of crimes. The concerted and massive effort to denigrate a modern state – in order to criminalize and dehumanize its people in the eyes of the international community – knows no precedent, even though the people that brought the world the Ten Commandments has always been at the receiving end of hatred and vilification.
The Nazi and Soviet regimes represented the apex of that hatred of the Jews in modern times. Today, anti-Jewish hatred has merely shifted its focus to the modern state of Israel, conveniently disguising itself as ‘anti-Zionism’, which is not, as is often claimed by its defenders, ‘legitimate criticism of Israel’, but simply a crude denial of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination.
What the anti-Zionists wish to deny the Jews they ache to richly bestow on the Palestinian Arabs, who do not constitute a separate people to begin with, but are an indistinguishable part of the Arab world, which has at its disposal 22 sovereign Arab states already, covering a territory of more than 13 million square meters (corresponding to 500 times the size of Israel or one and a half times the size of the United States). Palestinian Arab officials themselves have repeatedly stated this fact.
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Abbas and Palestinians Support Latest Terror Attack
How does the public endorsement of terrorists who perpetrated the recent Jerusalem terror attack stand up to Abbas’s promise to President Trump to stop anti-Israel incitement?
By: Bassam Tawil/ The Gatestone Institute
For many Palestinians, the stabbing murder of a 23-year-old Israeli Border Police officer in Jerusalem on June 16 is an act of “heroism” that proves that the “revolution against the Zionist entity will continue until the liberation of Palestine, from the (Mediterranean) sea to the (Jordan) river.”
For many Palestinians, the three terrorists who murdered the young woman, Hadas Malka, are “heroes” and “martyrs” who will be rewarded by Allah in Paradise.
Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority (PA), which is funded by Americans and Europeans, has once again chosen to maintain silence following a terror attack perpetrated by Palestinians. This silence of Abbas and his PA leadership, specifically their refusal to condemn the terror attack, can only be interpreted as an endorsement of the killing of Jews.
Moreover, in a move reminiscent of a demented Alice in Wonderland, Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction, which is often described by Westerners as “moderate” and “pragmatic,” publicly blasted Israel for killing the three terrorists who murdered the policewoman and wounded several others.
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Report: Israeli-Arab lawmakers incite against IDF enlistment
 June 20, 2017
Report: Israeli-Arab lawmakers incite against IDF enlistmentIsraeli Arab MK Aiman Odeh (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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The Knesset will convene an emergency meeting to probe sedition against the IDF peddled by Israeli-Arab MKs. 
Israeli-Arab Members of Knesset (MK) from the Joint Arab List political party are violating the law by encouraging and assisting an organization that incites Arab youth not to enlist in IDF service, according to a new report published by the student Zionist organization Im Tirtzu.
The report focuses on Bladna, a state-recognized non-profit organization, whose activities include holding conferences, seminars and workshops dedicated to discouraging Arab youth from enlisting in the IDF or the alternative, the National Service.
Much of Bladna’s activities take place inside schools.
According to Section 109 of Israel’s Penal Code, one can face up to five years imprisonment if he “incited or induced a person liable to service in an armed force not to serve in it or not to report for military duty.”
The report explains how Bladna’s efforts to discourage the enlistment of Druze youth, who are liable for IDF service, represent a clear violation of the law.
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Russia threatens US after it downs Syrian warplane
 June 20, 2017
Russia threatens US after it downs Syrian warplaneRussian S-400 air defense missiles in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)
Russia is threatening to shoot down US aircraft and has suspended US coordination after the US downed a Syrian fighter. 
Russia is threatening to shoot down US fighters flying missions over Syria after the US military shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday.
Moscow has condemned the US’ downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs nears US partner forces.
The Russian defense ministry said in a statement that, starting Monday, it will track all jets and drones of the US-led coalition west of the Euphrates in Syria and treat them as hostile targets.
The ministry also called on the US military to provide a full account of why it decided to shoot down the Syrian SU-22.
Russia’s defense ministry also said it is suspending coordination with the US in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones.”
The US and Russia, which has been providing air cover for Syria’s President Bashar Assad since 2015 in his offensive against rebel groups, have a standing agreement that should prevent in-the-air incidents involving US and Russia jets engaged in operations in Syria. Israel and Russia have a similar agreement.
The Russian ministry said it views the incident as Washington’s “deliberate failure to make good on its commitments” under the de-confliction deal.
US Retains ‘Right of Self-Defense’
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WATCH: Why the sudden escalation between US and Russia?
 June 20, 2017
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Following America’s successful air fight with a Syrian fighter jet, Russia is terminating the mechanism which has been in place to avoid conflict between the two superpowers
Syria: Why the sudden escalation after US shoots down a Syrian aircraft?
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More than 140 attempted terror attacks in Europe in 2016
 June 20, 2017
More than 140 attempted terror attacks in Europe in 2016British officers at the scene of a recent attack. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
Europe faced 142 attacks in 2016, with Islamic attacks responsible for the majority of fatalities. 
Europe faced 142 “failed, foiled and completed” terror attacks across the Continent in 2016, according to a new report issued by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol).
More than half of the attacks, 76, were reported by the United Kingdom. France reported 23 attacks, Italy 17, Spain 10, Greece six, Germany five, Belgium four, and the Netherlands one attack.
The attacks claimed 142 lives and injured 379.
Europol cited a number of significant terror sources, but called Islamic terrorism the “most serious” form, responsible for the majority of casualties.
While only 13 attacks could be described as motivated by Islam, Europol noted these were the most lethal and responsible for 135 of the 142 terror fatalities across Europe during 2016.
Some 99 attacks were perpetrated by ethno-nationalist and separatist extremists, Europol said. Left-wing terrorism was on the rise as well, with 27 incidents, mostly in Italy.
Just over 1,000 people were arrested for terror offenses last year. Most arrests were related to jihadist terrorism, for which the number rose for the third consecutive year: 395 in 2014, 687 in 2015 and 718 in 2016.
About 40 percent of terrorist plots in Europe are believed to be at least partly financed through crime, especially drug dealing, theft, robberies, the sale of counterfeit goods, loan fraud, and burglaries.
Some 40 percent of attacks utilized explosives, and authorities expressed concern that terrorists with experience gained in the Iraqi and Syrian conflict zones, under Islamic State (ISIS) tutelage, could also use drones, readily available on the consumer market as weapons platforms.
Also of concern was the use of terrorists disguised as refugees sent by ISIS to Europe.
Women and young adults, and even children, are playing increasingly operational roles in committing terrorist activities, the report noted.
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Hezbollah flags fly in London on a Sunday afternoon anti-Israel march
 June 18, 2017
Hezbollah flags fly in London on a Sunday afternoon anti-Israel marchHezbollah terrorists (Youtube)
The annual Al Quds, anti-Israel demonstration took place Sunday afternoon in London, where Hezbollah terror organization flags were permitted to fly.

Despite a petition signed by more than 20,000 individuals calling for a ban on the march, London Mayor Sadiq Khan refused to stop an anti-Israel event that included Hezbollah flags.

The petition stated, “After the terrible recent terrorist events in Manchester and London, this display of extremism has no place on the streets of the UK.”

In a written response to the petition, Khan stated, “As is the case for any group, protesters have the right to march as long as they do so within the law. The mayor does not have the power to ban a march in London.”

On their website, the IHRC (Islamic Human Rights Commission), responsible for organizing the march, stated that participants “are welcome to bring flags that show solidarity with the Palestinian cause,” but flags of proscribed or illegal organizations are not allowed. The group added, “You can bring a Hezbollah flag to show support for the political wing of Hezbollah. This is because the political wing of Hezbollah is not a proscribed organization.”

Both the political wing and the military wing of the terrorist Hezbollah organization use the same flag.

Accompanying the Hezbollah flags were placards supporting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and accusing the Jewish state of war crimes, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. Marchers delighted in chants such as “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” which signals the true intent of the organizers: the total destruction of the Jewish state. In previous years, chants also included, “we are all Hezbollah” and “we are all Hamas,” where self-proclaimed peace activists had no problem proclaiming their support for terrorist organizations openly committed not just to the destruction of Israel, but also to the killing of Jews.

Jewish and pro-Israel groups organized a counter-demonstration, and a significant police presence ensured the sides were kept apart. The counter demonstration was addressed by Kay Wilson, victim of a horrendous terror attack in 2010.

Wilson told the crowd, “It is a racist slur to say that all Muslims are terrorists. However, it is deluded, dangerous and disingenuous to claim that terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with Islam.”
Al Quds Day was established in Iran, in the wake of the 1979 Islamic revolution, in support of the Palestinians and condemning Israel. The IHRC’s are closely connected to the Iranian regime and hold an annual march in London on the weekend after Al Quds Day, which takes place in Iran on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan
In 2012 the current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attended the march and spoke in support of the Palestinians and condemned Israel. In the past, Corbyn has referred to both Hamas and Hezbollah, as his friends. Since becoming leader of the Labour Party, Corbyn has been accused of ignoring a rise in anti-Semitism in the party.
By: Gary Cohen/World Israel News


Netanyahu: ‘World must condemn Palestinian terror and those who praise it’
 June 18, 2017
Netanyahu: ‘World must condemn Palestinian terror and those who praise it’Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Yonatan 
“I call on the countries of the world to condemn both the murder and those who praise it,” Netanyahu said after the latest terror attack in Jerusalem, saying Palestinian “mendacity and brazen gall know no bounds.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on countries around the word to condemn Palestinian terrorism and its support by the Palestinian leadership following Friday night’s deadly terror attack in Jerusalem which claimed the life of Israeli Border Policewoman Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka.
“I call on the countries of the world to condemn both the murder and those who praise it, and demand the immediate cessation of Palestinian Authority payments to the families of terrorists, something that only encourages terror,” Netanyahu stated at the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
He slammed the Palestinian leadership for not denouncing the attack while condemning Israel for killing the terrorists.
“Instead of condemning the attack, Fatah – which is headed by Abu Mazen [Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas] – issued a statement in which it condemned the Border Police fighters who killed the terrorists, and praised the murderers as heroes. It seems that mendacity and brazen gall know no bounds. Of course, the Palestinian Authority is refusing to condemn the murder and the same Authority will now pay financial compensation to the murderers’ families,” Netanyahu stated.
Nickolay Mladenov, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, stated earlier that he was appalled by the Palestinian statement.
“Such terrorist acts must be clearly condemned by all.
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Border policewoman Hadas Malka stabbed to death in Jerusalem’s Old City
 June 18, 2017
Border policewoman Hadas Malka stabbed to death in Jerusalem’s Old CitySlain Border Policewoman Hadas Malka (Facebook)
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Border Policewoman Hadas Malka was stabbed to death by an Arab terrorist Friday evening in the Old City of Jerusalem.
At approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday, two Arab terrorists shot at a police patrol and tried stabbing officers before being shot dead at Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Border police ran to the scene. Among them was Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka, 23, who was subsequently stabbed and critically injured. She later died of her wounds at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in the capital.
During the attack, police shot the assailant dead.
“The attack in Jerusalem is renewed proof of the continued revolution of the people against the occupier, and that the Intifada continues until full freedom is attained,” the Hamas terrorist organization declared.
Fatah ‘Condemns’ Shooting of Terrorist as ‘War Crime’
Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, denounced the Israeli security forces for killing the terrorists
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BBC reported that Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians, when in fact they were terrorists shot while committing an attack. The broadcaster later apologized after receiving complaints.
Not for the first time, the BBC exposed its anti-Israel bias when it reported Friday night that Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians. In fact, they were shot while committing acts of terror.
“Three Palestinians killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem,” BBC tweeted.
There were two attacks. In the first, two terrorists shot at a police patrol at the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City and attempted to stab the officers. The assailants were shot dead by police.
In the second incident, a terrorist stabbed Staff Sergeant Hadas Malka, 23, as she and her patrol heard shooting and ran toward the scene of the first attack. Malka suffered critical injuries and was taken to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Hospital, where she died of her wounds. Here, too, police eliminated the terrorist.
Trump Jr.: ‘As Close to Misleading as Possible’
US President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted: “You mean after they stabbed a female Israeli police officer to death… right? This is as close to being misleading as possible.”
“Need a new term for this nonsense. Sort of the opposite of victim blaming. How about Culprit Coddling? Maybe Criminal Cozying? Thoughts???”
BBC’s tweet included a link to an article, titled, “Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem.” The original title, however,  focused on the Arabs’ deaths, and the report began by claiming that, “Israeli police have shot dead three Palestinians after a deadly knife attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem, in which a policewoman died.”
https://unitedwithisrael.org/3-terrorists-shot-during-jerusalem-attack-bbc-slammed-for-reporting-3-palestinians-killed/?

Palestinian government bans news sites critical of Abbas
 June 18, 2017
Palestinian government bans news sites critical of AbbasPalestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
The PA blocked 11 news sites it claims publishes “fake news” about Abbas.
The Palestinian government has blocked 11 news websites affiliated with Hamas and other political rivals critical of Palestinian Authority head (PA) Mahmoud Abbas.
An official at the attorney general’s office of the PA said the sites were blocked because they are in “violation of the rules of publications,” which forbids alleged fake news and defamation.
Al Jazeera reported that the sites were shut down following a directive from the PA Attorney General Ahmed Barak.
The editor of the Jordan-based Amad news website, Hassan Asfour, said in a statement that the censorship was due to its “bold reporting” on the Palestinian government’s “dirty deals.”
Hamas on Thursday denounced the PA for blocking the sites.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in the statement that the decision was “a direct assault on freedom of opinion and expression, which reflects the dictatorial approach of Abbas and his authority toward our people.”
Barhoum called on the Palestinian people to confront this “immoral approach” and to work to thwart all of Abbas’ plans to “terrify our people and deny them their freedoms.”
The PA is notorious for its lack of freedom of speech, lack of freedom of the press and its suppression of criticism and dissent.
By: AP and World Israel News Staff
https://worldisraelnews.com/palestinian-government-bans-news-sites-critical-abbas/?


Expert: Cancelling Terror Payouts Would Be ‘Political Suicide’ for Abbas
 June 18, 2017
Expert: Cancelling Terror Payouts Would Be ‘Political Suicide’ for AbbasPA President Mahmoud Abbas (Ehud Amiton/TPS)
Palestinian society overwhelmingly views funding to the families of terrorists as necessary social welfare payments.
Cancelling payments to the families of Palestinian terrorists would be “political suicide” for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a retired IDF intelligence officer and noted commentator on Palestinian affairs said Sunday.
Lt. Col. (res.) Alon Eviatar, a former intelligence officer in the illustrious Unit 8200, the IDF’s signal intelligence-gathering corps, and former advisor to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), told the Knesset TV channel that Palestinian society overwhelmingly views payouts to the families of terrorists as necessary “social welfare” benefits. He added that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s demand in recent weeks to stop the payments has further entrenched the position of the Palestinian public.
“The Palestinians don’t see the payments as ‘salaries for terror families.’ They view them as analogous to [the social welfare payments provided by Israel’s] National Insurance Institute. Not only are the payments part of Palestinian Authority law, but just about every sector of Palestinian public supports the payments,” Eviatar explained.
“In addition, the issue has become just another in a long string of Israeli/American demands to Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas).”
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Fmr. IDF general: 2005 Gaza Disengagement was a mistake
 June 18, 2017
Fmr. IDF general: 2005 Gaza Disengagement was a mistakeMaj. Gen. (ret.) Yair Naveh (Uri Lenz/Flash90)
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“There was no advantage to this eviction. None. Zero. Nothing has changed for the better there,” said Naveh, who commanded part of the Disengagement. 
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yair Naveh, who commanded the IDF’s withdrawal from northern Samaria in 2005, declared that Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and Israeli communities in northern Samaria in 2005 was a “grave mistake.”
In an interview with the Israel Hayom daily, Naveh, who was GOC Central Command at the time of the Disengagement and later became IDF deputy chief of staff, said that reality has proven the move has failed to give Israel any security or diplomatic advantage.
“There’s no doubt that we weren’t able to create any sort of security advantage, neither in Gaza nor in Samaria,” Naveh said in the interview with Israel Hayom. “If the disengagement from Gaza contributed anything to history, it did so by proving that terrorism has nothing to do with the settlement enterprise, and by proving that an eviction of this nature cannot be carried out in such a way again.”
During the 2005 unilateral disengagement from Gaza, Israel evicted a bloc of 17 communities in the Strip and four communities in northern Samaria. The move, in which 8,600 Israelis lost their homes, remains highly controversial to this day, as it is directly linked to increased Palestinian terrorism and rocket fire emanating from Gaza.
“There was no advantage to this eviction. None. Zero. Nothing has changed for the better there. It had no added value to security or to anything else. It was a frustrating event that left a feeling that it was all for nothing,” Naveh said.
Naveh is now supporting the return to some of the four abandoned communities in Samaria.
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Israel prepares for large-scale earthquake
 June 15, 2017
Israel prepares for large-scale earthquakeEarthquake simulation drill (Courtesy ZAKA)
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Israeli security forces and emergency rescue volunteers participated in a successful drill simulating a violent earthquake.
An extreme earthquake simulation drill conducted earlier this week included the participation of Zaka, an Israeli search and rescue emergency service; the National Emergency Authority; the Israel Police; the IDF Home Front Command; Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency service, and others.
At the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the preparations.
“As part of our efforts and actions to improve home front emergency preparedness, we are beginning today a national earthquake exercise, called ‘Earthquake 2017’. So first of all, I hope there will not be an earthquake in 2017. There are enough earthquakes around us in all senses of the word, but we live adjacent to the Syrian-African rift, and an earthquake can hit at any moment. They already have and they undoubtedly will. The more prepared we are, the better we will be able to deal with such an incident and thus reduce harm to life and property.
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Palestinian TV Proves Abbas Will Never Stop Funding Terror
Jun 15, 2017
Despite Secretary Tillerson’s claim that the PA will cease payments to convicted terrorists, Arabic-language Palestinian media tells a different story.  

In a recent episode of its series “Giants of Endurance”, the official TV channel of the Palestinian Authority (PA) chose to honor Nasser Awais, a leader and founding member of the terror group, The Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Awais is currently serving 14 life sentences in an Israeli prison for planning attacks, which claimed the lives of 14 Israelis.

During the program, which was broadcast on May 30th, 2017 and translated by Palestinian Media Watch, the presenter opened with the following:

“We are now in the house of pride, honor, and struggle, that heroic prisoner Nasser Awais represents (i.e., responsible for the murder of 14), whom we salute on behalf of every member of the Palestinian people. Nasser Awais has left behind a name and a legacy that cannot disappear. Nasser Awais who everyone knows what he did for the homeland and so that we will live in freedom and dignity. He gave his freedom so that we would all live in freedom and dignity. All the glory is yours, my brother, Nasser Awais.”

Awais’s actions, which the TV program was so keen to salute, included a series of murderous terror attacks in 2002, including: A shooting at a Bar Mitzvah in Hadera, which killed six; a stabbing in a Tel Aviv fish market, which killed three; a shooting in Jerusalem, which killed two; a grenade attack in Netanya, which killed two; and the murder of a border policeman.

Awais was tried and sentenced in May 2003 to 14 life sentences. Since his imprisonment, he and his family receive a monthly stipend from the PA, which thus far has amounted to NIS 558,200  (roughly $158,000).
Nasser Awais is just one of a host of terrorists to have been honored by Palestinian TV.
Money for terror dates back to 1964, when Fatah established a fund – now known as The Martyrs’ Fund – to pay families of Fedayeen terrorists who had been killed or injured in attacks against Israelis.  In 2011, the PA legislated to pay salaries to convicted terrorists and their families as well.  According to the Israeli government, in the past four years alone, over $1 billion has been paid out to terrorists and their families.
Citing a promise from Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “They have changed that policy, and their intent is to cease the payments to the families of those who have committed murder or violence against others.”
“The president raised it, and I had a bilateral meeting with [Abbas] later and I told him – you absolutely have to stop this,” Tillerson said.
Despite Tillerson’s confidence in Abbas, both the PA and Israel rejected his claim that the policy of funding terror will end any time soon.
By: United with Israel Staff
https://unitedwithisrael.org/palestinian-tv-counters-us-secretarys-claim-that-abbas-will-stop-funding-terror/?

WATCH: ISIS burning its own fighters for deserting
 June 15, 2017
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Kurdish fighters attempting to take Raqqa, the capital city of ISIS, claim that ISIS terrorists throw their fellow fighters into boiling oil when they “disobey or try to desert” battles
Raqqa: The battle for Syria's second city has begun
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Israel’s first ultra-Orthodox female pilot flies Netanyahu to Greece
 June 15, 2017
Israel’s first ultra-Orthodox female pilot flies Netanyahu to GreeceNetanyahu and wife Sarah (left) with ultra-Orthodox female pilot (right). (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)
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“She is the first, but not the last,” Netanyahu said regarding the first ultra-Orthodox female pilot to fly an Israeli prime minister overseas. 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was flown by an ultra-Orthodox female pilot on Wednesday to Thessaloniki, Greece for a trilateral summit with Greek and Cypriot leaders.

It was the first time an ultra-Orthodox female co-piloted a trip for an Israeli prime minister, and the moment, while undoubtedly meaningful for the pilot, who referred to flying as her “life’s dream,” was also an inspirational one for Netanyahu.

“She is the first, but not the last,” Netanyahu said before departing.

As originally reported by Yediot Ahronot, the pilot, Nechama Spiegel Novak, was accepted into the 2015  El Al pilots’ course. El Al is the Israeli airline company that flies prime ministers abroad.

According to Ynet, a sister media company of Yedioth Ahronoth, Nechama’s aspirations to work in the aviation field began at least as far back as when she was 20. At that age, she traveled to the United States to take the pre-requisite flight lessons needed for a pilot’s license.

After successfully acquiring a pilot’s license, she attempted to enter EL AL’s pilot course, but lacked the necessary flight hours. She acquired additional flight hours in the United States until, in 2015, she was notified of her acceptance to the EL AL pilot course in October that year.

Her course completion was delayed due to maternity leave.
By: World Israel News Staff
https://worldisraelnews.com/first-ultra-orthodox-female-pilots-israeli-prime-minister/?


London Mayor Seeks Israeli Expertise on Security
Amid the deadly ISIS terror wave, London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seeking help from Israel’s security experts.

By Ben Cohen/The Algemeiner and United with Israel

London Mayor Sadiq Khan told a UK Jewish newspaper that his office was in contact “with not only Tel Aviv, but other places as well” in his bid to boost security in the British capital amid a deadly spate of Islamist terror attacks.

Khan told the Jewish News on Tuesday that he and his colleagues, including Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley, had learned “lots of things” in their contacts with Israeli security officials, “things like putting in place the barriers we have done in London. There are other things and we are using the advice we receive.”

“Just like the terrorists evolve, we have to find new ways to protect ourselves,” he said.

Khan also acknowledged that hate crimes in his city have increased sharply in the wake of the London Bridge attack on June 3. Provisional statistics for June show a 40-percent increase in all racist incidents, including those of an antisemitic nature, compared to the daily average this year, and a five-fold increase in the number of anti-Muslim incidents, the mayor said.

Following the London Bridge atrocity — in which eight people were murdered by a gang of three Islamists who were shot dead by police — Khan became entangled in a Twitter battle with US President Donald Trump. After Khan announced on the morning after the attack that Londoners “should not be alarmed” by the presence of extra police on the streets, Trump attacked his choice of words with a trio of tweets:

“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don’t get smart it will only get worse.”

“At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’”

“Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”

A spokesperson for Khan responded that the mayor had “more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump’s ill-informed tweet that deliberately takes out of context his remarks urging Londoners not to be alarmed.”

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Israel, Palestinians reject US claim that PA stopped funding terror
 June 14, 2017
Israel, Palestinians reject US claim that PA stopped funding terrorUS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority say Tillerson’s claim that the PA has changed its policy and will stop funding terror is unfounded. 
An Israeli diplomatic official on Wednesday rejected assertions made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the previous day that the Palestinian Authority (PA) has ceased its long-held practice of financially supporting and rewarding terrorists and their families.
“Israel is not aware of any such change in the Palestinian policy, which is to continue to pay the families of terrorists,” the official said according to Israeli media. The official went on to emphasize that “the Palestinian Authority continues to praise, incite and encourage terrorism with these payments.”
Later on Monday, a senior official in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) confirmed that Secretary Tillerson was mistaken.
“(Abbas) told me that he will not give up on the prisoners and the families,” the PLO’s Commission for Prisoners Chairman Essa Qaraqaa told the Jerusalem Post. “He said he will continue the payments.”
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WATCH: Footage shows Israeli security nabbing 3 ISIS teens
 June 13, 2017
Israel’s Shin Bet security service arrested three Arab-Israeli teenagers who swore allegiance to ISIS and constructed a bomb.
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WATCH: PA says Islam requires Muslims to die for Western Wall
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a sermon Friday that Islam requires its followers to die for every stone of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Mahmoud Al-Habbash, adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said in a sermon Friday that Islam requires its followers to die for every stone of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Gunman targets Republican lawmakers, wounds 5

 June 15, 2017
Gunman targets Republican lawmakers, wounds 5Security at the scene of the shooting. (AP)
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A lone gunman, identified by authorities as James T Hodgkinson, aimed at GOP lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.   

Early Wednesday morning, a gunman attacked members of a GOP baseball team as they ran their final practice ahead of an annual charity game scheduled for the next day at Nationals Park.

Congressman Steve Scalise, two Capitol police officers, a lobbyist and a legislative aide were wounded. In a hail of bullets, police killed the assailant.

“You never expect a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone in Iraq,” said Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Army reservist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq and was on the field Wednesday when the shooting began. “But this morning it did.”

“The vice president and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely,” President Donald Trump said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected.”

The shooter, James Hodgkinson, is reported to have been a Democrat and supporter of Bernie Sanders.

“I am sickened by this despicable act,” Sanders said.  He confirmed that Hodgkinson had volunteered on his presidential campaign.
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Israel, New Zealand restore diplomatic ties after brief spat

 June 13, 2017
Israel, New Zealand restore diplomatic ties after brief spatPM Benjamin Netanyahu (R) with the previous Foreign Minister of New Zealand Murray McCully at his Jerusalem office in November. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Netanyahu authorized Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand to return to Wellington after receiving an olive branch from Prime Minister Bill English.
Israel and New Zealand have restored diplomatic ties after a brief spat following New Zealand’s co-sponsorship of a UN Security Council Resolution in December that rejected the legitimacy of Israeli construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Bill English extended the olive branch in a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after several months of high-level bilateral discussions between senior diplomatic officials.
“I regret the damage done to relations between New Zealand and Israel as a result of New Zealand’s co-sponsorship of UNSC resolution 2334,” English wrote. “We welcome the return of Israel’s ambassador to Wellington.”
https://worldisraelnews.com/israel-new-zealand-restore-diplomatic-ties-brief-spat/?


Visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem in a moment of privacy was “beyond special” for Ivanka Trump.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US president and a convert to Judaism, feels blessed to have joined a recent trip to Israel with her father, the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall.
In an interview with Fox News, she discussed the experience, which appears to have been quite thrilling for her.
A convert to Judaism, Ivanka feels blessed to have had a moment of privacy at the holy site.
Watch the video and witness her excitement.
Ivanka Trump Describes Her Time In Israel & At Western Wall
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Lawmakers call for world pressure on Hamas to release captives

 June 15, 2017
Lawmakers call for world pressure on Hamas to release captivesIsraeli captive Abera Mengistu (Courtesy family via AP)
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Following a plea by the Red Cross, several Members of Knesset, together with the families of Israelis held captive by Hamas, appealed to the international community to work towards their release. 

The families of two IDF soldiers and two civilians currently held by Hamas joined more than a dozen Knesset members Wednesday in a plea to foreign diplomats and embassies to pressure the Islamist group to comply with international law by returning the soldiers’ bodies and providing medical care for the hostages.

Last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross also pressed the terror group for their release.

Hamas has refused to return the bodies of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt. Oron Shaul since they were killed in the 2014 Operation Protective Edge. The group has also held Ethiopian-born Abera Mengistu and Bedouin-Israeli Hisham al-Sayed incommunicado since they mistakenly crossed from Israel into Gaza in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Their families joined more than a dozen Knesset members Wednesday to call on foreign diplomats and embassies to pressure the Islamist group to comply with international law by returning the soldiers’ bodies and providing medical care for the hostages.

“The international community expects Israel to intervene in the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and we expect them to intervene in the return of the soldiers,”  said Shuli Mualem Rafaeli (Jewish Home) and Amir Peretz (Zionist Union), co-chairs of the Caucus for Bringing the Soldiers Back Home.

Tzur Goldin, Hadar’s twin brother, and MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) asked members of the diplomatic corps to lobby their home governments to use political and economic influence to force Hamas to comply with international humanitarian law. Kisch said that Hamas’ cruelty adds an additional layer to Israel’s permanent dilemma vis-a-vis Gaza: On one hand, Gazans rely on Israel for  food, medication, water and electricity, but the Hamas government there routinely diverts humanitarian aid towards military projets such as rocket and missile development and digging cross-border tunnels into Israel.
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WATCH: ‘When Palestinian men beat their wives, it’s Israel’s fault’
 June 13, 2017
UN Watch, an accredited NGO, asks UN representatives for data to back their claim that Israeli policies cause Palestinian men to beat their wives.
UN: "When Palestinian men beat their wives, it's Israel's fault." UNW: "Where is the data?"
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Haley repeats threat to pull US from UN Human Rights Council
https://worldisraelnews.com/haley-repeats-threat-pull-us-un-human-rights-council/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Israel+and+Palestinians+Agree%21+Israelis+Nab+3
 June 14, 2017
Haley repeats threat to pull US from UN Human Rights CouncilU.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's Jerusalem residence. (Debbie Hill/Pool photo via AP)
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Citing the latest “one-sided” report against Israel by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Haley warned that the US is evaluating its future as a member of the UN Human Rights Council. 
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley once again threatened to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the backdrop of a biased report published by the Council’s High Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. The report called for the UN to turn to the International Court of Justice (ICC) regarding alleged human rights failures on the part of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
“The report recommends that the UN General Assembly—through the Human Rights Council—ask the International Court of Justice to issue yet another advisory opinion focused on Israel, a move that is completely out of the purview of the High Commissioner for Human Rights,” Haley’s office said in a statement.
“It’s actions like these that are forcing us to evaluate the United States’ future on the Human Rights Council,” she stated. “The Council and indeed the entire United Nations were founded on the principles of equality and fairness. This report once again fails that mission.”
Haley made similar remarks last week, as the UNHRC began its three-week summer session, calling upon the body to “address its chronic anti-Israel bias if it is to have any credibility.”
She stressed that the report, titled “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,” was in no way impartial.
“Among other one-sided conclusions in the report, terror attacks by Hamas and other violent groups are brushed over, instead choosing to fixate on matters like the human rights practices of companies in the region,” her office said.




Electricity crisis will lead to ‘explosion’ in Gaza, Hamas warns
 June 13, 2017
Electricity crisis will lead to ‘explosion’ in Gaza, Hamas warnsPalestinian youth on the street during a power outage in Rafah. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)
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Israel’s decision to reduce the electricity supply to Gaza, in unison with the PA, is “catastrophic and dangerous,” Hamas declared.
Reacting to Israel’s decision to reduce the supply of electricity to Gaza, the Hamas Islamic terror group, which rules the Strip, warned of a resulting “explosion.”
Israel’s security cabinet voted Sunday to decrease the amount of electricity provided to Gaza, cutting back on one hour of power a day and leaving it with just three.
Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas, in a power struggle with the Hamas leadership, recently cut funds to Israel, allocated for Gaza’s electricity, by 35 percent. Israel apparently decided not to intervene in internal Palestinian struggles and followed his lead.
https://worldisraelnews.com/electricity-crisis-will-lead-explosion-gaza-hamas-warns/?


PA cuts medical payments to Gaza to increase pressure on Hamas
 June 14, 2017
PA cuts medical payments to Gaza to increase pressure on Hamas(Shutterstock)
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In its continued efforts to undermine Hamas rule, the PA has drastically reduced funding for health care in Gaza, leading to a medical crisis in the Strip.  
Following its decision to cease payments for electricity in the Gaza strip, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has now targeted health care in order to increase pressure on its rival Hamas to relinquish control of the beleaguered strip.
According to Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI), the Gazan Health Ministry has stated that in recent months, the budget of $4 million per month paid by the PA to fund 13 hospitals and 54 primary care centers in the Strip has been slashed to circa $500,000.  In May, the Health Ministry in Ramallah also informed its counterpart in Gaza that it would cease shipment of medicines and medical equipment to the Strip.
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WATCH: Israel to attend international conference on Gaza power crisis
 June 14, 2017
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Despite Netanyahu’s insistence that the Gaza power crisis is the result of an “internal Fatah-Hamas Palestinian dispute,” Israel has agreed to meet with Egypt and the EU in hopes of finding a resolution.
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‘A number’ of fatalities, scores wounded in massive London fire
 June 14, 2017
‘A number’ of fatalities, scores wounded in massive London fire(Youtube)
Locals are blaming negligence for a huge fire in a residential building that wounded at least 50 people. The number of deaths is still unknown.
Several people died in a major fire in a high-rise residential building in London that broke out in the wee morning hours. The city’s Ambulance Service says 50 people have been taken to five hospitals.
The building was engulfed quickly, and London’s fire commissioner said the incident resulted in “a number” of fatalities.
According to Stuart Crichton, the Ambulance Service’s assistant director of operations, 100 medics were on the scene, together with ambulance crews and advanced trauma teams.
Commissioner Dany Cotton called the fire an “unprecedented incident,” saying she has never seen anything on this scale in her 29-year career. Firefighters are still working and she can’t say how many people may have died.
Cotton said a number of people died in the fire, but she couldn’t yet confirm how many because of the size and complexity of the building. Witnesses said that they saw people jumping from the upper floors.
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