Thursday, September 3, 2015

Al-Aqsa Mosque

PA’s Relentless Call for Temple Mount ‘Ribat’

Thursday, 3 September 2015 | During the summer, the Palestinian Authority [PA] and Fatah have repeatedly encouraged continued conflict on the Temple Mount, endorsing riots and calling for Palestinians to “protect” and “defend” the Al-Aqsa Mosque, warning of an impending “religious war.”

Temple Mount

Report: Temple Mount Activist Says Netanyahu Wants Change

Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Barely a year ago, Yehuda Glick was a virtually unknown advocate quietly campaigning for increased Jewish access to the Temple Mount. Yet a political assassination attempt late in October 2014 changed the life of the American-born Israeli rabbi forever—and established Glick as an iconic activist for the holiest site in Judaism.

Iranian leader Ali Khamenei

Khamenei: Iran’s Policy Opposite America’s

Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Editor’s Note: On 17 July, 2015, the US State Department announced the agreement that the UN-appointed P5+1 [US, China, France, Russia, UK plus Germany] coalition had reached with Iran. Ever since, Iran has engaged in an ongoing campaign that taunts both the United States and Israel.

Father Gabriel Nadaf

What Do Israeli Christians, Druze and Bedouin Think About the Jewish State?

Thursday, 3 September 2015 | In a recent groundbreaking event, Israeli Christian, Druze and Bedouin leaders gathered in Nazareth in a new display of unity to discuss their role as citizens of the Jewish state. Nazareth is the largest city in northern Israel, and functions as its Arab capital. However, the town where Jesus grew up is now becoming known as the birthplace of a movement that encourages minorities to participate fully in Israeli society.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jenin

Iran, Israeli Counter-Terrorism and Palestinian Rioters

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Israeli security forces came under attack by Palestinian rioters during an operation to arrest a high-ranking terrorist in the northern West Bank [Judea-Samaria] city of Jenin on Monday night, The Jerusalem Post reported [yesterday].

IDF Sets Out Strategy for Defending Israel

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | When it comes to the plans and tactics for guarding the Jewish state and those living within her borders, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is arguably known for playing its cards close to its chest. Yet in a highly unprecedented move, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot last month released a document highlighting the changing threats facing Israel and the IDF’s evolving approaches in dealing with them.  

Israelis Healthier Than 181 Countries

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Life’s hard in Israel, but new data confirms that Israel is among world leaders in length of life. A new study, which includes data for 188 countries, puts Israel very high on the rankings for healthy life expectancy.

Bethlehem Bible College

Bethlehem Bible College and Christ at the Checkpoint—A Different Message for a Different Audience?

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) hosted a youth conference sponsored by Christ at the Checkpoint Young Adults July 16-18, 2015 in Bethlehem titled “The Kufiyyeh and the Cross.”

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Soviet MIG-29 fighter jet

Russian Jets in Syrian Skies

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 | Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Rouhani: ‘Israeli Regime Built on Terrorism’

Tuesday, 1 September 2015 | As the world's foremost sponsor of global terrorism, Iran's active involvement in related organizations is renown. Groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria, the Houthis in Yemen and lesser known groups in Iraq are known proxies of Tehran. Inside Israel, the Islamic Republic is a primary underwriter of Hamas in Gaza. It has also offered to arm Palestinians throughout Judea and Samaria.