Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | The Palestinians declared a three-day-long “rage” spree over US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thus far, however, it seems that the real anger is showing up in the international media, not on the Palestinian street. Question: How many foreign journalists does it take to cover theContinue Reading »
Friday, 08 December 2017 December 2017 | Some 250 Israeli rabbis, including Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, sent a thank you letter to US President Donald Trump praising him for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The letter, initiated by the Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and delivered by Yossi Dagan, the head ofContinue Reading »
Thursday 7 December 2017 | 6 December 2017 is one of those dates that will be remembered as a turning point that shifted an erroneous flow of history towards a truer path. After 70 years of labeling Jerusalem an occupied, contested or international city and following seven decades of denying Jewish ties to the CityContinue Reading »
Monday, 04 December 2017 | Last week Wednesday marked 70 years since 33 member states of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gave their nods of approval for the UN Partition Plan of Palestine. The plan, which gave the Jewish people international backing to re-establish a state on parts of the land which God pledgedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | [Editor’s note: Dore Gold, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations gave the following testimony, 08 November before the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform] I am not going to address the question of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem directly. It is myContinue Reading »
North Korea tested a nuclear weapon on September 3rd that literally shook the region. The United States Geological Survey, a government entity that measures earthquakes, reported on their website a “possible explosion” measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. They reported the rumble was felt by persons in China, Russia and Japan. And symbolically, theContinue Reading »
There’s complicated, and then there’s Lebanon. The country’s government is effectively controlled by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. That same group murdered current Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s father, but now he is something of a figurehead for the government mastered by Hezbollah. Meanwhile, the Lebanese army is tasked by the United Nations with keeping Hezbollah’s armsContinue Reading »
Friday, 10 November 2017 | The Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, has had enough. Last week, Iran finalized its takeover of Lebanon when Hariri resigned, and reportedly fled to Saudi Arabia. Hariri, denouncing Hezbollah and its Iranian backers, said he feared for his life. Hariri has good reason to be afraid of Hezbollah, the powerfulContinue Reading »
Recognizing the Jewish State “We expect everyone who talks about a peace process to recognize the State of Israel and, of course, to recognize a Jewish state. We are not prepared to accept bogus reconciliations in which the Palestinian side apparently reconciles at the expense of our existence. Whoever wants to make such a reconciliation,Continue Reading »
Monday, 06 November 2017 | The much-publicized meeting between Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah and senior Hamas official Salah al-Aruri on October 31, 2017, in Beirut, reflects the two terror organizations’ growing cooperation against Israel with Iran’s approval. The Hizbullah leader has become Iran’s point man as it builds up Hamas’ military power in the GazaContinue Reading »
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