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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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Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/91194/israel-finalize-eastern-jerusalem-tourist-center/#1EOgJaX6SZMixl1U.99

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.
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/91259/17th-century-cannons-discovered-off-coast-haifa/#9K4jr0XefQVyLJ8t.99

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.
Read more at https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/91136/arab-mayor-of-hebron-boasts-of-terror-ridden-past/#3C0mArUWPVi9D7rx.99

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
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
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.
MORE https://worldisraelnews.com/oldest-known-mosaic-depicting-biblical-jonah-exposed-at-ancient-galilee-synagogue/?

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

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.”
MORE https://unitedwithisrael.org/former-bbc-head-blasts-network-for-anti-israel-bias/?

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

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

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.
MORE https://worldisraelnews.com/defense-minister-no-breakthrough-with-hamas-on-release-captive-and-remains-of-idf-soldiers/?

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.”
MORE https://worldisraelnews.com/netanyahu-conditionally-supports-new-syria-ceasefire/?
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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.

Is the GOP health care bill or Obamacare worse for Americans? Share your thoughts below!

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

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.
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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

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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.

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
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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
 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

 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
Published on 26 Jun 2017
Both the Israeli embassy and German politicians are firing back.

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

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).
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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
FOX NEWS raqi forces face string of counterattacks in Western Mosul; Benjamin Hall reports from London

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
PBS NewsHour
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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

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.

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 

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
PBS NewsHour
Published on 13 Jun 2017
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.

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.

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.

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

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.”

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. 

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.
Eric Shawn reports: The US vs Russia vs Iran vs Syria
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Amb. John Bolton on Trump administration strategy after ISIS is defeated

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

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

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.

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.

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

Published on 22 Jun 2017.

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

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?

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.”

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

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).”
No Palestinian Outrage over Jerusalem Terror Attack
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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.
A Failed Idea
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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

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

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

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.
Israeli Security Service Arrests ISIS Loyalist
Published on 13 Jun 2017
Northern Israeli Arabs Had Sworn Allegiance to Caliphate

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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June 13, 2017
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.

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.”

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

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?"

Haley repeats threat to pull US from UN Human Rights Council
 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.

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.

‘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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Israel to Test Arrow 3 Missile in Alaska

 June 12, 2017
Israel to Test Arrow 3 Missile in AlaskaArrow missile defense system (Israel Aerospace Industries)
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Israel will test its Arrow 3 anti-ballistic defense missile outside of the country for the first time in 2018.

Adm. James Syring, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, told a US congressional committee that Israel will test the missile in Kodiak, Alaska next year.

“It [Israel] has significant range constraints within the Mediterranean. And one of the better places to test is in Alaska, from Kodiak. We intend to do that next year,” Syring told a US House of Representatives panel, according to Alaskan media reports.

Alaska’s KTOO News website quoted state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. CEO Craig Campbell as saying the company had approached the Missile Defense Agency about “doing the Israeli program out of Kodiak.” Campbell told KTOO that “we are in the process of negotiating that contract today,” but the deal has yet to be finalized.

KTOO noted the defense agency had signed an $80 million umbrella a year ago with Alaska Aerospace Corp. to launch missiles from its Kodiak Island facility. The agency will also test the American Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) missile program at Kodiak Island this summer,  Campbell told KTOO.

The Arrow 3 is an anti-ballistic missile jointly developed by Israel and the US. Part of the multi-tiered David’s Sling missile defense system, the Arrow 3 targets incoming ballistic missiles outside of the earth’s atmosphere and is also reportedly capable of shooting down satellites. It was entered into operational service in January 2017.
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Israel urges UN to designate Hamas a terror group

 June 12, 2017
Israel urges UN to designate Hamas a terror groupAmbassador Danny Danon (Israel's mission to the UN)
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Israel is urging the UN to designate Hamas as a terror group after a dangerous tunnel was found under schools in Gaza. 

Israel has called on the United Nations (UN) to officially designate Hamas as a terrorist organization following last week’s exposure of a tunnel running beneath two schools in Gaza administered by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency), which was tasked with providing support to Palestinian “refugees.”

It was not the first time Hamas has endangered children using UNRWA premises. For example, a UN inquiry into the 2014 Gaza war confirmed that at least three UNRWA schools were used by Hamas terrorists to hide weapons and that rockets were likely fired from them on at least two occasions. At the time, UNRWA confirmed that 20 rockets were found in one of its vacant schools, but nonetheless returned the deadly weapons to the terror group.

In a letter sent by Israel’s Ambassador Danny Danon to the UN Security Council on Friday, he called on the world body to “strongly and unequivocally condemn Hamas and its repeated misuse of civilian infrastructure, and designate this group as a terrorist organization.”

“It is of the utmost importance that the Council ensures that all UN-affiliated agencies, and especially UNRWA, remain neutral and safeguarded from abuse by terrorist organizations,” Danon stated.

Danon underscored that this incident was “the latest of deeply concerning attempts by Hamas terrorists to systematically exploit the organs of the UN,” which are not only threatening Israel and the residents of Gaza, but also hindering humanitarian efforts in Gaza.

“Despite the repeated efforts of my delegation, our reports of Hamas’ military buildup and use of children in military campaigns have fallen on deaf ears. This time, the international community must not turn a blind eye toward such cynical exploitation,” Danon demanded.
The letter was also sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gunerres.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged that UNRWA be closed down.
By: World Israel News Staff

Minister cancels meeting with German officials who refuse to meet in eastern Jerusalem

 June 12, 2017
Minister cancels meeting with German officials who refuse to meet in eastern JerusalemMinister Gilad Erdan (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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“After 50 years, it’s time to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to respect its sovereignty,” Minister Erdan stated.

Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan canceled a meeting with visiting German Members of Parliament after they refused to meet at his office, situated in eastern Jerusalem.

Erdan turned down their request to have the meeting relocated, saying he would not lend a hand to the European boycott on parts of Israel’s capital, Israel Hayom reported.

Several European countries deem parts of Jerusalem as “occupied” by Israel.

“We will not accept a boycott on our capital Jerusalem, or parts of it,” Erdan stated. “Whoever is interested in learning from our experience in fighting terrorism is invited to arrive at the Ministry of Public Security, even if it’s in the eastern part of the city.”

He called on the German government to reconsider its policies regarding Jerusalem. “After 50 years, it’s time to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to respect its sovereignty.”
Erdan was slated to meet with seven German lawmakers from various parties on Monday on issues concerning public security.
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Red Cross presses Hamas to release captive Israelis, bodies of IDF soldiers
 June 11, 2017
Red Cross presses Hamas to release captive Israelis, bodies of IDF soldiersHadar Goldin (L) and Oron Shaul. (Social media)
The Red Cross is urging Hamas to comply with international law and release five Israelis who went missing in Gaza.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday urged the Hamas terror group, which rules the Gaza Strip, to comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law and release five Israelis who went missing in Gaza and remain unaccounted for, including two soldiers presumed killed in action during Operation Protective Edge in 2014.

The families of IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul have been pressing the ICRC to intervene for the return of their sons’ bodies to Israel for proper burial. Hadar’s parents, Leah and Simcha, met earlier this week with ICRC representatives on the matter.

Shaul was killed in battle together with another six Golani soldiers in Shajaiya in 2014 when their armored personnel carrier was hit by an anti-tank rocket. His body was never recovered and is assumed to be held by Hamas.

Goldin was abducted by Hamas and killed during a battle with Hamas terrorists in Shajaiya. Two other IDF soldiers also died in the incident.

The fate of the other three Israeli nationals – Avera Mengistu, Hisham al-Sayed, and Jumaa Abu Ghanima – remains unknown.

Jacques de Maio, head of the ICRC delegation in Israel, stated Thursday that “missing persons, regardless of their status – fallen or captured soldiers during fighting, or civilians taken captive by an adverse party – are protected by humanitarian law. They and their families must be shown due regard under the law.”

“Persons captured alive must be accounted for and treated humanely. Human remains, too, must be handled with dignity, identified and returned to the families concerned,” de Maio said.

“These are among the most widely accepted rules of warfare. The ICRC has consistently reminded the Hamas authorities, at the highest level, of their legal and humanitarian obligations, and told them that intentionally withholding information about missing persons is acting in violation of humanitarian law,” de Maio added.

“The ICRC is in direct contact with the families concerned and remains committed to ascertaining the fate of all persons still unaccounted for,” he said.

World Jewish Congress (WJC) CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer met Thursday in Geneva with ICRC President Peter Maurer to deliver a petition signed by 11,000 people on behalf of the Goldin and Shaul families, calling on the ICRC to press Hamas for the release of the soldiers’ bodies.

“We have faith that the Red Cross will act honorably in accordance with its mandate and do everything possible to have the bodies of these soldiers repatriated,” Singer said after the meeting.

Israel and Hamas have negotiated on the issue. The terror group has rejected various Israeli offers.
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Pro-Terrorist ad in Jewish newspaper is shocking and disgraceful
 June 9, 2017
Pro-Terrorist ad in Jewish newspaper is shocking and disgracefulImprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti. (Flash90)
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Several editors of American Jewish newspapers take issue with The Forward’s publishing of a paid advertisement supporting a Palestinian terrorist in the name of free speech, calling it ‘shocking and disgraceful.’
The decision by the Jewish weekly newspaper The Forward to publish a paid advertisement supporting imprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is being questioned by some editors of other American Jewish newspapers.
The full-page ad appeared in The Forward’s June 2 edition. It was sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a controversial organization that supports the BDS movement and is described by the Anti-Defamation League as the largest “Jewish anti-Zionist group” in the U.S. The ad featured a statement by Barghouti calling for more privileges for jailed terrorists, and charging that Israel’s arrest and prosecution of Palestinian terrorists is “unlawful” because it constitutes “forcibly transferring Palestinian civilians into captivity.”
The ad also included an illustration of Barghouti flashing a V-for-victory sign beneath the slogan, “Palestine Will Be Free.”
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WATCH: Online Anti-Semitism is Alarmingly Violent and Widespread
World Jewish Congress
In 2016 alone, 382,000 anti-Semitic posts were published online, many of them shockingly violent.
Oleg Ivanov of the World Jewish Congress explains that although cyber hate is a known global issue, the organization wanted to understand the extent of the phenomenon. 

They teamed up with Vigo Social Intelligence, an Israeli monitoring firm, and got the facts.

What they have is confirmation that vicious Jew hatred is widespread.

See the alarming results!
The Rise of Anti-Semitism on Social Media: Summary of 2016

WorldJewish Congress
Published on 5 Jun 2017
This is just one example of the 382,000 anti-Semitic posts we found on the major social media networks. Each post is an affront to our humanity and encourages further hate and violence. Get the facts: http://ambclub.wjc.org/


ACT NOW! Demand PayPal Close Neo-Nazi Account
Germany’s neo-Nazi Der Dritte Weg party has a PayPal account. We must demand that the company shut it down!
Germany’s neo-Nazi Der Dritte Weg (“The Third Way”) party has a PayPal account, through which it receives payments and donations that enable it to continue its hateful activities.
Established in 2013 with the participation of former officials of the far-right National Democratic Party and activists affiliated with the Freies Netz Süd (Free Network South), which was banned in 2014, Der Dritte Weg is comprised of radical ethnic nationalists.
The party’s members are described as a “conscious neo-Nazi elite.” The majority are classified as very violent.
German authorities recognize The Third Way as a clear and present danger to minorities.
Party members traveled to Lebanon in March and lauded Hezbollah’s 2006 war against Israel. The neo-Nazi group supports Basher Assad’s regime in Syria and urges a full boycott of Israel, which it calls on its website a “terror state,” the The Jerusalem Post reported.
The Third Way’s PayPal web page, where the account is listed, calls to support convicted Holocaust denier Horst Mahler.
American and German politicians are urging PayPal to close the account.
“Congressman Zeldin supports the closure of this Pay-Pal account,” Jennifer DiSiena, Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R-New York) communications director, told the Post last week.
Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-Illinois) stated that “technology companies and financial institutions have both a moral and legal responsibility to make sure they are not supporting terrorism. Failure to do so is not just a bad business decision – it can also lead to enforcement action from the US government.”
The Post has learned that PayPal is reluctant to terminate the neo-Nazi group’s account because The Third Way is not banned in Germany.
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WATCH: At what point is Islamist rhetoric a crime?
 June 8, 2017
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A Fox News panel debates whether fears of being labeled Islamophobic are preventing police from acting on known threats by Islamic extremists.
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Knesset and Congress Jointly Celebrate 50 Years of Jerusalem Reunification
For the first time, the Knesset and the US Congress held a joint event, marking 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.
Israel’s Knesset and the US Congress on Wednesday held a joint event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
The first-ever event took place simultaneously in Jerusalem and Washington, under the direction of Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, and was broadcast live.
The audience at the US Congress consisted of senators, Members of Congress, diplomats and leaders of the American Jewish community. The event at the Knesset was attended by Members of Knesset, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, leading officials, teens from the Taglit and Masa programs, and others.
The Ankor Choir, conducted by Dafna Ben Yohanan, sang the Israeli national anthem HaTikva in Israel, while the US Army Brass Quintet played the Star Spangled Banner in Congress, as well as ”Jerusalem of Gold.”
Something So Special About Jerusalem
“After thousands of years in exile, the Jewish people are finally back home. Home in the land of their ancestors. Home in the land that so many have died to defend. And home in their city of Jerusalem, the eternal capital never to be divided again,” said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
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US Ambassador to UN Human Rights Council: Stop ‘Chronic’ Israel Bashing
Haley decried the UNHRC for its failure to address real human rights abuses, while warning that if it did not cease with its obsessive anti-Israel bias, the US would quit the council.
US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley decried the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its failure to address human rights abuses around the globe, while warning that if the Council did not cease with its obsession with Israel, the US would leave the UNHRC.
“As you know, the United States is looking carefully at this Council and our participation in it,” Haley said. She spoke in reference to the effectiveness of the 47-member body, as the Council opened its three-week summer session in Geneva on Tuesday.
Haley said it is “essential that this council address its chronic anti-Israel bias if it is to have any credibility.”
She called on the council to adopt “the strongest possible resolutions on the critical human rights situations in Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Belarus and Ukraine, and that it follow up to prevent further human rights violations and abuses in those countries.”
“There is no room here for cultural relativism. This Human Rights Council must adopt strong resolutions condemning violence and discrimination against women and it must take decisive action to eliminate trafficking,” she stressed.
She decried the “rapidly deteriorating human rights situation” in Venezuela, and said its government should withdraw from the UNHRC “until it can get its own house in order.
“Being a member of this council is a privilege, and no country who is a human rights violator should be allowed a seat at the table,” said Haley.
“Finally, it’s hard to accept that this Council has never considered a resolution on Venezuela, and yet it adopted five biased resolutions in March against a single country, Israel,” Haley concluded.
The Holocaust and ‘Israeli Occupation?’
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Who is this Palestinian Leader Lying to – Israelis or Palestinians?
Is Rajoub lying? He conveys compromising statements in Hebrew to Israelis and uncompromising statements in Arabic to Palestinians.
On Saturday, Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub gave an interview in Hebrew to Israel’s Channel 2, during which he stated that Palestinians understand that the Western Wall is “holy for the Jews,” and that it should be under Jewish sovereignty.
“We understand that the Wall [President Donald Trump] visited [in May] is sacred to the Jews, and ultimately it has to remain under Jewish sovereignty,” Rajoub said. “There is no argument over this. Obviously, it’s a holy place for Jews.”
He said that while the Western Wall should remain under Israeli control, the Temple Mount belongs to the Palestinians. “The Temple Mount is ours, not yours, and I think you should stop talking as if it’s yours. That’s the status quo since 1967, as established by [former Israeli Minister of Defense] Moshe Dayan, and we both have to strive for that. If you want to create an explosion just say, “‘it’s ours, it’s ours.’”
Rajoub’s remarks depart from the official Palestinian policy of labeling all of Jerusalem as “occupied territory” that will be integrated into a future Palestinian state.
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem slammed Rajoub’s comments as a “national crime,” namely the “abuse of the Palestinian people and their holy places.” Such statements undermine “the struggle and sacrifices of the Palestinian people,” Qassem added.
However, while later addressing Palestinians in Arabic, Rajoub denies having made this statement. Rather, he claims to have said that the site should be “under Jewish religious supervision,” and wrote explicitly on his personal Facebook page: “I did not mention the word sovereignty or Israel.”
He also accused Israeli TV of editing out parts of the interview with him.
“Several hostile news websites and writers for hire have reported that I renounced the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., Western Wall) or Jerusalem… What I said was that when [US President Donald] Trump visited the Al-Buraq Wall, which is holy to the Jews, he did not agree that any Israeli would accompany him, and that this constitutes a message that he does not recognize the legitimacy of your [Israel’s] sovereignty over the site. That is all that I said on Channel 2, and I did not mention the word sovereignty or Israel at all. Those were my words, as I said them. Ignore the dogs, because despite the barking, the convoy will definitely pass,” Rajoub claimed on the Fatah Central Committee Facebook page on Sunday, according to a translation by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
The Palestinian Leadership’s Duplicity
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WATCH: Kosher restaurants targeted in Manchester arson attacks
 June 9, 2017
British police are investigating anti-Semitic hate crimes in which two kosher restaurants in Manchester were targeted by arsonists less than three weeks after terrorists massacred concert goers, including young girls, at a local musical event.


The Facts Show: ‘Israeli Occupation’ is Good for the Palestinians
Occupation myth
Six Day War
Palestinians suffer under Israeli “occupation?” The facts beg to differ! 
One of the most common myths about Israel is that it is an occupying force that systematically oppresses the indigenous Palestinian population, which suffers bitter subjugation, and when peace finally comes and the occupation ends, the Palestinians will be free to flourish.
Nobel Prize laureate José Saramago, for instance, charged that “what is happening in Palestine is a crime we can put on the same plane as what happened at Auschwitz.”
Many believe that what Israel is supposedly doing to the Palestinians is similar to the Nazi treatment of Jews during the Holocaust.
However, an examination of actual facts and statistics not only debunks this malicious libel, but shows that under Israel, Palestinians lead dramatically improved lifestyles.
Writing for Israel’s Ynet news, Ben-Dror Yemini compiled facts relating to various facets of life that have been enhanced since “Israeli occupation” began.
Israel Stifles Palestinian Education
Is Palestinian higher education being stifled by Israel? According to the testimony of the former president of Birzeit University, Gabi Baramaki, “before June 5, 1967, no universities existed in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.” Today, there are more than 50 Palestinian higher education institutions.
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WATCH: Palestinian-American imam radicalized London Bridge terrorist
 June 8, 2017
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London Bridge terrorist Khuram Shazad Butt was radicalized by Youtube videos featuring Palestinian cleric Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril, who lives in Dearborn, Michigan.
VIDEO DearbornIslamic terrorKhuram Shazad ButtLondon BridgeMichiganShaykh Ahmad Musa JibrilSocial media
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Already two years ago, CBS aired this report on the danger posed by Jibril. Even under law enforcement supervision, he’s become one of the most influential figures for foreign jihadists via social media.
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UNRWA apologized for using a photograph of a child in war-torn Syria, while insinuating that the scene of destruction is a result of IDF brutality in the Gaza Strip.
The UN agency for the so-called Palestinian refugees has apologized for using a photo of a girl standing in the rubble of a bombed-out neighborhood near Damascus in a fundraising drive for Gaza.
UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, had claimed the image was of a girl in Gaza and ran the image in Facebook and Twitter ads with the text: “Imagine being cut off from the world – for your whole life. That’s reality for children like Aya. The blockade of Gaza began when she was a baby, the occupation in the West Bank before her parents were born. Now she is eleven, and the blockade goes on. Aya’s childhood memories are of conflict and hardship, walls she cannot escape, and the fear that the only home she knows, however tiny, could be gone when she returns from school.”
“This Ramadan, please help support children like Aya, who have known nothing but conflict and hardship,” the ad urges.
UN Watch, a Geneva-based watchdog that monitors the United Nations (UN), sent a letter to UNRWA demanding that its commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl apologize for “pretending the girl is a Gaza victim of Israeli actions.”
UN Watch highlighted the fact that UNRWA itself had originally used the image, which dates back to 2014. In a 2015 report, UNRWA captioned the photo “A young girl stands in the rubble of Qabr Essit, near Damascus. In 2014, UNRWA was able to begin rebuilding facilities within the neighbourhood, including a school and community centre.”
Following an appeal by UN Watch, UNRWA apologized and claimed its use of the image was mistaken.
“As soon as issues relating to a photograph in our Ramadan campaign were brought to our attention we looked into the matter,” read the statement on the organization’s website. “We had mistakenly posted an image from our archive of a child in Syria and had said that the child was in Gaza. The image has been replaced.”
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Gamble backfires as Tories remain UK’s largest party but lose majority
 June 9, 2017
Gamble backfires as Tories remain UK’s largest party but lose majorityTheresa May (AP/Alastair Grant)
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s gamble in calling an early election backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament and pressure mounted on her Friday to resign.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early election, expecting an advantage at the ballot, but that strategy backfired spectacularly, as her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament.
The shock result throws British politics into chaos and could send Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union — due to start June 19 — into disarray. The pound lost more than 2 cents against the dollar.
With 636 of 650 seats in the House of Commons declared, the Conservatives had 310 to the Labour Party’s 258. Even if the Conservatives won all the remaining seats, the party would fall short of the 326 needed for an outright majority. Before the election, the Conservatives had 330 seats and Labour 229.
May called the snap election in the hope of increasing her majority and strengthening Britain’s hand in exit talks with the European Union with a “strong and stable government.” Instead, the result means the Conservatives will need to rely on support from smaller parties to govern, with more instability and the chance of yet another early election.
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North Korea fires cruise missiles
 June 8, 2017
North Korea fires cruise missilesNorth Korea launches missiles. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
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North Korea launched a new type of cruise missile, the latest development in its weapons race. 
North Korea fired several suspected short-range anti-ship missiles Thursday, South Korea’s military said, in a continuation of defiant launches, as it seeks to build a nuclear missile capable of reaching the continental United States.
The projectiles were fired from the North Korean eastern coastal town of Wonsan and likely flew about 200 kilometers (about 125 miles), while reaching a maximum altitude of about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
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ISIS claims responsibility for hostage, murder incident in Australia
 June 6, 2017
ISIS claims responsibility for hostage, murder incident in AustraliaTerrorist Yacqub Khayre. (Screenshot)
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A Muslim terrorist killed a man and took a woman hostage before being killed by police. ISIS claimed responsibility for the violent incident. 
A Muslim terrorist, who killed a man and took a woman hostage before being killed in a police shootout, was acquitted of plotting a terror attack at a Sydney army base years earlier, police said Tuesday.
Three police officers were wounded in the incident.
The siege Monday at an apartment building in a Melbourne suburb was being treated as an act of terror, but Victoria state Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said the terrorist appeared to have acted alone and not as part of any ongoing plot or threat.
The terrorist, Yacqub Khayre, 29, was one of two men acquitted by a jury in 2010 of plotting a suicide attack in Sydney. Three people were convicted of conspiracy for that plot, which police thwarted before it could be executed.
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Abbas agrees to meet Netanyahu without settlement freeze
 June 8, 2017
Abbas agrees to meet Netanyahu without settlement freeze(Youtube/Screenshot
the Palestinians are reportedly willing to come to the negotiating table without preconditions. How sincere are they? 

Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas will temporarily relinquish his long-standing demand for Israel to freeze its construction in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria as a prerequisite to the restarting of the diplomatic process with Israel, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
According to the report, which is based on an interview with Mohammad Mustafa, Abbas’s senior economic adviser and former deputy prime minister, Abbas will also tone down his campaign to prosecute Israel for alleged war crimes at international courts and to rally condemnation of Israel at the United Nations (UN).
“We have not made the settlements an up-front issue this time,” Mustafa said in an interview with Bloomberg. “We think it’s better for all of us right now to focus on giving this new [Trump] administration a chance to deliver.”
During his recent visit in Israel, President Donald Trump reportedly put pressure on Abbas to renew the diplomatic process with Israel.
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WATCH: Why Trump’s approval rating in Israel has bumped up
 June 8, 2017
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US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, speaking Wednesday at the joint Knesset-Congress event marking the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, discusses the results of President Donald Trump’s recent visit to the Holy Land.

US Ambassador to UN visits Hamas terror tunnel
 June 8, 2017
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley visited Israel’s Gaza border region Thursday, where she toured the Kerem Shalom border crossing, surveyed a Hamas-dug terror tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, and met local residents in Kibbutz Nahal Oz.
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U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambasador Nikki Haley, visited Israel’s Gaza border region today, June 8, 2017, where she toured the Kerem Shalom border crossing, surveyed a Hamas-dug terror tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, and met local residents in Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

Over 200 candidates for the British parliament signed a pledge expressing support for Israel and opposing boycotts on the Jewish state.
Some 215 British candidates up for election for the United Kingdom’s (UK) parliament on Thursday signed a pledge expressing support for Israel and opposing the anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign.
Believe in Israel and the Israel Britain Alliance, two British pro-Israel activist groups, mobilized thousands of activists from a range of pro-Israel groups, who emailed their local candidates asking them to support the campaign.
Of the candidates who signed the pledge, 53 of them are Conservatives, 52 are Labour members, 40 are Liberal Democrats, 26 are UKIP members and some 45 are from other parties.
There are a total of 3,300 candidates up for election, which means that six percent signed the pledge.
Luke Akehurst, director of We Believe in Israel, stated that “it is great to see cross-party support from a range of parliamentary candidates for these important pledges about Israel.”
Michael McCann, Director of the Israel Britain Alliance, said that the campaign managed to “mobilize thousands of voters, Jewish and non-Jewish to contact their candidates about our Pledge for Israel. This unprecedented grassroots mobilization means candidates across the UK understand there is public support for Israel and we hope they will reflect this in their contributions and voting in Parliament.”
The text of the Pledge stated that “if elected to the United Kingdom Parliament I pledge to oppose the extremists who challenge Israel’s right to exist, to support the right of people in the United Kingdom to enjoy Israeli culture and promote business, educational, religious and other connections with the Jewish State without fear of discrimination, boycotts, harassment and/or intimidation, to support those who genuinely seek to promote and establish a permanent, just and comprehensive peace between Israel and its neighbours, to celebrate the fact that Israel is a free society and parliamentary democracy that extends to all its citizens the right to practice their religion and have access to religious sites in Jerusalem, to support the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism, and to encourage HM Government to promote trade with Israel that will increase investment and jobs for people in both countries.”
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WATCH: Arab-Israelis storm police station to free criminal
 June 7, 2017
Hundreds of residents of the Israeli-Arab city of Kafr Qassem, many with face masks, lit fires, threw stones and stormed the city’s police station in an unsuccesful attempt to free a local criminal.
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Israel Thwarts Arab Plot to Assassinate IDF Officer 
Israel exposed an Arab plot to assassinate a senior IDF officer in retaliation for the murder of senior Hamas commander Mazzen Fuqaha.
Israel’s security forces arrested seven Israeli-Arabs who plotted to assassinate a senior IDF officer in retaliation for the murder of senior Hamas commander Mazzen Fuqaha in Gaza
The terror plot was exposed and the terror cell was arrested. The cell was from the Arab town of Jaljulya in the center of Israel.
An investigation into an illegal weapons trafficker, Mahmoud Muhammad Abdul Karim Daoud,  exposed the fact that during his involvement in weapons trafficking, he learned of a terrorist plot underway by two brothers from Jaljulya.
The two brothers, Adam Ismail Muhammad Faki and Faras Ismail Muhammad Faki, were arrested.
Adam Faki, 25, was known to the police for prior criminal actions. Faras Faki, 27, was known to Israel’s security services as a supporter of Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and as an active criminal.
According to the investigation, Adam visited the Gaza Strip in December 2014 to attend a family wedding. During his visit, he was recruited by his half-brother Muhammad and Hassan Amatzi, both members of the Hamas terror group.
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Israeli Commandos to Train in Cyprus Mountains 
The IDF is participating in a major military exercise in Cyprus, focusing on survival strategies in mountainous areas.
Israeli special forces will take part in a weeklong training exercise in the Trodos Mountains, Cypriot media reports.
According to the Cyprus Mail, the drill will focus on scenarios for occupying and liberating villages and survival strategies in the mountainous range which rises to a height of some 2,000 meters above seal level.
Some 400 commandos will take part in the exercise. According to the Hebrew daily Ha’aretz, the drill will also include the use of Black Hawk helicopters.
The exercise is believed to be the largest since the two countries started holding joint exercises in 2014.
In March, Israel and Cyprus held a three-day joint military exercise named ‘Onisilos-Gideon’ that tested Cypriot air defenses. In May, Israel sent observers to a 22-nation maritime search and rescue drill labeled Exercise Argonaut.
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Saudis demand Qatar cut ties with Hamas; terror group ‘shocked’
 June 7, 2017
Saudis demand Qatar cut ties with Hamas; terror group ‘shocked’Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir (AP/Ferdinand Ostrop)
Saudi Arabia is calling on Qatar to cut ties with Hamas. The terror group expressed shock over the demand. 
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Tuesday demanded that Qatar cut ties with the Hamas Palestinian terror group as a prerequisite to restoring ties with Gulf states. Several countries, led by Saudi Arabia, severed or downgraded their diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week
Al-Jubeir’s remarks “constitute a shock for our Palestinian people and the Arab and Islamic nations,” Hamas said in a statement on Wednesday.
Hamas alleged that Israel “exploits these statements to carry out more violations against the Palestinian people.”
Qatar has hosted Hamas leaders and financed major projects in Gaza, including its terror network and military buildup.
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Welcoming Haley to Israel, Netanyahu expressed gratitude for her defense of the Jewish state at a biased UN, where she always insists on telling the truth.
Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, is on her first visit to Israel.
Haley was greeted warmly by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and other dignitaries, all of whom appreciate her staunch support for the Jewish state and the changes she hopes to make at the UN.
“People appreciate truth,” Netanyahu told Haley.
In this video, he elaborates on that statement and the US envoy responds, saying what she hopes to achieve at the world body that until now has “bullied” Israel.

Trump: Iran responsible for Tehran terror attacks
 June 8, 2017
Trump: Iran responsible for Tehran terror attacksPresident Donald Trump (AP/Andrew Harnik)
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“We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,” the White House stated.
President Donald Trump stated that Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism, has fallen victim to the “evil” it promotes and is essentially responsible for terrorism within its borders.
Trump made the remarks following two terror attacks, perpetrated by the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group, which struck at the Iranian parliament and the shrine of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, in which 13 were killed and some 50 were wounded.
“We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote,” the White House said in a statement.
To the people of Iran, the White House stated that “we grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times.”
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Dershowitz: Trump did not obstruct justice

 June 8, 2017
Dershowitz: Trump did not obstruct justiceFBI Director James Comey (AP/Alex Brandon/FILE)
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History, precedent and Comey’s statement show that Trump did not obstruct justice, says world-renowned US attorney Alan Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat.
By: Alan M. Dershowitz, The Gatestone Institute
In 1992, then President George Walker Bush pardoned Caspar Weinberger and five other individuals who had been indicted or convicted in connection with the Iran-Contra arms deal. The special prosecutor, Lawrence Walsh, was furious, accusing Bush of stifling his ongoing investigation and suggesting that he may have done it to prevent Weinberger or the others from pointing the finger of blame at Bush himself. The New York Times also reported that the investigation might have pointed to Bush himself.
This is what Walsh said:
“The Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed with the pardon of Caspar Weinberger. We will make a full report on our findings to Congress and the public describing the details and extent of this cover-up.”
Yet President Bush was neither charged with obstruction of justice nor impeached. Nor have other presidents who interfered with ongoing investigations or prosecutions been charged with obstruction.
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Former intelligence director: Trump’s Russia scandal ‘worse than Watergate’
 June 8, 2017
Former intelligence director: Trump’s Russia scandal ‘worse than Watergate’Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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“I think, (if) you compare the two, that Watergate pales really in my view compared to what we’re confronting now,” Clapper said.
A former US intelligence official said Wednesday the Watergate scandal that brought down a president “pales” in comparison with allegations that President Donald Trump’s election campaign colluded with Russians.
James Clapper, director of national intelligence until Trump took office in January, told Australia’s National Press Club the cover-up of a 1972 burglary at the Democratic Party national headquarters in the Watergate complex in Washington that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency “was a scary time.”
But the allegations under multiple investigations of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election were more concerning, he said.
“I think (if) you compare the two that Watergate pales really in my view compared to what we’re confronting now,” Clapper said.
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Pro-Terrorist ad in Jewish newspaper is shocking and disgraceful
 June 9, 2017
Pro-Terrorist ad in Jewish newspaper is shocking and disgracefulImprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti. (Flash90)
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Several editors of American Jewish newspapers take issue with The Forward’s publishing of a paid advertisement supporting a Palestinian terrorist in the name of free speech, calling it ‘shocking and disgraceful’.
The decision by the Jewish weekly newspaper The Forward to publish a paid advertisement supporting imprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is being questioned by some editors of other American Jewish newspapers.
The full-page ad appeared in The Forward’s June 2 edition. It was sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), a controversial organization that supports the BDS movement and is described by the Anti-Defamation League as the largest “Jewish anti-Zionist group” in the U.S. The ad featured a statement by Barghouti calling for more privileges for jailed terrorists, and charging that Israel’s arrest and prosecution of Palestinian terrorists is “unlawful” because it constitutes “forcibly transferring Palestinian civilians into captivity.”
The ad also included an illustration of Barghouti flashing a V-for-victory sign beneath the slogan, “Palestine Will Be Free.”
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This Video Will Help You Remember What Happened To All Of Israel’s Enemies
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Haley arrives in Israel, has ‘no patience for bullies’ at UN
 June 7, 2017
Haley arrives in Israel, has ‘no patience for bullies’ at UNPM Netanyahu and US Ambassador Nikki Haley (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)
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“If there’s anything I have no patience for it is bullies, and the UN was being such a bully to Israel,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told Netanyahu during her visit to the Jewish state.
US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley, one of the most outspoken officials in the Trump administration, arrived in Israel for a three-day visit, her first to the Jewish state.
“We are honored to welcome you to our country and thank you for standing resolutely by our side,” Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in his greeting. “We look forward to showing you our beautiful country as we work together to further strengthen our alliance.”
She first met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who thanked her for “standing up for Israel, standing up for the truth, which is standing up for America.”
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Netanyahu: Israel will not relinquish security control over Judea and Samaria
 June 6, 2017
Netanyahu: Israel will not relinquish security control over Judea and SamariaIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Youtube)
Netanyahu declared that Israel will maintain security control over the entire Judea and Samaria region, with or without a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Monday that Israel will maintain security control over the entire Judea and Samaria region, with or without a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War at the armored corps memorial at Latrun, Netanyahu said Israel seeks “true peace” with its neighbors, but must ensure its own security.
“For that reason, in any agreement, and even without an agreement, we will maintain security control over the entire territory west of the Jordan River,” he said.
Israel defeated Egypt, Syria and Jordan in six days of fighting in June 1967, liberating Judea and Samaria and east Jerusalem from Jordanian occupation, the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt and the Golan Heights from Syria.
Taking a strong stance on Israel’s security, Netanyahu said that despite the close alliance with the US and the American military aid, the main lesson from the 1967 war is that Israel ultimately can rely only on itself for its defense.
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Israel slams UN secretary general for condemning ‘Israeli occupation’
 June 6, 2017
Israel slams UN secretary general for condemning ‘Israeli occupation’UN Secretary-General António Guterres (AP/Bebeto Matthews)
Israel’s ambassador to the UN responded critically to a call by the UN secretary general to end Israeli “occupation” in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Danny Danon had harsh words for UN Secretary General António Guterres, who called on Israel to end its “occupation” of Judea and Samaria.
In a statement released on the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War on Monday, Guterres asserted that the war, which erupted as a result of Arab belligerence, has resulted in generations of Palestinians living in refugee camps with little hope, and urged Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct talks on a two-state solution that would end what he termed Israel’s “occupation.”
Guterres lamented that Israel did not withdraw from Judea and Samaria, the eastern part of Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, which, he claimed, “has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden” on the Palestinians.
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BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fires ‘multiple unidentified missiles’
JUNE 7, 2017
DEVELOPING: According to a developing report coming from RT News, North Korea has reportedly launched several unidentified ground-based projectiles,

assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. We will give you more on this developing story as we receive it! 
SOURCE  https://www.rt.com/news/391298-korea-multiple-ballistic-missiles/

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If you ever wanted proof that political correctness kills, now you have it…
Had today’s backwards and misplaced obsession with political correctness permeated society in the 1940’s, these are the leftist arguments you probably would have heard. And they’re pretty naïve.
Fast forward to today. We aren’t in a world war like the last two and we aren’t faced with a racist Nazi regime, but we are fighting a different type of war and we face millions of radical Muslims who want to take over the world and enforce their murderous ideology.
And yet, every time a terrorist kills innocents, naïve people rush to excuse terrorism and call for “peace” and “love.” The Nazis weren’t interested in peace or love and neither are the radical Islamists.
Terror must be fought with force and resolve, not political correctness!

WATCH: ‘Bloodshed will end,’ Trump assures Americans after London attack
 June 5, 2017
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President Donald Trump, speaking at a fundraiser Sunday in Washington, D.C., in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack, promised that the bloodshed caused by terror attacks “must” and “will end.
President Trump: I will do what's necessary in terror fight”
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WATCH: London terrorist filmed with ISIS flag, reported to hotline
 June 5, 2017
Pakistan-born British citizen Khuram Butt, one of the three terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attack, was seen praying with a black ISIS flag at a British park in a 2016 documentary aired on Channel 4 in Britain, called The Jihadist Next Door. He was also reported to the UK’s anti-terror hotline, but was never arrested.
London terror attack killer in this documentary
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NYC turns blue and white in honor of Israel parade
 June 5, 2017
NYC turns blue and white in honor of Israel paradeThe Salute to Israel Parade in New York. (AP/Craig Ruttle)
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Tens of thousands of marchers flooded New York’s main avenue in honor of Israel. 
Elected officials joined thousands of marchers in a sea of blue and white flags along New York City’s Fifth Avenue for the annual Celebrate Israel parade.
Participants ranging from school-age children to adults came out Sunday under overcast skies for the event. Elected officials who marched included New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, as well as Sen. Charles Schumer. Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber was an honorary grand marshal.
Minister of Internal Security Gilad Erdan represented Israel.
The event was formerly known as the Salute to Israel Parade, and marks the birth of the Jewish state in 1948. The thousands of people who take part include students from regional yeshivas and Jewish day schools, Jewish groups and synagogues.
At the parade Sunday, Cuomo declared the day as Shimon Peres Day.
“Shimon Peres was a phenomenal world leader. He had been in public service for 50 years. Prime minister of Israel, president of Israel, foreign minister of Israel, but he was a leader respected internationally,” Cuomo said. “When you were with him you believed and felt you were in the presence of greatness.”
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Trump to London mayor: ‘Stop being politically correct’
 June 5, 2017
Trump to London mayor: ‘Stop being politically correct’US President Donald Trump (AP/Evan Vucci)
Trump urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to focus on security rather than political correctness, but the advice was not appreciated.
US President Donald Trump criticized London’s mayor after he tried reassuring residents about a stepped-up police presence following the deadly terror attack in his city Saturday evening.
Taking to Twitter, as usual, Trump argued for leaders to “stop being politically correct” and focus on “security for our people.”
It was the third Islamic attack in the country in the past three months.
Trump challenged Khan for claiming there was “no reason to be alarmed.” The mayor spoke those words in a television interview Sunday in the context of an increased police presence in the city, describing it as “one of things the police and all of us need to do to make sure we are as safe as we possibly can be.”
Trump was not impressed and responded Sunday 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!”
Khan’s office dismissed the tweets, saying the mayor was busy with the ramifications of the attack. “He has 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 when they saw more police — including armed officers — on the streets.”
Lewis Lukens, acting US ambassador the UK, praised Khan Sunday for his response to the weekend terror attacks after Trump slammed him.
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Netanyahu: London Terrorists ‘Worship Death’ but ‘Will Not Frighten Us’
The terrorists who murdered seven innocent people and wounded dozens more in London “worship death…but they will not frighten us,” Netanyahu stated, vowing to defeat them.

In Liberia Sunday as the first non-African leader invited to address the Economic Community of West African States, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his presentation expressing his sorrow at the horrific terror attacks in London Saturday evening.
Muslim terrorists murdered seven victims and injured another 48 in central London, first ramming a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbing random people at an open-air market.
Eyewitnesses told several British news outlets that terrorists yelled, “This is for Allah,” as they left their van after ramming into pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night and began stabbing people.
“Dozens of images have appeared on anonymous messaging channels with links to the terror group celebrating the slaughter and vowing to carry out more attacks,” the Daily Mail reported. “While ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the atrocity, fighters had been calling for vehicle and knife attacks targeting the West to take place during Ramadan.”
“When I landed here after a long flight from Israel, I found that a somber cloud hangs over this glorious day,” Netanyahu said. “This is the cloud of terrorism that has claimed the lives of so many innocent Africans, most recently in Niger and Mali. And in recent hours, another terrible attack was launched on innocent people in the heart of London. We condemn it. We send our condolences to the British people and we pledge our commitment to fight this scourge – this scourge that knows no bounds.
“These terrorists worship death,” Netanyahu stated. “They murder indiscriminately, but they will not frighten us. They will not terrorize us. They will only harden our resolve to defeat them. And together, together here in Africa, in the Middle East, in Europe, everywhere – together, we will defeat them faster.”
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat also sent “his deepest condolences to the residents of London.”
“We stand by your side during this difficult time,” he said.
“Terror is terror – anywhere in the world – and the free world must come together to fight evil. An attack in London is an attack against the values of freedom and democracy around the world.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. “Jerusalem stands with London – today and always,” the mayor concluded.

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Trump disappoints Israel by not moving US Embassy to Jerusalem
 June 1, 2017
Trump disappoints Israel by not moving US Embassy to JerusalemUS President Donald Trump (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP)
US President Donald Trump has broken a key campaign promise that he would move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.
With the clock ticking down before legislation enacted by Congress in 1995 would automatically transfer the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed a waiver postponing the move for a further six months, thus breaking one of his campaign promises that brought him to the White House in January.
“While President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance,” the White House said in a statement June 1.
“President Trump made this decision to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians,” the statement continued. “But, as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when.”
Trump still claims to support moving the embassy, but wrote in a memorandum to Congress that “it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of six months the limitations set forth” in the 1995 law.
According to a White House statement, Trump still plans to move the embassy and “the question is not if that move happens, but only when.”
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Israeli ambassador elected VP of UN General Assembly
 June 1, 2017
Israeli ambassador elected VP of UN General AssemblyIsraeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon (World Likud)
“We have proven once again that Israel is ready and able to serve in significant positions in the UN and the attempts to block this progress will not succeed,” Danon stated.
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was elected Wednesday as vice-president of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.
During his term, Ambassador Danon will chair meetings of the General Assembly, take part in setting the agenda of the GA and oversee the rules and decorum during the sessions.
“It is an honor to represent the State of Israel in this leadership position at the United Nations,” Danon stated.
“We have proven once again that Israel is ready and able to serve in significant positions in the UN and the attempts to block this progress will not succeed,” he added, apparently referring to the blatant anti-Israel bias at the world body.
Danon was elected to the position as a representative of the Western European and Others (WEOG) regional group and will begin his term with the opening of the new General Assembly session in September.
In May 2016, Danon became the first Israeli to chair a permanent committee of UN when he was elected by 109 member-states to chair the Sixth (Legal) Committee
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Netanyahu: Land for peace formula ‘not right’
 June 1, 2017
Netanyahu: Land for peace formula ‘not right’Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Ohad Zweigenberg/POOL)
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“The idea that we can give up territory and achieve peace is not right,” Netanyahu said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel must maintain full military control over Judea and Samaria in the event of a final peace agreement with the Palestinians.
“The idea that we can give up territory and achieve peace is not right,” Netanyahu told IDF Radio on Tuesday, adding that “in order to assure our existence, we need to have military and security control over all of the territory west of the Jordan River. This is the truth and I will continue saying this truth.”
Netanyahu said that a full Israeli military withdrawal would create a vacuum that would enable the advent of extreme terror groups, who could pose a threat to Israel’s security.
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Palestinian Authority arrests men for eating in public during Ramadan
 June 1, 2017
Palestinian Authority arrests men for eating in public during RamadanMuslim women during Ramadan prayers on the Temple Mount. (Suliman Khader/Flash90)
Palestinian police are arresting people on the streets on charges of eating in public during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Palestinian police arrested a man in Tubas on Wednesday for “violating the sacredness of Ramadan” by eating in public during the month holy to Muslims.
Police said in the statement that they saw a man “breaking the fast” publicly and arrested him, and that he would face legal consequences for the act, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.
The Muslim month of Ramadan is observed by fasting from dawn until sunset.
On Monday, the head of the Ramallah general prosecution office, Alaa Tamimi, said those caught violating the fast would be jailed for one month.
In the Hebron district, Palestinian police arrested three men on Monday who were caught eating in a public place. A police statement said they were arrested for “paying no respect to the feelings of those fasting.”
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WATCH: Digging up a 4,000-year-old house near Jerusalem

 June 1, 2017
Dr. Steven Ortiz of the Tandy Institute for Archaeology reveals the latest findings at the Tel Gezer archaeological site in the foothills of the Judaean Mountains. Gezer is a city given to King Solomon by an Egyptian pharaoh as a dowry for marrying his daughter.

War crimes suit filed against former Israeli minister
 June 1, 2017
War crimes suit filed against former Israeli ministerMK Tzipi Livni (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
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Switzerland is examining a criminal complaint against former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, accused of war crimes by a pro-Palestinian group.
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland is examining a criminal complaint against former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, accused of war crimes by a Geneva-based pro-Palestinian group, Swissinfo.ch reported Wednesday.
According to the Le Temps newspaper, Livni was named in a legal suit filed on Monday by the Geneva-based Urgence Palestine group in relation to her role in the IDF’s “Operation Cast Lead” in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009. “Cast Lead” was launched to strike at Hamas terror infrastructure. Livni was foreign minister and acting prime minister at the time.
On May 28, Livni attended an event in the Swiss city of Lugano organized by the Swiss-Israel Association to celebrate Israel’s 69th independence anniversary. She left Switzerland on Monday.
It is unclear what action the Attorney General’s office will take, especially if Livni plans to return to Switzerland.
Livni, a current Knesset Member (MK), has previously faced similar allegations abroad.
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Palestinian terrorist wounds IDF soldier in Samaria stabbing attack

 June 1, 2017
Palestinian terrorist wounds IDF soldier in Samaria stabbing attackScene of the attack. (Aryeh Zinterinowitz/TPS)
A Palestinian terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier at the entrance to the Israeli community of Mavoh Dotan in Samaria.
A female Palestinian terrorist stabbed and wounded an IDF soldier at the entrance to the Israeli community of Mavoh Dotan in Samaria, on Thursday.
According to an IDF statement, the terrorist approached IDF soldiers, who were securing the entrance of the community. They called on her to stay away, but she did not heed their calls. At some point she drew a sharp object and stabbed one of the soldiers in the stomach. The soldiers responded by shooting her.
The victim, in his early 20s, was taken to an Israeli hospital with light wounds to his abdomen.
The terrorist sustained serious wounds and was likewise taken to an Israeli hospital.
The attack occurred during the Muslim month of Ramadan, during which the IDF fears there will be an intensification of Palestinian terror attacks as a result of augmented incitement at the mosques and the increase in religious fervor.
The role of female Palestinian terrorists has grown markedly in the most recent wave of terror attacks.
This attack is the latest in a long series of Palestinian terror attacks, which have plagued Israelis over the course of more than a year, claiming the lives of 47 victims and wounding over 650.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News
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Israeli team travels to Ramallah, makes concessions to Palestinians
 June 1, 2017
Israeli team travels to Ramallah, makes concessions to PalestiniansPalestinian activists place a flag post in E1 east of Jerusalem, lying within area C of Judea and Samaria. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90/File)
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Border crossing to be open 24/7, new industrial zones for Hebron and Jenin, and more building permits for Palestinians is the new package approved by Israel in a confidence-building gesture.
Israel agreed to give the Palestinian Authority more control over Area C of Judea and Samaria as part of several new measures designed to boost the Palestinian economy. The moves were a result of a rare sit-down between Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Wednesday night in Ramallah.
Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai joined Kahlon. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman were aware of the meeting, Kahlon’s office said in a statement.
Area C, according to the Oslo Accords, is under Israeli control. Area A is ruled by the Palestinians only, while Area B is ruled jointly in a collaborative effort.
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Palestinians refuse to rename center named after terrorist responsible for killing 37 Israelis

 June 1, 2017
Palestinians refuse to rename center named after terrorist responsible for killing 37 IsraelisPalestinians hold posters showing terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. (Issam Rimawi/Flash 90)
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The Palestinians are refusing to rename a UN-funded center named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, responsible for murdering 37 Israelis, despite the growing international outcry.
Norway and the United Nations (UN) condemned the Palestinians for recently naming a women’s center after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. Norway demanded its money back, but the Palestinians refuse to rename the center, despite the growing international outcry.
The center was funded in part by UN Women and by Norway via the Palestinian Election Commission, supposedly to promote the participation of women in elections.
Mughrabi led a terrorist attack in Israel in 1978 that claimed 37 civilian lives, including many children. It was the most lethal attack in Israel’s history.
Sami Daghlas, head of the Palestinian village of Burka where the center is situated, told the WAFA official Palestinian Authority (PA) news agency that they view the terrorist as a “hero” and refuse to rename the center, according to a translation of the report by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
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WATCH: Mullahs rape young recruits to blackmail them into suicide attacks
 June 1, 2017
In a rare confession, an 18 year old Afghani, recruited by the Taliban, recounts how a mullah raped him and then used a video of the rape to pressure him into carrying out a suicide bombing.
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Iran Renews Funding of Hamas 
Iran is renewing its financial and military support of Hamas.
Iran is holding meetings with the Hamas terror group with the objective of renewing ties between the two sides and resuming Iran’s financial support for the organization, Asharq al-Awsat reported Tuesday.
Members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and senior Hezbollah members were among those presents at the talks in Lebanon.
According to the report, Iran and Hamas agreed to restore diplomatic relations to the level at which they were before the Syrian civil war, when the sides broke off their close ties.
The report also said that Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh is expected to visit Tehran in the near future.
The agreement was supported by the commander of IRGC’s al-Quds Brigades, Kassam Soleimani, Ismail Haniyeh, and Hamas’ new Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar.
Hamas reduced its staff by 30 percent, including the armed Qassam Brigades, because of financial difficulties.
Iran took advantage of the change in leadership to reinstate the relationship
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US vet gets 35 years in prison for trying to join ISIS

 June 1, 2017
US vet gets 35 years in prison for trying to join ISISTairod Pugh. (Facebook)
An Air Force vet, the first American to be convicted in the US on ISIS-related terrorism charges, was sent to prison for 35 years. 
A US Air Force veteran convicted of terrorism charges for trying to join the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and die a Muslim martyr was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison by a judge who called it a “very sad thing” that a onetime airman would want to join a group seeking to destroy America.
Last year’s conviction of Tairod Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, was the first verdict from more than 70 cases the government brought against Americans accused of trying to support the Islamic terror group.
“This isn’t about whether you’re a Muslim or a Christian or Jewish,” US District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis told Pugh, who’s 49. “This is about whether you’re going to stand up for your country.”
The Brooklyn judge called Pugh’s military service “a long time ago” commendable, but said the defendant squandered his training as an airplane mechanic and all the good things the United States did for him with a decision to betray his country.
“The work of the Islamic State is to destroy our way of life,” the judge said.
He added that he can’t imagine a US military veteran trying to join such a group. “It’s a very sad thing,” he said.
Victory or Martyr
Prosecutors said Pugh was stopped at a Turkish airport in 2015 carrying a laptop with information on Turkey-Syria border crossing points, 180 jihadist propaganda videos, including footage of an ISIS prisoner beheading, and a letter declaring: “I will use the talents and skills given to me by Allah to establish and defend the Islamic States.”
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Report: Palestinians admit Trump blasted Abbas for incitement
 June 2, 2017
Report: Palestinians admit Trump blasted Abbas for incitementUS President Donald Trump with PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, May 23, 2017. (Flash90)
Palestinian sources reportedly conceded that Trump blasted Abbas for his incitement to terror, notwithstanding PA claims to the contrary.
Recent reports cite Palestinian sources as acknowledging that US President Donald Trump expressed fury during his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem last week, accusing him of lying and of inciting violence against Israelis.
Israel’s Channel 2 TV reported earlier this week that Trump was enraged with Abbas. “You lied to me in Washington when you talked about commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me you were personally responsible for incitement,” Trump reportedly told the PA leader.
When the two leaders met in Washington early May, Abbas claimed that Palestinian youth were raised in a “culture of peace.”
Palestinian sources, commenting on the report, had insisted that the meeting was calm.
According to Newsweek magazine, however, “In a meeting this week of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee, Abbas told members that the meeting a week before was ‘uncomfortable,’ Palestinian sources told the Qatari-owned, London-based news outlet Al-Araby.
By: World Israel News Staff

Palestinians Welcome Trump’s Decision not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem 
Trump’s decision to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv for the time being rather than honoring his pre-election pledge to move it to Jerusalem, the Israeli capital, delighted the Palestinians. 
The Palestinian Authority (PA) praised President Donald Trump’s decision to renege on his promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The decision is an “important positive step” that demonstrates Washington’s commitment to promoting peace, Palestinian Ambassador to Washington Hussam Zomlot stated. It “gives peace a chance.”
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WATCH: You won’t believe what ISIS is selling to fund terror
 June 2, 2017
While ISIS destroys religious articles as part of its war against non-Muslim culture, it sells other relics, including priceless antiquities and an 1800-year-old bible, through intermediaries to art traders in Europe and the US, in order to fund terror.
ISIS Is Selling Syria's Antiquities to the WEST

Even as Islamic State is destroying antiquities in Syria, the militant group is also shipping them -- to intermediaries working with buyers in Europe and the U.S. The Wall Street Journal reveal​s​ a pattern of plunder that takes priceless ​relics from the battlegrounds of Syria to art 

Pennsylvania suburb shocked by message to ‘Kill the Jews’
 June 1, 2017
Pennsylvania suburb shocked by message to ‘Kill the Jews’(Youtube/Screenshot)
A message calling to “kill the Jews” upset residents of a Pennsylvania suburb. 
“Kill the Jews” and a swastika was the message spelled out in pine cones in the Pennsylvania suburb of Mt. Lebanon, shocking residents with its murderous threat.
The message was found in the early morning by a resident, who changed the message to: Love.
This is the not the first time that messages against Jews were found in Mt. Lebanon. This past December, swastikas were scrawled in the girls bathroom at the local high school, and another swastika was drawn on a playground in October.
Local police officials say they doubt the hate crimes are linked.
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UK police ignores violent anti-Semitic assault on family
 June 1, 2017
UK police ignores violent anti-Semitic assault on familyKent police officer (kent.police.uk)
Kent Police refused to deploy officers to help a young Jewish family attacked by rock-throwing teenagers.
By: Shiryn Ghermezian, The Algemeiner
A British NGO is calling for an investigation following a reported incident at a Kent beach on Sunday in which a Jewish family was pelted with stones by a group of teenagers and police failed to respond.
According to reports, the assault took place at Minster Beach on the Isle of Sheppey. Members of a London Jewish family — including two parents and their five daughters, between the ages of eight and 15 — were targeted by five teens who ran toward them throwing rocks and shouting, “Jews.”
The Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) said in a statement, “As the attack continued and the parents tried to shelter their children, the family called Kent Police, but the emergency operator advised them that no officers would be dispatched, despite the assailants remaining at the scene. Instead, they were told that an officer would contact them the following week to ‘investigate.’”
The CAA continued, “The failure of Kent Police to attend the scene of an active antisemitic attack is appalling and must be investigated thoroughly. Normally, police officers should be deployed to an ongoing incident or an incident where suspects remain on the scene.”
No injuries were reported in the incident, but the family did end its vacation early and returned home to Stamford Hill in the British capital, where the Shomrim neighborhood watch group is providing it with support.
“After years of police failing to charge anti-Semites, and the Crown Prosecution Service failing to charge them, this news of a police force refusing to come to the aid of a young Jewish family under attack is extremely alarming,” the CAA said.
According to The Jewish Chronicle, Kent Police said on Monday that no arrests had been made in connection with the attack.
The police department added on its official Twitter page: “As the informant left the scene during the call officers deemed there was no further risk, both the suspects and informant had left the area. As the informant is from outside of the county, police are arranging a suitable time to speak to the informant in due course.”

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Palestinians despair over Trump’s seemingly pro-Israel stance
 May 29, 2017
Palestinians despair over Trump’s seemingly pro-Israel stancePresident Donald Trump and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (AP/Evan Vucci)
The Palestinian leadership is frustrated with Trump’s efforts at diplomacy, a document authored by a PA official shows.
The Palestinian leadership is annoyed with US President Donald Trump’s seemingly pro-Israel stance, Israel’s NRG news site reported Sunday, citing a document authored by a leading Palestinian official.
In the paper, which summarizes the diplomatic work the Palestinian Authority (PA) has conducted since Trump entered office, Saeb Erekat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) executive committee and chief PA negotiator, wrote that the Palestinians have failed to influence the US administration’s stance on the diplomatic process, notwithstanding attempts at exerting pressure through Arab countries.
“The Americans will vote against all plans and resolutions regarding Palestine at the [UN] Human Rights Council and UNESCO. Likewise, the American government will defend Israel at all international institutions and organizations, in accordance with President Trump’s declaration. Furthermore, the American government is threatening to leave the Human Rights Council if a resolution is passed against Israel,” the document says.

UN pulls support from center glorifying Palestinian terror
 May 29, 2017
UN pulls support from center glorifying Palestinian terrorUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday. (AP)
Following Norway, the UN has pulled its support from a Palestinian women’s center that was named after a notorious terrorist.
The United Nations (UN) has pulled its support from a women’s center in the Palestinian village of Burqa that was named after female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
“The glorification of terrorism, or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts, is unacceptable under any circumstances,” Dujarric stated.
“The UN has repeatedly called for an end to incitement to violence and hatred as they present one of the obstacles to peace,” he said.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News

WATCH: Mother of American victim slams Palestinian payments to terrorists
 May 29, 2017
Ruth Schwartz, whose son Ezra was killed by a terrorist who now receives a lifelong monthly stipend for that murder, speaks in favor of a congressional bill to halt US taxpayer aid to the Palestinian Authority as long as it funds terror.
FOX NEWS Mother of victim slams Palestinian payments to terrorists

Abbas appoints terrorist to Fatah party leadership
 May 29, 2017
Abbas appoints terrorist to Fatah party leadershipPA head Mahmoud Abbas. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas named the murderer of an IDF soldier to his Fatah party’s Central Committee.
Across the Gaza Strip and in cities in Judea and Samaria under Palestinian administration, it’s common to find streets, squares and cultural institutions glorifying terrorists with blood on their hands. Recently, for example, the PLO’s Supreme Council named a youth camp “Brothers of Dalal” after Dalal Mughrabi, the leader of the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, where Palestinian terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, including children, and wounded over 70.
In the latest example of incitement by extolling murder, Fatah on Monday appointed terrorist Karim Younes to its Central Committee. Younes and his cousin, Maher Younis, are Israeli citizens who in 1980 jointly kidnapped and murdered IDF soldier Avraham Bromberg. The cousins are both serving a life sentence at the Hadarim Detention Center in northern Israel
The appointment of Younes was announced right after Abbas had sent a message to Israelis demonstrating in Tel Aviv on Saturday for “Two States – One Hope.” Haaretz quoted Abbas as saying “the opportunity [for peace] still exists, and it cannot be missed when our hand is extended in peace that is created among those who are brave.”.
By Gil Zohar, World Israel News
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Archaeologists expose Ottoman-era well in central Israel
 May 29, 2017
Archaeologists expose Ottoman-era well in central IsraelInside the ancient well. (Michal Haber/IAA)
A water system dating back hundreds of years was recently exposed during an archaeological excavation prior to the widening of a highway.
A water system dating back to the Ottoman era (1301-1922) was recently exposed near Ramat Beit Shemesh, in the center of Israel, during an archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) prior to the widening of Highway 38.
The well, hundreds of years old, is about 3.5 meters in diameter and was dug deep into the groundwater level, which is today about two meters below the surface.
A small underground space with a vaulted ceiling adjoins the well. IAA researchers believe that this structure, the likes of which are unknown in the Judean region, was used to store excess water.
It joins a series of wells that have been documented over the years along Route 38. The well, surrounded by biblical-like palm trees and thick, flourishing aquatic flora, preserves one of the physical characteristics of the main route and contributes to the reconstruction of the ancient landscape in the lower Judean hills.
Michal Haber, excavation director on behalf of the IAA, explained that “Route 38, which connects Shaʽar Ha-Gai [on the Tel Aviv- Jerusalem road] with Beit Guvrin [further south], is today one of the country’s main longitudinal arteries. It constitutes a corridor that links the north of Israel with the south, and it was this way during the course of many periods in the country’s history.”

WATCH: Iran escalates tensions with US
 May 26, 2017
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards responded to President Donald Trump’s call for the world to isolate the terror-sponsoring state by announcing it has already built its third underground missile factory.
Iran says it has built a third underground missile factory, as tensions between it and the United States run high

Palestinian officers busted in terror plot
 May 28, 2017
Palestinian officers busted in terror plotPalestinian security forces (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
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Palestinian security officers and several Palestinian terrorists were arrested on suspicion they were involved in a shooting attack against IDF soldiers.
Palestinian security officers and several Palestinian terrorists were arrested by Israeli security forces on suspicion they were involved in a shooting attack against IDF soldiers in the Tul Karem area last month. Some of the suspects were released from Israeli prisons during the 2011 prisoner exchange for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
No one was injured in the attack.
The Shin Bet announced Sunday that they arrested Udi Taysier Abed Allah, a member of the Palestinian security forces, Tahsin Ahsan Ahmed Salameh, a member of the Palestinian security forces and a known terrorist released in the Shalit deal, Ta’ar Mahmoud Salim Assaf, a member of the Palestinian security forces, Fadi Benan Muhammad Zuan, an arms dealer, and two others in connection with the attack.
In total, the cell members were responsible for seven shooting attacks and another two attempted attacks.
The terror cell further planned to acquire high grade weapons, but did not have the funds. Instead, they used improvised weapons and explosives, including two homemade “Gustav” machine guns.

Cable car tourism project improves access to Western Wall

 May 29, 2017
Cable car tourism project improves access to Western WallTens of thousands attend the priestly benediction during Passover 2017. (Mendy Hechtman/Flash90)
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A new cable car project will significantly improve transportation to the Old City of Jerusalem, making the holy sites more accessible to tourists and visitors.

At a festive cabinet meeting held Sunday at the Western Wall in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, the government approved the recommendation of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin to construct a cable car tourism project linking the Western Wall with Jerusalem’s Ottoman-era train station, today an entertainment complex called the First Station.

In the first phase of the project, which is being led by the Tourism Ministry and Jerusalem Development Authority, stops will link David Remez Square, Abu Tor, Mount Zion and the Dung Gate. The initial budget of NIS 15 million (just over $4 million US) will come from the ministry, and the total estimated cost of the project will stand at about NIS 200 million (about $56 million).

Future extensions, if built, will continue the cable car to the Garden of Gethsemane and the the Mount of Olives.

Approval of the cable car was “an important decision that will change the face of the city and significantly upgrade the tourist experience,” Levin stated.

“The future cable car will change the face of Jerusalem, allow easy and convenient access for tourists and visitors to the Western Wall and will serve as an exceptional tourist attraction. There is no more appropriate and exciting time than this –  50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem – to launch this revolutionary project,” he said.

The cable car will offer a transportation solution to problems related to the inaccessibility of the Western Wall. Access is currently via narrow, winding and very crowded routes. The car will provide easy, quick and convenient access to the approximately 130,000 tourists and visitors who converge on the site every week.

The route of the cable car will be extend 1.4 kilometers, carrying up to 40 cars with up to 10 passengers in each. The cable car can serve about 3000 visitors an hour in each direction and will travel at speeds of up to 21 kilometers an hour. According to professional estimates, the cable car will begin operating during 2021.

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