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Why Support Israel? Because God is Faithful

03/10/2021

The Christian connection to Israel starts with God’s Word. Scripture is clear that the Jewish people have a special and eternal place in the heart of God (e.g., Jeremiah 31:35-37; Romans 11:1). This is a vital truth indicative of God’s holy character.

The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whom…

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Singapore security detains 20-year-old man planning attack on synagogue

03/10/2021

Singapore security officials have arrested a 20-year-old serviceman for planning to carry out an attack on Jews outside a local synagogue.

Amirull Ali targeted Maghain Aboth Synagogue and had planned to travel to the Gaza Strip to join the military wing of Hamas, the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, said Singapore’s Ministry of Home…

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Israel: IDF becomes world’s first military to complete coronavirus vaccination effort

03/10/2021
Army says no COVID-19 fatalities, only one severe case registered in its ranks since March 2020

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on Thursday the completion of its COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination campaign for servicemen.
The IDF is the world’s first military force — and largest organization — to finish its inoculation…

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Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews land in Israel

03/10/2021

Ben Gurion International Airport witnessed scenes of joy Thursday as approximately 300 new Ethiopian immigrants arrived on the ninth and final “Rock of Israel” rescue flight.
The first flight landed in December, following the Israeli government’s approval for the Aliyah (immigration) of 2,000 Jewish Ethiopians – many of whom had…

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Report: Netanyahu in talks to meet Saudi Crown Prince in UAE tomorrow

03/10/2021
Jerusalem and Riyadh are in advanced talks for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his first official visit to the United Arab Emirates tomorrow, public broadcaster Kan reported Wednesday evening.
According to the Israeli channel, the meeting could be held at the same time as Netanyahu…

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Bipartisan letter urges Biden to back ‘comprehensive’ agreement with Tehran

03/10/2021

A bipartisan group of congressional legislators sent a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday insisting that any agreement the Biden administration makes with Iran “must comprehensively address” the Islamic Republic’s burgeoning nuclear program, ballistic-missile program and its continued funding of terrorism.

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Netanyahu to head to UAE on first official visit to meet crown prince: reports

03/10/2021

PM said set to meet Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed in long-postponed trip days before elections

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to head to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday with his first official visit, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.

According to the reports, the PM is set to meet with the…

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How CUFI has awakened the ‘sleeping giant’ of Christian Zionism

03/09/2021

This year, Christians United for Israel, one of the most powerful voices for Israel in the United States, marked its 15th anniversary.

“We could never have imagined CUFI would achieve so much, so quickly. But God has blessed us because we are fulfilling our biblical mandate to stand with Israel and His Chosen people,” Pastor John…

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US State Department blacklists Iranian officials over human rights abuses

03/09/2021

The US State Department on Tuesday blacklisted two Iranian officials from Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), accusing them of their involvement in human rights violations during 2019 and 2020 protests in Iran.

IRGC interrogators Ali Hemmatian and Masoud Safdari and their immediate family members are now ineligible for entry…

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Egypt approves teaching of Judaism in schools for first time ever

03/09/2021
New subject: religious values ​​and verses that have the same meaning in the three Abrahamic religions

Egypt’s Education Ministry recently approved the teaching of a new school subject: religious values ​​and verses that have the same meaning in the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, according…

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BDS groups from US and Europe team up with Iran and Hamas against Israel

03/09/2021

BDS groups in Europe and North America took part in an event with theIranian regime, leaders of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and other terrorist groups earlier this year.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organizations in his address at the Tehran event, saying: “We see good results to the work of…

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Cyprus, Israel, Greece sign deal on electric cable link

03/09/2021
Plans to connect Israel, Cyprus and Greece with a 2,000 megawatt undersea electricity cable took a key step forward on Monday, when the three countries signed an agreement to speed up technical work on the project.
Cypriot Energy Minister Natasa Pilides hosted a ceremony in the capital Nicosia on Monday with her Israeli counterpart…

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IDF troops thwart firebomb attack in West Bank, neutralize two suspects

03/08/2021
Israeli soldiers thwarted Monday night an incendiary attack by Palestinians in the Bethlehem region in the West Bank.
“Israel Defense Forces (IDF) identified a short while ago two suspects hurling Molotov cocktails toward Israeli vehicles passing on a road nearby the town of al-Khader,” an IDF spokesperson said in a statement.
“IDF…

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Lebanese army fires surface-to-air missile at IDF drone: report

03/08/2021
Hezbollah says another drone forced back into Lebanese territory earlier in the afternoon

The Lebanese army fired a surface-to-air missile at an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Monday night that hovered over Lebanon’s airspace, Lebanon’s Al-Manar TV reported.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) UAV was flying near the town of…

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United States sends B-52 heavy bomber over Persian Gulf in signal to Iran

03/07/2021

In a clear signal to Iran, a United States Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” bomber flew over the Persian Gulf, before the plane was spotted in Israeli airspace heading back to its base in the US. It was escorted by Israeli Air Force F-15s as it passed over Israel.

It was the seventh mission into CENTCOM’s area of operation in the…

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Iran behind explosion near Israeli embassy in New Delhi: report

03/07/2021
According to the report, the attack was carried out through a local Shiite unit

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Al-Quds Force is allegedlyresponsible for the explosion outside of the Israeli embassy in New Delhi in late January, according to an investigation by India’s counterterrorism agencies.
The investigation…

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‘US will do what’s necessary to defend itself after attack in Iraq’

03/07/2021

 The United States will do what it views as necessary to defend its interests after a rocket attack against Iraq’s Ain al-Sada airbase, which hosts American, coalition and Iraqi forces, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday.

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” program, Austin said the United States was urging Iraq to quickly…

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Peace with Israel a shared goal of Saudi Arabia and US, State Dept says

03/02/2021

Saudi-Israel peace is a shared objective of the US and Saudi Arabia, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Monday.

“We seek to accomplish a great deal with the Saudis to end the war in Yemen and ease Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, to use our leadership to forge ties across the region’s most bitter divides, whether that’s…