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ISIS Israel Defense Force (IDF) Issues

Israel’s annual Memorial Day remembers 23,544 fallen soldiers

Israelis bowed their heads for a minute of silence as the siren wailed on Sunday evening to remember the men and women who died during active duty or were killed in terror attacks.

The siren marked the official start of the annual Memorial Day, although several events were held earlier Sunday.

Speaking earlier at a ceremony at the Yad Labanim...

Israeli Technology

Israel Is the Key to Solving the World’s Water Crisis

During the 20th century, the world saw the greatest population boom in human history. The annual growth rate of the world’s population stands at 1.6 percent and the world population is expected to grow from 8 billion to 10 billion by the year 2100. The need to fix our ever-growing water shortage has never been more crucial.

One in six people on...

US-Israel Relationship

Trump: Ask me in month about moving embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump refused to confirm reports that he would announce the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during a visit to Israel next month, but hinted Thursday that he may clarify the issue at that time.

On Thursday, Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), who earlier this year led a one-man fact-finding trip to scout...

US-Israel Relationship

All 100 US senators to UN: End ‘unacceptable’ anti-Israel bias

All 100 US senators signed a letter to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Thursday demanding an end to the “unacceptable” anti-Israel bias in the international body.

The strongly worded letter, authored by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) and released on Friday, was signed by every member of the US Senate.
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Hamas

Christian Group Mounts a Strong Defense for Israel in Washington

"An unidentified guest uses a Trump Hotel branded umbrella as she walks into the West Wing of the White House,” read the caption of an Associated Press photo in the Washington Examiner picturing an attractive young woman whose face is becoming increasingly familiar in Washington political circles.

Sandy Hagee Parker is the chairwoman of...

US-Israel Relationship

Talks underway for Trump to make first Israel visit in May

Officials in Jerusalem and Washington are in advanced talks to arrange a visit by US President Donald Trump to Israel in May, an Israeli official said Wednesday in what would be Trump’s first ever visit to Israel.

The official confirmed talks were ongoing, but said no date had yet been set.

Israel Radio said the talks had been going on for...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

We won’t apologize for Balfour Declaration, UK tells Palestinians

The British government has emphatically refused to apologize for the publication, a century ago, of a document that legitimized the creation of a future Jewish state, saying instead that it is proud of the role Britain played in establishing Israel.

In February, the Balfour Apology Campaign, run by the Palestinian Return Center rights group,...

US-Israel Relationship

Trump said bidding to defeat new anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

The Trump administration has reportedly ordered US ambassadors in UNESCO member states to initiate meetings with their host countries’ foreign ministries in a bid to defeat an anti-Israel resolution that is to be debated at the UN cultural organization next week.

The passage last October by 23 votes to 6 of a UNESCO resolution sponsored by Arab...

Incitement

Ahead of elections, Fatah brags of killing 11,000 Israelis

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Palestinian Fatah group listed a number of its achievements. At the top: the killing of 11,000 Israelis.

In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in the second that launched in the...

Hamas

“Gaza World Vision director diverted millions to Hamas’s military wing”

JERUSALEM — The Gaza head of the U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization World Vision funneled as much as $7 million a year over the past 10 years to Hamas’s terror activities, Israel’s domestic security agency said Thursday.
The Shin Bet said the aid group’s Gaza director, Mohammed el-Halabi, is an active figure in Hamas’s military wing. He was...

Iran

U.S. Acknowledges Cash Payment to Iran Was ‘Leverage’ in Prisoner Release

Story Via: Wall Street Journal
State Department confirms U.S. refused to allow Iran to take $400 million cash payment until plane carrying freed Americans left Tehran
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said for the first time on Thursday that its $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was used as “leverage” to gain the release of American...

Archeology

Synagogue from Second Temple era unearthed on Sea of Galilee shore

The excavation of a 2,000-yearold Jewish settlement and synagogue from the Second Temple period in Magdala, located on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, recently revealed rare and well-preserved antiquities, including a bronze incense shovel and jug.

The dig, overseen by the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the construction of a...

US-Israel Relationship

President Trump at Holocaust event vows ‘We will confront anti-Semitism’

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump delivered his strongest denunciation of anti-Semitism yet onTuesday, calling Holocaust deniers “accomplice(s) to this horrible evil” and vowing to “confront anti-Semitism.”

In a keynote speech inside the ornate US Capitol rotunda at an annual Holocaust remembrance event organized by the US Holocaust Memorial...

Christian Persecution Issues

Pray for converts risking their lives in Saudi Arabia

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked.
Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world.
An estimated 1.2 million Christians live in Saudi Arabia, but most of these believers are migrants from other countries. By law, all Saudi citizens are considered...

Israeli Society Issues

Jaffa’s Crucial Role in the Modern Rebirth of Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVFE4ZqQx7s

Christian Persecution Issues

Pray for Christians threatened with violence in the territories under the control of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas

Not stand by while the Christians of the Middle East are being attacked.
Pray the protection of Psalm 91 over my brothers and sisters facing dangerous circumstances around the world.
Approximately 40,000 Christians live under the rule of either Hamas in Gaza or the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. Life in these territories is often very...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 4: The Living Hell of Auschwitz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y4QjahT3QM

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 3: As a 14 Year Old, Arrives at Auschwitz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV0hpivqA_A

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 2: How BDS Movement Started in Tehran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy6uJgwet94

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Part 1: Ripped from His Home by the Nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmUPf-JBg3U