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US-Israel Relationship

US boycotts UN discussion on Israeli human rights abuses

The US on Monday issued a strongly worded statement accusing a United Nations body of longstanding bias against Israel.

Amid threats from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to withdraw entirely from the United Nations Human Rights Council, the State Department announced it would boycott the council’s entire Monday discussion about alleged human...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Where Does Israel Rank In This Year’s UN Happiness Index Report?

The annual World Happiness Report published on Monday by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network has ranked Israel as the 11th happiest country in the world in 2017, a spot it has held for four years.

Prepared by the network and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the report’s release coincides with UN World Happiness Day on...

Iran
Iran Issues

Israel Already Preparing For End Of UN Ban On Iran Missile Activity

WASHINGTON – Throughout international talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israeli leadership offered a common refrain: Ten years may be a long time in the life of a politician, but it is nothing in the life of a nation.

In that spirit, Israel’s government is already planning for the expiration of several critical provisions in the deal that...

Israeli Technology

Joint U.S.-Israeli Study Offers New Understanding of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers from the Technion and Harvard are offering a new theory on how Parkinson’s disease develops that could change the way the neurological disease is treated.

Associate Professor Simone Engelender of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and her colleague Ole Isacson at Harvard Medical School say the toxic protein behind Parkinson’s...

ISIS Issues

How the Kurds Are a Strategic Ally Against Radical Islam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSpQcdGh6xM

Iran Issues

Israeli Security Experts Analyze Trump Administration Approach to Iran

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6T4D43hILM

Hamas Issues

Israeli Security Experts on Ideological War Against Radical Islam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6jF6MC63xs

Issues

My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-_4lHuwdfA

US-Israel Relationship

Tillerson: UN Human Rights Council must reform or US will leave

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is vowing that the U.S. will leave the United Nations’ Human Rights Council if the organization does not undertake "considerable reform."

“While it may be the only such organization devoted to human rights, the Human Rights Council requires considerable reform in order for us to continue to participate,” he wrote...

Christian Persecution Issues

Pray for Christians Imprisoned in Libya

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.
Open Doors International released a report in May 2016 describing Libya as one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. The civil war in 2011...

Israeli Society Issues

Israeli government dresses up for Purim

Getting in the spirit of Purim, government ministers and Knesset members dress up and show their humorous side.

Shedding their business attire, Israeli ministers and MKs take part in Purim festivities, showing off their more lighthearted side.

Without looking too much into the meanings behind their chosen costumes, here are some...

Iran
Iran Issues

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon — report

Hezbollah overseeing production, with help of advisers from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Kuwaiti newspaper says

Iran has established rocket factories in Lebanon that are under the full control of the Hezbollah terror group, a top Iranian general told a Kuwaiti newspaper.
Citing one of the deputy heads of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps,...

Israeli Technology

Intel to buy Mobileye for $15 billion in largest purchase of Israeli tech

US giant Intel Corp. said Monday that it has agreed to buy Mobileye, a Jerusalem-based developer of advanced vision and driver assistance systems, for $15.3 billion in a move the American chipmaker hopes will position it as a leading technology player in the fast-growing self-driving car market.

Mobileye develops the sensors and artificial...

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Israeli Society Issues

Underdog Israel crushes Cuba as Cinderella squad stuns baseball tourney again

Israel’s national baseball team defeated Cuba 4-1 in the first game of the second round of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, the latest shock upset for the Jewish state’s underdog sports team.

Israel’s batters overcame an early 1-0 deficit, and the team’s pitchers kept the heavily favored Cuban team to just five hits, continuing the squad’s...

Jerusalem

Inside Secret Hideouts of Jewish Rebels During Bar Kochba Revolt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBh97j-iMs

Jerusalem

Roman Emperor Hadrian Builds Pagan Shrine on Temple Mount, Sparks Bar Kochba Revolt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHU7E79Jlbc

Iran Issues

President Trump’s Response to Iran’s Ballistic Missile Tests

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

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Pastor Matthew Hagee On Boycott Israel Movement And Reaching Millennial Christians for Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKRsagur43U

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Wave of Bomb Threats Against U.S. Jewish Centers + Jewish Cemeteries Vandalized

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_C9NpRLe-Q

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Issues

Israeli Consul General to NY Dani Dayan Talks Iran, BDS Threats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM67sySw9yg