Hotovely to Norwegian FM: Press Palestinians to recognize Israel as Jewish state

editor 22 May 2015

By Herb Keinon.. Newly appointed Deputy Israeli FM Tzipi Hotovely tells Norwegian FM Borge Brende that there is a consensus in Israel regarding preserving the unity of Jerusalem. Israel expects Norway to pressure the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel as the Jewish national home, newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende on Tuesday (May 19, 2015). Read more »

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Chilling College Reports Highlight Rising Antisemitism on University of California Campuses

editor 22 May 2015

By Eliezer Sherman.. As the school year nears its end, two articles concerning antisemitism on University of California campuses highlighted concerns of a growing trend. The first article, published by The College Fix on Wednesday (May 6, 2015), documents instances of antisemitism at UC Santa Barbara, such as a protest wall that condemned so-called Israeli “apartheid,” which was constructed ahead of a student vote on measures to divest from Israel. Read more »

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In Google, There is No Israel

editor 22 May 2015

By Yossi Aloni.. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and American actress Natalie Portman were, according to Google, born in Palestine, not Israel. Rivlin was born on September 9, 1939 in Jerusalem, in the State of Palestine. That’s what visitors to Google are told when entering Rivlin’s name into the search engine in the Latin alphabet. Read more »

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The Seven Unconditional Covenants

editor 21 May 2015

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why Israel? Chapter 2 – The Covenants with Israel (Cont’d)

The Abrahamic Covenant
Genesis 17:7, 13, 19: “…I will establish My covenant as an EVERLASTING covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you. Whether born in your household or bought with your money, they must be circumcised. My covenant in your flesh is to be an EVERLASTING covenant.  Read more »

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EU Funds Palestinian Radicalism

editor 21 May 2015

By Joseph Puder.. [1]The Guardian newspaper reported (May 13, 2015) that, “A high profile group of former European leaders and diplomats has called for the urgent reassessment [2] of EU policy on the question of the Palestinian state and has insisted that Israel must be held accountable for its actions in the “occupied” territories.” Hypocrisy is defined by the Webster dictionary as quackery, bad faith, bigotry, sham, charlatanry, lip service, among other examples. Read more »

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When catastrophe strikes the IDF is there to help

editor 21 May 2015

From Israel Today Staff.. When countries have been struck by natural disasters, the IDF regularly lends a helping a hand and has sent delegations of medical and rescue staff to those places. The delegations consist mostly of specially trained reserve soldiers from the IDF’s Search and Rescue Unit. Read more »

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New Netanyahu Gov’t Wants Peace With Arabs

editor 21 May 2015

By Israel Today Staff.. The official guidelines of the new Netanyahu government as presented to the Knesset last week stress a desire for peace with the Palestinians and other Arab neighbors, while safeguarding Israel’s security and national interests. “The Jewish people have the indisputable right to a sovereign state in the Land of Israel, its national and historic homeland,” the document read. Read more »

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Shavuot / שבועות

editor 21 May 2015

The festival of Shavuot (or Shavuos, in Ashkenazi usage; Shabhuʿoth in Classical and Mizrahi Hebrew Hebrew: שבועות, lit. “Weeks”) is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June). Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire Israelite nation assembled at Mount Sinai, although the association between the giving of the Torah (Matan Torah) and Shavuot is not explicit in the Biblical text. Read more »

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The Covenants with Israel – Conditional and Unconditional

editor 20 May 2015

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why Israel? Chapter 2 – The Covenants with Israel (Cont’d)

Conditional and Unconditional

Unconditional covenants are those in which God promises to do certain things, no matter what. What He will do is not dependant upon the behaviour of the other partner(s) in these covenants. God simply states that this is what He is going to do, because He made this decision for reasons of His own. Read more »

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The Plight of the Middle East’s Christians

editor 20 May 2015

By Walter Russell Mead.. The Christian communities of Syria and Iraq have survived 2,000 years of tumult and war. In some of them, prayers are still said in Aramaic, the language that Jesus used in daily life. These communities now tremble on the brink of destruction. The numbers are stark. Almost 1.5 million Christians lived in Iraq under Saddam Hussein. Between the U.S.-led invasion that toppled his regime in 2003 and the rise of Islamic State, three-fourths of the country’s Christians are believed to have fled Iraq or died in sectarian conflict. Read more »

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