By Soeren Kern.. More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt. Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country. “We refugees… do not want to live in the same country with you. You can, and I think you should, leave Germany. Read more »
By Khaled Abu Toameh.. Hamas and Palestinian Authority (PA) officials have turned medical care into a business that earns them hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. This corruption has enabled top officials in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to embezzle millions of shekels from the PA budget. Read more »
By Christians for Israel International.. Shemini Atzeret (שמיני עצרת – “the Eighth [day] of Assembly”) is a Jewish holiday. It is celebrated on the 22nd day of the Hebrew month of Tishrei (first month of calendar). In the Diaspora, an additional day is celebrated, the second day being separately referred to as Simchat Torah. In Israel and Reform Judaism, the holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are combined into a single day and the names are used interchangeably. Shmini Atzeret begins at sundown on Sun, 23 October 2016. Read more »
By Shoshana Bryen.. The UNESCO vote seems clearly a response to the expansionist, jihadist aspirations of members of the OIC who sponsored it: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and Sudan. Some analysts consider a vote to abstain to be a victory for Israel, but for Spain, Greece, France, Sweden, Slovenia, and Italy it was blatant appeasement and fear of their own often-violent Muslim minorities: “Please, please, don’t blow up our capital cities. We will reject Jewish and Christian history and pretend Jesus chased the money changers from the steps of Montmartre.” Read more »
By Rafael Medoff.. WASHINGTON – When Hispanic-American pastors from around the country met in the nation’s capital last week, the main issue on their agenda was not immigration or health care–it was Israel. The pastors represented evangelical congregations from Connecticut to Oklahoma. This rapidly-growing portion of the U.S. Latino electorate could have a significant impact on American policy toward Israel in the years ahead. Read more »
By 12Tribefilms.org.. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a monumental draft resolution this past week denying the Jewish connections to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Denying the Jewish connections to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem. Read more »
By Hebrew University of Jerusalem.. A scientific research paper further unveils the unique technological methods used for revealing the biblical text in an ancient scroll dated back to the first centuries. Prof. Brent Seales and his team from the University of Kentucky have further unlocked the text in the ancient Ein-Gedi scroll – the first severely damaged, ink-based scroll to be unrolled and identified noninvasively. Through virtual unwrapping, they have revealed it to be the earliest copy of a Pentateuchal book – Leviticus – ever found in a Holy Ark. Read more »
By Rivkah Lambert Adler.. “And ye shall inherit it one as well as another concerning which I lifted up My hand to give it unto your fathers; and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.” Ezekiel 47:14. Could ISIS have an unexpected role to play in preparing to restore the original borders of the Biblical Promised Land to Israel? That’s exactly what Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel suggested on a recent radio show on the Land of Israel network. Read more »
By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why Jerusalem? Chapter 7 – Jerusalem and Islam
Were Jews better off under Islam than Christendom?
It is also true that for 1300 years after AD 650 the Jews were better off under Islam than they were in the lands of Christendom. Even though Jews in the Islamic world were from time to time robbed of money and goods, they were seldom put to death, although Muhammed personally chopped off the heads of people of the Jewish tribe of the Kuraish for over 20 hours, until his arm could not function anymore. Read more »
By Daniel Taub.. Palestinians may themselves pay the price for UNESCO’s rewriting of history, even if it seems like a success to Palestinian leadership. Once again the UN organisation charged with promoting intercultural understanding and preserving cultural heritage has airbrushed the connection between the Jewish people and its holiest sites. The Palestinian Authority, which spearheaded the campaign, has touted the resolution by the UNESCO executive board in relation to Jerusalem, which calls for recognition of Jerusalem’s sites that are “holy to Islam and Christianity” (but pointedly not Judaism), as a major achievement. Read more »