By Ari Briggs.. The fact is that the area occupied by the squatters has only served as grazing land. On July 16 (2015) the daily press briefing of the US State Department astonished legal circles in Israel. In response to the second question, preceded only by an inquiry on the Iran agreement from which Israel is still reeling, State Department spokesperson John Kirby with a prepared statement pressured Israel not to enforce demolition orders against an illegal Arab encampment adjacent to the Jewish community of Susiya. Read more »
By JNi.Media.. A PA official told WAFA (Palestine News Agency; the news agency of the Palestinian National Authority, ed.) it was important not to rush into blaming Jewish settlers for last night’s arson, because, should it turn out to have been the result of village in-fighting, the Israelis would claim that the same was true about the previous case of arson. Palestinian Authority media reported that late Sunday night (August 23, 2015) a fire broke out in a house belonging to a member of the Dawabsha family in the village of Duma, not far from Ramallah. Read more »
By Tovah Lazaroff.. IDF West Bank chief Yoav Mordechai: There is a war over Area C; EU says it’s offering humanitarian aid. [Photo top right: signing of the Oslo Accords] The Foreign Ministry has warned European governments against flouting Israeli law by funding illegal Palestinian building in Area C of the West Bank and has already razed such structures. “We bring this issue up in almost every conversation we have with the Europeans,” said Aviv Shir-On, Deputy Director General for European Affairs in the Foreign Ministry. Read more »
By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why Israel? Chapter 5 – The Third ‘Until’ – Until the Church has Come in – The Trinity – Brain Tumor
Despite the tension in the relationship of church and synagogue, both share the same root, namely the covenant(s) of God with Israel. More precisely, the church stands on the root, which is God’s relationship with Israel. Gentiles were engrafted into the New Covenant that was made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah. But Paul had already had to to remind the Roman Christians, “…You do not support the root, but the root supports you!” (Romans 11:18). Read more »
By Times of Israel Staff.. Swiss Foreign Ministry calls image shown by its ambassador to Iran (Giulio Haas) at Zurich conference ‘questionable’ and ‘tasteless’. Switzerland expressed regret Friday (August 28, 2015) for a cartoon displayed by its ambassador to Iran depicting two doves defecating on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s head, saying the image had been used without its knowledge. Read more »
By Reuters.. Members of 2 families sharing a farm were executed by German troops in December 1942 for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a Jewish family hiding in the cellar of their house. A hideout in the home of a Polish family who sheltered Jews hiding from German forces during World War II is now a national monument, but was kept a secret for 70 years – little wonder, considering the price paid by members of the Skoczylas family for refusing to reveal its inhabitants. Read more »
U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians from Testifying about Persecution – Muslim Persecution of Christians, May 2015
By Raymond Ibrahim.. “This is an administration which never seems to find a good enough excuse to help Christians, but always finds an excuse to apologize for terrorists … I hope that as it gets attention that Secretary Kerry will reverse it. If he doesn’t, Congress has to investigate, and the person who made this decision ought to be fired” — Newt Gingrich, former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives. Read more »
By Rhona Lewis.. On an ice-cold night in 1942, while taking part in a demanding Palmach training course in Juara in north Israel, Chaviva Reich made the treacherous descent to kibbutz Ein Hashofet to bring back some grapes for her colleagues and raise their morale. She was caught by a kibbutz guard, the grapes were confiscated, and she was sent back to her base. Read more »
By Jewish Press Staff.. Modern technology has led experts to decipher a burnt scroll as the first chapter of Leviticus. A worker of the Israel Antiquities Authority sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls, in a preservation laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Archaeologists have learned a pleasant surprise: One of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls that never has been understood turns out to be a 1,500-year-old copy of the beginning of the Book of Leviticus (VaYikra). Read more »
By Tsvi Sadan.. Anti-Zionists like British Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn (pictured in front of a Hezbollah flag) vehemently deny they are anti-Semites. They have lots of Jewish friends, they say, which proves that they only hate Zionists.
In their progressive minds, irrespective of what Israel actually does, a Jewish state is racist by definition, and therefore justifiably hated. At the same time, public demand for a Jew-free Palestine doesn’t seem to bother people like Corbyn, who will curse Israel while blessing a “state” that, unlike Scotland and Ireland, has never existed.
British antagonism toward Zionism is almost as old as Zionism itself. Read more »