Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

 

Aggressive Surge in Israeli Settlement Activity Under Netanyahu Imperils Trump Peace Push (Not)

editor 29 May 2017

By Bennett Ruda.. Because there is no aggressive surge—in fact settlements have not grown in years. According to Peace Now, which is unlikely to undercount the number of existing settlements, there are a total of 131 settlements and 91 outposts in the West Bank. In April 2012, Peace Now reported the establishment of three settlements:

According to reports, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated this week that the government will approve the establishment of three settlements (Bruchin, Sansana and Rechalim), in the upcoming cabinet meeting on Sunday, April 22 … If approved next Sunday, it will be the first time since the Shamir government in 1990 that the Israeli government is deciding on the establishment of new settlements. [emphasis added]

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Trump Joins Up The Dots

editor 27 May 2017

By Melanie Phillips.. Now it becomes clear why President Trump selected as the destinations of his current tour Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome. He is re-setting the foreign policy debate around the factor which is both fundamental and at the same time systematically ignored. He is reframing it as a conflict over religion. (more…)

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The Day Jerusalem was Reunited

editor 26 May 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. Rabbi Emanuel Feldman’s book, The 28th of Iyar accomplishes something amazing. For most people, experiencing war is something simply not on their radar. If in their lifetime there is a war, it is on distant shores. Though only a small child at the time, I have vague memories of the Vietnam War – I remember the news broadcasts with casualty figures in the top corner on the side. That’s pretty much all they were – numbers. In America, it was life as normal. (more…)

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Israel Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

editor 25 May 2017

By JCPA.. Would somebody dare saying that Mecca is not connected to the Muslim religion? That Rome is not connected to Christianity?  Nobody would dare, but UNESCO went down to the lowest point of its history by denying the Jerusalem connection to the Jewish people. It’s a ridiculous disgusting lie.  The UN resolution is shameful, simply put it erases three millennia of archaeological, historical, and religious documentation which is backed by history and archaeology in Jewish, Christian, and even Muslim sources. (more…)

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Innocent Palestinian Girl Shot by Israeli Troops in Jerusalem

editor 22 May 2017

By Paula R. Stern.. A 16 year old Palestinian girl died yesterday. It’s true, she did. CNN will tell you. BBC will attempt to inform you. Reuters will shout it to the world. Even Times of Israel and Haaretz will quickly report about this and their reporters will mourn for that innocent child. That Innocent Child was shot by Israeli soldiers (never mind that the soldiers were not much older than the child). She was an innocent child, the daughter of someone. She’ll never live to marry, to bring children into this world. She’ll never raise them… (more…)

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Netanyahu Welcomes U.S. Ambassador Friedman to Jerusalem, “Our Eternal Capital”

editor 20 May 2017

By The Tower.org Staff.. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (May 16, 2017) welcomed Washington’s new ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to “our eternal capital” Jerusalem. “Welcome. It’s a pleasure to see you and to welcome you to Jerusalem, our eternal capital. I know you went to the Kotel [Western Wall]. It’s deeply appreciated by all our people,” Netanyahu told Friedman. [Photo top right: David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, visits and prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem with his family upon their arrival in Israel. May 15, 2017. Photo By: Hillel Maeir/TPS]

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Tillerson Signals Trump Won’t Be Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Anytime Soon

editor 18 May 2017

By Yair Rosenberg.. On Sunday (May 14, 2017), Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was interviewed on NBC’s Meet the Press. He was pressed by host Chuck Todd about whether President Trump plans to keep his campaign pledge to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Under the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, the president must sign a waiver every six months to prevent such a move. The next deadline is May 31, shortly after Trump plans to visit Israel on his first foreign trip. Here’s how Tillerson responded to Todd’s query: (more…)

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Who Owns The Holy City? The Jerusalem Question

editor 16 May 2017

By Carl Hoffman.. Hint: It’s not who you probably think. ‘In Jerusalem’ delves into the ‘church land’ issue. Would it surprise you to learn that the Knesset – our governing body, symbol of sovereignty, and hub of national political power – sits on land that the State of Israel does not in fact own? Would you also be taken aback to discover that the same thing can be said about the Prime Minister’s Residence? [Photo top right: A panorama of early 20th-century Jerusalem, showing the city walls, the Dome of the Rock and the Aksa Mosque. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)].  (more…)

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Israel Unveils Archaeological Garden In Jerusalem’s Old City

editor 13 May 2017

By Daniel K. Eisenbud.. “Everything we are doing in Jerusalem is in order to reassure and confirm our existence here.” Construction Minister Yoav Galant on Monday (May 8, 2017) reiterated the unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and Jerusalem at the unveiling of the Davidson Center’s Archeological Garden of Jerusalem, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the capital’s reunification. [Photo top right: Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Galant tours the Old City’s new archeological garden 8/5/2017.. (photo credit:MEIR ELIPOUR)] (more…)

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‘Israel Is Not The United Nations’ Punching Bag Anymore’

editor 11 May 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked: Trump is a partner in fighting anti-Israel UN Resolutions. Still fuming about UN Resolution 2334, which passed in December just before Donald Trump became US president, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told attendees at The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference in New York on Sunday (MNay 7, 2017) that Israel has a partner in the Trump administration in fighting all illegal UN resolutions. [Photo top right: Ayelet Shaked at the 2017 JPost Annual Conference . (photo credit:screenshot)].  (more…)

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