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News Watch Articles for ... MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017

Latest UNESCO resolution targets Hevron, Jerusalem Israel scrambles to block PA-backed resolution declaring Tomb of the Patriarchs a 'Muslim shrine', denying Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem.

Iran unveils countdown clock to Israel's destruction, "Muslim world's top priority" Iran always couches its determination to destroy Israel in Islamic terms, based on the Qur'anic exhortation to "drive them out from where they drove you out" (2:191).

Battle for Mosul: Iraq forces repel IS counter-attack Iraqi forces have repelled counter-attacks by so-called Islamic State (IS) as they push the group into a corner of Mosul's Old City.

Syria Warns Israel: Further Attacks Will Have Serious Repercussions The Syrian military threatened Israel on Sunday evening that should it launch any further attacks on Syrian army targets, Israel will have to take the responsibility for repercussions that can ensue.

Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border In the last 48 hours, Israel has conducted air strikes on and aimed tank fire at Syrian army positions near Quneitra's northern suburb of Baath city, 3km from IDF Golan border defenses.

Hamas Calls on feuding Arab World to Resolve its Differences At a prayer service marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, Deputy Hamas Gaza Chief Khalil al-Hayya urged feuding Arab states to resolve their differences.

US government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant Message includes warning to Trump administration on accountability 'for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries'.

REPORTS: Trump Furious With Palestinians, May Pull Out of Peace Process The international mainstream media painted last week's meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as "productive."

Iranian Envoy May Be Chosen as UNESCO Leader The United Nations cultural body UNESCO, which has passed several anti-Israel resolutions during the last year, is likely to elect Iran's permanent delegate to UNESCO as the agency's new chairman.

Russia has destroyed 99% of its chemical weapons - supervising general Russia only has only one percent of its chemical weapons stockpile left.

News Watch Articles for ... FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

Thousands of Palestinians Flood Temple Mount on Last Day of Ramadan Over 300,000 Palestinians flooded the Temple Mount in Jerusalem overnight on Thursday to observe Laylat al-Qadr (night of power), the last night of the month-long fast period of Ramadan, despite recent deadly terror attacks in the city.

Palestinians disappointed with Kushner meeting PA sources described the meeting between Jared Kushner and Mahmoud Abbas as unsuccessful; they claim the Americans came only with 'Israeli messages.'

Turkey's Failed Grand Design for the Middle East The siege of Qatar is sending messages on many wavelengths, some intended for Turkey.

Iran's Khamenei: 'There Is No Doubt' We'll Witness Israel's Demise The Islamic Republic's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei makes remarks day before Iran marks then anti-Israel 'Al Quds day.'

Iranians chant 'death to Israel', display military force at Al-Quds rally Ankara- Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to Israel" in nationwide rallies on Friday at which they also burned flag of the Islamic State militant group which claimed responsibility for attacks in Tehran this month, state TV reported.

Trump's team face reality in the Middle East It might seem like a no-brainer, but it's nothing short of an epiphany.

Israel's Illegal Immigrant Time Bomb The southern neighborhoods of Tel Aviv have been overrun in recent years.

First Russian base for SE Syria - near US garrison The Russian engineering corps has started building a new base in southeastern Syria at a small village called Khirbet Ras Al-Wa'r in the Bir al-Qasab district.

Qatar row: Arab states send list of steep demands Four Arab states have sent Qatar a list of 13 demands it must meet if it wants them to lift their sanctions.

The Oslo Disaster Prof. Efraim Karsh, the incoming director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, indicts the Oslo diplomatic process as "the starkest strategic blunder in Israel's history" and as "one of the worst calamities ever to have afflicted Israelis and Palestinians."

News Watch Articles for ... THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017

Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated' Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (IS).

Saudi Prince Promoted as Heir to Throne is Hardliner on Iran "He's the architect of a series of steps bringing Saudi Arabia to be of one mind with Israel."

The Farhoud Remembered EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Seventy-six years after the mass massacre of the Baghdad Jews, in which the then-leader of the Palestinian Arabs, Hajj Amin Husseini, was deeply involved, his heirs to the Palestinian leadership still sustain an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish campaign of racial and political incitement unparalleled in scope and intensity since Nazi Germany.

Palestinians Ask UNESCO to 'Protect' Tomb of Patriarchs from Israel "The inscription of the Old City of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger will stir resentment and fierce reactions in Israel and throughout the Jewish world."

Israeli Forces brace for last Friday of Ramadan Prayers Rosenfeld added that after Friday prayers, police will continue heightened security measures in the area for Shabbat.

US Anti-ISIS envoy vows not to let Iran threaten Israel from Syrian Golan The US envoy sounded a victorious tone with a narrative of how the US has helped put ISIS on the run in both Iraq and Syria, focused on ISIS clean-up operations.

Liberman: Abbas is dragging Israel into war with Hamas Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman underlines that Israel has no intention of initiating armed conflict on any frontier.

As Ethiopian Olim Trickle to Israel, many wonder when's their turn Many families are split with only some members approved for aliya.

UK in Brexit pledge on citizens' rights at EU summit EU leaders are going into summit talks in Brussels, where they will hear the UK's plans for protecting EU citizens' rights after Brexit.

Tillerson calls on China to pressure North Korea Secretary of State urges Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea.

News Watch Articles for ... WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

Report: Turkey stirring up tensions on Temple Mount Investigative report claims Turkey spending tens of millions in Jerusalem to gain foothold, stir up tensions.

Israel furious as UN set to host '50 years of Israeli occupation' event Minister Gilad Erdan appeals to UN Secretary-General Guterres to stop hostile conference scheduled to take place at the UN headquarters this month.

Saudi king's son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince Saudi Arabia's king has appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince - replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as first in line to the throne.

Knesset Takes One More Step Toward De Facto Annexation of West Bank As the Knesset forges ahead with a bill that applies a law to the West Bank, the Left is warning of the "creeping annexation" underway.

Iran Missile Struck ISIS But Is Also Aimed At US, Saudis, Israel That Iran would verbally threaten ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the US and Israel is not new. That it would launch six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles more than 600 kilometers into another country is.

Watch: Argentina Police seize Cache of hidden Nazi Artifacts "We are happy to be able to say that they are no longer circulating through sales or among collectors."

The bomber shot dead during terror attack in Belgium was Moroccan 'sex offender' from jihadi ghetto Molenbeek An attacker who detonated a nail bomb he was carrying in a suitcase at Brussels Central Station has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan national from the jihadi ghetto of Molenbeek.

Judea and Samaria: Who's Allowed to Build? Jewish construction in the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria has come to a near standstill.

ISIS Ramadan offensive hits Europe Tuesday night, June 20, a terrorist detonated a bomb belt at the Brussels central train station, shouting "Allahu Akbar!"

Satanism Making Comeback Through Witchcraft and Atheism: Rabbi At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, some 13,000 people will connect via internet in yet another attempt to cast a curse on President Donald Trump, this time on the summer solstice.

News Watch Articles for ... SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017

NUKING ON THE DOOR North Korea is now 'only one step away' from launching a nuclear missile which can hit America, US expert warns News comes as Kim Jong-un's rogue state continues to ramp up its weapons programme. 

Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia'  Russia's defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS). 

PA official: We will still pay terrorist salaries even if Israel cuts Palestinian funds  No matter how many excuses Westerners make about why jihadists hate and murder innocent infidels, they will keep on killing in the name of Islam in order to attain the rewards of 'martyrdom.' 

Russian MoD confirms US multiple rocket launchers in Syria, fears may target govt troops  The US has moved HIMARS long-range rocket launchers from Jordan to its base in At Tanf in Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed, adding that the hardware could be used against Syrian government forces. 

Chuck Schumer Teams with Ted Cruz to Demand Moving Israel Embassy to Jerusalem  Cruz: 'It is long past time to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem'. 

Rivlin: The Golan is essential to our existence  President Rivlin stresses the importance of the Golan to Israel, 50 years since Jewish communities returned there. 

Palestinians To Claim Tomb Of Patriarchs On Un World Heritage List  The World Heritage Committee on Thursday publicized the list of 35 sites that it plans to consider inscribing, including Hebron. 

Security and defence to top EU summit  EU heads of state and government will be focusing on security and defence at a summit in Brussels next week on Thursday and Friday. 

Britain preparing to jump off a cliff  Theresa May's plan seemed so simple: we're way ahead in the polls, so let's call an election, grab a great majority and start building a strong and stable Britain. 

Turkey's Erdogan decries Qatar's 'inhumane' isolation  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as "inhumane and against Islamic values".

News Watch Articles for ... FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

Islamic State in Philippines Recruits Child Soldiers, Promises Islamic Education to Poor Parents In a breathtaking interview with the local Philippine outlet Rappler, a former jihadist with the nation's Maute terrorist group recalls his recruitment as a child.

US shifts to reassure Qatar with arms sale, joint exercise After Trump signaled support for Saudis in Sunni states' dust up, State Department and DOD moves aim to reassure Doha that ties are strong.

Rivlin: The Golan is essential to our existence President Rivlin stresses the importance of the Golan to Israel, 50 years since Jewish communities returned there.

Chuck Schumer Teams with Ted Cruz to Demand Moving Israel Embassy to Jerusalem Cruz: 'It is long past time to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.'

Israel and Hamas court catastrophe in high-stakes game of chicken With the PA riding shotgun and Egypt in the backseat, Israel, propelled by a tailwind from the Persian Gulf, dares Hamas to go to war.

Touchdown in Israel: 18 US Football Hall of Famers Arrive in Holy Land Former NFL stars Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach among 18 "Gold Jackets" are visiting the country.

Senate Passes Iran 'Non-Nuclear' Sanctions Bill Passage of the bill should have no effect on the nuclear deal, argue its authors, who aim to target "non-nuclear" Iranian behavior deemed a threat to the region by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Palestinians to claim Tomb of Patriarchs on Un World Heritage List The World Heritage Committee on Thursday publicized the list of 35 sites that it plans to consider inscribing, including Hebron.

Serbia to have first gay prime minister as Ana Brnabic is chosen The president of Serbia has nominated a gay woman to be his prime minister in a double first for the deeply conservative Balkan state.

Islamic State leader Baghdadi 'may have been killed by Russia' Russia's defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS).

News Watch Articles for ... THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

Russian MoD confirms US multiple rocket launchers in Syria, fears may target govt troops The US has moved HIMARS long-range rocket launchers from Jordan to its base in At Tanf in Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed, adding that the hardware could be used against Syrian government forces.

Will Trump make a peace breakthrough in 2018? US President Donald Trump's goal of generating a rapid improvement of Israel's ties with the Arab world, including the Palestinians in 2018.

Iran can hit targets at 2,000 km range: military advisor TEHRAN - A top military advisor to the Leader has said that Iran's missiles are capable of hitting targets within a 2,000-kilometer range, ISNA reported.

Qatar buys F-15 fighter planes in billion-dollar US deal Qatar has signed a $12bn deal to buy F-15 fighters jets from the US.

Palestinians' Real Tragedy: Failed Leadership Under the regimes of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas, Palestinians are free to criticize Israel and incite against it.

PA official: We will still pay terrorist salaries even if Israel cuts Palestinian funds No matter how many excuses Westerners make about why jihadists hate and murder innocent infidels, they will keep on killing in the name of Islam in order to attain the rewards of "martyrdom."

What does making Aliyah mean for Israelis? The question of encouraging Aliyah is too often viewed only in terms of the prospective immigrants.

Security and defence to top EU summit EU heads of state and government will be focusing on security and defence at a summit in Brussels next week on Thursday and Friday.

Women playing greater role in terror, says EU police agency The operational role of women and minors in carrying out jihadist terror attacks in Europe appears to be on the rise, according to the EU's police agency Europol.

Britain is preparing to jump off a cliff Theresa May's plan seemed so simple: we're way ahead in the polls, so let's call an election, grab a great majority and start building a strong and stable Britain.

News Watch Articles for ... TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

Qatar crisis: UAE accused of bankrolling Turkey coup Journalist close to Turkish state claims UAE spent $3bn on plot, as Turkish president calls Saudi-UAE-Bahrain blockade on Qatar 'inhumane'.

Turkey's Erdogan decries Qatar's 'inhumane' isolation Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the isolation of Qatar by several Arab states, describing it as "inhumane and against Islamic values".

Report: Israel Cyberspies Infiltrated ISIS Bomb-Making Unit Israeli hackers infiltrated the Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization earlier this year, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Three EU countries say 'no' to Muslims EU mulling legal cases against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in Muslim asylum-seekers.

'US blames Iran for terrorism, yet Saudi Arabia supports Islamic State' The blame game against Iran is not new but it is infantile of the US to keep pointing the finger at Iran when everyone knows that it is Saudi Arabia that is behind groups like ISIS, political analyst and commentator Shabbir Hassanally says.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years Israel has greenlighted plans for over 8,000 new homes in the West Bank, with over a third for "immediate" construction, the defense minister revealed on Sunday, making it the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years.

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Hamas warns Gaza electricity cut will lead to 'explosion' Terror group's spokesman warns of 'disastrous' results should Israel implement Abbas's request to decrease power to Strip; officials warn of humanitarian catastrophe.

Israeli Study Finds Watching ISIS Videos May Be Hazardous to Your Health Being female, having a lower socioeconomic status and having elevated levels of PTSD symptoms are related to ISIS anxiety.

NUKING ON THE DOOR: North Korea is now 'only one step away' from launching a nuclear missile which can hit America, US expert warns A top expert has claimed North Korea's military is just one step away from launching a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

Islamic State applauds murder of "belligerent Christians" in Philippines "Belligerent" because they are opposing the hegemony of Sharia, and hence are kuffar harbi, infidels at war with Islam.

EU Ready to Take Advantage of May's Poor Election Showing Last week's election has left Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May in a weakened position and European officials are ready to use the crisis to undermine May's leadership in the remaining days before the Brexit negotiation begin.

Israel Prepares for Major Earthquake At Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an urgent discussion on home front preparations for a major earthquake that is expected to hit Israel in the coming years.

News Watch Articles for ... MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017

'US blames Iran for terrorism, yet Saudi Arabia supports Islamic State' The blame game against Iran is not new but it is infantile of the US to keep pointing the finger at Iran when everyone knows that it is Saudi Arabia that is behind groups like ISIS, political analyst and commentator Shabbir Hassanally says.

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years Israel has greenlighted plans for over 8,000 new homes in the West Bank, with over a third for "immediate" construction, the defense minister revealed on Sunday, making it the largest expansion of Jewish settlements in the area in 25 years.

Russia protests: Hundreds detained at opposition rallies Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg.

Hamas warns Gaza electricity cut will lead to 'explosion' Terror group's spokesman warns of 'disastrous' results should Israel implement Abbas's request to decrease power to Strip; officials warn of humanitarian catastrophe.

Israeli Study Finds Watching ISIS Videos May Be Hazardous to Your Health Being female, having a lower socioeconomic status and having elevated levels of PTSD symptoms are related to ISIS anxiety.

NUKING ON THE DOOR: North Korea is now 'only one step away' from launching a nuclear missile which can hit America, US expert warns A top expert has claimed North Korea's military is just one step away from launching a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the US.

Islamic State applauds murder of "belligerent Christians" in Philippines "Belligerent" because they are opposing the hegemony of Sharia, and hence are kuffar harbi, infidels at war with Islam.

EU Ready to Take Advantage of May's Poor Election Showing Last week's election has left Britain's Prime Minster Theresa May in a weakened position and European officials are ready to use the crisis to undermine May's leadership in the remaining days before the Brexit negotiation begin.

Israel Prepares for Major Earthquake At Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held an urgent discussion on home front preparations for a major earthquake that is expected to hit Israel in the coming years.

News Watch Articles for ... SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

Eizenkot: Hezbollah Remains Israel's Top Priority  "The Northern front and Hezbollah remain the IDF's highest priority," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Wednesday at an event marking 11 years to the Second Lebanon War. 

UK election result: How the world reacted  The result of the UK election, with the ruling Conservatives unexpectedly losing their overall majority, has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond. 

Lines In The Sand: Qatar's Increasing Isolation In The Arab World  An alliance of pro-US Sunni Arab states is emerging. 

Top Israeli Intel Official: Threat Of Iran's Mideast Dominance 'Immediate‚' Concern among officials about Iran's influence - and what is believed to be its goal of forming a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut - has grown. 

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State Parliament, Ayatollah Shrine Rampage  The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have accused Saudi Arabia of organizing an Islamic State attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. 

Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital'  US-backed Syrian forces have advanced into the western part of so-called Islamic State's "capital" of Raqqa, they and a monitor report. 

Is an independent Kurdistan in the offing?  Iraqi Kurds to hold referendum on independence in September. Iraqi government condemns move. 

Saudi Arabia and allies hail Trump warning to Qatar  Gulf states ignore a separate US call for them to ease their economic blockade. 

Syrian army reaches Iraqi border, warns against US interference  The first units of the Syrian army and of President Bashar al-Assad's allies arrived at the border with Iraq for the first time since the outbreak of the civil war more than six years ago; pro-Assad alliance threatens to hit US positions in Syria; 'self-restraint' over US air strikes will end if they cross 'red lines.' 

Failed US policies at the heart of Middle East problem  Analysis: The old understanding between Tehran and the Sunni radicals‚Äîthat Iran is immune to attacks-was shattered Wednesday. 

News Watch Articles for ... FRIDAY, JUNE 09, 2017

Hezbollah Recruits arrested for planning attacks against Israeli, US targets Kourani and El Debek both have extensive history with the terrorist organization.

UK election result: How the world reacted The result of the UK election, with the ruling Conservatives unexpectedly losing their overall majority, has sent shockwaves across Europe and beyond.

Over 200,000 attend Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, some 30,000 from abroad Amid tight security, revelers throng to annual event in the "most gay-friendly city" to celebrate freedom and tolerance.

"English Multiculturalism Has Lost Its Head": Charlie Hebdo satirizes Britain's response to jihad terror Charlie Hebdo's latest satire is of "Britain's response to terror": Theresa May holding her own severed head.


Eizenkot: Hezbollah Remains Israel's Top Priority "The Northern front and Hezbollah remain the IDF's highest priority," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Wednesday at an event marking 11 years to the Second Lebanon War.

US Senate Unanimously Votes to Move Embassy to Jerusalem The U.S. Senate urged President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise of relocating the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, unanimously passing legislation in support of the move Monday.

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State Parliament, Ayatollah Shrine Rampage The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have accused Saudi Arabia of organizing an Islamic State attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN The UN has received reports that 231 Iraqi civilians have been killed by so-called Islamic State while attempting to flee Mosul over the past two weeks.

One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report.

Ariel: It's time for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria Agriculture Minister tours Gush Etzion, calls for PM to let Jewish communities grow, build new communities.

Election campaign exposes faultlines in iron-clad May She started her run with a commanding lead, but PM lost control of the agenda amid missteps and terror attacks.

PA: 'Palestine' will be free of 'settlers' Abbas's spokesman says the PA is determined to establish a Palestinian state free of "settlers".

Failed US policies at the heart of Middle East problem Analysis: The old understanding between Tehran and the Sunni radicals-that Iran is immune to attacks-was shattered Wednesday.

After London jihad massacre, Facebook removes video claiming connection between terrorism and Islam Facebook, Twitter, all of them are desperate to cover up the increasingly obvious connection between terrorism and the religion with a holy book that thrice exhorts believers to "kill them wherever you find them" (Qur'an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5) and calls upon believers to strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of the deity (Qur'an 8:60).

News Watch Articles for ... THURSDAY, JUNE 08, 2017

Eizenkot: Hezbollah Remains Israel's Top Priority "The Northern front and Hezbollah remain the IDF's highest priority," IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Wednesday at an event marking 11 years to the Second Lebanon War.

US Senate Unanimously Votes to Move Embassy to Jerusalem The U.S. Senate urged President Donald Trump to fulfill his campaign promise of relocating the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, unanimously passing legislation in support of the move Monday.

Iran Blames Saudi Arabia for Islamic State Parliament, Ayatollah Shrine Rampage The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have accused Saudi Arabia of organizing an Islamic State attack on Iran's Parliament and the shrine of the leader of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Mosul battle: IS kills 230 fleeing civilians, says UN The UN has received reports that 231 Iraqi civilians have been killed by so-called Islamic State while attempting to flee Mosul over the past two weeks.

One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources report.

Ariel: It's time for sovereignty in Judea and Samaria Agriculture Minister tours Gush Etzion, calls for PM to let Jewish communities grow, build new communities.

Election campaign exposes faultlines in iron-clad May She started her run with a commanding lead, but PM lost control of the agenda amid missteps and terror attacks.

PA: 'Palestine' will be free of 'settlers' Abbas's spokesman says the PA is determined to establish a Palestinian state free of "settlers".

Failed US policies at the heart of Middle East problem Analysis: The old understanding between Tehran and the Sunni radicals-that Iran is immune to attacks-was shattered Wednesday.

After London jihad massacre, Facebook removes video claiming connection between terrorism and Islam Facebook, Twitter, all of them are desperate to cover up the increasingly obvious connection between terrorism and the religion with a holy book that thrice exhorts believers to "kill them wherever you find them" (Qur'an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5) and calls upon believers to strike terror in the hearts of the enemies of the deity (Qur'an 8:60).

News Watch Articles for ... WEDNESDAY, JUNE 07, 2017

Ramadan Rage 2017: The Complete List of Jihadist Attacks Around the World Welcome to Breitbart News' running tally of worldwide jihadist terrorist attacks during Ramadan 2017.

Iran attacks: 'IS' hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more.

Moves Against Qatar Hobble Muslim Brotherhood in Battle for Mideast Dominance Recent history, Lerman said, has shown that "if you sit on Qatar, it will crumble."

IDF: Hezbollah is an imminent threat, at the top of our priorities The IDF is re-evaluating the top challenges it faces, and the Shi'ite terror organization is high on the list.

Top Israeli Intel Official: Threat of Iran's Mideast Dominance 'Immediate' Concern among officials about Iran's influence - and what is believed to be its goal of forming a land corridor from Tehran to Beirut - has grown.

Israel Excitedly Welcomes US Ambassador Nikki Haley Just days after threatening to withdraw the US from the UN Human Rights Council over its sick obsession with Israel, Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday landed in the Jewish state.

Building Up of Biblical Heartland Set to Explode as 1,000 New Permits Granted The Civil Administration's Higher Planning Committee granted approval Tuesday for an initial batch of approximately 1,100 building permits for homes in Judea and Samaria, with about 900 more to be authorized Wednesday.

Are Jihadists Taking over Europe? In the four European countries most targeted by terror attacks -- Britain, France, Belgium and Germany.

Why peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians keep failing On the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, earnest diplomats and a new US president seem as eager as their predecessors to bring peace to this troubled place - and as blind as those earlier failed do-gooders to the animating roots of this conflict.

News Watch Articles for ... TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2017

WATCH: The Six Day War is Alive with Animation Between 1948, when the State of Israel gained independence, and the IDF's stunning military victory in June 1967, was there a viable ceasefire in place?

Netanyahu: 'We will strengthen the settlement enterprise' PM speaks at Six-Day War event on Judea and Samaria. 'Everyone's right to live in his home, no one will be uprooted from his home'.

Ex-defense chief: Erdogan is 'deliberately Islamicizing' Europe in bid for world domination Moshe Ya'alon also says any Trump bid for permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace deal 'guaranteed recipe for failure'.

Senate unanimously passes bill marking 50 years since Jerusalem reunification With a vote of 90-0, lawmakers of Capitol Hill's upper chamber say 'Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel'.

Israelis cry foul as UN leaders lament 50 years of 'occupation' UN envoy Danon blasts Antonio Guterres' 'preposterous' statement as 'Palestinian misinformation'; deputy FM urges him to 'correct the distortion'.

WATCH: How Palestinians Teach Values of 'Martyrdom' to Children This Palestinian Authority TV interview shows the extent to which the PA has successfully has indoctrinated Palestinian youth to seek Martyrdom.

Raqqa: Syrian Kurdish-led forces launch offensive on IS 'capital' A US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters has launched an offensive to capture the jihadist group Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.

Sears offers 'Free Palestine' clothing line The retail giant Sears has put a line of 'Free Palestine' apparel up for sale on its website, including t-shirts, hoodies, and tank tops.

Haley: UN rights council must halt 'anti-Israel bias' to stay credible In key address, US envoy warns Washington is 'looking carefully at this council and our participation in it'.

News Watch Articles for ... MONDAY, JUNE 05, 2017

Qatar under Arab boycott for scheming with Iran Qatar has come under a far-reaching boycott at the hands of the most powerful Arab governments for taking Iran's side against its Sunni Arab fellows.

Iranian Uranian Enrichment Streamlines Path to Nukes According to nuclear verification experts Iran's streamlining of uranium enrichment could greatly expand their ability to reach nuclear weapons status.

After Middle East, Will Islamists Uproot Christians in Europe? About terrorism and Islamist violence, Christian leaders offer only words of relativism and moral equivalence. Is it possible that after two recent big massacres of Christians.

Defeating Extremist Islam - A Western Imperative The infiltration of this ideology is reminiscent of the spread of communism and should be defeated similarly -- not with weapons, but by exposing its true nature and providing an alternative.

Poll: Major Majority of Israelis Want Sovereignty in Jerusalem, Not 'Peace Deal' While it is often reported that most Israelis favor a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an entirely different picture emerges once Jerusalem is added to the equation, a new survey has found.

Atop holy mount, Samaritans mark biblical festival of Shavuot Tiny community makes pilgrimage to West Bank's Mount Gerizim for seven day celebration of anniversary of receiving the Torah.

Arab powers sever Qatar ties, widening rift among US allies After powerful Arab states accuse Qatar of backing Iran agenda and of ties to Muslim Brotherhood, they place the emirate in isolation.

This Island Nation, Led by an Evangelical Christian, Just Recognized Jerusalem as Israel's Capital The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu became the latest country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israel Hayom reported Thursday.

Google celebrates Ramadan by promoting oppressive dress code for women Google promotes the Sharia's dress code for women in its latest doodle celebrating the Islamic "holy month," Ramadan.

EU-China united on climate, divided on trade EU and Chinese leaders emphasised on Friday (2 June) the need for closer relations in an unstable world, whilst concealing disagreements behind their unity on fighting climate change in the face of the US retreat from the Paris agreement.

News Watch Articles for ... SATURDAY, JUNE 03, 2017

Watch: Enough promises of peace!  Would-be peacemakers have long promised Israel an end to war and terrorism, but what have concessions in the name of peace actually brought? 

Foreign politicos punch Trump, copy his campaign  While several European politicians seize on US President Donald Trump as a punching bag, at least three are pragmatic enough to copycat his tactics and slogans for boosting their chances to get elected. 

Syrian Civil War: Assad's Hollow Crown  Jonathan Spyer reports from a regime sponsored tour of war-torn Syria and finds rampant antisemitism and empty rhetoric that fails to disguise the dictator's flimsy grip on power. 

Un Secretary-General: 'Denial Of Israel's Right To Exist Is Antisemitism'  "History must be respected. Jerusalem is a holy city for three religions."

Palestinian statehood is a grave threat to Saudi Arabia  Even more than it endangers Israel, a Palestinian Arab state threatens Saudi Arabia and Jordan - and they know it. Opinion. 

Report: 'External Pressure' Forces Qatar To Expel Hamas Members  The report hinted that Israel was behind the move, claiming that those asked to leave were Hamas members previously arrested and interrogated by Israeli authorities. 

Is The Road Still Open For Israeli-Palestinian Peace?  Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and its ramifications on the Israeli-Arab conflict, the 'Post' talks to activists. 

Rivlin: Hebron Is Not An Obstacle To Peace  According to the President, the government must invest in Hebron's infrastructure, roads and industry. 

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world's No. 1 religion by 2050  Islam will be the world‚Äôs No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. 

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests  "Our fight is Jihad and an obligatory worship. And every obligatory act of worship has 70 times more reward in Ramadan," said Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban, rejecting U.N.-led calls for halting hostilities during Ramadan.

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Model of Ark of the Covenant destroyed in Jerusalem Large replica of Biblical Ark destroyed by vandals after being put on display near Old City Walls.

Trump decides: Embassy to remain in Tel Aviv President Trump signs order deferring relocation of US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite campaign promises.

Turkey Attempting to Take Over Jordanian Control of Temple Mount The Jerusalem municipality's eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount.

Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world's No. 1 religion by 2050  Islam will be the world's No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. 

Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria  Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. 

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year  Scorching flight will send probe into sun's atmosphere, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation, to reveal how stars are made. 

Kathy Griffin: CNN drops comic after 'sick' Trump stunt  US broadcaster CNN has ditched a comedienne from its New Year programme after she posed with a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump.

Up Against the Wall: Revisiting the 1967 Liberation of Jerusalem The 1967 victory renewed the spirit of the festivals of pilgrimage.

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests" "Ramadan has been not only a month of worship and of growing close to Allah the Almighty, but also a month of action and jihad aimed at spreading this great religion..."

REPORT: After Iranian Elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up Relations between the two sides have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

VIDEO: 2000-Year-Old Jerusalem's Main Street Sheds New Light on the City's Last Hours Jerusalem Day has prompted Israel Antiquities Authority to release more information on the excavations of the City of David.

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America's Founding Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias.

State Dept: China Has Realized Need to Rein in North Korea On Friday a senior U.S. State Department official said China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang.

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Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world's No. 1 religion by 2050  Islam will be the world's No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. 

Powerful pro-Iran Badr Brigades to enter Syria  Hadi al-Amiri, commander of the strongest Iraqi Shiite militia, the Badr Brigades, said Wednesday, May 31, that his forces are preparing to enter Syria. 

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year  Scorching flight will send probe into sun's atmosphere, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation, to reveal how stars are made. 

Kathy Griffin: CNN drops comic after 'sick' Trump stunt  US broadcaster CNN has ditched a comedienne from its New Year programme after she posed with a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump.


Up Against the Wall: Revisiting the 1967 Liberation of Jerusalem The 1967 victory renewed the spirit of the festivals of pilgrimage.

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests" "Ramadan has been not only a month of worship and of growing close to Allah the Almighty, but also a month of action and jihad aimed at spreading this great religion..."

REPORT: After Iranian Elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up Relations between the two sides have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

VIDEO: 2000-Year-Old Jerusalem's Main Street Sheds New Light on the City's Last Hours Jerusalem Day has prompted Israel Antiquities Authority to release more information on the excavations of the City of David.

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America's Founding Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias.


State Dept: China Has Realized Need to Rein in North Korea On Friday a senior U.S. State Department official said China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang.

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Up Against the Wall: Revisiting the 1967 Liberation of Jerusalem The 1967 victory renewed the spirit of the festivals of pilgrimage.

Ramadan: "A Month of Great Conquests" "Ramadan has been not only a month of worship and of growing close to Allah the Almighty, but also a month of action and jihad aimed at spreading this great religion..."

REPORT: After Iranian Elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up Relations between the two sides have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011.

VIDEO: 2000-Year-Old Jerusalem's Main Street Sheds New Light on the City's Last Hours Jerusalem Day has prompted Israel Antiquities Authority to release more information on the excavations of the City of David.

CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of America's Founding Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias.

State Dept: China Has Realized Need to Rein in North Korea On Friday a senior U.S. State Department official said China has realized it has limited time to rein in North Korea's nuclear program through negotiations and is open to further sanctions against Pyongyang.

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50 years on, just-released photos show horror, then joy, in Battle for Jerusalem  Trove gives rare glimpse of victory against previously unbeatable Jordanian military in 1967 Six Day War.

Russia-NATO relations at worst point since Cold War - Moscow  Russia and NATO are facing the deepest crisis in relations since the Cold War, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Moscow believes the alliance's ongoing military buildup could fuel a dangerous arms race. 

Evidence of Last Battle for Jerusalem on Eve of Second Temple Destruction Unearthed [VIDEO]  To mark Jerusalem Day and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority unveiled Thursday 2,000-year-old evidence of the battle for Jerusalem on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple. 

Iran to Hamas: Let's get closer 'on basis of jihad'  Senior Iranian officials express hope to Hamas leader that mutual hatred of US and Israel will lead to closer ties between them. 

Shia vs. Sunni: The Schism Western Politicians Don't Understand and Won't Discuss  Western politicians rarely acknowledge the schism between Shia and Sunni Islam. There is nothing remotely comparable to this schism in any other religion in the modern world. 

White House May Tacitly Recognize Jerusalem As Capital In Knesset-Congress Event  All Members of Knesset, Congress and Senate were invited to the event, which was organized by Israel's Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer.. 

In Ramadan Massacre, Egyptian Christians Killed for Refusing to Renounce Their Faith in Jesus  As more and more details emerge concerning Friday's Ramadan attack on a busload of Christians on pilgrimage, the more it becomes evident that these 29 martyrs died solely because they were Christians. 

Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity as World's No. 1 Religion  Pew Research Center study projects Muslim population in America will double by 2050.


G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit  Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have called on internet giants to crack down on extremist content. 

I've never seen anything like this on the Temple Mount before'  Record number of Jews ascend Temple Mount on 50th anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem. 

78% Of Israelis Say Peace Not Possible, Split If Pm Serious To Make Deal  Even among Israelis who define themselves as left-wing, only 21% said a peace agreement is possible, while 76% said there is no chance, and 3% do not know. 

Death Toll Rises To 28 After Gunmen Attack Coptic Christians In Egypt  About 70 have been killed in bomb attacks on churches in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta since December. 

* 'Beautiful Military Equipment' Can't Buy Middle East Peace  As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. 

Islam's Holiest Month Ramadan: A Time When Jihadis Encourage Martyrdom  Islamist and jihadi organizations encourage their followers to carry out violent attacks on Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, when terrorist groups especially encourage and value martyrdom. 

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50 years on, just-released photos show horror, then joy, in Battle for Jerusalem  Trove gives rare glimpse of victory against previously unbeatable Jordanian military in 1967 Six Day War.

Russia-NATO relations at worst point since Cold War - Moscow  Russia and NATO are facing the deepest crisis in relations since the Cold War, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Moscow believes the alliance's ongoing military buildup could fuel a dangerous arms race. 

Evidence of Last Battle for Jerusalem on Eve of Second Temple Destruction Unearthed [VIDEO]  To mark Jerusalem Day and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Nature and Parks Authority unveiled Thursday 2,000-year-old evidence of the battle for Jerusalem on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple. 

Iran to Hamas: Let's get closer 'on basis of jihad'  Senior Iranian officials express hope to Hamas leader that mutual hatred of US and Israel will lead to closer ties between them. 

G7 demand action on extremist net content at summit  Leaders of the world's leading industrial nations, the G7, have called on internet giants to crack down on extremist content. 

I've never seen anything like this on the Temple Mount before'  Record number of Jews ascend Temple Mount on 50th anniversary of reunification of Jerusalem. 

78% Of Israelis Say Peace Not Possible, Split If Pm Serious To Make Deal  Even among Israelis who define themselves as left-wing, only 21% said a peace agreement is possible, while 76% said there is no chance, and 3% do not know. 

Death Toll Rises To 28 After Gunmen Attack Coptic Christians In Egypt  About 70 have been killed in bomb attacks on churches in the cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Tanta since December. 

* 'Beautiful Military Equipment' Can't Buy Middle East Peace  As President Trump was being feted in the palaces of the Saudi royal family after concluding a historic arms deal, Iranians were celebrating the outcome of a hard-fought election. 

Islam's Holiest Month Ramadan: A Time When Jihadis Encourage Martyrdom  Islamist and jihadi organizations encourage their followers to carry out violent attacks on Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, when terrorist groups especially encourage and value martyrdom. 

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On Jerusalem Day, Netanyahu Vows: Temple Mount Will Stay Under Israeli Sovereignty "Forever"  During a celebration for Jerusalem Day at the Israeli Knesset, marking the 50th anniversary of the capital city's reunification, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed the Temple Mount and Western Wall would remain under Israeli sovereignty. 

Counterterror systems are deficient across Europe  With each passing day since the Manchester suicide bombing, as more details come to light of the terrorist Salman Abedi's links with a broad ISIS network, it is becoming increasingly clear that the government of British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as the British secret services, face their biggest security and intelligence crisis in the war on terror. 

CIA insider: US attack on North Korea could be imminent  The US is preparing to attack North Korea, according to Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman - setting the stage for a difficult, messy war with potentially catastrophic consequences. 

US Intel Chief: Kurdish Secession From Iraq Imminent Once Mosul is liberated and ISIS is defeated the Kurds in Iraq are likely to seek independence from Baghdad, according to Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Jerusalem Day, 50 Years Since Unification  Hashem says that these enemies will be destroyed. 

Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting  US President Donald Trump has said he is "more determined than ever" to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. 

1,000 soldiers on streets as nervous Britain prepares for 'imminent' terror attack  Troops are being deployed to guard Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, and Parliament after Prime Minister Theresa May warned that another terror attack is 'expected imminently.' 

Top U.S. Intel Official: Retaking Raqqa Will Fail to Hamper ISIS Ambitions Abroad  DNI Dan Coats says intel sharing is imperative amid threat of homegrown attacks. 

Netanyahu: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Stay Under Israeli Sovereignty Forever  In Jerusalem Day address, PM indicates that Israel will never allow the capital to return to its pre-1967 status. 

Aerial photos: Jerusalem Day march underway  Tens of thousands join March of Flags from Jerusalem's Great Synagogue to the Western Wall on 50th anniversary of liberation of city. 

The Six Day War - a salvation and a miracle  PM Netanyahu says Six Day War was 'a salvation and miracle,' promises Temple Mount will always remain in Jewish hands. 

WATCH: Thousands pray at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day  Israelis hold holiday prayers at Western Wall Plaza, celebrate 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's liberation with Chief Rabbis and city rabbi. 

* 'We Will Always Insist on Jerusalem‚' Affirms President Rivlin on 50th Anniversary of Reunification  President Reuven Rivlin opened Israel's official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem Tuesday, pledging Israel's commitment to the capital and especially to the Old City. 


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Jerusalem Day, 50 Years Since Unification  Hashem says that these enemies will be destroyed. 

Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting  US President Donald Trump has said he is "more determined than ever" to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican. 

1,000 soldiers on streets as nervous Britain prepares for 'imminent' terror attack  Troops are being deployed to guard Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, and Parliament after Prime Minister Theresa May warned that another terror attack is 'expected imminently.' 

Top U.S. Intel Official: Retaking Raqqa Will Fail to Hamper ISIS Ambitions Abroad  DNI Dan Coats says intel sharing is imperative amid threat of homegrown attacks. 

Netanyahu: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Stay Under Israeli Sovereignty Forever  In Jerusalem Day address, PM indicates that Israel will never allow the capital to return to its pre-1967 status. 

Aerial photos: Jerusalem Day march underway  Tens of thousands join March of Flags from Jerusalem's Great Synagogue to the Western Wall on 50th anniversary of liberation of city. 

The Six Day War - a salvation and a miracle  PM Netanyahu says Six Day War was 'a salvation and miracle,' promises Temple Mount will always remain in Jewish hands. 

WATCH: Thousands pray at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day  Israelis hold holiday prayers at Western Wall Plaza, celebrate 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's liberation with Chief Rabbis and city rabbi. 

* 'We Will Always Insist on Jerusalem‚' Affirms President Rivlin on 50th Anniversary of Reunification  President Reuven Rivlin opened Israel's official celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem Tuesday, pledging Israel's commitment to the capital and especially to the Old City. 


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Netanyahu: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Remain Under Israeli Sovereignty Forever  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin were joined by thousands for the opening ceremony of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem at the Tower of David in the Old City, just a day before US President Donald Trump is scheduled to land in Jerusalem. 

Gazans Tie Up Trump Effigy In Armed Demonstration  Thousands of PFLP-affiliated demonstrators in the Gaza Strip protested Trump's visit to Bethlehem on Tuesday. 

Trump 'to do everything' for Middle East peace  US President Donald Trump has said he will "do everything" to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. 

Terrorist kills 22 in Manchester, UK  An explosion at a packed pop concert arena in the northern British town of Manchester has left 22 dead and injured another 69 music fans. 

In Pictures: Trump's Historic Israel Visit  Take a look at some of the iconic images emerging of the US president in the Jewish state. 

Trump: Iran must disarm militias, never gain nuke  "We can declare with one voice that Iran must not be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon ever, ever and must cease training terrorists and militias immediately" said US President Donald Trump. 

Trump tells Muslim leaders to fight 'Islamic extremism,' drive terror from their lands  US president touts anti-terror partnership, but says Middle East must end "crisis of Islamic extremism," slams Iran, says if religions can coexist, so can Israelis and Palestinians. 

'Israel's military edge will not be compromised'  Senior American official seeks to calm Israeli concerns over arms deal signed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. 

Netanyahu Ahead Of Trump Visit: Israel Didn’t Occupy Jerusalem, We Liberated It   In Saudi Arabia, Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman about the peace process. 

Right-Wing Activists Lay ‘Cornerstone’ For Dream Us Embassy In Jerusalem   "We decided to help him build the embassy, because we want to support President Trump, who is a friend of Israel," World Betar chairman Neria Meir said. 

Tension mounts as Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle  Military tensions on Syria's borders with Iraq, Jordan and Syria jumped another notch Monday, May 21, on Day 2 of Donald Trump's foreign trip, with the arrival of the first Russian ground troops in southern Syria for taking up position opposite US and coalition elite units. 

Netanyahu: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Remain Under Israeli Sovereignty Forever  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin were joined by thousands for the opening ceremony of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem at the Tower of David in the Old City, just a day before US President Donald Trump is scheduled to land in Jerusalem. 

Iran's "Moderate" President Rouhani Re-Elected in Landslide Victory Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won Iran's election decisively Friday, with 57 percent of the vote over hardline conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi's 38.5 percent. 

Trump lands in Israel, tells Israelis they have "great opportunity" for "peace throughout the Middle East"  "Drive them out from where they drove you out," says the Qur'an (2:191), and that's why Muslims throughout the world believe that Israel has no right to exist, and that they have a responsibility before Allah to do everything they can to destroy it.

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In Pictures: Trump's Historic Israel Visit  Take a look at some of the iconic images emerging of the US president in the Jewish state. 

Trump: Iran must disarm militias, never gain nuke  "We can declare with one voice that Iran must not be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon ever, ever and must cease training terrorists and militias immediately" said US President Donald Trump. 

Trump tells Muslim leaders to fight 'Islamic extremism,' drive terror from their lands  US president touts anti-terror partnership, but says Middle East must end "crisis of Islamic extremism," slams Iran, says if religions can coexist, so can Israelis and Palestinians. 

'Israel's military edge will not be compromised'  Senior American official seeks to calm Israeli concerns over arms deal signed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. 

Netanyahu Ahead Of Trump Visit: Israel Didn’t Occupy Jerusalem, We Liberated It   In Saudi Arabia, Trump spoke with Saudi King Salman about the peace process. 

Right-Wing Activists Lay ‘Cornerstone’ For Dream Us Embassy In Jerusalem   "We decided to help him build the embassy, because we want to support President Trump, who is a friend of Israel," World Betar chairman Neria Meir said. 

Tension mounts as Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle  Military tensions on Syria's borders with Iraq, Jordan and Syria jumped another notch Monday, May 21, on Day 2 of Donald Trump's foreign trip, with the arrival of the first Russian ground troops in southern Syria for taking up position opposite US and coalition elite units. 

Netanyahu: Temple Mount, Western Wall Will Remain Under Israeli Sovereignty Forever  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin were joined by thousands for the opening ceremony of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem at the Tower of David in the Old City, just a day before US President Donald Trump is scheduled to land in Jerusalem. 

Iran's "Moderate" President Rouhani Re-Elected in Landslide Victory Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won Iran's election decisively Friday, with 57 percent of the vote over hardline conservative challenger Ebrahim Raisi's 38.5 percent. 

Trump lands in Israel, tells Israelis they have "great opportunity" for "peace throughout the Middle East"  "Drive them out from where they drove you out," says the Qur'an (2:191), and that's why Muslims throughout the world believe that Israel has no right to exist, and that they have a responsibility before Allah to do everything they can to destroy it.

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Trumps on tour: Donald and Melania (plus Ivanka) are greeted by the Saudi king as they land in Riyadh for his crucial first test abroad President Donald Trump has landed in Saudi Arabia as he begins his first foreign tour since taking office. 

Rouhani Re-Elected In Iranian Presidential Elections  "Democracy in Iran is allowed to bloom only a few days every four years, while autocracy is evergreen."

US-led coalition strike against Syrian pro-govt forces 'unlawful' - Russia The US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria is illegitimate and represents yet another violation of Syria's sovereignty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Hundreds of Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza Two Israelis wounded, dozens of demonstrators said hurt as clashes erupt after Hamas calls for a "day of rage".

White House Map of Israel Nixes Post- 67 Lines Map excludes east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, which are part of sovereign Israel.

Trump heads for Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour US President Donald Trump leaves for Saudi Arabia shortly on his first foreign trip since becoming president.

Settler Leaders to Greet Trump at Airport, Say Settlements Don't Block Peace Settler leaders have an important message that they want to convey to US President Donald Trump when he lands in Israel next week.

Un Counterterror Chief: Europe Faces Return of 'Dangerous' IS Fighters Will defeated ISIS fighters return to their home countries in order to carry out terror attacks?

Netanyahu Seeks 'Dirty Harry' Moment With Iran as Trump Arrives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to persuade President Donald Trump to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with ballistic missiles and bankrolling terrorism, a close adviser said.

Saudi Arabia looks to assert regional role with Trump summit Analysts say Riyadh seeks to showcase its leadership of the Muslim world in the face of regional rival Iran.

New HQ to take charge of EU military missions EU states have cleared the way for a new HQ to take charge of three military missions in a "couple of days", as well as broader plans for joint defence.

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US-led coalition strike against Syrian pro-govt forces 'unlawful' - Russia The US-led coalition strike on a pro-government convoy in Syria is illegitimate and represents yet another violation of Syria's sovereignty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

Hundreds of Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza Two Israelis wounded, dozens of demonstrators said hurt as clashes erupt after Hamas calls for a "day of rage".

Iran election: Polls extended by hours in key vote Iran's presidential election has been extended by four hours, due to long queues at polling stations.

White House Map of Israel Nixes Post- 67 Lines Map excludes east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, which are part of sovereign Israel.

Trump heads for Saudi Arabia on first foreign tour US President Donald Trump leaves for Saudi Arabia shortly on his first foreign trip since becoming president.

Settler Leaders to Greet Trump at Airport, Say Settlements Don't Block Peace Settler leaders have an important message that they want to convey to US President Donald Trump when he lands in Israel next week.

Un Counterterror Chief: Europe Faces Return of 'Dangerous' IS Fighters Will defeated ISIS fighters return to their home countries in order to carry out terror attacks?

Netanyahu Seeks 'Dirty Harry' Moment With Iran as Trump Arrives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to persuade President Donald Trump to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with ballistic missiles and bankrolling terrorism, a close adviser said.

Saudi Arabia looks to assert regional role with Trump summit Analysts say Riyadh seeks to showcase its leadership of the Muslim world in the face of regional rival Iran.

New HQ to take charge of EU military missions EU states have cleared the way for a new HQ to take charge of three military missions in a "couple of days", as well as broader plans for joint defence.

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How Do We Know God Truly Loves Israel? To most readers of Israel Today, it's a given that God never stopped loving Israel - even after the nation rejected their Messiah.

Trump's visit: The messiah isn't coming to Israel WASHINGTON-US President Donald Trump has a clear advantage over his predecessors in his upcoming visit to the Middle East.

The Iran Election Farce Iranian voters go to the polls on Friday to select a new president from a list of the regime faithful chosen for them by the Supreme Leader and his aptly-named Guardians Council.

UNESCO disputes Jewish connection with Israel? Following infamous UN vote, next damage could be against Jews making Aliyah.

There is no such thing as Peace in Islam On today's Israel Uncensored Josh conducts a fascinating interview with Dr. Harold Rhode, one of the world's preeminent scholars on Islam.

Egypt's SISI: Trump Vital to Resolving Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Egyptian president to Israel: "The Arabs and Palestinians are ready for peace."

Trump refuses to visit Ramallah Staff planning Trump's visit to Israel agree with the PA that he will meet Abbas in Bethlehem instead.

Our World: American Greatness and the PLO The notion that a PLO state will make the region more stable as far more coherent Arab states collapse is absurd.

American Islam's Most Extreme Conference Islamists, forming inherently political movements, insist to policy-makers and the media that Islam is homogenous and that their Islamist organizations speak on behalf of all Muslims, despite their clear lack of any mandate.

Palestinians: The Threats Trump Needs to Hear The warning by Hamas and Islamic Jihad is directed not only against Trump and his new administration, but also against Abbas and any Arab leader who dares to "collude" with the U.S.

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Jubilee Call To Temple Mount Echoes Six-Day War Victory Cry A call by Knesset members and major rabbis is expected to bring record crowds to the Temple Mount on Jerusalem's Jubilee next week.

Unfazed by Western Wall row, Jerusalem mayor still expects Trump to move US embassy Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat insisted Wednesday he is unfazed by US officials disputing or refusing to affirm Israeli sovereignty over the Western Wall.

Iran's leader urges high turnout in vote to send message to US, Israel Khamenei says Friday's presidential election must show up US and 'pathetic prime minister of the Zionist regime'.

Trump to unveil plans for an 'Arab NATO' in Saudi Arabia When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out his vision for a new regional security architecture White House officials call an "Arab NATO," to guide the fight against terrorism and push back against Iran.

Jerusalem is Israel's largest city Jerusalem's population grows by 16,000 residents, 8,200 of whom are Jewish.

Trump-Russia row: Putin offers to release meeting record Vladimir Putin has waded into the growing row surrounding US President Donald Trump and his links to Russia.

France's new president will NOT recognize 'Palestine' Palestinian Arabs probably celebrated the victory of Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election last week.

At UN Headquarters, Unlikely Prayer Group Beseeches Heavens to Protect Israel Despite the United Nations bias, or perhaps because of it, a Christian prayer group has been meeting for twenty years in the UN headquarters in New York City to pray for the State of Israel.

North Korea's Missile Test Puts Region on Edge North Korea test fired yet another missile on Sunday.

War between 2 Koreas is highly possible, new S. Korean president warns Recently-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in has stated that there is a "high possibility" of military conflict with North Korea.

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Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S. Syrian borders The pro-Iranian Hizballah Tuesday, May 16, rushed 12 companies of 1,000 fighters to the Homs, Daraa and Quneitra (Golan) regions of southern Syria to block off the entry of "US-backed militants" from Jordan through the Al-Tanf border crossing.

Trump, Erdogan seek to mend strained ties at White House meeting US support for Kurdish fighters in Syria, extradition of cleric Fethullah Gulen are sticking points in relations between the two countries.

Trump Signals Shift in Middle East Strategy With Symbolic First Stop in Saudi Arabia WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump is about to embark on his first foreign trip, a nine day journey that takes him to the seats of the world's three great Abrahamic (monotheistic) religions and signals a 180-degree shift from his predecessor's approach toward the Middle East.

Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russia US President Donald Trump has defended his "absolute right" to share information with Russia, following a row over classified material.

International Bigotry Over Jerusalem The world powers, EU and the UN are consistent over one thing. Their bigotry regarding Jerusalem.

REPORT: Arab States offer Israel improved ties in exchange for peace concessions Israel would be expected to freeze settlement construction as part of steps toward normalizing ties.

Iranian-Backed Militia Offensive Raises Tensions Near Turkish Border of Iraq The developments have made local Iraqis wary of creeping Iranian influence and Turkish intervention in an area already plagued by infighting and a combustible mix of ethnic and religious groups.

US accuses Syria of mass executions and burning bodies in crematorium State Department says 50 people a day are hanged at Saydnaya military prison, then cremated to hide evidence of killings.

Ambassador Friedman Presents Credentials to Rivlin: "Trump's Love for Israel Rock-Solid" At a ceremony at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday morning received the diplomatic credentials of the new United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

US Navy chief wants larger fleet to counter global powers like Russia & China The US Navy needs to increase its fleet in order to match near-peer opponents such as Russia and China, its commander said, adding that the world is entering an era of maritime competition between global powers.

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US, UK, Jordanian forces enter S. Syria US special forces, together with British and Jordanian elite troops, moved into southern Syria late Sunday, May 14.

Ahead of Trump visit, Jordan and Egypt declare east Jerusalem 'capital of Palestine' In anticipation of US President Donald Trump's visit to Israel and Saudi Arabia, pressure is mounting on him to start a diplomatic process and leave the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Xi's 'New Imagination' for World Economy: Eye on Chinese Media President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Forum speech on Sunday appeared on the front page of just about every newspaper and website in China.

Wanna Cry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain A computer malware that has spread across 150 countries appears to be slowing down, with few reports of fresh attacks in Asia and Europe on Monday.

Can Vatican display shed light on the fate of the Menorah? Starting Monday, a co-hosted exhibit about sacred Temple relic sets a new precedent for cooperation between the Holy See and Rome's Jewish community.

North Korea missile test was 'new type of ballistic rocket' North Korea has claimed that the missile it tested on Sunday was a new type of rocket capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead.

10,000 Israeli policemen to secure Trump's visit Israel Police, Shabak work together with US Secret Service in operation 'Blue Shield.'

New butterfly species discovered on Mount Hermon For the first time in 109 years, researcher discover a new species of butterfly in Israel.

Losing my religion? Secular Brits now outnumber Christians, but Islam & Hinduism growing Britain has reached new heights of secularization, with almost half of Britons now identifying as non-religious, a new study reveals.

Will President Trump's Visit to Saudi Arabia Tackle Terrorism and Promote Religious Freedom? A number of recently published books on the history, culture and internal workings of Saudi Arabia cast doubt on the ability of the kingdom to undergo the kind of change required to tackle extremism when its chief aim is to preserve and enhance the power of the royal family.

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Iraqi army pushing into last ISIS-held areas of Mosul  After recent gains in Mosul's north, Iraqi government forces are squeezing Islamic State (ISIS) into an ever smaller area and hope to liberate the city 'within days' reports said. 

Who is Emmanuel Macron? France's new leader called 'useful idiot' on militant Islam  French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is a 'globalist' and an 'open promoter of multiculturalism' who does not consider Islamism a national threat, a French journalist and author said. 

Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale  A cyber-attack that hit organisations worldwide including the UK's National Health Service was "unprecedented", Europe's police agency says. 

The Turkey Trap  Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump. 

American Fighter Pilots In Israel For Joint Drill  Exercises will take place near the southern city of Eilat at the Air Force's Uvda airbase. 

In Anti-Israel Tirade, Erdogan Calls for Thousands of Muslims to Ascend Temple Mount  In an anti-Israel tirade Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for thousands of Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 

U.S. Military to Move 'Very Quickly' in Arming Syrian Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition  DOD spokesman says strategy will 'accelerate' offensive to retake Raqqa from ISIS. 

Iran-We Will Destroy All Saudi Arabia but Not Mecca & Medina Tehran, in response to Saudi Arabia's most recent threats, said it would destroy all of the Saudi kingdom besides Mecca and Medina. 

2,000 Years Ago, Prophet Nehemiah Performed This Temple Rite to Revive Sacrifices. Now, Sanhedrin Is Reviving It  On the day after the Feast of Shavuot (Weeks), the Sanhedrin will reenact a ceremony officially establishing the borders of Jerusalem for purposes of reinstating the Temple service. 

Arab Media: Abbas, Netanyahu, Trump Plan Three-Way Peace Summit  Arab media are quoting sources within the PA saying that preparations are being made for a 'trilateral summit meeting between [President Donald] Trump, [PA President Mahmoud] Abbas and [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.'

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Turkey's Erdogan Slams "Racist" Israel, Calls for More Muslims on Temple Mount In an anti-Israel tirade Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for thousands of Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

ISIS'S Dirty Secret How Islamic State managed to get supplies, electricity and food, despite being under a 'state of siege.'

Russian Plan for Syria Places Iranian Military In the Golan Russian President Vladmir Putin's plan to set up Iranian Army officers as observers on the Israel-Syria border is even more audacious than first reported.

U.S. Military to Move 'Very Quickly' in Arming Syrian Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition The U.S. military will move forward "very quickly" with plans to distribute weapons and ammunition to Kurdish YPG fighters battling the Islamic State in Syria despite opposition from NATO ally Turkey.

Palestinians Use Deception for Greater Acceptance The two main political groups that claim to represent Palestinians - the Islamist terror group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) - have embarked on new campaigns of deception in order to gain greater international acceptance.

Erdogan Sees 'New Beginning' in Turkish-US ties despite Kurdish arms move "The United States is still going through a transition period. And we have to be more careful and sensitive," Erdogan said.

Netanyahu: All Embassies should be in Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv Netanyahu spoke in advance of US President Donald Trumps expected visit to Jerusalem on May 22-23.

50 year anniversary: Six Day War in pictures Prime Minister Levi Eshkol's journal of the Six-Day War, the speech of Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin on Mount Scopus, the wings emblem of Motti Hod, commander of the air force.

Iran-We Will Destroy All Saudi Arabia but Not Mecca & Medina Tehran, in response to Saudi Arabia's most recent threats, said it would destroy all of the Saudi kingdom besides Mecca and Medina.

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2,000 Years Ago, Prophet Nehemiah Performed This Temple Rite to Revive Sacrifices. Now, Sanhedrin Is Reviving It  On the day after the Feast of Shavuot (Weeks), the Sanhedrin will reenact a ceremony officially establishing the borders of Jerusalem for purposes of reinstating the Temple service. 

Ayatollah Khamenei vows crushing response to enemy  In comments on Wednesday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei read the riot act for enemies of the Islamic establishment, vowing to harshly retaliate any possible invasion. 

EU backs full implementation of nuclear deal: Mogherini  EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the EU will stand by the Iran nuclear agreement, describing the deal as a 'milestone' belonging to the entire international community. 

Mosul battle will be finished within days - Iraqi army chief  Iraqi security forces are only days away from completing the operation to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State, the army's chief of staff says. 

Hezbollah Says Future War With Israel Could Take Place In Israeli Territory  Two Israeli air strikes against Hezbollah targets inside Syria in recent weeks have raised tension between the two. 

Ap Review Denies Charges Agency Helped The Nazis During World War II  The yearlong review was written by Larry Heinzerling, an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and retired AP deputy international editor. 

Abbas, in meeting with Putin, says Moscow must be part of peace process  Two leaders participate via video link in inauguration of $40 million Russian-sponsored Putin cultural center in Bethlehem. 

Russian monitors for Syrian Golan - not Iranians  Moscow this week responded to Israel's concerns about posting Iranian and Turkish officers on its borders to monitor the potential 'de-escalation' zones Russia is proposing for Syria. 

Arab Media: Abbas, Netanyahu, Trump Plan Three-Way Peace Summit  Arab media are quoting sources within the PA saying that preparations are being made for a 'trilateral summit meeting between [President Donald] Trump, [PA President Mahmoud] Abbas and [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.' 

Russia 'full-scope cyber actor' which will remain 'major threat' to US - intel director  Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has accused Russia of being a "full-scope cyber actor" which will remain a 'major threat' to the US government. 

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In Anti-Israel Tirade, Erdogan Calls for Thousands of Muslims to Ascend Temple Mount In an anti-Israel tirade Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for thousands of Muslims to ascend the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Tower of Babel Discovered? Ancient Tablet Describes Mesopotamian Structure Built By 'Multitudes' An ancient tablet believed to depict the Biblical Tower of Babel has been deciphered 100 years after its discovery and may represent the first-ever image of the real Tower when it stood in Babylon during Biblical times.

Russian Plan For Syrian Cease-Fire May Put Hezbollah In the Golan Russian President Vladmir Putin's plan to set up Iranian Army officers as observers on the Israel-Syria border is even more audacious than first reported.

Here's everything we know about the mysterious Air Force plane that just landed after 2 years in space The US military's X-37B space plane landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, ending its record-breaking 718-day orbit with a sonic boom during its first landing in Florida.

Iran-We Will Destroy All Saudi Arabia but Not Mecca & Medina Tehran, in response to Saudi Arabia's most recent threats, said it would destroy all of the Saudi kingdom besides Mecca and Medina.

New ISIS mobile tactics against US in Syria, Iraq It is important to get the spate of reported successes by US-backed forces fighting the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in proper proportion - in particular, the impression that ISIS is falling back from its strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa and that its certain defeat is just around the corner.

Iran minister warns Saudi Arabia after 'battle' comments: Tasnim Iran will hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam's holiest places if the kingdom does anything "ignorant", Tehran's defense minister was quoted as saying on Sunday after a Saudi prince threatened to move the "battle" to Iran.

The Turkey Trap Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump.

Liberals Leap at New Opportunity to Whitewash Hamas News agencies enamored with the Palestinian fight against "colonial Zionists" have taken to referring to the new Hamas "document of general principles & politics," released on May 1, as a "charter."

US Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Lands in Israel on Official Visit Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.Joseph Dunford said to be in country to discuss Russia's presence in Syria and ISIS activities in Egypt.

American Fighter Pilots in Israel for Joint Drill Exercises will take place near the southern city of Eilat at the Air Force's Uvda airbase.

Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight 'forces of division' Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

Iran's Rouhani says election rivals are 'violent extremists' Incumbent president faces uphill battle against hardliners in campaign to improve civil liberties.

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict, the United Nations says.

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Iran-We Will Destroy All Saudi Arabia but Not Mecca & Medina Tehran, in response to Saudi Arabia's most recent threats, said it would destroy all of the Saudi kingdom besides Mecca and Medina.

New ISIS mobile tactics against US in Syria, Iraq It is important to get the spate of reported successes by US-backed forces fighting the Islamic State in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan in proper proportion - in particular, the impression that ISIS is falling back from its strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa and that its certain defeat is just around the corner.

Iran minister warns Saudi Arabia after 'battle' comments: Tasnim Iran will hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam's holiest places if the kingdom does anything "ignorant", Tehran's defense minister was quoted as saying on Sunday after a Saudi prince threatened to move the "battle" to Iran.

The Turkey Trap Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump.

Liberals Leap at New Opportunity to Whitewash Hamas News agencies enamored with the Palestinian fight against "colonial Zionists" have taken to referring to the new Hamas "document of general principles & politics," released on May 1, as a "charter."

US Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff Lands in Israel on Official Visit Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.Joseph Dunford said to be in country to discuss Russia's presence in Syria and ISIS activities in Egypt.

American Fighter Pilots in Israel for Joint Drill Exercises will take place near the southern city of Eilat at the Air Force's Uvda airbase.

Emmanuel Macron: French president-elect to fight 'forces of division' Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

Iran's Rouhani says election rivals are 'violent extremists' Incumbent president faces uphill battle against hardliners in campaign to improve civil liberties.

South Sudan crisis: One million child refugees More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict, the United Nations says.

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UNESCO ratifies contentious resolution denying Israeli links to Jerusalem  The executive board of the UN's cultural agency ratified on Friday a resolution that calls Israel 'the occupying power' in Jerusalem and disputes its ties to the capital. 

Trump's Tolerance Tour: First Trip To Riyadh, Jerusalem And Rome  Aside from visiting Israel, Trump will convene Arab world leaders in Saudi Arabia and hold his first papal visit. 

Us Sources: Saudi Arabia, Us In Talks On Billions In Arms Sales  Washington and Riyadh are eager to improve relations strained under President Barack Obama in part because of his championing of a nuclear deal with Saudi foe Iran. 

Comment: Trump's Tragic Mistake  Israel is the most immediate casualty of Trump‚'s decision to embrace Abbas and the PLO, because the PLO is Israel's enemy. 

Erdogan And His Vision  Erdogan views ISIS as the executor of his vision and as the army of the largest Sunni Islamic caliphate in the future Middle East. 

Ismail Haniyeh Elected As New Hamas Leader, Replacing Meshaal  Ismail Haniyeh, who hails from the Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza, was widely expected to be the next top Hamas leader. 

French election: Hollande vows 'response' to Macron hack attack  French President Francois Hollande has promised to "respond" after a hacking attack targeted presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. 

Netanyahu slams Abbas for lying to Trump's face  Few were surprised that the first words out of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' mouth in his meeting with US President Donald Trump were bald-faced lies. 

In Pictures: Israel Kicks Off Independence Day Celebrations  Following a national day of grief in which the country paid its tributes to the men and women who fell while defending the land, Israel has kicked off celebrations marking its 69th Independence Day. 

69 Years of Independence: Israel By The Numbers  In accordance with its annual practice prior to Israeli Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published data this week that offer insight into the evolution of the Israeli population and economy. 

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China 'will use hard-kill weapons to Destroy THAAD missiles in war with US' Beijing has issued a chilling warning to Donald Trump demanding the "immediate" withdrawal of THAAD from South Korea.

US Air Force jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska airspace Russian fighter jets escort Bear aircraft in Alaska Defense Zone in what officials say is an unprecedented incident.

Iran's Forward Operating Base against the U.S. Iran's aim is to use American's northern neighbor, Canada, as a "forward operating base" for influence operations against the American government.

Trump's Tolerance Tour: First trip to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome Aside from visiting Israel, Trump will convene Arab world leaders in Saudi Arabia and hold his first papal visit.

Mr. Abbas goes to Washington... And gets a boost Abbas seemed to act like Trump was his personal savior, but will the unpredictable US president deliver for the embattled Palestinian leader?

Palestinian Authority rejects 'mad' request to end prisoners' payment PA official also said that "the prisoners are victims of Israel and the result of the occupation," and drew an equivalence with the "IDF paying the salaries of Israeli soldiers."

Syria: Rebels storm out as 'safe zones' plan signed Major powers backing opposing sides in the war in Syria have signed a pact on creating "safe zones", despite rebel delegates storming out of the ceremony at talks in Kazakhstan in protest.

Netanyahu: Abbas lied to Trump Prime Minister Netanyahu attacked PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas this afternoon (Thursday) following his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington.

New Israeli stealth fighters operating over Syria? Israel's F-35s may have already flown combat mission against Russian air defenses.

Syria government 'producing chemical weapons at research facilities' Syria's government is continuing to make chemical weapons in violation of a 2013 deal to eliminate them, a Western intelligence agency has told the BBC.

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Putin & Trump discuss Iranians on Israel's border Israel was seriously dismayed Wednesday, May 3, when first reports reached Jerusalem about the telephone conversation between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Tuesday.

Iran's Shadow Wars Eclipse it's nuclear threat, says expert Afshon Ostavar says Tehran's highly influential Revolutionary Guard Corps has combined ideology and practicality in an effective way, producing results in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.

UNESCO Makes Outrageous Move Denying Israel's Sovereignty in Jerusalem - on Independence Day As millions of Israeli and diaspora Jews marked Israel's 69th Independence Day, the United Nations cultural body UNESCO voted Tuesday to adopt a resolution denying Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

Israelis expect big things from Trump's upcoming visit US President Donald Trump is expected to visit Israel later this month, and many believe he's going to use the occasion to drop a couple of diplomatic bombshells.

ANALYSIS: Alleged Israel strikes raise stakes in face-off with Hezbollah In March, minister Naftali Bennett threatened to send Lebanon back to the Middle Ages if Hezbollah provoked another war.

Trump says he will launch new Middle East peace process Though expectations are low, plans are being firmed up for Trump to visit the Israeli leader in Jerusalem and possibly Abbas in the West Bank, possibly on May 22-23.

ANALYSIS: The new Hamas charter- No moderation here Hamas hopes that by showing the world a more moderate face - and having the world accept that fiction - it will be able to maneuver out of its current bind.

Trump tells Abbas 'very good chance' of Mid-East peace deal US President Donald Trump has said there is "a very good chance" of a Middle East peace deal, during talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

US Commandos Set to Counter North Korean Nuclear Sites U.S. special operations forces are set to conduct operations against North Korean nuclear, missile, and other weapons of mass destruction sites in any future conflict, the commander of Special Operations Command told Congress Tuesday.

Battle with Brussels: Theresa May accuses EU of trying to influence general election (VIDEO) In her toughest words yet, Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European officials of trying to influence the result of Britain's general election with threats of harsh Brexit terms.

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In Pictures: Israel Kicks Off Independence Day Celebrations  Following a national day of grief in which the country paid its tributes to the men and women who fell while defending the land, Israel has kicked off celebrations marking its 69th Independence Day. 

As Unesco Rejects Israel's Sovereignty In J'lm, What Future Does The Capital Face?  A country whose capital city is unrecognized by most of the world is not fully independent. 

Bible Contest Focuses On Centrality Of Jerusalem To The Jewish People  Picking up on the quiz theme of Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the opportunity to castigate UNESCO for approving a resolution disavowing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. 

As Israel Marks Independence Day, Hamas Issues New And Threatening Charter  The terror group ruling in the Gaza Strip released its new policy paper on Monday night in a move Israeli officials have perceived as a deceitful publicity stunt. 

Unesco Disavows Israeli Sovereignty In Jerusalem In 22-10 Vote  Netanyahu claims victory as number of opponents drops; Palestinians say international law upheld. 

Isis Grip On Egypt's Northern Sinai Widens, Seeks To Impose Islamist Rule  The Islamic State's widening geographical reach and shift in focus present a challenge for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. 

Abbas, Jordanian King Coordinate Stance Ahead Of Trump Meeting Palestinian Authority president, King Abdullah affirm support for 'serious' talks between Israel, Palestinians based on pre-1967 borders. 

Syria war: Many dead in IS attack on displaced people's camp  More than 30 civilians and Kurdish-led fighters have been killed in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants near Syria's north-eastern border with Iraq. 

Russia can cause tsunami near US with ocean-buried nuclear bombs  Former Russian military officer claims nuclear bombs buried in ocean near America can be detonated causing tsunamis on eastern seaboard. 

Israeli Arabs march to mark 'catastrophe' of Israel's independence  Event goes ahead after police reverse ban, reach compromise; thousands wave Palestinian flags, hold photos of prisoners.

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Yom HaZikaron begins this evening at nightfall The beginning of "The Yishuv" in 1860, marked the first uprisings against the Jewish people in Israel, when Moshe Montefiori developed Mishkenot Shaananim.

69 Years of Independence: Israel By The Numbers In accordance with its annual practice prior to Israeli Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published data this week that offer insight into the evolution of the Israeli population and economy.

US Marines deployed in Syria to defend Kurds against Turkey The US has sent a group of US Marines armed with eight-wheeled Stryker armored carriers to northern Syria as a buffer between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces.

Russia Deploys Gigantic A-50U Airborne Early Warning And Control Aircraft To Syria The Russian military has deployed the airborne early warning and control (AEW) aircraft to Syria.

Israel dismisses purportedly 'friendlier' Hamas charter Palestinian terror group, forced to postpone document's release, won't succeed in bid to 'fool the world,' Netanyahu spokesperson says.

In Pictures: Israel pays tribute to fallen on Memorial Day A look at the country's heartfelt commemoration of the thousands of people who have died from war and terror attacks.

France election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of run-off The two rivals in France's presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning.

Israel, the greatest success of the 20th century Op-ed: Communism is dead, fascism is dead. What is left? Zionism and the Zionist idea.

Israel to UNESCO: Reject fake history on Jerusalem A day prior to a UNESCO vote in Paris on a resolution that rejects Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem, Israel's Deputy FM Tzipi Hotovely called attempts to promote the resolution "fake history."

Tony Blair teases political return to get 'hands dirty' in fight against Brexit Controversial former UK Labor Prime Minister Tony Blair has announced that he is going to return to UK politics, motivated by Brexit and willing to change the situation amid the debates on the terms of the exit from the EU.

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UNESCO Crosses the (Green) Line: New Resolution Would Deny Israel's Sovereignty Over West Jerusalem, Too  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will celebrate Israel's Independence Day next week by voting on anti-Israel resolutions. 

Israel at 69 has 8,680,000 citizens, 43% of world Jewry  Central Bureau of Statistics figures show number of residents increased by 1.9% in the past year, including 174,000 babies 

Has a sunken Russian Intelligence ship been sabotaged by the Turks to obtain secret codes?  Turkish divers could have found secret reconnaissance equipment and encryption codes on board The Liman after it mysteriously plummeted towards the sea bed in Turkish waters. 

North Korea crisis: North in another 'failed' missile launch  North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, South Korean and US military officials say. 

* "Great war coming": North Korea is finally at the brink  DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un, besieged by the U.S., continues to threaten all-out nuclear war against any who threaten North Korea. 

Trump: I Want To See Peace With Israel And The Palestinians  In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel in the second half of May. 

Brexit: EU demands 'serious UK response' on citizens' rights  European Council President Donald Tusk has called on the UK to come up with a "serious response" on what will happen to EU citizens in Britain after Brexit. 

Pope Francis visits bombed Coptic church during Egypt visit  Pope Francis, on a trip to Egypt, has visited a church where 29 people died in a suicide bombing in December. 

23,544 fallen Israeli soldiers  Defense Ministry publishes casualty statistics for all operations in defense of Israel and the pre-state Jewish community since 1860. 

Watch: Patriot missile downs Syrian aircraft over Golan Heights  Israeli Air Force surface-to-air missile shoots down unmanned aircraft which violated Israeli airspace near Syrian border.

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On Israel's Independence Day, UNESCO Vote to Declare Israel Has No Right to West Jerusalem Either The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will celebrate Israel's Independence Day next week by voting on anti-Israel resolutions.

Tension Mounts as Syrian drone intercepted over Golan following Israeli bombing in Damascus airport A Patriot anti-ballistic missile stationed in the north of the country intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle that infiltrated Israel from Syria on Thursday evening.

North Korea crisis: Tillerson says US open to talks The US is open to negotiations with North Korea aimed at removing nuclear weapons from the region, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said.

Korea crisis countdown: US Deploys THAAD, Nuke Sub, as China launches Aircraft Carrier The US early Wednesday, April 26, began moving the THAAD missile defense system to central South Korea opposite the border with the North - months ahead of schedule.

Palestinians Must Admit Defeat, Republican Caucus Says Washington- A number of conservative Republicans in Congress have launched a pro-Israel caucus predicated on getting the Palestinians to acknowledge defeat.

Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam In an address to the Egyptian people this week, Francis said he hoped his visit would help bring peace and encourage dialog and reconciliation with the Islamic world.

Jerusalem mayor: Arabs live better in this city than anywhere else in Mideast Nir Barkat says all of the capital's diverse residents are 'his children'; rejects allegations of inequality in municipal services.

Five of Israel's Latest 'Miracles' Leading Up to its 69th Birthday With its forces vastly outnumbered by Arab armies, Israel's victory in the 1948 War of Independence was widely considered a modern-day miracle. The Jewish state shocked the world again in 1967 by significantly expanding its borders and reunifying Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.

Palestinian leaders vow to sue UK government after it refuses to apologize for Balfour Declaration "Palestinian leaders have vowed to sue the British Government after it refused to apologise for a 1917 declaration that paved the way for the creation of Israel."

Israel plans construction of 15,000 new settlements in E. Jerusalem Israeli authorities are planning to build some 15,000 new settlements in East Jerusalem, Reuters and local media reported, citing the Housing Ministry.

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Golan tension: Pro-Iran troops move on Quneitra Early Thursday, April 26, a mixed Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah force embarked on a general offensive in southern Syria ready for a leap on Israel's Golan border.

Syria war: 'Israeli strike' hits military site near Damascus airport An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report.

Russian spy ship sinks off Turkey after collision with freighter A Russian spy ship has sunk off the Turkish coast after being breached in a collision with a freighter, with all its crew rescued, the Turkish coastal authority says.

North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding SEOUL - A North Korean propaganda outlet Thursday released a video clip showing a simulated attack on the White House and declaring that "the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights."

Israel, US eyeing Trump visit on May 22-23 President's first official trip to take place immediately before Jerusalem Day, when Israel marks 50 years of city's reunification.

Israel may lose Europe in Jerusalem Sovereignty Battle at UNESCO The new text, which Israel has yet to see, would replace an initial draft from last month, which contests Israeli sovereignty over all of Jerusalem.

Israeli newspaper reports Trump will recognize entire Jerusalem as Israel's capital during trip US president won't, however, announce move of embassy from Tel Aviv, and will call for establishment of Palestinian state, Yedioth Ahronoth says.

Israel at 69 has 8,680,000 citizens, 43% of world Jewry Central Bureau of Statistics figures show number of residents increased by 1.9% in the past year, including 174,000 babies.

World Bible Quiz contestants 16 contestants reach final round of quiz: Four from Israel, three from the United States, two from Canada, and two from Mexico.

Israeli Defense Minister warns of Iranian Presence in Golan Heights Liberman is in Moscow for International Security Conference along with Defense Ministers from 24 other countries including Saudi Arabia, Syria and Iran.

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Senior Lawmakers Urge U.S. Engagement in Libya Senior lawmakers on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's declaration that the United States has "no role" in Libya.

North Korea tensions: US installs missile defence system in S Korea The US military has started installing a controversial missile defence system at a site in South Korea, amid high tensions over neighbouring North Korea's nuclear and missile ambitions.

REPORT: White House, Jerusalem in talks on Trump visit to Israel in May The possible Israel visit is reportedly due to occur late next month, around the time the US president is slated to visit Europe.

Israeli cyber authority says it stopped 'major' hacking attack Details released by PM's office days after defense and intelligence heads reportedly slammed the contentious National Cyber Authority.

Pope faces criticism for seeking to mend ties with Islam in Egypt Security is a primary concern less than three weeks after 45 people were killed in ISIS-perpetrated attacks on Coptic Christian churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Palm Sunday.

Syrian government made Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun, France says France says it has evidence showing the Syrian air force "undoubtedly" dropped bombs containing the nerve agent Sarin on a rebel-held town last month.

Turkey arrests 1,000 in raids targeting Gulen suspects Police have arrested 1,000 people alleged to have been part of a movement blamed for the failed 2016 coup.

"The Catholic Church...has become one of Islam's loudest boosters" In this excellent piece, George Neumayr refers to the rupture of relations between the Vatican and al-Azhar that took place during the time of Pope Benedict.

Turkey Bombs U.S.-Supported Kurds in Syria - at Least 18 Killed Early Tuesday morning, a wave of Turkish airstrikes reportedly struck a headquarters building used by the Kurdish YPG militia in northeastern Syria. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 YPG fighters and media officials were killed in the attack.

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Obama's Chickens Coming Home to Roost Democrats inherit the foreign policy crises of a thousand Republican presidential fathers, but the foreign policy crises inherited by incoming Republicans in the White House are always orphans.

Top IDF Officer: North Korea Tensions could impact Israel's security A top IDF officer disclosed on Tuesday how N.Korea could impact Israel's security, revealed new details about the standoff with Syria and pointed to the biggest threat facing the Jewish state.

Iran-Turkey co-op needed to defeat terrorism: official "Iran and Turkey have the might and capacity to battle terrorism and extremism in the region as well as across the world," said Mohsen Roohi-Sefat, the Foreign Minister deputy chief for political and international studies.

UNESCO head stresses Jewish link to Jerusalem UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova promises to defend the rightful links of all three monotheistic religions to Jerusalem.

UK risks being 'wiped off the map with nuclear counterstrike' - Russian senator The UK, which recently said it could launch a preemptive nuclear strike "in the most extreme circumstances," runs the risk of being "wiped off the face of the Earth," the deputy head of a Russian upper house committee said.

North Korea tensions: US submarine arrives in South Korea A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid worries of another North Korean missile or nuclear test.

Yemen aid summit seeks to pull nation from brink A pledging conference to raise funds for Yemen is taking place in Geneva on Tuesday, amidst what the UN describes as "the world's largest humanitarian crisis".

French investors take interest in Israel Conference to be attended by 250 senior French businessmen this week to promote French investments in Israel.

After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims "A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis's predecessor, Pope Benedict."

Islamic Republic of Iran arrests over 30 gay men, will subject them to "sodomy tests" "Under Sharia law in Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death."

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Netanyahu: Allies could have saved 4 million Jews if they'd bombed death camps in 1942 In bitter Holocaust Remembrance Day speech citing new UN documents, PM castigates global indifference 75 years ago, says it persists today.

Mattis in Djibouti amid high Red Sea stakes US Defense Secretary James Mattis arrival in Djibouti Sunday, April 23 coincided with Egyptian President Abdul-Fatteh El-Sisi's landing in Riyadh.

Letter From Missing IDF Soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin Read on Holocaust Memorial Day Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah), observed this year in Israel on April 24, is a day filled with mixed emotions.

French election: Hollande urges nation to back Macron and reject Le Pen President Francois Hollande has called on French voters to reject far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and back Emmanuel Macron to succeed him.

Germany is a hotbed of Iranian spy activity that targets Israel The German Interior Ministry notified a Left Party deputy last week that agents from Iran have been some of the most active spies in the Federal Republic between 2007 and 2017.

EU Officials vow to never forget along with 10,000 participants in March of the living Since 1988, more than 250,000 participants from 52 countries have marched down the 3-kilometer path connecting the Auschwitz and Birkenau death camps on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Islamist Attacks on Holidays Nearly 50 people were murdered on Palm Sunday when Islamic State terrorists bombed two Coptic churches in an Easter celebration-nightmare.

Israel Remembers Tomorrow begins a week of memory and commemoration in Israel.

China's Xi urges restraint during Trump call as 'USS Carl Vinson' heads for Korean waters The Chinese president called for all sides to exercise restraint during a phone call with US leader Donald Trump on the issue of Pyongyang.

Iran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action In Syria Iran and Russia are moving closer together in their military alliance, working to boost ties and coordination in Syria and elsewhere in the region following the U.S. decision to launch a military strike in Syria.


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Putin Sends Military to North Korean Border over Fears of Refugee Exodus  Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops, as well as military resources, to the country's border with North Korea over fears that war could trigger a wave of refugees out of the country. 

Mattis leaves Israel with unanswered questions  The Syrian shells exploding on the Golan were ringing in Israel's ears on Friday, April 21, when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis flew out after talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. 

Will Iran's Looming Election Provide a Glimpse Into the Islamic Republic's Future?  Iran is scheduled to hold its next presidential election May 19 with incumbent President Hassan Rouhani seeking a second four-year term. 

France: A Guide to the Presidential Elections  Voters in France will go to the polls on April 23 to choose the country's next president in a two-step process. The top two winners in the first round will compete in a run-off on May 7. 

What a war with North Korea would probably look like  Back in 2013 during the last major flare up between the U.S. and North Korea I wrote an extensive analysis on the North Korea wild card and how it could be used by globalists as a catalyst for international economic instability titled Will Globalists Use North Korea To Trigger Catastrophe? 

Armed Muslim Who Displayed Guns at Dakota Christian Conference Will Not be Charged  A Muslim man escorted out of a Christian Conference in South Dakota went out to the parking lot and filmed himself on Facebook Live, flashing multiple firearms, telling viewers they should be "terrified". 

Trump Administration Announces Iran Complying With Nuke Deal But Not Ready to Lift Sanctions  The Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear deal, but they are launching a review to determine whether it is in America's security interests to lift the remaining sanctions. 

Trump Touts Le Pen As "Strongest" Candidate in French Presidential Race  In a new interview U.S. President Donald Trump has said that while he does not formally endorse anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, she is the "strongest" on borders and security, ahead of Sunday's first round of voting in France. 

Paris Gunman Carried Note Defending Islamic State Terror Group  The Paris prosecutor says the Champs-Elysees attacker had a note defending the Islamic State group with him when he opened fire on police officers. 

Europe: Making Itself into the New Afghanistan?  Maastricht, in the Netherlands, is the picturesque city that gave its name to the famous treaty signed in 1992 by the twelve nations of the European Community at the time, and which paved the way for the foundation of today's European Union and the single currency, the euro.

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What a war with North Korea would probably look like Back in 2013 during the last major flare up between the U.S. and North Korea I wrote an extensive analysis on the North Korea wild card and how it could be used by globalists as a catalyst for international economic instability titled Will Globalists Use North Korea To Trigger Catastrophe?

Trump Administration Tells Congress Iran Complying With Nuclear Agreement The Trump administration told Congress on Tuesday that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear deal, but they are launching a review to determine whether it is in America's security interests to lift the remaining sanctions.

Paris jihad cop killer had been jailed for 20 years for trying to kill police, but freed early "Freed to kill more police: Isis terrorist who shot dead policeman and wounded two others on the Champs-Elysees was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers."

Putin Sends Military to North Korean Border over Fears of Refugee Exodus Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops, as well as military resources, to the country's border with North Korea over fears that war could trigger a wave of refugees out of the country.

N. Korea threatens to 'reduce US to ashes' with 'super-mighty pre-emptive strike' North Korean state media has warned Washington of a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike" which would "reduce the US to ashes."

Uncertainty in Turkey The 51.4 percent of the Turkish voters that voted 'yes' for the proposed constitutional amendments in Sunday's referendum have changed Turkey from a secular democracy to a quasi-dictatorship dominated by one man, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Risk of 'Accidental' Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says On Sept., 26, 1983, shortly after midnight, the Soviet Oko nuclear early warning system detected five missiles launched from the United States and headed toward Moscow.

Abbas says ready to meet Netanyahu 'anytime' in Washington Palestinian Authority president says settlement building must stop before peace talks can resume.

Syria moves all its fighter jets to Russian base Syria has moved all its fighter aircraft to the Russian Hmeimim air base in Latakia three weeks after 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles knocked out one-fifth of its air force at the Shayrat base.

White House: Trump wants conflict ending Israeli-Palestinian Deal Abbas faces heavy competition that insist on over 95% of the West Bank and part of Jerusalem as its capital.

'With Syria in pieces, it's time to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan' Deputy minister for diplomacy Michael Oren stresses that Israel sought peace before the 1967 Six Day War.

President Rivlin: Persecution of Mideast Christians 'A Stain on Humanity' Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the persecution of Middle East Christians is "a stain on humanity" during a meeting Wednesday with the head of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch and other Christian leaders.

Trump to Host Abbas May 3 at White House, Seeks 'Conflict-Ending' Deal President Donald Trump is set to host Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas May 3 at the White House as he seeks to forge an elusive peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Bill Gates warns terrorists could weaponize smallpox Microsoft founder Bill Gates has raised the alarm over a growing threat from bioterrorism, warning that that it could cause tens of millions of deaths.

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N. Korea threatens to 'reduce US to ashes' with 'super-mighty pre-emptive strike' North Korean state media has warned Washington of a "super-mighty pre-emptive strike" which would "reduce the US to ashes."

Uncertainty in Turkey The 51.4 percent of the Turkish voters that voted 'yes' for the proposed constitutional amendments in Sunday's referendum have changed Turkey from a secular democracy to a quasi-dictatorship dominated by one man, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Risk of 'Accidental' Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says On Sept., 26, 1983, shortly after midnight, the Soviet Oko nuclear early warning system detected five missiles launched from the United States and headed toward Moscow.

Abbas says ready to meet Netanyahu 'anytime' in Washington Palestinian Authority president says settlement building must stop before peace talks can resume.

Syria moves all its fighter jets to Russian base Syria has moved all its fighter aircraft to the Russian Hmeimim air base in Latakia three weeks after 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles knocked out one-fifth of its air force at the Shayrat base.

White House: Trump wants conflict ending Israeli-Palestinian Deal Abbas faces heavy competition that insist on over 95% of the West Bank and part of Jerusalem as its capital.

'With Syria in pieces, it's time to recognize Israel's annexation of the Golan' Deputy minister for diplomacy Michael Oren stresses that Israel sought peace before the 1967 Six Day War.

President Rivlin: Persecution of Mideast Christians 'A Stain on Humanity' Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the persecution of Middle East Christians is "a stain on humanity" during a meeting Wednesday with the head of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch and other Christian leaders.

Trump to Host Abbas May 3 at White House, Seeks 'Conflict-Ending' Deal President Donald Trump is set to host Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas May 3 at the White House as he seeks to forge an elusive peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Bill Gates warns terrorists could weaponize smallpox Microsoft founder Bill Gates has raised the alarm over a growing threat from bioterrorism, warning that that it could cause tens of millions of deaths.

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Iran shows off newest long-range missiles at Army Day parade Iran has showcased its latest locally-developed anti-aircraft missiles together with S-300 air defense systems at an annual Army Day parade.

Erdogan Moves Closer to Making Turkey an Islamic State By a razor-thin margin, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the referendum to expand exponentially the powers of his office.

Russia claims electronic warfare systems can defeat US (VERO BEACH, FL) The report was shown on Russia-1's Vesti news program on Friday April 15th and referenced technology alleged employed in 2014 against the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea.

What North Korea Should Teach Us about Iran We failed to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons.

Islamic State and al Qaeda in renewed talks to join forces Should this significant jihadist merger happen, it will mean double trouble, not just in Iraq and Syria, but also in expanded jihad missions globally.

How Israel is thinking outside the box to stop cyber terror Recognized as the fourth front, soldiers of the IDF's Cyber Defense Academy train for threats in a world with no rules.

Trump orders Iran nuclear deal review despite compliance Donald Trump has ordered a review of the Iran nuclear deal, even though it is complying with all its commitments.

North Korea tension: China 'seriously concerned' about nuclear threats China says it is seriously concerned about North Korean nuclear development, in the wake of a BBC interview with a top official from the North.

Why Is the US Still Funding Palestinian Terrorism? (At Least Close the PLO Office in Washington) Jamil Tamimi, 57, knew that if he committed an act of terror, he would be lionized by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and -- perhaps more importantly -- that, if he were killed or sent to prison, his family would be taken care of financially.

35% increase in Temple Mount visits Temple organizations sum up Passover with satisfaction and report dramatic increase in Temple Mount visitors.

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EU's Brexit plans 'unchanged' by snap election announcement The European Union's Brexit plans remain unchanged by Theresa May's snap election announcement, the council representing EU leaders has said.

US Tomahawk cruise missiles for ISIS-Sinai HQ The US Mediterranean fleet is moving into position ready for a decision to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles for a crushing assault on the Islamic State's mountain strongholds in central Sinai.

The Exodus - Not What You Thought Israel Today has reported numerous times regarding Christian Palestinians who claim to be the true Israel.

Iran Unveils Home Made Stealth Fighter Jet: Hoax or Real? Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossien Dehghan on Saturday unveiled its new single-seat, twin-engine Qaher (Dominant) F-313, which is hailed as being able to land on short airstrips, has a low radar cross section that would allow it to remain effectively invisible to enemy radar.

Michael Oren: Palestinians were Six Day War's 'biggest winners' Marking 50 years since '67 conflict, deputy minister says it shaped Palestinian identity 'as we know it'; Israel working on 'diplomatic solution'.

Turkey referendum: EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims The European Commission has called on Turkey to launch a "transparent investigation" into allegations of irregularities during the referendum giving the president sweeping powers.

Russia's new Arctic Trefoil military base unveiled with virtual tour Visitors to the Russian defence ministry website can now take a "virtual tour" of a new military base in a remote region of the Arctic.

EU, Iran sign nuclear safety deal, one more in coming weeks TEHRAN - Iran and the European Commission have signed a 2.5-million project for nuclear safety cooperation, the first ever under the framework of a 2015 international nuclear deal.

FBI investigating jihadis in all 50 states, jihadis plotting to strike in US "every single day" Yet the refusal to confront and assess their motivating ideology, and the misapprehension of what they're all about, continues, despite President Trump's repeated castigating of Obama and Hillary for refusing to name the enemy.

"EU leaders terrified" Turkey will soon send three million Muslim migrants to Europe EUROPE is preparing for another migrant crisis over fears Turkey's newly empowered President Erdogan will turn his back on the nation's long-awaited EU membership.

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Turkey referendum: Erdogan dismisses criticism by monitors Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised monitors who say the referendum campaign fell short of international standards.

Turkish opposition calls for referendum result to be annulled over unstamped ballots Turkish opposition figures have called for the results of Sunday's referendum granting new presidential powers to be annulled, citing unstamped ballots given to voters.

Pence: US era of strategic patience with North Korea over US Vice-President Mike Pence has said his country's "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey's pugnacious president From humble beginnings Recep Tayyip Erdogan has grown into a political giant, reshaping Turkey more than any leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the revered father of the modern republic.

North Korean missile launch possibly sabotaged An unidentified North Korean ballistic missile exploded seconds after it was launched Sunday, April 16, from a site near the port city of Sinpo.

Erdogan's Turkey Some guests were awoken by the gunshots, others by the buzzing of three Black Hawk helicopters.

Palestinians in Israeli jails hold mass hunger strike More than 1,000 Palestinians held in Israeli jails have begun a mass hunger strike against detention conditions.

Jews celebrate Passover on the Temple Mount Seventy-five Jews from Har Brakha visit Temple Mount on Sunday morning.

25,000 Jews celebrate Passover in the Patriarchs' city Visitors tour Hevron sites, walk through the ancient alleyways, and visit the ancient Kasbah neighborhood.

'Record-Breaking' Number of Migrants Crossing Mediterranean This Easter An "unprecedented" number of people tried to cross the Mediterranean over the Easter weekend this year, a migrant charity has said.

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North Korea 'ready for nuclear attack' amid show of force  North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is "ready to hit back with nuclear attacks". 

Turkey referendum: Final campaigning ahead of landmark vote  The final day of campaigning is taking place in Turkey ahead of a referendum on whether to grant sweeping new powers to the president. 

Passover, Easter Tourism to Israel Breaks All Records  According to Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, March 2017 saw 293,000 tourist entries to Israel, a 22% increase over March 2016.

Syria chemical attack 'fabricated' - Assad  Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says reports of a chemical attack by his forces were "100% fabrication". 

Rephidim, Amalek then: Bir Gafgafa, ISIS now  They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.  

80,000 Gather at Western Wall to Receive Priestly Blessing  In a powerful display of the glory that once was the Jewish Temple, tens of thousands of worshipers gathered at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday morning to receive the biannual Priestly Blessing from hundreds of Kohanim (men of the priestly caste). 

Palestinian woman:"Promised Land" = Land that "was promised to gather them [the Jews]in order to exterminate them by a divine decree"  When Fatah-run Awdah TV asked Palestinians about their views regarding US President Donald Trump's "rise to power", one woman explained that "Jews" mistakenly understand the term "the Promised Land" as "a promise to them," however, the real promise is that Allah will "gather" and "exterminate" them:.

PHOTOS: Jewish Priests Offer Paschal Lamb Just Hundreds of Meters From Temple Mount  After a court battle to gain police permission, the Sanhedrin held a full reenactment of the Passover sacrifice and Temple service Thursday evening in a manner reminiscent of the glory that was once the Temple.

Top ten countries for persecution of Christians: North Korea and nine Muslim countries  Why is this the case, and why is it the case year after year? Might it have something to do with these teachings? 

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?  Today some claim that Jesus is just an idea, rather than a real historical figure, but there is a good deal of written evidence for his existence 2,000 years ago.

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Morbid fascination or genuine distress? Google searches for 'World War 3' at record high An increasing number of people around the world seem to be preoccupied with thoughts of a global military conflict, as amid growing tensions in the international arena the number of web searches for 'World War 3' has hit the highest level ever.

Tehran, Moscow and Damascus say U.S. must respect Syria's 'sovereignty' Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Russia, Iran and Syria have insisted that the U.S. and its allies must respect Syria's sovereignty in line with international obligations.

80,000 Gather at Western Wall to Receive Priestly Blessing [PHOTOS] In a powerful display of the glory that once was the Jewish Temple, tens of thousands of worshipers gathered at the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem's Old City on Thursday morning to receive the biannual Priestly Blessing.

'Islamic terror attacking Jerusalem, like major cities around the world' As Jerusalem continues to reel from Friday's terror attack at the capital's light rail, Israeli politicians lament the increase in Islamic terrorism in Israel and across the globe.

China fears North Korea-US conflict 'at any moment' China has warned that "conflict could break out at any moment" as tension over North Korea increases.

Christians in Philippines nail themselves to crosses and furiously whip themselves as act of penitence in Good Friday ritual Cultures and peoples around the world are celebrating festivals of rebirth and renewal on Easter weekend.

MOAB strike: US bombing of IS in Afghanistan 'killed dozens' A US military strike with a weapon known as the "mother of all bombs", or MOAB, killed 36 Islamic State (IS) group militants and destroyed their base, the Afghan defence ministry says.

John Bolton: Only Way to End North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program Is to 'End the North' Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton talked about North Korea, Russia, and Syria during his regular visit to Breitbart News Daily on Thursday.

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Police Raid Homes, Seize Lambs, Preventing Passover Sacrifice Israeli Police raided the homes of seven Jews who had declared their intent to bring the Passover lamb sacrifice in Jerusalem, and arrested another 17 on their way to sacrifice lambs.

Watch: Priestly blessing at Western Wall Thousands attend special annual Passover 'Birkat Kohanim' service at Western Wall in Jerusalem.

'We are sending an armada': Trump ready to eliminate N. Korean 'menace' with or without China The US is looking forward to working with China to solve the North Korean nuclear threat.

"Promised Land" = Land where Jews will be exterminated When Fatah-run Awdah TV asked Palestinians about their views regarding US President Donald Trump's "rise to power".

Is second Korean War imminent? Will North Korea conduct a nuclear test in coming days?

Poll Shows Declining Israeli Public Support for Judea and Samaria Withdrawal A new poll commissioned by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) shows a massive decline in the Israeli public's support for a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria as part of any future peace deal.

Palestinians Exploiting Children to Fight Israel The new Palestinian curriculum for grades 1 to 4 "is significantly more radical than previous curricula," concludes a new study by Hebrew University's Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se).

Israel Journalist calls religious zionists more dangerous than Hezbollah Defense Minister Liberman called for a boycott against Haaretz, Israel's sixth-largest Hebrew daily newspaper.

Gazan version of Snakes and Ladders trains children in "jihad" and "the Islamic faith" The mission of the game, called "Reaching Jerusalem," is, according to its creators, to help children remember their "cities of origin," "strengthen the children's military culture and love of jihad," and to "produce future leaders and decision-makers raised on the principles of the Islamic faith."

Syria chemical attack 'fabricated' - Assad Syria's President Bashar-al Assad says reports of a chemical attack by his forces were "100% fabrication".

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No sign Putin seeks to cool friction with US It is hard to see US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson coming way from the talks he is holding with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow Wednesday, April 12, with a neatly wrapped diplomatic package for cooling the boiling tensions between their governments.

Dortmund explosions: 'Islamist' suspect held over team bus attack German police have detained a suspect with "Islamist links" following a bomb attack on the bus of the Borussia Dortmund football team.

The real dangers behind the Syrian crisis Back in 2010/2011 when I was still writing under the pen-name Giordano Bruno, I warned extensively about the dangers of any destabilization in the nation of Syria, long before the real troubles began.

Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq among top 5 global executioners, says Amnesty China tops list but excluding Beijing, three Mideast nations and Pakistan account for 87% of all executions in 2016.

Syria war: Trump and Putin trade barbs as ministers meet The US and Russian presidents have revealed the wide gulf between them over Syria, even as their foreign ministers were meeting in Moscow.

Iran election: Ahmadinejad registers despite Khamenei warning Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered as a candidate in Iran's presidential election, despite being told not to by the Supreme Leader.

Turkey set for watershed poll on expanding Erdogan powers Sunday's referendum would pave the way for one-man rule and demolish country's longstanding secular values.

Egyptian Christians Cancel Easter Festivities in Mourning Over Palm Sunday Massacre The main Christian diocese in Egypt has announced that it will not hold Easter celebrations this year, in mourning for the 46 Coptic Christians killed in the Palm Sunday massacre brought about by twin jihadist bombings.

France's War to Delegitimize Israel France's financial support goes beyond the French government's November 2016 decision to support labeling products produced in the settlements and instead supports the boycott of such products.

Thousands flock to Hevron over Passover 1,000 IDF fighters, Police and Border Police are guarding the masses taking part in a variety of events in Hevron over the Passover holiday.

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PHOTOS: Jewish Priests Offer Paschal Lamb Just Hundreds of Meters From Temple Mount After a court battle to gain police permission, the Sanhedrin held a full reenactment of the Passover sacrifice and Temple service Thursday evening in a manner reminiscent of the glory that was once the Temple.

Tillerson visits Moscow as tensions spike after US strike on Syria base US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Moscow on Tuesday to discuss Syria with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.

Syria war: G7 fails to agree sanctions on Russia after 'chemical attack' G7 nations have failed to agree on a proposal by Britain for sanctions against Russia in the wake of a deadly chemical attack they say was carried out by Moscow's ally, Syria.

EXCLUSIVE - Islamic State Supporters Call for More Suicide Attacks Targeting Christians Following Egyptian Church Bombings TEL AVIV - Writing in an encrypted message service, Islamic State militants and supporters have celebrated the news of deadly twin suicide bombings at two Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday.

Egypt builds its largest airbase in Sinai, under pretext of "Fighting ISIS" The Egyptian Air Force is in the course of transforming the small air field in Rephidim, Sinai, into the largest air base in Egypt, this time with Israel's concurrence.

North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move North Korea has said it will defend itself "by powerful force of arms" in response to the US deployment of a Navy strike group to the Korean peninsula.

17 held for attempts to 'sacrifice' goats in Jerusalem Six animals seized by authorities in Old City; police check vehicles for goats to prevent activists from carrying out Biblically commanded offering.

Turkey's Barks and Bites Turkey's foreign policy and the rhetoric that presumably went to support it, has, during the past several years.

Iran's Rouhani warns against more US airstrikes on Syria, says attack 'Benefited Terrorism' The Iranian president spoke against last week's airstrikes on Syria, which came in reaction to the chemical attack that is believed to have been ordered by the Assad regime and killed scores.

Kurds eye independence in post-ISIS Iraq Iraq's Kurds, who have long been one of the most effective fighting forces against Islamic State (ISIS), are "re-energized" in their bid for independence, a senior Kurdish official said.

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Rephidim, Amalek then: Bir Gafgafa, ISIS now They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia G7 nations are meeting in Italy to try to hammer out a unified approach to the Syria conflict, in the wake of last week's suspected chemical attack.

Iran, Russia Threaten 'Lethal Response' to Further U.S. Action in Syria Joint Russia-Iranian forces operating in Syria warned the Trump administration over the weekend that further American strikes on the war-torn country will unleash a "lethal response.

Passover Eve, Israel calls its people to come out of Egypt In an unprecedented move, Israel closed its Taba border crossing with following a warning by its anti-terrorism office of an "imminent" terrorist attack there.

Has Hell Frozen Over? Top UN Official Calls Jerusalem the Ancient Capital of Israel Irina Bokova, the director-general of UNESCO, which last year passed a motion denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Southern Israel Rocket alert sirens sound in the Eshkol regional council.

Trump: Supreme Court's Neil Gorsuch will be 'truly great' President Donald Trump has said Neil Gorsuch will be "truly great", as the Colorado judge took the oath to become a justice on the US Supreme Court.

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced a three-month state of emergency after attacks on two Coptic churches that left at least 44 dead.

Glum EU braces for Turkey vote on Erdogan's powers BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A referendum in Turkey on granting President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers is unlikely to ease strained relations with the EU and risks killing off Ankara's stalled bid for membership of the bloc, officials in Brussels say.

Passover, Easter Tourism to Israel Breaks All Records According to Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, March 2017 saw 293,000 tourist entries to Israel, a 22% increase over March 2016.

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Kremlin tells U.S. it's 'one step from war' as Trump warns he will hit Syria AGAIN after his attack on Russia's ally Assad triggers fears of World War Three  The Kremlin has warned the US it is 'one step from war' over Syria - but the Trump administration hit back by saying it would be prepared to carry out airstrikes again. 

Russian missile frigate returns to Mediterranean  Russia's Admiral Grigorovich cruise missile-armed frigate has joined the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean, following joint Russian-Turkish military exercises. 

Trump's Options for North Korea Include Placing Nukes in South Korea  The National Security Council has presented President Donald Trump with options to respond to North Korea's nuclear program - including putting American nukes in South Korea or killing dictator Kim Jong-un, multiple top-ranking intelligence and military officials told NBC News. 

Islamic State brutally killing civilians who try to flee Mosul  As government troops advance on crumbling jihadist 'caliphate,' witnesses say dozens of residents executed, strung up from electricity poles. 

'Muslims-Clear the Temple Mount'  The Temple Mount Movement, which is working on building the third Jewish Temple, is asking Muslims not to come to the compound so as to allow Jews to sacrifice on the eve of Passover. 

Heavy Security Measures To Be Taken In Jerusalem For Passover, Easter  "Police will ensure the security and ease of travel for the tens of thousands of visitors entering and exiting the Old City." 

Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says  Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said "terrorists are celebrating" US strikes on a Syrian airbase. 

Trump to make China visit after hosting Xi for talks  US President Donald Trump has accepted his counterpart Xi Jinping's invitation to make a visit to China, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. 

Abbas to discuss peace process with Trump  Abbas advisor says PA chairman will soon visit Washington at Trump's invitation. 

Virtual reality app recreates Jerusalem during Second Temple  Lithodomos VR offers visitors 3D look at the holy city during the life of Jesus; IAA to develop digital reconstruction of ancient Galilee.

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US strikes Syrian military airfield The US military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield late on Thursday, April 6, in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country's civil war began six years ago.

US Tomahawk missiles destroy Syrian airbase. Russia fails to respond - for now A major escalation in the Syrian war was noted as two U.S. warships fired 59 cruise missiles from the eastern Mediterranean Sea at the Syrian airbase controlled by forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

'Muslims - Clear the Temple Mount' A video that will be published in the coming days by the Temple Mount Movement, which is working for the rights of Jews on the Temple Mount and aspires to build the third Jewish Temple, is asking Muslims to evacuate the compound this coming Monday to allow the performance of the Passover sacrifice.

Syria war: UN emergency talks after US missile strikes The UN Security Council has heard sharp exchanges over the US bombardment of a Syrian air base suspected of using chemical weapons.


Report: Syria Threatens to Fire SCUD Missiles at Israel The regime of embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has reportedly threatened to fire SCUD missiles at Israel if it carries out any more strikes on Syrian soil.


WATCH: Elite Commandos form Israeli Special Ops until team up with US Navy Seals Last week's exercise was aimed at building cooperation between the special forces of the tow allies.

JPOST EXCLUSIVE: Moscow surprisingly says West Jerusalem is Israel's Capital No other country in the world recognizes any part of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dutch coloring book with Hitler's picture pulled from shelves A Dutch drugstore chain was forced to apologize after shocked parents discovered an illustration of Adolf Hitler in a coloring book they had purchased for their kids.

The Terrorism Industry What is obvious is that the West concerns itself with its live citizens; we concern ourselves in glorifying our industry of death.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 'Core' Regional issue, Abdullah tells Trump On Monday, alongside Sisi, Trump referred to the conflict as the "problem of the century".

Trump to host China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago summit US President Donald Trump is set to hold his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a high-stakes summit for both leaders.

US, Russia debate limit of US strike against Assad The Trump administration is clearly on the brink of military action against the Assad regime judging by the thunderous rhetoric of its highest officials Wednesday night, April 5.

Anti-Israel NGO Publishes Passover Guide Praising Allah as the 'Universal God' An Israeli NGO published a guidebook for Passover, changing the ancient text into a Palestinian manifesto.

IDF Fetes Soldiers With Passover Seders The week-long holiday of Passover, this year starting on the eve of April 10, commemorates the Israelites' miraculous exodus from 210 years of enslavement in ancient Egypt.

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Report: Syria Threatens to Fire SCUD Missiles at Israel The regime of embattled Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has reportedly threatened to fire SCUD missiles at Israel if it carries out any more strikes on Syrian soil.

WATCH: Elite Commandos form Israeli Special Ops until team up with US Navy Seals Last week's exercise was aimed at building cooperation between the special forces of the tow allies.

JPOST EXCLUSIVE: Moscow surprisingly says West Jerusalem is Israel's Capital No other country in the world recognizes any part of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dutch coloring book with Hitler's picture pulled from shelves A Dutch drugstore chain was forced to apologize after shocked parents discovered an illustration of Adolf Hitler in a coloring book they had purchased for their kids.

The Terrorism Industry What is obvious is that the West concerns itself with its live citizens; we concern ourselves in glorifying our industry of death.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 'Core' Regional issue, Abdullah tells Trump On Monday, alongside Sisi, Trump referred to the conflict as the "problem of the century".

Trump to host China's President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago summit US President Donald Trump is set to hold his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a high-stakes summit for both leaders.

US, Russia debate limit of US strike against Assad The Trump administration is clearly on the brink of military action against the Assad regime judging by the thunderous rhetoric of its highest officials Wednesday night, April 5.

Anti-Israel NGO Publishes Passover Guide Praising Allah as the 'Universal God' An Israeli NGO published a guidebook for Passover, changing the ancient text into a Palestinian manifesto.

IDF Fetes Soldiers With Passover Seders The week-long holiday of Passover, this year starting on the eve of April 10, commemorates the Israelites' miraculous exodus from 210 years of enslavement in ancient Egypt.

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Condemnation will not stop Assad's chemical war Seven nations maintain elite military units in Syria - the US, Russia, Britain, Germany, France, Jordan and Israel.

In modern first, Passover sacrifice to take place in Old City An annual reenactment of the sacrifice for the upcoming Passover festival will be held for the first time inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Arabs enraged by idea of Passover on Temple Mount Al-Quds General Mufti (Islamic scholar) Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned Israel of the possible consequences which may result if Jews "break into Al-Aqsa mosque and hold religious Pesach (Passover) ceremonies on the Temple Mount."

Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria.

Instructions for carrying out terror attacks - on a memory card Hamas terrorist puts terror instructions on memory cards, then hides the files.

Temple Mount earth-sifting project will continue After PM intervenes, it is agreed that sifting project currently in force on the Temple Mount will continue to get funding.

Global Muslim population to match Christian by 2060 With the highest fertility rate of any religious group worldwide, the Muslim population will achieve parity with the Christian population within less than 50 years, according to a new study.

Defense Ministry a technological mogul: Dehghan TEHRAN - Iran's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said on Wednesday the ministry has now developed into a technological mogul and branched out into other key sectors vital for the country to keep the country running.

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Syria conflict: 'Chemical attack' in Idlib kills 58 At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says.

Boeing reveals 'Deep Space Gateway' that humans will use as stepping stone to Mars Boeing has taken the wraps off a new type of spaceship that could act as a half-way-house between Earth and Mars.

North Korea crisis tops agenda at key Trump summit with China's Xi As pro-China lobbyists geared up for this week's critical summit in south Florida, the White House weighed in as well.

'Temple Mount artifact sifting project in danger' Archaeologists studying Temple Mount antiquities destruction forced to raise money from public: 'PM promised budget, we are still waiting.'

'Iran Arms Manufacturing Facilities in Lebanon are new kind of threat' According to Tzuriel, the most important development in Syria of late has been the strengthening of the Iranian- Shi'a axis there.

Analysis: Is Israel ready to face thousands of Hezbollah missiles? The idea for Iron Dome came after the Second Lebanon War in 2006, when large Israeli cities were struck by missiles for the first time from its northern neighbor.

World War III nightmare scenario brewing in the East China Sea OKINAWA-While the world watches mounting military tensions in the South China Sea, another, more ominous situation is brewing in the East China Sea that could be the trigger point for a major war between the superpowers.

Report: US considering Mideast peace summit this summer Report claims US and Egypt spoke of convening summit in summer that would gather Arab states to address renewal of Israel-Palestinian talks.

New video explains relevance of Passover sacrifice today 'For 2,000 years, Korban Pesach was never more relevant than today - in reborn State of Israel, fifty years after Temple Mount liberation.'

'There is no freeze. We will build in Judea and Samaria' Deputy Defense Minister says even with Cabinet restrictions, construction in Judea and Samaria will be greater than previous 8 years.

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Activists barred from sacrificing sheep near Temple Mount The High Court of Justice on Monday upheld a police decision to bar a group of Temple Mount activists from trying to reenact the ritual slaughter of a sacrificial animal near the Jerusalem holy site in preparation for the upcoming Passover holiday.

Former Egyptian Ambassador: Trump Should Undo Obama's Sponsorship Of Muslim Brotherhood TEL AVIV - President Abdel Fatah Sisi's visit to the United States later this month will be an opportunity to undermine the Muslim Brotherhood's standing in Washington.

St Petersburg metro explosion kills 10 in Russia Ten people have been killed in an explosion between two underground stations in St Petersburg.

Palestinian Authority Textbooks Teach Pupils to be Expendable 'Martyrs' As such, the report concluded that the curriculum does not meet the UNESCO-derived standards of peace and tolerance in education.

Donald Trump vows to 'solve North Korea' problem as White House adviser warns Kim Jong-un could hit US with nukes by 2020 In a separate interview with the publication, deputy White House national security adviser KT McFarland warned: "There is a real possibility that North Korea will be able to hit the US with a nuclear-armed missile by the end of the first Trump term."

Trump backs Sisi as he seeks to 'reboot' US-Egypt ties Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is visiting the White House for the first time since he led the military's overthrow of his predecessor in 2013.

Jordan's King: "The fact that terrorists are going to Europe is part of Turkish policy" "The problem is bigger than the Islamic State, this is a third world war, and this is Christians, Jews working with Muslims against outlaws."

Egypt: "3,000 extremist fatwas" incite Muslims to destroy churches "Muslims had never destroyed any kind of heritage after their historic victories in foreign countries, in contrary to what ISIS and other extremists are doing now."

Report: Saudi Arabia Still Seeking Nuclear Weapons Capability Saudi Arabia is still believed to be seeking nuclear weapons technology in a bid to counter the threat posed by Iran's nuclear program.

Israel, European States Advance Plans for World's Longest Underwater Gas Pipeline The proposed 2,000 kilometer (subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy.

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Trump's stance on Iran emboldens nation's hardliners  Opponents of president Rouhani say American leader's rhetoric on nuclear deal shows need for more muscular approach to US. 

Judea and Samaria's Soaring Jewish Population Kills Two-State Prospects, Study Says  According to a new study tracking Jewish population growth in Israel, the number of Jews living in Judea and Samaria has increased by 23 percent during the past five years to a population of 420,899. 

With Turks out, Raqqa operation is short of tanks  US armored Humvees driving this week from Iraqi Kurdistan to Syria. 

Enigmatic Dead Sea 'Copper Scroll' Reveals True Locations of Lost Temple Treasures  A Noahide and former criminal investigator believes he has deciphered an enigmatic 2,000-year-old message known as the Dead Sea Copper Scroll, concluding that it is a treasure map leading to the hiding place of the lost Temple utensils. 

Arab States To Unesco: Reject Israeli Sovereignty Over All Of Jerusalem  This text marks the first time that the Arab states have asked a UNESCO board to reject Israeli sovereignty over western Jerusalem. 

* 'Dangerous talk': Democrats cautioned for calling Russian cyber intrusions an 'act of war'  Democrats, who just over four years ago mocked GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's warning on Russia, are now pushing the narrative that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election was an 'act of war.' 

A Billion Chinese Can Not Be Wrong  The website of the Israeli Embassy in China on the Chinese social network (Wibu) is the most popular of all foreign embassies with 1.9 million followers. The US Embassy has only 1 million followers. 

WWII Telegram: SS Chief, Jerusalem Mufti Bonded Over Dream of Destroying World Jewry In a rare 1943 telegram found in the archives of Israel's National Library (reported by the Israel's National Library blog Hasafranim), Heinrich Himmler - Reichsfuhrer-SS, head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, Nazi Minister of the Interior from 1943 to 1945 and organizer of the mass murder of Jews in the Third Reich - writes the Jerusalem Grand Mufi Haj Amin al-Husseini: 

Islamic Projection: Why Muslims Hate Infidels Accusing non-Muslims of doing to Muslims what Islam commands Muslims do to others. 

Report: Saudi Arabia Still Seeking Nuclear Weapons Capability  Saudi Arabia viewed as nuclear 'newcomer'.

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'Dangerous talk': Democrats cautioned for calling Russian cyber intrusions an 'act of war' Democrats, who just over four years ago mocked GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's warning on Russia, are now pushing the narrative that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 election was an "act of war."

A Billion Chinese Can Not Be Wrong The website of the Israeli Embassy in China on the Chinese social network (Wibu) is the most popular of all foreign embassies with 1.9 million followers.

Lost Temple Treasures Found? Copper Scroll Deciphered After Baffling Archaeologists for Decades A Noahide and former criminal investigator believes he has deciphered an enigmatic 2,000-year-old message known as the Dead Sea Copper Scroll, concluding that it is a treasure map leading to the hiding place of the lost Temple utensils.

Judea and Samaria's Soaring Jewish Population Kills Two-State Prospects, Study Says According to a new study tracking Jewish population growth in Israel, the number of Jews living in Judea and Samaria has increased by 23 percent during the past five years to a population of 420,899.

Arab States to UNESCO: Reject Israel Sovereignty over all of Jerusalem This text marks the first time that the Arab states have asked a UNESCO board to reject Israeli sovereignty over western Jerusalem.

Former CIA director warns North Korea could kill 90% of US Former CIA director James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry warn that North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans.

Arab leaders send a message to Trump: Palestine first The Arab summits held every year at the end of March don't generally produce dramatic headlines.

Watch: Hamas puts Israeli officials in the crosshairs New propaganda poster and video by Hamas and its supporters show top Israeli officials in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle.

Top U.S. Commander: Iran Poses Greatest Global Threat, Demands Tougher Action Iran poses the "most significant threat" in the Middle East, where its nefarious activities and support for terror organizations have grown since the announcement of the landmark nuclear agreement.

EU could BREAK UP the US: Juncker in jaw-dropping threat to Trump over support for Brexit European Union boss Jean-Claude Juncker this afternoon issued a jaw-dropping threat to the United States, saying he could campaign to break up the country in revenge for Donald Trump's supportive comments about Brexit.

Israeli borders not cited at Arab Summit Syria's Bashar Assad still persona not grata in Arab world All 15 resolutions passed by the Arab summit which took place in Jordan Wednesday, March 29.

Iran calls on U.S. to stop harassment The Iranian defense minister on Thursday called on the United States to leave the Persian Gulf and stop harassment of Iran.

NATO acting up: Alliance looking for people to portray 'Russians' during war drills NATO is offering jobs to Russian-speaking actors ready to play civilians in the alliance's military drills, according to a job advertisement on the official website for the city of Berlin.

Saudi, Islamic State, Iranian activity in Latin America "major security threat" to US It is reckless for so-called experts to gamble with the lives of the American public by downplaying the risk of Iranian, Saudi Wahhabi, and Islamic State activity in Latin America.

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Arab States to UNESCO: Reject Israel Sovereignty over all of Jerusalem This text marks the first time that the Arab states have asked a UNESCO board to reject Israeli sovereignty over western Jerusalem.

Former CIA director warns North Korea could kill 90% of US Former CIA director James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry warn that North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans.

Arab leaders send a message to Trump: Palestine first The Arab summits held every year at the end of March don't generally produce dramatic headlines.

Watch: Hamas puts Israeli officials in the crosshairs New propaganda poster and video by Hamas and its supporters show top Israeli officials in the crosshairs of a sniper rifle.

Top U.S. Commander: Iran Poses Greatest Global Threat, Demands Tougher Action Iran poses the "most significant threat" in the Middle East, where its nefarious activities and support for terror organizations have grown since the announcement of the landmark nuclear agreement.

EU could BREAK UP the US: Juncker in jaw-dropping threat to Trump over support for Brexit European Union boss Jean-Claude Juncker this afternoon issued a jaw-dropping threat to the United States, saying he could campaign to break up the country in revenge for Donald Trump's supportive comments about Brexit.

Israeli borders not cited at Arab Summit Syria's Bashar Assad still persona not grata in Arab world All 15 resolutions passed by the Arab summit which took place in Jordan Wednesday, March 29.

Iran calls on U.S. to stop harassment The Iranian defense minister on Thursday called on the United States to leave the Persian Gulf and stop harassment of Iran.

NATO acting up: Alliance looking for people to portray 'Russians' during war drills NATO is offering jobs to Russian-speaking actors ready to play civilians in the alliance's military drills, according to a job advertisement on the official website for the city of Berlin.

Saudi, Islamic State, Iranian activity in Latin America "major security threat" to US It is reckless for so-called experts to gamble with the lives of the American public by downplaying the risk of Iranian, Saudi Wahhabi, and Islamic State activity in Latin America.

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EU leaders react as UK PM Theresa May officially triggers Brexit "After nine months the UK has delivered," declared EU Council President Donald Tusk in a portentous tweet on receipt of the letter triggering Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

Israeli-Arab Conflict: Terrorism in the Digital Age The videos posted on social media during the so-called "knife intifada" of 2015/16 are hard to forget.

World Shrugs as Hizballah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently warned Israel that his Iran-backed terror group could attack targets producing mass Israeli casualties, including a huge ammonia storage tank in Haifa, and a nuclear reactor in Dimona.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces edge closer to key mosque Iraqi forces say they are pushing into the Old City of Mosul and closing in on a key mosque despite fierce resistance from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Fatah students: Martyrs' blood will create state At two Palestinian universities, An-Najah National University in Nablus and Al-Quds Open University, Fatah's student movement Shabiba is sending a clear message as to the path they advocate.

Jordan king tells Arab summit no peace in region without Palestinian state Leaders of 21 nations expected to reaffirm 2002 peace plan offering normalization with Israel after deal with Ramallah.

"Bible, Not Google, Gives Jews Right to Judea and Samaria" Declares Secular Israeli Minister in Washington The shift towards Biblical language among the heads of Israel's government was visible this week at a Washington event held at the annual AIPAC conference.

Palestinians: We Have the Right to Poison the Minds of our Children The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas wish to continue teaching children that the conflict with Israel is not over a two-state solution, but the "liberation of Palestine, from the river to the sea," which means the annihilation of Israel.

US Planning Unprecedented Peace Summit Between Israel, Palestinians, Arab States: Report The Trump administration is reportedly exploring whether or not to hold an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit that would be attended by Arab leaders from the Gulf states.

Space arms race as Russia, China emerge as 'rapidly growing threats' to US U.S. satellites may be vulnerable to attacks that could make our whole way of fighting war riskier, according to experts.

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High hopes of Arab summit OK for Israel peace step If the Arab summit opening in Amman Wednesday, March 9 meets the expectations of Washington and Jerusalem, the session will ratify a pivotal initiative for promoting an historic peace process between the Arab world and Israel.

Scientists Discover Portal Into Parallel Universe. Will it Reveal God's Hiding Place? Physicists have discovered a quantum portal into a separate, dark universe, bringing them closer to understanding the first moments of creation.

Tehran confirms Russian use of Iranian military bases Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif confirmed that Russia may use Iranian military bases for attacks on terrorists, on a "case by case basis."

Rouhani says cooperation with Russia effective TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran-Russia cooperation is effective in helping establish security and stability in the Middle East region.

Netanyahu assesses allowing Ministers and MKS to visit Temple Mount According to the committee's decision, the only restriction on lawmakers visiting the Temple Mount would be that they coordinate with the police ahead of time.

Celebrating 50 years since liberation of Judea and Samaria Israeli government ministers, Consul Generals and 350 AIPAC participants mark 50 years of renewed Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria.

Arab leaders condemn 'unilateral steps' in Jerusalem Arab foreign ministers adopted a resolution Monday rejecting what they termed "unilateral steps" that "jeopardize the historic and legal status" of Jerusalem.

'Delay in allowing MKs to ascend Temple Mount harms sovereignty' MK Uri Ariel condemned delay in permitting MKs to ascend Temple Mount.

Hamas said to acquire highly explosive short-range rockets Gaza-based terror group reportedly develops missiles containing heavy warheads that could wreak havoc on border communities.

'Terrorism Godfather' Erdogan pursuing 'Third Reich-style' foreign policy - top German MP A top German MP has slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling him a "terrorism Godfather" and accusing him of pursuing a Third Reich-style foreign policy.

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Iran: Turkey's claims a cover-up to conceal expansionism TEHRAN - Turkey seeks to justify its expansionist and interventionist policies in the region by accusing other countries, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.

'Ties between us Jews and Israel could reach breaking point in 2017' Reut Institute says Israel suffers from "blind spot" with regard to Diaspora.

'Israel should support Kurd's struggle against despotic Iranian Regime PJAK speaks with 'Post' about shared history of Jews and Kurds in region.

Fatah: Recruit tens of thousands to fight Israel Fatah official calls on organization to recruit new members, work to class Israel as apartheid state.

The North Korean war scare In 2015 the Intelligence Community declassified The 1983 Soviet "War Scare" - the definitive report by the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

How Many Arab Land Claims Are Real? A new housing project planned in the town of Efrat south of Jerusalem overcame the last major hurdle recently, when Arab claims to the land were exposed as false.

More Than 1,000 Anti-Semitic Social Media Posts Every Day: Report The World Jewish Congress has announced that it found that more than 382,000 anti-Semitic posts were uploaded to social media over the course of 2016 - an average of one post every 83 seconds, 43.6 posts per hour, 1,046 each day.

Iran Faces Stricter Sanctions in Bipartisan House, Senate Bills Legislation introduced Thursday in the House and Senate by a bipartisan group of lawmakers would hit Iran with tougher sanctions for the ongoing development of its ballistic missile program.

Islam, Not Christianity, is Saturating Europe Jihadists seem to be leading an assault against freedom and against secular democracies.

Rome treaty: Jean-Claude Juncker says it is a 'tragedy' that EU is celebrating 60th anniversary without Britain Brexit is a "tragedy" for the Europe Union, the bloc's chief Jean-Claude Juncker lamented yesterday, as the leaders of the remaining 27 EU member states gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the organization's founding treaty.

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EU summit: Leaders stress unity on Rome anniversary  European Union leaders have stressed the need for unity at a celebration in the Italian capital marking 60 years since the Treaty of Rome was signed. 

Report: Us, Russia Agree To Help Israel 'Expel' Iran From Syria  Israel hopes, with the help of Russia and the United States, that enough pressure can be placed on Iranian-backed militias to the point where they can be removed. 

Syria threatens to fire Scud missiles at Israel - report  Assad regime says attacks by IDF on Syrian targets will be met with counter strikes on military bases, Haifa port. 

Sanhedrin Calls on Israel's Greatest Enemy to Follow Tradition and Build Third Temple  The nascent Sanhedrin has turned a dispute between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Iranian Foreign Minister into an opportunity to invite Israel's greatest enemy to help build the Third Temple. 

After Brexit: Jean-Claude Juncker sets five paths for EU's future  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed his five future "pathways" for the European Union after Brexit. 

Mosul air strikes kill dozens of civilians: Iraqi officials  Both Iraqi aircraft and a US-led international coalition are bombing IS; over 200,000 displaced by fighting in city's west. 

ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target  American helicopters Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, dropped Kurdish and Arab fighters over a region west of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. 

Rabbi Advises: Invest in Israeli Real Estate, Prices Will Soar When Messiah Comes "Very Soon"  The Israeli real estate market will explode upon the coming of the Messiah, so buyers should invest now, as the Messiah could arrive 'literally at any moment', advised a prominent rabbi recently. 

Hamas blames Israel for senior member assassination, threatens 'to act'  Hamas has vowed retaliation following the death of a prominent member, who was shot near his home in the Gaza Strip on Friday. 

The Origin of "Fake News" in Holocaust Denial  "Fake news" has become a subject of real news. 

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Electronic device ban in flight cabins is futile For Islamic terrorist groups, blowing up a passenger plane and causing hundreds of deaths is their peak achievement.

Sanhedrin Calls on Israel's Greatest Enemy to Follow Tradition and Build Third Temple The nascent Sanhedrin has turned a dispute between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Iranian Foreign Minister into an opportunity to invite Israel's greatest enemy to help build the Third Temple.

Iranian fast-attack boats take aim at US warships US Navy commanders are claiming Iranian forces "harassed" American warships as they passed through the Strait of Hormuz.

Russia denies it is supplying the Taliban after Nato general claim Russia has denied a top Nato general's allegation it may be secretly sending supplies to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

ANALYSIS: How worried are Israel's Leaders about Putin's Syrian warning? Judging from statements by Israeli leaders and military commanders over the past two days, it seems they are not seriously worried.

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said.


Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea's DMZ A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea's deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions - and preparations for war - on the Korean Peninsula.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Fukushima, and "The Blob": Pacific Northwest Gearing Up for End of Days A series of unusual and threatening phenomena including volcanoes, radioactive waste, and a mysterious marine anomaly called 'the Blob' have all appeared in the waters of the Pacific Northwest in the last month.

The leader who understood: IDF not an army like others Rabbi Shlomo Goren chosen 'Figure of the Year' in religious public schools. 'He understood greatness of period, saw redemption's approach.'

For the first time, the Palestinians have more diplomatic missions than Israel In light of the damage to the Israeli Foreign Service and the closing of embassies - for the first time since the establishment of the State, the Palestinian Authority has more diplomatic missions from Israel around the world.

Hamas's Gaza chief vows to 'liberate all of Palestine' Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that the terror group will not cease its conflict with Israel until "the liberation of all of Palestine."

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ANALYSIS: How worried are Israel's Leaders about Putin's Syrian warning? Judging from statements by Israeli leaders and military commanders over the past two days, it seems they are not seriously worried.

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said.


Poised for war: Tensions mount North and South of Korea's DMZ A massive U.S. show of force and South Korea's deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in response to a perpetually belligerent North Korea are raising tensions - and preparations for war - on the Korean Peninsula.

Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Fukushima, and "The Blob": Pacific Northwest Gearing Up for End of Days A series of unusual and threatening phenomena including volcanoes, radioactive waste, and a mysterious marine anomaly called 'the Blob' have all appeared in the waters of the Pacific Northwest in the last month.

The leader who understood: IDF not an army like others Rabbi Shlomo Goren chosen 'Figure of the Year' in religious public schools. 'He understood greatness of period, saw redemption's approach.'

For the first time, the Palestinians have more diplomatic missions than Israel In light of the damage to the Israeli Foreign Service and the closing of embassies - for the first time since the establishment of the State, the Palestinian Authority has more diplomatic missions from Israel around the world.

Hamas's Gaza chief vows to 'liberate all of Palestine' Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that the terror group will not cease its conflict with Israel until "the liberation of all of Palestine."

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Two French students are seriously injured in London terror attack ... Three people and a terrorist are dead after an attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and hacking at police with knives in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. 

Become a Claimant in Legal Fight for Jewish Rights on Temple Mount In a court battle reminiscent of the American Civil Rights Movement of the '60's, a case in the Israeli Supreme Court is intended to end discrimination against religious Jews on the Temple Mount. 

Israeli Air Force to host 7 nations in its largest-ever air drill  The Israeli Air Force will host flying forces from seven nations later this year in the largest and most complex air exercise in its history. 

Head of Gaza Aid Group Arrested for Diverting Humanitarian Funds to Hamas  Israeli security forces arrested the head of a Turkish humanitarian aid group in the Gaza Strip for funneling funds earmarked for reconstruction efforts to Hamas's military wing.

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier.

Iran Vows to 'Liberate' Golan Heights Many believe that it's inevitable that the Syrian civil war will eventually spill over into northern Israel.

Military Cooperation Between Russia, China Hits Three-Decade High Russia and China are displaying the highest level of military cooperation in three decades, posing an escalated threat to the United States and its allies, according to a government report released Monday.

The homosexualizing of America: 'Definitive' study finds nation's youth swayed by educators, propagandaHollywood, schools and the U.S. government have undertaken a broad effort to "homosexualize" the nation's youth - and it's working, researchers say.

Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the "fascist and cruel" European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries.

Anti-Semitism in Europe: The Hate That Never Goes Away The latest appeal letter by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), written by its President, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, headlined "Is it Time for Jews to Leave Europe?" Lauder cited recent violent attacks against Jews.

Netanyahu: Israel Clarified to Russia that IDF will continue Syria Strikes "If there is a feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint - we attack and so it will continue."

UNESCO Ambassadors, US Senators Tour Jerusalem's City of David Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence visit Israel as part of broader Middle East tour.

What Threatens Israel the Most - Hezbollah Rockets or Iranian Nukes? Comments come after recent military exchanges between the IDF, the Syrian Assad regime and Hezbollah.

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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.

Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier.

Iran Vows to 'Liberate' Golan Heights Many believe that it's inevitable that the Syrian civil war will eventually spill over into northern Israel.

Military Cooperation Between Russia, China Hits Three-Decade High Russia and China are displaying the highest level of military cooperation in three decades, posing an escalated threat to the United States and its allies, according to a government report released Monday.

The homosexualizing of America: 'Definitive' study finds nation's youth swayed by educators, propagandaHollywood, schools and the U.S. government have undertaken a broad effort to "homosexualize" the nation's youth - and it's working, researchers say.

Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU' Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to review relations with the "fascist and cruel" European Union, amid a growing row with EU countries.

Anti-Semitism in Europe: The Hate That Never Goes Away The latest appeal letter by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), written by its President, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, headlined "Is it Time for Jews to Leave Europe?" Lauder cited recent violent attacks against Jews.

Netanyahu: Israel Clarified to Russia that IDF will continue Syria Strikes "If there is a feasibility from an intelligence and military standpoint - we attack and so it will continue."

UNESCO Ambassadors, US Senators Tour Jerusalem's City of David Members of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence visit Israel as part of broader Middle East tour.

What Threatens Israel the Most - Hezbollah Rockets or Iranian Nukes? Comments come after recent military exchanges between the IDF, the Syrian Assad regime and Hezbollah.

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Trump Russia claims: FBI's Comey confirms investigation of election 'interference' FBI director James Comey has confirmed for the first time that the FBI is investigating alleged Russian government interference in the 2016 election.

Hizballah's trust in Russia - strategic dilemma for Israel Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17.

Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah's Golan grab The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday.

Israel already preparing for end of UN ban on Iran Missile Activity The deal allows Iran to expand the number of centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium, as well as the number of facilities it can use to host enrichment, in nine years.

Where does Israel rank in this year's UN happiness index report? When the publication first launched in 2012, Israel was ranked at number 14 out of the 156 countries surveyed.

'Israel will not hesitate to destroy Syrian Air Defenses' Israel "will not hesitate" to destroy Syria's air defense systems if that country ever again targets IAF jet fighters, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened on Sunday.

Mosul battle: 180,000 civilians flee as Iraqi troops advance More than 180,000 civilians have fled the west of the Iraqi city of Mosul in the past month, as government forces battle Islamic State (IS) militants.

Syria conflict: Aircraft pound rebel-held eastern Damascus Syrian government forces are reportedly bombarding eastern areas of the capital, Damascus, a day after rebel fighters launched a surprise offensive.

IDF Chief of Staff: Next War Will Be With Hezbollah IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Sunday that Israel's next war would be fought against Hezbollah, the Lebanese terror group that currently operates in in the Bekaa Valley, the southern suburbs of Beirut and southern Lebanon, adjacent to the Israeli border.

Brexit begins: Date Article 50 will be triggered to start process of UK leaving EU now confirmed Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, formally starting the process for Britain to leave the European Union.

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ISIS Could Eradicate Christians From Middle East  Congress demands action to stop genocide. 

Israel's Arrow 3 intercepts Missile fired following IAF raid in Syria  The First ever operational interception of the Israeli Arrow 3 Ballistic missile defense (BMD) system has occurred Thursday night , 17/03/2017 , above the border triangle of Syria-Israel-Jordan. 

Erdogan: European Headscarf Ban "Started a Clash Between the Cross and the Crescent"  In addition to his customary invective against European governments for refusing to allow his ministers to rally Turkish expatriates behind him, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the EU's new ban on headscarves in the workplace would launch "a struggle between the cross and the crescent." 

Rex Tillerson urged to be 'cool-headed' over North Korea  China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged the US to remain "cool-headed" over North Korean tensions. 

Netanyahu: Syria raids targeted 'advanced' Hezbollah arms  After unprecedented missile clash, PM says Israel will continue to operate against weapons transfers from Assad regime to Shiite terror group. 

Trump's Negotiator Greenblatt Tries To Reach What No Envoy Has Before  Despite his atypical background, Greenblatt does enter the job with some fixed opinions and a vision for what America's role should be in any peace talks. 

Dispatch From Mosul: The Battle To Clear An Isis Stronghold  Reporting from the battle to clear the Islamic State stronghold where a war of succession to the old Middle East order is taking place amid the ruins. 

Pope tells priests to call in exorcists when needed  Pope Francis on Friday advised priests who hear troubled confessions from parishioners to not hesitate to call on the services of an exorcist. 

Hoping to boost trade, PM heads to China with largest-ever business delegation  Marking 25 years of relations with Beijing, Netanyahu to meet President Xi and other top officials, but focus of next week's three-day visit is on boosting commercial ties. 

* "You Are Europe's Future": Erdogan Tells Turks in Europe Have Five Kids, Not Three  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged Turks resident in Europe to have five children, telling the millions strong diaspora community "you are Europe's future."

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Israeli air strikes in Syria. Reprisal threatened The Israeli military said its fighter jets had struck several targets in Syria early Friday, March 17, and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace, when Syria launched several anti-aircraft missiles toward the Israeli jets.

Are the Hard Leftists Aligned with Radical Islamists? The leftist media and other American liberals insist on portraying President Trump's position as a fight against Islam and Muslims.

ISIS Could Eradicate Christians From Middle East Christians living in areas controlled by the Islamic State continue to be killed en masse by the radical Muslim group, threatening their existence in the region.

Temple Mount Conflict Proves Islamic "Replacement Theology" Seeks to Usurp All Religions The conflict over the Temple Mount is a clear manifestation of Islamic replacement theology, a noted archaeologist told the Knesset on Wednesday.

Rex Tillerson on North Korea: Military action 'an option' The US has said its policy of "strategic patience" with North Korea is over and suggested it might decide to take pre-emptive military action.

Arrow Defense System Intercepts Syrian Missile Fired at IAF Fighter Jet The Israel Air Force strikes targets in Syria; Rocket alert sirens sound in Jordan Valley.

Merkel and Trump begin key talks at White House German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting the White House for a key summit with President Donald Trump.

Iranian pilgrims 'to attend Hajj again' after Saudi rift Saudi Arabia says Iranian citizens will attend this year's annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, after missing last year's event following a bitter rift between Riyadh and Tehran.

'After School Satan Club' Received Fast-Tracked Tax-Exempt Status from IRS Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fast-tracked tax-exempt status for an "After School Satan Club" in Tacoma, Washington, while the federal agency was discovered to be either denying conservative and Christian groups the same status or making them wait for years.

Turkey could send 15k refugees a month to Europe to 'blow its mind' -interior minister Turkey's interior minister says Ankara could send 15,000 refugees a month to Europe, to "blow its mind."

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Turkey partially blocks NATO projects, including political events & military drills Ankara has partially blocked its participation in some NATO projects, including political events and military drills, amid a diplomatic row over the cancelation of Turkish rallies in several European countries.

Saudi's sweeten China Silk Road alliance with $65bn deal (WASHINGTON, DC) Saudi Arabia's King Salman started a month-long Asian tour with a visit to Beijing, where the two countries signed a broad range of deals potentially worth $65 billion.

ISIS: Mosul survivors served as human shields Survivors who have managed to escape death in Mosul speak of their chilling experiences at the hands of ISIS militants.

New book documents Palestinian Authority's history of terror History of PA ties to terrorism and incitement since Oslo Accords revealed in new book by investigative journalist.

President Trump, North Korea, and Israel's Nuclear Strategy A "mad dog" strategy might work for the US and Israel, but it could also backfire against both countries with potentially egregious human costs.

Interactive Map Illustrates Uptick in Antisemitism across the US The interactive map, which was created by an investigative journalism organization, chronicles more than 150 antisemitic crimes committed across the US in the past months.

Trump Envoy: Jordan has important role to play in regional peace efforts US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason D. Greenblatt is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories this week.

Italy pledges to affirm Jewish ties to Temple mount at UNESCO "The Palestinians must stop the incitement against Israel," Netanyahu told visiting Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfanso.

Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated by PM Rutte Dutch people rejected "the wrong kind of populism", Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday's election.

Europe headed for 'religion wars' despite Wilders' stumble, Turkish minister says Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders' views were shared by all rival parties and were pushing Europe towards "wars of religion", irrespective of his failure to win Dutch elections.

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As Jerusalem Jubilee Approaches, Knesset Seeks to 'Reclaim' Temple Mount As Jerusalem's Jubilee celebration approaches, the Israeli parliament has, for the first time, proposed establishing a government body focused on strengthening the connection between the Jewish State and its holiest site: The Temple Mount.

Islamic State Expands Into North Africa A new Islamic State affiliate is gaining strength in sub-Saharan Africa as part of efforts by the Syrian-based Islamist terror group to take over large parts of the continent.

The US and China are in an undeclared race back to the Moon At first glance it's easy to dismiss China's efforts as being little more than what the US and Russia achieved decades ago.

The Real Hamas: Sorry, Folks! What Hamas says, day and night, in Arabic, tells the real story.

Israel Navy Official: Russia is here to stay in the Region Israel Navy Chief of Staff Rear Admiral Dror Friedman tells Army Radio that the Russians appear to be setting down roots in the region.

Turks 'detached from reality' - EU's Donald Tusk Turkey is "completely detached from reality" in calling the Dutch fascists, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

Syria conflict: Deadly attack on Damascus court complex At least 31 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at the main court complex in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, officials say.

Erdogan says Europe treating Muslims like Jews during WWII Turkish president warns 'spirit of fascism running wild on streets of Europe' as 'Islamophobia is mounting'.

Massive Terror Weapon Cache Seized in Spain; 10,000-Gun Arsenal Found A massive weapons cache of over 10,000 rifles, machine guns, pistols, revolvers, shells and grenades intended for sale to terror groups has been seized in Spain, Spanish authorities announced Tuesday.

Expert: Many Christians, Kurds in Iraq 'Openly pro-Trump' as Protest Against Radical Islam A national security expert and professor at Liberty University tells Breitbart News that, during his recent visit to war-ravaged Iraq.

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Russia Extends its Middle East Reach with an eye on Libya Russian President Vladimir Putin is especially keen on exerting his country's influence on conflict-worn Libya.

Analysis: Palestinian issue puts Jordanian-Israeli peace on ice A banner of Ahmadd Daqamseh, the Jordanian soldier convicted of killing seven Israeli schoolgirls twenty years ago, hangs high above a street in the northern Jordanian city of Irbid.

Russian elite units land on Egypt-Libya border The landing of Russian elite units armed with attack drones was detected on Tuesday, March 14 at the big Egyptian air base of Sidi Barrani in the Western Desert near the Libyan border.

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon - report Hezbollah overseeing production, with help of advisers from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Kuwaiti newspaper says.

Revolutionary Guard Commander: Hezbollah more prepared than ever to attack Israel In an interview to a Kuwaiti newspaper, the Iranian official revealed that Hezbollah has recently inherited new missile factories from Iran and is training intensely to prepare for an attack.

Netanyahu, Greenblatt meet for five hours on way to move Diplomatic process forward The two reaffirmed commitment to 'sustainable' peace through talks, and improving PA living conditions; settlement construction discussed as formula for building guidelines sought.

UK: Muslims outnumber Christians in dozens of church schools In related news, volunteer clock-winder has been banned for alleged anti-Muslim remarks.

How Hamas is winning hearts and minds in Europe At the end of February, in Istanbul, the Palestinians Abroad Conference convened with the purported goal of promoting global support for the Palestinians.

Syria has become a 'Torture-Champer,' says UN Human Rights Chief The UN boss noted that the conflict, which has raged for six years, began when security officials detained and tortured a group of children.

US carrier to arrive for joint drills with S. Korea as Pyongyang warns of 'merciless' strikes A US Navy aircraft carrier group is expected to arrive in South Korea on Wednesday to take part in joint annual drills, the US military announced.

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Trump's Credibility Impacts Iran Deal Enforcement, Lawmaker Says If Trump's claim of Obama's wiretapping is false, will he be seen as the boy who cried wolf?

Far East on edge: Attack drones to Korea, largest Japan warship sets first show of force since World War II In the wake of Pyongyang's firing of four missiles into the Sea of Japan last week, the United States said it would deploy an attack drone to South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported on March 13.

Intel Minister: Hezbollah's 'Golan Liberation Brigade' Increases Iran Risk "We will not permit Arab and Islamic countries in the region to remain in the grasps of the occupiers," the group's spokesperson said at a press conference in Iran.

Before US whacks ISIS-Syria, Al Qaeda is resurgent The main thrust of the campaign against the Islamic State in Syria ordered by the Trump administration is still ahead, but ISIS forces did not wait in their Raqqa stronghold for the axe to fall.

Record Number of Children Killed in Syria Last Year-UN London- A record number of children were killed in Syria last year, more than a third of them in or near a school.

Ministers push for state-funded Temple Mount foundation In response to UNESCO decision, new body would fight 'distortion of facts' relating to Jewish 'history, tradition and culture'.

The beauty of the Dead Sea from outer space Photos of the Dead Sea were tweeted by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet earlier this month, showing its breathtaking beauty from the rare vantage point of outer space.

UK: Islamic books promoting jihad and killing of gays and adulterers sold openly The Sunday Express visited the Madina Book Centre just off the bustling Alum Rock Road, which falls into the Washwood Heath ward.

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Purim: A time to reflect on hidden Jews  Esther and the Jews of both past and present hide their Jewish identity. Why? 

Netanyahu In Moscow Leverages Putin Purim Greeting To Slam Iran  Today, Netanyahu said, Iran - the continuation of ancient Persia - has similar designs: to wipe out the state of the Jews. 

How Esther and Mordechai's Tombs Defy Modern Iran's Vow to Destroy Israel Today  The burial site of Purim heroes Mordechai and Esther stands proudly in the heart of Iran, proclaiming the Jews' Biblical victory from within their most prominent modern enemy. 

Two Mid East leaders make no headway with Putin  Two close US allies, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, traveled to Moscow on Thursday and Friday (March 9-10), to press very different cases relating to Syria before Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

How North Korea Endangers Israel  While North Korea is focused on South Korea, Japan and the US, its connection to Iran may be a serious threat to Israel. 

Restoring Christianity's Holy Of Holies In Israel  When the most revered site in Christendom is at the point of life-threatening collapse, who do you call? 

'The Time Has Come To Make A Deal,' Trump Tells Abbas  "The United States will work closely with Palestinian and Israeli leadership to make progress toward that goal." 

Turkey referendum: Dutch are Nazi remnants - Erdogan  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the Dutch as "Nazi remnants and fascists", as a diplomatic row grows over a cancelled rally. 

EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies  Polish PM Beata Szydlo has accused the French president of trying to blackmail her country, in a row over Thursday's re-election of EU leader Donald Tusk. 

The ISIS Endgame  The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. 

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The ISIS Endgame The Islamic Caliphate announced in 2014 by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, is approaching the end of its short and terrible life. Iraqi forces, supported by Americans, have reclaimed the eastern half of Mosul and are retaking the western one.

Hezbollah Missiles Aimed at Israel's Nuclear Reactor The Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah currently has advanced missiles capable of hitting Israel's nuclear reactor, according to Hassan Nasrallah.

South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has become the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.

Netanyahu in Moscow Leverages Putin Purim Greeting to Slam Iran Today, Netanyahu said, Iran - the continuation of ancient Persia - has similar designs: to wipe out the state of the Jews.

'Hypocritical democracy': 2016 US election was full of 'lies & farces,' China says The 2016 US presidential election was full of "lies and farces" and was driven by "power-for-money deals," which in itself was sign of "hypocritical nature of US democracy," a Chinese government agency stated in a report on America's human rights record.

Who will dominate the Post-Islamic State Landscape in Iraq and Syria? This week, government forces captured the police directorate and the courts complex in Mosul, moving toward the denser warren of the Old City.

How North Korea Endangers Israel While North Korea is focused on South Korea, Japan and the US, its connection to Iran may be a serious threat to Israel.

Trump invites Abbas to White House 'soon' to discuss stalled peace process In their first call since inauguration, Trump stresses commitment to talks that lead to 'real peace' between Israel, Palestinians; Abbas speaks to Jordanian king ahead of conversation.

Israeli Chefs take Hamantaschen to a new Culinary Level The traditional Ashkenazi-Jewish food is getting a major culinary upgrade in Tel Aviv.

Rejecting Purim spiel, Putin tells Netanyahu to stop dwelling on past After PM tries to sell concerns over Iran based on holiday tale, Russian president says 'we now live in a different world'.

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IS conflict: US sends Marines to support Raqqa assault The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa.

Hezbollah recruited through Facebook profile Operative assigned to reconnaissance and abduction arrested at zero hour.

US 'Women's Strike' Platform Calls for 'Decolonization of Palestine' The statement on Palestine is included in a section on "Antiracist and Anti-imperialist Feminism" in the platform for the US affiliate of the International Women's Strike.

How Esther and Mordechai's Tombs Defy Modern Iran's Vow to Destroy Israel Today The burial site of Purim heroes Mordechai and Esther stands proudly in the heart of Iran, proclaiming the Jews' Biblical victory from within their most prominent modern enemy.

North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America's Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade missile defenses in the area.

Netanyahu in Moscow Leverages Putin Purim Greeting to Slam Iran Today, Netanyahu said, Iran - the continuation of ancient Persia - has similar designs: to wipe out the state of the Jews.

Poland fails to stop Donald Tusk EU re-election EU leaders have re-elected Donald Tusk as president of the European Council despite a bid to oust him by his home country, Poland.

Turkish diplomat 'seeks Swiss asylum' Turkey's deputy ambassador to Switzerland has claimed asylum, according to Swiss media.

Netanyahu tells Putin that Iran must not replace IS in Syria PM says Iran seeking to build up its military forces and infrastructure in order to establish itself in Syria, including an attempt to build a seaport.

Palestinians: Fake News and "Alternative Facts" There is no shortage of Palestinian and Arab news websites that publish hoaxes, propaganda, lies and disinformation disguised as real news.

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US armored column deployed at Manbij, Syria to block Russians The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, and in an unusual move, released a video depicting the convoy and its men.

3,300 Years Later, Are Israelis Recreating the Sin of the Ten Spies in Judea and Samaria? A new campaign to sell real estate in Judea and Samaria features a meeting with two very special clients, Joshua and Caleb, the Biblical spies, who happen to be checking out the neighborhood for their families and flocks.

Arab League Warns: US Embassy Move is 'Serious Threat to World Peace' In January, Jibril Rajoub, a senior Palestinian leader and Fatah official, warned that an embassy relocation is tantamount to "a declaration of war against Muslims."

Islamic State Head Abandons Mosul Fight to Field Commanders It is impossible to confirm the whereabouts of the Islamic State "caliph," who declared himself the ruler of all Muslims from Mosul's Great Mosque after his forces swept through northern Iraq in '14.

US deploys missile defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China opposition The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China.

US, Russian, Turkish military chiefs meet in Antalya to discuss Syria, Iraq (PHOTOS) Turkey's military chief of staff, General Hulusi Akar, is hosting a meeting with the heads of the US and Russian armed forces in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, according to Ankara and Moscow.

U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels in Strait of Hormuz Four Iranian boats made a high-speed approach at the destroyer USS Mahan on Sunday, obliging the Navy vessel to fire warning shots after they ignored radio requests to break off.

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office Iraqi forces say they have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

US armored column at Manbij to block Russians The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, and in an unusual move, released a video depicting the convoy and its men.

Despite promises, Ethiopian immigration still stalled as Israelis pass the buck Eight months after decision to airlift 1,300 from dwindling Jewish community, officials have not processed a single request; reasons cited include lack of air conditioning in Addis Ababa embassy.

Ancient Roman roadway turns up near Beit Shemesh 150 meters of 2,000-year-old highway to be preserved on site for hikers on Israel National Trail.

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty.

Trump to Let Jerusalem Embassy Veto Expire in Time for 50 Years of Reunification President Trump would not renew the waiver that enables the President to postpone implementing the Congressional decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.

'ISIS Fighters trying to flee Mosul, Iraqi forces to prevail' Iraqi forces recaptured the eastern half of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched an attack on districts lying west of the Tigris river on February 19.

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US deploys missile defense in S. Korea despite Russia, China opposition The US has begun to deploy its advanced THAAD anti-missile defense system in South Korea, despite angry opposition from Russia and China.

US, Russian, Turkish military chiefs meet in Antalya to discuss Syria, Iraq (PHOTOS) Turkey's military chief of staff, General Hulusi Akar, is hosting a meeting with the heads of the US and Russian armed forces in the southern Turkish province of Antalya, according to Ankara and Moscow.

U.S. Navy Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Vessels in Strait of Hormuz Four Iranian boats made a high-speed approach at the destroyer USS Mahan on Sunday, obliging the Navy vessel to fire warning shots after they ignored radio requests to break off.

Mosul battle: Troops retake main government office Iraqi forces say they have retaken the main government offices in Mosul as the offensive continues to oust the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

US armored column at Manbij to block Russians The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, and in an unusual move, released a video depicting the convoy and its men.

Despite promises, Ethiopian immigration still stalled as Israelis pass the buck Eight months after decision to airlift 1,300 from dwindling Jewish community, officials have not processed a single request; reasons cited include lack of air conditioning in Addis Ababa embassy.

Ancient Roman roadway turns up near Beit Shemesh 150 meters of 2,000-year-old highway to be preserved on site for hikers on Israel National Trail.

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions France, Germany, Italy and Spain have backed the idea of a multi-speed EU, as the 28-nation bloc prepares to mark 60 years since its founding treaty.

Trump to Let Jerusalem Embassy Veto Expire in Time for 50 Years of Reunification President Trump would not renew the waiver that enables the President to postpone implementing the Congressional decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem.

'ISIS Fighters trying to flee Mosul, Iraqi forces to prevail' Iraqi forces recaptured the eastern half of Mosul in January after 100 days of fighting, and launched an attack on districts lying west of the Tigris river on February 19.

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Mark Levin: 'Donald Trump Is the Victim' in Alleged Obama Wiretapping Scandal Radio talk show host Mark Levin joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday to discuss President Donald Trump's allegations of wiretapping of Trump Tower by the Obama administration.

Washington unsure of whether to scrap nuke deal, UN watchdog says Despite Trump's vow to dismantle Iran pact, IAEA head says too early for US to tell what it will do, lobbies Tillerson on benefits of agreement.

VIDEO: Why the Boycott Israel Movement is So Dangerous Watch the video of why the Boycott Israel Movement is so Dangerous.

Trump signs new immigration order President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order placing a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations.

North Korea: Four ballistic missiles fired into sea North Korea has launched four ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan.

Putin ramps up Syria pact with Iran in US absence Constantly bombarded by allegations that his campaign associated with Russian intelligence, US President Donald Trump has held back from going through with his original plan for teaming up with Moscow in Syria.

Mosul IS offensive: Iraqi forces capture second bridge over Tigris Iraqi government forces have captured Mosul's al-Hurriya (Freedom) Bridge over the River Tigris, Iraqi military and Kurdish sources say.

Hollande: EU will be multi-speed or will 'explode' A multi-speed Europe, where some countries integrate more than others, is necessary to avoid the bloc "exploding", the French president has said ahead of a meeting of four countries to prepare plans.

EU ministers agree to create joint military command center in NATO footsteps The European Union is to create a special military command center for operating foreign missions, the German defense minister announced amid criticism from some bloc members that the initiative is financially unreasonable and merely copies NATO's steps.

Germany: Erdogan's Nazi claim 'unacceptable' Chancellery says 'absolutely no reason' for reproach over decision of local authorities to ban pro-Turkey rallies.

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Tens of thousands flee clashes between Syria army, IS  Local authorities in ravaged north struggle to shelter 40,000 civilians displaced by regime's Russia-backed offensive to oust jihadists. 

Iranian film depicts destruction of US warships in Gulf  In February an Iranian director released a theatrical animated film depicting the sinking of U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf. 

Erdogan anger as Germany-Turkey war of words escalates  A row between Ankara and Berlin over a series of cancelled Turkish political rallies in Germany is continuing to escalate. 

'First chemical attack' in Mosul battle injures twelve  Twelve civilians have been injured in Mosul in what appears to be the first chemical weapon attack in the battle for the IS stronghold. 

Iran successfully tests Russian S-300 missile system  The Iranian Armed Forces have successfully tested the S-300 surface-to-air missile defense systems, which Iran imported from Russia after a decade long delay due to sanctions over its nuclear program. 

Defending Jeff Sessions: Democrats need to stop the overreach  My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made. 

'The Lebanese Army Will Fight Alongside Hezbollah In A War With Israel'  Since the second Lebanese war the Lebanese army has rearmed itself, strengthening its ability in the air as well as on the ground and sea, with the help of the United States, France and Saudi Arabia. 

Preparing For The Next Round Between Israel And Gaza  Has the IDF overcome the shortcomings pointed out in the State Comptroller's Report on the 2014 Gaza war? 

Rival east Libya factions battle for crucial oil ports  Rival armed factions are fighting for control over crucial oil terminals in the east of Libya. 

China to increase military spending by 7% in 2017  China says it will increase military spending by about 7% this year, just days after Donald Trump outlined a boost to the US defence budget.

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Hizballah lists targeted Israeli "nuclear sites" Hizballah's latest round of threats against Israel reached a new peak Thursday, March 2, with the release of a videotape claiming to expose nine locations allegedly tied to the production and assembly of Israel's nuclear weapons, DEBKAfile reports.

ISIS warns Europe: We're still here Video of ISIS terrorist on the loose in Belgium mirrors pre-attack video warning Turkey before nightclub shooting.

Rivals in Syria Race to Assault Militants' 'capital' Raqqa BEIRUT - After the battlefield of Iraq's Mosul, the next major campaign against the Islamic State group will be to take its de facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa.

Defending Jeff Sessions: Democrats need to stop the overreach My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made.

Israel becomes a gas exporter with first delivery to Jordan An Israeli company said Thursday it has started exporting gas from an offshore field to Jordan, marking the country's first ever exports of natural gas.

Iran claims terror sleeper cells ready to strike inside US (VERO BEACH, FLA) Translated footage of an interview Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Hasan Abbasi recorded with South Africa TV has been released on YouTube.

Is this the Beginning of a New Era for Israel at the UN? New York - With the new administration in the White House and Ambassador Nikki Haley representing the United States at the UN, Israel now has "an opening" for change at the international body.

In Final Ruling, Egyptian Court Acquits Mubarak Over Killing of Protesters Egypt's former president found innocent of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

Chief Rabbi Sets Value for Biblical Half-Shekel, Paving the Way for the Temple's Comeback In another essential step forward towards practically bringing the Third Temple, the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel has set the current value of the Biblical half shekel every Jewish male was required to give to the Temple.

EU-Israel high-level talks in doubt over settlements Senior European Union officials seek unified and clear positions on two-state solution ahead of future meetings with Jerusalem.

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Egyptian-Iranian detente a boon for the region and beyond In the Middle East, the two most contiguous cultures are the Egyptian and Persian civilizations. For ages, they stood as beacons of durable learning and contributed immeasurably to human progress.

Islamic State: "We will certainly plant our flag over America, China, Russia, and all the infidels of the world" And one Islamic State jihadi threatened China's "evil Chinese Communist infidel lackeys".

Iraqi Military Expert: U.S. Needs to Prioritize Military Operation Over Political Solution The United States needs to continue its commitment to train and equip Iraqi security forces in the coming years to prevent the reemergence of the Islamic State after its anticipated defeat by coalition forces in Mosul.

The Arab Summit may bury hatchet with Assad Secret contacts currently underway ahead of the Arab League summit later this month may bring about a sea change in the Arab world's relationship with Syrian President Bashar Assad, DEBKAfile's sources report.

Iranian film hails demise of US Navy in imagined Gulf battle Director of animated 'Battle of the Persian Gulf II,' 4 years in the making, warns Washington of 'a rain of hot lead' in response to any attack.

Can There be Nazism in America? In the early 1950s, Ashlag wrote: "There is no hope that Nazism will perish with the victory of the allies, for tomorrow the Anglo-Saxons will adopt Nazism." Could he be right?

Terrorism cases against Facebook reach climax American- Israeli Richard Lakin, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that he is "outraged" at Facebook for pretending that it has zero tolerance for terrorism.

Facebook Restores Fatah Account, Apologizes to Palestinian Terrorists To the stunned approval of Israel and its supporters Facebook earlier this week shut down the official account of the ruling Palestinian faction, Fatah.

New DNC Deputy Keith Ellison's Islamic Agenda for Congress Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the new deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and the first Muslim elected to Congress, has a plan to recruit additional Muslim lawmakers like him.

Report: Iran preparing massive military buildup Weapons ban on Iran due to be lifted by 2020 as part of 2015 nuclear deal, termination likely to prompt wave of acquisitions.

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If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!' Another month of atrocities' any of which, if they were committed by Christians against Muslims, would've received mass media coverage.

'Hamas Doesn't Want War, but the Situation in the Palestinian Territories is Explosive' Head of IDF Military Intelligence briefs Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, reportedly says tunnels are not an existential threat, but warns of volatile potential in the territories.

Islam will overtake Christianity by the end of century Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world according to a new analysis of religious surveys published by the Pew Research Center.

The Arab Summit may bury hatchet with Assad Secret contacts currently underway ahead of the Arab League summit later this month may bring about a sea change in the Arab world's relationship with Syrian President Bashar Assad, DEBKA file's sources report.

Islamic State Threatens China for First Time; Uighur Jihadists Vow to 'Shed Blood Like Rivers' Islamic State militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority have vowed to return home and "shed blood like rivers" in what experts said marked the first IS threat against Chinese targets.

Reshaping Nato? During the 2016 election campaign, candidate Donald Trump called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) irrelevant.

ISIS Attacks on Sinai Christians Pose Challenge to Sisi At the Mary Jirjis Church in Ismailia Egypt, Mervat Jirjis describes how her family recently fled their home in the northern Sinai town of El Arish after her husband received a threat to leave immediately or be slaughtered.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces cut IS escape route to Tal Afar Iraqi forces are reported to have taken control of the last major road out of western Mosul, preventing Islamic State militants from fleeing the city.

The Islamic State calls on Muslims to dress like Jews to terrorize and murder them  This is not the first time that the Islamic State has taken specific aim at Jews.

Merkel Visits Egypt, Tunisia to Talk about Migration BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Egypt and Tunisia this week to discuss migration and development in the North Africa nations.

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Holy Temple Appears on Temple Mount - See For Yourself on Google Maps! [PHOTOS] According to Google Maps, the Holy Temple has popped up in an entirely unexpected place: the Temple Mount.

Iran caps naval drill with brand-new torpedo launch TEHRAN - The Iranian navy wrapped the last phase of a weeks-long naval drill on Tuesday, launching an advanced torpedo dubbed "Valfajr" following successful test-firing of a marine cruise missile the day before.

Islamic State teaching its jihadis to eat non-Muslims Many thought that nothing could match the repugnance of the Islamic State blowing up a baby in an explosives training session.

Islamic State looting uncovers ancient palace beneath Jonah's Tomb Archaeologists in Iraq find residence of biblical kings Sennacherib and Esarhaddon in IS-dug tunnels beneath ruined shrine, according to report.

Facebook shuts down Palestinian ruling party's official account Fatah claims page was closed because it posted picture of Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.

US Can't Rely on China for Leverage Against North Korea Is China finally becoming part of the solution to North Korea's illegal nuclear and missile programs?

Palestinian Authority to Hold Municipal Elections in West Bank Only The PA, which dominates the West Bank, failed to convince Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, to hold elections in the coastal enclave.

Robert Spencer: The Roots of Islamic Anti-Semitism Anti-Semitism in Europe is at levels not seen since the heyday of Nazi Germany, and is growing more savage by the moment.

PHOTOS: German Carnival Floats Depict Decapitated Trump, Hitler Comparisons German cities held their annual Rose Monday float parades today, with many mocking U.S. President Donald Trump, Brexit, and European populist leaders.

Russia-US relations are at their worst since Cold War - Moscow Relations between Russia and the United States are at their worst since the Cold War, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said, placing the blame on the Obama administration.

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The next war: Hizballah tunnels, pocket drones Leaks from the State Comptroller's report, due out Tuesday, Feb. 28, have sparked a storm of recriminations among the politicians and generals who led the IDF's 2014 operation.

Russian frigate heads to Mediterranean, reportedly bound for Syria The Russian frigate 'Admiral Grigorovich' has left the port of Sevastopol, Crimea, heading to the Mediterranean Sea to join the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the fleet's head of communications has said.

Mosul battle: Iraqi forces seize key bridge The Iraqi military says it has retaken a bridge across the River Tigris in Mosul, after driving back Islamic State militants in the city's south-west.

CPAC Declares World War III Against Jihad "We are 15 years in to what is going to be a multigenerational war, because we are talking about defeating an idea" of jihadism.

World is 98% Ready for Final Redemption: End-of-Days Scholar The necessary rectification of the world that must precede the arrival of Moshiach (messiah) is 98 percent complete, announced international lecturer and Torah scholar Rabbi Mendel Kessin recently.

Abbas at UNHRC: Support Two-state Solution by Recognizing 'Palestine' "It is no surprise that this Council, which has long been divorced from reality, has chosen once again to provide a platform for Palestinian smears against us," says Israel envoy.

Iran Holds Naval War Games Amid Rising Tensions with US Iran's annual exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman, the Bab el-Mandab and northern parts of the Indian Ocean.

Hamas warns it 'will not accept Israeli aggression' in Gaza Hamas on Monday warned it "will not accept continued aggression" by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians: Why a "Regional Peace Process" Will Fail Many Palestinians sometimes refer to Arab leaders and regimes as the "real enemies" of the Palestinians.

Iran claims terror sleeper cells ready to strike inside US IRGC commander Hasan Abbasi claims Iran has a vast network of sleeper cell terrorists inside the United States.

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Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face  Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent, says Malaysia. 

General McMaster and That 'Perverted Interpretation of Religion Used To Justify Violence'  President Trump has chosen Lt. General William McMaster as his new National Security Adviser. 

Terror Bio-Plague Could Kill 30 Million in Fulfillment of Zechariah End-of-Days Prophecy  It is a 'reasonable probability' that terrorists will use biological weapons to create a pandemic that would kill tens of millions, Bill Gates told an international security conference last Saturday. 

Iraq hits ISIS in Syria - with Russia, without US  The Iraqi air force Friday, Feb. 24, conducted its first ever bombardment of the Islamic State in Syria. 

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record  Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. 

Saudi foreign minister makes landmark visit to Iraq  The Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi - the first such visit by a Saudi foreign minister since 1990. 

Kim Jong-nam: Who in North Korea could organise a VX murder?  The mysterious killing of Kim Jong-nam has raised questions about who exactly could have orchestrated his murder. 

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Depict Netanyahu As Hitler In Sydney Rally  Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators take to the streets in Australian city as PM makes historic visit Down Under. 

Starbucks Brand Crashes After Announcement of Plan to Hire 10,000 Muslim 'Refugees'  The Starbucks Coffee brand has taken a major hit since the company's announcement that it would hire 10,000 Muslim 'refugees‚' in response to President Donald Trump's temporary travel moratorium in January. 

Extremist Muslims' One-Way Street  President Donald Trump's executive order of January 27, 2017, temporarily limiting entry from seven majority-Muslim countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- for 90 days, until vetting procedures can be put in place -- has caused international controversy, sparking protests both in the Western and Islamic worlds, including in increasingly Islamist Turkey.

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Is Lost Temple Menorah Hidden in Vatican? Ancient Myth Resurfaces An ancient legend which holds that the Temple menorah is hidden away in the depths of the Vatican is coming to light again with the announcement of an upcoming exhibit jointly hosted by the Papal seat and Rome's ancient Jewish community.

Accessing Hitler's Archives Today it is taken for granted that anyone interested in Holocaust research will be able to easily access such information, because it is no farther than a computer keyboard and an Internet connection.

Iran says has increased precision of its long-range ballistic missiles TEHRAN - Iran now has long-range ballistic missiles with greater precision, its defense minister said on Thursday, rejecting reports that Tehran has halted its missile program after a recent missile launch that drew a response from Washington.

In age of Trump, apocalyptic rhetoric becomes mainstream The longer President Trump is in office, the more Cat Deakins worries about the future - for herself and her children.

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Depict Netanyahu as Hitler in Sydney Rally Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators take to the streets in Australian city as PM makes historic visit Down Under.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city Iraqi security forces have recaptured Mosul airport, a key part of the government's offensive to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city.

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort Russia's military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War.

Study: Islamic State May Soon Go Broke in Iraq and Syria The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is plagued by financial troubles, with annual revenue falling by over 50 percent over the last two years.

'Exoplanet hop': NASA release epic travel poster to mark landmark discovery (PICTURES) NASA has released a stunning new 'space tourism poster' to mark the momentous discovery of seven exoplanets around the star TRAPPIST-1, sitting some 39 light-years from Earth.

Watch: Golani soldiers train on Golan Heights Following threats by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, IDF holds division exercises on Golan Heights, bordering Syria and Lebanon.

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Saudi spy chief visits Israel, Ramallah The director of Saudi Arabia's General intelligence agency, Khalid Bin Ali Al Humaidan, paid surprise visits to Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 21-22.

More American troops may be sent to Syria - US commander More US troops may be needed in Syria to speed up the campaign against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the top commander for the Middle East has stated, specifically referring to the push to liberate Raqqa.

China Slams Deployment of U.S. Aircraft Carrier to South China Sea On Tuesday, China slammed the United States' deployment of an aircraft carrier to conduct "routine operations" in the South China Sea, calling it a pretense to undermine its sovereignty.

Political Instability in Africa Could Lead to ISIS Resurgence The Islamic State has faced significant defeats in Africa over the past year but political instability across the northern and western regions could offer a ripe breeding ground for the terrorist group to resurge.

Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.

Iran's Khamenei Calls for Palestinian Intifada, Israel a 'Cancerous Tumor' Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the Palestinians to pursue another intifada against Israel while claiming the Israeli government is a "cancerous tumor" that should be confronted.

Airplane Like Those Used for Covert Iraqi Aliya Arrives in Israel A C46 airplane, the model used in the illegal aliya operation that brought thousands of Jews to British Mandate Palestine from Iraq in 1947, is being restored after arriving in Haifa this week.

Iran Sends Delegation to Saudi for Talks on Rejoining Haj Relations between the two regional powers worsened after hundreds of people, many of them Iranians, died in a crush at the 2015 pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism US President Donald Trump has condemned bomb threats against US Jewish community centres in recent weeks.

McMaster for National Security Aviso President Trump has selected independent-minded U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to replace National Security Advisor Mike Flynn who vacated the key White House post last week under a cloud.

Iran's Khamenei Calls on Palestinians to Pursue Intifada against Israel "The Palestinian intifada continues to gallop forward in a thunderous manner so that it can achieve its other goals until the complete liberation of Palestine," Khamenei said.

Syrian Official: We Will Be Partners with Hezbollah in Future Conflict with Israel The Jerusalem Post reports: A Syrian official vowed to back Hezbollah in any future conflict that the Lebanese terror group may have with Israel.

Egypt, Jordan leaders say two-state solution not up for compromise The leaders of the two Arab states that hold relations with Israel discuss the conflict, particularly in light of Trump's ascent to power.

"Allahu akbar!": Islamic call to prayer sounds at #IAmAMuslimToo rally in Times Square Little do these enlightened Leftists know that this cry of "Allahu akbar" could one day be turned upon them, with no hint of gratitude for their previous service.

Islamic State-Linked Group Gains Territory in Southern Syria Near Israel (REUTERS) Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights.

First time since Six-Day War: Jerusalem to expand 250 new acres attached to Jerusalem territory, new residential neighborhood with 2,000 housing units to be built.

PA leader calls on EU to recognize 'Palestine' Rami Hamdallah urges EU states to recognize "Palestine" in order to "save" the two-state solution.

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Mike Pence warns Nato it must boost defence spending US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned members of the Nato alliance to meet their defence spending targets.

Iran says Turkey better not to test Tehran's patience TEHRAN - One day after Turkey accused Iran of fueling sectarianism in the Middle East, Tehran advised Ankara not to try to test its patience, saying it will not be boundless.

US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran Donald Trump marked his first month as US President with two major military gambits in the Middle East, Asia and the South China Sea.

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser US President Donald Trump has named Lt Gen HR McMaster as his national security adviser.

A Warning to Nasrallah: 'Israel Will Respond Harshly to Hezbollah' Arab officials caution Hezbollah against provoking Israel.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army battles for outskirts of IS city Iraqi government forces have moved closer to the southern outskirts of western Mosul, on the second day of a fresh offensive against so-called Islamic State.

China: Crack Down on Christian Missionaries 32 Christian missionaries arrested in China, reportedly as a result of a series of police raids on churches.

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians In video, affiliate group threatens 'infidel' Coptic community, shows footage of terrorist who killed nearly 30 at Cairo church.

IRAN: Israelis and Saudis Coordinating on Certain Issues in Region Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman responds to anti-Iran comments made by Israeli and Saudi officials, claiming their shared stance comes as no surprise.

'Trump is the best friend of the Jewish nation' Boris Epstein, Donald Trump's close aide, says president focused on achieving peace in Middle East, whether it involves two or one states.

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Watch: 'Iran seeks global domination'  Netanyahu outlines dangers of Iranian regime on Fox News, says US as much a target of Ayatollahs as Israel. 

Pence: US will 'never' allow Iran to threaten Israel with nukes  At Munich Security Conference, vice president says nuclear deal has provided Iran with more resources to focus on state-sponsored terrorism. 

Trump Renounces US Commitment to Two States  President Donald Trump has announced that US Middle East policy is no longer wedded to the two-state solution. 

US 'unwavering' in support for Nato allies, says Pence  The US will be "unwavering" in its support for Nato, vice-president Mike Pence told European leaders at the Munich Security Conference. 

Can Trump rescue his Syria deal with Putin?  Su-24 warplanes buzzed the USS Porter destroyer in the Black Sea. 

Tony Blair calls for people to 'rise up' against Brexit  Tony Blair has said it is his "mission" to persuade Britons to "rise up" and change their minds on Brexit. 

World Leaders Will Be Hoping For Clarity on U.S. Priorities at the Munich Conference  Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the Trump administration amid concerns over the new president's commitment to NATO and posture toward Russia. 

Alternative Reality: The 'What Ifs' Of Jewish History  A history professor delves into the world of Jewish counterfactual history - like what if Israel had been established in East Africa? 

Setting A New Islamic Tone  President Sisi and Al-Azhar University want to reform Islam in Egypt and the wider Sunni world, but the pace and depth of that reform are the subject of quite a struggle. 

Pope Francis: 'Muslim Terrorism Does Not Exist'  In an impassioned address Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while simultaneously asserting that 'the ecological crisis is real.'

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The End of Palestine Israel has the opportunity to reclaim its nation.

Iran says Israel 'biggest threat' to world peace Iran on Thursday rejected US President Donald Trump's statement that its nuclear ambitions were a major security challenge and said its arch foe Israel was the biggest threat to global peace.

Nasrallah Warns: Hezbollah's Missiles Can Hit Israel's Nuclear Reactor Hezbollah leader says Wednesday's Trump-Netanyahu meeting signaled the death of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

PLO Official: Alternative to Two-State Solution is 'Painful Bloodshed' Palestinian terror groups Hamas, PFLP also condemn Trump for saying two-state solution is not the only option to resolving the Mideast conflict.

Arab League refuses to deviate from idea of two states A day after PM Netanyahu and President Trump announced they are gearing up to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with the involvement of key regional players, and appearing less emphatic about insistence on a 2-state solution.

Baghdad car bomb kills at least 48 At least 48 people have been killed in Baghdad in the third blast in the Iraqi capital in three days, security and medical sources say.

Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia Senior US officials have been setting out their position on Russia, in some of the new administration's first diplomatic moves.

Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal The UN chief has warned Donald Trump against abandoning the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying there is "no alternative".

Trump Effectively Puts Israel Back in the Driver's Seat To say that Israelis were glued to their televisions as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood side-by-side with US President Donald Trump to address the media would be a major understatement.

Netanyahu Asks Trump to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Golan During their momentous Washington meeting on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked President Donald Trump to give official American recognition to Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

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Trump relaxes US policy on Middle East two-state solution US President Donald Trump has dropped decades of US policy that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be resolved by a two-state solution.

Former Obama Officials, Loyalists Waged Secret Campaign to Oust Flynn The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret.

Rouhani on Persian Gulf tour, seeking better Arab ties TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took a one-day trip on Wednesday to Oman and Kuwait, seeking a detente with the Arab world, strained over the past few years.

Russian spy ship spotted closer to US, near Navy submarine base The Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov on Wednesday morning was spotted 40 miles closer to the U.S. -- and not far from a Navy submarine base in Connecticut, a U.S. official told Fox News.

The Rape and Slavery That No Campus Will Condemn Slavery and rape aren't wrong when Muslims do it.

Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato The new US defence secretary has told Nato members that Washington will "moderate its commitment" to the alliance if they do not increase their spending on defence.

Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US intelligence community and media after new reports of contacts between members of his team and Russia.

Pew: Jews are best-liked religious group in America Pew survey finds Americans have warmer feelings towards Jews than to any other religious group.

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria Parents of kindergartners from all over Israel were surprised to discover that Israel's Education Ministry had reported some of the parents' country of birth as "Judea and Samaria" or the "Palestinian Authority."

Russia responds to Trump: Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia's foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned.

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Trump knew of Flynn Russia phone call issues 'weeks ago' President Donald Trump knew weeks ago there were problems with Michael Flynn's Russia phone calls, a White House spokesman has said.

Lebanese president calls on Arab League to protect Jerusalem Michael Aoun warns Israel wants to 'Judaize Palestine,' urges preservation of Muslim and Christian heritage of Holy City.

Trump Intended to Move Embassy to Jerusalem at '12:01, Day One' President Donald Trump was prepared to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem the moment he took office, but reconsidered after taking into account how it would impact Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors, a top Republican official revealed on Monday.

Hamas Elects Radical New Leader in Gaza Strip Terror group Hamas has elected a new political leader in the Gaza Strip to replace Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian media reported Monday.

We Must Start Building Third Temple Today, Says Temple Experts A recent video from the Temple Institute concluded unequivocally that the Third Temple will not simply descend from Heaven, begging the question 'Why don't Jews begin building today?'

Arab Commentators to Trump: Don't Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group The possibility that the Muslim Brotherhood will be designated a terrorist organization by the US government has fueled warnings by critics of the Trump administration who have cautioned that such a move will be the first step in a crackdown on Muslim-American civil society groups.

Islamic State: Muslim cleric tears head off teddy bear to warn against celebrating Valentine's Day "A hardline preacher from the group tore the head of a red teddy bear to assert his prohibition of the celebrations during a sermon earlier this week, according to the source."

Beyond the Failed "Two-State Solution" "No one should be telling Israel that it must abide by some agreement made by others thousands of miles away."

Watch: PA news station erases Israel from map Land of Israel covered by word 'Falestin' on PA news channel.

US-Russian steps vs Iran await new NSC chief Michael Flynn's abrupt resignation as National Security Adviser Monday night, Feb. 13, was a crippling blow to Donald Trump's foreign policy strategy, less than a month after he entered the White House.

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Ahead of Netanyahu-Trump talks, Abbas woos Iran EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has pivoted towards Iran in a move to pre-empt a possibly impending US embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

White House Puts Palestinians, United Nations in Crosshairs The White House is sending a strong signal that it will no longer tolerate Palestinian intransigence at the United Nations or the international body's long record of anti-Israel action.

Iraqi air force 'kills 77' in strikes aimed at IS leader Baghdadi The Iraqi air force has killed 13 commanders of so-called Islamic State in a strike on a building in Qaim where leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be, a statement said.

Red Heifer Found in West Virginia A retiree in West Virginia has discovered a red heifer, and by all appearances, the young and unique cow is suitable to clear the path for service in the Third Temple to begin.

Mysteries of Ark's Journey Revealed as Excavation Begins at Site of Ark of Covenant This summer, archaeologists will begin the first-ever excavation of the major Biblical site where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for two decades before King David conveyed it to Jerusalem.

REPORT: Hamas Taps Prisoner Freed in Schalit Deal as New Gaza Leader Hardliner Yahya Sinwar was reportedly chosen to replace Ismail Haniyeh, who is expected to take the position of general Hamas leader in place of Khaled Mashal.

Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan deal rumbles thru ME The NBC report that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be considering making President Donald Trump the "gift" of turning over former NSA analyst Edward Snowden is part of a much broader scheme that is already sending tremors through the Middle East.

Ships from 4 NATO countries conduct naval drills in Black Sea Ships from four NATO member states - Canada, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria - have taken part in PASSEX 2017, a joint military exercise in the Black Sea.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Becomes D.C. Darling as Democrats Clamor for Meetings After years of tense relations with the United States under former President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is emerging as one of the most prominent international personalities.

Israel's Right Demands Netanyahu, Trump Discuss West Bank Annexation Held under the banner "Netanyahu, the Likud is backing you on the Right," the ministers and MKS signed a petition calling upon him calling upon him to maintain the values of Likud.

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US, Iran on Brink of Armed Conflict: War Scenario and Consequences  A conflict may start accidentally even if nobody wants it as the tensions are getting higher. 

Palestinians Turn Jerusalem Into a Tool of Terror  Palestinian and other Arab leaders threatened violence in response to President Trump's pledge to move the U.S. embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. 

Today it's "Neither East, nor West" but the Islamic Republic  Exactly 38 years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile. 

Us Blocks Appointment Of Palestinian To Un Envoy, Cites Bias  Guterres selected Fayyad to take over as Libya envoy from Martin Kobler, a German diplomat who has served as the UN representative since November 2015. 

Policeman killed, dozens hurt in Baghdad anti-government protests  Security forces use live fire, tear gas to disperse crowds in Iraqi capital as al-Sadr loyalists demand election reform. 

Report: Trump Reassures Palestinians Embassy Not Moving To Jerusalem  Arab media has reported that despite constant promises from Trump that the US Embassy in Israel would be moving to Jerusalem, he has no such plans. 

Eliminating Terror Groups In Sinai A Key Priority For Egypt  Egypt feels the confrontation in Sinai is symbolic of a larger conflict with regional and global ramifications. 

Hamas releases music video vowing to murder Israelis: "We will eat you, Zionists, without salt"  This is nothing new. In 2012, Hamas released a music video declaring: "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah." 

Iraqi archbishop hopes Trump will aid persecuted Christians  There are those within the Christian ranks however, who fear the backlash of rage from Muslims if Christians are helped; there are also those who seem unmoved by the longstanding plight of persecuted Christians because they are gripped by moral relativism. 

Beautiful Friendship  An unprecedented opportunity for the U.S.-Israel relationship is on the horizon.

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Syria war: Russian 'friendly fire' kills Turkish soldiers President Vladimir Putin has sent condolences after a Russian air strike accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria.

Sunni Insurgency Threatens to Take Hold in Iraq Amid ISIS Defeats A Sunni insurgency is taking root in Iraq as the U.S.-led coalition continues to weaken the Islamic State's territorial strongholds, particularly in Mosul.

'We will not close doors': EU foreign affairs chief says aging Europe needs migration Aging and graying Europe won't close its doors to asylum seekers, as it needs immigration, the EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said, adding that Europeans had been migrants themselves "up to few years ago."

Israel's inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has given "diplomatic priority" to stressing the perils posed by Iranian-sponsored terrorism and its nuclear-capable ballistic weapons, and placed them at the top of his talks with British premier Theresa May in London.

Jihadist Groups in the US: What Next? Meanwhile, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) continues freely to operate in America. In the wee hours of election night 2016, in fact, its Los Angeles office leader called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.

Islamic State claims Eilat rocket attack, threatens more Group's Sinai-based affiliate says it fired rockets 'to teach Jews, crusaders a proxy war will not avail them of anything.'

Defiant Iran test-fires another missile days after US warning Tehran launches short-range Mersad missile, testing Trump administration, following report Islamic Revolutionary Guards may be blacklisted.

BIN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: "If We Lose Hebron, We Lose the Holy Land" On October 26, 2016, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre passed a blatantly anti-Israel resolution denying the historic Jewish ties to some of the Holy Land's known Biblical sites.

6 Out of 7 Countries Banned By Trump Don't Let Israelis In The Zionist of Organization of America (ZOA) called attention to the fact that six of the seven Muslim-majority nations covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban currently deny entry to travelers who hold Israeli passports.

France: Anti-Christian attacks rise 245 percent The whopping 245 percent increase in attacks on Christians represents a genuine and increasing problem; concern over "Islamophobia" has managed to crowd out real human rights issues.

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Russia to give Syrian army high-precision weapons Moscow signaled on Wednesday, February 8, that it has started - or is about to start - supplying precision weapons to the Syrian military in order to boost its capabilities against the Islamic State organization.

Iran, Russia stress commitment to nuclear deal TEHRAN - Senior Iranian and Russian diplomats met in Moscow on Wednesday to exchange views on the nuclear accord and the latest regional developments.

U.S. considers designating IRGC a terrorist group U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is weighing a proposal that could designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

Archaeologists to break ground at biblical site where Ark of the Covenant stood Israeli and French researchers to excavate ancient site of Kiryat Ye'arim, outside Jerusalem, one of the few unstudied biblical tels.

Pearl Harbor 2? China 'has prepared for a preemptive strike against US military bases which would cripple American forces in the region' An investigation of satellite imagery compares China's missile testing grounds and US military bases.

New Hamas Music Video Threatens to Rain Down Rockets on Israel Titled "Zionists, you will perish in Gaza," the video relays the terror group's message, threatening Israelis that rockets will "get you where you live."

'PREPARE FOR WAR!' Vladimir Putin orders Russian Air Force to be prepared to launch attacks at ANY MINUTE - as fears over World War III continue to grow Russian troops were placed on 'combat alert' amid massive NATO exercises currently underway in eastern Europe.

Watch: life continues as usual in war torn Mosul ISIS fighter fall back as Mosul returns to a state of normalcy.

New Dead Sea Scroll cave found near Qumran, but scrolls are gone Over 60 years after the first excavations at Qumran, researchers from Hebrew University said Wednesday that they identified a twelfth cave near Qumran they believe contained Dead Sea Scrolls until it was plundered in the middle of the 20th century.

Germany's Muslim Demographic Future Critics of Germany's open-door immigration policy are warning that the recent surge in Germany's Muslim population - which surpassed six million in 2016 for the first time - has already changed the face of the country forever.

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4,000 Settlements Legalized: "This Is History, Jewish People Have Returned to its Land" The Knesset ratified the controversial Expropriation Bill, which retroactively legalizes about 4,000 "settler outposts" located on privately owned land in Judea and Samaria, on Monday.

Israel's inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given "diplomatic priority" to stressing the perils posed by Iranian-sponsored terrorism and its nuclear-capable ballistic weapons.

Khamenei Vows Trump Response on Iran Revolution Anniversary Iran will respond to the growing hostility from President Donald Trump when it celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution this week.

Israel passes controversial law on West Bank settlements Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law retroactively legalising almost 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen, a country of 25 million inhabitants.

Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says.

Muslim world slams 'provocative,' 'unacceptable' outpost law Arab League accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian land; Jordan and Turkey say legislation distances prospects of two-state solution.

Planting the Seeds of the Third Temple - Literally! The nascent Sanhedrin is setting out to reinstate the Biblical Temple forest as part of their ongoing effort to bring the Third Temple into existence and has already begun planting around Israel to provide the agricultural needs of the Third Temple.

Navy's Depleted Aircraft Will Take Years to Rebuild After Obama-Era Defense Cuts The Navy's aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft.

Ramping up tough rhetoric, Iran VP says US will be 'ultimate losers' War of words comes in wake of Tehran's missile test and subsequent new sanctions levied by Trump.

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IRAN: 'Only Seven Minutes Needed for the Iranian Missile to Hit Tel Aviv' Iran's officials vowed to continue launching "roaring missiles," which they characterized as defensive in nature.

Amid UN Warning, Israel Set to Pass Historic Settlements Bill The legislation is set to retroactively legalize 4,000 settler homes on private Palestinian land and offers to compensate its land owners.

IDF Continues to Strike Hamas Targets in Retaliation for Rocket Attack A projectile launched from the Gaza Strip on Monday morning landed in southern Israel; none hurt.

Western navies hold major drill off coast of Iran British-led 'United Trident' exercises come in light of increased Iranian harassment of naval vessels in Persian Gulf.

Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen, a country of 25 million inhabitants.

Women and Jihad: The Motivation of Female Suicide Bombers Female suicide bombers were relatively unknown till the second intifada that began in September 2000.

Child abuse: 7% of Australian Catholic priests alleged to be involved An inquiry examining institutional sex abuse in Australia has heard 7% of the nation's Catholic priests allegedly abused children between 1950 and 2010.

Mail-order terrorism Israeli authorities halt transfer of hundreds of packages destined for Gaza Strip.

PM Theresa May tells Netanyahu Britain supports two states Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British Prime Minister Theresa May held a meeting in the UK Monday afternoon to discuss a series of issues involving the strengthening of their strategic, security and diplomatic ties.

France: Le Pen Launches Presidential Campaign "This election is a choice of civilization." "The question is simple and cruel: will our children live in a free, independent, democratic country?" - Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Front party.

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Trump: New Iran sanctions, USS Cole to Red Sea  Donald Trump ended his second week as president Friday, Feb. 3, by demonstrating his resolve to cut Iran down to size. 

Study: Muslims Are a Demographic Ticking Time Bomb  The recent executive order President Donald Trump has issued, banning travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US affected only 12 percent of the world's Muslims, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center report on the current and projected size of religious groups.

Trump fumes, vows to act, after judge lifts travel ban  U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denounced a judge who lifted a travel ban for citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, vowing that his government would reinstate it as affected travelers scrambled for tickets to try to quickly enter the United States. 

Iran is world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US says  US Defence Secretary James Mattis has called Iran the world's "biggest state sponsor of terrorism", amid rising tensions between the two nations. 

Top Iran officer: If enemies do wrong, missiles will come down on them  Revolutionary Guard commander makes comments during military drill seen as show of strength in wake of fresh US sanctions. 

Putting Iran On Notice  The announcement from National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Wednesday that the Trump administration was 'putting Iran on notice' after its latest ballistic missile test is bad news for the ruling clerical elite and its Revolutionary Guards, and potentially good news for Iranians who love freedom. 

Israel's Mediterranean: A 'Wild West,' But With Waves Of Progress  The Med is considered one of the most contaminated seas on Earth; What are we going to do about it? 

Trump Admin Urged to Counter Iran With New Middle East Missile System  Recommendation comes with new sanctions on Iran. 

Who are Those Refugees Australia Doesn't Want?  It is hard to complain about Australia -- democratic, sunny, cheerful, and oh, those koalas and kangaroos. 

Erdogan tells off Merkel for using phrase 'Islamist terrorism' "This expression 'Islamist terror' seriously saddens us Muslims," Erdogan said. "Such an expression is not correct because Islam and terror cannot be associated. The meaning of Islam is peace."

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US sanctions Iran after missile test The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on Iran following its recent ballistic missile test.

Putting Iran on Notice The announcement from National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Wednesday that the Trump administration was "putting Iran on notice" after its latest ballistic missile test is bad news for the ruling clerical elite and its Revolutionary Guards.


Watch: Massive military exercise simulates regional emergency A broad-based military divisional exercise took place this week near Gaza.

Jordan's King warns Trump against embassy move Jordan's King Abdullah warns Trump that relocating the American embassy to Jerusalem could threaten the two-state solution.

First Israeli-Turkish Diplomatic Talks in Years Held in Ankara "All pertinent bilateral issues were reviewed, and especially cooperation in areas such as energy, economy, culture and tourism."

New Israel settlements 'may not be helpful' to peace, says US Building new Israeli settlements "may not be helpful" to achieving peace with Palestinians, the White House has said.

Trump Ghost Looms Over EU Summit as Leaders Push Back U.S. President Donald Trump loomed over a Mediterranean gathering of European leaders, who used the meeting Friday to hit back at the new administration that has upended trans-Atlantic relations.

Netanyahu Clan Performing Biblical Mitzvah of the Kings At the inauguration of a Bible study conference on Tuesday, Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, described her family's powerful connection to Bible study, which, in fact, embodies a Torah commandment incumbent upon rulers of Israel.

Tehran 'unmoved' by US threats, will use weapons 'only in self-defense' - Iranian FM to Trump Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has responded to US President Donald Trump's Twitter accusations that Tehran was "playing with fire."

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Amona evacuation in photos Years of legal and political battles drew to their conclusion as hundreds of police entered the illegal outpost to evacuate its residents in Operation Locked Garden.

Netanyahu welcomes US warning to Iran on ballistic missile tests PM says upcoming meeting with Trump of 'great importance' to Israel; Washington puts Tehran 'on notice' for launch.

Watch: China warns US of nuclear war if Trump doesn't back off Due to heightened growth in military presence by China America signals warning, China replies with threats of nuclear war.

CIA Veteran: Europe a 'Launching Pad' for ISIS to Attack the U.S. Europe serves as a "launching pad" for ISIS jihadists to initiate attacks against the United States due to the absence of a cohesive information-sharing strategy among Western nations.

Khamenei ally says useless for U.S. to threaten Iran over missile test: Fars ANKARA (Reuters) - A top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday Iran will not yield to "useless" U.S. threats from "an inexperienced person" over its ballistic missile program.

Ukrainian Jewish Leader Says Community in Danger of Extinction The future of Ukraine's Jewish community "doesn't look very bright" and is in danger of disappearing altogether, according to one of its leaders, who ended a four-day visit to Israel on Thursday.

Netanyahu Announces First New Jewish Settlement in Over 25 Years Even as government forces were evacuating the unauthorized Jewish outpost of Amona, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday announced plans for the first new Jewish settlement in the "West Bank" in over 25 years.

Palestinians demand UN action over Israeli approval of settlement homes After another 3,000 housing units okayed in West Bank, Palestinian envoy to UN decries 'extreme barrage of illegal behavior'.

Rex Tillerson confirmed as US secretary of state Republican-led Senate approves Trump's nomination of former ExxonMobil CEO as nation's chief diplomat.

Israel Only Free State in Middle East, Report Finds A new study on civil liberties and political freedoms worldwide by Washington think tank Freedom House found that Israel is the only "free" country in the entire Middle East, outpacing its Arab neighbors by wide margins.


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Pentagon tracks China test of long-range missile with 10 warheads U.S. officials said China's recent test of a long-range missile with 10 warheads indicates Beijing is intent on increasing its nuclear arsenal.

'NATO exercises on Russia border part of US buildup of empire ' This is also the first time US troops will have been stationed right on Russia's borders.

Netanyahu Asks Rabbis to Pray for Trump Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the leaders of one of Israel's most influential ultra-Orthodox Jewish sects last week, and asked them to pray for the success of US President Donald Trump.

Israel police evict settlers from unauthorised Amona outpost There have been scuffles between Israeli protesters and police seeking to evacuate an unauthorised settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank.

Iran Confirms New Missile Test, Says Did Not Violate Nuclear Deal The White House said it was aware that Iran had tested a missile, and said they were "looking into" the details.

Supreme Court choice Neil Gorsuch draws Democrat opposition Leading Democrats have come out in staunch opposition to Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the vacant position on the Supreme Court.

Petraeus: World order under 'unprecedented threat' Retired Gen. David Petraeus warned lawmakers on Wednesday that the world order created in part by the United States in the 20th century is under "unprecedented threat from multiple directions," pointing to Russia, China, Islamist extremists and cyber threats.

Rare Red Heifer Eligible for Third Temple Offering Found, And You Won't Believe Where A rabbi in a remote region of Mexico he went to a dairy farm to purchase milk, and was shocked when he saw a vital element of the Third Temple right in front of his eyes: a red heifer calmly chewing its cud under the Baja sun.

For Hard-Line West Bank Settlers, Jared Kushner's Their Man ET EL, West Bank - For many in the Israeli settlement of Bet El, deep in the West Bank, Donald Trump's choice of Jared Kushner as his senior adviser on the Middle East is a sign of politics shifting in their favor.

Ukraine conflict: UN warns of dangerous deterioration The UN Security Council has warned of a "dangerous deterioration" in eastern Ukraine and called on warring sides to halt the violence.