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  • Workers will soon enter the tomb of Jesus — and repair the ‘Holy Stone’ with titanium bolts

    06/20/2016 5:06:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    June 20 at 4:20 PM | By William Booth
    The domed chapel at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is called the Holy Edicule and is built above the site where Jesus was believed to have been buried in a tomb. (William Booth/The Washington Post) JERUSALEM — Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won’t be a simple patch-and-paint job. This is the alpha and omega of restoration projects. They are going to repair Christ’s tomb — with titanium bolts. Over the next nine months, a team of Greek conservationists will restore the collapsing chapel built above and around the burial cave where the faithful...
  • Work Begins to Try to Save Christianity’s Holiest Shrine: Jesus’ Tomb

    06/23/2016 6:44:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/20/16 | William Booth
    JERUSALEM — Work has begun to save the holiest shrine in Christendom. It won’t be a simple patch-and-paint job. This is the alpha and omega of restoration projects. They are going to repair Jesus’ tomb — with titanium bolts. Over the next nine months, a team of Greek conservationists will restore the collapsing chapel built above and around the burial cave where the faithful believe that Jesus was buried and rose from the dead after the Crucifixion. To fix the chapel, which is buckling under its own weight, the crew will have to enter a few square meters of the...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. […] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • Combating terror on Facebook and Twitter

    06/21/2016 1:33:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/21/2016 | Shai Landesman
    MK accuses social media giants of tolerating incitement; former Mossad official: Social media the most important sphere for fighting terror. Former senior Mossad operative Uzi Shaya spoke today (Tuesday) at a conference entitled "Towards A New Law of War", held in Jerusalem by "Shurat Hadin", a human rights organization dedicated to taking legal action against terrorist groups and those who fund them, which is currently representing 20,000 Israelis in a lawsuit against none other than Facebook. "One of the most significant theatres of terrorism today is incitement in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and others. The biggest problem is...
  • Israel wants someone to build a $5 billion island off Gaza — for a seaport, hotels, airport

    06/20/2016 11:52:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    The Israeli government is considering a proposal to build an artificial island off the Gaza Strip that a top official says would give Palestinians living in the besieged enclave their one and only seaport — and maybe a hotel and an international airport, too. The Israeli minister of intelligence who is promoting the plan, Israel Katz, said the Jewish state is actively seeking financial partners for the $5 billion project. Katz mentioned the Saudis and Chinese as possible builders of the port — or maybe a mysterious Israeli entrepreneur. He declined to name names. ... He said the plan is...
  • Univ. of Jordan Prof. on Orlando Attack: Shooter Evoked Western, Not Islamic, Model of Heroism

    06/20/2016 9:50:50 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/17/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    Following the Orlando terror attack, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said in his weekly program that gunman Omar Mateen was a "sick personality" with "perverse tendencies" and that "[homosexuality] is controlled and imposed upon the world by global Zionism, Allah's number one enemy on Earth." Professor Nofal added that Mateen "evoked the Western model of heroism," represented in the massacre of Native Americans. His address aired on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel on June 17. Ahmad Nofal: "(Omar Mateen) is a dramatic character that requires a film - a Hitchcock-style horror movie, like 'Psycho' from over 50...
  • Obama administration: 'Settlements are corrosive'

    06/19/2016 2:41:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 6/19/16 | David Rosenberg
    Obama administration officials and leaders of the Zionist Union party lambasted Israel’s government on Sunday over a 70 million shekel spending plan for Yesha towns, including a large allocation to boost security. The coalition government passed on Sunday morning the spending plan, which includes 15 million shekels to bolster Yesha communities suffering from Arab terrorism in recent months. Also included in the spending package is 10 million shekels for renovations and improvements on public facilities, 12 million shekels for security improvements, 6 million shekels for social services, and 5.5 million shekels for tourism sites. In response, US State Department spokesman...
  • Herzog signed secret agreement to divide Jerusalem

    06/19/2016 2:49:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/6/16
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog agreed to far reaching concessions on the eve of the 2015 election, a report by Channel 10 on Sunday revealed. Herzog, who prior to the election was seen as a viable candidate for Prime Minister, signed a secret letter of understanding with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, agreeing to a number of long-standing Arab demands. Among the subjects covered in the letter are the division of Jerusalem, the future disposition of Judea and Samaria, and the so-called “right of return” for Arabs who left the country in 1948. According to the agreement,...
  • Herzog signed secret agreement to divide Jerusalem

    06/19/2016 2:39:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 6/19/16 | staff
    Opposition leader and Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog agreed to far reaching concessions on the eve of the 2015 election, a report by Channel 10 on Sunday revealed. Herzog, who prior to the election was seen as a viable candidate for Prime Minister, signed a secret letter of understanding with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, agreeing to a number of long-standing Arab demands. Among the subjects covered in the letter are the division of Jerusalem, the future disposition of Judea and Samaria, and the so-called “right of return” for Arabs who left the country in 1948. According to the agreement,...
  • 'Settlers are lowly murderers,' says Herzog spokesman

    06/19/2016 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    inn ^ | 6/19/16 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog’s spokesman Ofer Newman stirred up controversy Saturday night with provocative comments posted on Facebook targeting Jews living in Judea and Samaria. The post came after the airing of the TV special “The Settlers”, inspiring Newman to publicly air his feelings on the Jewish communities over the Green Line. Launching into a typed tirade, Newman labelled Jews in Judea and Samaria as “lowly murderers” who “built swimming pools on the blood of murdered children.” The special, said Newman, “is painful and terrifying proof of this simple fact: the people who are destroying our future have won...
  • Israel Goes Full Trump on Gaza: Massive Concrete Wall Above And Below Ground Along Entire Border

    06/16/2016 6:40:40 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – As the debate over Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to dominate the presidential race, Israel is reportedly planning to move ahead with a massive above and underground concrete barrier along the entire border with the Gaza Strip. The barrier was revealed on Thursday in a story splashed across the cover of Yedioth Aharonot, Israel’s largest daily newspaper. The story was published with the approval of the country’s defense ministry. Yedioth’s affiliated website, Ynetnews, has the details:
  • Church of the Nativity’s Face-Lift Reveals Ancient Treasures

    06/17/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Pilgrims who visit next Easter will be able to see the extraordinary work that has been done to the roof, walls and 900-year-old mosaics.BETHLEHEM — Christians planning on making a Holy Land pilgrimage — for many, a once-in-a-lifetime journey — may want to wait until Easter 2017, when the scaffolding used to restore the ancient Church of the Nativity is expected to come down. While the $15-million repair, conservation and restoration of the church, which is revered as the site of Jesus’ birth, will not be absolutely completed for another couple of years, due to a funding gap, pilgrims who...
  • Hamas: Arab Peace Initiative 'threatens Palestinian interests'

    06/16/2016 11:12:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Hamas is rejecting the Arab Peace Initiative and calling on Arab countries to stop promoting it. Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a member of Hamas' political bureau, on Thursday said the initiative is a threat to vital Palestinian interests. In an interview with the Al-Arabi Al Jadid newspaper, Zahar called on Arab countries not to promote the Arab Peace Initiative, explaining that it is merely a mechanism that will eliminate the idea of ​​establishing a Palestinian state, due to the fact that negotiations with Israel have proven to be a failure. The Arab peoples, Zahar continued, should first and foremost be concerned about...
  • UK MPs call to end funding to anti-Israel NGOs

    06/14/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    British MPs on Tuesday debated their country's funding of radical anti-Israel NGOs, with several legislators questioning why the government's aid agency is spending so much on extremist organizations which undermine Israeli democracy. The debate on foreign aid at the UK House of Commons was prompted by a petition which garnered nearly a quarter of a million signatures - well over the 150,000 needed to force a nonbinding parliamentary discussion on the issue. That petition calls for the UK government to end its policy of spending a fixed 0.7% of national income on overseas aid, and was launched after an expose...
  • Terrorism and Economic Warfare: It’s a One-Two Punch Meant to Bring About a Middle East Without Jews

    06/16/2016 9:03:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | Cliff May
    Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market bills itself as the “heartbeat of Israeli culinary art.” Dozens of small restaurants and shops offer cheese, wine, bread, fish, olives, pasta, burgers – pretty much anything you can imagine and quite a bit that you probably cannot. I had a nice lunch there the other day. Exactly a week later two Palestinian men sat down in a café, ordered dessert, pulled handguns from beneath their dark suit jackets and began firing at everyone in sight. Four civilians were murdered and more than a dozen wounded before the killers were stopped – one shot by a security...
  • Senior Hamas commander goes 'missing' from Gaza

    06/14/2016 12:57:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 6/14/16 | Ari Soffer
    A senior commander in Hamas's elite commando unit has handed himself over to Israel, according to sources inside Gaza cited by Channel 2. Reports of his surrender to Israel have been circulating in Gaza ever since the commander - a member the elite "Nahba" unit of Hamas's military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades - went missing several days ago. The Nahba spearheads Hamas's tunnel warfare capabilities, and is specifically tasked with capturing IDF soldiers. The missing commander is reportedly from Khan Younis in southern Gaza, and the son of a prominent judge on Hamas's Sharia religious court. According to...
  • Bang: Trump's Second Barrel Explodes at Jihad

    06/14/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | James Lewis
    This is Donald Trump on the latest horror killing in Israel. Read it, and you realize it's not the Trump you thought you knew. ​​I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the outrageous terrorist shootings that took the lives of at least four innocent civilians and wounded at least twenty others in Tel Aviv yesterday. The Israeli security forces' investigation is ongoing, but some facts have already emerged — and they are grim. Just as fast as the condolences arrive from the civilized world is the praise arising out of the uncivilized one. Hamas praised the attack, calling the attackers...
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Collector's Hoard of Hasmonean Coins

    06/14/2016 12:54:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 10, 2016 | Nir Hasson
    A rare cache of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period, some 2,140 years ago, has been discovered in a salvage excavation in central Israel. The 16 coins, shekels and half-shekels (tetradrachms and didrachms), date from around 126 BCE. They had been minted farther north, in the city of Tyre, and bear the images of the king, Antiochus VII and his brother Demetrius Israeli, stated Avraham Tendler, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority... Closer analysis of the coins showed that the cache contains one or two coins from every year between 135 to 126 BCE... Aside...
  • 'When there's a terror attack, the whole village celebrates'

    06/13/2016 9:34:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/6/16 | Shimon Cohen
    Reports of wild celebrations in Arab villages and neighborhoods following last week’s deadly terror attack in the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv left many shocked and horrified. Yet such expressions of joy and satisfaction following murderous acts of terrorism are hardly new, and have become a frequent occurrence after such attacks. Perhaps the most well-publicized celebrations came in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, when Arabs across Judea, Samaria, Gaza, and eastern Jerusalem were filmed cheering and handing out candy. For one young woman, however, these spontaneous expressions of celebration were not merely disgusting or disturbing – they...
  • Netanyahu's candidate for U.S. envoy backs one-sided pullout

    04/24/2009 5:21:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 638+ views
    Haaretz / IMRA ^ | 4-24-09 | Barak Ravid
    www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1080695.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's candidate for Israeli ambassador to Washington, Dr. Michael Oren, supports a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and an evacuation of most of the settlements. Oren, a visiting Georgetown University professor, said in a lecture there last month, "The only alternative for Israel to save itself as a Jewish state is by unilaterally withdrawing from the West Bank and evacuating most of the settlements." Oren, a Middle East expert and senior researcher at Jerusalem's Shalem Center, gave a 90-minute lecture entitled "The Gaza Crisis from an Historical and Personal Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador Urges Withdrawal from Judea-Samaria (Michael Oren)

    09/08/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2014, 5:53 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The efficacy and threat level of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has heightened after Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Dr. Michael Oren stated Monday—and allegedly justifies a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. Israel’s economic, political, and cultural status has already been damaged existentially across the globe, Oren warned, due to the constant campaigns for “Israel Apartheid Week” on college campuses and European divestment from the Jewish state. […] Hamas consciously declared victory in its PR campaign against Israel several weeks ago, after it encouraged ordinary Gazans to become human shields,...
  • Jordanian Professor Ahmad Nofal: Jews Were in Charge of the Holocaust

    06/11/2016 2:43:02 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 48 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/27/16 | Yarmouk TV (Jordan)
    In his weekly lesson, which is broadcast on the Jordanian Yarmouk TV channel, Professor Ahmad Nofal of the University of Jordan said that the Holocaust happened because of the "treachery" of the Jews and that "most of Hitler's ministers who perpetrated the Holocaust were Jews." Citing Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy, he said that the number of Jews killed had been 600,000, and not six million. "They added a zero," he said. Nofal further claimed: "We, the Palestinian people, are the victims of your Nazism... Your Holocaust lasted six months, but ours has been going on for 68 years."
  • The Israeli Left's War Against the Israeli Flag (and the true impulses behind it)

    06/11/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 3 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 9, 2016 | Steve Plaut
    The Israeli Left has a serious flag problem. Well, a problem with the Israeli flag to be precise. The one with the six-pointed blue star. Not the ISIS flag. The Left intensely dislikes people who wave Israeli flags, although I think it would be okay with those radical anti-Trump protesters waving Mexican and Iranian flags. At the Israeli Left's own rallies, like one widely reported recently, one sees oodles of Stalinist red flags, lots of PLO flags, and sometimes one may see Hamas flags, but no Israeli flags. In a few famous cases, the Left's contempt for the flag goes...
  • Israel nixes thousands of Ramadan entry visas after TA attack

    06/09/2016 12:24:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/9/16 | David Rosenberg
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot upon the Prime Minister’s return from a state visit to Russia, Wednesday night, to discuss Israel’s response to the terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market which left four dead and five wounded. In the wake of the attack, the Defense Ministry has frozen work entry visas for some 204 members of the attackers’ extended family. The attackers, identified as Khalid and Muhammad Musa Mehamara, both 21-years old, are cousins from the village of Yatta, south of Hevron. The two terrorists reportedly entered Israel...
  • Graphic Video: The Moment Two Palestinian Terrorists Open Fire On Unsuspecting Diners(Shortened)

    06/09/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Horrific security camera footage has been posted on the Internet showing two Palestinian terrorists dressed in suits opening fire on a crowded restaurant in Tel Aviv.
  • Muslims Observe Ramadan In Tel Aviv

    06/09/2016 2:51:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Shoppers who were strolling through Tel Aviv’s upscale Sarona Market on Wednesday when they suddenly encountered two (and possibly three) Palestinian Muslims observing Ramadan. The death toll is now four, and as five other people were wounded, it could rise. Ramadan has just begun, and there have already been jihad murders in Bangladesh, Egypt, and Jordan, among others -- and now Israel. There will be many more.
  • UN chief 'shocked' that Hamas praised Tel Aviv attack

    06/08/2016 11:33:33 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday night condemned the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which four Israelis were murdered. Ban also criticized Hamas for praising the attack. “The Secretary-General condemns tonight’s terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in which at least four Israelis were killed by Palestinian assailants and another four injured. He conveys his condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Israel,” said a statement issued on behalf of the UN chief’s spokesperson. “The Secretary-General reiterates that there is no justification for terrorism nor for the glorification of those who commit such heinous acts,” added...
  • 3 killed, 4 badly injured, in central Tel Aviv shooting attack

    06/08/2016 12:41:00 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 8, 2016 | Times of Israel staff
    Three people were killed in a shooting attack in Tel Aviv’s popular Sarona Market Wednesday evening. Four others were seriously hurt, with another person said to be in critical condition. Police said two gunmen were involved in the apparent terror attack. One shooting was said to have occurred inside the Sarona compound while another was reported on the adjacent Ha’arba’ah Street. Officials said both gunmen were shot and disarmed by security forces. One of the gunmen had reportedly fled the scene and was then shot and neutralized.
  • Israel Sends 2 Battalions to West Bank After Tel Aviv Mall Attack

    06/09/2016 4:45:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-9-16
    TEL AVIV, Israel — Two Israeli battalions were being sent to the West Bank Thursday after two Palestinians fatally shot four people at a Tel Aviv mall. The buildup would include hundreds of troops in "accordance with situation assessments," according to the Israel Defence Forces statement. They would not give any more details on the numbers involved. Israel also revoked 83,000 permits for Palestinians living in Gaza and the occupied West Bank to travel abroad and attend Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem. In the past, restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the holy site in the heart of Jerusalem's...
  • Obama’s November Surprise for Israel?

    06/09/2016 4:37:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 6, 2016 | Schmuley Boteach
    Word is going around diplomatic circles that the Obama administration is planning a November surprise for Israel. Here’s what is said to be going on: The Paris peace conference last Friday, to which Israel and the Palestinians were not even invited, will end up exerting enormous pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian state. This renewed pressure will come despite evidence that a Palestinian state in the West Bank will quickly be dominated by genocidal Hamas, which is a threat to Israel and a disaster for the Palestinians. This will lead, in all likelihood, to a United Nations Security Council...
  • Op-Ed: Roundup the usual suspect, Mahmoud Abbas

    06/09/2016 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 09, 2016 | Jack Engelhard
    He is the head of the snake. There will be the usual roundups after Wednesday's bloodshed in Tel Aviv - four dead, more wounded from the hands of Palestinian Arab terrorists. Two men are said to be responsible for this act of savagery against innocent civilians enjoying a day at the Sarona Market in the heart of town. This was Israel's mistake. The mistake was to grant respectability to a group of thugs. They were captured. They are in custody and Israel's law enforcement and security services are in the process of finding out who they are, where they came...
  • Arab B'Tselem activist testifies against Elor Azariya

    06/08/2016 3:43:31 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/16 | Ari Yashar
    An Arab activist of the radical leftist NGO B'Tselem who filmed Elor Azariya shooting a wounded terrorist in Hevron in March testified against the soldier at the Jaffa military court on Wednesday morning. ..... Activist's son arrested by Azariya Azariya's lawyer Eyal Baserglick then questioned the Arab activist, revealing a connection between the shoemaker and Azariya. "Is it true that your 17-year-old son Aouni was arrested by the accused (Azariya) and the deputy platoon commander on 2.2.16, even before the incident?," asked Baserglick, mentioning a date in early February predating the incident by just over a month. Abu Shamsiyeh did...
  • The Six Day War Remembered-A reflection on the "what-might-have-beens. "

    06/07/2016 4:28:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-7-16 | Joseph Puder
    The Six Day War Remembered A reflection on the "what-might-have-beens. " June 7, 2016 Joseph Puder    This May, Israel celebrated its 68th year of independent statehood. On June 5th, Israel commemorated the 49th anniversary of the Six Day War, in which it liberated the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old city, including the Western Wall.  The Etzion Bloc, Jewish property seized by Jordan’s Arab Legion and held for 19 years was also liberated.  The proverbial Israeli “David” of the pre-1967 years has been transformed by the international press and western academia into the post-1967 “Goliath.”  In the process, Israel...
  • 'Our family bought this land, it belongs to Jews'

    06/07/2016 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6-6-16
    Descendants of Israel Dov Frumkin, who purchased land near Old City of Jerusalem, celebrates campaign to redeem property. While the Jewish community in the neighborhood of Silwan (Shiloach) in eastern Jerusalem has elicited fierce criticism from the Israeli left and even the American government, descendants of the original owner of the “Kfar HaTeimanim” (Yemenite Village) area in Silwan celebrated the planned construction of an additional apartment building for the growing Jewish population. Yair Frumkin and his sister are direct descendants of Israel Dov Frumkin, who purchased the land the predominantly-Arab neighborhood of Silwan now sits back in 1882. The land...
  • State Department Funds Televised Call for Boycotting Israel; The New York Times Is Amused

    06/06/2016 5:09:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 6/6/16 | Ira Stoll
    The State Department is using American taxpayer dollars to finance Palestinian Arabs celebrating violent attacks on Israelis and advocating a boycott of Israel and the division of its capital city. Where’s the outrage? Not in the New York Times, which treats the topic as subject for a light-toned feature article about what it describes as a Palestinian “reality television show.” The show features contestants who “run” for the job of Palestinian president. The Times article reports that “the three finalists all had similar platforms: Boycott Israel. Designate East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.” Later, the Times reports, almost in...
  • #Anonymous Declares War on Mainstream Media: Attacks Fox, CNN, NBC and More

    06/06/2016 12:56:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 03 June 2016 | Nick Bernabe
    As of June 1st, Ghost Squad Hackers – the same group leading #OpIcarus – have launched a series of coordinated attacks against leading members of the corporate mainstream media. Giving credit where credit is due, Tec.mic and Softpedia were the first to report the operation. But their reports only tell a portion of the whole story, we will explain why in a moment. Broadly speaking, the goal of the #OpSilence is to attack all the corrupt major news networks that mislead and censor information from the general public. More specifically, the news agencies who conceal the crimes of Israel, while...
  • Arab activist: 'Palestinians would love Israeli annexation'

    06/02/2016 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16 | Yoni Kempinsky
    Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Ayyad, a former investigator for the radical leftist NGO B'Tselem, surprised a conference of Judea and Samaria researchers at Ariel University on Thursday when he revealed unofficial Palestinian views. Arutz Sheva got the chance to speak with Ayyad about how Palestinian Arabs view the Palestinian Authority (PA), and learned he thinks most would in fact love to see Israel annex Judea and Samaria. Ayyad explained that "the Palestinians have become frustrated by the attitude and the behavior of the Palestinian Authority." He noted that since the PA was created in the 1994 Oslo Accords, Arabs...
  • Trump: Israel Is Victim In Conflict With Palestine, If Attacked "100% I'D Come To Their Defense"

    02/23/2016 5:46:59 AM PST · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated that he sees Israel as the victim in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and he would “100%” come to its defense if it was attacked in an interview broadcast on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
  • Violent attacks continue in Israel as tensions increase

    10/17/2015 1:55:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | oct. 17, 2015 | staff
    Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence showed no signs of abating. The unrest came despite new security measures that have placed troops and checkpoints around Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.
  • A nation about to fall, North Korea(jeremiah 17:13)

    06/05/2016 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 52 replies
    bible, HolySpirit | bible
    A nation has come before my courts attention, Its leader creating his own ascension, The cries of the innocent brought before me, Torture and murder with blasphemy, Turning his back to My very Throne(Jeremiah 17:13), Creating a temporal one of his own, Causing his subjects through fear to give him fame, Trying his best to erase My Name("Jesus Christ"), No fear of The Creator has he, So now he shall meet the angel of death and catastrophe, A boy attempting to become a man, But very soon will lose his land, The hand "is" writing on the wall, This man's...
  • Arab Squatter Leaves, Police Block Jews’ Entry

    04/01/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/4/12 | Maayana Miskin
    A Jewish home-owner finally took possession of his property in Jerusalem on Thursday after a 35-year wait. The process was almost made longer by Jerusalem police, who attempted to block access to the home even after Arab squatters had agreed to leave. The story began with the home’s purchase by a Jewish buyer 35 years ago. The buyer found that two Arabs had taken up residence in the property, which is located in the biblical Givat Shaul, adjacent to what is now the Beit Hanina neighborhood. He remained unable to evict them for decades. Eight years ago Jerusalem activist Aryeh...
  • Minister Ya'alon quits; Yehuda Glick to enter Knesset

    05/20/2016 3:19:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) announced on Friday morning that he is quitting politics, following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to hand his portfolio over to Yisrael Beytenu head MK Avigdor Liberman so as to bring his party into the coalition. "This morning I let the Prime Minister know that due to his conduct and recent developments, and due to a lack of confidence in him, I am resigning from the government and from the Knesset and taking a timeout from political life," said Ya'alon. Ya'alon's resignation is particularly dramatic as Liberman has not yet formally been given his portfolio...
  • Christian Officials Begin Restoration Work On The Church Of Holy Sepulcher

    05/20/2016 10:04:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 20,2016 | AP
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulcher, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
  • Jerusalem Dig Calls for Support

    05/18/2016 1:29:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Sunday, May 15, 2016 | editors
    Just below the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, a team of archaeologists, scholars and students will soon be busy at work excavating one of Jerusalem's most important archaeological sites... a wealthy residential area that saw its heyday during the time of Herod and Jesus. Directing the operation is Shimon Gibson, a British-born Israeli archaeologist and adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte... Referred to as the Mount Zion excavation because of its location in the sacred elevated area at the center of ancient Jerusalem near the historical Temple Mount, the work here is important because...
  • Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots

    05/11/2016 2:05:21 PM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    American Friends of Tel Aviv University ^ | 10 May 2016 | American Friends of Tel Aviv University
    TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves Jewish. "Almost nothing is known about the Bene Israel community before the 18th century, when Cochin Jews and later Christian missionaries first came into contact with it," says first author Yedael Waldman of both TAU's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Cornell's Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology. "Beyond...
  • 'Most pro-Israel administration evah' going all out to destroy Israel?

    05/08/2016 1:32:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/8/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Now that his administration has reached its final months, and little can be done to him personally, Barack Obama is pushing a harder line against Israel in an upcoming report about the 'settlements.' The report, which is likely to be released in late May or early June, will focus heavily on Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem, senior diplomats told AP. The Quartet’s report will also take Israel to task for the demolition of illegal Arab buildings – many of which were built with the support of the European Union. While in the past the US worked to...
  • Birdwatcher Spies Egyptian Scarab Seal at Dor [Middle Kingdom]

    05/07/2016 4:24:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    BAR ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | Robin Ngo
    Birdwatcher Alexander Ternopolsky made a remarkable discovery one day at the archaeological site of Tel Dor on Israel's Carmel Coast -- not a bird, but a rare Egyptian scarab seal. The stone scarab -- an ancient Egyptian object shaped like a scarab beetle -- belonged to a high-ranking official of the 13th Dynasty (18th-17th centuries B.C.E.) in Middle Kingdom Egypt... The name of the scarab's owner, his position, and ankh and djed symbols (representing eternal life and stability, respectively) are engraved on the Egyptian scarab seal. While the owner's name hasn't been deciphered yet, he is described on the scarab...
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • Thousands of Christian Egyptians Enter Israel for Easter Holy Fire Rite in Jerusalem

    04/30/2016 12:30:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016 7:59 PM | Nir Hasson
    Around 6,000 Egyptians, almost all of them Coptic Christians, have entered Israel to attend the annual Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday. There has been a sharp rise recently in pilgrimages to Jerusalem by Egyptian Copts, after the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II, in effect rolled back a ban imposed by a predecessor in 1980, in the wake of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Tawadros himself visited Israel in November for the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham, the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East.
The accession of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in June 2014...