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Rubio calls to help displaced Christians in the Middle East

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Persecution of Christians in the Middle East is on the rise, and the United States must not be complacent, Florida Sen. Mark Rubio said Monday. “We must move on with a sense of urgency,” the Republican senator said. Rubio, who serves as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Human Rights Subcommittee and as Helsinki … Read More

State Hanukka candle-lighting ceremony dedicated to Holocaust survivors

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, New York City and Berlin attended Hanukka candle-lighting ceremonies held in their honor on Thursday. In Jerusalem, the official state candle-lighting ceremony was, for the first time, dedicated to survivors and their reemergence from darkness into light, at the initiative of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) … Read More

Lighting Hanukkah Candles Under the Swastika’s Shadow

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Millions of Jews around the world will light a menorah to celebrate Hanukkah. Akiva Mansbach will be one of them. But his isn’t just any menorah. In its multigenerational life, its light has also touched the darkness. In Kiel, Germany, in 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and his wife, Rachel, lit the menorah and placed … Read More

In First, US Presents Evidence of Iranian Weapons Supplied to Tehran Regime’s Ally in Yemen Civil War

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating UN resolutions. Reuters was given advanced access to the military hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling just outside of Washington where … Read More

What Life Was Like For Christians And Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Following President Donald Trump’s declaration that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Saeb Erekat quickly shot back and demanded “equal rights for everyone living in historic Palestine.” Protests over Trump’s move have sparked riots in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and even violent protests in Europe, from Germany to Sweden. But … Read More

Following Trump, These Countries Also May Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Many U.S. allies roundly criticized the Trump administration’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but America doesn’t stand alone on the white-hot issue. “President Trump has planted the seeds of this long overdue shift,” @PastorJohnHagee says. In fact, the Czech Republic appeared to jump at the opportunity to say that it already … Read More

CUFI Thanks Pres. Trump for Jerusalem Policy, Places Full Page Ad in The Washington Post

Monday, December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017 SAN ANTONIO – On Sunday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, published a full page ad in The Washington Post thanking President Donald Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and beginning the process for moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The ad … Read More

Defiant Haley chides fuming Security Council members: ‘Change is hard’

Friday, December 8, 2017

At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said President Donald Trump knew his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would raise “questions and concerns,” but that he took it to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. “I understand the concerns … Read More

Israel on high alert for ‘day of rage,’ but no Temple Mount restrictions

Friday, December 8, 2017

Israeli forces were on high alert anticipating widespread unrest and protests after Friday prayers in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Palestinians called for a “day of rage” to voice their opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Police deployed in force in Jerusalem, but had no immediate plans … Read More

CUFI Welcomes Pres. Trump’s Jerusalem Policy

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 6, 2017 CUFI Welcomes Pres. Trump’s Jerusalem Policy SAN ANTONIO – On Wednesday, leaders of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed Pres. Donald Trump’s formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his announcement that the US will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy … Read More