Overlooking the Temple Mount

ZOA: End Discrimination Against Jews On Temple Mount Now

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) this week sent a sharply critical letter to Knesset members government ministers, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, demanding that Jews have the right to “unfettered access and freedom” to pray on the Temple Mount (Har Habayit). The Mount, the letter says, “and not the Western Wall (Kotel) is Judaism’s […]

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Hasbara Minister Edelstein

Iran Has a ‘Destroy Israel Program’

Minister of Public Diplomacy Yuli Edelstein told the World Jewish Congress on Tuesday that it was a misnomer to say Iran has a “nuclear program.” Rather, Edelstein said, Tehran has “a program to destroy Israel.” Speaking at the WJC in Brussels to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Edelstein said, “Tehran doesn’t have a nuclear program […]

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Reuven Rivlin

Israel Knesset Speaker Rivlin’s New Year Greeting Angers Jordanian Parliament Speaker; Jordan Threatens Israel’s Survival

The Speaker of the Jordanian Parliament recently refused to accept a greeting for 2012 sent to him by Knesset Speaker MK Reuven Rivlin and sent it back, simply because it referred to Jerusalem as “the capital of Israel.” Channel 10 News reported on Sunday that the greeting, which Rivlin had sent to heads of parliaments […]

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Eldad of Israel to Abdullah II: Jordan is Palestine or Accept Exile

The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee delayed a discussion entitled “Jordan is Palestine” citing the “sensitivity of the issue,” according to MK Aryeh Eldad. Eldad, who called for the discussion, said “the discussion is relevant and more urgent than ever. The shocks and upheavals in the Middle East will not pass Jordan by.” A […]

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6 Years Ago: ‘No Threat of Rockets from the Disengagement’ from Gaza

Evacuating the wounded after rocket attack During these days of continuous and deadly missile attacks from the Gaza strip on southern Israel, it is most eye-opening to take a look back to the days when the expulsion from Gush Katif was up for the decisive Knesset vote,  and see the way some of Israel’s elected representatives related to the nationalist warnings that what is occurring […]

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Iran’s Tentacles Spread from Syria to Sudan: Israel Intelligence Chief

Iran is spreading its tentacles and is directly helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and assisting Sudan, IDF Intelligence Major-General Aviv Kochavi told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee Tuesday. The Islamic Republic is “infiltrating and aiding organizations and governments” in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen and Sudan, as […]

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