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Theodor Herzl remembered for role in bringing modern nation of Israel into existence

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As the nation of Israel commemorates its 75th anniversary this year, it remembers the vision of Theodor Herzl. The refined Jewish gentleman living in Europe saw a growing hatred of Jews in ...

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Christmas tourism is up around Bethlehem but Arab Christians are leaving

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Much to the relief of tourism officials, Christians are returning to holy sites this year after the pandemic ended. While Christmas won’t be a record year like 2019, the numbers are strong ...

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Egypt’s Holy Family Trail recognizes sites where Jesus traveled

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CAIRO — Egypt is developing the Holy Family Trail, a pilgrimage of sites from Jesus’ infancy to his wandering in the desert, hoping to revive its tourist industry battered by two years ...

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Australia’s new liberal government ditches recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

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The Australian left-wing Labor government has created a diplomatic crisis after it reversed the previous government’s policy of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the country. Taking to social media on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Yair ...

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Judge rules against Ben & Jerry’s in lawsuit over sales in Israel

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Residents of Israel’s Judea and Samaria regions will be able to continue buying Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. A federal judge rejected the company’s bid to block its parent company, Unilever, from ...

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Ben & Jerry’s sues to keep ice cream out of Israel

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The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company this week filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against its parent company Unilever, in a bid to torpedo an agreement that would permit ongoing sales in ...

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Ben & Jerry’s pulls ice cream out of “West Bank,” reaction is swift

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Ben & Jerry’s ice cream announced this week that it no longer will sell its products in Judea and Samaria, which they described as “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” In response, Israeli Minister of ...

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South Korea accepts Israeli vaccine doses that Palestinians turned down

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Palestinian leaders have lost the opportunity to immediately vaccinate residents after refusing Israel’s offer of a vaccine swap. Now South Korea says it will take the 700,000 doses from Israel. Under the ...

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Biden administration defends Israel, rejects ‘apartheid’ label

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In a move that some had doubts would happen, the Biden administration this week defended Israel by rejecting a one-sided report that labeled the Middle East’s only democracy as an “apartheid state.”  ...

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Israel lifts mask mandate, leads world in vaccinations

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In the latest sign of Israel’s recovery from the pandemic, the government this week lifted its nationwide mask mandate. The news comes as the tiny nation continues to lead the world in ...

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Did Herod’s carriage look like this one unearthed near Pompeii?

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What would a ceremonial Roman carriage used by King Herod on the streets of Jerusalem possibly look like? We may have an answer after archaeologists unearthed an intact vehicle outside of Pompeii, ...

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Palestinian Authority caught destroying remains of Joshua’s Altar

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The Palestinian Authority is under fire after it purposely began destroying the remains of Joshua’s Altar on Mount Ebal. Archaeologists discovered the destruction of the compound when visiting the site late this ...

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Discovery of oil lamp factory sheds ‘light’ on ancient Israel

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Another major archaeological discovery has been announced in Israel. This week, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced one of the largest ancient ceramic oil-lamp workshops in Israel has been discovered in excavations before ...

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Is this week’s meeting of planets the Star of Bethlehem?

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Few would disagree that COVID-2020 has been a year like no other in any of our lifetimes. We could all certainly use a little extra Christmas cheer this season. How about a ...

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Speculation grows as to the next Arab nation to sign Israel peace deal

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American news outlets last week that he has been speaking with leaders from Arab countries in addition to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following the American-mediated peace deal ...

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More Palestinian citizens publicly supporting Israel annexation

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Palestinians are now talking openly of  accepting the peace deal being offered by Israel. Tired of years of conflict, failed promises by their own leaders and increasing frustration by Arab countries, many ...

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Israeli Sovereignty Is the Key to Lasting Peace

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Opinion: Sovereignty declaration over the Israeli heartland of Judea and Samaria could come as early as July 1. In the coming months, Israel is expected to apply its civilian law and administration ...

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Christians around world mobilizing to support Israel ahead of sovereignty declaration

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Around the world, Christian heads of state and political leaders have signed letters expressing support for Israel as the nation prepares to once again establish sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria. ...

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Jerusalem expects economic hit from loss of tourism during pandemic

Jerusalem has endured numerous struggles in its long history, and coronavirus is now the latest. The City of David is bracing for the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Mayor Fleur ...

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Military will help Israel go to total lockdown

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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads in Israel, its military (IDF) is preparing for a potential total lockdown. It would include a mobilization of eight battalions to aid authorities in enforcing the lockdown. ...

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Ambassador says new Peace Plan preserves the Biblical heartland

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US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman is optimistic about a new peace plan between Israel and Arabs living in the areas of Judea and Samaria – known as the “West Ban.”  Some ...

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Israeli-Palestinian peace details could come Tuesday

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The United States may reveal a peace plan that could end the Israeli-Arab conflict. President Donald Trump stated on Thursday that the plan, supported by Israel and designed in part with Gulf ...

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Democrats today set to vote giving Judea and Samaria to Arabs

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing through a vote Friday on their two-state resolution that would give the Biblical heartland of Israel to the Palestinian Authority. This  “two-state solution” ...

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Alliance for Israel Advocacy praises Trump administration for revising settlement policy

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The Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) recently praised the Trump administration for its clarification that Israeli settlements are not inconsistent with international law and thus not illegal. “The Trump administration formally recognized ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren would punish Israel by withholding aid

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has admitted she would punish America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. The presidential candidate said she would withhold aid from Israel over its support of Jewish communities ...

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