Tag: Jews

Jewish PAC to press Republicans to call West Bank ‘Jewish homeland’

WASHINGTON  — A Jewish political action committee is seeking to get the Republican Party platform to recognize the West Bank as an “indigenous” part of the Jewish homeland.   “The Land of Israel is the indigenous homeland of the Jewish people by right and by law and we oppose any measures to force, coerce or […]

Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation.   The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages.   Its […]

In Jerusalem’s cramped Old City, Christians feel the squeeze

When hundreds of Jewish nationalists marched through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City this month, waving banners and chanting songs in what has become an annual ritual, it wasn’t only Muslims watching warily. Christians were, too. Religious tension is nothing new in a city that has been the home of three faiths for centuries. […]

Priests Re-learn How to Bring Ancient Harvest Bread Offering to Temple

On Monday, a reenactment of a special Temple service was held in Jerusalem on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade. To a casual observer, it resembled a country fair. Families gathered for a pleasant afternoon, children gawked at displays of goats and produce, while the main event, a bake-off, featured two very unusual looking loaves of bread. It […]

Brazil regrets its vote negating Israel’s tie to Western Wall, Temple Mount

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Jose Serra intends to change Brazil’s anti-Israel vote given in April at a United Nations session, where rights for cultural assets in the areas conquered in the Six-Day War were discussed, Brazilian media reported.   Serra was tapped by new acting president Michel Temer.   The text of the resolution passed at […]

Women of the Wall director arrested for smuggling Torah scroll to Kotel

Women of the Wall (WOW) Director Lesley Sachs was arrested Tuesday after smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the of the Western Wall Plaza so that women could read from it, against legal regulations established for the holy places.   Her arrest took place after Rosh Chodesh (the new Jewish month) prayers […]

Rabbis denounce Liberman for ‘bribing God’

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) sent a sharp message to new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) Friday, chastising him for his first statements as he took up the post this week.   “You can’t bribe G-d by going to pray at the Kotel and immediately afterwards announcing your acceptance of a two-state solution which endangers the […]

Glick: ‘Netanyahu in his heart is with settlers’

Glick began by praising Women in Green directors Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover for their work in advancing the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.   He stressed that now is the time to implement Israeli sovereignty in the region so as to “bring peace,” and called to build more in Judea and Samaria – […]

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

Le Raincy (France) (AFP) – When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to leave.   It was his second such break-in in less than three months and the 71-year-old no longer felt welcome in Bondy, […]

Israel’s newest MK: God thought I have things to do in the Knesset

Glick’s politics are tricky to pin down. On the one hand, he is considered an extremist who fights for the entry of Jews to the Temple Mount, which could potentially ignite the Middle East and the entire world at large. On the other hand, he is one of the most vocal detractors of Sgt. Elor […]