On anniversary of Jerusalem’s liberation U.S. Congress will celebrate Jerusalem Day together with Knesset by video conference

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Congress to celebrate belated Jerusalem Day
by Amihai Attali
May 29, 2017

Jerusalem Day—marking the 50th anniversary of reunification of the city following an Israeli victory in the 1967 Six Day War—will be celebrated for the first time in the American Congress. The celebration is the result of efforts made by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Israeli Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer. The two approached Speaker of the House Paul Ryan with the proposal, who informed the two that their initiative had been fondly accepted. The event will take place on June 7th, the date on which the Old City was liberated. READ MORE

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Israel Channel 2: Trump screamed at Abbas

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Trump yelled at Abbas: ‘You tricked me in DC,’ Israeli TV reports
by Staff
May 28, 2017

On the surface, US President Donald Trump’s relations with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have been surprisingly warm, but that belies a furious critique leveled by Trump at Abbas in their meeting in Bethlehem last week, an Israeli TV report said. An angry Trump yelled at Abbas during their talks last Tuesday for his alleged direct involvement in incitement against Israel, Channel 2 reported, citing an unnamed American source. “You tricked me in DC! You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your involvement in incitement [against Israel],” Trump is said to have shouted at a shocked Abbas. READ MORE

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DUH “For the U.N. to allow Syria’s Assad regime to influence its focus on health conditions is absurd”

UN WATCH
U.N.’s WHO hides positive report on Israel, adopts Syrian-backed censure
May 26, 2017

The U.N.’s World Health Organization “decided to hide a positive report on Israel from the public eye” under pressure from Syria’s Assad regime, according to Israel’s representative, Ambassador Aviva Raz-Shechter, as the world body’s annual assembly adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Syria yesterday that targeted Israel over “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.” The resolution, which will cost $10 million to implement, renews the annual naming and shaming of Israel by renewing a special agenda item on the country at next year’s session, as well as mandating a report by WHO’s director-general, measures of scrutiny applied to no other country. READ MORE

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“American culture must be convinced that Islam, while it has plenty of diversity, has a mainstream strain — sharia supremacism — that is not a religion but a totalitarian political ideology hiding under a religious veneer”

NATIONAL REVIEW
How Sharia Supremacism and Judicial Imperialism Threaten National Security
by Andrew C. McCarthy
May 27, 2017

As we have previously observed, in order to install the vetting system we need, the challenge of Islam must be confronted head-on and without apology. That is unavoidable. You can’t flinch. It is a certainty that the Democrat-media complex — of which Islamist organizations are members in good standing — is going to smear you as a racist “Islamophobe.” (Yes, this is another race-obsessed “progressive” narrative, so Islam gets to be the “race,” so that defenders of the Constitution and Western culture can be cast as “the oppressor.”) You have to be content with knowing that you are not a racist, with knowing that you are defending religious liberty, including the religious liberty of pro-Western Muslims. READ MORE

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“Sharp-eyed researcher recognizes Raoul Wallenberg in anonymous archive film broadcast on Swedish TV”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Chance find reveals only known footage of Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg
by Stuart Winer
May 28, 2017

In newly discovered footage of Swedish Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg — the only known instance that he was caught on film — the man who would go on to save tens of thousands of Jews can be seen instructing army recruits at a firing range in 1940. It is the only known footage of Wallenberg, who, as a Swedish diplomat in Hungary, was credited with helping at least 20,000 Jews escape the Holocaust. He is believed to have died in Soviet captivity, but when and how remains unclear. In the 25-second clip, Wallenberg can be seen at a central Stockholm location in what researchers say was the summer or autumn of 1940. READ MORE AND VIEW VIDEO

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German study shows that “Islam is distinguished by being the only religion that makes people more prone to violence, the more religious one becomes”

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The REAL cause for Islamic terrorism
by Nicolai Sennels
May 26, 2017

Every time a new jihad attack strikes innocents in the West, media and politicians get busy blaming “bad integration”, “poverty”, “marginalization”, “racism” etc. For some reason it never occurs to them to ask if Islamic terrorism has anything to do with Islam and the increasing number of followers of this particular religion in our countries. Are they overlooking something? Could there be a connection. READ MORE

GATESTONE UK: Welcome Mat for Jihadists

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“Intolerance of faith and ignorance of religion means that our first liberty — religious liberty — is typed with scare quotes, as if assertions of this fundamental freedom were somehow inherently bigoted and disingenuous”

NATIONAL REVIEW
On This Memorial Day, We Are Unmaking America
by David French
May 29, 2017

…I fear that General Mattis is right. There is a profound lack of unity in America. In fact, let’s ask a key question: Is there a single significant cultural, political, social, or religious trend that is pulling Americans together more than it is pushing us apart? The fragmentation of media, geographic separation, and the natural unwillingness to expose ourselves to unpleasant ideas means that many of us live in bubbles, where we not only don’t truly know those who disagree but we often can’t even truly understand the facts or arguments that inform their perspective. The politicization of everything means that even sports broadcasts are increasingly tainted by political controversy, and the menu of television shows you watch is almost as predictive of your voting behavior as is the county where you live or the church you attend. READ MORE

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