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Why is Israel under threat from a terrorist group for allowing Jews to pray at Judaism’s holiest site? Why is it okay for everyone else to pray there and not for Jews? And why do these Palestinian groups get away with making such threats?

COMMENTARY Moshe Dayan’s Tragic Blunder Meir Y. Soloveichik February 2023 …The current contretemps, like all others concerning the Temple Mount, reveals that [Moshe] Dayan’s original decision was a terrible mistake, the worst in Israel’s history. Rather than pacifying Jewish–Muslim relations, … Continue reading

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Short YouTube explains why Israel’s judicial reform is long past due

A short explanation on how the judicial reforms in progress will address the anomalies of the Israeli system and bring Israel closer to the rest of the Western democracies. Video produced by the Kohelet Forum. For more information on the need … Continue reading

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The Twitter account Omanis Against Normalization described the event as a “betrayal of the Palestinian cause and support for the tourist office of the occupying country”

JERUSALEM POST Omani blogger visits Israel, causing an uproar in the Arab world Maariv Online February 5, 2023 Arab social networks are in turmoil after the visit of the Omani blogger Asmaa Al-Shehhi to Israel. The blogger, who lives in … Continue reading

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Colonel (Res.) Zeev Raz wrote that if the Prime Minister acts undemocratically, he should be killed, citing a traditional Jewish law

ARUTZ SHEVA Former senior Air Force officer hints at murdering Prime Minister February 4, 2023 Colonel (Res.) Zeev Raz, one of the leaders of the anti-Netanyahu protest movement and a former fighter pilot, is seemingly calling to murder the Prime … Continue reading

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We need a way out of the judicial clash, not more angry rhetoric — a rejoinder to Gordis, Friedman and Klein-Halevi

TIMES OF ISRAEL We need a way out of the judicial clash, not more angry rhetoric Gerald M Steinberg February 3, 2023 I have a great deal of respect for Daniel Gordis, Matti Friedman and Yossi Klein-Halevi. Their contributions as … Continue reading

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Congressional resolution: “Representative Omar, by her own words, has disqualified herself from serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs”

REUTERS Republicans oust Ilhan Omar from high-profile U.S. House committee Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan February 2, 2023 U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday ousted Democrat Ilhan Omar from a high-profile committee over remarks widely condemned as antisemitic, two … Continue reading

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Netanyahu: ‘I call on citizens not to take the law into their own hands – for that we have an army and police’

JERUSALEM POST Seven killed, three injured in Jerusalem synagogue massacre Gadi Zaig, Yonah Jeremy Bob January 27, 2023 In the worst murderous rampage Israel has known in years, seven people were killed in a shooting attack outside a synagogue in … Continue reading

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“Attempts to run the anti-Trump playbook against Bibi ignore the deep differences between Israel’s resilient democratic culture and America’s polarized partisan mess”

TABLET MAG Israeli Democracy Is Fine, Thank You for Asking Gil Troy February 1, 2023 As the brutal videos from Memphis of Black police officers beating a Black man to death trigger yet another racial paroxysm, many Americans are claiming … Continue reading

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Orit Strook rebukes Blinken over his veiled criticism of Israel’s judicial reform

WORLD ISRAEL NEWS Israeli minister to Blinken: We don’t need to be lectured on democracy January 31, 2023 An Israeli minister publicly rebuked U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken Tuesday, chiding him for expressing the Biden administration’s concerns over the … Continue reading

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Today, Iranian money gushes into the coffers of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and many analysts now believe Iran is beginning to influence the Palestinian Authority as well

JNS The Russia-Iran axis may prompt the West to see Israel with new eyes Fiamma Nirenstein January 31, 2023 Media claims that last weekend’s terror attacks in Jerusalem were an act of revenge for the deaths of nine members of … Continue reading

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