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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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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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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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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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American Jews write letter critical of Israel’s plans to reform judiciary

TIMES OF ISRAEL 169 liberal US Jewish leaders sign letter expressing concern over Israeli government Jacob Magid February 1, 2023 A letter signed by 169 US liberal Jewish leaders and published Wednesday expressed concern over many of the policies proposed … Continue reading

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Senator Risch re-introducing UNRWA Accountability and Transparency Act which would halt agency funding until all its antisemitic issues are thoroughly addressed

ALGEMEINER Biden Admin Announces $50 Million in New UNRWA Funding Andrew Bernard February 1, 2023 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced $50 million in new funding for a UN agency that is dedicated solely to the descendants … Continue reading

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The idea of applying financial pressure on the PA to end pay-to-slay was inspired by the horrific murder of a young American Army veteran in Tel Aviv and legislated by the U.S. Congress long before the law passed Israel’s Knesset

FDD Time For Palestinian Leaders to End “Pay-to-Slay” Terror Bounties Enia Krivine January 28, 2023 Earlier this month, Israel’s new finance minister Bezalel Smotrich withheld just under $40 million of tax revenue that Israel collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA). … Continue reading

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Irfaya received no support from Palestinian groups for the murder, which shocked Israeli society and led to protests and demands to instate a death sentence for terrorists

JPOST Terrorist sentenced to life, 20 years prison for ‘cruel’ Ori Ansbacher murder Michael Starr January 29, 2023 The terrorist who raped and murdered Israeli teenager Ori Ansbacher in 2019, Arafat Irfaya, was sentenced to life in prison, another 20 … Continue reading

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