By Maayan Lubel
Receding Sea of Galilee May Need Real Miracle To Survive
On the shimmering Sea of Galilee, where the Christian gospels say Jesus walked on water, 150 Nigerian pilgrim sing and dance to an African beat. Reverend Samuel Tunde Ogunmodede, said he and his congregation had come to see what they had, until now, only read about in the scriptures. “We came here to seek the…
ANALYSIS: Benjamin Netanyahu Rolls the Dice With Push To ‘Legalize’ Illegal Settlements
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support for a bill that would legalize Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank is seen in Israel as another feint in a power struggle within his ruling right-wing coalition. But critics in Israel and abroad who are alarmed by the legislation fear Netanyahu’s machinations aimed at…
Israel Seizes Palestinian Land — Thumbs Nose at Europe by Destroying Aid Structures
Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation. In an email sent to Reuters, COGAT, a unit of Israel’s Defence Ministry, said the political decision to…
Rift Widens Between Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Miliitary Over Palestinians
Two months into a wave of stabbings, shootings and vehicle attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis, gaps are emerging between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the military and intelligence chiefs over what is driving the violence. The rifts raise questions about whether the right tactics are being used to quell the unrest, the most sustained that Israel,…
British Foreign Secretary Spars With Bibi on Iran Deal
An on-camera, testy exchange between British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid bare on Thursday tensions over the nuclear deal between foreign powers and Iran. A day after telling Britain’s parliament that Israel would not have been satisfied with any accord with Iran, Hammond met with Netanyahu to try and…
Deep in Underground Tunnels, Mohammed Deif Shapes Hamas’ War With Israel
(Reuters) — Israeli assassination attempts may have left him badly hurt and driven him deep underground, but Mohammed Deif, the shadowy leader of Hamas’ armed wing in the Gaza Strip, has emerged as a mastermind of the war with Israel. As chief strategist behind a network of tunnels under Israel’s border, Deif caught his powerful enemy…
Admit it, American Jewish establishment: Peter Beinart was right
Robert Kraft will spend $25 million running ads against antisemitism. Is this the right way to protect Jews?
Are Israeli generals more left-wing than their own government?
Evangelicals love to compare Trump to King David — but just how similar are they?
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