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Australia Cancels Its Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

This last week, Australia’s government made some very controversial statements in regards to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.  On Monday, the Guardian reported that Australia had “Quietly dropped its recognition of the west part of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” despite the decision adopted by Scott Morrison’s government after the US embassy was moved from...
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Tzitzit Saved the Life of a Bus Crash Victim

The scene of the deadly bus crash in Jerusalem on Thursday, August 11, 2022 (photo credit: Ohad Zwigenberg) Last week, a United Hatzalah EMT who witnessed a deadly bus crash in Jerusalem sprang into action, using his tzitzit for a tourniquet. Shalom Klein, a United Hatzalah EMT, was standing at the bus stop on Shamgar...
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The Birth of a Movement in Israel

In a recent interview with Arutz Sheva, former envoy Jason Greenblatt said that Biden’s views on Jerusalem were actually inconsistent with U.S. law. A new poll here in Israel gives us an update on what elections might look like in November. A powerful explosive was disarmed in southern Israel by Israeli police after being discovered...
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Thousands Flood Jerusalem’s Streets After Borders Open

Even though Israel’s skies opened on March 1st, 2022, the country remained strangely empty for several months. During Passover in mid-April, I was in Jerusalem, and the streets were very quiet. The two years of the pandemic left Israel with very few tourists, and people were challenged to believe that Israel was really open, not...
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Is the U.S. Going to Make Jerusalem Into a Palestinian State?

In March of 2019, President Donald Trump made a very bold move and shut down the United States consulate in Jerusalem that served as an embassy to the Palestinians. This decision came only months after making the historic decision to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the Holy City as Israel’s capital. ...
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Why Teach Your Kids to Hate?

On Wednesday morning, December 8th, a fifteen-year-old Arab girl crept up behind a Jewish mother walking to school with her children, and stabbed her in the back with a knife. The husband of the woman who was injured, Dvir Cohen, was on reserve duty in the IDF and was therefore not around when the incident...
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Modern-Day Greeks and Maccabees

Shalom and Chanukah Sameach! Have you ever considered why the Greeks went to such great lengths in their efforts to conquer the Jewish people? Would you not agree that sending hundreds of thousands of troops to take out a small band of rebels is a little overkill?  This war was very different from previous attacks...
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A Self-Sacrificing Knight, or a Terrorist Who Killed a Jew?

Israel is reeling from the first terrorist attack since the war with Gaza in May, in which an Israeli citizen has been killed. May God bring comfort to the family of Eliyahu Kay, and may his memory be a blessing.  Instead of going through the details of the attack, which we covered in detail on...
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Curse or Contempt by the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem?

Perfectly in line with last week’s Torah Portion, the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem has shown their blatant contempt for God’s promise given to Abraham.  Mount of Olives Greek Orthodox Church of Bethphage Everyone is familiar with God’s promise to Abraham: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses...
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Reflections in Jerusalem on the Saddest Day of the Year

Today is considered to be the saddest day of the year on the Hebrew calendar, even more so than Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Why? Today is the 9th of Av, a day on which both temples were destroyed as well as a day which marks a remarkable number of other tragedies that befell the...
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