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Posts Tagged: Land of Israel

June 7, 2016 6:02 am

Conflicting Claims to the Land of Israel: What Every Yeshiva Boy Studying Basic Talmud Knows

One of the great tragedies of the modern Jewish state is that the Zionist movement, which birthed it, was (and still largely is) dominated almost...

November 5, 2014 6:48 pm

Israel Surrenders the Temple Mount

Since Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, ending nearly two thousand years of Jewish exile and dispersion, only one other moment has rivaled its...

January 24, 2014 2:11 am

The ‘Homeland’ is the Homeland History Exhibit’s Rightful Home

The group of 22 Arab states that persuaded UNESCO to cancel a Simon Wiesenthal Center exhibit on the Jewish people's 3,500-year homeland connection awakened far more...

January 17, 2014 2:56 pm

World Jewish Congress: UNESCO Cancellation of Jewish Exhibit ‘Endorsed Arab Rejectionism’

International Jewish human rights group, the World Jewish Congress (WJC), lambasted UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, after the UN body pulled a Jewish...

January 16, 2014 7:53 pm

UNESCO Pulls Jewish Exhibit After Last Minute Protest From Arab League

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, has pulled a Jewish exhibit two years in the making, entitled "People, Book, Land - The 3,500 Year...

January 16, 2014 12:23 pm

Tu B’Shevat Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

1.  Judaism stipulates four New Years, one of them is the New Year for the trees, Tu Bishvat (Arbor Day), the 15th day of the month...

July 3, 2013 10:55 am

A ‘P’alestinian Inconvenient Truth

In the ongoing "battle of the narratives" between Israel and the Palestinians, one minor, but telling, detail rarely gets mentioned:  the Arabic alphabet, the abjad,...

May 10, 2013 12:31 pm

Church of Scotland Agrees to Amend Controversial Report on Israel

The Church of Scotland has agreed to amend a recent controversial report on Israel, The Guardian reported. Senior church leaders have agreed to amend the official report...

March 20, 2013 8:53 am

Full Transcript: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Welcomes President Obama to Israel

Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech welcoming U.S. President Obama on his first trip to Israel as U.S. president....

March 6, 2013 10:13 am

Ideologists: In Defense of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid

In political parties and youth movements an ideology is taught to be sacred, as a way of life - something which is important, is a...

February 7, 2013 2:22 pm

Where Should President Obama Visit When He Goes to Israel?

Just hours after the announcement that President Obama would visit Israel, the U.S. ambassador in Tel Aviv, Daniel Shapiro, gave several interviews to...

January 22, 2013 9:24 am

Naftali Bennett Outlines His Policies in Keynote Dinner Speech (VIDEO)

Naftali Bennett, the leader of Israel's rising Jewish Home party, gave the keynote speech at Beit Orot Yeshiva's recent annual dinner in New York. Speaking...

December 24, 2012 6:41 pm

Rhetorical Style in Israel’s Declaration of Independence

On a warm Friday afternoon in May, shortly before the Sabbath's arrival, a black chauffer-driven vehicle pulls up in front of 16 Rothschild Boulevard in...

December 18, 2012 10:42 pm

Jewish Condition, “New” Antisemitism Considered in Edward Alexander’s ‘The State of the Jews’ (INTERVIEW)

Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington, is the author of the new book, "The State of the Jews: A Critical...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...