Netanyahu in China as Political Crisis Brews Back Home

ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ורעייתו שרה נתניהו נוחתים בבייג'ינג סין צילום: חיים צח / לע"מ photo by Haim Zach / GPO


Headlines from Jerusalem, 20 March 2017

“For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death” II Corinthians 7:10


Netanyahu in China as Political Crisis Brews Back Home

Israeli Prime Minister landed in Beijing China Sunday afternoon and addressed a gathering of business leaders in the evening. He spent Monday morning at the Great Hall of the People with his Chinese counterpart, Prime Minister Li Keqiang. The two leaders signed several agreements to enhance economic cooperation. Meanwhile, a number of political issues await Netanyahu when he returns home later this week.
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Israel Reportedly Assassinates Syrian Air Defense Officer

Media outlets active in Syria were reporting early Monday that Israel had hit targets in Syria belonging to the Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbollah, adding to the tense atmosphere on Israel’s northern border. The reports came a few hours after Israel’s Channel 2 reported that an Israeli UAV had struck a vehicle on a road in the Quneitra zone of southwest Syria, killing Yasser al-Sayed, a commander in the Syrian air defense forces.
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Palestinian Authority Condemns UN Actions

The Palestinian Authority reacted with outrage Sunday following the removal of a report critical of Israel from the website of the UN Economic and Social Commission in Western Asia. The report, which had been blasted by Israel and several Western governments as being blatantly biased against Israel, accused the Jewish State of being an “apartheid regime” among other charges.
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Bombing of Israeli Embassy in Argentina Commemorated

Friday saw a somber gathering in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aries to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Israeli Embassy which killed 29 civilians and wounded 242 others. Iranian agents are widely suspected of being behind the attack, although Argentinian authorities have never managed to arrest any suspects.

Iran Demanding Exception to JCPOA Clause

Amidst a storm of blisteringly hostile rhetoric from senior Iranian officials aimed at a variety of governments and private interests the clerical regime in Teheran has poor relations with, Iran sent a letter to the UN over the weekend demanding that a clause in the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement be waived. The clause stipulates that Iran transfer stocks of heavy water out of the country if its supply exceeds a certain amount it needs for the production of electricity and medical isotopes, but the official said the numbers Iran previously agreed to are unfair and need to be adjusted.


The U.S. Is Back
Eyal Zisser, Israel Hayom

The Middle East is already feeling the change. The U.S. is once again taking an active role in the region and, more importantly, Washington is once again standing by the allies and friends it had abandoned.
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INSS Analysis of Ties Between Israel and China

Ties between Israel and China embody significant growth potential for the Israeli economy that must be maximized while taking every precaution to preserve Israel’s strategic relationship with the U.S.
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ICEJ – Aliyah from China

At its height in the Middle Ages, Kaifeng’s Jewish community numbered as many as 5,000 people.  There are still some 500 Chinese Jews left in the area, and many are now interested in making aliyah to rejoin the mainstream Jewish people back in the Land of Israel.
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Feast of Tabernacles 2017: 6-11 Oct

The 2017 Feast will be an historic convocation with great prophetic significance as Israel celebrates 50 years since the reunification of Jerusalem. You don’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate this Jubilee feast in the “City of God”!
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Today’s news was written and compiled by Aaron Hecht.

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