Headlines from Jerusalem, 24 April 2017

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led the nation in Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) events at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Sunday evening. During his remarks, he said among other things that although widespread anti-Semitism and apathy about war crimes and genocidal governments is still a fact of life 72 years after the Holocaust, Jewish weakness is not.
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Iran Rattles Sabre and Blames US for Tensions

Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement over the weekend saying, among other things, that U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to create an excuse for violating the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal but the clerical regime in Teheran is determined not to let that happen. Also over the weekend, an Iranian aerospace company presented what it called a domestically produced stealth-capable fighter aircraft, but Western experts were quick to point out the structural and mechanical flaws evident in the airframe of the plane, dismissing it as a public relations gimmick for internal Iranian consumption.
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Reports Indicate Israeli Airstrike in Syria

Reports out of Syria indicate that an Israeli strike on a training camp for a militia aligned with the regime of President Bashar Assad in the Syrian zone of the Golan Heights Sunday evening killed three fighters and wounded two others. The IDF did not comment on the reports, which came two days after it announced that it had carried out retaliatory strikes for mortar shells which landed in Israeli territory.

Israeli Athlete Wins Bronze Medal

Israeli gymnast Alex Shatilov collected a bronze medal, his seventh career medal, at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships on Saturday evening. Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev called Shatilov, telling him “You brought great pride to Israeli sport and to the State of Israel once more.”

Stabbing Attack in Tel Aviv Leaves Four Wounded

A terrorist stabbing attack occurred in the lobby of the Leonardo Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv hotel Sunday afternoon, resulting in four Israelis wounded and the terrorist, an 18 year old Palestinian man from Nablus, arrested. A police spokesperson said the incident was under investigation and a gag order had been placed on it.

Hunger Strike by Palestinian Prisoners Fizzling Out

The “hunger strike” by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, launched with much fanfare and controversy last week, has already begun to fizzle out, with dozens of prisoners announcing they were ending their fast over the weekend. Fatah, the political faction which dominates the Palestinian Authority, has called for a general strike on Thursday and a “Day of Rage” on Friday to show solidarity with the prisoners, but Israeli officials monitoring the situation dismissed this saying that ordinary Palestinians have shown little enthusiasm for political theatrics.


A Dangerous Malady: Islamophobia-phobia
Dr. Max Singer, BESA

The term “Islamophobia” was coined to refer to hostility to, or excessive fear of, Islam. Avoiding prejudice against Muslims is a noble cause, but carried too far, the fear of Islamophobia prevents a realistic response to Islamism’s attacks on the West.
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Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day 2017

Visit the website of Yad Vashem to see video testimonies of survivors and other materials to help educate the next generation about this historical event and efforts to ensure that it is never repeated.
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Christian Friends of Yad Vashem

Christian Friends of Yad Vashem (CFYV) was founded in October 2006 in partnership with the ICEJ in order to educate Christians about the universal lessons of the Holocaust.
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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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