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  • Fight Back Against Arab Lies About Jerusalem!
    Outrageous as it sounds, the Arab extremist’s lies that Jerusalem has no Jewish history has become even more mainstream in recent years. The Arab media proudly broadcast these claims and it is slowly being picked up by the English-speaking main stream media worldwide. We must clearly, constantly and loudly fight back for the TRUTH of Jerusalem’s eternal Jewish history!

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    Prominent Israeli archaeologist refutes Arab media claims that he said Jerusalem wasn’t Jewish (update)

    Article Courtesy: Elder of Zion

    Lately, Palestinian Arabic media have been making a bold claim.
    Raia al-Youm writes,
    Even before its establishment in Europe, the Zionist movement used to claim that Palestine is the “Promised Land” and that the Jews are “God’s chosen people.” And the heresy of Jerusalem as a “completely Jewish city,” invaded the Western world, which eventually led the former US President, Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the Jewish people, and ordered the transfer of Washington’s embassy in the entity to occupied Jerusalem.
    In this context, the famous Israeli archaeologist Israel Finkelstein (72 years old) from Tel Aviv University, once again appeared to dismantle these allegations, denying the existence of any connection to the Jews in Jerusalem, as he put it.

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  • Honoring a Hero Jerusalem Police Officer

    Seven years ago today a hero Jerusalem police officer named Zidan Saif z”l was shot and killed in an Islamic terrorist attack. The officer rushed in to protect civilian Jewish worshipers who were being attacked by Muslim terrorists who stormed a synagogue in the middle of morning prayers. The police officer was a Druze man […]

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  • There’s Only One Sovereign Nation In Jerusalem
    Israel has made it clear to the world — there’s only one sovereign nation in Jerusalem. The holy city of Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal unified capital. It cannot be divided or invaded by a foreign entity.

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    Israel Notifies US: No Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem, but Maybe Somewhere Else

    Article Courtesy: United With Israel

    Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told reporters on Saturday night that they formally notified the U.S. of their objections to an American consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem.
    The two leaders, along with Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman, were holding a press conference on the state budget when the subject turned to the consulate. Knesset lawmakers passed state budgets for 2021 and 2022 on Thursday night.
    According to numerous reports, the administration of President Joe Biden planned to wait until after a budget was passed before pressing Israel on the consulate issue. Failure to pass a budget by November 14 would have automatically triggered snap elections and put American diplomacy on hold for months. With the budget out of the way, Bennett and Lapid are apparently trying to pre-empt renewed U.S. demands.

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  • Jerusalem Marathon :: Running Through Israel’s History
    Today is the annual Jerusalem marathon. The track runs through beautiful areas of Jerusalem and draws upon Israel’s rich history in its eternal unified capital…

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    10th Jerusalem Winner Marathon: Running Through 3,000 Years of History

    Article Courtesy: Boulder Jewish News

    The 10th Jerusalem International Winner Marathon will be held on October 29th, with the participation of tens of thousands of runners from around Israel and the world.
    The traditional marathon includes a track through breathtaking scenery, which integrates a challenge to the runners and spectacular landscapes that tell the story of Jerusalem throughout the city’s 3,000 years in existence: The Israel Museum, the Supreme Court, the seat of Israel’s presidency, the walls of the old city and the Armenian Quarter, the Tower of David, the Khan theater, the Sultan’s Pool and more.

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  • Can The U.S. So Simply Open a Consulate for Arabs in Jerusalem?
    The current United States administration has been rattling its swords with demands to open a special U.S. consulate in Jerusalem. The expressed purpose is the servicing of Arabs living in Israel’s territories. However, it is clear that the move is an attempt to undermine Israel’s sovereignty in its eternal unified capital. The question remains, can they legally do so against Israel’s desire and based on established U.S. policy?

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    The American Consulate in Jerusalem – the Bottom Line

    Article Courtesy: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

    The complexity and delicacy of the consulate issue are being compounded by the Palestinian leadership’s statements. They are turning the case into a symbolic focal point in their claims to re-divide Jerusalem and to cancel the former administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.

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  • Should Jews Be Allowed To Pray In The Middle Of Jerusalem?
    It’s a bizarre question that should never have to be asked… Unfortunately, however, the question is ‎quite relevant in Israel today due to Muslim extremists who riot and believe that Jewish prayer should ‎be banned in center of Jerusalem. Had someone even suggested that ‎another religion or group should be banned in any other city of the world, the response would be certain and ‎overwhelming condemnation. What is more indicative of Israeli sovereignty in its eternal unified capital other than freedom of prayer and religion in the Jewish nation’s most holy site on earth? Alas, the biases against the sovereign nation of Israel is so ingrained and widespread ‎that many don’t even hesitate to attack Jews and Israel for providing such basic rights of freedom of religion and prayer. Sadly, the hate toward the Jewish faith runs so deep that even left-wing Israeli newspapers join in. See this article for more.‎..

    Photo of Peaceful Jewish Prayer on Jerusalem’s Har HaBayit (Temple Mount). Photo Credit: OneJ.org Staff

    Jewish Prayer Should Be Permitted on the Temple Mount

    Article Courtesy: The Media Line

    In the wake of a Magistrates’ Court ruling in Jerusalem this past week, the news from Islamic sources appears ominous and quite threatening.
    Turkey has condemned it, “strongly.” The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced that it will “further encourage fanatic circles” and “cause new tensions.” The Egyptian Foreign Ministry denounced it and expressed “its extreme concern for the repercussions of such a court ruling and its impact on the security and stability in the region.” The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization warned of the consequences of the decision and the Palestine National Council (PNC) considered the ruling “a direct and explicit aggression against the sole right of Muslims.”

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  • Israeli Court: Allow Jewish Prayer on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount
    This is a significant pronouncement by an Israeli court recognizing and protecting the basic and inherent right of a Jew to pray on the Temple Mount in the heart of Jerusalem! The Temple Mount is the site of the First and Second Holy Temples that were built by the ancient Israelites thousands of years ago. Precisely due to this fact, Jerusalem was crowned as Israel’s eternal unified capital and is at the very center of Jewish prayer for thousands of years!

    Photo of Jewish Prayer on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Photo Credit: OneJ.org Staff

    Court approves of silent Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

    Article Courtesy: JWire

    Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court Justice Bilha Yahalom accepted on Wednesday an appeal by Rabbi Aryeh Lippo against the police’s ban on his visits to the Temple Mount and ordered it to shorten the ban and allow him to return to his prayers there. He was initially banned by the police for his practice of praying on the Temple Mount.
    “His daily arrival at the Temple Mount indicates that this is a matter of principle and substance for him,” she noted.

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  • Linking Jerusalem, a Coin and the Succot Lulav
    What do these things have to do with each other and how are they connected to ancient Israel? The holy capital city of Jerusalem is the center of the Jewish identity. Ancient coins found in Jerusalem share the story of Jerusalem’s centrality. These coins often bear the images of ancient lulav and etrog sets — the four species that are taken during the seven-day holiday of Succot. It is a holiday that has been celebrated throughout the milenia by the Jews and continues through today. Let’s learn more…

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    Shaken By The Lulav

    Article Courtesy: Rationalist Judaism by Rabbi Dr. Natan Slifkin

    There are many aspects of Judaism which make people feel uncomfortable. The mitzvah of arba minim sometimes falls into that category. Shaking a bunch of branches ritualistically feels not just mystical, but even pagan. Yet from a rationalist perspective, it’s not about influencing metaphysical forces, but rather summoning certain ideas in one’s own mind. Still, in today’s urbanized society which is very far removed from the plant kingdom and the agricultural cycle, even that may feel somewhat “alien” to some people.
    But I’d like to suggest an entirely different way of framing things. There is a tendency to miss the forest for the palm trees. Why not focus on the bigger picture?
    A recent article in the New York Times stated that “Many Palestinians consider the Aqsa compound the embodiment of Palestinian identity, the animating force behind the aspiration for a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.” Indeed, that is true. However, the Aqsa compound has been the embodiment of Palestinian identity for a couple of decades. What the New York Times failed to mention is that the Temple and Jerusalem has been the embodiment of Jewish identity for two orders of magnitude greater than that.

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  • The Dangers of Letting Islamic Extremists Claim Sovereignty Over Even Part of Jerusalem
    The moment you allow Islamic extremists to steal even an inch, they won’t stop until they have destroyed Israel’s eternal unified capital of Jerusalem…

    Illustrative photo courtesy: The Temple Institute

    WHEN THERE ARE NO JEWS ON THE TEMPLE MOUNT

    Article Courtesy: The Temple Institute

    What happens when there are no Jews on the Temple Mount? Last week 6 convicted terrorists, each with innocent blood on their hands, escaped from an Israeli prison, (4 have since been recaptured). On Friday, the day for Muslim prayer on the Temple Mount, when Jews are not on the Mount and the police presence is minimal, Arabs on the Mount were celebrating the escape of the terrorists, (none had be recaptured at the time). In the photos they are waving a Palestinian flag while chanting terror slogans.

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  • Rosh Hashanah :: All Eyes on Jerusalem
    This year’s census of Jewish people around the world, including in Israel shows some significant increases and changes. The statistics show over 15 million Jews throughout the world with nearly 7 million living in their homeland of Israel. There’s one thing that unites the faith-based Jewish Nation no matter where they are throughout the world, especially on Rosh Hashanah — we all pray with our hearts and thoughts directed toward Israel’s eternal unified capital of Jerusalem!

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    On Eve of Rosh Hashanah Israel’s Population Increases to Almost 9.4 Million People

    Article Courtesy: Algemeiner

    On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s population numbered almost 9.4 million people, growing by 146,000 people from the year before, according to figures published by the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday.

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