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  • Israel Celebrates 70 Years Since Rebirth With Jerusalem as Capital

    Today is the 70th Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. However, it isn’t the day that Israel was born. Rather, it is the day of Israel’s rebirth 70 years ago in its ancestral land, with Jerusalem as its capital. The day when the Jewish Nation celebrates its return to its homeland, after 2,000 years of exile. Yom Ha’atzmaut is a special day when Israel’s leaders gather in the holy capital to commemorate the special gift bestowed upon us by God through the efforts of our defense army. Celebrate with Israel and SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem!

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    Breaking from tradition, PM to speak at 70th Independence Day ceremony

    Article Courtesy: Jerusalem Online

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to give a speech at the 70th Independence Day ceremony, making him the first Prime Minister in Israel’s history to do so.

    Traditionally, the role of the main speaker at the annual torch-lighting ceremony on Independence Day is given to the Speaker of the Knesset.

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  • Holocaust Survivors Light Up Jerusalem on Yom Hashoah

    Today is Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Israel, with the official ceremonies held in Jerusalem. It is a time when Israel remembers the people who suffered and died at the hands of the Germans and their collaborators. It is also a time when Israel focuses on the strength of the Jews who fought back and directed their hearts and dreams toward surviving and returning to our homeland, with Jerusalem as our unified eternal capital. This year’s ceremony in Yad Vashem will see 6 special survivors helping light up Jerusalem with their torches, experiences and thoughts.

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    6 Holocaust survivors to light torches on memorial day

    Article Courtesy: YNet

    Holocaust Memorial Day will begin Wednesday at 8pm at the Warsaw Ghetto Square in Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, with the day’s events collectively titled, “Holocaust survivors shape memory and build a state”, interweaving with Israel’s upcoming 70th Independence Day.

    President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak at the ceremony inaugurating the day or remembrance, with six Holocaust survivors set to light torches to commemorate the the six million Jews murdered in the Nazi extermination program.

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  • Passover Haggada Connects Israel to Jerusalem Through the Millenia

    One of the highlights of the Passover Haggada is when Jews around the world celebrate our love and yearning for Jerusalem. The Haggada, read at the Seder table, sets out the details of how God, thousands of years ago, miraculously led the Jewish nation from slavery in Egypt to our homeland in Israel, with Jerusalem as our eternal unified capital. This article shares some details of a very old Haggada that was recently discovered.

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    Article Courtesy: JPost

    The Scribes of the Cairo Geniza project unveiled on Wednesday a Haggada from the 10th-11th centuries that offers a rare glimpse into the Jewish customs of the Middle Ages.

    The unique Haggada provides the Seder instructions in Judeo-Arabic, the Arabic spoken by Jews, written with Hebrew letters.

    Additionally, the blessing for washing the hands as is known today, “al netilat yadayim,” is written instead as “al rehitzat yadayim,” a subtle but significant difference indicating that the Haggada follows the Eretz Yisrael tradition of Judaism, which disappeared from the world around the 12th century.

    The Cairo Geniza is a collection of more than 400,000 Jewish texts that were found in the storeroom of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Fustat (Old Cairo) in Egypt. A geniza is a storeroom for old books, Torah scrolls and other sacred texts in the Jewish tradition.

    These texts reveal Jewish Middle Eastern and North African history and constitute one of the largest and most diverse collections of medieval manuscripts in the world.

    “The hundreds of thousands of documents from the Cairo Geniza continue to provide us with unmediated information about Jewish life in the Middle Ages,” Dr. Moshe Lavi, head of the Cairo Geniza Center at the University of Haifa, which partners with the international project Scribes of the Cairo Geniza, said on Wednesday.

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  • Celebrating the youth that defended Jewish Jerusalem under British rule

    Under British rule in the 1930s and ’40s, the old Jewish community of Jerusalem was constantly under attack from Arab nationalists. In conjunction, the British Mandate authorities instituted increasing anti-Jewish decrees, such as preventing Jews from returning to their ancient homeland and outlawing Jews from defending themselves against Arab terrorism. Regarding the Kotel (Western Wailing Wall) in Jerusalem, the British restricted access for Jews to the site and forbid them from blowing the shofar (ram’s horn) on Rosh Hashanah (New Years). A group of youth worked long and hard toward rebuilding Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem and now it’s time to celebrate them and learn their accomplishments — after 80 years…

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    ‘Platoon of the Wall’ House to reopen for first time in 80 years

    Article Courtesy: Israel National News

    Eighty years after being closed by the British, Beit Plugat Hakotel (Platoon of the Wall House) will reopen, just in time for Passover (Pesach).

    The home of Tzierei Beitar (Beitar youth) during the 1930s, the walls of the museum tell the Jewish-Zionist story of the defenders of the Western Wall and the shofar blowers active in the Old City until 1948.

    The Beit Plugat HaKotel Museum tells the story of the young members of the Beitar Movement, the Revisionist Zionist Youth Movement founded in 1923 by Zeev Jabotinsky that became the ideological forerunner of the Likud party, who resisted the increasingly anti-Jewish policies of the British Mandate as well as Arab terrorism. Beitar youth sought to defend the Jewish community living in the Old City and the Jewish connection to the Western Wall.

    Visitors to the museum will begin their tour with the sound of the shofar, which the youths ensured was blown at the Western Wall every year on Rosh Hashannah despite the British Mandate’s ban on Jews doing so. They risked lengthy prison terms to ensure the continued practice of Judaism in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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  • Jewish man murdered in Jerusalem by Muslim terrorist – Where’s the world’s outrage?

    Yesterday saw the horrific Islamic terrorist attack and murder of a Jew in the Old City of Jerusalem. Yet the world remains silent! Occasional media blurbs mention that someone was killed but usually with some dismissive comments about who he was and why he was murdered. The man, a 32-year-old father of 4 with a loving wife, was murdered in cold blood for the simple reason that he was a Jew. Even worse, his crime was that he’s a Jew in Israel’s eternal, unified capital of Jerusalem. Adding insult to injury, the Muslim terrorist was given a permit by Israel to enter for the purpose of finding work here. As thanks, the terrorist repeatedly stabbed the Jewish victim, who unfortunately died of his wounds while undergoing emergency surgery. While it is no longer a surprise, it remains upsetting and unacceptable that the main stream media and world leaders have been silent on this horrific attack. The Arab leadership will continue to demonstrate why only Israel must maintain sovereignty over the unified Jerusalem. Their terrorism will never make the only Jewish Nation give up on our national treasure and capital city. In the meantime, it is up to us to SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem!
    Photo: Adiel Coleman, may Hashem avenge his blood. Photo Courtesy: Adiel’s family

    Father of four stabbed in Jerusalem terror attack succumbs to wounds
    Article Courtesy: YNet

    A 32-year-old Israeli who was stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City multiple times in a terror attack succumbed to his wounds Sunday evening.
    The victim was evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem where he was said to be fighting for his life. Doctors battled for hours to stabilize what was described as an “extremely seriously” condition and despite being operated on, the hospital had no choice but to pronounce his death.
    The victim was identified as Adiel Coleman, a father of four from the settlement of Kokhav HaShahar in the West Bank, who was born in the Keshet community in the Golan Heights.

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  • UN Exhibit — “3,000 Years of History: Jews in Jerusalem”

    Israel is fighting back against the lies and deceit of the United Nations and terrorists who seek to erase Jewish history from Jerusalem. To that end, Israel’s ambassador to the UN teamed up with the Prime Minister and the Jerusalem Affairs Minister to inaugurate a new exhibit in the UN headquarters that proudly declares the TRUTH about Jerusalem. Check it out!

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    Article Courtesy: Jerusalem Post

    New York — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened an exhibit at the United Nations on Thursday that presents historical evidence of the Jewish people’s presence in Jerusalem centuries before the Christian era.

    Titled “3,000 Years of History: Jews in Jerusalem,” the exhibit was initiated by Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin.

    Among the archeological finds on display at UN headquarters are a 1,700-year-old seal “belonging to the governor of the city” found in the Western Wall Plaza, a seal bearing the name of King Hezekiah from the eighth century BCE, and a seventh century BCE seal with the inscription “the fifth to Netanyahu, his sons and his relatives.”

    “This is a magnificent exhibit,” the prime minister said. “There is a long history that is being cherished by us and by the friends of the Jewish people and the friends of truth and is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people, our connection to our land and our connection to our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

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  • What Would Trump’s Peace Plan Mean For Jerusalem?

    Recent reports describe a new peace initiative between Israel and the Arab world, supposedly proposed by U.S. President Trump. What would this mean for Israeli sovereignty and human rights in Jerusalem? What would it mean to Israel as a whole, in light of the terrorist leaders that continue to educate their children in hate of Jews and the destruction of the only Jewish State in the world? This article provides us with some perspective.

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    The Trump Plan – a Regional Disaster

    Article By Yehudit Katsover and Nadia Matar, Courtesy: JewishPress.com

    The Sovereignty Movement responds with shock to the reports circulating in the world press about the Trump plan for a settlement of the conflict between Israel and the PLO. The movement expresses the hope that Prime Minister Netanyahu will have the strength to stand up to the Trump administration’s “tough love”, but also warn against any disastrous plan of this sort, which would bring about the division of the Land and the establishment of a terror state in its heart.

    These things were said in response to a report in the newspaper Asharq al-Awsat (“The Middle East”, in Arabic), which presents the main points of the Trump plan, according to French sources. According to this plan, the American president will present a diplomatic plan including recognition of a Palestinian state not based on the ’67 lines, while the Jordan Valley will remain in Israeli hands, the Palestinian demand for a right of return will not be implemented and the Palestinian refugees will be compensated and remain where they are.

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  • BREAKING: US Congressmen Experience Similar Abuse Suffered by Jews on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

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    An unbelievable – and embarrassing – thing just happened on the Temple Mount, in the heart of Israel’s capital city of Jerusalem. United States Congressmen David McKinley (R) of West Virginia and Scott Tipton (R) of Colorado along with their wives were visiting Judaism’s holiest site in the world, the Temple Mount, when they were detained by the police. Exactly what was their “crime” you might ask? Picking up a small olive twig from the ground! Yes, you read that correctly… One of the gentlemen picked up a twig! Did the honorable US representatives deface property or steal something? No, not at all. In fact, the twig was laying, half dead, on the ground when one of the congressmen innocently picked it up. He had no idea that this could become an international incident, sparking the need for a police investigation and detainment.

    You see, the Islamic Waqf that was granted permission by Israel to “administer” the Temple Mount since the Six Day War in 1967, feels insulted when a non-Muslim does something – anything – that they may construe as religious in nature. Exactly what does that mean practically? Well, the Muslims demand that Israeli police arrest any non-Muslim that tries to pray, bow down or even move his lips in a way that appears to be a prayer. Jews, Christians, Buddhists, atheists and all other non-Muslims are forbidden from bringing religious or non-approved objects onto the Temple Mount. No prayer book, the Bible or even something mundane like an Israeli flag or a Christian cross is allowed to be carried onto the mountain according to the Waqf (and enforced by the Israeli police). The police conduct a full search of non-Muslims who want to enter the Temple Mount, including metal detectors, X-Rays of bags and insistence on removing absolutely everything that may be construed as religious. Prior to ascending the site, police read off the “rules” where they explain the long list of things a non-Muslim is not allowed to do. Of course, Muslims are allowed to do any and all of these things. Did you know that a Jew isn’t allowed to take a sip of water on the Temple Mount, for fear that he or she may say a blessing over it? Did you also know that Muslims – and all other faiths, for that matter – are permitted to pray and bring whatever they want (aside from weapons, of course) to the Kotel (Western Wailing Wall) and everywhere else in Israel?

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  • Head of ‘Palestinian Authority’ Tries to Deny Jerusalem’s Jewish Identity

    The leader of the ‘Palestinian Authority’ (PA), Mahmoud Abbas, has tried everything in his power to deny Jewish history in Jerusalem. At times it’s laughable and other times it’s insulting. Sometimes it’s just outright bizarre. The PA has proven time and again that it has no intention to create peace with Israel or provide free access to the holy sites of Jerusalem. They have proven that they are not to be trusted with any part of Jerusalem. In a recent speech the head of the PA simply leaves out any reference to the Jewish Nation’s ancient roots in the holy city. Well, it’s our job to call him out on this ridiculous attempt at denying the facts of history! The Jewish People have been in Jerusalem longer than the Muslim religion has even been around! Jerusalem has been the capital of the modern State of Israel for nearly 70 years and the eternal unified capital of the Jewish People for 3,000 years! Please help us SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem!

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    Article Courtesy: Times of Israel

    US peace envoy blasts Abbas for failure to mention Jerusalem’s Jewish connection

    American Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt on Thursday slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for failing to mention Judaism’s connection to Jerusalem in a speech this week.

    Speaking at the Jerusalem Capital of Muslim Youth 2018 festival in Ramallah on Tuesday, Abbas repeatedly emphasized that Jerusalem was a city for Muslims and Christians, without mentioning any of the city’s extensive Jewish history.

    “Pres. Abbas states about Jerusalem: ‘it is Arab, Muslim, and Christian.’ And makes no mention of any Jewish ties. Nothing peaceful or productive can come from statements like this,” Greenblatt said in a series of tweets.

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  • Is Israel Using Archeology and Facts to ‘Modify’ Jerusalem’s History?

    This one would be funny if it weren’t so scary… The European Union has actually claimed that Israel is trying to “modify the historical narrative” of Jerusalem. And how do they say Israel is doing this? By showing the world the truth and archeology — literally the facts on the ground in Jerusalem!

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    EU Slams Israel for ‘Touristic Settlement’ of Historic Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: United With Israel

    By: JNS.org and United with Israel Staff

    A European Union (EU) report leaked to The Guardian expressed ire over Israeli tourism development in and around Jerusalem’s Old City, calling ongoing Israeli infrastructure improvements a form of “touristic settlement.”

    The EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem issued a report warning that the development of Israeli tourism in the ancient City of David, currently located within a Palestinian neighborhood, and a planned cable car that would transport tourists to the Western Wall (Kotel), which is within the Old City, were “a political tool to modify the historical narrative and to support, legitimize, and expand settlements.”

    The report asserts that the projects promote the “historic continuity of the Jewish presence in the area at the expense of other religions and cultures.”

    The Europeans, through votes at international forums, have repeatedly denied the Jews’ connection to Jerusalem.

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