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  • Jerusalem Caught in the Middle of Arab Multinational Politics
    Various Arab countries throughout the world have political disagreements with one another. More specifically, they have brewing arguments with the “palestinian authority.” And, in turn, these issues manifest themselves in ways that directly affect Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. This article explains more…

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    How Fault Lines in the PA and the Arab World Affect Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: JCPA.org

    In a general sense, east Jerusalem is disengaging from Ramallah and the West Bank and connecting with Israel. However, tensions over the Temple Mount are hard to control and may change this situation completely. The process of connecting to Israel shapes the city, but undermining the order on the Temple Mount may affect the whole of Jerusalem.
    The process of connecting east Jerusalem to Israel runs parallel to the crumbling of the Palestinian Authority. Divided Hebron has close connections with Jordan, there is tension between Jenin and Ramallah, and Ramallah, which represents the “Palestinian concept” more than anywhere else, vigilantly watches over a headstrong Nablus, following the appointment of prime ministers from Nablus.

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  • Jerusalem to Host International Security Summit
    Jerusalem is gearing up to host a security summit amongst Israel, the United States and Russia. This is promising to be an important meeting, full of expectation and tension, especially in light of the recently released “Deal of the Century” plan. The Trump administration’s plan is filled with economic considerations that attempt to direct the Muslim Arabs toward peace. However, it has been pointed out that the plan… “Being an economic plan, it specifically doesn’t address what happens to all the terrorists with their guns and rockets, and the generations poisoned by a government-run education system and government-run media dedicated to the vision of destroying and replacing Israel.” (quote from Joe the Settler as published in The Jewish Press). At the same time, we are watching ever-increasing tension between Iran and the U.S. The article below explains more. So, we will see where this security summit leads us…

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    Bolton arrives in Israel ahead of ‘unprecedented’ security summit in Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: i24News

    United States National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Saturday to take part in a historic security summit in Jerusalem with Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, and Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolay Patrushev.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is expected to take part in the “discussion about regional security issues,” has called the meeting “unprecedented.”

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  • Literally Digging Jerusalem’s Jewish History Out of the Ground
    There’s little more exciting in the world than literally digging indisputable TRUTH right out of the ground — and disproving the lies and deceit of the Muslim extremist world! This article explains…

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    How Ancient Coins and Seals Prove the Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: Honest Reporting

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has shifted over the last decades from trying to destroy Israel with the help of neighboring Arab armies to the Palestinian leadership and its supporters seeking to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist. A primary focus of this effort has been an attempt to disconnect the Jewish people from having any historical connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Convincing the world that the Jewish people have no connection to this disputed area further cements the narrative that Israel is an occupying force in this land, and especially in Jerusalem.
    The one problem facing the Palestinians and this narrative is that it is outright false. Aside from the fact that the Koran itself ambiguously recognized that God promised the land of Israel to the Jews, archaeological digs have uncovered coins and seals that make it clear that the Jewish people lived in the land of Israel thousands of years ago.

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  • How The Arab Leadership Deals With Facts In Jerusalem
    It’s the ultimate irony when the “palestinian authority” accuses Israel of using archaeology to falsify the facts of Jewish history in Jerusalem and all of Israel. The Arab leadership here have long used lies and deceipt to deal with the uncomfortable facts of Israel’s ancient and current history. No amount of twisting reality can change the facts for the made up “palestinians.” The only nation to have ever created Jerusalem as their capital city is the Jewish Nation. The Arabs conquered the land many centuries ago and left it all but desolate and destroyed during their reign. However, they only did so many centuries AFTER the first and second ancient Israelite commonwealth time periods… times when Jerusalem was universally recognized as Israel’s eternal unified capital. And… the Jewish Nation returned to our ancient homeland and re-established modern Israel in exactly the same location. Those are the facts and archeological finds throughout the city prove it!

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    PA: Israel trying to falsify history

    Article Courtesy: Arutz7

    The Palestinian Authority’s foreign affairs bureau on Tuesday called on the United Nations, and specifically UNESCO and the World Travel & Tourism Council, to take legal and moral responsibility for Israel’s archaeological excavations in “occupied Palestinian lands” and to establish an international commission of inquiry on this issue.

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  • Yom Yerushalayim Celebrations Coming Up!
    Sunday of this coming week is Yom Yerushalayim — the day we celebrate the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital. It is a day where we remember and appreciate how we were able to return to all parts of the city after 19 years of Jordanian occupation of the eastern half. Throughout the milenia the city of Jerusalem was always one unified city — there was no notion of a western or eastern side. It was only in 1948, when Israel was defending itself against the unprovoked attacks of multiple Arab armies, that newly created Jordan conquered the eastern section of the city. During the next 19 years of occupation by Jordanian forces, the Jordanians destroyed as much of Jewish history as they possibly could. Finally, in 1967, during the Six Day War, Israel was able to reunify the city as Israel’s capital. This year, one of the Yom Yerushalayim celebrations will feature a special rabbi who heroically defended himself and his congregation from an antisemitic attack in Poway, California. He is a man who understands the importance of defending the Jewish People and the holy capital of Jerusalem! This article shares more…

    Photo Courtesy: The Temple Institute

    Rabbi Goldstein From Poway Chabad to Speak at Ateret Cohanim Annual Dinner

    Article Courtesy: Breaking Israel News

    Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of the Chabad of Poway, whose synagogue was attacked by a terrorist gunman on the last day of Passover, will be the featured speaker at the annual Yom Yerushalayim celebration dinner of American Friends of Ateret Cohanim / Jerusalem Chai. The dinner is the main fundraising event of the American Friends, whose support is critical to the work of Ateret Cohanim in the so-called Muslim and Christian Quarters of east Jerusalem. For nearly four decades, Ateret Cohanim has painstakingly brought Jewish life back (inch by inch) to the areas that became “Judenrein” after the fall of the Old Yishuv in the 1948 War of Independence. The dinner will be held at 6:00 PM at the Marriot Marquis in midtown Manhattan on Thursday night, May 30th.

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  • Arabs try legal pressure on U.S. in continuing bid to deny basic truth about Jerusalem
    The Muslim extremists that control the “Palestinian Authority” (PA) continue to deny the basic truth about Jerusalem. They continue to pretend that the holy city has no Jewish history. Anyone who knows even the most basic thing about world history know that Jerusalem has been the Jewish People’s capital for thousands of years. It is this basic truth that led to the United States’ moving of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The PA has continued its campaign of lies and is attempting to use political and international legal entities to advance their lies. This article explains…

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    Palestinians seek UN court order to remove US Embassy from Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: Israel Hayom

    In a bid to amass international pressure to remove the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday submitted a list of charges against Washington to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice.

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  • Yom Ha’atzmaut :: Israel’s Celebration of Renewed Independence in Our Ancient Homeland
    Today is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. As every year, the official state ceremonies are centered in Jerusalem. We celebrate Israel’s 71st anniversary of our renewed independence in our ancient homeland, with Jerusalem as our unified eternal capital. Below is a wonderful article listing 71 + 1 reasons that we love Israel… see how many of them revolve around Jerusalem!

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    Article Courtesy: JPost

    Israel’s Watergen machine that pulls water out of thin air was sent to California firefighters at the 2018 Camp Fire, the state’s most destructive wildfire ever.
    2. Families from the Hadar Ganim neighborhood of Petah Tikva went south to Moshav Shuba to plant trees and set up a communal public garden after the fire damage caused by kites from Gaza.
    3. The American Theater Wing’s Tony Award for best musical went to The Band’s Visit, based on a funky Israeli movie.
    4. The original plot of The Band’s Visit hinges on a bus information clerk who misunderstands the Egyptian visitor’s pronunciation of “Petah Tikva.”
    5. Petah Tikva, the “mother of all settlements,” is Israel’s leading city in terms of positive migration and the most in demand measured by mortgage requests.
    6. The Jerusalem YMCA has a kosher certificate.
    7. The Israeli television series On the Spectrum won the top prize at the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France.
    8. The Israel TV series Shtisel, about a religious family in the Geula neighborhood in Jerusalem, has become a cult favorite on Netflix.
    9. In 1882, Baron Edmond (Benjamin) de Rothschild sent French experts to survey the land, and sent his own viticulturists to plant vineyards. Today new wineries are being opened by French immigrants.
    10. An IDF soldier who found the afikomen at his army base’s Passover Seder was rewarded with a day’s leave/freedom.

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  • The Past, Present and Future of Jerusalem
    In a world of conflicting “facts” and “narratives” it’s important to come back to the basics. Jerusalem’s past and present are not open for debate. It has a history based on facts. It has a present based on reality. And it has a future based on truth and justice. We are proud of all of it! Read more below and please SHARE the TRUTH about Jerusalem!

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    Archaeology, the City of David, and the Future of Jerusalem

    Article Courtesy: Mosaic Magazine

    A few weeks ago, archaeologists announced the discovery in Jerusalem of clay seals from the 6th century BCE that appear to have belonged to one of the courtiers of King Josiah mentioned in the biblical book of Kings. The discoveries were the product of ongoing excavations of an area known as the City of David, thought to be the main part of Jerusalem in First Temple times. Persistently denying all of the facts of Jewish history in the land of Israel, pro-Palestinian activists have condemned the excavations as the work of “settlers” trying to undermine their claims to Jerusalem. Jonathan Tobin writes:
    Critics of the City of David Foundation, [which oversees the excavations and the concomitant preservations efforts], are also against its activities because they believe that the area should be part of a future Palestinian state. They say that the development of the site and the digs are part of an effort to prevent a redivision of Jerusalem that would enable the Palestinian Authority to put its capital in the city. . .
    [T]he effort to delegitimize the work at the City of David points to a basic problem: . . . if you’re going to deny Jewish rights to the place where King David and his descendants ruled their ancient kingdom, then you can deny them any place in the country. And that is what Palestinians have continued to do. Their effort to treat the City of David or even the Western Wall as linked to Jewish myths rather than to the beginning of Jewish civilization is inextricably linked to their refusal to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state, no matter where its borders might be drawn.
    Nor can it be argued that in a two-state solution, the Palestinians could be trusted to safeguard historical sites such as these. Just this week, evidence surfaced of ancient tombs in the Jericho area—territory that is governed by the Palestinian Authority—being looted by local Arabs. This is a commonplace occurrence throughout the [Palestinian-administered] territories; the region’s ancient Jewish heritage is being systematically destroyed by those out to make a profit or whose main goal is to eradicate the abundant evidence of the ancient Jewish ties to this land.

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  • Passover :: Next Year in Built-up Jerusalem!

    Illustrative Photo Credit: Passover Haggadah by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives [License]

    For thousands of years, since the destruction of the holy Jewish Temples in Jerusalem, the Jewish nation has longed to return and rebuild. The special Pesach (Passover) Seder meal famously includes the joyous singing of “L’Shanah Habah B’Yerushalayim Hab’nuyah!” — “Next Year in the built-up Jerusalem!” This is a declaration made into song that has been recited and sung at the Seder for thousands of years. This represented several things, including the return of the Jewish people to our Land, with Jerusalem as its unified eternal capital. It represented the importance and centrality that Jerusalem always held and always will hold in the lives of the Israelites until this day. We are not satisfied with merely returning to Jerusalem but rather look forward to fully rebuilding and developing the city. The declaration represents the understanding that the central Mitzvah (Commandments) of the holiday is the bringing of the Korban Pesach (Passover Offering) in the rebuilt Holy Temple in the center of Jerusalem. It is testament to the importance and centrality of Jerusalem to the nation — and very much explains why Jerusalem was chosen as the modern State of Israel’s capital… just as it always has been!
    We wish everyone a very happy Pesach from Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal, unified capital!
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  • Israel’s Democratic Elections :: The Knesset Sits in Jerusalem

    Illustrative Photo Credit: Israel’s Ballot Slips by Ari Bronstein [License]

    Today is Israel’s national elections. It is part of the democratic process that provides the nation with pride, as they choose the next leadership for the Knesset — Israel’s parliament that’s located in Jerusalem. All citizens of Israel, including Jews, Muslims and Christians, are eligible to vote. It is the ONLY democratic elections held anywhere in the Middle East, including in the “Palestinian” controlled areas. The leadership of the “Palestinian” Arabs has refused to hold elections since 2005, despite promises in the past to do so every 4 years. The current leader of the “Palestinian Authority” (PA) is 14 years into what was supposed to be a 4 year term!
    This same Muslim leadership that refuses to hold elections is the leadership that insists on taking control over Jerusalem. They make promises of peace and security but the facts tell a very different story. In fact, the PA is not unique in their lack of democracy. It is a story that is repeated throughout the Muslim and Arab world.
    In contrast, Israel holds its democracy as a very high value. The country holds elections for Knesset at least every 5 years, with every citizen’s vote counting equally. It is a way of government that was chosen by Israel due to its value placed on freedom. It is also not by chance that Jerusalem was chosen as the seat of the national government. Rather it was chosen due to its centrality as the eternal unified capital of the Jewish People for thousands of years!

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