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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled Sunday a new Jewish settlement in the internationally contested Golan Heights named after President Donald Trump. The settlement is called “Trump Heights” — or “Ramat Heights” in Hebrew — and essentially renames an existing settlement in Kela Alon that was built decades ago, the Wall Street Journal reported. Fewer
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Two veterans who walked out on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) last week for politicizing a community meeting, disparaging President Donald Trump in the process, are setting the record straight. Speaking on “Fox and Friends” Sunday, the veterans hit back after Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent denied they left the meeting. “The only person that left the
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During this year’s California Democratic Party convention, which takes place in San Francisco this weekend, progressive activists will consider a resolution that links Israel to the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre that left 11 Jewish parishioners dead last October. What are the details? The resolution claims the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre was “the culmination of an
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President Trump addressed the Republican Jewish Coalition on Saturday in an eventful speech during which he addressed topics like the Golan Heights, the Iran Deal, and the leadership of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also faced hecklers and took a shot at Rep. Ilhan Omar. The opening of Trump’s speech was almost immediately interrupted
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Shortly after President Donald Trump began his speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas Saturday, anti-Trump demonstrators interrupted the president to protest Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Then Trump fired back from his lectern. What happened? Just minutes into Trump’s speech, the protesters, wielding anti-Israel signs, interrupted the president. “Jews are here
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Salah Khawaja, a retired terrorist and member of The Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) Movement, said Tuesday that calling BDS members terrorists is their greatest threat. According to a video released by Muslim Brotherhood and Radical Islam in America, Khawaja is considered “one of the most high-profile ‘non-violent’ activists in the region” and has spent over
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President Donald Trump has declared it’s high time the United States officially recognizes Israel’s authority over the long-disputed Golan Heights region, in a move Bloomberg called “a political gift to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.” What are the details? On Thursday, the president tweeted, “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully
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Just two days after a top House Democrat condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her troubling history of anti-Semitism, the freshman lawmaker ignited controversy once again on Sunday when she appeared to accuse a Jewish congresswoman of wanting her to pledge allegiance to Israel. Omar’s comments seemed to double down on her belief that pro-Israel
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has again found herself mired in controversy over new “vile anti-Semitic remarks.” And once again, it is a fellow House Democrat delivering the criticism. What did Omar say this time? Earlier this week, Omar suggested that pro-Israel lawmakers and Americans who support Israel hold “allegiance to a foreign country.” “I want
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Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes on Tuesday against a Syrian weapons depot. The strikes have also reportedly struck a weapons storage facility under the control of Iranian forces. Here’s what we know According to the Washington Post, a British-based monitor of the war in Syria reported that the airstrikes on Syrian posts also hit a weapons
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, struggling to keep his majority together and fighting off corruption allegations, has decided to dramatically shorten the timetable for his country’s elections. Netanyahu and other coalition leaders opted Monday to hold a general election in April 2019 — an election that was originally set for November 2019. Their decision
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AJC Chief Executive Officer David Harris issued the following statement on the Gaza situation: We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel at this difficult time on the Gaza border. There should be total clarity. The latest round of violence was triggered by Hamas, a terrorist organization as designated by both the United States and European Union, whose charter and rhetoric are nothing less than genocidal in
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From a White House Rose Garden podium this afternoon, President Donald Trump declared that he has been “100 percent right” on continued Iran nuclear development and brand new evidence from the Israeli Prime Minister proves that. Moments before President Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held a joint press conference in the White House Rose
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