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A spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem has denounced the “genocide” facing Christians in the Holy Land, declaring: “Every five minutes, a Christian dies in the Middle East, and Muslim leaders know it.”

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.23 Mar 2018, 5:33 AM PDT0

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The Israel Defense Forces and US military ended their joint Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise this week, with live-fire tests of two anti-aircraft systems over the skies of central Israel.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 4:53 AM PDT0

KIBBUTZ ZEELIM, Israel — Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. “This is the mine of the future,” he beams.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 4:33 AM PDT0

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the 66th General Assembly Session at the United Nations on September 23, 2011 in New York City. The annual event, which is being dominated this year by the Palestinian's bid for full membership, gathers more than 100 heads of state and government for high level meetings on nuclear safety, regional conflicts, health and nutrition and environment issues. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday renewed his demand that Hamas hand control over the entire Gaza Strip to the PA government, starting with the terror group’s security forces.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 4:00 AM PDT0

In a video published on social media earlier this week, a Saudi journalist and historian — speaking in Hebrew — tried to reassure Israelis that there was nothing to fear from his country’s nuclear ambitions.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 3:29 AM PDT0

An Austrian embassy attaché was recalled from his role in Tel Aviv after photos emerged of him wearing a clothing brand co-owned by Identitarian activist and leader Martin Sellner who was recently detained and refused entry into the UK.

byChris Tomlinson23 Mar 2018, 3:11 AM PDT0

Jews from the Warsaw ghetto surrender to German soldiers after the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April-May 1943. On the right is SS Josef Blösche (1912 - 1969). (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

WARSAW, Poland — Polish victims of World War II should be able to claim 440 billion euros ($543 billion) from Germany in World War II damages, the head of a parliamentary commission said Thursday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 2:24 AM PDT0

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The two terror attacks in the past seven days in Mevo Dotan and Jerusalem’s Old City, which claimed the lives of three Israelis in total, naturally put defense forces across the country on high alert ahead of the coming Passover holiday, but doubly so in the capital.

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 2:03 AM PDT0

David Friedman, ambassador to Israel nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Friedman, the combative bankruptcy lawyer Trump tapped as his envoy to Israel, said he regretted using 'inflammatory rhetoric' during the divisive 2016 presidential campaign, but didn't specify which remarks he apologized for. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday called for US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to be added to a “global terror list” as it stepped up its war of words with the American envoy, days after PA President Mahmoud Abbas denounced him as a “son of a dog” and “settler.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem23 Mar 2018, 1:21 AM PDT0

An Israeli company located in Judea and Samaria is working to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement through a monthly box subscription that allows supporters throughout the world the opportunity to be part of the Israel experience.

byAdelle Nazarian22 Mar 2018, 5:39 PM PDT0

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas earlier this month

WASHINGTON, DC — The struggling socialist Venezuelan regime, a global hub for crime-terror convergence, has been harboring criminal and terrorist groups such as Iran’s proxy Hezbollah, Chinese Triads, the Russian Mafia, and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an expert on Latin America told lawmakers.

byEdwin Mora22 Mar 2018, 10:02 AM PDT0

In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during a media conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. The Hamas militant group on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2017, said it has accepted key conditions demanded by its rival, President Mahmoud Abbas, including nationwide elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, to clear the way for a reconciliation deal after a 10-year rift that has left the Palestinians divided between two governments. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

RAMALLAH – A series of recent health scares have raised concerns about octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas, reviving anxiety about a potentially chaotic succession battle bound to further weaken the Palestinian cause.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 8:35 AM PDT0

In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 photo, members of a Tunisian police commando unit listen to instructions during a drill at the Jordan Gendarmerie Training Academy, in al-Swaqa, about 44 miles (70 km) south of Amman, Jordan. The U.S.-funded center, which formally opens Thursday, will conduct counter-terrorism training for law enforcement agencies from a pool of 56 eligible partner countries. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

L-SWAQA, Jordan — A U.S.-funded counterterrorism center has opened in Jordan where law enforcement officers from partner countries in the Middle East and beyond can practice shooting, storming hideouts and responding to bomb threats.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 5:40 AM PDT0

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Two Hamas security force members were killed Thursday as they carried out a raid that resulted in the arrest of a suspect in a recent bomb attack against the Palestinian prime minister, officials said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 5:27 AM PDT0

An Israeli soccer player and the captain of the Iranian national team took to the Internet to show that the people of Iran and the people of Israel do not harbor hate.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 4:49 AM PDT0

View of an unidentified male suspect handcuffed to a bench in the Southeast Community Police Station, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2015. The man had been arrested for solicitation of prostitution in the South Figueroa Street corridor by the LAPD's Human Trafficking Task Force. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

Two Jordanians were sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in jail with hard labor for planning attacks on the Amman embassies of Russia, Iran and Israel.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 4:17 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Israel will prevent its enemies from obtaining nuclear weapons after its military admitted it carried out a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 2:58 AM PDT0

Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on December 18, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The Taylor Force Act, which would slash funding to the Palestinians until Ramallah stops payments to terrorists or their families, will likely pass this week as part of a massive US government spending bill.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 2:41 AM PDT0

In this picture released by the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km (540 miles) east of Tehran, Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tehran has neutralized US plans in the Middle East, in a speech Wednesday marking the Persian New Year.

byBreitbart Jerusalem22 Mar 2018, 2:11 AM PDT0

Donald Trump and Ronald Lauder (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

On Monday, a major American Jewish leader, Ronald Lauder, published a call to arms against Israel in the New York Times.

byCaroline Glick21 Mar 2018, 4:04 PM PDT0

An Israeli tourist visiting his brother in Paris has claimed that a taxi driver in the French capital threatened to slit his throat after realising that he was a Jew from Israel during the journey. Israeli Ronen Edri told his story

byChris Tomlinson21 Mar 2018, 2:41 PM PDT0

This combination of pictures created on March 20, 2018 of handout images provided by the Israeli army reportedly shows an aerial view of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor during bombardment in 2007. Israel's military admitted for the first time on March 20 responsibity for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long suspected of carrying out. The admission, along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid, comes as Israel intensifies its warnings over the presence of its main enemy Iran in neighbouring Syria. / AFP PHOTO / Israeli Army / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) Editorial subscription SML 2974 x 2167 px | 25.18 x 18.35 cm @ 300 dpi | 6.4 MP Size Guide Add notes SUBSCRIPTION DOWNLOAD Details Restrictions: Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights elsewhere, please call local office. Credit: - / Contributor Editorial #: 935453324 Collection: AFP Date created: 20 March, 2018 Licence type: Rights-managed Release info: Not released. More information Source: AFP Barcode: Israeli Army Object name: 84518988_SEA.jpg Max file size: 2974 x 2167 px (25.18 x 18.35 cm) - 300 dpi - 1.33 MB More search resultsView all

As the Trump administration strongly considers the possibility of withdrawing from the disastrous, Obama-era nuclear accord with Iran, Israel sent a clear warning to Tehran on Tuesday by officially confirming the IDF was behind the 2007 airstrikes in northeastern Syria that destroyed the country’s nuclear reactor.

byAaron Klein21 Mar 2018, 10:25 AM PDT0

In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, a Sudanese refugee family sit on the ground surrounded by Israeli army soldiers after they crossed illegally from Egypt into Israel. The Israeli Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, to finance a $160 million program designed to staunch the flow of illegal African migrants into Israel by stepping up construction of a border fence and expanding a detention center to hold thousands of the new arrivals. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said Israel’s 120 mile fence along the Egyptian border is preventing a “flood” of illegal African migrants from coming into the country, which is “worse” than terrorists in the Sinai peninsula.

byDeborah Danan21 Mar 2018, 8:04 AM PDT0

This combination of pictures created on March 20, 2018 of handout images provided by the Israeli army reportedly shows an aerial view of a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor during bombardment in 2007. Israel's military admitted for the first time on March 20 responsibity for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long suspected of carrying out. The admission, along with the release of newly declassified material related to the raid, comes as Israel intensifies its warnings over the presence of its main enemy Iran in neighbouring Syria. / AFP PHOTO / Israeli Army / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) Editorial subscription SML 2974 x 2167 px | 25.18 x 18.35 cm @ 300 dpi | 6.4 MP Size Guide Add notes SUBSCRIPTION DOWNLOAD Details Restrictions: Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights elsewhere, please call local office. Credit: - / Contributor Editorial #: 935453324 Collection: AFP Date created: 20 March, 2018 Licence type: Rights-managed Release info: Not released. More information Source: AFP Barcode: Israeli Army Object name: 84518988_SEA.jpg Max file size: 2974 x 2167 px (25.18 x 18.35 cm) - 300 dpi - 1.33 MB More search resultsView all

TEL AVIV – The IDF confirmed Wednesday that it carried out the 2007 airstrike in northeastern Syria that destroyed a nuclear reactor, ending a decade of secrecy over one the most daring military operations in recent history.

byDeborah Danan21 Mar 2018, 7:48 AM PDT0

The outgoing head of Military Intelligence issued a stern warning to Israel’s enemies against launching attacks on Israel during the upcoming holiday season, amid increasing tension on the country’s northern and southern borders.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Mar 2018, 4:07 AM PDT0

Palestinian Hamas actors dressed up as suicide bombers, one of Hamas (L) and the other of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, in a play depicting them planning the attack on the Israeli port in Ashdood in front of a painting of former Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a burning Star of David, and the Israeli Knesset, during a Hamas rally April 2, 2004 at the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Thousands of Hamas supporters attended the rally for a memorial service of Hamas founder and spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin who was assassinated by Israel on March 22. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images)

The Palestinian Authority may study the possibility of declaring the Gaza Strip a rogue area, solidifying the split between the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Mar 2018, 3:15 AM PDT0

Civilians flee the rebel-held Syrian town of Saqba, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus, after  a reported Assad regime air strike

Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the highest death tolls in a single attack targeting the capital.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Mar 2018, 2:47 AM PDT0

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NEW YORK — Twitter shares were hammered Tuesday at midday following reports that Israel was weighing action against the company, adding to the growing woes of social media stocks.

byBreitbart Jerusalem21 Mar 2018, 1:38 AM PDT0

TEL AVIV – A group of Israeli women were barred from participating in a femininity and gender identity festival in Norway over what the organizers described as Israel’s “propaganda” using culture to “whitewash or justify its occupation of the Palestinian people.”

byDeborah Danan20 Mar 2018, 5:09 PM PDT0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

Several major developments on the Israeli-Palestinian front may increase the likelihood of continued “lone wolf” terrorist attacks targeting Israelis combined with already planned chaos in the coming weeks. The supposed lone wolf incidents may be part of an orchestrated Palestinian terrorist crusade.

byAaron Klein20 Mar 2018, 4:58 PM PDT0

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducts a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May with other members of their delegations, inside 10 Downing Street, London, on Wednesday March 7, 2018. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a royal welcome with high level political talks to begin his three day visit to Britain, although protesters criticised the visit. (Dan Kitwood/Pool via AP)

Iran has accused Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) of spreading “amateurish lies” by saying that Iran is harboring al-Qaeda terrorists, including the late Osama bin Laden’s son, to mask the kingdom’s role in 9/11.

byAdelle Nazarian20 Mar 2018, 2:14 PM PDT0

President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

In a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the White House Tuesday, President Donald Trump did not reveal whether he was considering recertifying the Iran deal when the decision reaches his desk in May, telling reporters, “you’ll see what happens.”

byFrances Martel20 Mar 2018, 10:39 AM PDT0

President Donald Trump sent the Iranian people a Nowruz (New Year) message and blasted the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for funding terrorism and propping up dictators at the cost of the livelihood of their people at home.

byAdelle Nazarian20 Mar 2018, 8:23 AM PDT0

Stones lie on a Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial stone on occasion of the international Holocaust remembrance day in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

TEL AVIV – A joint Israeli-Polish Holocaust remembrance ceremony in Poland was canceled after the country’s authorities tried to censor the speech of an Israeli mayor that apparently contained references to Polish participation in atrocities committed during the war.

byDeborah Danan20 Mar 2018, 8:16 AM PDT0

TEL – AVIV – President Donald Trump’s special Middle East envoy slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday for calling the U.S. ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and choosing “hateful rhetoric” over bettering the lives of his people.

byDeborah Danan20 Mar 2018, 8:12 AM PDT0

Ra’anana became the first city in Israel to have an openly gay mayor on Sunday, when Eitan Ginzburg completed his first full day of work on the job.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Mar 2018, 4:58 AM PDT0

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

The Hamas terror group has accused Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas of seeking to undermine Palestinian unity, following his decision announced on Monday to impose sanctions on the Gaza Strip for the attempted assassination of Rami Hamdallah.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Mar 2018, 4:31 AM PDT0

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France announced Monday it will investigate the case of an employee of its Jerusalem consulate who was indicted today for allegedly running guns from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank.

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Mar 2018, 4:00 AM PDT0

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds a press conference following a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on October 20, 2009. Abbas met with Mubarak to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East peace process. AFP PHOTO/CRIS BOURONCLE / AFP / CRIS BOURONCLE AND - (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas launched an unprecedentedly scathing attack Monday on US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, calling him a “son of a dog” and a “settler.”

byBreitbart Jerusalem20 Mar 2018, 2:05 AM PDT0

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NEW YORK — Numerous officials from John Kerry’s State Department have been fingered for playing roles in the distribution – and in one case, possibly also the compilation – of the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.

byAaron Klein19 Mar 2018, 11:53 AM PDT0

This weekend’s events in London highlighted a new crackdown on right-wing personalities and free speech in the United Kingdom, as Tommy Robinson delivered the banned Martin Sellner speech in Speaker’s Corner. A few weeks back, journalists Lauren Southern and Brittany

byRaheem Kassam19 Mar 2018, 10:22 AM PDT0

Washington, DC, Councilman Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) was caught on video insisting the prominent Jewish Rothschild family has “manipulated” the weather to bring sudden snow to the D.C. area, the Washington Post reported.

A councilmember in Washington, DC, first defended, then apologized for claiming the Jews “control the weather” to bury the city in snow.

byWarner Todd Huston19 Mar 2018, 10:02 AM PDT0

Collage of Democrats with ties to Louis Farrakhan

Louis Farrakhan has been spreading this poison for decades. Nevertheless, here are nine Democrat lawmakers with connections to the hate preacher, starting with former President Barack Obama.

byJohn Nolte19 Mar 2018, 9:06 AM PDT0

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is warning that if Tehran gets a nuclear weapon, his country will follow suit

Extremist Islamic groups in the Middle East come and go. When they go — as has the Islamic State (ISIS) — the regional void left quickly fills. Most often, and usually through proxies, the “filler” is Iran.

byJames Zumwalt19 Mar 2018, 8:05 AM PDT0

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TEL AVIV – The Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli to death in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday had entered Israel legally using a termporary permit that allowed him to look for employment, the Shin Bet security service said.

byDeborah Danan19 Mar 2018, 7:53 AM PDT0

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