Israeli president stands up against Arab discrimination

Various proposals for a new Basic Law, formally known as “Israel: The Nation State of the Jewish People,” or the “Nationality Law” for short, have been sitting before the Knesset for several years now. The proposed law is intended to protect the rights of the Jewish majority, infuriate and dishonor Israel’s Palestinian population and prove that the people behind the law are true patriots. MORE

Trump Has ‘Fulfilled Biblical Prophecy’ By Moving Embassy To Jerusalem, Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro Claims

Could President Trump be one other False prophet of the Bible? If he is, in his case he’s not aware of it, like Billy Graham was.

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a “Biblical prophecy” by moving the United States embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Judge Jeanine Pirro claimed on her Fox News show on Saturday. The new embassy, which has been met by criticism from Palestinians and the European Union, is set to open on Monday. MORE

Hebrew prophet’s tomb in Iraq saved from collapse

AL-QOSH, Iraq — “The Iraqi government was against everything Jewish after the Jews left in the ’50s,” said Father Araam, a young Chaldean priest serving in the predominantly Christian town of al-Qosh, in northern Iraq. That, he explained, was why it has been indifferent to the fate of the sole remaining synagogue in Iraq, here in al-Qosh. “That’s why it almost collapsed.” MORE

My proposal of One Country three States is catching on

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My proposal of One Country three States is catching on. The U.N. would be in control of the Golden Heights until Syria adopts a stable type government.
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Since a two-state solution is no longer feasible, Israelis and Palestinians must focus on other creative ideas to solve the conflict.
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, Feb. 20, 2018.

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1.8 million Israelis, 842,000 of them children, under poverty line

Funny, I always pictured Israel as a prosperous Nation until I saw this commercial for food bank donations for their people.

Some 1.8 million Israelis, including 842,300 children, were living in poverty in 2016, according to new figures released by the National Insurance Institute this month.

The poorest region in the country continued to be Jerusalem, where some 55 percent of children live under the poverty line (down from 58% in 2015), followed by northern and southern Israel. MORE

God and Hitler had nothing in common

Re: “GOP the party of religious fundamentalists.” (Letters, Jan. 10)

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Ron Lowe’s letter calling the Republican Party religious fundamentalists and accusing them of “sliding into Nazi mentality in the name of God and Country,” shows ignorance of the facts. God and Hitler had nothing in common. The slogan was “One people, one Country, One leader.”

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Berlin exhibit highlights how the Nazis exploited Martin Luther’s legacy

“Überall Luthers Worte …” — “Luther’s Words are everywhere”, the title of the exhibition highlighting how the Nazis exploited Martin Luther’s legacy during the Third Reich. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

Martin Luther is such a towering figure in German history that it’s no surprise Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich exploited his name whenever it could.

Most visitors to events in Germany marking this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, however, probably didn’t expect to find an exhibition setting out just how extensively the Nazis used Luther to justify their anti-Semitism and nationalism. MORE