The move by the city’s Planning and Building Committee will allow the construction of 150 apartments in Beit Hanina. Half of these apartment are destined for Jews and half for Palestinians. The housing units for Jews are to be constructed on Palestinian land bought by Jews. MORE
“If Kosovo were recognized by Israel, I would place the Kosovo embassy in Jerusalem,” Hashim Thaci told the Real Story news show Thursday, the Kosova Press agency reported.
The United States and dozens of other countries have recognized Kosovo, a Muslim-majority country, as a state since it declared independence from Serbia in 2008. MORE
One of the largest donors to the Republican Party in New England is calling on voters to support Democratic candidates in the upcoming elections — and Seth Klarman put his money where his mouth is. MORE
The move presents an embarrassing diplomatic setback for Israel, which had hoped to build on the momentum started by the U.S., Guatemala and Paraguay, which all moved their embassies to Jerusalem in May. In response to Paraguay’s decision, Israel said it was shutting its embassy there, warning that ties between the countries would be “strained” by the decision. MORE
The settlement covers over 150 women filmed by Bernard “Barry” Freundel, along with other women who undressed where the hidden camera was located even if they were not taped, attorney Alexandra Harwin told AFP Wednesday. MORE
Made a big mistake yesterday. He said he didn’t know what 6 6 6 meant and he didn’t think anyone else knows either. That’s a lie. Most likely he said that was because most of the protestants consider the Jews as God’s people still, and he didn’t want to be offensive. 6 6 6 is the symbol of the Jewish faith. Comes from the 6 days of the creation. The seventh day God rested. Hence the 7 day week. Six stands for imperfect or incomplete without the Messiah. With the Messiah they become the perfect number of 7. Their candle stand on the altar has 6 branches and the one in the middle makes seven and represents the Messiah.. The one in the middle does not get lite until the Messiah comes into the world. So since they don’t have Christ they are imperfect. Look at the foot notes in Apocalypse 13:18. Catholic Bible. (Extreme) imperfection. Extreme can be an over exaggeration, depending if it’s used in the future text with today’s AntiChrist Churches. For more on this go to Apostasy & the Beast.
In Christ, Joseph Saraceno
Israel’s Nationality Law has elicited an angry reaction from the country’s small Druze community, which feels betrayed. The law officially declares Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people and makes Hebrew the sole official language, downgrading Arabic, which had previously also been recognized as an official language. In short, it relegates non-Jews, including the Druze — who serve in the Israeli military and have paid the ultimate price in Israel’s military conflicts and occupation — to being second-class citizens. MORE
The march comes a week after more than 60,000 demonstrators in Tel Aviv protested the Knesset’s passage of a new surrogacy law that excludes gay couples as well as single men. That demonstration capped off a day of strikes and protests in support of gay surrogacy and the LGBTQ community. MORE
In the week when hundreds of people from the Druze community were massacred in Syriaby Islamic State terrorists on July 25, their Israeli peers are struggling for their status in the state following the passage of the Nationality Law. According to the Druze, the Nationality Law, anchoring the Jewish character of the state, hurts them. And they feel particularly hurt because many members of the community are loyal citizens who serve in the army. MORE
Taking on positions as clergy in a tradition where women have never been clergy before, they have adopted a variety of titles. Some call themselves rosh kehilah, meaning “head of the community.” Some go by maharat. Rabbanit. Rabba. And even rabbi. MORE
Israel’s parliament has passed a divisive law declaring that only Jews have the right to “national self-determination” in Israel, prompting angry accusations from Arab citizens that the government is formally codifying racism. MORE
Afek had served in the army in legal positions for 25 years when he was appointed military advocate general in October 2015. MORE
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
A letter written nearly 500 years ago by Martin Luther in which he refers to Jews as “devils incarnate” during a tirade against a former ally is up for auction, but Luther scholars warn that the man responsible for the Reformation should not be called anti-Semitic. MORE