Did Trump’s ambassador to Israel call for the Third Temple to be built in 2019?

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Fireworks at the US Embassy, Jerusalem (Courtesy of FB screenshot: US Embassy Jerusalem) Although July 4, is tomorrow, the US Embassy in Israel pre-emptively celebrated America’s 243rd Independence Day on Tuesday. The gala event was hosted by the US Embassy … Read More

US envoy to Israel: Evangelical Christians firmer Israel backers than many Jews

posted in: Israel, News

As David Friedman hails their ‘fervor and devotion’ in NY Times interview, his counterpart Ron Dermer calls devout Christians the ‘backbone’ of US support for Israel. Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, United States Ambassador to Israel David … Read More

U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem ‘Will Come at a Price,’ Israeli Defense Chief Says

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Avigdor Lieberman says ‘historic, important and dramatic’ decision to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will have a price that is ‘worth paying.’ The U.S. Embassy building in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.JACK GUEZ/AFP Japan’s Abe tells Netanyahu: Israel … Read More

Trump Admin Warns Palestinian Leadership It’s Skating on Thin Ice

posted in: Middle East, News

Washington’s patience for the Palestinian Authority leadership is nearly spent. Ever since President Donald Trump came to the White House, US-Palestinian relations have been tense, to say the least. Trump’s overt affinity for Israel, and his unwillingness to tolerate the … Read More

Kushner already had his work cut out in the Middle East. But it just got harder.

JERUSALEM — Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner returned to the Mideast this week to revive negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. But any optimism that an unconventional Trump administration might be able to jump-start meaningful talks has been complicated … Read More