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In video greetings recorded in English, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin reflected on Israel’s milestone 70th anniversary, saying that the Jewish state is “just getting started.” “This year Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary. That’s 70 years of freedom, 70 years of democracy, 70 years of bettering the world,” said Netanyahu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBUxNGWwyew “Israel’s success didn’t happen overnight. Men...
Following a solemn remembrance of Israel’s fallen on Wednesday as part of Memorial Day commemorations, Israelis kicked off celebration of its milestone 70th-anniversary on Wednesday night in Independence Day festivities at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The ceremony, which was the biggest and most expensive ever for the Jewish state, featured more than 1,500 participants, including 150 musicians, 400 choir singers,...
Memorial sirens sounded at 11 a.m. in Israel to honor the memories of 23,646 Israeli soldiers, police and security officers, and 3,134 terror victims who have fallen since the beginning of Israel’s history. The number is tallied since 1860, when the first Jewish neighborhood was erected outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Police have urged the public to...
More than 60 Republican and Democratic lawmakers attended a Tuesday lunch on Capitol Hill hosted by the Israeli-American Council to mark the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, which begins on Wednesday night. Among the lawmakers there were House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)...
Huffington Post Arabic has shuttered its doors. Leaving aside what prompted the powers that be to discontinue publishing their materials under the well-known and longstanding Huffington Post brand, it’s important to note that, with the closing of the Arabic site, the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters, such as Hamas, have lost an important mouthpiece. Shortly after Huffington Post Arabic’s 2015 launch, The Guardian’s Brian Whitaker charged “that the...
In his January 17, 2018 column in the Al-Ghad daily, headed “How Are Trump and Netanyahu Any Different from Hitler?” Jihad Al-Mansi claimed that “the behavior of Trump and Netanyahu is much worse than anything done by Hitler.” He writes that some claims about Hitler’s actions may be untrue, or else exaggerated in order to win world sympathy. Al-Mansi adds that...
Christians United For Israel, one of the nation’s largest pro-Israel organizations, announced new leadership team on Monday as the group seeks to build on its success in strengthening Christian support for Israel in the last decade. According to the organization, Diana Hagee and Shari Dollinger will take on the roles of co-executive directors. Hagee previously served as chief-of-staff to her...
A number of NGOs have made statements and launched social media campaigns related to the violent confrontations along Gaza’s border on Fridays, beginning March 30, 2018, under the label of “Great March of Return.” Analysis of thee posts and reports show a consistent pattern of erasing the context, including the stated aim of trampling the fence in order to enable...
JERUSALEM – The World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Tuesday hand-delivered to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin its official “Declaration of the Jewish Diaspora’s Commitment to the State of Israel on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel,” signed by the leaders of 83 Jewish communities around the world and members of the WJC...
JERUSALEM – The World Jewish Congress is hosting in Israel this week more than 100 members of its flagship program the WJC-Jewish Diplomatic Corps (WJC-JDCorps) – an elite group of professionals aged 27-45 from more than 40 countries –  to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, under the banner, “Israel, 70 years young.”  President Ronald S. Lauder brought the...

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