US Official: The Kotel Is Not Israel’s! | Facebook bans JewishPress Blogger | Ambassador David Friedman arrives

US Official: The Kotel Is Not Israel’s! | Facebook bans JewishPress Blogger | Ambassador David Friedman arrives | Historic NY Synagogue burns | Incredibly cheap flights to NY-Israel 

 

May 15, 2017 / 19 Iyyar 5777
Cartoons

Trump. Act III, Scene I

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Trump’s Visit to Israel

SHOCKER
Trump Travel Planners Tell Israel: The Western Wall is Not Yours

Hana Levi Julian
An American official reportedly replied brusquely, “What business is it of yours? It’s not in your territory — it’s part of the West Bank.”

Their First Fight
Netanyahu Tells Tillerson Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem Would ‘Right Historic Wrong’

Hana Levi Julian
Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem would “shatter the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem isn’t the capital of Israel.”

Something Good:
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman Arrives at Western Wall

Hana Levi Julian
The new U.S. Ambassador is expected to begin his new job less than a week before the arrival of President Donald Trump in Jerusalem.

Headlines & Recommended
Facebook Bans JewishPress.com Blogger Ari Fuld

Ari Fuld
JewishPress.com blogger Ari Fuld was banned from Facebook for pointing out that radical Islamic terrorists kill Jews.

Jordan’s Position on Terrorism is Clear: They Won’t Condemn Terrorism When it Happens to Israel

Jewish Press Staff
Israel is still waiting to hear the condemnation of the terror attack from Jordan.

Fire Started Mysteriously in Historic Landmark Synagogue on NYC’s Lower East Side

Hana Levi Julian
Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives have joined the FDNY investigation.

Historic Lower East Side Synagogue on Fire

David Israel
The synagogue’s upper floors had been condemned since the 1990s, and in 2007 the building was closed altogether.

Rare Prehistoric Slab Discovered on Highway 38

TPS / Tazpit News Agency
The manager of the excavation says the stone is a “rare and very special discovery” since only about ten similar slabs from this period have been found.

Tunisia Seeking UNESCO Sanction for Jewish Priests’ Island

JNi.Media
The Jewish population of Djerba consisted mainly of kohanim (priests), and some claim that they are the only bona fide kohanim we have today.

Lauder Promoting Abbas as Respectable Moderate Fraught with Danger

Isi Leibler
Lauder stressed that Abbas is a moderate committed to peace. Implicit in his narrative is that the Israeli government, especially Netanyahu, had been insufficiently flexible in previous negotiations

Despite Hamas Boycott, Fatah Loses Municipal Elections in the Palestinian Authority

Jewish Press News Briefs
Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party does not enjoy support from the PA’s population, and they would be quickly replaced by the Islamists and other terror groups if given the chance.

Iceland’s WOW Air to Offer Tel Aviv – New York $149 RT Flights

JNi.Media
Bring your own food and water, and download a movie on your iPad or laptop ahead of the flight.

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The Yishai Fleisher Show

What’s the Hebrew Date?
Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai to marvel at the genius of the Jewish cycle as described by the Torah portion of “Emor” and the specialness of hidden days like Second Pesach and Lag BaOmer.

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News

Trump Hoping to Jump-start Peace Process Next Week
General McMaster says that with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, President Trump intends to “express his desire for the dignity and self-determination for the Palestinians.”
Trump To Call for Strong Arab Stance Against Radical Islamist Ideology
The president will reportedly tells its Arab allies the United States “and the entire civilized world expects our Muslim allies to take a strong stance against radical Islamist ideology.”
Riots, Terror Attacks, As ‘Nakba Day’ Gets on Its Way
Dozens of Arabs threw stones at the homes of the Beit El settlement from the direction of Gilazon.
Anti-Semitic Tweets Attack Jewish Mayor Who Condemned Alt-Right Torch Marchers
‘We are a Welcoming City, but such intolerance is not welcome here.’
Smotrich Bill Revokes Tax Exempt of NGOs Advocating IDF Soldiers’ Trials Abroad
‘A normal state does not support and finance those who act against it’
Rivlin to Ukraine PM: New Era of Understanding Requires Acknowledging Terrifying Past
Between 1941 and 1945, an estimated 950,000 Jewish civilians were killed as part of Nazi extermination policies, with widespread collaboration from the Ukrainian population.
120 Years after First Zionist Congress, Anti-BDS Conferences in Basel, Switzerland
The event in Basel was secured by local undercover police officers due to fears that Islamic and BDS activists were planning to disturb the event.
Israel Nudged But Not Affected by Global Cyber Attack
Energy and Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz declared a cyber alert for Israel’s energy and water infrastructure.

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InDepth

Lauder Promoting Abbas as Respectable Moderate Fraught with Danger

Isi Leibler
Lauder stressed that Abbas is a moderate committed to peace. Implicit in his narrative is that the Israeli government, especially Netanyahu, had been insufficiently flexible in previous negotiations

Netanyahu Is Right, Jordan Is Playing Both Sides of the Game

Mudar Zahran
The problem with Jordan is the fact that radicalization in Jordan is manufactured, incited, aided, and promoted by the regime itself.

Abbas Meets Trump While His PFLP Allies Still Shoot At Israelis

Stephen M. Flatow
Advocates of the Palestinian cause like to pretend that all Palestinian terrorism these days is the work of “extremists” from Hamas, not “moderates” affiliated with Abbas. Like their leader Abbas, they lie

The UN’s Obsession against Israel

Gatestone Institute
Israel is thus the only country on the planet to benefit from the doubtful privilege of being scrutinized on the least of its actions, through an agenda decided by its enemies.

Fundamentally Freund: Why Can’t Jews Pray Freely in the Jewish State?

Michael Freund
It is bad enough that the police prohibit Jews from praying on the Temple Mount, but what gives them the authority to extend that dubious ban to include praying near it?

Log Bummer

Asher Schwartz

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Blogs

Edy Cohen, or the Truth about Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands
Fred Maroun’s Blogspot
Fred Maroun
Edy Cohen, was not born in Israel. He is a refugee from Lebanon. Unlike many refugees, he is not waiting for handouts or international sympathy. He has made a life for himself in Israel and advocates for Jewish refugees from Arab lands.
Shiloh Musings: Many Mistakes and Distortions in JPost’s Feature on Hebron
Shiloh Musings
Batya Medad
The Jerusalem Post’s Friday edition had a big feature about Hebron, the Jews, Arabs and history. There are so many misleading distortions and mistakes that any good researcher could have corrected/prevented, I’d say not to read it at all. I will just mention a few things here and hope that people a lot more knowledgable […]
Facebook Bans JewishPress.com Blogger Ari Fuld
Ari Fuld’s Sword of Israel
Ari Fuld
JewishPress.com blogger Ari Fuld was banned from Facebook for pointing out that radical Islamic terrorists kill Jews.

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Video of the Day

‘If My Love for Israel is Heresy – Then I Am a Heretic’

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