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A brief description of each article followed by the link – beginning with the most recent.

On Independence Day UNESCO declares Israel has no connection to Jerusalem – If there remained any doubt of the anti-Israel bias of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), today that doubt has been dispelled in the passing of the “resolution on Occupied Palestine”. UNESCO voted today (Tuesday May 2 2017), on Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut) – the holiday commemorating 69 years since the re-birth of the state of Israel, to pass a resolution declaring that Israel has no legal or historical right to any part of Jerusalem. It also declares that the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where the Jewish Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are buried are “Palestinian sites”, as is Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem.

Israel’s Right to Build in Judea & Samaria upheld by French Court? According to a blog article published on January 13 2017 that has been getting circulated widely on social media, the High Court of Versailles has ruled that Israel has the right to ensure order and public life in “the West Bank”, which includes building infrastructure and dwellings. This article examines the court records and exactly what the French Court ruled.

Paris Peace Summit – responding to the final declaration – Sunday, January 15 2017 representatives from more than 70 Nations met in Paris, France for the Paris Peace Summit – one which neither Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas were invited. In Israel, this conference was described as “a wedding with neither bride nor groom”. While the final declaration was considerably more restrained than the draft summary statement, there are serious issues with Paris Conference Declaration.

Upcoming Paris Conference – text, terms and implications – Representatives from 70 Nations will gather in Paris, France Sunday, January 15 2017 for a conference ironically called the Paris Peace Summit with the sole purpose of implementing their vision for a “two-state solution”.  Neither Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be present at the meeting. Haaretz news, a left-wing news outlet obtained and published (Barak Ravid Jan 09, 2017 7:40 PM) a draft summary statement for this conference and the full text appears below this article.

Jerusalem – modern and historic capital of the Jewish people – a summary of the Historic & Modern history of Jerusalem, including when the Arabs first arrived in the Land, the foundation of the modern state, the 1948 War of Independence and the Six Say War. Most importantly, how the recent UN Resolution 2334 contradicts historic agreements.

Security Forces Ready to Evict Amona Residents – pending vote on new proposal — Security forces are preparing for the eviction of Amona residents should they reject the state’s latest offer, which addresses none of the concerns that resulted in them rejecting the previous one. This “new offer” looks very much like the “old offer”  except 24 families, instead of 12 families  will be crammed into trailers on Lot 38, while the other 18 families will be relocated to Ofra.

Ultimatum in Amona – update December 15 2016 – The residents of Amona face an excruciating decision today – the end result of a crisis created for political advancement. Their ‘options’ outlined here.

Judea and Samaria – the West Bank of the Jordan – To understand the present issues with regards to Jewish inhabitants in outpost towns in Judea and Samaria*, in the so-called “disputed territories”, requires some knowledge of the modern history of region. This article provides that brief history.

Struggle for Amona – Struggle for National Sovereignty – Amona will be demolished Dec 24th due to a ruling that says it was built on private Arab land – land seized from Israel and illegally annexed by Jordan, then given away by her King, as gifts:

The Middle-East Situation (Illustrated) – The situation in the Middle East is said to be one of the most complex problems in the world, but it’s very simple. This post was compiled from a transcript from Dennis Prager’s video “The Middle East Problem” and photos captured from that video. Prager explains how and when the modern state of Israel was founded and how, since that day in 1948, its neighbours have tried to destroy it, again and again.

Current Map of Israel’s Fires – The map in blue, below clearly shows that Israel is burning, but notice where the fires are burning, and where they are not. Overwhelmingly, it is Israel that burning compared with Gaza or the ‘West Bank’ (Judea and Samaria). How is it that it is mainly Israel that has “wildfires”?

A Powerful Silent Response to Antisemitism in America – in photos – These photos are from a powerful 2 minute video posted by Rudy Rochman (link below). They tell a story – a very powerful story.  The story is of the choice people like you and I now face – and will increasingly face in the days ahead: the choice between apathy or taking a stand.

UNESCO Adopts ‘Occupied Palestine’ Resolution – Following Mexico’s withdrawal of its intention yesterday to force a re-vote one day before the close of proceedings, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted its controversial “Occupied Palestine” Resolution.

Vote on UNESCO’s Temple Mount Resolution to be Reopened? UNESCO’s executive board may now be required to reopen voting on last week’s controversial resolution which effectively denied the Jewish connection to both the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, as the Mexican government now seeks to change its vote.

UNESCO denies Jewish connection to Temple Mount again – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) passed a resolution today (October 13, 2016) denying the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. UNESCO resolution acknowledges that the city of Jerusalem is holy to Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, it refers to the Temple Mount only as being sacred to Muslims – ignoring its significance to Jews. It refers to the Temple Mount only by the site’s Muslim names (al-Aqsa Mosque / al-Haram al Sharif and omits any mention of its Hebrew or English names and refers to the Western Wall only as al-Buraq Plaza.

UN Demands Release of Worker Arrested for Aiding Hamas and Calls Beersheva by Arabic Name – in a letter to the Israeli delegation this week, the UN called for the release of a worker who Shin Bet arrested last month for funneling funds to Hamas.  In doing so, the UN referred to Beersheva (a city tied to the Patriarchs Abraham and Isaac and whose ancient remains date to the 12th and 11th century) by its Arabic name Ber asaabeaa.

Supreme Muslim Authority Contradicts the Palestinian Authority’s Claims – The Palestinian Authority claimed that Israel is attempting to falsify a Jewish link to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Ironically, historic documents from the supreme Arab-Muslim authority in Jerusalem contradicts their claim.

Is the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem the one mentioned in the Qu’uran? – A lecturer with the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University and expert in military intelligence, Arab political discourse and Arab mass media recently raised some doubt as to whether the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is same al-Aqsa Mosque mentioned in the Qu’uran. If it is not, that would shed a very different light on ‘Palestinian’ claims that the Temple Mount is the 3rd holiest site in Islam.

Gaza in photos only – See Gaza and you’ve never imagined it — certainly not the Gaza we see in the media. These are photos screen captured from the video in the previous post. A picture speaks 1000 words. 

Hamas video shows a very different Gaza –Is Gaza a place of immeasurable suffering and oppression as it’s been portrayed in the media or a beautiful travel destination? This recently released 2 1/2 minute video produced by Hamas shows Gaza as you’ve never seen it! This not the Gaza you’ve seen in the news.

Terrorism – what delineates radical Islamists from moderate Muslims Some say that horrific acts of terrorism such as we saw in Nice, France yesterday and have seen in recent days in Tel Aviv, Brussels, Paris, Orlando, San Bernardino, Istanbul, and Lahore were never commanded by Allah

Is Palestinian Terrorism Driven Poverty or the Need to Defend the al-Aqsa Mosque – this article explores two common justifications given for violence against Jewish Israelis; that it is caused by the poverty and deprivation of ‘Palestinians’ or by Jewish desecration of Islamic holy sites such as the al-Aqsa mosque.

3 Articles on Islam –
This is a single page summary of each of three articles in a series on Islam, with links to each article. Each article is short, easy to read and has references.

Taqiyya – the Deliberate Deception of Islam – Moderate Muslims will often assure non-Muslims that Islam is a religion of peace and that taqiyya (deliberate deception) is no longer practiced. The very nature of taqiyya should cause us to question whether such claims are in themselves, deceptions.

A Difference of Interpretation – what Separates Moderates from Jihadis – Moderates Muslims view passages that call for killing, beheading or crucifixion of unbelievers, infidels and hypocrites in light of other passages and conclude that the violent passages cannot be interpreted literally. Jihadis hold to a form of interpretation that requires them to replace earlier passages with later passages. This post examines this fundamental difference.

If 99% of Muslims are peaceful, how many is 1%? Taking  the conservative estimate that 99% of Muslims are peaceful and based on current data from Pew Research Center, we look at how many is 1% of Muslims and what does that number “look like”?

Tel Aviv Shootings; Photo Documentation from 3 Perspectives: They say that a picture says a thousand words. Photo documentation of the shootings in Tel Aviv from Israeli, Palestinian and Media perspectives.

The ‘Palestinian’ Narrative; descended from the Philistines: Mahmoud Abbas recently claimed Palestinians descended from Philistines & predate Abraham – which makes them neither sons of Abraham nor Arabs, but Aegeans.

The (((Echo))) – Identifying and Targeting Jews Online – The symbol ((())) known as an “echo” is used on social media to target and harass Jews and expose “Jewish collusion” in controlling media & politics.

American University Students Fund Terror Attacks in Israel – Students on this American campus readily donated money to fund suicide bombers to attack Israeli cafes, shopping malls, schools, & Jewish places of worship.

King Solomon’s Wall Discovered Outside 2nd Temple Wall –While the UN ignores that the Temple Mount has any Jewish heritage, archaeologists have uncovered part of the wall of Solomon’s Temple, 10th century BCE.

8 Million People View 3 Lies About Israel in Just 4 Days -This “news video” from AJ+ [Al Jazeera in a new package] reached 8 million people in the last 4 days — over 5 million views in just the first 24 hours.

Is the Temple Mount Really Islam’s 3rd Holiest Site? ‘Palestinians’ claim the Temple Mount (“Haram esh-Sharif” or “Noble Sanctuary”) has always their holy site, yet photographic evidence testifies otherwise.

Where did the Palestinians of Today Come From? Central to the discussion regarding the Land is where those that call themselves ‘Palestinians’ came from, why and when. Fully referenced.

Hamas’ Radical Islamist Roots in the Muslim Brotherhood – Each Islamist group has their own ‘flavor’ of radical Islam and Hamas is no different. What they have in common are roots in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Nazi Influence in the Middle East – Haj Amin al-Husseini  – A 2010 US National Archives report titled “Hitler’s Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence and the Cold War” tells of Nazi influence in the Middle East. Fully referenced many archived photos to support the text.

The Mufti and the Fuhrer – background to Nazi Influence in the Middle East – Germany has taken responsibility for the Nazi role during the Holocaust, but what about the Palestinian role; specifically the role of Haj Amin al-Husseini? These are the actual German records of the meeting between al-Husseini and Hitler, as well as the transcripts of each page.

Background to the Current Palestinian Uprising -The media often attributes the current ‘Palestinian’ uprising to “‘Palestinian’ frustration”; however that is not the case. Background & context in the post

Palestinian Loss of Land Map – Media Deception or Incompetence? A recent MSNBC broadcast displayed a map of alleged “Palestinian Loss of Land’ which is based on well-known Palestinian propaganda maps.

The Current Situation in Israel – How the media frames headlines about events in Israel is very telling as to how these sources want the public to interpret — or not interpret it.

Where Did the Land that is Currently Israel’s Come From? – Israel is often portrayed in the media as ‘land-grabbing’ and this article documents where the land that is currently Israel came from.

Where is Ancient Palestine and Who are the Palestinians? People assume that the Arabs of Gaza and the “West Bank” had their land stolen from them, allegedly by the Jews, so where was “ancient Palestine”?

Two Previous “Two-state Solutions” – A “Two-State solution” as a means to resolve the ongoing tensions between Israel and the ‘Palestinians’, fails to recognize there have already been two.