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In the wake of the ISIS attack on Paris, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that “militant Islamic terrorism attacks our societies because it wants to destroy our civilization,” which is why “all terrorism must be condemned and fought equally with unwavering determination.” Netanyahu is among those who find no excuse for Islamic terror. Some European leaders, on the other hand, are doing what they have done all along – blaming Israel and the West for Islamic violence. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom was rebuffed by some Israeli officials, like Yair Lapid, who misunderstood her as justifying Palestinian terror while condemning ISIS…

This instructive video shows what news reports would look like if they applied their outrageous Israel-reporting techniques to terrorist attacks in the rest of the world. In the hope of lessening the egregious anti-Israel bias, here are some pointers to members of the media: Your job is to report facts, not reinforce a narrative. Really. The facts matter – they form the basis for judgments. So here are some facts for you, meticulously documented and updated (with details and graphs worthy of a data scientist) in a shared Google spreadsheet by Nehemia Gershuni-Aylho. According to his data, in the fifty days from September 11 through…

From Israel Today/Tsvi Sadan The “Palestine” maps shown in the newsroom of MSNBC on October 17 represented what the pro-Palestine crowd believes to be the “disappearing Palestine.” These maps, often seen at “free Gaza” demonstrations, are a gutter tactic aimed at manipulating the masses by fictitious visual aids. Following protests, MSNBC reluctantly apologized by saying that “in an attempt to shed light on the geographic context of the Israeli-Palestinian issue, we aired a map that was factually wrong.” Even if sincere, this apology can’t undo the impression these maps left on millions of viewers that pay little attention to the well-documented…

Two false statements by the US State Department this week in regard to the current wave of terrorism in Israel has infuriated those who truly understand the situation – not least of all Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at Harvard University on Tuesday, where he claimed that lack of a peace process and Israeli settlements were the cause of this terrorism. “What’s happening is that, unless we get going, a two-state solution could conceivably be stolen from everybody. And there’s been a massive increase in settlements over the course of the last years, and…

This is a call for love. I call on Jews and Arabs to stop the hate. We always talk about peace, but how about we start to live in peace. We always say that both sides are bad, maybe because of what we hear or see, but it doesn’t matter. How about we give one another a new chance to prove love. We always see each other at the bus station and give “the stare,” but how about we welcome one another in peace. That’s a good start for peace. Don’t talk about peace, make peace. Forget the hate, forget…

A wave of deadly terrorist attacks erupted over the weekend, leading to the death of four Israelis and the injury of several others. Beginning on Thursday evening, gunmen murdered a young married couple as they drove through Samaria with their four children in the car. Eitam and Naama Hankin were shot multiple times in their vehicle and were pronounced dead when Israel’s first responders arrived on-scene. The children (ages 4 months, 4 years, 7 years, and 9 years) were unharmed physically but suffered the trauma of witnessing their parents’ murder. A massive search for the murderers was launched, and within…

Today Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The reason for this short diplomatic mission is the security threat posed to Israel by Russia’s recent military aid to the regime of Syria’s official dictator, President Bashar Assad. The Syrian civil war has raged for over four years, creating a dilemma for Israel. What began as an Arab Spring uprising in 2011 created an opportunity for the Islamic State group to join the rebels against the Assad regime and begin consolidating power along Israel’s northern border. The civil war is not a conflict…

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, was celebrated a few days ago. Jews in Israel and around the world took stock of the previous year and sought to make right any outstanding grievances in order to secure God’s blessing for the new year. It was a difficult year for Israel, full of challenges both at home and abroad. But it was also a year of many miracles, as God protected His people from hundreds of attempts to harm them by enemies bent on Israel’s destruction. Some lives were lost, but many more were saved. To live in Israel, you must be…

We received a beautiful narrative written by a young Israeli soldier who asked us to share his story with our readers. Hananya Naftali, the author, is a 20-year-old Christian soldier serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. Over the last two years, Hananya witnessed many things he would like the world to know about the IDF, including what it was like to fight in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge last summer. In his own words, here is the story of Hananya’s combat boots. If My Shoes Could Speak / Israeli Soldier If my shoes could tell my story, All the scratches…

Today marks 30 days until Congress votes on whether to approve or reject the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran Deal. Although President Obama tried to circumvent Congress’ authority in this matter by sending the treaty with Iran to the United Nations Security Council for approval immediately after it was signed, Congress still has an important role to play. If Congress rejects the deal, it has the power to maintain American sanctions over Iran’s economy and severely hamper its ability to continue its nuclear program. President Obama has pledged to veto any Congressional vote against…

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