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TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said President Donald Trump is “worthy of all praise” for his decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem in May and it was “only a matter of time” before other countries follow suit.

byDeborah Danan27 Feb 2018, 2:55 PM PST0

Canada's Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer, say they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if they regain power in next year's election

TEL AVIV — The Canadian opposition Conservatives said Monday they would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel if they win the election in 2019, adding that they recognize “the obvious fact that Israel, like every other sovereign nation, has a right to determine where its capital is located.”

byDeborah Danan27 Feb 2018, 2:53 PM PST0

antisemitic vandalism (Michael Thomas / Getty)

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reports that antisemitic incidents rose in the U.S. by a record amount in 2017, but also reports that physical attacks on Jews fell dramatically.

byJoel B. Pollak27 Feb 2018, 11:26 AM PST0

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s mayor on Tuesday suspended a plan to impose taxes on properties owned by Christian churches, backing away from a move that had enraged religious leaders and led to the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 9:11 AM PST0

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a protest against the Israeli police raid on Jerusalem's al-Aksa mosque in Khan Yunis. (photo credit:REUTERS)

TEL AVIV — Hamas security forces have stepped up their pursuit of Islamic State operatives and supporters as well as other Salafist jihadists in the Gaza Strip, even while a Hamas delegation is visiting in Egypt led by politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh, a senior Gaza jihadist affiliated with IS ideology told Breitbart Jerusalem.

byAli Waked27 Feb 2018, 8:28 AM PST0

Backdropped by a mosque minaret Palestinians watch the funeral of Mohammed Al Amma, 17, in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, Saturday, June 28, 2008. Al Amma was shot and killed by Israel troops during clashes in the village early Saturday morning, Palestinian medical sources said. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian Authority’s religion ministry has stopped the work of Muhammad Abahreh, the preacher of the biggest mosque of Jenin in the northern West Bank, after he accused the leadership of the PA of treachery against the Palestinians in his sermon last Friday.

byAli Waked27 Feb 2018, 8:28 AM PST0

Christian worshippers queue to visit the Tomb of Christ, where according to Christian belief the body of Jesus was laid after his death, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Jerusalem's Old City, on March 23, 2016.

In a sharply worded statement Monday, Cardinal Edwin O’Brien announced the closing of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to protest what he called Jerusalem’s “systematic campaign against the churches and the Christian community in the Holy Land.”

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.27 Feb 2018, 7:58 AM PST0

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, is greeted by Russian President Vladimir Putin during the arrival ceremony for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vladivostok, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow.

byAaron Klein27 Feb 2018, 7:01 AM PST0

The church bell embossed with a swastika and the text: 'Everything for the Fatherland Adolf Hitler' in the Jakobskirche village church pictured on June 13, 2017 in Herxheim, Germany. For 82 years the 1930s-era church bell, cast when Germany was ruled by Adolf Hitler, hung in the 1,000-year-old church tower without attracting much notice until a local newspaper reported on its existence. Now the village residents are struggling to figure out what to do with it. Some, including the mayor, claim replacing it would be too expensive and removing the text and swastika would distort the bell's ring, while others, including the church organist, are appalled and are demanding something be done. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

BERLIN – A German village has decided to keep a contentious Nazi-era church bell that bears a swastika and the words “All for the Fatherland – Adolf Hitler”, arguing it serves as a reminder of the country’s dark past.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 4:21 AM PST0

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Aid workers sent to conflict zones representing the United Nations and international charities routinely sexually assault the very people they are sent to help, a former aid worker has claimed.

bySimon Kent27 Feb 2018, 3:23 AM PST0

Syrians run for cover following a reported barrel-bomb attack by pro-government forces on the Dharat Awad neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 20, 2014. In three years, more than 150,000 people have been killed and nearly half the country's population have fled their homes. AFP PHOTO / TAMER AL-HALABI (Photo credit should read TAMER AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Given the enormous death toll of the ongoing war in Syria, it is easy to overlook—or fail to attribute importance to—the psychological well-being of those who have endured. But the severe trauma faced by so many Syrians has left an entire generation with intangible scars. It is an issue that, somewhat counter-intuitively, Syria’s arch-enemy, Israel, is addressing.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 2:30 AM PST0

Syrian children and adults receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack at a makeshift clinic on the rebel-held village of al-Shifuniyah in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus late on February 25, 2018. A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical attack on the besieged Syrian rebel enclave, a medic and a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 civilians had suffered breathing difficulties after a regime warplane struck the village. / AFP PHOTO / HAMZA AL-AJWEH (Photo credit should read HAMZA AL-AJWEH/AFP/Getty Images)

A Russia-ordered “humanitarian pause” has gone into effect to allow civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, giving a brief respite to the residents of the besieged area that has been under intense attack by the Syrian government for weeks.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 2:17 AM PST0

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi King Salman on Monday replaced top military commanders including the chief of staff, state media said, in a major shake-up of the kingdom’s defense establishment.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 1:39 AM PST0

AFP / by Anuj Chopra | The site of an archaeological discovery north of the city of Sakaka in Saudi Arabia's northwestern Al-Jouf province, with a carved sculpture of a camel's legs seen in the foreground (R)

Squinting in the Saudi desert, Hussain al-Khalifah points at his unprecedented archaeological discovery — camels carved on russet-hued rocky spurs that could shed new light on the evolution of rock art.

byBreitbart Jerusalem27 Feb 2018, 1:17 AM PST0

Israeli woman with rifle (Oded Balilty / Associated Press)

When mass shootings take plan in the U.S., commentators routinely raise Israel as a case study to prove that guns in the hands of citizens save lives.

byCaroline Glick26 Feb 2018, 3:19 PM PST0

TEL AVIV – The downing of an Israeli F-16 by Syrian air defenses two weeks ago was due to pilot error, an investigation carried out by the Israel Air Force published Sunday found.

byDeborah Danan26 Feb 2018, 12:50 PM PST0

performs a prayer in gratitude to God near the Dome of the Rock in the Haram al-Sharif compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, in the Old City of Jerusalem on July 27, 2017, as Palestinians ended an almost two-week boycott

TEL AVIV – Three Arab Israeli men were indicted on Monday for plotting to carry out a suicide attack at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in the name of the Islamic State terror group, the Shin Bet security agency said.

byDeborah Danan26 Feb 2018, 12:48 PM PST0

BELGIUM-EU-ISRAEL-DIPLOMACY Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini looks on during a press conference at the European Council in Brussels on December 11, 2017. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ?holding talks on December 11 with EU foreign ministers, days after the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move the premier had long sought but which has been met by widespread condemnation. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

BRUSSELS — European Union and Arab League countries insist that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state, as the U.S. prepares to move its embassy there in a step angering the Arab world.

byBreitbart London26 Feb 2018, 9:59 AM PST0

Public sector employees in the Gaza Strip went on strike Monday over unpaid salaries, amid a dispute between the two major Palestinian factions.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 6:45 AM PST0

n this Sunday, May 4, 2014 photo, an Etihad Airways plane prepares to land in Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. Fast-growing Gulf carrier Etihad Airways says it and Alitalia have reached a deal in principle for the United Arab Emirates-based airline to buy a 49 percent stake in the struggling Italian airline. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Israel warned 30 countries about specific terror threats in the course of 2017, Israel Economy Minister Eli Cohen has claimed.

bySimon Kent26 Feb 2018, 6:17 AM PST0

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TEL AVIV – Palestinians are becoming more extreme and an increasing number of them support terror against Israel, a new poll published on Sunday found.

byDeborah Danan26 Feb 2018, 6:01 AM PST0

NEW YORK — Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did extensive pro bono work for the Clinton Global Initiative.

byAaron Klein26 Feb 2018, 5:40 AM PST0

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After being gifted a place into the last 16 by the withdrawal of an Iranian opponent, Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul went on to win a bronze medal at the Dusseldorf Grand Slam in Germany on Saturday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 4:32 AM PST0

Israeli policemen remove the barrier tape at the scene where police said a Jewish man was stabbed with a screwdriver in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Al-Tur on August 11, 2016 A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded a young Jewish man in Jerusalem before fleeing, in what Israeli police said was a suspected 'terrorist' attack. / AFP / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian who was convicted in early February for murdering a 29-year-old pregnant Israeli woman, Michal Halimi, last summer was given a life sentence Sunday and another five years that will be served for other crimes he committed.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 3:51 AM PST0

An Israeli soldier keeps guard near a Palestinian woman standing by a Star of David graffiti sprayed by Israeli settlers near an army checkpoint in the centre of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on May 18, 2009 during a visit by a delegation of ultra-nationalist Israeli MPs protesting against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's promotion of the easing of restrictions on Palestinians.

Checkpoints in the West Bank and Gaza will be under military curfew from Tuesday until Sunday, March 4, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 3:08 AM PST0

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Jerusalem – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to be questioned as a suspect in a further case of alleged corruption and as a witness in another, Israeli media reported Sunday.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 2:38 AM PST0

This photo released on Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group and civilians gathering to help survivors from a street attacked by airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Fresh regime air strikes and heavy clashes shook Syria’s rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday, despite a UN demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria’s civil war.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 1:45 AM PST0

A Syrian girl holds an oxygen mask over the face of an infant at a make-shift hospital following a reported gas attack on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on January 22, 2018. At least 21 cases of suffocation, including children, were reported in Syria in a town in eastern Ghouta, a beleaguered rebel enclave east of Damascus, an NGO accusing the regime of carrying out a new chemical attack said. Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011, the government of Bashar al-Assad has been repeatedly accused by UN investigators of using chlorine gas or sarin gas in sometimes lethal chemical attacks. / AFP PHOTO / HASAN MOHAMED (Photo credit should read HASAN MOHAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A child died and at least 13 other people suffered breathing difficulties after a suspected chemical attack on a besieged Syrian rebel enclave Sunday, a medic and a monitor said.

byBreitbart Jerusalem26 Feb 2018, 12:59 AM PST0

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TEL AVIV — An Egyptian intelligence security delegation arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Sunday in an effort to save the reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas as talks have reached a dead end between the two parties.

byAli Waked25 Feb 2018, 3:23 PM PST0

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in a tunnel that was reportedly used as a training centre by the jihadists, on March 1, 2017, in the village of Albu Sayf, on the southern outskirts of Mosul. Iraqi forces launched a major push on February 19 to recapture the west of Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, retaking the airport and then advancing north. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released photos over the Telegram chat application of jihadists who took part in an attack against Egyptian army headquarters, where the terrorist organization says the military operation of the Egyptian army is run against Wilyat Sinai, the Egyptian branch of IS.

byAli Waked25 Feb 2018, 3:22 PM PST0

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TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the U.S.’ announcement that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence as a “great moment for the citizens of Israel.” The prime minister is also expected to invite President Donald Trump to inaugurate the embassy in May, Israeli media reported.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:39 AM PST0

TEL AVIV – Yet another poll published Saturday showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud gaining steam with an additional two seats predicted for the party if elections were held today, up two from last week’s results from the same pollsters.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:31 AM PST0

Polish President Andrzej Duda makes a statement in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, July 24, 2017. Duda announced that he will veto two contentious bills widely seen as assaults on the independence of the judicial system. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

TEL AVIV – An official delegation from Poland will arrive in Israel in the coming days to reach an understanding on the controversial bill which criminalizes blaming the eastern European country for any Holocaust-related crimes, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Saturday.

byDeborah Danan25 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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The State Department is considering an offer from billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to help pay a new embassy in Jerusalem after moving from Tel Aviv.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 6:38 AM PST0

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, reviews honor guards, as he takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier outside of Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia. Seeking to improve the country's image, authorities in Egypt are pulling out all the stops to ensure that President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly is a diplomatic success. El-Sissi flew to New York Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, with some two dozen loyal lawmakers and media figures who will be on hand to express support for the general-turned-president during his four-day stay in New York. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, Pool, File)

CAIRO, Egypt — Campaigning began in Egypt’s presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 2:54 AM PST0

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet takes off on a combat mission with a Su-30 bomber in the foreground, at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Since early morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading for missions. (AP Photo/Vladimir Isachenkov)

Israeli satellite imagery has confirmed the deployment of Russia’s newest Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets in war-torn Syria.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 2:01 AM PST0

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Amid pressure from Israel and rising tensions between the two states, Poland will freeze its new controversial Holocaust law.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 1:33 AM PST0

The UN Security Council voted unanimously to condemn North Korea's latest missile test, but with no new sanctions resolution imminent the US may take unilateral steps

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Saturday demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria “without delay” to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 1:22 AM PST0

In this file photo taken on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 a man watches Russian military jets performing in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia. The Russian military says major war games, the Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, set for next month will not threaten anyone. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

MOSCOW — Russia has tested over 200 new types of arms in Syria during its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a senior lawmaker said Thursday, as Moscow was accused of taking part in airstrikes against rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

byBreitbart Jerusalem25 Feb 2018, 12:52 AM PST0

NEW YORK — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a purported rebuttal to a four-page House Republican memo from earlier this month that alleges abuse of surveillance authority on the part of Obama-era federal agencies.

byAaron Klein24 Feb 2018, 8:47 PM PST0

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TEL AVIV — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah announced the Palestinian Authority’s 2018 budget on Monday, which will stand at a total of $5.8 billion.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Mourners, including his mother (C), carry the body of Qassem Abu Ouda, a Palestinian who was shot dead following reported attacks on Israelis, during his funeral on March 15, 2016 in the West Bank town of Hebron. Three Palestinians, Qassem Abu Ouda, 30, and Amir Juneidi, 22, from Hebron, and Yousef Taraya, 18, from the nearby village of Bani Naim, carried out two attacks on March 14, 2016 -- a shooting and a car-ramming -- on Israelis at the entrance of Kiryat Arba (near Hebron) before they were shot dead, the Israeli army said. / AFP / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Hamas has angered the family of a senior Palestinian jihadist after the group told them they would not be allowed to erect a mourning tent on behalf of their relative to receive condolences as is customary in Palestinian society.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

Muezzin, Ibrahim Goban recites the call to prayer from the steps inside a minaret at Istanbul's famous Blue Mosque on December 8, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blue Mosque, one of Turkey's most visited tourist sites, will undergo the most extensive renovations since being built. The renovations are expected to begin in 2017 and take approximately three and a half years to complete. The project will see work done to the mosques tiles, main dome, outer marble layers, all minarets and a refurbishment of the underground drainage system. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV — Saudi investigators and security forces have brought in author and intellectual Muhammad al-Sahami for questioning after he criticized the building of mosques and the calls to prayer through Muezzin loudspeakers.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.

TEL AVIV — The Islamic State has released propaganda photos over the encrypted Telegram messaging application purporting to show the actions of its members along the border area between Syria and Iraq.

byAli Waked24 Feb 2018, 9:19 AM PST0

A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, Dec. 6, and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. His decision could have deep repercussions across the region. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

U.S. will move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem on May 14; State Dept. considers accepting private donations to pay for the embassy; Already furious Palestinians condemn embassy move on ‘Naqba Day’ — ‘Catastrophe Day.’

byJohn J. Xenakis24 Feb 2018, 7:30 AM PST0

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