Vocativ, a deep-web intelligence gathering news service with offices in Tel Aviv and New York, has uncovered an ISIS hit list of US churches targeted for terror attacks during the holidays. The summons is consistent with recent events in Cairo and Berlin. It also fits Islamic State's recent issue of its English magazine titled, "Break the Cross."
In an unusual year when the first day of Hanukkah and Christmas fall on the same day, Rabbi Benjamin Blech reflects on convictions that, in spite of differences, are shared by Jews and Christians.
As Hanukkah and Christmas approach, the Prime Minister of Israel has a special message from the Jewish State for Christians around the world.
According to this Israeli news intelligence analysis, the war against ISIS is a "colossal failure." As a result, Israel now has threats pressing in from every border.
In the name of Allah, terror attacks are striking targets in Arab countries with whom Israel has relationships. They are also erupting in Western nations that do business with the Jewish state. Is Israel an intentional connection or an accidental one?
This year Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years happen at the same time. One Jewish response is humor. Yingle Belz? The Little Drummer Boychick? See for yourself in the video below. Merry Crisismukkah!
In a sermon on the Temple Mount last Friday, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem announced in Allah's name that if the US moves its embassy to Israel's capital city, it will be a "declaration of war on all Muslims."
It is a remarkable admission and an implicit rebuke. Two days ago outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon told his agency's Security Council that their institutions has a long history of anti-Israel sentiment. "Decades of political maneuvering." he said, "have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports and committees against Israel."
According to the book of Exodus, God himself carved the Ten Commandments onto tablets of stone. That engraving is said to be inside the Ark of the Covenant, whereabouts unknown. Apart from these, the oldest known inscription of the Ten Commandments onto stone was, for several years, used as paving. This is that tablet's story.
Israeli analysts look at the fall of Aleppo and conclude that America "has no real say in the next chapter of [Syria's] horrific war." Instead, the US Democratic party is using Syrian bloodshed to delegitimize the President-elect. One purpose? To prevent a resolution in Syria that would trump Obama's failure.