After three days of debate, a majority of the nations represented on the UN Security Council (UNSC) opposed the decision by Israel to withhold monies from the Palestinian Authority (PA) to offset funds used for the PA “pay-to-slay” program.
In two weeks, Jews around the world will read the Megillah (Book of Esther) and celebrate the holiday of Purim. On the same evening they are celebrating victory over the archetypal evil personified by Haman, a supermoon will appear in the heavens. Several rabbis agree that a rare confluence of events is especially auspicious for the unfolding of the Messiah.
A careful retrospective of current events reveals an interesting sequence: The Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem issued a ruling that prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple and one week later, the Palestinians stormed the Sha’ar HaRachamim (the Gate of Mercy, also known as the Golden Gate), an area that had been closed off to Jews and Muslims alike for 16 years.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers risk their lives standing between Israel and their enemies so it is horrifying when haters of Israel target them, hurling insults and taking video in an attempt to instigate a response that can be posted on the Internet for the detriment of Israel. Now, a campaign that turns the cameras around is beating anti-Israel propagandists at their own game.
Two IDF soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in a ramming attack on Sunday night in what the Palestinians are claiming was a car accident. Hamas praised the “martyrs” killed in the attack while the nearby residents claimed it was an automobile accident that took place on the way to work – at 3:30 a.m.