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How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as “Civil Rights”

    How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as “Civil Rights”

JERUSALEM — In a troubling trend that continues to be overlooked by international media, the Temple Activist movement that seeks to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and replace it with a Third Temple continues to advance its agenda. The movement’s forward progress is largely thanks to its successful…

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In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream

    In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream

The iconic golden dome of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque, located on the Temple Mount or Haram el-Sharif, is the third holiest site in Islam and is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of the city of Jerusalem. Yet, this ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is…

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Emboldened by Trump, Netanyahu Takes His Election Bid to Dangerous New Levels

    Emboldened by Trump, Netanyahu Takes His Election Bid to Dangerous New Levels

On February 18, members of extremist Jewish groups raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). They clashed with Palestinian worshippers, as Jewish settlers attempted to shut down the gate of Al-Aqsa itself. The clashes involved the Israeli Army and police, who opened fire and brutally assaulted Palestinians, leading to scores of injuries. On February 19, the Israeli…

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Will Scott Morrison Move Australia’s Embassy to Jerusalem?

    Will Scott Morrison Move Australia’s Embassy to Jerusalem?

Like the United States, Australia’s Prime Minister announced today that his country is considering the possibility of transferring its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The announcement has been said to be geared towards internal elections in Canberra, an attempt to win the votes of Jewish voters in the district. Australian Prime Minister…

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Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu’s Manchurian Candidate

  Forget Putin, Trump is Acting in Every Way Like Netanyahu’s Manchurian Candidate

WASHINGTON — (Analysis) In the months leading up to the 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, the U.S. has colluded with Israel in a string of policies and decisions that completely undermine the legitimacy of the agreement, not to mention Palestinian claims to justice, freedom and ultimately peace. As these policies unfold, one cannot help…

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Jewish Voters in Jerusalem Elections Have 187 Polling Stations, Palestinians Only Have Six

  Jewish Voters in Jerusalem Elections Have 187 Polling Stations, Palestinians Only Have Six

Palestinians in Jerusalem will be given only six polling stations in the upcoming municipal elections while Jews will have 187, it emerged yesterday. Pointing to plans by Israel’s Interior Ministry, Haaretz reported that despite the fact that occupied East Jerusalem is home to 40 per cent of Jerusalem’s population, these Palestinian neighbourhoods will be serviced by only…

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De-Arabizing Jerusalem: Biblical “History” Underwrites Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing

  De-Arabizing Jerusalem: Biblical “History” Underwrites Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — It is 2:30 p.m. on a weekday in Jerusalem’s Old City, and one would expect the stores and restaurants to be open and busy. Standing near one of the first stations along the Via Dolorosa, the final path Jesus took as he carried his cross to his own crucifixion,  I was looking…

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Saudi Arabia’s Religious Diplomacy Targets Jerusalem

  Saudi Arabia’s Religious Diplomacy Targets Jerusalem

A United Arab Emirates-backed Saudi effort to wrest control from Jordan of Islam’s holy places in Jerusalem signals a sharper, more overt edge to Saudi religious diplomacy and the kingdom’s quest for regional hegemony that risks deepening divides in the Muslim world. The effort also serves to support Donald J. Trump’s plan for a resolution of…

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Lockheed Martin Opening Jerusalem Preschool for Israelis

  Lockheed Martin Opening Jerusalem Preschool for Israelis

JERUSALEM — American aerospace contractor and maker of the F-35 stealth fighter jet, Lockheed Martin, is opening a “one of a kind” science-focused preschool in Jerusalem, with plans to serve Israeli children as young as five, according to a press release from Jerusalem’s municipality. In May of this year, an Israeli military official openly bragged…

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US Ambassador to Israel Poses with Photoshopped Image Depicting Jewish Temple Replacing Mosque

  US Ambassador to Israel Poses with Photoshopped Image Depicting Jewish Temple Replacing Mosque

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was yesterday photographed posing with a picture of Jerusalem in which a Jewish temple stands in place of Al-Aqsa Mosque. The photo of Freidman being gifted the poster was taken during a visit to the city of Bnei Brak’s ultra-Orthodox Achiya institute, which helps children that suffer from learning…

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