Israeli Media: Russia and Hezbollah are ‘Officially’ Working Together

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Israeli writer Dov Lieber sneeringly refers to Hezbollah as a “Shiite terror group” in one of his latest articles for the Times of Israel. Based on a report published over a Lebanese website, the article asserts that Russia and Hezbollah are now engaged in “official” military coordination in Syria.

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Settler Attack on Jerusalem Church Comes One Month After Unearthing of Burial Tomb Believed to be that of Jesus

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[ Ed. note – According to an article posted today at Uprooted Palestinians, Jewish settlers attacked and vandalized the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The article doesn’t mention it, but the attack comes less than a month after archaeologists, in what is being hailed as a major discovery, opened up a burial chamber at the church that is thought to have been the actual tomb of Jesus.

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Israeli Court Drops Charges in Slaying of Two Palestinian Siblings

[Ed. note – I put up a post back in April reporting on the deaths 23-year-old Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail and her 16-year-old brother, Ibrahim Taha, killed by Israeli forces at the Qalandiya military checkpoint on April 27. Witnesses at the time said it did not appear that either posed any threat to the officer who shot them. Nonetheless, as the article below reports, an Israeli court has dropped criminal proceedings in the case. ]

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Veterans Forced to Repay Signing Bonuses…While Billions in Aid Continues Flowing to Israel

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Petition Launched to Stop Veterans from Having to Repay Bonuses

By  Richard Edmondson

Let’s say you recruit somebody to do a job for you. Because it’s a particularly dirty job, you’re having trouble finding people to fill the position…so… to sweeten the pot, you offer a $20,000 “signing bonus.” That’s in addition, of course, to the monthly salary you plan to pay them. The added incentive helps. People start signing their names on the dotted line to go to work for you.

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UNESCO Backs Motion Nullifying Jewish Ties to Temple Mount

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[ Ed. note – What if it turned out there really was a Jewish temple in Jerusalem at one time, but that it did not stand where most people now think it did? A year ago I published an article entitled Wailing at the Wrong Wall: Misunderstandings About Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which explored that very question–namely that the temple stood at a different location from what is today referred to as the “Temple Mount.”

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