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State Department denies reports

The State Department is denying reports on Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry has ordered the dismantling of his team of Middle East peace negotiators following the breakdown of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority last month.   The deputy spokesperson at the State Department, Marie Harf, told reporters in Washington on Monday […]

Jews Pray on Temple Mount

Tens of Jews ascended to the Temple Mount Tuesday, on Israel’s Independence Day (Yom Haatzmaut).   They were warned not to pray at the location, but they did so anyway. The police escort who accompanied the Jewish groups was friendly and polite, according to the Jewish activists.   Seven of the gates to the Mount […]

Likud Convention May Vote on Temple Mount Prayer

The question of Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount may be decided by the Likud Convention. As per a decision Tuesday by the Likud’s internal court, the Directorate of the Likud Convention will decide Wednesday whether to bring the matter before the the Likud Convention plenum, which convenes Wednesday and Thursday.   The Likud […]

Likud Convention May Vote on Temple Mount Prayer

The question of Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount may be decided by the Likud Convention. As per a decision Tuesday by the Likud’s internal court, the Directorate of the Likud Convention will decide Wednesday whether to bring the matter before the the Likud Convention plenum, which convenes Wednesday and Thursday.   The Likud […]

I Reached an Agreement With Abbas

President Shimon Peres revealed on Monday that three years ago he reached a peace agreement with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.   Speaking to Channel 2 News in a special interview on the occasion of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), Peres said that his contacts with Abbas were made on behalf of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but that at the […]

California School District Gives Students

The Rialto school district in California is under fire over a stunning eighth-grade assignment that asked students to write an argumentative essay about the Holocaust and “whether or not you believe this was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”   The thoroughly debunked […]

‘Child-Friendly’ Satan Statue

It may seem absurd – or given the moral state of the nation, appropriate — but the grounds committee for the Oklahoma State Capitol, the Preservation Commission, has been asked by The Satanic Temple, a group from New York, to place a privately funded statue of Satan, complete with pentagram and two fawning children at […]

It’s OK to Say ‘Jesus’ in Prayers at Town Meetings

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Town of Greece, New York did not violate the First Amendment mandate that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” when it allowed clergy to invoke the name of “Jesus” and use other Christian language when giving opening prayers at meetings of the town’s […]

An Iranian stealth submarine sinks before targeting a mock US carrier in an a naval exercise

A new Iranian Ghadir-class stealth mini-submarine, home-built with Chinese technology, recently sank near the Strait of Hormuz, while preparing for a Revolutionary Guards naval exercise to practice sinking or disabling a mock-up US aircraft carrier, DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report exclusively. Read More: An Iranian stealth submarine sinks before targeting a mock US carrier […]

Feds Say California Immigrant License Needs Tweaks

Federal authorities say the proposed design for a California driver’s license for immigrants in the country illegally doesn’t meet national security standards. Read More: Feds Say California Immigrant License Needs Tweaks – ABC News.