Is America Starting To Target Thought Crime?

Last week, Michelle Obama made headlines when she exhorted graduating high schoolers in a commencement address to monitor their families for politically incorrect thoughts and behaviors.   To one journalist, this was more than an off-hand comment made by the first lady. In the opinion of Cheryl Chumley, a reporter for The Washington Times and […]

Pope Hints That Catholic Priests May Be Allowed To Have Sex Someday

Pope Francis on Monday said he believed that Roman Catholic priests should be celibate but the rule was not an unchangeable dogma, and “the door is always open” to change.   Francis made similar comments when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires but his remarks to reporters on a plane returning from a Middle East […]

Rabbis Ascend Temple Mount, Call for Sovereignty There

About 30 rabbis from various streams in the religious-Zionist movement went up to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday in preparation for Tuesday evening’s opening of the 47th anniversary of its liberation during the Six Day War of 1967.   The group that organized the activity said it “expressed the eternal and […]

Sponsors of Pentagon’s alarm-raising climate

Retired military officers deeply involved in the climate change movement — and some in companies positioned to profit from it — spearheaded an alarmist global warming report this month that calls on the Defense Department to ramp up spending on what it calls a man-made problem.   The report, which the Obama administration immediately hailed […]

Pope takes action on secret archives

Pope Francis nixed a plan to open secret Vatican archive files relevant to the Holocaust following pressure from Germany and France, an informed Western diplomat based in Tel Aviv told WND.   Francis was to make the announcement Sunday during his speech at Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as […]

Nasrallah’s latest war speech is taken literally

The Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s belligerent speech Sunday night, May 25, on the 14th anniversary of the IDF’s withdrawal from south Lebanon, was taken by Israel’s top military chiefs as the precursor for operational plans to bring his forces up to the Israel border in South Syria and the Golan – not just to fight […]

Baptists, Just Without the Baptisms

For several years, membership in Southern Baptist churches has been in decline. The American denomination hit its peak in 2005 with 16.6 million members, and since then, communities have seen a steady drop, hitting 15.8 million members in 2012.   That’s nearly one million members lost in roughly a decade—a period during which the overall […]

Pope briefed on history of the Two Temples

JERUSALEM (TNA)– After a visit at the Dome of the Rock and after descending from the Temple Mount Pope Francis visited the Western Wall (Kotel) on Monday (May 26), where he prayed and placed a note among the Kotel’s stones.   Before approaching the Holy site the Pope received a briefing on the history of the Temple […]

Feiglin’s Sovereignty on the Temple Mount Seminar

A few hundred people and I packed the Knesset’s downstairs auditorium on Sunday to learn more about Jewish history and Israeli sovereignty on the Temple Mount, as well as a vision for Jerusalem’s future.   The Temple Mount is going mainstream, and I had to pull a few strings to get into the seminar, while […]

Hamas and Fatah agree on make-up of unity government

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas agreed on the make-up of a national unity government on Tuesday in the most significant step yet toward healing their seven-year rift.   The two groups said they had decided on a list of independent, technocrat ministers who will run the government pending elections in at least six months […]