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Hamas ‘Just Waiting for Abbas to Die,’ as Palestinian Unity Deal Falters

(Worthy News) – Hamas’ latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade. Instead, the terror group’s top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a second Gaza, according to the assessments of Israeli defense experts. After years of failed attempts at reconciliation,…

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Guatemala says it’s begun working on moving embassy to Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry said Monday it had begun working on moving the country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a day after President Jimmy Morales announced he would follow US President Donald Trump’s controversial lead on the holy city. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received the presidential order and is starting the process…

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Top Hamas official says Palestinian unity deal collapsing

(Worthy News) – Hard-line Hamas Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar said on Thursday that the reconciliation deal with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction was collapsing, just 10 weeks after the agreement was reached. The rivals signed a deal brokered by Cairo on Oct. 12 after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of the…

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Hezbollah's young adherents emboldened after US announcement on Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Ali is six, and yet already he fiercely chants “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” at a rally alongside his family. It is a typical Beirut rally, organized by the Shia militia Hezbollah, to protest US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “At six, he…

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Palestinians won’t meet with Kushner, Greenblatt or any US officials on peace

(Worthy News) – The Palestinians will not meet with any United States officials regarding the peace process in the future, in response to US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a senior diplomatic adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told The Times of Israel on Sunday. The…

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Ancient tomb door with stunning menorah carving revealed in Israel

(Worthy News) – As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah comes to a close, the discovery of an ancient tomb door with a stunning menorah carving is providing a fascinating glimpse into Israel’s rich history. The basalt tomb door, which is undergoing preservation work, was recently put on display by the Institute of Archaeology at Hebrew…

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Mike Pence delays Middle East trip until after Senate tax reform vote

(Worthy News) – Vice President Mike Pence will postpone his trip to Egypt and Israel until after the Senate votes on the GOP’s tax reform bill, according to a statement released by his team Monday. “The largest tax cut in American history is a landmark accomplishment for President Trump and a relief to millions of…

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Parched Sea of Galilee to be replenished with desalinated water

(Worthy News) – With the Sea of Galilee dropping to dangerously low levels, Israel’s Water Authority will begin pumping desalinated water into the freshwater lake, Hadashot TV news reported Monday. As Israel appears poised to face a fifth year of lackluster precipitation, the Water Authority has begun work to replenish the northern lake responsible for…

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Israel strikes 40 Hamas targets over two weeks in response to rocket fire

(Worthy News) – Israeli jets struck six Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday night, after rockets were fired into southern Israel earlier in the evening, one of which slightly damaged a home. Israel Air Force planes struck the targets, including a military compound that served as a training site and other terrorist…

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Knesset to vote on death penalty for terrorists

(Worthy News) – Following the demand of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, the leaders of the coalition parties on Sunday evening approved the Yisrael Beytenu party’s bill mandating the death penalty for terrorists. The bill will be brought to a preliminary vote in the Knesset plenum. MK Robert Ilatov, Yisrael Beytenu Parliamentary Group Chairman, said, “Today…

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