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Israel gears up for second day of violent protests over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Israel was preparing Saturday for fresh riots and demonstrations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid calls from Hamas for wide-scale confrontation. Hundreds of Palestinians were marching Saturday from the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis toward the border fence,…

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Netanyahu Thanks Trump for ‘Historic Decision’ to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

(Worthy News) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday thanked President Donald Trump for his “historic decision” to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying it will advance peace in the Middle East. “President Trump, thank you for today’s historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Netanyahu said in a video statement. “The Jewish…

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Egypt reeling from attack on mosque in Sinai that killed 305

(Worthy News) – Egypt was reeling Sunday from the horrific militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305 people two days earlier — the deadliest assault by Islamic extremists in its modern history and a grim milestone in a long-running fight against the insurgency led by an Islamic State affiliate. Survivors and…

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North Korea Day of Prayer offers message of hope for Christians in pariah state

(Worthy News) – North Korea continues to imprison, execute and torture Christians but opportunities are opening to weaken the totalitarian regime’s grip, politicians, religious leaders and religious freedom charities heard on Wednesday. Speakers at the International Prayer Day for North Korea, hosted in Westminster, warned ‘darkness covers the entire society’ and urged Christians to act.…

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Al-Aqsa Mosque Imam: 'Israelis are waging war on Al-Aqsa'

(Worthy News) – Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, is accusing “extremist” Jewish organizations of waging a legal battle aimed at achieving Israeli sovereignty in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In his weekly sermon on Friday, Sabri said that the dangers to the mosque and the Islamic sites in Jerusalem still exist,…

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Federal court upholds prayer in Congress

(Worthy News) – A federal court ruled Wednesday that Congress can continue to open its sessions each day with a prayer, and upheld the House’s ability to pick and choose who’s allowed to lead the prayer. U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, a Bush appointee who sits in Washington, D.C., rejected a challenge by Daniel…

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Judge Rules Against Fla. County's Prayer Policy That Bars Atheist Invocations

(Worthy News) – A federal judge has ruled against a Florida county government’s prayer policy that bans atheist invocations from its public meetings. In a decision released Saturday in Williamson v. Brevard County, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida concluded that the Brevard County Board of Commissioners was unlawfully limiting who…

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