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VIDEOS: Rays of Light in the Darkness 2017

Sarah Stern
Founder & President of EMET

Ambassador Ron Dermer
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States

Colonel Richard Kemp
British Army (ret.)

 

Ashfraf Halabi
Israeli Druze Soldier

Congressman Juan Vargas
D – California

Congressman Mark Meadows
R – North Carolina

Senator James Inhofe
R – Oklahoma

Nadiya Al-Noor
Young Muslim Zionist

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President Trump Hits the Reset Button on the Middle East

Monday had been a historic day. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem from the Jordanians, President Trump made a historic visit, the first of any American president in US history, to the Western Wall. The timing of this could not have been better.  Fifty years ago on this very eve, for the first time in over 2,000 years, we saw the return of my people, the Jewish people, to our one most sacred site, the Western Wall, or the Kotel, and the re-establishment of a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty. And for the first time since the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, all of the major Abrahamic faiths have had free and open access to their houses of worship within this sacred city.

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Trump, Abbas and the Repeating Themes of the Middle East Peace Process

Recently, the current Palestinian Authority (PA) President-for-Life, crooked politician, and reigning Holocaust denier, Mahmood Abbas, met with President Trump in Washington D.C. The two discussed the prospects for “peace negotiations” between the PA and Israel. Trump seemed optimistic about these prospects; apparently, the PA’s recent decision to boost the financial rewards they give to the Palestinian terrorists and the families of these terrorists, has, in no way, chilled his enthusiasm.

The fact that Abbas flagrantly lied at the podium about his regime’s continued incitement of the Palestinians and the unique “occupation” of Palestinian land by the Israelis also is unlikely to slow the Trump administration’s peacemaking fervor.

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Embarking on a Fool’s Errand

In his memoir, My Life, President Bill Clinton wrote “Right before I left office, Arafat in one of our last conversations, thanked me for all my efforts and told me what a great man I was.’ ‘Mr. Chairman.’ I replied, ‘I am not a great man. I am a failure, and you have made me one.”

I am bringing this up because last week, we saw President Trump, the fourth President in succession — after President Clinton, President George W. Bush and President Obama — being seduced by the siren song of brokering peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians and the lure of securing his place in history.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Bring Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi to Justice

The Trump administration has taken a huge step in getting back U.S. power prestige in the Middle East.

On March 14, 2017, a criminal complaint was unsealed charging Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Tamimi with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. nationals outside the U.S., resulting in death. Also unsealed was a warrant for Tamimi’s arrest and an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint and arrest warrant. There was also an extradition request to Jordan.

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