Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mrs Sara Netanyahu attend reception with President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes, in honor of moving the Paraguayan Embassy to Jerusalem, May 21, 2018.
- Netanyahu at Paraguay embassy opening: Israel has no better friend than Paraguay , JERUSALEM POST, Herb Keinon
- Aide: Palestinian Leader Making Swift Recovery in Hospital, US NEWS, Josef Federman, Associated Press
- Why Has The Rainbow Nation Fallen For Hamas’ Darkness And Deception?, HUFFINGTON POST, Dan Diker
- UN Chief Urges Lebanon’s Hezbollah to Halt Military Action, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK TIMES
- World Council of Churches Gets It Wrong On Gaza, CAMERA, Olav Fykse Tveit
1 – Netanyahu at Paraguay embassy opening: Israel has no better friend than Paraguay , JERUSALEM POST, Herb Keinon
PM Netanyahu and President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes Dedicate Paraguay Embassy in Jerusalem, May 21, 2018
“Israel remembers its friends, and has no better friend than Paraguay,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday at the opening of the country’s embassy in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu, attending his third embassy opening ceremony in the capital in a week, pledged that now is the time for Israeli-Paraguayan cooperation to “flow like water.”
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2 – Aide: Palestinian Leader Making Swift Recovery in Hospital, US NEWS, Josef Federman, Associated Press
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is alert and making a swift recovery after being hospitalized with a fever over the weekend and should be released within days, an aide and a hospital doctor said Monday.
Saeb Erekat said Abbas is in “very good health” after spending several hours visiting the Palestinian leader in a Ramallah hospital Monday.
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3 – Why Has The Rainbow Nation Fallen For Hamas’ Darkness And Deception?, HUFFINGTON POST, Dan Diker
Hamas, the Islamic government and terror group, rules the Gaza Strip with an iron fist without regard for human or civil rights, says Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs project director.
While the South African government likely views the Gazan side as the weaker and therefore “just” party regardless of terror actions or declarations of jihad against the Jews, Hamas’ terror crusade has sent young Gazans to their deaths by inciting and compensating them thousands of dollars to penetrate the Gaza-Israel border fence in to kill innocent Israeli citizens, including children, to “retake Palestine” from the Jews.
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4 – UN Chief Urges Lebanon’s Hezbollah to Halt Military Action, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK TIMES
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized Hezbollah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon and urged the militant group to halt military activities inside and outside the country, including in Syria.
In a report to the Security Council obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Guterres also called on Lebanon’s government and armed forces “to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hezbollah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity” outside the authority of the state.
He said Hezbollah’s military activity violates a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm and the Taif Accords that ended the country’s 1975-90 civil war. In the semi-annual report on implementation of the 2004 resolution, the secretary-general said Hezbollah’s engagement in the Syrian conflict also violates Lebanon’s official policy of “disassociation,” or neutrality in regional affairs.
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5 – World Council of Churches Gets It Wrong On Gaza, CAMERA, Olav Fykse Tveit
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is a Christian ecumenical organization with a troubling history of shilling for the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The WCC’s pro-Communist leanings are so well known that they were highlighted in an episode the FX spy-drama, The Americans. The episode, which aired during season five, was titled, appropriately enough, “The World Council of Churches.”
Sadly enough, the WCC also has a long history of shilling and covering for Israel’s (and America’s) enemies in the Middle East. WCC officials deny it but the organization has given support to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, which seeks to turn Israel into a pariah state. In its witness about the Middle East, the WCC roars like a lion at Israel while remaining relatively silent about the destruction of religious and ethnic minorities at the hand of jihadist organizations in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria.