Your news from Israel – 21 December 2016 – The Jerusalem Journal

IN LAND LIBERATED FROM ISIS, REMAINING CHRISTIANS PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS …by Seth Frantzman

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It sometimes seems that Israelis are more concerned about persecuted Christians in the Middle East than Christians in the West. Instead of arguing about Christmas, Seth Frantzman, op-ed editor of the Jerusalem Post, wonders how the radically dwindled community of Christians in Iraq are going to celebrate it. READ MORE…

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THE OLDEST KNOWN 10 COMMANDMENTS TABLET

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According to the book of Exodus, God himself carved the Ten Commandments onto tablets of stone. That engraving is said to be inside the Ark of the Covenant, whereabouts unknown. Apart from these, the oldest known inscription of the Ten Commandments onto stone was, for several years, used as paving. This is that tablet’s story. READ MORE…

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‘MOVING US EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM IS A DECLARATION OF WAR ON MUSLIMS’

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In a sermon on the Temple Mount last Friday, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem announced in Allah’s name that if the US moves its embassy to Israel’s capital city, it will be a “declaration of war on all Muslims.” READ MORE…

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WATCH: YINGLE BELZ? LITTLE DRUMMER BOYCHICK?

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This year Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years happen at the same time. One Jewish response is humor. Yingle Belz? The Little Drummer Boychick? See for yourself in the video below. Merry Crisismukkah! READ MORE…

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