Your news from Israel – 4 January 2017 – The Jerusalem Journal – Brian Schrauger

SPLITTING JERUSALEM WOULD BE LIKE ‘SOLOMON CUTTING THE BABY IN HALF’ …by Brian Schrauger

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While visiting Jerusalem this week, former US presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told Israelis that “we are in a remarkable time right now.” Asserting that the only explanation for Israel’s rebirth and achievements is God, he said that a two state solution is a “diplomatic fantasy.” What’s more, he told legislators here, its insistence that Jerusalem be divided “is like asking Solomon to cut the baby in half.” READ MORE…

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MENORAH AND CROSS ETCHINGS DISCOVERED IN JUDEAN CAVE …Video Included

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While caving during Hanukkah, Mickey, Sefi and Givoni made an astonishing discovery. Inside a cistern-cave, they found an array of carvings, including depictions of the Second Temple menorah and a Christian cross. Nearby, doves were raised for sacrifice in the Temple. READ MORE…

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MAHMOUD ABBAS AND THE NO-STATE SOLUTION …by Khaled Abu Toameh

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Contrary to the world’s assertion that Israel is responsible for failure of the two-state solution, Khaled Abu Toameh reports that the reality inside the Palestinian territories is a no-state solution. Abbas’s own party is split in half, defecting to Hamas, and most Palestinians want him to go. As a result, there is no functional government to lead an independent Palestinian state. READ MORE…

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REPORT: NO US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AT SEA IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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Over the next week, and for the first time since the Second World War, no US Navy aircraft carriers will be carrying out missions – anyplace, including the Middle East. According to the US, thousands of Marines on board different American ships are prepared to respond to any threat that might surface. READ MORE…

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