It’s Time to Build in Jerusalem

Yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem, which has not brought about the diplomatic disasters or waves of violence opponents of such a move have warned of for decades. Now, writes Efraim Inbar, Israel should take advantage of the present circumstances to construct housing and infrastructure in the city and its immediate environs—for reasons religious, historical, and strategic:

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More about: Israeli Security, Jerusalem, Jordan Valley, Trump Peace Plan

Hamas Has Started a New Phase of Its War with Israel

After a prolonged period of sporadic unrest and acts of terror, the situation in Israel has erupted this week. Almost nonstop rocket fire from Gaza began on Monday, with Hamas firing some 100 rockets at Tel Aviv in a short span of time last night, leaving at least three dead. Meanwhile riots have broken out in several cities, and an Arab mob in the city of Lod burned three synagogue and two schools, amidst other damage to persons and property. Yoav Limor, assessing the situation, explains that Hamas has renewed its ongoing war on the Jewish state:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security