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Tracking events and trends in Israel, the U.S., Russia and throughout the Epicenter (the Middle East & North Africa)

AUTHOR JOEL ROSENBERG WARNS TRUMP AGAINST UPCOMING MEETING WITH PUTIN By Chris Mitchell, CBN News, July 13, 2018 President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet face-to-face Monday at the presidential palace in Helsinki – a move author Joel Rosenberg believes is a bad idea. “Personally, I don’t really want President Trump in […]
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Posted: July 15, 2018, 4:46 am
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Yesterday was not an easy one in the Epicenter. Here’s the latest as of 7:30am, Israel time: More than 200 rockets and mortar rounds were fired at Israel by terrorists in Gaza on Saturday, July 14 — the biggest salvo of attacks since August 2014. Tens of thousands of Israeli civilians in […]
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Posted: July 15, 2018, 4:29 am
UPDATED: (Jerusalem, Israel) — Since the early hours of Saturday morning until this very moment as I write this column at 9:00pm (update: 10pm) Saturday night, terrorists in Gaza have unleashed the most intense barrage of attacks on Jewish civilians in southern Israel since the August 2014 rocket war. So far, more than 174 rockets […]
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Posted: July 14, 2018, 6:04 pm
Life is not easy in Jordan these days. The economy is struggling to grow and create enough jobs under the weight of 1.3 million Syrian refugees, in addition to masses of Iraqi refugees who flooded into Jordan during two wars and an insurgency. The government is trying to house, clothe, feed, educate and provide jobs […]
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Posted: July 3, 2018, 4:51 pm
There’s no question the Singapore Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un has been “historic,” as Mr. Trump noted in his press conference. [Click here for full transcript.] Never before have the most senior leaders of the United States and North Korea ever met face to face, and they have certainly never before […]
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Posted: June 12, 2018, 1:09 pm
(Washington, D.C.) — Iranian leaders hated it. Most European leaders hated it. So did most former advisors to President Obama and Vice President Biden, and most of Washington’s so-called “experts.” But this is hardly news. What’s fascinating is that most Arab leaders loved it. I’ve spoken with two very high-ranking Arab officials in recent days […]
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Posted: May 23, 2018, 5:27 pm
(Washington, D.C.) — Life can be funny. You never know who you’re going to meet along the way. In 1993-1994, Paul Ryan and I worked together as policy analysts for a conservative organization called Empower America. He worked out of one cubicle, primarily as an aide to former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp. I worked in […]
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Posted: May 18, 2018, 6:42 pm
UPDATED: (Jerusalem, Israel) — Shalom from Jerusalem. Please keep both Israelis and Palestinians in your prayers today and all month. If there was ever a time to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, this would be it for we are in a unique moment in history. The mood here among Israeli Jews is celebratory — festive, […]
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Posted: May 14, 2018, 1:22 pm
(Jerusalem, Israel) — Tensions between Iran and Israel are spiking dramatically after four major recent events: Israel stole 100,000 top secret Iranian nuclear weapons documents and then revealed them to the world. President Trump denounced the fatally flawed Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) and announced the U.S. is withdrawing from the agreement and will impose tough […]
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Posted: May 10, 2018, 4:47 pm
(Jerusalem, Israel) — After a careful policy review by senior administration officials, and consultation with a wide range of U.S. allies, President Donald Trump today kept his promise by announcing the U.S. will terminate the nuclear deal that President Obama and Secretary John Kerry negotiated with Iran. The President also announced the U.S. will imposing […]
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Posted: May 8, 2018, 6:59 pm