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Jeff Sessions Used The Bible To Defend Family Separation & His Own Church Clapped Back At Him

There's been quite a bit of backlash over Jeff Sessions' use of the Bible to defend the Trump administration's controversial policy of separating …

Europe and America part ways when it comes to “religious freedom”

RELIGION and human rights have always had an intense, tortured relationship. On one hand, liberty of conscience and belief is one of the first and …

Religion

Is US faith really rising under Trump as Mike Pence claims?

<b>US Vice-President Mike Pence has said "faith in America is rising once again" - thanks to President Donald Trump. America's religious climate has shifted in recent years, but has it been in the direction Mr Pence suggests?</b><p>What did Pence say?<p>"Faith in America is rising again because President Trump …

When The Palestinians Blamed Israel For Violence At The UN, Nikki Haley’s Response Stuns The Room

9:56 PM 05/15/2018Benny Johnson<p>US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had a simple response Tuesday when Palestine’s Ambassador to the UN …

Israel Kills Dozens at Gaza Border as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

<b>Right Now:</b> Palestinian officials say at least 58 people have been killed in the latest round of protests.<p>• More than 2,700 Palestinian demonstrators were injured on Monday — at least 1,350 by gunfire — along the border fence with Gaza, the Health Ministry reported. The mass protests began on March …

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in …

Israel

‘This Is Not a Drill’: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation

If you were in elementary school in the early 1950s, chances are that you had the fear of nuclear holocaust drummed into you with fair regularity. Children were taught “duck and cover” techniques, which typically meant hiding under their desks as if that would save them from an atomic bomb landing …

What I saw in Jerusalem

On his first visit to Jerusalem, Al Jazeera's Showkat Shafi saw how daily life is completely segregated for Israelis and Palestinians.<p>Of all the places I wanted to visit, Palestine has always been at the top of the list. So when I got an opportunity to go there on a reporting assignment, I was very …

North Korea nuclear crisis: Diplomacy will prevail

Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ could forgo the Middle East and materialize in the Korean Peninsula.<p>Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. (photo credit: …

North Korea

Trump: Neither Israelis nor Palestinians looking to make peace

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump declined to give a timeline for releasing the US plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, telling an Israeli newspaper that he is not convinced that either party is committed to the process.<p>"We are going to see what goes on," Trump told "Israel …

Israel’s Clash With Iran and Syria: 5 Takeaways

JERUSALEM — Israel’s cross-border clash with Iranian and Syrian forces on Saturday was a sharp escalation of long-brewing hostilities along its northern frontier — and a bracing alert to those who have focused on other areas of the Syrian civil war, on other aspects of Iran’s strategic …

Middle East

The open war with Iran has begun

The "Shadow War" between Israel and Iran has been going on for years, bringing us closer and closer to today's events and what is to come.<p>><br>• ><p>SECURITY …

The harsh reality for Palestinians: The rules of the game in the Middle East are changing

Six Arab foreign ministers met in Jordan's capital on Saturday to discuss the response to the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. …

Middle East

Arab World to Palestinians: Maybe You Don’t Really Need Jerusalem as a Capital

A very short month ago, President Trump recognized reality by acknowledging that Jerusalem was capital of Israel. While his announcement officially …

Does This Tiny Piece of Clay Mean the Bible Is True?

A seal found buried near the Western Wall in Jerusalem has led to grandiose claims about its ability to verify parts of the Bible.<p>Last week, Israeli …

Pakistan official accuses U.S. of betrayal after suspension of military aid

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani officials denounced the Trump administration's decision to suspend military aid Friday, decrying what they called "arbitrary deadlines" and "unilateral pronouncements," while members of the opposition called for retaliation.<p>In one of the harshest actions in years between the …

Pakistan

Israelis Don't Care How the UN Votes. Here's Why.

The Jewish state is secure enough to shrug off the world body's longstanding rhetorical hostility.<p>When President Donald Trump announced on Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis cheered; support for the move in Israel was almost universal. When the United …

WATCH: Netanyahu's Christmas Message: Merry Christmas And An Extraordinary Offer To Christians

On Christmas Eve, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a tweet wishing Christians around the world a Merry Christmas, pointing out that …

Christianity

The president just called the world’s bluff on Jerusalem

The region, we’re told, will explode over President Trump’s supposedly rash Jerusalem decision, so brace yourselves for turmoil and violence. (As if …

World leaders slam Trump's Jerusalem move as 'irresponsible' and 'dangerous'

From Europe to the Middle East to Australia, U.S. allies and adversaries alike lined up Wednesday to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to later move the U.S. embassy there.<p>World leaders painted the decision as unilateral and …

Israel

Why Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem is a big deal

Here’s a look at why President Trump’s decision Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is big news:<p>The debate over Jerusalem is a part …