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Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack

A missile launched from Syria struck southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country’s top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in neighboring Syria. The incident, marking the most serious violence between Israel and Syria in years, pointed to

Opinion

Opinion – Global Cannabis Reform: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

With so much of the current news focus on North American cannabis legalizations, one may need to be reminded that cannabis reform has been happening for a long time around the globe. The November 2020 U.S. election brought several new states under some form of expanded legal guidelines and Mexico has recently voted to begin

Arizona Today with Lyle Rapacki

Arizona Today: Interview with Rabbi Jack Zimmerman

Dr. Lyle Rapacki interviews Messianic Rabbi Jack Zimmerman. Rabbi Jack talks about what Messianic Judaism is, and shares his views about Israel, President Biden, and what President Trump did for the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

Religion

Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country’s powerful Orthodox establishment, ruling that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens. The landmark ruling, 15 years in the making, centered around the combustible question of who is Jewish

International

Palestinians torn as Israel seeks Gulf tourists in Jerusalem

When the United Arab Emirates agreed to normalize relations with Israel, the Palestinians decried the move as a “betrayal” of both Jerusalem, where they hope to establish the capital of their future state, and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the city’s holiest Muslim site. But with Israel now courting wealthy Gulf tourists and establishing new air

International

Road to Saudi ties with Israel being paved, cautiously

Saudi Arabia, the most powerful Arab nation and home to Islam’s holiest sites, has made its official position on the region’s longest-running conflict clear: Full ties between the kingdom and Israel can only happen when peace is reached with the Palestinians. Yet state-backed Saudi media and clerics are signaling change is already underway with Israel

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