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Pope Francis praises the ‘hidden holiness’ of everyday saints

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Pope Francis cautioned against the false appearances of those who are proud or vain, saying that true holiness is found in the silent, everyday witness of the poor and humble. (Photo: AP) “We should think about so much hidden holiness there is in the Church; Christians who remain in Jesus,” the Pope told those present in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse ... Read More »

Rehabilitation of Gaza on hold due to Fatah – Hamas’ disagreements

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Last week Ahmed Assaf, spokesman of Fatah in the West Bank, issued a harsh statement against Hamas accusing it of mounting a “new insurrection” against the Palestinian Authority, undercutting Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, and preventing the Palestinian unity government headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah from extending its sovereignty to the Gaza Strip, reports JCPA. (Photo: 5pillarz.com) The statement was issued after ... Read More »

Israel and Sunni powers display convergent interests

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The surprising cooperation, doors that might open to which Netanyahu referred in an address to the nation seems an allusion to key Sunni countries in the region, Two-and-a-half sentences stuck out from all the others in Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s comments to the nation Saturday night when he said Operation Protective Edge would continue, albeit with the troops deployed differently. ... Read More »

Egyptian Army Destroys 13 Hamas Terror Tunnels


Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to Gaza, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to, according to AFP. In April, an Egyptian court outlawed Hamas, much like it banned the Muslim Brotherhood earlier this year, and ordered all of its assets seized. As part of these operations, the ... Read More »

ISIS in the Gaza Strip, facing Israel


Hamas seems to be losing control of the dozens of terror cells in the Gaza Strip, Gatestone reports. Hamas prevented local journalists from covering the ISIS rally in the Gaza Strip last month as part of its effort to deny the existence of ISIS in the Gaza Strip. But Hamas seems to be trying to cover the sun with one ... Read More »

1800 years old Church burned to the ground by ISIS in Mosul

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Militants from the radical jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have set fire to a 1,800-year-old church in Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul, a photo released Saturday shows, Al Arabiya reports. (Photo: Associated Press) The burning of the church is the latest in a series of destruction of Christian property in Mosul, which was taken by the ... Read More »

Egyptians hope Israel will destroy Hamas

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Over the past week there are voices coming out of Egypt and some Arab countries — voices that publicly support the Israeli military operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Gatestone reports. They see the atrocities and massacres committed by Islamists on a daily basis in Iraq and Syria and are beginning to ask themselves if these serve the interests ... Read More »

Regret in Israel, Netanyahu mourning over death of Palestinian as revenge over 3 Israeli teens

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If we are to heal this nation, the killing of Muhammed Abu Khdeir must rid us of the illusion that we enjoy a distinctive moral superiority over our neighbors, writes TImes of Israel. is this more shattering for Israel than the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, when an arrogant psychopath decided, in a context that provided him with no little encouragement, that ... Read More »