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Israel’s former UN envoy: Major concern over Biden re-entering Iran nuclear deal
Speaking on the Jewish News Podcast, Danny Danon said Israel is worried a Democrat administration would want to re-negotiate the agreement
November 6, 2020, 12:55 pm  
Danny Danon at the United Nations representing Israel
Israel’s former UN ambassador has said Jerusalem’s central concern about the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency is his wish to re-enter nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Speaking on a Jewish News podcast, Danny Danon said if Biden were to start talking to Iran again, it would push Israel towards more regional alliances with Arab states who shared Jerusalem’s fears.
“For us, the major issue is Iran,” he told the podcast’s presenter Phil Dave. “Mr Biden said very clearly that he would re-enter the JCPOA [Iran nuclear deal]. That is a major change from the policy of Trump’s administration.
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“Here in Israel we have to recalculate and get ready for a new era. The way we see it, this is a miserable agreement, breached many times by the Iranians. We were against it from the beginning.
“Not only us but many leaders of moderate Arab countries in the Middle East would have to think about what they do if the US changes course so dramatically. They are very worried about the Iranian nuclear race, and they don’t have the capabilities we have in terms of defence systems.”
Danon, who is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, said he thought Arab states worried about Tehran’s intentions may at first try to convince Biden “not to engage with Iran, not to re-enter the JCPOA”.
However, he added: “If it happens, you will see interesting alliances in the region, with the bond between Israel and those countries becoming even stronger.”
While acknowledging Biden as a “charming” man who cares about Israel, Danon said Israel wanted to see if a Biden White House would bring back some members of Barack Obama’s team.
“We have some bad memories from those players,” he said. “The way they treated our prime minister [Netanyahu], the way they tried to push a revolution in the Security Council before he left office, we don’t have good memories, so it will be interesting to see who is around Biden if he enters the White House.”
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Night of Heroes: Rabbi Sacks presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by Tony Blair
Former prime minister pays tribute to the emeritus chief rabbi as the man 'who inspired me to re-read the Torah and discover its power and wisdom'
February 20, 2018, 4:08 pm
For the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Sward, sponsored by the Clore Duffield Foundation, there could only be one presenter.
Former prime minister Tony Blair arrived in Britain from the Middle East on Monday morning and on Monday night he and the former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, fell into heartfelt familiarity which clearly struck a chord with everyone present at the Night of Heroes.
The tone was struck by compere David Walliams who announced that “the leader of the Labour Party” was going to present the award to Lord Sacks, before winking and declaring, to laughter, that it was a Labour leader with different dates from the present incumbent.
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And Mr Blair himself seemed slightly taken aback by the warm reception he received, admitting that “I don’t often get that kind of reaction these days”.
In remarks which spoke of the long friendship between the two men, Mr Blair recalled his first days in No 10 and telling the then Chief Rabbi that he envied him. “Here am I, Jonathan, I have a whole country to manage. You’ve only got to manage the Jewish community”. Lord Sacks truly replied: “I feel your envy is somewhat misplaced.”
Jonathan Sacks’ greatest achievement, said Mr Blair, was the ability to teach “without making you feel stupid. It was he who inspired me to re-read the Torah, what we call the Old Testament, and re-discover its power and its wisdom. His mission has never been to dazzle, but to educate.”
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Prince Charles: Rabbi Sacks’ immense learning spanned sacred and the secular
Heir to the throne says with his passing, the Jewish community, our nation and the entire world have lost a leader whose wisdom, scholarship and humanity were without equal
 Prince Charles has “profound personal sorrow” at the death of former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks aged 72.
The heir to the throne, who attended the 2013 handover ceremony from Lord Sacks to his successor Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, shared his tribute on Sunday through social media.
This comes after heartfelt tributes poured in from across the Jewish community and around the globe, following an announcement that the faith leader, educator, academic and author had lost his battle with cancer.
A friend of Rabbi Lord Sacks, the Prince of Wales said it “was with the most profound personal sorrow that I heard of the death of Rabbi Lord Sacks.
“With his passing, the Jewish community, our nation and the entire world have lost a leader whose wisdom, scholarship and humanity were without equal.
“His immense learning spanned the sacred and the secular, and his prophetic voice spoke to our greatest challenges with unfailing insight and boundless compassion.
“His wise counsel was sought and appreciated by those of all faiths and none, and he will be missed more than any words can say. Although Rabbi Lord Sacks’ death is a cause of the greatest possible sadness, we give thanks for the immeasurable contribution which – in the tradition of the most revered teachers of the Jewish people – he made to all our lives. I send my deepest condolences to his family.

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Israeli minister warns of war if Biden returns to Iran Deal
“If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran.”
By LAHAV HARKOV   NOVEMBER 5, 2020 20:48Email Twitter Facebook fb-messenger
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during a speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 20, 2020 (photo credit: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE)
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during a speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 20, 2020
Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden’s position on the Iran Deal could lead to war between Israel and Iran, Settlements Minister Tzachi Hanegbi warned on Wednesday night.
“Biden has said openly for a long time that he will go back to the nuclear agreement,” Hanegbi said. “I see that as something that will lead to a confrontation between Israel and Iran.”
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Hanegbi said he is not concerned about a likely Biden victory on most fronts, including the area of settlements, but Iran is a glaring exception.
The minister told Channel 13 News that he, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and most Israelis saw the Iran Deal signed by the Obama administration in 2015 – known formally as the The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – as “mistaken – and that’s an understatement.”
“If Biden stays with that policy, there will, in the end, be a violent confrontation between Israel and Iran,” he stated.
Hanegbi said US President Donald Trump’s declared goal to negotiate a deal with Iran is not the same, because it would be “a different agreement that he would force through maximum pressure sanctions.”
Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairman Zvi Hauser (Derech Eretz) took a more optimistic approach. Hauser was cabinet secretary during part of Biden’s tenure as vice president and said he knows Biden’s stances and that he is a true friend of Israel.
“I assume that even if the Iran Deal is renewed… it will be better than the previous one,” he told Army Radio on Thursday. “There is broad agreement that it had significant holes when it comes to the interests of the free world.”
Hauser said the Middle East has changed since Biden left office in 2016. “This is a Middle East in which Iran is much more dangerous, in which its weapons and technology are much more accurate and much deadlier… This is not just Israel’s problem, but the whole world’s problem.”
Though Biden and Trump may have different ways of reaching an agreement with Iran, Hauser said the result is what’s most important: “Is he restraining Iran and preventing it from getting nuclear weapons?”
Hauser argued that “today, everyone understands the agreement wasn’t enough to prevent” Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and “countries of the free world know this is their test” – to stop Tehran from doing so.
A nuclear Iran would trigger an arms race, in which Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt would develop their own nuclear weapons, Hauser warned.
“No one sees Iran’s behavior, creating instability in the Middle East, and thinks it’s right to let them win,” he added. “Neither the Americans nor Israel will allow a nuclear Iran.”
Meanwhile, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin told The Jerusalem Post that Trump’s loss would not be a factor in deciding when Netanyahu will initiate an election.
“I don’t think that would be the relevant consideration,” Levin said.
Gil Hoffman contributed to this report.

From: DunggateNov-10 5:19 PM 
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Assessing the future of the Palestinian Arabs
Kamala Harris talks of "humanitarian" asistance to the PA - translated to 'pay for slay," but there are other scenarios in the works. Op-ed.
 Tags: Kamala Harris terrorist payments Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 10/11/20 04:10 PM
Israel’s recent peace agreements with three Muslim countries require major new assessments of the country’s strategic position. This will have to be carried out in conjunction with a re-verification of its political aims. Yet, very little of this can be seen so far in the Israeli public domain.
It would be a major mistake if in Israel the authorities do not simultaneously reflect on what these changes can mean for the future of the Palestinian Arabs. Only if Israel understands what may happen in the territories of these enemies can it best define its own actions.

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Israel: Shin Bet Reveals Hamas Efforts to Recruit Minors for West Bank Attacks
avatarby i24 News
Palestinian children compelled to participate in a Hamas military parade. Photo: Twitter.
i24 News – The Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic security agency, revealed Monday Hamas’ efforts to recruit minors to conduct terrorist attacks in the West Bank.
According to a press release, in October the Shin Bet arrested two minors living in the West Bank community of Beit Umar.
A subsequent probe revealed that Hamas had recruited the two in an outreach effort stretching across multiple social platforms and lasting several months.
The Shin Bet pointed at Balal Kardi, a Gaza-based member of the Hamas military wing cyber unit, as the recruiter of the two.
According to the Shin Bet, the pair was supposed to receive funds, weaponry and apparel to conduct attacks in the West Bank. The two also reportedly tried manufacturing improvised explosive devices, but with little success.
Hamas had tasked them with a number of assignments, including gathering intelligence on Israeli settlements and Israel Defense Forces troops in the area.
The Gaza terrorist group also wanted the minors to set up a shooting attack and an abduction of an Israeli citizen, pledging a financial reward for their acts and vowing to take the responsibility for them.
This month, the prosecution filed indictments against the would-be attackers at the Juvenile Military Court. 


From: DunggateNov-11 10:26 AM 
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Ilhan Omar used her election win to spread a vicious blood libel about Israel
Ilhan Omar is at it again with her brutal antisemitism. She only wants to be in Congress to bring down Israel. She doesn't care about the real issues in America or the world, and here is proof.
Ilhan Omar and her Antisemitism
Is this the first time that Ilhan Omar has publicly shared her antisemitic thoughts? Not even close to it. And sadly, it most likely will not be the last. You can argue that maybe she was just misinformed about the situation here. Except that argument does not work for someone like Ilhan Omar. Spreading blood libels like this recent one is the norm for Omar.
She has compared Israel to Iran and to Nazi Germany. She supports the BDS movement which calls for the destruction of the Jewish state.
People do not question Omar like they should. No one cares about the truth or the facts. People who follow her and worship her believe her – no matter how hostile she is toward Israel and the Jewish people. And she knows that she is lying. She purposely spreads the lies and the hate.
Omar and Her Hate for AMERICA
It is not only Israel she hates. It is America. She is a dangerous woman!
Did people already forget the way she talked about 9/11 and said, “Some people did something?” Did people already forget the way she laughed in the face of terrorism?
It is truly shameful that she is in the American congress. She is brutal to America and America’s allies. It is enough! Americans have to wake up to how detrimental she is to American society. The truth matters, and more people should want to hear it.

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PRINCE CHARLES: I have lost a trusted guide, an inspired teacher and a friend
WRITING EXCLUSIVELY FOR JEWISH NEWS, the heir to the throne pays tribute to Lord Sacks as a “source of wisdom, sanity and moral conviction in bewildering and confusing times”.
JN Podcast Special: Tribute to Rabbi Lord Sacks
‘It was the honour of our lives to work for Rabbi Lord Sacks’
Dan Sacker, Joanna Benarroch and Debby Ifield find the words beyond the tears after losing an inspiring boss, mentor and friend.
When we were asked to write something about our boss Rabbi Sacks, the truth is that we weren’t sure we could.
We didn’t know if it was possible to find the words beyond the tears and we apologise now because this piece, try as we may, will not do him justice.
His passing, too sudden, too soon, when there was so much work still to do, has left a gaping hole in so many people’s lives.
We find it so difficult to comprehend a world without him in it. It doesn’t seem fair, it doesn’t make sense, and we don’t think it will for a very long time to come.
Rabbi Sacks was a giant of his – or any – generation, a Gadol HaDor, an irreplaceable and irrepressible leader of leaders, and a peerless and wise teacher whose intellectual clarity and moral voice carried such weight across the global Jewish community and far beyond. 
Yet to us, as he was to all who had the privilege of working for him, he was above anything else an inspiring boss, mentor and friend. He was the person who phoned us multiple times a day, sometimes to discuss work-related matters but more often than not just to chat about a new book he’d ordered, a new idea he’d read, a random YouTube music video he’d discovered or to laugh at a good joke he’d heard. 
He was the person we spent our working day with, helping to coordinate and prepare him for his various engagements, draft countless articles and speeches, write and research books and record videos, always challenging us to push boundaries, to never accept things as they were, to utilise every avenue possible to bring his ideas to the world. He was even the person who trusted us enough to tweet and use Facebook on his behalf!
But he was so much more than that. He was the person who quietly, away from the limelight, gave so many individuals, groups, rabbonim or organisations who needed it, and needed him, his most precious thing: time, which he did so willingly, unfailingly and consistently. 
He was the person who quietly advised global leaders, helped mediate other peoples’ problems and offered endless support and guidance to anyone who asked his advice. And he was the person who called us when we had personal traumas or issues to deal with. And called again an hour later to check in. And again an hour after that. 

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RUMORS OF WAR: Could Israel and the US be planning to attack Iran?
(OPINION) JP – In 2008, after the election that brought former US president Barack Obama to power, there were some officials in Israel who were confident that the previous president, George W. Bush, would not leave the office with Iran’s nuclear facilities still standing. They were wrong.
Iran’s nuclear facilities are not only still standing; they have grown in quality and quantity. This is important to keep in mind amid speculation – once again during a presidential lame-duck period – that in his last few weeks in office, Donald Trump will either order US military action against Iran or give Israel a green light, as well as some assistance, to do so on its own.
Continue reading RUMORS OF WAR: Could Israel and the US be planning to attack Iran? at End Time Headlines.

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Tributes to ‘ultimate entertainer’ Des, and ‘only O’Connor to be barmitzvahed!’
TV star whose mother was Jewish, and claimed to be the only person named O'Connor to have had a barmitzvah, died following a fall at his Buckinghamshire home
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Veteran entertainer Des O'Connor with his CBE at Buckingham Palace
Entertainer Des O’Connor has died at the age of 88 – days after a fall at his home.
The TV star died on Saturday, his longtime agent and family friend Pat Lake-Smith said.
Born in Stepney in 1932 to a Jewish mother and Irish father, the entertainer used to joke that he was the only O’Connor who ever had a Bar Mitzvah.
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She said in a statement to the PA news agency that the “ultimate entertainer” had been recovering from the fall when he died.
“It is with great sorrow that I confirm that Des O’Connor passed away yesterday,” she said.
“He had been admitted to hospital just over a week ago, following a fall at his home in Buckinghamshire.
“He was recovering well and had been in great spirits, visited by his family – in accordance with hospital lockdown regulations – and looking forward to going home.
Des O’Connor, 88, who sadly passed away on Saturday 14 November.
“Unfortunately yesterday evening his condition suddenly deteriorated and he drifted peacefully away in his sleep.”
O’Connor presented his own prime-time TV shows for over 45 years.
He was known for shows like Today With Des And Mel and Des O’Connor Tonight.
His agent said: “Des, who was 88, was so well loved by absolutely everyone. He was a joy to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional.
“He loved life, and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him. He is survived by his wife Jodie, their son Adam and his four daughters, Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.
“Jodie’s world is shattered, she and Adam and Des’s daughters are hurting more than you could possibly imagine.
“Des was the ultimate entertainer.
“He loved being on stage – entertaining a live audience. He always said the sound of laughter was like the sound of heavenly music.
“He had a fabulous international TV career, presenting his own prime-time TV shows for over 45 years. On stage he starred at almost every leading venue throughout the world.”
O’Connor launched his showbiz career in the mid-1950s and first began fronting his own TV show in 1963.
The four-times married star has appeared on stages around the world including hundreds of shows at the London Palladium.
He had his own US TV programme and his chat show Des O’Connor Tonight was a British television staple for a quarter of a century.
He also hosted Channel 4 quiz show Countdown with Carol Vorderman, with the pair bowing out together in 2008.
Aged 75 in 2007, he married singer-songwriter Jodie Brooke Wilson, then 38, four years after he first proposed and 17 years after they first got together.
They had a son three years before the wedding.
He had four daughters from his three previous marriages.
His singing career saw him sell 16 million records and spend 117 weeks in top 10 of the charts.
O’Connor was made a CBE for his services to entertainment and broadcasting.

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