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An Israeli living in Los Angeles told Israel Hayom he believes that Palestinians are exploiting the ongoing riots across American cities as a cover to attack synagogues.

Several L.A. synagogues have been vandalized or even destroyed during the protests, including one in Beverly Hills. “F**k Israel” and “Free Palestine” graffiti appeared on one Los Angeles synagogue during riots this week.

Eyal Dahan said he is sure that people protesting the killing of a black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, are not responsible for these attacks. Dahan believes Palestinians “exploited the opportunity to destroy synagogues.”

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Iran allegedly hacked into Israel’s water system and tried to increase the amount of chlorine and other chemicals in the water supply pumped into people’s home, according to the Financial Times which reported details on the April attack this week. 

“If the bad guys had succeeded in their plot we would now be facing, in the middle of the corona crisis, very big damage to the civilian population and a lack of water and even worse than that,” said Yigal Unna, head of the National Cyber Directorate.

The attack on the water supply marks the first time innocent civilians rather than IT or data have been targeted in an apparent tit-for-tat series of cyber-attacks that has been going on between Israel and Iran.

“Cyber winter is coming and coming even faster than I suspected,” Unna said. “We are just seeing the beginning.”

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Israel is gearing up for a controversial decision expected to be taken by the government next month to unilaterally extend the country’s sovereignty to territory that Palestinians also want for a future state. 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said cabinet discussions on annexation would begin on July 1. He is expected to easily secure a majority vote in either the Knesset or within his cabinet. 

But while Netanyahu is pushing forward at full speed, Israel’s main ally, the United States, is trying to put the brakes on annexation at least for now, according to recent media reports. A senior Israeli source said it appears America “want to downplay the enthusiasm” for a fast annexation while it deals with its own domestic problems instead.

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Laurie Cardoza-Moore has now accused me and Dr. Michael L Brown of ‘staging’ confrontations on film. Crazy! First she attacks the Messianic believers in Israel and asks Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו to silence us. Here is my response. forgive me for the humor…if I didn’t laugh, I might cry… I am not personally offended, but I am concerned for the Jewish people who will be turned off to the gospel by her lies about Jewish believers.

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Press Release – May 13, 2020

Severe violation of freedom of expression: For the first time in Israel, the Council for Cable and Satellite Broadcasting threatens to close “Shelanu” channel, sponsored by God TV

The managers of “God TV’s” underwritten channel “Shelanu” that broadcasts in Hebrew on channel 182 on “HOT” cable were surprised by the warning that was sent today by Asher Biton, the Chairman of Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council to “HOT” cable, which stated that he is considering terminating the broadcasting of the channel that began airing right after Israeli independence day, two weeks ago. In the warning, “HOT” cable is requested to represent its position by the 19th of May.

GOD TV is a pro-Israel, evangelical Christian media company, which broadcasts its content to approximately 300 million homes across the globe, with a potential viewing audience of over one billion people. Additionally, its content is delivered online and it has a combined following of some 5.8 million people on social media. GOD TV also distributes a PRO-ISRAEL daily email “The Israel Insider’”.

“We were approached last year by HOT cable inquiring about GOD TV resuming its Israel broadcast. We immediately asked if we could broadcast content in Hebrew to the general public and they answered in the affirmative. Thus began an honest partnership with HOT.

“HOT cable applied to the council based on our request. An application that was never presented or seen by anyone at GOD TV. HOT informed us that our application was accepted. We hope that any issue that needs to be straightened out between HOT and the Broadcasting Channel will be solved quickly, in order to preserve our freedom of expression and freedom of press,” said Ron Cantor, the Israel Regional Director for GOD TV.

The opposition to the channel apparently arose, not because of any content on Shelanu, but because of a poorly worded fundraising video. GOD TV CEO Ward Simpson has expressed his regret for this video.

“For the past 25 years, GOD TV has been a friend and avid supporter of Israel. Israel is core and central to who GOD TV is and what GOD TV does. It is very disheartening to hear and read these misunderstandings and to be thought of as anything other than Israel’s champion. In my excitement and zeal to present this great news of approval, there were things said that could have and should have been said differently. For this I apologize once again. And be assured, I do understand why it was offensive. When our Messianic Jewish partners alerted us that video was insensitive, we immediately took it down that day.

“We would never intentionally do anything to damage the excellent relationship between the hundreds of millions of evangelical Christians around the world, Israel and the Jewish people. Our viewers love Israel, support Israel and have deep admiration for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Jewish people. GOD TV and Shelanu TV have no intention of trying to convert Jews to a different religion and abhor using any form of coercion. We understand the anti-proselytizing laws in Israel and honor them. We also have no desire to escalate tensions with the communications council. We look forward to working with the council to find an amiable resolution,” said Ward Simpson, CEO of GOD TV.

“We believe there is a serious threat to freedom of expression, in our pluralistic democratic society. The channel ‘Shelanu’ is no different than many channels today broadcasting content to the Ethiopian, Russian and Arab communities in Israel. It is absurd that anti-Israeli and anti-Zionist content is broadcast freely every day on cable television in Israel, and a pro-Israel, Zionist channel like ours is under investigation,” said Avi Mizachi, a Shelanu board member. “We should be free to broadcast content of our community as well.”

“As Israelis, we request that the law will be applied to us exactly as it is applied to anyone who wants to share their faith view, from Orthodox Jews to Muslims. It will be a sad day if the only democracy in the Middle East prevents the freedom of speech of Messianic Jews in Israel. We pay taxes, our sons and daughters are recruited to serve in the Israeli military, but when it comes to the freedom of speech, some want to silence us. Shelanu TV provides an outlet of expression for thousands of Israeli Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs to express their faith in Yeshua, as 70% of our content is created by Israelis. It was expected that some may disagree with our faith, but this is an issue of freedom of expression. We have an Israeli oversight team that has implemented stringent measures to ensure that Shelanu TV adheres to regulations and that it remains in good standing with the authorities,” says Cantor.

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