Category: Israeli Politics

Israeli Politics, US Politics

John Bolton: A Strong Choice

John R. Bolton, Pres. Trump's new national security adviser

So this just happened: US President Donald Trump appointed John Bolton as his national security adviser, a replacement for Lt.-Gen. H.R. McMaster. If you’re on the right side of the political spectrum, you’re thrilled. On the left? You’re outa luck, and making dire predictions of war. Whether you’re to the right or left of things, …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Netanyahu Speaks Truth to Power

Benjamin and Sarah Netanyahu visit Jerusalem exhibit at the United Nations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the United States for the AIPAC convention, stopped by to visit the Jerusalem exhibit currently on display at the UN. While there, Netanyahu made the most awesome statement, calling out the UN for its lies and hypocrisy. “There is a long history that is being cherished by us and …

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Taylor Force Act: Not a Partisan Issue

Taylor Force

Taylor Force was stabbed to death during a visit to Israel—killed by a terrorist who thought the business student and former serviceman was a Jew. The Senate is currently examining the Taylor Force Act, which would put an end to U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until such time as they shut down the …

Israeli Politics, media bias, World Politics

Get it Straight: An Iranian Drone Violated Israel’s Airspace

Iranian UAV enters Israeli airspace

You’d never know it from reading the news, but when Israel carried out extensive airstrikes in Syria, it wasn’t just reacting to the fact that one of its F-16 fighter jets was brought down. It was reacting to the fact that an Iranian drone, coming out of Syria, violated Israel’s sovereignty by illegally entering Israeli …

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Pence Speech Boycotted by Arab MKs

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence is in Israel, but Arab members of Knesset are going to boycott Pence’s speech to the Israeli parliament. Why? Because the Trump administration has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Why this should be big news is beyond understanding. Is there any other sovereign nation that is not allowed to choose its …

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Selfie Brings Death Threats

TIara on a table

Miss Iraq posed for a selfie with Miss Israel at the 2017 Miss Universe Beauty Pageant. The result? Miss Iraq received death threats and her family had to go into hiding. If a selfie causes this much tzuris (Yiddish for trouble), imagine how far away the world is from a real peace with Muslim extremists. …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Trump and Jerusalem

Trump giving a speech

Many presidents have promised to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. Trump is just one more. Now that the waiver has expired, legally, he has to move the embassy. But the State Department is flipping out. Why? They say that moving the embassy will awaken the violence. They must not …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Wonder Woman Meets the President

President Reuven Rivlin

Israel, a mostly ceremonial position. The occasion was Rivlin’s speech at the Jewish Federation General Assembly in Los Angeles. The Jerusalem Post has the story: Rivlin told Gadot. “Even then we knew you’d be great. I am so proud and happy to meet you, a real and beloved ambassador for the State of Israel, who …

Israeli Politics

Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Bill

Jews of every religious stripe pray side by side at Western Wall

Israel is America’s only democratic ally in the Middle East. But as a country even younger than America, Israel has had trouble squaring its Jewish identity with its desire to be a democratic state. For years, Israel has been trying to pass a form of the Jewish Nation-State bill that would please all its constituents, …