Category: Israeli Politics

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, terror, US Politics

Did Trump Suggest Israel Ban Omar and Tlaib?

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Conflicting reports have it that President Trump told his advisers that Israel should ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the Jewish State. Why conflicting? Because he only said this in private to his advisers. He never had his administration suggest this idea to Israel. You know how it is: Presidents have a way …

Business, Israeli Politics

Haredim May Be Poor But They’re Not In Debt

Haredim in Jerusalem

In Israel, it has become a source of pride for Haredim to abstain from working for a living, and depending on meagre stipends for learning Torah full time. A study has come to light showing that in spite of being what most people call “unemployed,” Haredim manage to stay out of debt. This is as …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Does Kissinger Deserve An Award

Henry Kissinger sworn in as secretary of State as Nixon looks on and Kissinger's mother holds the bible.

The Jewish Leadership Conference, a conservative think tank, has announced its roster of speakers for its third annual conference: Jews and Conservativism. The speakers run the gamut from intellectuals, spiritual giants, and Zionist leaders. But the featured speaker is Henry Kissinger. Moshe Phillips argues in The Jerusalem Post that Kissinger doesn’t deserve an award, and …

Israeli Politics, media bias, US Politics

Friedman: Obama’s “Parting Betrayal” of Israel

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

At the June 27, Israel Hayom Forum for US-Israel Relations in Jerusalem, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman discussed the effects of media bias on society. “When hard news become subject to opinion journalism, the victim is democracy,” Friedman said. “If the electorate is ill-informed, deprived of the hard facts, unvarnished an unspun, then we …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Slams Obama Israel Policy in YU Graduation Speech

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was critical of former President Obama’s treatment of Israel, compared to that of the current administration, during a commencement speech he gave at Yeshiva University, his alma mater. “Should Israel still negotiate with the Palestinians even though Israel did not steal their land? Of course, it should, precisely because …

Israeli Politics, terror, World Politics

Operation Northern Shield: Where was UNIFIL?

Hezbollah Tunnel on Israeli-Lebanese border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that with the discovery and destruction of the 6th Hezbollah tunnel leading from Lebanon into Israel, Operation Northern Shield is concluded and branded a success. The remarks were made during a visit to the Israeli-Lebanese border. The latest tunnel’s specs are impressive: 180ft deep underground 2,624ft dug under …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Replacing Israel, First Day Out

Rashida Tlaib Replaces Israel with "Palestine" post-it

On her first day in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a map with a post-it conveniently stuck atop Israel that reads “Palestine.” This prompted the following tweet by Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam, “Someone has already made a slight alteration to the map that hangs in Rashida Tlaib’s new congressional office.” Someone …

Israeli Politics, terror, US Politics, World Politics

Failed UN Hamas Condemnation: 3 Rockets Daily for 17 Years!

Map showing reach of Hamas missiles (Lencer [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, has written a poignant analysis of the failed US-sponsored resolution to condemn Hamas. The vote failed, says Danon, because of “procedural maneuverings on the part of many morally bankrupt countries that failed to affirm what is self-evident – Hamas is a terrorist organization whose actions deserve unequivocal …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Corbyn Tweets Chanuka Greeting Gets Pwned by Danny Ayalon

Danny Ayalon

Jeremy Corbyn keeps trying to show he doesn’t hate Jews. His latest effort was a tweet wishing Jews a happy Chanuka. Former Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, tweeted the most awesome response: “Wait until he finds out Hanukkah is a Zionist holiday that celebrates the military victory of the Maccabees who liberated Jerusalem and …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Nikki Haley to Introduce Resolution Condemning Hamas at UN

Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley may be leaving her position as US ambassador to the UN at year’s end, but she’s still got a trick or two up her sleeve before she goes. Right now it’s a U.S. resolution to condemn Hamas rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, the launching of incendiary device balloons into Israel, and Hamas terror …