Category: Israeli Politics

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Are the Times A’Changin’? Saudi Citizen Sings Avinu Malkeinu

Mohammed Saud singing Avinu Malkeinu

It is really something to note when a Saudi citizen sings Avinu Malkeinu during the 10 Days of Repentance leading up to Yom Kippur, as Jason Greenblatt was pleased to tweet. Inspiring to see @mohsaud08 sing these words during the Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The times are changing indeed! Let’s …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, World Politics

Is Peace Possible Between Arabs and Jews?

Arab Jewish Childhood Friends

Jews are a people who love peace. Witness the fact that so many of the fans of Miss Iraq, Sarai Idan, are Jewish. Idan made headlines when she posed for a photo with Miss Israel during a Miss Universe competition. Her family had to flee Iraq after the photograph of her standing next to an …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

With Bolton Out, Will Trump Talk to Rouhani?

Trump Rouhani

Whether he resigned or was fired, Bolton is out. Perhaps because like so many presidents before him, Trump thinks he can reason with Iran, which is run by despots. Some analysts believe Trump prefers to try the diplomatic route and fail, before trying a military solution. Which is why Bolton, who was adamantly opposed Iran …

Israeli Politics, media bias, terror

Disturbing PBS Lies

Swastika flag raised at weekly Gaza protests

According to CAMERA Senior Media Analyst Ricki Hollander, PBS Newshour is once again spreading anti-Israel propaganda, claiming that the IDF uses exploding bullets to quell protests. An article by Jane Ferguson, “Gazans suffer life-shattering injuries when border protests turn violent” says nothing about the violent nature of the weekly protests and how Hamas deliberately brings …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

State Department Removes All References to Palestinian Authority

In a surprise move, the U.S. State Department has deleted the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its list of countries and territories on its website. Until now, one could find “Palestinians” listed under “Palestinian Authority.” Prior to that, it was listed as the “Palestinian Territories.” The deletion represents a significant decline in value for Palestinian status, …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, social media, US Politics

Donald Trump Tweets About Tlaib and Her Grandmother

Trump, Muftia Tlaib

After Tlaib agreed to the conditions of Israel’s Interior Minister Ariyeh Deri, in order to see her grandmother, she changed her mind and backtracked, refusing to refrain from political activity during her visit. President Trump was quick to comment on the seeming cynicism of Tlaib’s actions. Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida …

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 …