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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, 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 …

antisemitism, US Politics

Louis Farrakhan Calls Pedophilia and Sex Trafficking “Talmudic”

Left to right: Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton

Louis Farrakhan, the notorious antisemite, is at it again with the allegations that sexual offenses stem from the Talmud. Needless to say, this is horrifyingly offensive and false. Such statements increase our difficulty in understanding the highly placed people who refuse to disavow Farrakhan, for instance, the Women’s March leaders. It is never good when …

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 …

antisemitism, US Politics

Booker Won’t Rule Out Meeting With Farrakhan

Corey Booker Louis Farrakhan

At a recent faith breakfast in South Carolina, in response to a question, Corey Booker (D., N.J.) failed to either repudiate Louis Farrakhan’s antisemitism, or say he would not meet with him. On the contrary, Booker’s statement showed he was familiar with Farrakhan’s ideology and would never rule out meeting him. There are a few …

antisemitism, US Politics

How to Interpret Ilhan Omar Joining the Black-Jewish Caucus

ilhan omar

It was difficult to interpret the meaning of the antisemitic congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, joining the newly formed black-Jewish caucus. Did she turn over a new leaf? Or did she do it in order to remove the stain of antisemitism that clings to her name by proving that she could work together with Jews? …

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 …