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Israel’s New “Extremist” Government

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The entire world is freaking out that finally, FINALLY, Israel has a right wing government. Attorney Stephen Flatow, father of Alisa Flatow, murdered in an Iranian-sponsored Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995 showed why the fears of extremism are unfounded in a recent op-ed for the Jerusalem Post. In his piece, Flatow goes down the list …

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Yair Lapid Afraid to Leave the Country for Fear the Government will Fall

Foreign MInister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) ain’t going anywhere. That’s the buzz as the Bennett government coalition threatens collapse. The game of government Jenga began with the defection of MK Idit Silman, and has continued with members of Knesset either leaving or threatening to leave. As a result, Lapid doesn’t dare leave the country for …

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Bennett-Lapid Government May Soon Topple

Benjamin Netanyahu 2018

No one ever expected the current Bennett-Lapid government to last very long. Cobbled together of many small parties, plus one large Arab party, the government has always been hampered by the fact that policies must please many disparate factions. Last month, MK Idit Silman defected from Bennett’s Yamina party, leaving them with one seat less. …

Israeli Politics, terror

Surprise! UNRWA School Located Directly Above Gaza Terror Tunnel

UNRWA school gaza strip 2014

As the world jumps down Israel’s throat for responding to almost 4500 rockets shot into its cities by Hamas terrorists, it has been discovered that a terror tunnel was situated directly beneath an UNRWA school. This school complex housed the Zaitoun Preparatory Boys’ School “A” and Elementary Boys’ School “A.” The school complex was one …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

The Illogic of the JCPOA—Past and Present

tehran missile display 2018

A recent report by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) looks at the purpose of the JCPOA as it was originally, and as it is today. The report tells us that only around one-fifth of the original Iran deal dealt with nuclear issues, with the rest detailing payments to Iran for “nuclear concessions.” This …

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Ayman Odeh of the Knesset Arab Joint List Calls Israeli Arabs a “Successful Population”

Ayman Odeh

Ayman Odeh heads the Joint List, which is an alliance of the three largest Arab parties in the Israeli Knesset. Odeh is definitely NOT pro-Israel. Interviewed recently on Israel’s Channel 13, however, Odeh spoke of Arab advancement in Israel which suggests full equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel: When I look at the …

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Israel Warns Biden Against Rejoining the Iran Deal

handshake against backdrop of Iranian flag symbolizes Iran Deal

Israel sent an official message from the Prime Minister’s office last Thursday night, warning the United States against ending the sanctions on Iran and rejoining the 2015 JCPOA. “Israel remains committed to preventing Iran from getting nuclear weapons and its position on the nuclear agreement has not changed,” said the official statement, adding that “Israel …

Israel, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Biden First US President in 4 Decades to Hold Off on Calling Israel

Biden on Phone in OVal Office while lifting weight

President Joe Biden hasn’t called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though the new president has been in office now for over three weeks. Biden has spoken to a flurry of world leaders, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Chinese president Xi Jinping. But no call to Bibi, which makes Biden the first president in 40 …

Israeli Politics, terror, US Politics, World Politics

Trump Sanctions Yet More Iranian Banks

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Trump’s time in the White House has been marked by the shutdown of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, in contrast with Obama’s JCPOA, which fueled those ambitions with pallets of cash to the mullahs, and more. Now Trump has sanctioned 18 more Iranian banks with ties to terror, missile development, and the development of Iran’s nuclear weapons …