Category: Israeli Politics

American Jewry, antisemitism, Israeli Politics

American Jew Violates Israeli Quarantine Agreement

El Al airplane in flight

American and Israeli Jews share a common heritage and faith, but don’t always agree on the nitty-gritty details of what that means. Maybe that’s why American Jewish tourist to Israel, Brandon Korff, ended up breaking his agreement with Israeli officials. Israel hasn’t allowed foreigners into the country, as part of coronavirus control, since March. But …

Israeli Politics, media bias

BBC Misleads Public on Ethiopian MKs

BBC piece on Pnina Tamano Shata (screenshot)

Israel is often portrayed as a racist country by the mainstream media. The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA), a media watchdog, caught an “error” from the UK’s BBC that could lead one to the impression that Israel discriminates against its Ethiopian minority. The article in question, from May 15th, “Israel …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Why Did Ilhan Omar Sign Onto International Embargo of Iran?

Ilhan Omar with supporter Halil Mutlu, Turkish millionaire, cousin of Erdogan

According to Adam Kredo of the Free Beacon, Ilhan Omar is under fire from anti-Israel Arab activists for signing onto a letter asking President Trump to continue the international embargo against Iran. The letter, signed by almost every member of Congress, was spearheaded by AIPAC. This fact alone, is enough reason for the anti-Israel crowd …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Missionaries Prey on Jewish Children in Israel on TV

God TV announces launch of Shelanu missionary channel in Israel

Coronavirus means kids are a captive audience for television entertainment. That makes it doubly horrific that Israel’s HOT cable television network launched an evangelical TV channel on April 27. The channel, dubbed “Shelanu” or Hebrew for “Ours,” has, as its mission, the goal of spreading the gospel to Jewish children. Shelanu is the Israeli branch …

Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

Coronavirus: Are More People Dying Than We Know?

caregiver with elderly patient

Our eyes have been on Israel during the global pandemic. The Jewish State took precautions much earlier than other countries, and there have been fewer cases and fewer deaths. But all may not be as it seems. According to Ynet, a senior official of Magen David Adom says the number of deaths may be higher. …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Israel Suspending Demolition of Illegal Building During COVID-19

Illegal EU building in Israel Area C

Israel is suspending the demolition of illegal EU building for Arabs in Area C for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown because of pressure from far-left “human rights” groups like B’Tselem. No doubt Israeli resources, such as the IDF, are under strain right now, so maybe it’s one less headache for them. On the other …

Israeli Politics, terror, World Politics

Israel: How to Quarantine Under Rocket Fire

rocket fire from gaza into civilian israel

You think you’ve got it bad? In Israel, not only is there coronavirus, but rocket fire, too. This past Friday night, while people were eating their Sabbath meals, Hamas terrorists in Gaza shot rockets into Southern Israel. But what are you supposed to do about taking shelter from rockets if you’re in quarantine because of …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

“Bloomberg Had His Chance”

Mike Bloomberg January 2020 debate

Jonathan S. Tobin, writing for Israel HaYom said what a lot of us were thinking after watching Bloomberg’s debate performance. “Michael Bloomberg had his chance.” In other words, Bloomberg had his chance, but blew it, leaving the door wide open for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination for president. It wasn’t just his unpolished …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Ambassador Friedman and Governor Huckabee Cut Loose in Jerusalem

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Governor Mike Huckabee play guitar in Jerusalem

It’s always fun to see talking heads you normally see in suits, put on blue jeans and play rock music on a stage. Which is exactly what happened in Jerusalem, earlier this month, when US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Governor Mike Huckabee jammed together for an enthusiastic audience. Actually, it happened twice. First …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics, US Politics

Lapid Says Bibi-Led Israel in “Deep Trouble” if Dems Win

Bernie Sanders October 2019

We think of the upcoming Israeli election, if we think of it at all, as between Benny Gantz and Bibi Netanyahu. But actually, Gantz’s party, Blue and White, is co-led by both Gantz and Yair Lapid. Now Lapid says that if the Democrats win, Israel will be in trouble with Netanyahu at the helm. Lapid’s …