Category: Israeli Politics

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 …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Netanyahu Won’t Annex Without US Permission

Trump Bibi sign in Jerusalem

Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria is something the Israeli right, badly wants. Netanyahu knows this and needs the rightwing vote to swing this upcoming (third) election in March. But apparently, President Trump is staying Bibi’s hands. Regarding annexation, which some feel is unnecessary, since the territory arguably already belongs to Israel, Netanyahu said, “We are …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Clarifying the Fourth Geneva Convention as it Relates to Occupation

Dore Gold

While 107 Democrats were none too happy with Mike Pompeo’s announcement that Israeli settlements were not illegal, and wrote a letter making that clear, Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs called the announcement a “great service” to Israel. “I thought it was very important to put on the table the issue …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Under Israeli Law, Bibi Barred From Indictment

Trump and Netanyahu

The U.S. impeachment hearings are seemingly echoed by Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblitt’s announcement that he intends to indict Netanyahu. In both countries, there are cries that the proceedings are based on the desire to unseat a leader, rather than on any real wrongdoing. Caroline Glick, right-wing Israeli columnist, says Mandelblitt actually cannot indict Netanyahu, …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, terror, US Politics, World Politics

U.S. Rejects Jordan’s Rejection of the Extradition Treaty

ahlam-ahmad-al-tamimi-FBI-Most-Wanted-Poster

Arnold and Frimet Roth have been tirelessly trying to obtain justice for the murder of their daughter Malki (HY”D) by demanding Jordan extradite the mastermind of the Sbarro bombing, Ahlam Tamimi. Tamimi was released to Jordan in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. The Roths were not notified prior to the release of this terrorist monster, …

Israeli Politics, media bias, terror

BBC Ignores Rocket Attack on One Million

While the rest of Israel was seated around the Shabbos table, the Jews of Sderot were under rocket fire, running for shelter and cowering there, until the all clear. But if you follow the BBC, you’d never know it. Because they didn’t report it. Every time a rocket is shot into Southern Israel from Gaza, …

Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, US Politics, World Politics

Israeli Jews Raise Money for Kurds

Kurdish refugees, Aleppo Syria

President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria is controversial in the U.S., but also in Israel, where the president has been overwhelmingly popular until now for his pro-Israel policies. The problem is that Israeli Jews have a great affinity for the Kurdish people, whom they see as a target for genocide, much as …

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 …