Category: Israeli Politics

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Number of Per Capita Israeli Coronavirus Victims Surpasses U.S.

coronavirus testing in Israel

Israel started off a winner in the fight against the coronavirus, with a lockdown that worked well to slow contagion. But when the lockdown was abruptly ended, coronavirus got the upper hand. Now Israel has surpassed the U.S. for per capita cases of coronavirus. Last week, Israel saw 8,000 new daily cases of the virus, …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Trump Twice Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

Making a peace accord between the UAE and Israel? Check. Getting Kosovo to recognize Israel? Check. Getting Serbia to agree to move its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital? Check. Good enough reason to give this president a Nobel Peace Prize. Trump had already been nominated for the Abraham Accords, but with Kosovo and Serbia taking …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Serbia and Kosovo Set to Normalize Relations with Israel

Serbia with Kosovo

Serbia announced on Friday that it would move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by next summer. On the same day, Kosovo announced that Israel and the Muslim-majority state had agreed to establish diplomatic relations. This was after two days of discussion with Trump administration officials that also led to the signing of an economic normalization …

American Jewry, Israeli Politics

Junior Rabbi Says Jews Aren’t Indigenous to Israel, Tweet Goes Viral

Rabbi Andy Kahn tweet says Jews aren't indigenous

Rabbi Andy Kahn, assistant rabbi at New York’s Temple Emanu-El issued a shocking tweet on July 7: “Let me say this as plainly as possible: Jews are not an indigenous people. It is appropriative to make use of this word when referring to our relationship to the land of Israel, and it undermines the difficult …

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 …