Category: US Politics

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, US Politics

Jews are Being Ousted from the Democratic Party

Gloating Ilhan Omar

Notorious antisemitic Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib survived challenges from qualified African American candidates quite nicely. Nancy Pelosi even backed Omar’s campaign to the tune of $14,000. What does this mean for American Jews? It appears to be nothing good. Front Page Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield notes that “A decade ago there were six Jewish …

American Jewry, antisemitism, US Politics

Intersectionality Means Antisemitic Graffiti on Synagogues During Protests

LA Congregation Beth Israel defaced with antisemitic graffiti during George Floyd protests

What does the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests mean for the Jews? Antisemitic graffiti on synagogues and the ransacking and damaging of kosher stores, restaurants, and bakeries. Elan Carr, America’s envoy for monitoring and combatting antisemitism, tweeted photos of the graffiti, thanking the community for the cleanup effort at Congregation Beth Israel in …

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 …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, social media, US Politics

Tlaib Tweets About the Holocaust Without Mentioning Jews

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

On the eve of last week’s Yom HaShoah, the day that Israel memorializes Jews murdered in the Holocaust, notorious antisemite, Rashida Tlaib, the congresswoman from Detroit, tweeted a photo of a memorial candle, with a message that pretends to feel bad about the Holocaust while never mentioning the word “Jew.” This #HolocaustRemembranceDay—and every day—we pay …

American Jewry, terror, US Politics, World Politics

US Citizens Trapped in an Iran Overrun with Coronavirus

Robert Levinson photo from 2011

All of us are now affected in one way or another by the novel coronavirus. But perhaps the scariest place to be right now is Iran, with almost 1000 deaths at this writing. It was never going to be a fun time for Americans to be trapped in the land of the ayatollahs, but fear …