Category: US Politics

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, …

American Jewry, US Politics

Glass Half Full: 126 Dems Did Not Sign The JStreet Letter

Screenshot of signatures by Democrats on JStreet letter demanding reversal of Trump administration policy on settlements

More than 100 Democrats in the House signed a letter by JStreet demanding the Trump administration reverse its stance on the legality of Israeli settlements, considered by most to be yet another Israel-friendly move by the current president. Of the signatories, 7 were Jewish. This represents 30% of the Jewish contingency of the House, which …

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, …

US Politics

“Uncle” Bernie Sanders is “Uncle Joe” Stalin all over again

Bernie Sanders

In World War II, the United States used propaganda to create the impression that communist Russia was a friend, going so far as to call Joseph Stalin “Uncle Joe.” Listening to Rashida Tlaib call Bernie Sanders “Amo Bernie,” reminds us that propaganda is still alive and well, and used today to make socialism palatable to …

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, 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 …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

State Department Removes All References to Palestinian Authority

In a surprise move, the U.S. State Department has deleted the Palestinian Authority (PA) from its list of countries and territories on its website. Until now, one could find “Palestinians” listed under “Palestinian Authority.” Prior to that, it was listed as the “Palestinian Territories.” The deletion represents a significant decline in value for Palestinian status, …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, social media, US Politics

Donald Trump Tweets About Tlaib and Her Grandmother

Trump, Muftia Tlaib

After Tlaib agreed to the conditions of Israel’s Interior Minister Ariyeh Deri, in order to see her grandmother, she changed her mind and backtracked, refusing to refrain from political activity during her visit. President Trump was quick to comment on the seeming cynicism of Tlaib’s actions. Israel was very respectful & nice to Rep. Rashida …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, terror, US Politics

Did Trump Suggest Israel Ban Omar and Tlaib?

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Conflicting reports have it that President Trump told his advisers that Israel should ban Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the Jewish State. Why conflicting? Because he only said this in private to his advisers. He never had his administration suggest this idea to Israel. You know how it is: Presidents have a way …