Israel failed to mobilize Christians ahead of UNESCO vote

Israel could have done a better job of enlisting Christian allies in its efforts to prevent the United Nations from passing a resolution erasing the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall, one South African legislator claims.

Posted on October 20, 2016 and filed under Israel, News.

Hiding behind tolerance to advocate intolerance

If synagogues are to now join college campuses in fostering the establishment of “safe spaces,” then we are truly witnessing the implosion of what was once the bastion of inclusivity and tolerance. 

Posted on October 19, 2016 and filed under Opinion, U.S., Rabbis.

Hadassah continues leading-edge research in breast cancer detection

As the women's Zionist organization Hadassah continues its important research work in finding a cure for breast cancer, the organization celebrates 20 years since its researchers discovered that the risk of carrying the BRCA1 gene mutation – which is tied to increased cancer risk - is 1 in 40 for Ashkenazi women, compared to 1 in 100 for the rest of the population.

Posted on October 18, 2016 and filed under Health.

US must support safe haven for persecuted Christians in the Middle East

As Americans, we must back a U.S. House of Representatives resolution that provides American support to establish a safe haven in Iraq's Nineveh Plains region to protect Christian Arabs suffering from ISIS-led genocide.

Posted on October 17, 2016 and filed under Opinion, News.

B'Tselem does the bidding of repressive regimes at UN Security Council

B’Tselem can self-identify as an Israeli organization, but as its recent U.N. Security Council speech shows, with the exception of international audiences, such as donors in Europe and repressive regimes at the U.N., nobody is listening to B’Tselem.

Posted on October 17, 2016 and filed under Opinion, Israel.

Why the State Department won't acknowledge the truth about Fatah

The U.S. State Department denounced the latest terrorist attack in Jerusalem by condemning “the statements glorifying this reprehensible and cowardly attack.” At first, it might seem like good news President Barack Obama's administration finally acknowledged and criticized the horrendous glorification of terrorist attacks we read about almost every day, writes columnist Stephen Flatow. 

Posted on October 14, 2016 .

Children of fallen Israeli soldiers, and an American, celebrate bar mitzvahs

Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their bar and bat mitzvahs in Jerusalem in a mass ceremony Thursday conducted by the IDF Widows and Orphans Organization.

Posted on October 13, 2016 and filed under Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Israel.

UNESCO resolution denying Jewish, Christian ties to Temple Mount

The United Nations cultural body, UNESCO, passed a resolution Thursday that condemns Israeli actions at Jerusalem’s holy sites and ignores any Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall complex.

Posted on October 13, 2016 and filed under Christian, Israel, News.

Unsporting behavior, a call to end Israeli athletic discrimination

Whatever trouble Israel experiences on the global stage, it’s past time for vindictive attempts to discriminate against its athletes and exclude it from world sports to end for good. 

Posted on October 11, 2016 and filed under Opinion, Sports.

Leaked email highlights Israel's concerns about Clinton campaign

A new leaked email shows that a speech by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last December left senior Israeli officials worried she might lean toward the Palestinians if elected president.


Posted on October 11, 2016 and filed under News, Israel.

After elections, will Obama betray Israel at UN?

Does President Barack Obama intend to abandon the decades of bipartisan U.S. policy of vetoing anti-Israel U.N. Security Council resolutions and is he preparing to allow the body to pass a resolution supporting or recognizing a Palestinian Arab state, and declaring Jewish communities built within it to be illegal? 

Posted on October 10, 2016 and filed under Opinion, News.

Hispanic evangelicals emerging as new source of Israel support

Hispanic evangelicals, a rapidly-growing portion of the U.S. Latino electorate, could have a significant impact on American policy toward Israel in the years ahead.


Posted on October 10, 2016 and filed under News.

Two killed in Jerusalem terrorist shooting

A police officer and a civilian were killed and six were wounded during a drive-by shooting in Jerusalem this weekend, raising concerns about the possible resumption of the wave of lone wolf terror attacks that convulsed Israel earlier this year.

Posted on October 10, 2016 and filed under News, Israel.

Building 98 new homes near Shiloh renews US-Israel settlements debate

A newly approved plan to build 98 homes in the Shiloh valley in Northern Samaria has renewed longstanding tensions between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the issue of West Bank settlement construction.


Posted on October 7, 2016 and filed under News, Israel.

Securing a future for religious minorities in the Middle East

One aspect of the Islamic State's (ISIS) campaign of genocide against the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq and Syria has been the kidnapping of thousands of Yazidi women and girls to serve as sexual slaves to these savages, writes's Ben Cohen.

Posted on October 7, 2016 and filed under Opinion, News.