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Haley: UN makes ‘morally bankrupt judgement’ after passing resolution against Israel
The resolution, proposed by Algeria and Turkey, was passed with 120 “yes” votes to eight “no” votes, and 45 abstentions. It condemned Israel for using “excessive force” against the Palestinians during the recent violence in the Gaza Strip. A U.S. amendment condemning Hamas was rejected.
Stephen M. Flatow
Dear ‘Washington Post’: You got it all wrong!
Almost every major American daily newspaper, wire service and television news program incorporates a similar bias when it comes to Israel.
Why is Washington seeking to block the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is being held accountable for “undemocratic” actions and cold reactions to once-warm allies.
Jonathan S. Tobin
A False Choice on Banks and Guns
Following Pompeo speech, Iran has much to gain from normalizing ties with America
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s core demands of Iran are not unique to the Trump administration. They are demands that have made Iran an international pariah: “This sort of behavior has been exhibited by Iran in some ways since the regime was conceived in 1979,” says Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran analyst with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Shifting sands? Grassroots element in the Democratic Party moves away from Israel
A growing partisan divide was on display this week in reaction to the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and two days of consecutive violence in the Gaza Strip. The question is: How far will one sector on the left continue to cause fissures?
Deconstructing the complex, yet sanguine, relations between Israel and the Czech Republic
From the potential move of its embassy to Jerusalem and an uptick in economic ties to a shared history of belligerent neighbors, the Czech Republic is becoming closer to Israel at a time when allies in Western Europe are moving away.
In Jerusalem, former Rep. Michele Bachmann talks of the Jewish state’s promising future
Throughout her public life, the conservative firebrand has been an outspoken supporter of Israel and as visited numerous times to show solidarity. She did so again for the U.S. embassy opening.
Situation in Chile getting colder for its small Jewish community
Anti-Semitism is becoming more pervasive in a country with a sizable Palestinian population, with the government slow to react to growing social concerns.
Qatar seeks ownership stake in conservative website ‘Newsmax’
The potential purchase of an outlet owned by a confidante of U.S. President Donald Trump comes amid Doha’s recruitment of high-profile Jewish visitors.
Former IDF commander: Hamas are ‘gangsters holding 2 million Palestinians as hostages’
“Billions of dollars [have been] invested in the Gaza Strip. [The] result is all this money goes to Hamas leaders, rockets and to tunnels instead of creating greenhouses and factories,” said former IDF Southern Commander Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant.
American Christian leaders praise Jerusalem embassy opening, President Trump
Christians United for Israel’s founder and chairman Pastor John Hagee, who gave the benediction at the embassy ceremony, told JNS that he is “deeply proud” of his country and the president.
Does Russia care about stopping Israel-Iran escalation?
Moscow is seen by many observers as the key to defusing the situation between Israel and Iran, as it enjoys relations with both countries and is the major military power on the ground in Syria. However, it may be out for its own interests.
Jewish and pro-Israel groups’ reactions pour in on Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal
Mainstream Jewish organizations voiced both strong support and tepid approval for the decision.
Bucking world opinion, Trump withdraws from Iran nuclear deal, imposes ‘highest level of economic sanctions’
Ariel Ben Solomon
“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump said in his announcement from the White House. “It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”