Seeking to salvage his reputation as a supporter of Israel, former POTUS Obama addressed a New York synagogue where he defended his decision that the US not veto the infamous UN Security Council anti-Israel resolution, because of the ‘Skyrocketed’ pace of Jewish construction, saying, ‘To be a true friend of Israel it is important to be honest.’
Former US president Barack Obama attributed his decision to allow a UN Security Resolution against Israeli settlements to pass shortly before leaving office in 2016 to the “skyrocketed” pace of construction that would have made the establishment of a Palestinian state impossible.Addressing the New York synagogue congregation of Temple Emanu-El last week, the former president sought to defend his decision that to instruct his Israel Ambassador Samantha Power not to veto the contentious resolution 2334 calling for an end to settlement construction while simultaneously declaring them illegal. Continue Reading »
Although Sweden is the only European country that formally recognizes a “State of Palestine,” Swedish Ambassador Magnus Hellgren insists his country does not have an anti-Israel foreign policy.
– Amb. Hellgren, “If a single Jew,” feels they must hide their Judaism, “we have failed.”
Swedish authorities have failed to protect the country’s Jewish community, the Scandinavian country’s ambassador to Israel said following antisemitic incidents in Malmo and Gothenburg.
Magnus Hellgren said this in an interview for the Israeli daily Makor Rishon following the attempted torching of the Gothenburg synagogue and cries about killing Jews in Malmo. Both events happened amid protests over President Donald Trump’s Dec. Continue Reading »
The Israeli man’s appeal argues that the Frankfurt district court’s controversial ruling facilitated “anti-Semitic discrimination to be imported into [Germany] and helped whitewash and sanitize it…We cannot allow our laws to be subverted by the state-sponsored racism.”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli man appealed on Monday against a German court’s ruling upholding Kuwait Airways’ right to ban him from boarding a flight due to his citizenship, a legal decision that triggered sharp criticism from German officials and Jewish groups.
The appeal argues that the ruling accepted a racist Kuwaiti law and allowed the airline to override German laws requiring that airlines transport any passenger with valid travel documents, according to the Lawfare Project, which filed the appeal. Continue Reading »
Even though her family felt the need to escape their country, Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, has not removed her “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel” tribute photo from her Instagram account.
JERUSALEM — The family of Iraq’s contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant have left the country due to threats to their lives over her modeling in a bikini and posting on social media photos taken with Miss Israel.
Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, lives in the United States and the rest of her family has now fled the country, Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, told Hadashot news. Continue Reading »
Egyptian official says his country has no interest adopting the confrontational stance concocted by the Turkish president in response to the US’s recognition of Jerusalem.
– ‘Egypt comes first.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
An Egyptian official told Israel Hayom that his country had no interest in confronting the United States over its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, even as representatives of the member states of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation have attacked Israel and President Donald Trump.
At an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who chaired the event, demanded Muslim-majority nations counter President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by declaring the city the capital of a future Palestinian state. Continue Reading »
Alt-left Jewish Voice for Peace group begins anti-Zionist campaign at American universities to persuade Jewish students to sign pledge against accepting free ‘propaganda’ Birthright trips to Israel.
A pro-Palestinian Jewish group in the United States is waging a campaign to convince young Jews to shun Birthright – a program that offers free 10 day trips to Israel to strengthen diaspora Jews’ connection with the Jewish state.
The Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) advocacy organization is urging 18-26 year-olds eligible for the trips to sign a ‘pledge’ that they will “not go on a Birthright trip because it is fundamentally unjust that we are given a free trip to Israel, while Palestinian refugees are barred from returning to their homes.”
Just meters away from Lebanon, a Birthright group visits an IDF platoon at a border outpost to see how Israelis their own age protect Israel’s northern border. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Neda Amin, who was given temporary refugee status in Turkey, thanks Israel for being granted asylum after Ankara threatened to deport her back to Iran for treason – ‘blogging in an Israeli newspaper.’
By Andrew Friedman/TPS
Neda Amin, the Iranian-born journalist who fled Iran in 2014 and was expelled from Turkey last month, arrived in Israel Thursday after being granted a special tourist visa by Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.After she failed to show up for her flight on Monday, fears arose she might have been arrested by Turkish authorities who planned to extradite her to Iran. But after Jerusalem discreetly sought answers from Ankara, Turkish authorities clarified she will be allowed to leave, following which the Israeli consulate in Istanbul purchased a flight ticket for her. Continue Reading »
The Iranian journalist who’s been living with refugee status in Turkey, was given asylum in Israel after threats of being deported to Iran for treason, ‘spying for the Jewish State.’
– The circumstances surrounding Neda Amin’s disappearance are being investigated.
Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem confirmed Monday that Nada Amin, the Iranian journalist who was granted political asylum in Israel, remains in Turkey, and said they were looking into reports she was arrested trying to leave the country.Interior Minister Aryeh Deri granted Amin political asylum Sunday after reports surfaced that Turkey was planning to deport her to Iran. Continue Reading »
While the lopsided report was based in part on work done during the Obama administration, much was added by department officials since Sec. of State Tillerson took charge.
– The ZOA lambasted Secretary Tillerson over the report, demanding his resignation.
– Illinois congressman slam State Department report for whitewashing, ignoring PA incitement.
By David Rosenberg
A new report published by the US State Department criticizing Israel and largely ignoring the Palestinian Authority’s financial support for terrorists sparked a bitter backlash, with some characterizing the document as “anti-Semitic”.
The State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism for 2016, published last Wednesday, laid the blame for violence against Israelis at the feet of the Jewish state, while praising the Palestinian Authority for rarely making “explicit calls for violence against Israelis”. Continue Reading »
Among the chants by the pro-terrorist groups protected by the Metropolitan Police at London’s anti-Israel demonstration included: “Zionists/ISIS are the same. Only difference is the name,” “Zionist are to blame for the apartment fire” and “We are all Hezbollah.”
Marchers in the annual Al-Quds Day parade in London blamed a fire in a low-income apartment complex that left at least 58 dead on “Zionists.”
Hundreds marched Sunday afternoon behind the Palestinian flag and behind a flag of Hezbollah, which has been named in Britain as an illegal terror organization. Many marchers also carried paper versions of the Hezbollah flag. Continue Reading »
‘The Hamas terrorist tunnel discovered beneath the UNRWA school in Gaza verifies what Israel has always known, Hamas exploits the UN schools as terror bases for attacks on Israel, while the terrorists use the children of Gaza as human shields.’
By Elad Benari, Canada
A Hamas terrorist tunnel was discovered under a school in Gaza run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA), Israeli media reported on Friday.
The tunnel was discovered a week and a half ago, according to the reports.
Ann Dismorr, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, with a map that shows all of Israel as “Palestine”.- Photo: Palestinian Media Watch. Continue Reading »
French expatriates, dual-citizens now living in East Jerusalem and Judea & Samaria expressed their contempt Thursday, after receiving official voter information letters addressed to them in the “Palestinian Territories.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
French-Israelis living in the West Bank and east Jerusalem expressed outrage Thursday, after receiving voter information letters addressed to the “Palestinian Territories.”
“I was in shock,” said Dina Cohen, a resident of Kochav Ya’acov, a settlement close to Jerusalem. “This letter is like a slap in the face.”
Some French residents living in Jerusalem neighborhoods such as Gilo and Har Homa also received letters addressed to the “Palestinian territories.”
According to a Basler Zeitung report, Switzerland finances NGOs in the Palestinian territories and in Israel, that calls for the murder of Jews and works for the destruction of Israel.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
A February article in the Swiss daily Basler Zeitung reported that some of the nearly $60 million its government has sent in support of Middle East projects also funds initiatives that call for the destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews.
“Switzerland finances in different ways organizations in Israel and the Palestinian territories that call for the annihilation of Israel and for the death of Jews,” wrote Dominik Feusi, senior editor of Basler Zeitung. Continue Reading »
Middle East Media Research Institute REPORT: As part of the P5+1 nuclear deal in 2015, Obama’s administration gave Iran its unwritten consent to develop tactical ballistic missiles with the only restriction, that their missiles would not reach Europe.
By Erez Linn, Israel Hayom Staff & News Agencies
Former U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration had given Iran its tacit consent for the development of ballistic missiles capable of striking Israel but not Europe, a new report by the Middle East Media Research Institute alleged Thursday.
U.N. Resolution 2231, passed shortly after the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal was signed, calls on Iran “not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology” for eight years following the nuclear deal. Continue Reading »