Under former US President Obama, ex-UNRWA official Maher Bitar served as his National Security Council director for Israeli, Palestinian affairs, then during Trump’s tenure he was deeply involved in Trump’s first impeachment as Rep. Adam Schiff’s top legal representative.
By Netta Bar and ILH Staff
US President Joe Biden has appointed Palestinian American Maher Bitar to the role of senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, according to a report in the political journalism site Politico.
Maher served in the National Security Council under former US President Barack Obama, as director for Israeli and Palestinian affairs. Continue Reading »
Former U.S. President Obama misleads readers in his new memoir with countless historical inaccuracies, selected omissions and deceptive descriptions that will forever shape a negative perspective of the only Jewish State, which can only perpetuate anti-Semitism further.
– Obama’s revisionist ‘Promised Land’
(November 26, 2020 / JNS) I have never criticized former U.S. President Barack Obama publicly—neither during my time in the Knesset nor anywhere else—despite my having disagreed with many of his policies. I am of the strong opinion that Israelis should not engage in or interfere with American politics, and I regularly offer a blanket thank you to all American presidents, including Obama, for their economic and military support for Israel. Continue Reading »
In pre-interview meeting, Knesset Member Sharren Haskel admits PLO chief Erekat actually, “promoted, financed, and pushed for an armed struggle against the State of Israel,” up until his death. That comment led to the BBC canceling scheduled interview.
By Yonatan Gottleib
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) canceled an interview it scheduled with Likud MK Sharren Haskel after, according to her, it became clear to them that she was not mourning the death of terror-supporter Erekat.
According to MK Haskel, she agreed to the BBC’s request to be interviewed about Erekat’s death, but in the briefing call she told them that he “promoted, financed, and pushed for an armed struggle against the State of Israel.” Continue Reading »
HonestReporting points out the lack of credibility & professionalism of CNN for again demonizing Israel after police killed a Palestinian terrorist, filmed intentionally ramming his car into a group of police officers.
In response to accusations that Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian without justification, Israel Border Police released security footage from the suspected car-ramming attack in the West Bank. On June 26, CNN ran with this story, opening the network’s report of the incident with this headline:
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CNN consistently suggests a false narrative in its reporting of Palestinian terrorism to demonize Israel.
The EU human rights court rules the French arrest & conviction of 12 BDS activists in 2010 over distribution of handbills calling for boycott of Israeli goods, ‘lacked any relevant or sufficient grounds’.
– France ordered to pay €27,380 ($31,150) to each BDS activist.
The European Human Rights Court (EHCR) ruled on Thursday that a French criminal conviction against activists involved in a campaign to boycott products imported from Israel had no sufficient grounds and violated their freedom of expression.
France’s highest appeals’ court in 2015 upheld rulings that convicted campaigners on the basis of inciting racism and anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »
Shared over 25,000 times on facebook and reaching hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, a #FakeNews story of an “IDF soldier” killing a “Palestinian” boy, was finally removed.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Facebook removed on Friday a viral photo that falsely accused an “IDF soldier” of killing a “Palestinian” boy.
The photo, which was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook before it was removed, depicted a Chilean police officer crushing a bloodied boy alongside the caption: “An Israeli soldier kills a Palestinian child.”
According to the profile of Nabil Ben H, the Facebook user who uploaded the photo, he is an employee of the Tunisian Education Ministry. Continue Reading »
19 Senate Democrats send a letter to PM Binyamin Netanyahu & Defense Minister Benny Gantz, warning that Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, Israel’s ancestral homeland, would place Israel at risk.
By Elad Benari
A group of US Senators from the Democratic party have sent a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz in which they warn against an Israeli move to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.
Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed the United States is “complicit” in so-called Israeli occupation” and should rethink its military aid to the Jewish state.- Photo/ AP,Mary Altaffer
The letter, sent on Thursday, is signed by 19 Senate Democrats, led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Continue Reading »
1500 Rabbis outraged that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wants to keep ‘2-state solution’ viable by pressuring Israel to not apply sovereignty to Israel’s biblical heartland, to resume funding the Palestinians [despite its financing of ‘Pay to Slay’ Jews] and reopen the PLO headquarters in Washington.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1500 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, today called upon Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2020 Presidential race, to withdraw his statement that he would resume funding to the Palestinian Authority despite its ongoing provision of financial rewards to the families of terrorists, and his claim that Israel would ‘jeopardize a two-state solution’ were it to extend sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Continue Reading »
By claiming “Palestine is a State,” the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s ruling means that the ICC has jurisdiction and Fatou Bensouda can begin taking on Palestinian causes.
International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s claim that “Palestine is a state,” has more than likely paved the way for future war crimes investigations against Israel.
With her assertion, in one fell swoop she has enabled the court to claim jurisdiction involving Palestine’s cases.
Bensouda’s primary argument about Palestine’s status was that in 2015, it was accepted into the ICC’s Assembly of State Parties, without encountering any significant objections. Her claim that no members legally challenged Palestine before the ICC judges at the time, was a form of legal acceptance, according to a report in The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »
Report: Prince Harry has agreed to include Israeli participation in the 2022 Invictus Games, organized by the Duke of Sussex for wounded soldiers, which drew the ire of British Muslims according to The Daily Mail.
By Yulia Karra
Prince Harry has drawn ire of UK’s Muslims after it emerged that he invited Israeli soldiers and veterans wounded in battle to participate in a sporting event organized by the British royal, the Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday.
The Duke of Sussex is the founder of the international multi-sport event, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in nine sports. Continue Reading »
Israel’s President Rivlin warns that boycotting Israeli firms is not conducive to peace and trust-building, but PM Netanyahu gets combative, pledging to fight blacklist “with all of our might.”
By Ynet, News Agencies
Israel hit back furiously Wednesday at the United Nations publication of a list of companies operating in its West Bank settlements, accusing the international body of bias and surrendering to anti-Israel elements and freezing ties with its human rights chief.
After repeated delays, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a list of 112 companies it says are operating in the settlements — a first-ever attempt to name and shame businesses that has drawn fierce criticism from Israel and the U.S. Continue Reading »
Obsessively biased against Israel, the UN Human Rights Council publishes a list of companies which are operating in the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor, claiming they’re ‘breaking the law’.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The UN Human Rights Council has released a report detailing a ‘black list’ of international companies operating in Judea and Samaria.
The council listed 112 companies which it claims violate international law by continuing to operate in the Jewish communities in the area, including Airbnb, Expedia, and TripAdvisor.
Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz responded to the black List, saying that “the UN Human Rights Council’s announcement of the “black list” of business companies is a shameful surrender to the pressures of countries and organizations interested in hurting Israel, even though most countries in the world have refused to join this political pressure campaign.” Continue Reading »
Having refused to delete a Facebook post of the incident, now, 28 year-old Jewish Harvard alumna sues the Harvard Club after they revoked her membership and ignored her complaints following the assault on her during a Pro-Palestinian lecture last year.
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By CELIA JEAN
Vanesa Levine, 28, a Jewish member of the Harvard Club, is now suing the institution after claiming that she was assaulted during a Pro-Palestinian lecture, the New York Post reported. The Harvard Club not only dismissed her claims, but subsequently threw her out. Levine is seeking unspecified damages and reinstatement to the club.
Levine and her mother were attending a lecture in February 2019 called “The Hundred Year’s War on Palestine” by Rashid Khalidi, a former press officer for the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Continue Reading »
With a quarter of the EU states refusing to pass a resolution condemning Trump’s plan and Israel’s intention to annex the parts of Judea & Samaria [a.k.a. West Bank] included in the “Vision for Peace Conceptual Map,” the new EU foreign policy chief issues his own angry statement.
By Ryan Jones
Josep Borrell, the European Union High Representative (the title sounds more impressive than it really is), was clearly among those most offended by US President (now there’s a title with power!) Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal.
Earlier this week, Borrell urgently convened the EU to vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s plan and Israel’s intention to use it as a green light to annex large swaths of the so-called “West Bank.” Continue Reading »
A prominent Berlin-based attorney, who has won significant cases over the years including a landmark case against a German anti-Semite in January 2018, is suing the giant online travel agency Expedia for denying service to an Israeli customer.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The Jerusalem Post can exclusively report that a prominent German attorney has filed a lawsuit against the giant online travel agency Expedia for denying service to an Israeli passenger who sought travel aboard a Kuwait Airways commercial plane.
Attorney Nathan Gelbart told the Post on Saturday that a court hearing will take place on Wednesday. “Kuwait Airways denies transportation of Israeli passengers because of a racist boycott law against the Jewish State, claiming it must not let Israeli passengers on board.” Continue Reading »