Upon hearing that Nayib Bukele, the newly elected President of El Salvador is of Palestinian descent, many pro-Palestinian supporters were quick to praise him on social media. However, as soon as they learned he was pro-Israel, many quickly deleted their congratulatory posts.
By CUFI Staff
El Salvador has elected their youngest ever President, 37-year-old Nayib Bukele. Interestingly, he is of Palestinian descent and also pro-Israel.
The President-Elect traces his Palestinians roots to the early 20th century when many left the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem to find a new home in El Salvador. Some left for a better life while others were escaping from conscription under Ottoman rule at the time. Continue Reading »
The Florida Republican Senator reintroduces legislation that would protect the 2016 ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ aid package and “The Combating BDS Act of 2019,” that did not get passed in the previous Congress.
By Elad Benari
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has reintroduced pro-Israel legislation that did not get passed in the last Congress, JTA reported on Friday.
Rubio, together with Sen. James Risch (R-ID), on Thursday, the first day of the new Congress, combined a number of Middle East-related bills into a single bill, jump-starting the process.
Meeting in February 2013 with Israeli President Shimon Peres during trip to Jordan and Israel.
READ entire interview: In first foreign interview, Republican Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Governor-elect says, ‘I will push U.S. President Trump to recognize Israeli sovereignty in Golan Heights.’ – ‘I will be aggressive against BDS.’ promises Governor-elect DeSantis.
By Boaz Bismuth
If there is one American politician who has made support for Israel a daily agenda item, Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is that man.
DeSantis,a Republican who for six years served in the U.S. House of Representatives, has his name on a series of legislative initiatives in Congress aimed at protecting and strengthening Israel, the highlight of which was his relentless push to relocate the U.S. Continue Reading »
WATCH New York congressional candidate, who says Israel isn’t a ‘Jewish democracy’, debates Republican opponent, Rep. John Faso who is very pro-Israel.
By Elad Benari
A Democratic congressional candidate in New York is under fire for denying Israel is a “Jewish democracy” during a debate against his Republican opponent.
Antonio Delgado, who is running against Rep. John Faso in New York’s 19th Congressional District, made the comment during debate on Monday, reported The Washington Free Beacon.
Delgado, who said his wife and children are Jewish, was asked at the debate whether he agreed with President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Mainstream media is neglecting how Arabs are turning to social media, acknowledging a common foe in Iran & Hezbollah, and how it’s bringing Israel and much of the Arab world together.
By Israel Today Staff
While Syria, Iran and Russia are busy threatening Israel over its alleged strike on an Iranian air base in central Syria, much of the Arab world is encouraging the Jewish State to keep up the pressure.
Most of the Arab world views Iran as a major threat, just as Israel does. The Islamic Republic seeks regional hegemony, and its military foothold in Syria is cause for serious concern. Continue Reading »
With 31 entertainers and media professionals from North America broadcasting their experiences, these ‘Media Magnets’ participants use their platforms to share inspiring Jewish values and hopefully, spread positive messages about Israel to their combined audiences of 10+million followers.
By the Arutz Sheva Staff
Leading entertainers and media professionals from North America participated recently in an exclusive Jewish women’s-only “Media Magnets” Trip to Israel, in coordination with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP).
The group of 31 women explored Israel through a media lens, connecting to Israel’s media professionals and broadcasting their experiences to their combined audiences of 10+million followers.
Among these North American media magnets are Michaela Watkins, the star of Hulu’s hit series “Casual”; Erica Ehm, founder of Yummy Mummy Club, Canada’s leading parenting site; and Cailli and Sam Beckerman, twin fashion bloggers who are brand ambassadors for Chanel, Coach, and Disney, among others. Continue Reading »
Steve Bannon reportedly texted a friend on May 3 about ditching upcoming meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, “I’m not going to breathe the same air as that terrorist.”
United States President Donald Trump’s outgoing chief strategist boycotted a meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in May, branding him a “terrorist”, Vanity Fair reported on Sunday.
Ex-WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (R) & ex-WH Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. (L) – Photo: Gage Skidmore\Wikimedia
“I’m not going to breathe the same air as that terrorist,” Steve Bannon reportedly texted a friend on May 3, when the Palestinian Authority President was in town to meet his newly minted US counterpart. Continue Reading »
Trinity Broadcasting Network produced the 13-part original series in the Holy Land, featuring a multitude of guests, it sets the record straight on the Jewish State and explores “Why Israel Matters” & why it plays such an important role in the world.
A partnership of Christians groups have collaborated to create a series called “Why Israel Matters,” which intends to set the record straight on Israel and the Jewish state.
Christians in Defense of Israel (CIDI), Liberty Counsel and the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) produced the 13-part original series that demonstrates the crucial importance of the Jewish state to Christians, to the United States and to the world in general. Continue Reading »
After a year working and living in Israel as a journalist covering the conflict with the Palestinians, New England born & raised Hunter Stuart was forced to rethink his positions after seeing first-hand the truth about the conflict.
A View From The Frontlines, By Hunter Stuart
IN THE summer of 2015, just three days after I moved to Israel for a year-and-a-half stint freelance reporting in the region, I wrote down my feelings about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A friend of mine in New York had mentioned that it would be interesting to see if living in Israel would change the way I felt. Continue Reading »
WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump is preparing an executive order that would halt all US funding to UN agencies that recognize the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization as a full member.
The move, first reported in the New York Times, would create a committee tasked with reviewing US aid to the international bodies and programs. The order specifically calls for a review of aid to UN peacekeeping efforts. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, blasts the Obama administration’s attitude towards Israel, telling the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Kerry’s speech criticizing Israel was “quite troubling.”
By Elad Benari
Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, on Wednesday stressed the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship, and condemned the outgoing Obama administration’s decision not to veto UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which criticized Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
Speaking at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson said the resolution was “not helpful” and “undermines” the conditions for peace talks to continue, reported The Washington Post. Continue Reading »
In following America’s lead, Britain’s new definition of antisemitism looks like the UK is returning to its overtly pro-Israel policies of years long gone.
By Tsvi Sadan
The love-hate relationship between the UK and Israel is well known.
One could dwell on the many setbacks of British policy toward the Jewish state. The 1937 partition plan proposed by the Peel Commission, the infamous 1939 White Paper that restricted Jewish immigration to mandatory Palestine, and the present anti-Israel vitriolic from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
These are sufficient examples of British hate toward the Israel.
But Britain has another side, the one that has produced the 1917 Balfour Declaration that proved foundational to the rebirth of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
Born in Ramallah, Sandra Solomon moved to Canada, converted to Christianity, became a vocal critic of Islam and is a staunch defender of the Jewish State.
The niece of one of the founders of the ruling Palestinian Fatah party was disowned by her family after moving to Canada, converting to Christianity and inking “Israel” in Hebrew letters on her upper back, the Ma’an news agency reported.
Toronto resident Sandra Solomon, 38, was born a Muslim in Ramallah and is the niece of Saher Habash, one of the top Palestinian operatives during the Second Intifada and a key aide of late leader Yasser Arafat. Continue Reading »
Not for the 1st time, the Bahraini foreign minister posted a surprising comment devoid of unreserved criticism for the Jewish State in wake of Peres’s death: ‘Peres was a man of peace & war.’ – Iraqi Kurds erect mourning tent: ‘Peres assisted the Kurds.’
By Roi Kais
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa paid his respects to former President Shimon Peres who passed away overnight Tuesday after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
“Rest in peace President Shimon Peres, a man of war and a man of the still elusive peace in the Middle East,” Al Khalifa wrote on his Twitter account. Continue Reading »
Persevering after being attacked by fellow Arab for posting Israeli flag on Facebook, Khaled Abu Mokh says many more Arabs do love Israel.
By Israel Today Staff
Khaled Abu Mokh is an Israeli Arab Muslim who loves the Jewish state. He works at a hotel in Jerusalem, together with a number of other Israeli Arabs. Last week, one of those Arab co-workers violently attacked Abu Mokh over his pro-Israel stance.
Khaled Abu Mokh being treated for a head-wound in hospital. – Photo: JNi Media/Facebook
The confrontation began when a fellow Arab co-worker used his coffee break to surf Facebook, where he saw that Khaled’s profile picture included an Israeli flag.
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