Israel’s parliament has elected Reuven Rivlin, an ardent Jewish nationalist with a reputation as a staunch democrat, as the country’s next president, replacing Shimon Peres, the internationally respected statesman who in recent years provided a dovish foil to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Rivlin, a former speaker of parliament from the ruling Likud party, gained 63 […]
Palestinians want to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court more than they want to fight them in the streets in an armed third intifada, according to a poll conducted by Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research. Palestinians continue to support a two-state solution and do not believe that the […]
“Severe consequences” await a unified Fatah-Hamas government, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Robert Menendez warned on Monday, referring to the new Palestinian Authority as a “two-headed dragon” in violation of US aid requirements. “Palestinians must choose between peace with Israel as a Jewish state and a marriage with Hamas, a terrorist… Read More: US Senator […]
The gloves are off. The White House has now unequivocally designated Israel as the scapegoat and is meting out punishment for the disastrous outcome of the peace negotiations it initiated. The process began in March when President Barack Obama publicly lambasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in a brutal and offensive manner the day before their […]
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a small gathering of pro-Israel American leaders Tuesday that an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities “could happen in a matter of months.” “In my view, [Iranian Supreme Leader Ali] Khamenei believes there is no credible deterrence from the United States, there’s not realistic risk of significant consequence for moving forward with […]
Under international law, war and genocide are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, war is sometimes recognized – both historically and jurisprudentially – as an essential means of carrying out genocide. For Israel, in particular, still facing determined Iranian nuclearization, any such recognition obviously warrants very special attention. “In a dark time,” says the American poet […]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” Barack Obama, and his hostile attitude to the US president constitutes a danger to Israel’s well-being, the head of the Israeli opposition charged on Friday night, in a highly unusual acknowledgement of the long-rumored strained personal ties between the two leaders… Read More: Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, Israel’s opposition leader charges | The […]
Washington’s support for a new Palestinian government backed by Israel’s Islamist foe Hamas, has left the Jewish state feeling betrayed, triggering a new crisis with its closest ally.
My position on Hamas is indistinguishable from the position of Hillary Clinton or John McCain. I said they are a terrorist organization and I’ve repeatedly condemned them.
Leading Republican Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came out swinging at Sunday’s Israel Day Concert, voicing his support for the “unbreakable alliance” between the US and Israel, and blasting the Obama administration for its handling of Iran’s nuclear program.