Monday, March 30, 2020


Israel’s US Envoy Says There Is Evidence That Obama Drove UN Vote

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Anger in Israel over the United Nations Security Council’s anti-settlement resolution grew stronger after Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer claimed Monday that the Obama administration pushed through the resolution’s passage at a capacity beyond abstaining from the vote.

‘I Won’t Let Us Be Spit on,’ Netanyahu Vows in Wake of UN Resolution

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Following Friday’s United Nations Security Council vote against Israeli settlements, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu toughened the Israeli response against countries that supported Resolution 2334. In closed-door meetings Sunday, Netanyahu said, “Israel is strong, and I won’t let

Obama Admin Refuses to Veto UN Measure Against Israeli Settlements

With the U.S. abstaining from Friday’s vote, rather than exercising its veto power, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction beyond the 1967 lines.

The resolution was put forward Friday by four non-permanent Security Council

10 Israel News Storylines That Defined 2016

President Barack Obama sprang his much-anticipated “December surprise” on Israel at the United Nations, capping off 2016 with a bang as it relates to the Gregorian calendar year’s major events surrounding the Jewish state.

The following are 10 Israel news storylines that defined this past

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem: ‘World War III’ or a Simple Reality Check?

The incoming Donald Trump administration’s stated intention to move America’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with Palestinian opposition so vehement that one commentator describes the reaction as “making it look as if World War III will erupt.” But experts explain that such Palestinian threats are common, and that the proposed

Netanyahu Praises Trump’s Pledge to Open US Embassy in Jerusalem

During his state visit to Azerbaijan to sign a series of security and economic agreements, Netanyahu welcomed U.S. President-elect Trump’s apparent intention to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem: “I will respond to this in one word: Great.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented

ZOA, Former UN Envoy Bolton Urge Obama to Veto Anti-Israel Measures at World Body

( The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton urged President Barack Obama to veto any anti-Israel U.N. resolutions that emerge during Obama’s final days in office.

ZOA President Morton Klein and Bolton, who is expected to be

Rivlin Welcomes New Turkish Ambassador: ‘A Real Moment in History’

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The installation of Mekin Mustafa Kemal Ökem as Turkey’s ambassador to Israel Monday is another step of the reconciliation process between Israel and Turkey that began last summer when Prime Minister Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  agreed to mend ties after a six-year

Eight J’lem Teens Indicted, Charged With Planning Terror Attacks

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Eight teenagers from the Arab-majority Jerusalem neighborhoods of Tzur Baher and Issawiya were indicted Monday in the Jerusalem Juvenile Court on charges of planning to carry out crimes, rioting, attacking a police officer and other crimes. The suspects were not named because they are minors.

Sharansky: Shas Proposal ‘Makes Mockery’ of Peace Attempts at Western Wall

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky slammed a proposal by the Shas Party earlier this week to enshrine Orthodox practice in Israel’s legal code and to penalize non-Orthodox practices at the holy site with prison sentences and heavy fines.

In June, the government voted

Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem; Two Wounded

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Three people were wounded in the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday when a Palestinian man attacked police officers near Lions’ Gate. Police spokesmen said that two policemen were injured lightly, one of whom was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver. One was treated at the scene, while the second was

Nevada and Israel Sign Landmark Cooperation Deal on Water Innovation

( Nevada and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding on water-use innovation, marking what is reportedly a first-of-its-kind collaboration agreement between a U.S. state and a Middle East country.

The deal—reached between Nevada’s WaterStart public-private joint venture

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