Category Archives: Israel & Middle East

Palestinian leaders are calling on the international community to sanction Israel after an Israeli Military operation in Jenin resulted in Palestinian deaths

JERUSALEM POST Palestinian Authority ends security coordination with Israel over Jenin raid Khaled Abu Toameh January 26, 2023 The Palestinian Authority announced on Thursday evening that it has decided to halt security coordination with Israel. The announcement was made after … Continue reading

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Ac­tivists and the po­lit­i­cal op­po­si­tion say the rul­ing coali­tion’s pro­pos­als, which aim at curb­ing the power of Is­rael’s ju­di­ciary, could un­der­mine the coun­try’s ex­ist­ing sys­tem of checks and bal­ances

WALL STREET JOURNAL Israel’s Supreme Court Strikes Down Appointment of Key Netanyahu Ally Dov Lieber January 18, 2023 Is­rael’s Supreme Court struck down the ap­point­ment of a min­is­ter who is a crit­i­cal ally of Prime Min­is­ter Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu, deal­ing an … Continue reading

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Israel’s Supreme Court president has transformed the court into a super-legislator, empowered to dictate the terms of laws to the people’s elected representatives, based on the values of the justices

JNS Esther Hayut’s war against democracy Caroline Glick January 22, 2023 Friday morning brought the first piece of good news from Israel’s Supreme Court in years. Yediot Ahronot’s top headline declared that Supreme Court President Esther Hayut intends to resign … Continue reading

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Israel’s Attorney General “has the exclusive right to decide if the prime minister has violated the conflict of interest arrangement and must therefore be declared unfit to serve”

JPOST AG pondering declaring Netanyahu unfit as PM due to conflicts of interest January 20, 2023 Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara and the State Attorney’s Office are considering declaring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unfit to serve due to a conflict of interest … Continue reading

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Upper West Side Rabbi Kalmanofsky therefore decreed that the standard prayer for the State of Israel, a staple of synagogue Shabbat services, no longer be recited

COMMENTARY Jewish Hysterics and Israel’s New Government Elliott Abrams February 2023 What explains the hysterical reaction, not least among some American Jews, to the victory of Israel’s new coalition government in the elections held there in November 2022? To ask … Continue reading

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Motorola among other companies targeted by ESG movement for supporting Israel

NEW YORK POST Woke ‘ESG’ investors guilty of anti-Semitism as they target Israel Richard Goldberg January 24, 2023 Israel boycotters have a new home for waging economic war against the world’s only Jewish state: environmental, social and governance ratings. Federal and … Continue reading

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Gerald Steinberg: “In 30 years as head of Human Rights Watch, Ken Roth has consistently singled out Israel uniquely for demonization and delegitimization, using numerous false and distorted claims”

JNS Harvard reverses course: Ken Roth to receive fellowship January 19, 2023 The Harvard Kennedy School reversed itself on Thursday and decided to offer a fellowship to Kenneth Roth. Roth was reportedly offered the position by Carr Center for Public … Continue reading

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US Iran policy will focus on “unilateral and multilateral measures to hold Iran to account over cooperation with Moscow and crackdown on protesters”

TIMES OF ISRAEL Blinken says Iran deal no longer a priority, warns Tehran of ‘consequences’ Staff January 18, 2023 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken doubled down Tuesday on the assertion that the United States no longer considers reaching an … Continue reading

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Legal expert Professor Eugene Kontorovich: “It’s time to reverse the power grab through which judges seized sweeping authority in the 1990’s”

BREITBART Kontorovich: Time to Reverse ‘Power Grab’ by Israeli Judiciary Deborah Brand January 16, 2023 Kontorovich, who is director of International Law at the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Policy Forum, which has advocated judicial reform in Israel for a decade, pointed to … Continue reading

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“The stockpile of weapons is held in Israel for US use across the Middle East, and Israel itself has withdrawn ammunition from it in the past”

JERUSALEM POST US will reimburse Israel for weapons transferred to Ukraine Yonah Jeremy Rob, Tovah Lazaroff January 18, 2023 The Biden administration will replenish any US weapons it recently transferred to Ukraine from an American stockpile long located in Israel, … Continue reading

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