Category: Israel

Israel, Terror

Watchdog Demands State Department Disclose Names behind $1m Grant to Enemies of Israel

Department of State sign with logo

The State Department is being asked to disclose the names of those responsible for approving $1m in grant money along with the names of those who applied for it. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request comes from the America First Legal Foundation (AFLF), a watchdog group that investigates government wrongdoing. Biden’s administration is now …

antisemitism, BDS, Israel

Sierra Club Caves in to BDS Pressure in Act of “Pure Cowardice”

sierra club logo circled

The Sierra Club, national environmental nonprofit, has canceled scheduled trips to Israel after pressure from progressives and anti-Zionist groups. BDS activists threatened the organization, stating that it was “greenwashing the conflict” and “providing legitimacy to the Israeli state, which is engaged in apartheid against the Palestinian people,” this according to an email from a volunteer …

Israel, Russia

PA Arabs Hesitant to Support Ukraine

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian Authority is reluctant to go along with the opinion of most of the world, in regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that Putin is a homicidal maniac. The most likely explanation is that Abbas doesn’t want to lose Putin’s support. Note, for example, the President Putin Palestinian Organization for Culture and Economy, …

American Jewry, Israel

This Year in Jerusalem: Israel Now Open to Even Unvaccinated Tourists

3 jubilant female tourists at Jaffa Gate Jerusalem

Were you hoping to be in Jerusalem for Passover this year? If so, you’re in luck. The Omicron wave is winding down in Israel, and it’s been decided that tourists are welcome to enter the country beginning March 1, no matter their vaccination status. You still have to have a negative PCR test before you …

Celebrity MOTs, Israel, Jewish pride

Gal Gadot Overtakes Gigi Hadid in Number of Followers

wonder woman sculpture in Bangkok 2017

Gal Gadot has done Israel proud with her rocket-like climb to the top of Hollywood stardom. It’s not just that she’s a great actress, but that she is a warm and likeably human being. She makes Israel—and the Jews in general—look good. That’s important at a time of rising antisemitism and the overwhelming demonization of …

Israel

“Carmel” Winter Storm Brings Heavy Winds, Rain, and Ice to Israel

Israeli flag waves in wind and rain

A winter storm dubbed “Carmel,” hit Israel this week, bringing lots of rain, heavy winds, and some ice pellets to Israel this week. It’s not exactly what we pray for when we ask for rain. What we want is “gishmei bracha” when it rains at night, without causing damage or inconvenience. But Hashem is King, …

Israel

Reopening the Jerusalem US Consulate Would Be Illegal

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Once Trump established a US embassy in Jerusalem, there was no longer any need for a separate US consulate. The embassy is able to provide for all consular services in the Jewish State. As a result, the Jerusalem Consulate, based in an Arab neighborhood in the eastern part of Jerusalem, closed its doors. Now, President …

Israel

Samaria Car Accident Kills Two Children, Parents in Serious Condition

Meoded family, with their two little girls, killed in a car accident

Just before Shabbos, a car carrying a couple and their two children collided with a second car. The two children were killed, and the parents were grievously injured. The young family was on its way to spend Shabbos with family, when an Arab driver crossed a double white line. As a result, the Jewish family …

Israel

Crickets: Where is the Media on the JINSA Gaza Task Force Report?

Gazan barrage on civilian Israel

JINSA, the Jewish Institute for National Security in America, recently released the results of their Gaza Task Force. The Gaza Task Force was created to investigate this past May’s attacks on Israel from Gaza, and Israel’s response. Jinsa’s task force has an impressive list of members, as cited by Elder of Ziyon: LTG Robert Ashley, …

Israel, Terror

US Denies Israeli Heads-Up on Designating PFLP-Linked NGOs

pro PFLP demonstrators in Milan April 2021

Ned Price, at the US State Department, is insisting that Israel did not send advance warning before designating six NGOs as terrorist affiliates for their links to the PFLP. Meantime, the Israeli Foreign Ministry insists it did indeed warn the US State Department in advance of the designations. The six NGOs are Addameer, Al Haq, …