Tag Archives: Israeli settlements

US-Israeli Citizen Arrested in Ashkelon For JCC Phone Threats

US-Israeli Citizen Arrested in Ashkelon For JCC Phone Threats

Today’s Top Stories 1. A 19-year-old dual US-Israeli citizen was arrested in Ashkelon on suspicion of carrying out a wave bomb threats made to JCCs and other Jewish institutions around the world. The Jerusalem Post reports what’s known so far after an Israeli judge lifted a gag order on the case: There are still few

Uproar Over UN Report Accusing Israel of ‘Apartheid’

Today’s Top Stories 1. A new UN report smearing Israel is raising a stink. This one’s from the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and authored by Professor Richard Falk, a former UN human rights official (with his own history of Israel-bashing, anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories). US Ambassador Nikki Haley demands the report

Will Israel Apartheid Week Breach UK Definition of Anti-Semitism?

Today’s Top Stories 1. British university chiefs were put on notice that Israel Apartheid Week activities hosted on campus run afoul of a definition of anti-Semitism that was adopted by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in December. The Jewish News quoted Michael McCann, director of Israel-Britain Alliance: He added that, as of December, when Theresa

Trump Casts Doubt on Two-State Solution

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a joint press conference (see transcript or video) with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump cast doubt on the future of the two-state solution as a cornerstone of Mideast diplomacy. So I’m looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like.

Trump Eyes Cutting UN Funds Over PA Membership

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to the New York Times, the Trump administration is moving to cut US funding to various UN organizations. Palestinian membership is one of the red lines: Those criteria include organizations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization, or support programs that fund abortion or any

Shimon Peres ‘Drastically Deteriorating’

Today’s Top Stories 1. Shortly before this roundup was published, Israeli media reported that “the medical status of former President Shimon Peres has drastically deteriorated,” and that “the neurological damage to the former president is irreversible.” The 93-year-old Peres was hospitalized two weeks ago after suffering a major stroke. Developing . . . 2. Turkey’s Jews

Lebanese Banks Shut Down Hundreds of Hezbollah Accounts

Today’s Top Stories *** Breaking News *** As this roundup was published, early reports broke of what the IDF is saying was “likely an intentional terror attack.”suspected Palestinian car-ramming attack at the entrance to the Neve Daniel settlement, near Jerusalem. Three soldiers were lightly injured and the Palestinian driver was hospitalized. 1. Lebanese banks shut down hundreds

Congress Targets Hezbollah Finances

Today’s Top Stories 1. Congress approved a bill targeting Hezbollah financing by banning or sanctioning banks that do business with the terror group. The legislation also targets Hezbollah’s television channel Al-Manar by aiming to cut the broadcast of satellite operators that air the channel’s programming. More on other US efforts to defund Hezbollah at the

US to Agree on Construction in Settlement Blocs?

Today’s Top Stories 1. As John Kerry met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in a bid to calm two months of terror, Haaretz reported that Jerusalem was prepared to make gestures to Palestinians if US accepts construction in existing settlement blocs: Apparently Netanyahu wants the Obama administration to recognize the understandings between former U.S. president George

How Foreign Islamists Support Temple Mount Conflict

Today’s Top Stories 1. Sparks are going to fly. The Prime Minister’s Office gave a green light to 1,000 new housing units in Har Homa and Ramat Shlomo Netanyahu will also push new infrastructure projects in the West Bank, including roads that will also serve the Palestinian population, a PMO source said. 2. How Islamists

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