As president, Trump will have legal authority to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and he just might

By Julian Ku, Jerusalem Journal— As the world continues to digest the stunning US Presidential election results, I continue to focus on ways in which a President Trump could use his substantial powers over foreign affairs in unique and unprecedented ways. Among the things he might do, a somewhat less noticed possibility fulfillment of his…

President Trump Could (and Might Actually) Unilaterally Recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

by Julian Ku, Opinio Juris— As we all continue to digest the stunning election results from last week, I continue to focus on ways in which a President Trump could use his substantial powers over foreign affairs in unique and unprecedented ways. Withdrawing from trade agreements could be a major theme of his administration. Somewhat…

Republican senators urge Obama to cut UNESCO ties over Jerusalem Resolution

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— A group of Republican senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Wednesday urging him to suspend the US’s diplomatic ties with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in light of its recent adoption of resolutions denying Judaism’s connection to Jerusalem. “Because UNESCO continues to…

For the first time every Jews allowed to pray on the Temple Mount

By Abra Forman, Breaking Israel News— In a not-so-subtle response to the recent UNESCO resolutions denying all connection between Jerusalem and the Jewish people, record-breaking numbers of Jews ascended to the Temple Mount over the three-week holiday period encompassing Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot – and in an incredible reversal of the usual status…

Islam States Israel and Jerusalem Belong to Jewish People

By Zionist Organization of America— In the wake of the disgraceful, flat-earth resolution passed by the the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and other major Jewish historical/religious sites as primarily or exclusively Muslim, the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has pointed to an extraordinary little-known fact that…

US Christians Slam UNESCO Resolution, Say Denial of Jerusalem’s Jewish History Equals Rejection of City’s Christian Past as Well

By Barney Breen Portnoy, Algemeiner— A number of prominent leaders in the US Christian community expressed dismay on Friday over UNESCO’s approval yesterday of a resolution that distorts Jerusalem’s religious history. Telling The Algemeiner that Christians were “gravely concerned” by the resolution, David Brog — the director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) — said,…