How Pro-Israel is Obama? Assessing the Post-Veto Fallout

BY JONATHAN S. TOBIN— For the past two years the hottest debate in the pro-Israel community has been over how to assess the Obama administration. Despite the tense relationship with the Israeli government, the fights picked over building in Jerusalem and the pressure for a settlement freeze, there has been a considerable body of opinion that…

‘Palestine papers’ bring more embarrassment to Arab leaders

by Sheera Frenkel, Jewish World Review Reaction to a trove of secret documents from Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations was fast and furious Monday, as Palestinians sought to defend or attack their leaders amid allegations that they had offered serious concessions on key issues. In Ramallah, the capital of the Palestinian Authority, a crowd rampaged against the…

PA FM condemns Israel's 'Judaization' of Jerusalem

by JPost Staff  Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki condemned the “land rush” and “Judaization” of Jerusalem, in an interview with Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat on Thursday. After Wednesday’s Arab League economic summit, Malki commented to Asharq that Israel has turned the Shepherd Hotel into an outpost. “The occupation’s land rush in Sheikh Jarrah in…

Netanyahu defends construction in Jerusalem

by Attila Somfalvi, YNetnews.com The Prime Minister’s Office on Monday issued a statement following Sunday’s demolition of the Shepherd Hotel in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, denying any connection to the event in a bid to curb global criticism. “Yesterday’s activities at the Shepherd Hotel were conducted by private people in accordance with…