UN General Assembly supports resolution ignoring Jewish ties to Temple Mount

By Danielle Ziri and Tovah Lazaraoff, JPost— The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to support a resolution that used solely Muslim language to describe the Temple Mount. Out of the United Nation’s 193 member states, 147 voted in favor, seven voted against and eight abstained. The Jerusalem resolution was one of six resolutions condemning Israel…

Israeli official: Russia has long-term ambitions in the Middle East

By Reuters— Israel should be concerned about the deepening disconnect between Russia’s aims in the Middle East and its own goals, according to a senior Israeli official who held high-level meetings in Moscow last week. Avi Dichter, chairman of Israel’s foreign affairs and defense committee and the former head of the Shin Bet intelligence agency,…

Lebanon’s Hatred of Israel: A Symptom of Dysfunction

By Fred Maroun, Gatestone— Lebanon has many problems, including sectarian divisions, Iranian influence, spillover from the Syrian civil war, the weakness of its army, the ineffectiveness of its politicians, and the very existence of Hizballah, but Israel’s existence next door is not one of them. The animosity of Lebanon towards Israel continues today only because…

How Syria is Changing Israel’s Position in the Middle East

BY Moran Stern, Atlantic Council— Despite decades of contentious relations between Israel and Syria, including three wars, Syria giving refuge to the National Liberation Movement (Fatah) combatants in the 1960s, and continued failed peace negotiations, the 57-mile border with Syria has remained Israel’s most stable for more than four decades, even after the outbreak of…