Truth Not a Requirement at Methodist Church’s Upcoming Anti-Israel Conference

By: Dexter Van Zile, Breaking Israel News— During the weekend between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a Methodist church in Lexington, Mass., will host a gathering of well-known anti-Israel commentators including Ilan Pappé, Noam Chomsky, and Stephen Walt. The event is organized by an Arlington, Mass.-based group called the Society for Biblical Studies. The organization…

Iran’s Supreme Leader Threatens Israel, Mocks US as Nuclear Deadline Looms

By: Lea Speyer, Breaking Israel News— Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took Israel to war Wednesday on Twitter. Unleashing a tirade against the Jewish state, Khamenei vowed that Israel would cease to exist in 25 years. “After negotiations, in Zionist regime they said they had no more concern about Iran for next 25 years;…

Iran official: We’ll bolster our military until Israel is overthrown

By: Times of Israel Staff, Times of Israel — Escalating Iran’s rhetoric against Israel, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps vowed Wednesday that the regime would boost its military capabilities relentlessly until Israel was destroyed. “The Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine,” the IRGC’s…

Top Khamenei adviser: Iran will never recognize Israel

By: Eli Leon, Daniel Siryoti, Yoni Hersch, Israel Hayom— Iran will never recognize Israel, a top aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated on Sunday. “Iran will not recognize Israel,” Ali Akbar Velayati said. “We still emphasize that Israel is a usurper and occupying regime.” Last week, another top Iranian official said Iran’s anti-Israel policies remain in…

Anti-Israel Activists to Try Divestment Again at Episcopal General Convention

By: JEFFERY WALTON, Juicy Ecumenism— Encouraged by a recent victory in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), anti-Israel activists are seeking to build support for a divestment campaign in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. Deputies to the 78th Episcopal General Convention meeting June 25-July 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah will consider three separate resolutions on Israel and…

‘Explosion’ of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel crimes in Germany

By: JTA, Times of Israel— BERLIN — An exponential rise in anti-Israel crimes in Germany committed by foreigners and immigrants in 2014 points to an urgent need for action, a German politician says. The government should support Arab and Muslim groups engaged in education against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, Green Party parliamentarian Volker Beck said in…