First Palestinian Congresswoman Sworn in on Koran, Curses Trump, Erases Israel

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowtiz, BIN— A newly sworn-in congresswoman has already made waves, using foul language to threaten to impeach the president and reversing her campaign platform to the dismay of her Jewish supporters. This should come as no surprise since Rashida Tlaib is the country’s first Palestinian to sit in the House of Representatives.…

Trump’s Latest Moves Make Officials Jumpy In Jerusalem

By Ilan Berman, The Hill— For Israel, a few weeks can make a world of difference. As recently as this past Fall, officials in Jerusalem were waxing optimistic over the new, more favorable regional environment confronting the Jewish state, and about America’s reinvigorated approach to the Mideast under President Trump. But now, the Administration’s unexpected…

Hosting top Trump aide, PM asks US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

By RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Hosting a senior aide to US President Donald Trump in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “The Golan Heights is tremendously important for our security,” Netanyahu told US National Security Adviser John Bolton, during a joint…