Robert Jeffress Says Israel Has Biblical Land Claim; John Kerry, Barack Obama ‘on the Wrong Side of God’

BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER— Outspoken Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress has accused President Barack Obama and Sec. of State John Kerry of putting America on the “wrong side of God” after the United States failed to veto a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory East of Jerusalem. While speaking on…

Trump ‘aggressively’ pursuing Netanyahu to attend inauguration

By Times of Israel-— Deputy Minister Michael Oren on Thursday slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s address on the peace process as historically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous, and called for a total reset of US-Israel ties. Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, also said that the outgoing administration’s critical view of the Israeli…

‘We don’t need this America,’ deputy minister says after UN vote, Kerry speech

By RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— Deputy Minister Michael Oren on Thursday slammed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s address on the peace process as historically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous, and called for a total reset of US-Israel ties. Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, also said that the outgoing administration’s critical view of the…

Secretary Kerry’s suspension of disbelief

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger The term “suspension of disbelief” refers to well-intentioned subordination of documented-facts and common sense to one’s zeal and wishful-thinking: sacrificing long-term realism on the altar of oversimplification and short-term gratification and convenience. Secretary Kerry’s December 28, 2016 speech was replete with suspension of disbelief, totally inconsistent with Middle East reality,…

Orthodox Rabbis compare Obama to Nebuchadnezzar

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, BIN— The Traditional Orthodox Rabbis of America (TORA) condemned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) anti-settlement resolution as racist, comparing Obama, with a “perfect record of failure”, to evil kings like Nebuchadnezzar and Titus. TORA was formed to focus on the critical task of offering an authentic Torah viewpoint to the…

Trump Tightens Jewish Relations Ahead of January Inauguration

By Elizabeth Kratz/JNS.org President-elect Donald Trump, who frequently takes pride in his track record as a negotiator, this week named one of his campaign advisers on issues related to Israel as the incoming administration’s special representative for international negotiations. Real estate transactions lawyer Jason Dov Greenblatt, who alongside U.S. ambassador to Israel appointee David Friedman…