Israel looks forward to working with Trump team, Dermer says– ‘including Steve Bannon’

By Michael Wilner, JPost— Israel’s ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said his government has “no doubt” that President-elect Donald Trump is a “true friend to Israel,” visiting his team at Trump Tower in New York on Thursday afternoon. “Israel has no doubt that President-elect Trump is a true friend of Israel. We have…

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,…

Hillary’s loss accelerates the Democrats turn against Israel

By Seth Mandel, NY Post— Israel’s supporters were hoping Hillary Clinton could forestall the Democratic Party’s seemingly inevitable turn against the Jewish state. Clinton’s loss last week means we’re officially après Hillary — and must prepare for the flood. This could be the last US presidential election that Israelis don’t have to watch with existential…

‘Unprecedented’ Spate of Antisemitic Vandalism Across US Colleges in Wake of Presidential Election Leaves Jewish Students Feeling Vulnerable, Campus Groups Say

By Lea Speyer, Algemeiner— Jewish students are feeling particularly vulnerable in the aftermath of the US presidential election, the result of which has sparked an unprecedented number of antisemitic incidents at universities across the country, campus groups told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Referring to the more than a dozen acts of vandalism, mainly involving the…