Landmark anti-BDS law passes final Senate legislative hurdle

By REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL, TIMES OF ISRAEL— After weeks of legislative drama, a trade bill containing provisions opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel cleared its final legislative hurdle Wednesday afternoon. The anti-BDS language, passed as part of the controversial Trade Promotion Authority legislation, is expected to be signed into law by…

Former Ambassador: UN Report on Gaza ‘Completely Predictable’

By Arlene Kushner, ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— John Bolton, former United States Ambassador to the UN, told Arutz Sheva that the UN report which accused Israel of committing “war crimes” during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza was “completely predictable”. “The UN Human Rights Council is no different from its predecessor, the Human Rights Commission,” he said…

Europe’s Jews decry ‘beast’ of anti-Semitism overtaking continent

By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN, TIMES OF ISRAEL— European Jewry is all in the same boat, and that boat is slowly but surely sinking. That, at least, was the impression from a roundtable conversation Tuesday at the Jerusalem Press Club with leaders from 25 of the continent’s Jewish communities. During the hour and a half lunch in…