Defense minister: Palestinian state unlikely ‘in my lifetime’

By MITCH GINSBURG, Times of Israel— Israel’s defense minister on Tuesday mirrored contentious remarks made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the run-up to national elections in March, cautioning against the notion of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and stating that he did not foresee such a development in his lifetime. Moshe Ya’alon,…

Op-Ed: Christianity Gone Beserk

By: STEVE APFEL, Israel National News— Christian people are not like Muslims. They have no tradition of putting themselves out for co-religionists. Under attack they’ll remember to pray for them, perhaps; but picket embassies, occupy piazzas, marshal the media into battle, take the UN by storm – never. Christendom right now is in dire straits.…

Anti-Semitism is the Motivation for the BDS Campaign Whose Goal is to Delegitimize Israel

By: Amb. Freddy Eytan, JCPA— Israel is rightly alarmed at the escalating scale of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign. BDS constitutes a concrete threat to the future of Israel’s economic, academic, cultural, sports and political standing. BDS is not only a well-organized and structured global operation that aims to push for Israel to withdraw…

Americans On Iran: Continue Present Negotiations But Okay For Israel To Bomb Facilities

By: JOHN ZOGBY, Forbes— Public opinion on the Iran nuclear deal provides mixed signals for the President and Congress, according to a new Zogby Analytics poll. On the deal itself, the poll asked 909 likely voters nationwide which of the statements represented their views more: Continue present negotiations between the major powers and Iran that…

‘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…

US Supreme Court: No ‘Israel’ allowed on passports of Americans born in Jerusalem

By: YONAH JEREMY BOB, JPOST— In a major blow to a 13-year-old effort to bolster Jerusalem’s status under American law as an undisputed part of Israel, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a Congressional law which authorized placing “Israel” on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans. The 6-3 split ruling was also a…