Sen. Graham vows he’d bid to halt funding for UN over Palestine state resolution

By: RAPHAEL AHREN, Times of Israel— A senior United States lawmaker and presidential hopeful on Wednesday threatened a “violent pushback” against any country that would support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for Palestinian statehood. He also warned that a possible UN report likening alleged crimes against children by Israel and Boko Haram was an…

Christie Speaks Strongly In Aim for Jewish Support

By: DONNY WEBER. JPOST— While speaking at an event this Monday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized US President Barack Obama’s relationship with Israel indicating the current administration’s approach towards the Jewish State has been shameful. Christie hinted his support–should he ultimately gain the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination and win the…

How to Defend Israel? Talk About Rights. Not Just Security

By: Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary Magazine— Israel diplomats were reportedly shocked this week when their country’s new deputy foreign minister asked them to speak up about Israel’s rights in the conflict with the Palestinians rather than just its security needs. As the Times of Israel reports, Tzipi Hotovely raised more than a few eyebrows when she…

Shavuot. Pentecost. Harvest. First Fruits. Revelation at Sinai. Holy Spirit. Torah.

By: Marcie Lenk, Times of Israel— Jews and Christians will be celebrating Shavuot and Pentecost on the same day this weekend, in a rare year that the two calendars correspond. Technically, Pentecost is the English name for Shavuot (Hebrew for “weeks”), indicating the fiftieth day after Passover. So, are Jews and Christians celebrating the same…

Christian Zionist in Israel filming anti-BDS movie

By: JTA, JPOST— Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the head Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a Christian-Zionist group, was in Israel this week filming segments for a film about the BDS movement in an attempt to show what she believes is “farce of BDS.” The satirical film, which will require several trips to Israel and which she says…

Campuses are flooded with Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

By:  NATAN SHARANSKY, JPOST— A great deal has been written recently, and rightly so, about the rise of anti-Israel sentiment on American college campuses. Twelve years ago, when I first proposed that one could use the “three Ds” – double standards, delegitimization and demonization – to distinguish legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism, most of…