Vatican to Recognize Palestinian State in New Treaty

By: JODI RUDORIN and DIAA HADIN, NY Times— JERUSALEM — The Vatican announced Wednesday that it would soon sign a treaty that includes recognition of the “state of Palestine,” lending significant symbolic weight to an intensifying Palestinian push for international support for sovereignty that bypasses the paralyzed negotiations with Israel. Palestinian leaders celebrated the Holy…

Quote of the week

“We were granted the right to exist by the God of our fathers at the glimmer of the dawn of human civilization nearly 4,000 years ago. For that right, which has been sanctified in Jewish blood from generation to generation, we have paid a price unexampled in the annals of the nations.”—Menacham Begin

Debunking the claim that “Palestinians” are the indigenous people of Israel

By: DANIEL GRYNGLAS, JPOST— The wars between Israel and its Arab neighbors were fought for many years on the battlefield between armies. In recent decades the arena of conflict has shifted from hand-to-hand combat to a war of narratives. Everybody agrees that the current affluence of Israel, its modern infrastructure and economy were developed by…

Draft International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Anti-Semitism

By: AMB. ALAN BAKER, JCPA— Introduction and Initial Action Plan Clearly, and sadly, the issue of anti-Semitism has always been and remains a major recurring aspect in the international arena and narrative. While the phenomenon is universally researched, addressed, and condemned by international and regional organizations, various NGOs, Jewish community bodies throughout the world, and…